Latest Football News – Led twice to score, Saint-Etienne finally won in Nantes Sunday afternoon (2-3) thanks to a doubled Bouanga after a match of high quality. With this sixth match without defeat, the ASSE, moribund a month and a half ago, now stands at the foot of the podium. In contrast, Nantes suffered its fourth consecutive loss in Ligue 1.
At the end of a pleasant and spectacular match, Saint-Etienne, twice led to the score, pulled out to bring a victory of his trip to La Beaujoire (2-3). Thanks to this fifth success in six days of Ligue 1 (four wins and a draw since the arrival of Claude Puel), the Greens climb to fourth place while they were in the bottom of the rankings just a few weeks ago. For Nantes, however, it is the cold shower and a fourth loss in the league. The ideal transplant Christian Gourcuff with the Canaries is taking the lead in the wing, spent an idyllic start to the season.
It seems that the Canaries and Stéphanois sometimes have trouble concluding their offensive actions. In a festive and festive Beaujoire, the 22 actors challenged this statistic by signing a first full period of goals. It was Ludovic Blas who lit the first match with a powerful shot (1-0, 14th). First equalization of Saint-Etienne in the wake, signed Miguel Trauco on a center Franck Honorat (1-1, 22nd). Barely five minutes later, Imran Louza returned to Nantes with a pass from Blas (2-1, 26th). Second equalizer of Saint-Etienne, thanks to Denis Bouanga of the head (2-2, 34th). For 45 minutes, both teams, in maximum success, surrendered.
Nantes dive slowly but surely in the ranking
Was there a winner other than the spectator at the end of this meeting where no team really deserved to lose? Certainly, and it was thought that the Greens would eventually bend physically following their Europa League match played Thursday (2-2 in Oleksandria). The face-off, marked by more caution after the break, almost turned to the advantage of the Canaries. But Nicolas Pallois hit the bar (65th) and Stéphane Ruffier won his duel with Moses Simon a few seconds later (66th). And proof that Nantes has missed his chance, Bouanga was offered a double after a counter-light, on a caviar signed Ryad Boudebouz (2-3, 67th).
Nobody would have thought that the Greens would go back so quickly on the podium, considering their catastrophic start in this exercise 2019/2020. But it was not counting the electroshock Claude Puel, always invincible with his team, all competitions, since his arrival on the eve of a derby won against Lyon. It’s the opposite for Nantes, which started perfectly (6 wins pocketed between late August and early October) and is currently undergoing a serious stop. The Canaries are provisionally eighth, within firing range of Lyon and Marseille, who will conclude the 13th day.