VALENCIENNES. Valenciennes manages to recover against Annecy with 2 goals from M. Sahi from a goal on the 71′ and a goal on the 42′.
The match was played at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes on Tuesday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Benoît Bastien who was helped by Hicham Zakrani and Aurélien Berthomieu. The 4th official was Henri Dutech Perez. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 10.9 degrees Celsius or 51.64 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 95%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Valenciennes was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. Annecy that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.
Annecy was more aggressive with 73 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 6 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Annecy to win the contest.
Valenciennes shot 11 times, 5 on target, 6 off target. Talking about the opposition, Annecy shot 15 times, 6 on target, 9 off target.
Valenciennes received 1 yellow card (A. Linguet). Regarding the opposition, Annecy received 1 yellow card (Ahmed Kashi).
After playing this match, Valenciennes will have 25 points like Caen, Quevilly Rouen and Bastia to stay in the 10th place. On the other side, Annecy will have 21 points to stay in the 14th place.
Annecy will host Paris on the 13th of January with a 0-0 head to head record.
Valenciennes: Formation and Lineups
Valenciennes started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Nicolas Rabuel chose to play with the following team: Hillel Konaté , Allan Linguet , Mathieu Debuchy , Jonathan Buatu-Mananga , Quentin Lecoeuche , Mohamed Kaba , Mathis Picouleau , Aymen Boutoutaou , Jason Berthomier , Ilyes Hamache and Ugo Bonnet .
Valenciennes could not rely on the presence of N. Diliberto (injured).
Valenciennes made 4 changes: Ilyes Hamache for L. Nomel (61′), A. Boutoutaou for N. Diliberto (75′), Ugo Bonnet for Marius Noubissi (81′) and Jason Berthomier for F. Martin (82′).
Top player: Aymen Boutoutaou
Probably the most impressive player in Valenciennes was Aymen Boutoutaou.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 21 passes (76% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 3 crosses.
Annecy: Formation and Lineups
Annecy started with a conservative line-up (4-5-1).
On the opposite side, Laurent Guyot played with: Florian Escales , Francois Lajugie , Bissenty Mendy , Gaby Jean , Maxime Bastian , Kevin Testud , Clement Billemaz , Ahmed Kashi , Yohan Demoncy , Steve Shamal and Dion Moise Sahi .
Annecy made 4 changes: Clément Billemaz for Ibrahima Baldé (66′), Steve Shamal for Arnold Temanfo (66′), M. Sahi for Alexy Bosetti (90′) and M. Sahi for Alexy Bosetti (90′).
Top player: Dion Moise Sahi
The player who no doubt impressed Annecy the most was Dion Moise Sahi.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 19 passes (73% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 4.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ligue 2