Beautiful posters were on the program this Sunday at 3 p.m. on behalf of the 13th round of the exercise. The highlight was the astounding success obtained by AS Saint-Etienne against Clermont (3-2). His very first of the season. Stade Brestois was the only one to fill up on away points by winning on the side of Lorient (2-1). Nantes and Monaco, they could not do better than a draw.
ASSE has come a long way
By welcoming the promoted Clermont at home, Saint-Etienne had no other choice but to impose himself to get out of the crisis and avoid a dismissal of his coach. The mission has been accomplished, but at what cost? In an empty Cauldron, the Greens managed to win but after being led by two goals, and also scoring twice in stoppage time. With the energy of despair and appealing to their virtues of resilience, which they have displayed during the last outings, Puel’s men have managed to glean this victory behind which they have been running since the start of the exercise. After goals from Bayo and Berthomier, Nordin, Krasso and Sow materialized the Foréziens revolt. With the three bridges gleaned, they also abandon the red lantern of the classification at FC Metz. What finally to launch their season?
In the other matches, AS Monaco traveled to Reims with the objective of regaining victory and erasing their misstep against Brest. Failed bet (0-0). In Champagne, the Monegasques still lacked inspiration, framing only two attempts in 90 minutes. Niko Kovac’s team is clearly losing ground and at this rate it will quickly give up its hopes of finishing on the podium.
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Nantes may have regrets
Opposed to Strasbourg at home, Nantes also failed to win (2-2). The Canaries however led twice to the mark and they finished in numerical superiority after the expulsion of Ludovic Ajorque. But, Adrien Thomasson managed to save the day in Racing by responding to Kolo Muani’s goal, just like Diallo did with Koulibaly’s. With this result torn from the guts, the Alsatians confirm their recent return to form.
Michel Der Zakarian’s Stade Brestois also continued with a new success (2-1). The Finistériens had waited twelve days before pocketing their first victory and now they record two in a row. Romain Faivre and his teammates dominated the Lorient neighbor at home (2-1). Their task has, however, been greatly facilitated by the early expulsion of Hergault (28th). At that time, the Merlus were leading 1-0.