Ligue 1: Lens manages to draw 2-2 with Nantes after recovering a 0-2 deficit

LENS. Lens manages to recover against Nantes with 2 goals from M. Simon from a goal on the 32' and a goal on the 8'.


LENS. Lens manages to recover against Nantes with 2 goals from M. Simon from a goal on the 32′ and a goal on the 8′.

The match was played at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis stadium in Lens on Saturday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Thomas Léonard who had the assistance of Gilles Lang and Valentin Evrard. The 4th official was Frank Schneider. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 13.3 degrees Celsius or 55.94 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 47%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Lens was in possession of the ball for 53% of the time vs. Nantes that controlled the ball for 47% of the time.

Nantes was more aggressive with 56 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 4 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Nantes to win the match​.

Lens shot 20 times, 5 on target, 15 off target. On the opposite side, Nantes shot 12 times, 4 on target, 8 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Lens. On the opposite side, Nantes received 5 yellow cards (R. Perreira de Sa, W. Cyprien, S. Moutoussamy, A. Lafont and N. Pallois).

(Lens) was sent out after receiving a red card in the (19′).

After this contest, Lens will have 54 points to stay in the 7th place. On the opposite side, Nantes will have 50 points to stay in the 10th place.

Match Events

  • 8'

    M. Simon

  • 19'

    J. Leca

  • 20'

    W. Farinez

    P. Frankowski

  • 32'

    M. Simon

  • 46'

    R. Perreira de Sa

    P. Chirivella

  • 53'

    R. Perreira de Sa

  • 62'

    W. Cyprien

  • 63'

    W. Said

    F. Sotoca

  • 63'

    A. Kalimuendo

    I. Ganago

  • 63'

    D. Machado

    M. Haidara

  • 67'

    D. Costa

  • 70'

    K. Coulibaly

    R. Kolo Muani

  • 70'

    O. Bukari

    M. Simon

  • 74'

    S. Moutoussamy

  • 79'

    N. Pallois

  • 80'

    S. Corchia

    M. Coco

  • 81'

    A. Lafont

  • 81'

    A. Kalimuendo (Penalty)

  • 82'

    G. Kakuta

    D. Costa

  • 86'

    L. Doucet

    W. Cyprien

Next match

In the upcoming Ligue 1 match, Lens will play away with Reims on the 8th of May with a 2-0 head to head statistic in favor of Lens (3 draws).

Nantes will host Rennes on the 11th of May with a 12-3 head to head record in favor of Rennes (8 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 (6.4), Jonathan Gradit (7.0), Christopher Wooh (7.8), Massadio Haïdara (7.3), Jonathan Clauss (7.3), Cheick Doucouré (7.6), Seko Fofana (6.8), Przemysław Frankowski (6.6), Florian Sotoca (7.1), David da Costa (6.8) and Ignatius Ganago (6.6).


Lens made 5 changes: P. Frankowski for W. Farinez (20′), F. Sotoca for W. Said (63′), I. Ganago for A. Kalimuendo (63′), M. Haidara for D. Machado (63′) and D. Costa for G. Kakuta (82′).

Top player: Christopher Wooh

Probably the most impressive player in Lens was Christopher Wooh.

His rating is (7.8) with 60 passes (81% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 14 duels out of 19.

Nantes: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Antoine Kombouare played with: Alban Lafont (6.3), Abdoulaye Sylla (6.8), Dennis Appiah (6.8), Nicolas Pallois (6.8), Marcus Coco (7.8), Samuel Moutoussamy (6.6), Wylan Cyprien (6.5), Pedro Chirivella (7.0), Quentin Merlin (6.9), Randal Kolo Muani (6.1) and Moses Simon (8.2).


Nantes made 5 changes: P. Chirivella for R. Perreira de Sa (46′), R. Kolo Muani for K. Coulibaly (70′), M. Simon for O. Bukari (70′), M. Coco for S. Corchia (81′) and W. Cyprien for L. Doucet (86′).

Top player: Moses Simon

The player who no doubt impressed Nantes the most was Moses Simon.

His rating is (8.2) with 2 goals, 9 passes (55% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 5. He performed 1 cross.

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