Reims and Metz are doing the right thing, Troyes and Angers neutralize each other

LIGUE 1 2021-2022 – After the victories of Nice, Lille and Paris SG this Saturday evening, the 8th day of Ligue 1 continued with 6 games on the program. After the draw between Bordeaux and Rennes, Reims won against Nantes 3-1, while Troyes and Angers drew (1-1). Metz won on the Stade Brestois lawn with a score of 1-2.

Brest 1-2 Metz

Brest and Metz faced each other this afternoon in the hope of finally securing a victory this season. Before the meeting, the two teams were stuck in the bottom classification (18th and 20th). Evolving at home, Brest had more pressure than his opponent. Les Messins won 2-1 thanks to goals not scored Nicolas de Préville (27th) following a nice pass from Lamine Gueye and Fabien Centonze (74th) in his characteristic style that we know him. In the meantime, Romain Faivre, the attacking midfielder had given the two teams equal on penalty. A victory that will do good for the men of Frederic Antonetti who gain confidence while on the side of Brest, it is the gray mine after this lost match. More enterprising, the Brestois once again let victory slip away, and we have the feeling, seen from the outside, that the coach’s message and instructions The Zakarian find it difficult to be assimilated.

Reims 3-1 Nantes

In front of a team from FC Nantes in full confidence following his two victories in Angers (1-4) and against Brest this week (3-1), the Rémois aimed to please their supporters by opening their home victory counter this season, and break a streak that has been going on for a while. Contract fulfilled since the players ofOscar Garcia won with a score of 3 to 1. The first period was closed, with two well organized teams. In the second period, the Rémois opened the scoring with a goal of Thomas foket on corner (51st). 10 minutes later, it’s the very fit Moses Simon who equalized at 1-1 following a beautiful strike from 16 meters. At the end of the match, a double of Hugo Ekitike (72nd and 78th) allowed the Reims stadium to kill the game. Stop the side of FC Nantes who perhaps did not have the physical and mental freshness on this match to hope to win. On the Reims side, the Champagne club put an end to a series of 12 games without victories at home, which had lasted since January 24 and a match against Brest.

Troyes 1-1 Angers

Rather to their advantage on the defensive aspect against Marseille this week, the Angevins wanted to show more offensive. For the FC Troyes, the week was difficult and the match in Lyon left its mark. Karim Azamum ruptured the cruciate ligament of the left knee while Philippe Sandler slammed his right thigh. Suddenly, the coach Laurent Battles had to tinker around in defense since he still can’t count on Adil Rami, not physically ready, nor on Erik-Palmer Brown. In the midfield, the Estac also lacks ammunition, since the Trojan coach had to call on a youngster from the training center, Derek Mazou-Sacko, 16 years old, to fill the wounds of Tardieu, Diagome Where Metinho. Gerald Baticle must be satisfied with the result since Angers brings back the point of the draw of Troyes 1-1.

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Much more enterprising in the game (65% possession, 17 strikes, 9 corners to 2), the Angevins lacked realism at times to kill the game. They were countered in the first period following a bright solo action from Mama Baldé (22nd). Angers recovered in the second half after a penalty converted from Thomas Mangani, following a foul by the Trojan defender Giraudon. At the end of the match, the supporters of the Aube club believed that their team would come away with the victory when Oualid El Hajjam jumped higher than everyone on a corner, to make an unstoppable header for the Angevin goalkeeper. Bernardoni, but VAR stepped in to signify an offside on the action.

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