Stade Brestois, in a demonstration at home against Lorient (3-0) on Monday at the end of the 33rd day, has moved up to 6th place in a Ligue 2 ranking with the Merlus still in 4th place but now seven lengths third, Ajaccio. In this Breton derby, Brest was superior in all areas. The meeting had started rather badly for the Brestois: their central defender and captain Gaëtan Belaud, injured in the 5th minute by Yoane Wissa, warned about this action, left his teammates. This blow of the spell did not however affect the game of Brest, who got a first chance in the 15th minute when Habib Diallo’s shot of fifteen meters crashed on the crossbar of the goal kept by Danijel Petkovic .
A shot squared for Lorient
But the laundry in Brest ended up paying. Mathias Autret recovered the ball on a counter favorable with Lindsay Pink , passed it to Gaëtan Charbonnier. Up close, the Brest striker was deceiving Petkovic, for his first goal in more than three months: 1-0 (25th). The same Charbonnier almost doubled the lead from the restart, while Lorient was ten since the 39th minute and the exclusion of Wissa for a second yellow card. But his low shot of about fifteen meters hit the post. It does not matter, a few seconds later, Jason Bethomier, resuming at the edge of the surface a ball randomly relaunched in the axis by the defender Lorient Fabien Lemoine , allowed Brest to take off: 2-0 (48th). Edouard Butin , a small balloon stung on a new ball lost by Lorient desperate after a new exclusion, that of Jimmy Cabot for a charge on Jean- Charles Castelletto in the 79th minute, carried the thrust: 3-0 (87th). Lorient did not show anything in this match: a single shot squared, in the 12th minute. This day saw another stadium, that of Reims , get even closer to the elite after his victory (3-0) on the Paris FC in Charléty. At five days of the term, the club champenois, which has one more game to play (against Le Havre ), could celebrate his return to the elite on Friday by receiving the AC Ajaccio .