Garnets in selection
➤ 🇩🇿 Alexandre Oukidja (Algeria). The Messin goalkeeper has been called up for the Fennecs friendly matches against Guinea this Friday September 23 (9 p.m.) and Nigeria on Tuesday September 27 (9 p.m.). The matches will be played in Oran.
➤ 🇬🇪 Georges Mikautadze (Georgia). With his selection, the FC Metz striker will play two Nations League matches: this Friday, September 23 (6 p.m.) against Macedonia in Tbilisi and Monday, September 26 (8:45 p.m.) in Gilbraltar.
➤ 🇲🇱 Kiki Kouyaté – The Best of Kiki Kouyaté. Absent in Bastia and still suspended for the next two meetings of FC Metz (against Pau and Bordeaux), the Malian central defender has joined his selection with he will play a double friendly confrontation against Bamako against Zambia this Friday, September 23 (9 p.m. ) in Bamako and Monday, September 26 (9 p.m.). He will be accompanied by two ex-Grenats: Mamadou Fofana (Amiens) and Adama Traoré (Ferancvaros).
➤ 🇸🇳 Ousmane Ba (U23 Senegal). The young Messin goalkeeper, called up four times (3 starts) for the Messin goal in recent weeks, has been retained with the Senegal U23 team. On the program of the Cubs of Teranga, a double confrontation against Morocco this Thursday, September 22 and Sunday, September 25.
➤ 🇫🇷 Guillaume Dietsch (France hopefuls). The FC Metz goalkeeper, currently on loan to RFC Seraing, has been selected for the France Espoirs team who will challenge Germany this Friday September 23 in Magdeburg (6:15 p.m.) before receiving Belgium on Monday September 26 in Valenciennes (9 p.m.).
➤ 🇫🇷 Jean-Baptiste Romain (U17 France). The young Metz goalkeeper was selected by Jean-Luc Vannuchi for the gathering of French U17s. Les Bleuets will face Wales in a friendly on Wednesday September 28 (5 p.m.) and Friday September 30 (11 a.m.) at CNF Clairefontaine.
➤ 🇫🇷 Emma Francart (U19 female France). The Messina goalkeeper is part of the list of twenty players selected for the first qualifying round for the Women’s Euro U19. The French will be opposed to Poland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland from Tuesday 4 to Monday 10 October.
Note, moreover, that William Mikelbrencisnow in Hamburg, has been retained in the tricolor U19 selection 🇫🇷 who will play an international tournament in Serbia from September 22 to 26.
CS Bastia – FC Metz: Ousmane Ba is your man of the match
For his fourth appearance with the pros, the Senegalese goalkeeper allowed FC Metz to believe in it until the end, Saturday during the defeat at Bastia (1-0). He was voted man of the match by internet users. Lorraine Republican.
➤ Ligue 2 : FC Metz – RFC Seraing (friendly), Thursday September 22 (4 p.m.), Frescaty training center (behind closed doors).
➤ veterans : FC Metz – Marly (3e day), Sunday 25 September (10 a.m.), Plaine de Jeux Saint-Symphorien.
➤ D2 feminine : FC Metz – La Roche-sur-Yon (3e day), Sunday September 25 (1 p.m.), Dezavelle stadium.
➤ U19 : FC Metz – Olympique Lyonnais (6e day), Sunday September 25 (3 p.m.) at La Plaine de Jeux Saint Symphorien.
➤ U17 : Thionville Lusitanos – FC Metz (5e day), Sunday September 25 (3 p.m.), Jeanne-d’Arc stadium.
The feat of Barcelona in comics
On October 3, 1984, FC Metz achieved what remains, to this day, one of the greatest exploits of French football in the European Cup. The Garnets overthrew FC Barcelona at Camp Nou (1-4), despite a defeat in the first leg in Moselle (2-4). Led by Tony Kurbos, author of a hat-trick on the Catalan lawn, the Messins defied all predictions by eliminating the Blaugrana in the round of 16 of the Cup Winners’ Cup.
On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, FC Metz offers a comic strip dedicated to this magnificent page in its history. The feat, work of the Moselle people Hector (drawing) et Marc-Antoine De Roubaix (screenplay), the comic traces the incredible Barcelona evening, and reveals behind the scenes of this improbable qualification.
“We learn a lot about the history of the players through many anecdotes”, emphasizes Marc-Antoine De Roubaix. “It’s a beautiful story of our city, of our region. Through this comic strip, it is a human adventure that is told”, assures his friend Hector. “Some players had tears in their eyes when they told us about the epic. »
Comics The Achievement (15,90 €) is available from this Wednesday, September 21 at the official FC Metz store, located on the forecourt of the North stand of the Saint-Symphorien stadium, as well as on the club’s online store at the Croix de Lorraine.