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Ligue 1: Lens estinguishes Metz 4-1 with a fantastic performance

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LENS. Lens demolishes Metz 4-1 with goals of

LENS. Lens demolishes Metz 4-1 with goals of W. Said (15′), W. Said (37′), I. Ganago (83′) and P. Frankowski (90′). On the other side, Metz scored with ​N. De Preville (34′).

The match was held at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis Stadium in Lens on Sunday and this began at 1:00 pm local time. The referee was Jérémie Pignard with the help of Laurent Coniglio and Aurélien Drouet. The 4th official was Mickaël Leleu. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 14.4 degrees Celsius or 57.88 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 89%.​

Match Statistics

Lens was in firm control of the ball 55% while Metz was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Lens was more aggressive with 39 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Lens won the encounter.

Lens shot 13 times, 6 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Metz shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target.


Lens received 2 yellow cards (J. Leca and ). On the opposite side, Metz received 3 yellow cards (V. Pajot, H. Maiga and K. N’Doram).

After playing this match, Lens will have 18 points to move up in the 3rd place. On the opposite side, Metz will stay with 6 points like Brest to stay in the 19th place.

Match Events

  • 15'

    W. Said

  • 20'

    V. Pajot

  • 34'

    N. De Preville

  • 37'

    W. Said

  • 39'

    H. Maiga

  • 53'

    K. N\'Doram

  • 59'

    P. Sarr

    V. Pajot

  • 62'

    G. Kakuta

    W. Said

  • 65'

    P. Sarr (Goal Disallowed)

  • 65'

    Pape Matar Sarr (Goal Disallowed)

  • 80'

    I. Ganago

    A. Kalimuendo

  • 80'

    Amadou Salif Mbengue

    Kévin N\'Doram

  • 80'

    O. Nguette

    N. De Preville

  • 80'

    A. S. Mbengue

    K. N\'Doram

  • 83'

    I. Ganago

    C. O. Doucoure

  • 87'

    I. Ganago

  • 88'

    C. Jean

    I. Ganago

  • 88'

    M. Caillard

    A. Oukidja

  • 90'

    P. Frankowski

    J. Clauss

Next matche

In the upcoming Ligue 1 match, Lens will play away against Olympique Lyonnais on the 30th of October with a 9-2 head to head record in favor of Olympique Lyonnais (3 draws).

Metz will host Saint-Étienne on the 30th of October with a 8-4 head to head in favor of Saint-Étienne (2 draws).

Lens: Formation and Lineups

Lens started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Franck Haise chose to play with the following team: Jean-Louis Leca (6.7), Jonathan Gradit (7.4), Kevin Danso (7.1), Facundo Medina (6.8), Jonathan Clauss (7.2), Cheick Doucouré (8.2), Seko Fofana (7.0), Przemysław Frankowski (6.6), Florian Sotoca (6.9), Wesley Saïd (8.1) and Arnaud Kalimuendo (6.2).


Lens made 3 changes: W. Said for G. Kakuta (62′), F. Sotoca for Y. Cahuzac (80′) and A. Kalimuendo for I. Ganago (81′).

Top player: Cheick Doucouré

The player who no doubt impressed Lens the most was Cheick Doucouré even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.2) with 56 passes (87% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12.

Metz: Formation and Lineups

Metz started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

On the opposite side, Frédéric Antonetti played with: Alexandre Oukidja (5.9), Fabien Centonze (6.8), Dylan Bronn (6.6), Jemerson (7.0), Matthieu Udol (6.3), Thomas Delaine (6.0), Digbo Maiga (6.8), Kévin N’Doram (6.4), Vincent Pajot (6.4), Nicolas de Préville (7.4) and Farid Boulaya (7.0).


Metz made 2 changes: V. Pajot for P. Sarr (59′) and A. Oukidja for M. Caillard (88′).

Top player: Nicolas de Préville

Probably the most impressive player in Metz was Nicolas de Préville.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 20 passes (75% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 12. He hit the woodwork once times.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1



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