MONTBéLIARD. Caen succeeded in turn the table against Sochaux to win 2-1. It was Sochaux to strike first with an early goal of Moussa Doumbia at the 8′. Then it was a penalty in the 65′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Bilal Brahimi gave the win to Caen in the 89′ minute with a goal.
The match was played at the Stade Auguste-Bonal stadium in Montbéliard on Friday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. The referee was Azzedine Souifi who was helped by Julien Pacelli and Ludovic Reyes. The 4th official was Marc Michout. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was freezing around -0.6 degrees Celsius or 30.92 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 94%.
The ball possession was identical with both team possessing the ball for 50% of the time.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Sochaux was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Caen that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.
Caen was more aggressive with 53 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Caen won the match.
Sochaux shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Caen shot 11 times, 3 on target, 8 off target.
Sochaux received 2 yellow cards (Franck Kanouté and Ismaïl Aaneba). Talking about the opposition, Caen received 1 yellow card (Quentin Daubin).
After playing this match, Sochaux will stay with 30 points like Grenoble Foot 38 to stay in the 4th place. On the other side, Caen will have 25 points like Quevilly Rouen and Valenciennes to stay in the 9th place.
C. Zady Sery
Alexandre Mendy (Penalty)
M. Do Couto
Caen will host Laval on the 28th of January with a 5-3 head to head stats in favor of Caen (2 draws).
Sochaux: Formation and Lineups
Sochaux adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Olivier Guégan chose to play with the following team: Maxence Prévot , Valentin Henry , Ismaël Aaneba , Saad Agouzoul , Yoël Armougom , Rassoul Ndiaye , Franck Kanouté , Tony Mauricio , Gaetan Weissbeck , Moussa Doumbia and Ibrahim Sissoko .
Sochaux made 4 changes: Franck Kanouté for S. Alvero (70′), Moussa Doumbia for Aldo Kalulu (70′), Gaétan Weissbeck for M. Do Couto (78′) and Ibrahim Sissoko for H. Tebily (78′).
Top player: Valentin Henry
Probably the most impressive player in Sochaux was Valentin Henry.
His rating iswith 48 passes (72% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 4. He performed 5 crosses.
Caen: Formation and Lineups
Also Caen adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Talking about the opposition, Stéphane Moulin played with: Anthony Mandrea , Hugo Vandermersch , Ibrahim Cissé , Romain Thomas , Ali Abdi , Quentin Daubin , Hianga’a M’Bock , Godson Kyeremeh , Bilal Brahimi , Caleb Zady Sery and Alexandre Mendy .
Caen made 3 changes: C. Zady Sery for M. Hafid (30′), M. Hafid for Benjamin Jeannot (83′) and Bilal Brahimi for Djibril Diani (90′).
Top player: Bilal Brahimi
The player who no doubt impressed Caen the most was Bilal Brahimi.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 37 passes (83% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 5 crosses.