This Saturday August 6, Nîmes opens the 2nd day of Ligue 2 with a complicated match in the lair of Saint-Etienne, the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium and the Crocos brought back the point of the draw (1-1).
First trip and not the least for Nîmes Olympique who after a defeat last week in the dying minutes of their match against Caen (0-1) must score their first points against an opponent also defeated in their first match (2- 1 against Dijon).
The cauldron of Saint-Etienne will ring hollow for this match because the club is still behind closed doors following the incidents at the end of last season.
For this match, Nicolas Usai must do without Nicolas Bénézet package for a painful ankle, for the rest the same group as against Caen is renewed.
Nîmes has therefore earned its first point of the season. Bringing back the draw of Geoffroy-Guichard (1-1). Nicolas Usai’s men delivered a good performance in the first period, solid defensively and quite hard-hitting on the counter. Thomasen concluded an express counter with a nice cross shot (32nd). At the end of the period, Poulain touches the ball with his arm on a deviation from Krasso. The latter allows Saint-Etienne to equalize when they had not been dangerous until then (45th).
In the second half, the Nîmes had more difficulty in the offensive sector, obtaining only two chances in quick succession (46th) and not much afterwards. The positive point will have been the defense which will not have bent in the second half.
Nîmes an appointment at Costières next week with the reception of Rodez.
—? Nîmes Olympique (@nimesolympique) August 6, 2022
A match to relive here: