Reims 1-1 Lens: Draw on Sunday

REIMS. Reims and Lens draw 1-1. F. Balogun scored the first goal (72') for Reims. L. Openda settled the score 1-1 (82').


REIMS. Reims and Lens draw 1-1. F. Balogun scored the first goal (72′) for Reims. L. Openda settled the score 1-1 (82′). Lens was far superior when it came to possession ball (64%)​

The match was played at the Stade Auguste-Delaune II stadium in Reims on Sunday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Eric Wattellier who had the assistance of Cédric Favre and Alexandre Viala. The 4th official was Brendan Roffet. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot around 27.9 degrees Celsius or 82.18 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 42%.​

Match Statistics

Lens was in firm control of the ball 64% while Reims was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

Lens was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 3 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Lens to win the match​.

Reims shot 17 times, 4 on target, 13 off target. On the opposite side, Lens shot 18 times, 3 on target, 15 off target.


Reims received 2 yellow cards (A. Gravillon and B. Locko). On the other side, Lens received 2 yellow cards (F. Medina and J. Gradit).

Also, Lens didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after D. Machado (Lens) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (67′).

After this match, Reims will have 5 points like Toulouse, Nice and Monaco to stay in the 14th place. On the other side, Lens will have 13 points like Olympique Lyonnais to stay in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 33'

    A. Gravillon

  • 45'

    F. Medina

  • 46'

    B. Locko

  • 56'

    J. Gradit

  • 62'

    J. Cabot

    P. Frankowski

  • 62'

    D. Machado

    M. Haidara

  • 67'

    D. Machado

  • 70'

    I. Boura

    D. Costa

  • 71'

    J. Onana

    L. Poreba

  • 71'

    K. Doumbia

    A. Flips

  • 72'

    F. Balogun

    K. Doumbia

  • 75'

    A. Claude-Maurice

    J. Gradit

  • 82'

    L. Openda

    F. Sotoca

  • 83'

    M. van Bergen

    B. Locko

Next match

In the upcoming Ligue 1 match, Reims will play away with Toulouse on the 11th of September with a 5-2 head to head record in favor of Toulouse (4 draws).

Lens will host Troyes on the 9th of September with a 4-1 head to head stats in favor of Lens (1 draw).

Reims: Formation and Lineups

Reims started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

The manager Óscar García Junyent chose to play with the following team: Patrick Pentz (6.4), Andrew Gravillon (7.6), Emmanuel Agbadou (7.4), Yunis Abdelhamid (7.4), Maxime Busi (6.7), Marshall Munetsi (7.1), Dion Lopy (7.2), Bradley Locko (7.0), Alexis Flips (6.9), Junya Ito (6.8) and Folarin Balogun (7.0).


Reims made 2 changes: A. Flips for K. Doumbia (71′) and B. Locko for M. van Bergen (83′).

Top player: Andrew Gravillon

Probably the most impressive player in Reims was Andrew Gravillon.

His rating is (7.6) with 26 passes (88% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 8. He performed 4 crosses.

Lens: Formation and Lineups

Lens started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

On the opposite side, Franck Haise played with: Brice Samba (7.0), Jonathan Gradit (6.9), Kevin Danso (7.0), Facundo Medina (7.0), Przemysław Frankowski (6.8), Salis Abdul Samed (7.1), Łukasz Poręba (7.1), Massadio Haïdara (7.0), Florian Sotoca (7.5), Loïs Openda (7.6) and David da Costa (7.0).


Lens made 5 changes: P. Frankowski for J. Cabot (62′), M. Haidara for D. Machado (62′), D. Costa for I. Boura (70′), L. Poreba for J. Onana (71′) and J. Gradit for A. Claude-Maurice (75′).

Top player: Loïs Openda

The player who no doubt impressed Lens the most was Loïs Openda.

His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 17 passes (82% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 6. He performed 2 crosses.

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