After a dull start to the season, Bordeaux succeeded against Rodez and found a smile. Similar observation for Bastia, without pity against Niort. A happiness that Sochaux or Annecy does not yet know, beaten by a short head on the lawns of Grenoble and Amiens. But the game of the evening took place in Mayenne, where Laval and Guingamp delighted the public with ever crazier goals.
Valenciennes 1-0 Le Havre
But: Hamache (13e) for the VAFC
Dominating is not winning. Despite twenty attempts for the HAC, against only six for VA, it was the northern club that left Hainaut with the victory. A single pawn, the work of Ilyes Hamache who sent the ball into the opposite side netting. As a result, the VAFC temporarily joins the top five while waiting for the duel between Caen and Metz on Monday evening.
Grenoble 1-0 Sochaux
But: Sanyang (32e) for the GF38
Cubs no longer roar. Close to a return to Ligue 1 last year, the Sochaliens are struggling to start their season. Already silent last week, this time they lost on the lawn of the Stade des Alpes, the fault of a festival of Abdoulie Sanyang shortly after half an hour of play. The rest is a story of penalty missed: Maxence Prévot first interpreted Sochaux afloat by dismissing Joris Correa’s attempt, but he was imitated a few minutes later by Brice Maubleu, who relaxed on his right to defeat Aldo Kalulu. 1-1 between the goalkeepers, but it is Grenoble who leave with the three points.
Rodez 0-3 Bordeaux
Goals: Ignatenko (4e), Bakwa (14e) and De Lima (90e+4) for the Girondins
Sent off: Bardy (37e) for the RAF
Finally smiles in Bordeaux! Traveling to Rodez, the Girondins mastered the match and won their first match in the second division since 1992. Decisive on the first goal, a clear strike from Danylo Ignatenko, then scorer on the second after a lot of work from Fransérgio, Dilane Bakwa scored was the key man for Bordeaux offensively. Not really worried by their opponents and helped by the expulsion of Pierre Bardy, warned twice, the men of David Guion are even entitled to the icing on the cake following the goal, in the last moments, of the very young Marvin De Lima . The Ligue 1 reconquest operation is acquired.
Paris FC 2-1 QRM
Goals: Bernauer (6e) and Chahiri (33e) for the PFC // Pierret (79e) for QRM
If anyone wants the cold-blooded definition, look at Mehdi Chahiri’s goal. The player on loan from Racing performed a festival by feinting twice just in front of Quevilly’s cages before pushing the ball into the back of the net. At this moment, the PFC took a two-goal lead since Maxime Bernauer had very quickly made Charléty vibrate. Victory without trembling for the Parisians, despite the missed penalty from Pierre-Yves Hamel in the second half, his attempt too axial being repelled by Yohann Thuram, and despite the reduction of the score (too?) late by Balthazar Pierret.
Stade Lavallois 1-2 EA Guingamp
Goals: Gonçalves (5e) for Laval // Barthelmé (56e) and Livolant (74e) for EAG
100% pleasure for this Western duel. As in Rodez, Paris or Niort, the first but of the game quickly fell since five minutes were enough for Anthony Gonçalves to unlock the scoreboard. Returning to Laval, his training club in which he remained until 2016 before spending a few years in Strasbourg and Caen, Gonçalves made the Stade Francis Le Basser roar by taking over a marvelous center from Julien Maggiotti. More beautiful but of the evening? It will not even be the most beautiful of this meeting, Maxime Barthelmé already releasing a superb recovery at the entrance to the Laval area. But that’s nothing compared to the probable pawn of the year in Ligue 2: at almost forty meters, Jérémy Livolant sees the leather coming to him quietly and draw a half-volley which comes to lodge in the opposing skylight. There it is, the real League of Talents.
Chamois Niortais 1-4 SC Bastia
Goals: Boutobba (82eSP) for Chamois // Tavares (1e), Magri (2e24e) and Ndiaye (21e) for Sporting
You shouldn’t hang around for an aperitif before going to the Stade René-Gaillard this Saturday evening. Not because access to the stadium was difficult, but because after only 24 minutes of play, four pawns had already been planted, all registered by Bastia. Forty seconds were enough for Dylan Tavares to open hostilities, imitated a minute later by Frank Magri. The native of Agen sticks a second plum to the Chamois twenty minutes later, just after seeing his teammate Abdoulaye Ndiaye participate in the celebration, with a header. Only clearing Niortaise, the penalty of Bilal Boutobba, the only one of this multiplex to finish in the back of the net. A week after his failure against Laval, Bastia is definitely launching his season.
Amiens SC 1-0 FC Annecy
But: Arokodare (82e) for residents of Amiens
Amiens to experience. Faced with the promoted Savoyard, the Amiens have long lacked success in front of goal, like a huge miss from Ange Chibozo who tried his luck against Florian Escales when two teammates had the open but at his side. The Picards finally push a big phew of reduction less than ten minutes from the end of regulation time, the moment chosen by Tolu Arokodare to make his finish speak. Two matches, two defeats: Annecy takes on water.
Pau FC 0-0 Dijon FCO
By Fabien Gelinat