SAINT-ETIENNE. Reims beat Saint-Étienne to win 2-1. It was Reims to strike first with an early goal of M. Munetsi at the 3′. Then it was a goal in the 12′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, K. Doumbia gave the win to Reims in the 61′ minute with a goal.
The match was played at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in Saint-etienne on Saturday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Clément Turpin who was helped by Nicolas Danos and Philippe Jeanne. The 4th official was Ludovic Genest.
Saint-Étienne was in firm control of the ball 55% while Reims was struggling with a 45% ball possession.
Saint-Étienne was more aggressive with 49 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 6 were on target. Still, Reims managed to find the solution to win this match.
Saint-Étienne shot 14 times, 6 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Reims shot 15 times, 5 on target, 10 off target.
Saint-Étienne received 1 yellow card (E. Mangala). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Reims.
After playing this contest, Saint-Étienne will stay with 31 points to stay in the 18th place. On the opposite side, Reims will have 43 points like Montpellier to stay in the 12th place.
M. van Bergen
E. B. Toure
Reims will host Nice on the 21st of May with a 5-3 head to head stats in favor of Nice (7 draws).
Saint-Étienne: Formation and Lineups
Saint-Étienne started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Pascal Dupraz chose to play with the following team: Paul Bernardoni , Saïdou Sow , Eliaquim Mangala , Mickael Nade , Yvann Maçon , Mahdi Camara , Lucas Gourna-Douath , Miguel Trauco , Ryad Boudebouz , Denis Bouanga and Wahbi Khazri .
Saint-Étienne made 5 changes: M. Nade for F. Sacko (64′), R. Boudebouz for E. Crivelli (65′), S. Sow for H. Moukoudi (71′), Y. Macon for R. Hamouma (71′) and M. Trauco for A. Nordin (81′).
Top player: Denis Bouanga
The player who no doubt impressed Saint-Étienne the most was Denis Bouanga.
His rating iswith 24 passes (91% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 17. He performed 6 crosses.
Reims: Formation and Lineups
Reims started with a conservative line-up (4-5-1).
On the opposite side, Óscar García Junyent played with: Predrag Rajković , Thomas Foket , Wout Faes , Yunis Abdelhamid , Bradley Locko , Ilan Kebbal , Marshall Munetsi , Azor Matusiwa , Kamory Doumbia , Mitchell Van Bergen and El Bilal Touré .
Reims made 5 changes: I. Kebbal for H. Ekitike (46′), M. van Bergen for A. Gravillon (46′), B. Locko for M. Busi (46′), A. Gravillon for A. Flips (74′) and E. B. Toure for D. Lopy (80′).
Top player: Marshall Munetsi
Probably the most impressive player in Reims was Marshall Munetsi.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 48 passes (83% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 8 duels out of 10.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1