The Bloods and Gold provide the essentials in a sluggish start to the match

Lens which has a fourth consecutive victory, and Angers which plunges into a more than average match… Discover the tops and flops of the match between the SCO and Lens (1-2).


The Lensois provide the essentials

Fourth consecutive success for RC Lens. The Sang et Or were scared at the end of the match with a (too late) push from the Angevins, but ensured the essentials with this victory and the three points. The Lensois pick up two points behind PSG, and take a six lead over Rennes, the current third in the championship.

Decisive Florian Sotoca

The French striker was keen to show that he was essential to the Lensois collective. Substitute in the last match against Toulouse last week (3-0 victory for Lens), Sotoca was today a starter against Angers. Available and clean in his transmissions, he distinguished himself above all thanks to his superb decisive pass for Wesley Saïd after a sequence of high-class chest and center control (21st, 0-1).


A very weak first period

Despite the very nice opening of the Lensoise score, this first period was not great art. You had to get your neck wet after the first 45 minutes of Ajaccio-Strasbourg at 5 p.m. (4-2). A lot of lost balls on both sides, a low pace and few chances… It wasn’t great football at the Raymond Kopa stadium tonight.

Angers continues its descent

The feelings are divided after this match of Angers. First of all, the locals tried to defend well. They conceded two goals in the game, but were not particularly cornered by the Lensoise offensives. Offensively, it was very complicated tonight. The SCO took too long to activate the alarm clock. It was only when Miha Blazic’s score (87th) was reduced that the locals began to set the pace and be more generous in the races. Inevitably, this slight burst of pride came too late and Gérald Baticle’s men bowed (1-2) and are in last place in the standings.

A misunderstanding between the supporters and the Lensois players

Difficult to know exactly what happened at the end of the match. While more than 700 Lensois spectators came to Angers, some would not have appreciated that the players did not stay long enough to thank the public, and even that some did not even take the time to do so. Coach Franck Haise went to speak to the capo of the Lensois kop to clarify the situation. Regrettable images, especially when we know the loyalty and passion of the Lensois. However, there is no doubt that the atmosphere will be good in Bollaert for the reception of Clermont next week in the last match with the cut for the World Cup.