LONGEVILLE-LèS-METZ. Metz and Saint-Étienne draw 1-1. F. Boulaya scored the first goal (9′) for Metz. W. Khazri settled the score 1-1 (16′). Saint-Étienne was far superior when it came to possession ball (63%)
The match was held at the Stade Saint-Symphorien Stadium in Longeville-lès-Metz on Saturday and this began at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Stéphanie Frappart with the assistance of Mikael Berchebru and Bastien Courbet. The 4th official was Guillaume Paradis.
Saint-Étienne was in firm control of the ball 63% while Metz was struggling with a 37% ball possession.
Saint-Étienne was more aggressive with 42 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Saint-Étienne to win the match.
Metz shot 8 times, 3 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Saint-Étienne shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Metz. On the other side, Saint-Étienne received 3 yellow cards (Y. Macon, S. Sow and M. Camara).
After playing this contest, Metz will have 6 points like Brest to stay in the 19th place. On the opposite side, Saint-Étienne will have 5 points to stay in the 20th place.
N. De Preville
Saint-Étienne will play away against Troyes on the 21st of November with a 5-2 head to head record in favor of Saint-Étienne (3 draws).
Metz: Formation and Lineups
Metz started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Frédéric Antonetti chose to play with the following team: Alexandre Oukidja , Dylan Bronn , Boubakar Kouyate , Jemerson , Fabien Centonze , Digbo Maiga , Kévin N’Doram , Thomas Delaine , Farid Boulaya , Ibrahima Niane and Nicolas de Préville .
Metz made 4 changes: H. Maiga for V. Pajot (45′), N. De Preville for P. Sarr (60′), K. N’Doram for A. Bassi (76′) and I. Niane for O. Nguette (76′).
Top player: Farid Boulaya
Probably the most impressive player in Metz was Farid Boulaya.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 30 passes (63% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 13. He performed 8 crosses.
Saint-Étienne: Formation and Lineups
Saint-Étienne started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
On the other side, Claude Puel played with: Etienne Green , Mahdi Camara , Saïdou Sow , Timothée Kolodziejczak , Yvann Maçon , Lucas Gourna-Douath , Yvan Neyou, Zaydou Youssouf , Ryad Boudebouz , Arnaud Nordin and Wahbi Khazri .
Saint-Étienne made 5 changes: Y. Neyou for A. Moueffek (7′), Y. Macon for S. Gabriel (46′), A. Nordin for R. Hamouma (67′), R. Boudebouz for A. Aouchiche (89′) and W. Khazri for D. Bouanga (90′).
Top player: Wahbi Khazri
Probably the most impressive player in Saint-Étienne was Wahbi Khazri.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 27 passes (74% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 8.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1