STRASBOURG. Strasbourg overcomes Clermont 1-0 after A. Thomasson scored just 1 goal (28′). Strasbourg took advantage of its superior ball possession (56%).
The match was played at the Stade de la Meinau stadium in Strasbourg on Saturday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Benoît Millot with the assistance of Stephan Luzi and Mohamed Benkemouche. The 4th official was Alexandre Perreau Niel. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 16.5 degrees Celsius or 61.68 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 48%.
Strasbourg was in firm control of the ball 56% while Clermont was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Clermont was more aggressive with 34 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 2 were on target. Anyhow, Strasbourg found a way to find the solution to win this encounter.
Strasbourg shot 6 times, 4 on target, 2 off target. On the other side, Clermont shot 9 times, 2 on target, 7 off target.
Strasbourg received 1 yellow card (D. Lienard). On the opposite side, Clermont received 2 yellow cards (A. Zedadka and A. Seidu).
After this contest, Strasbourg will have 60 points to stay in the 6th place. On the opposite side, Clermont will stay with 36 points to stay in the 16th place.
L. Da Cunha
Clermont will host Olympique Lyonnais on the 21st of May with a 0-0 head to head record.
Strasbourg: Formation and Lineups
Strasbourg started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
The manager Julien Stéphan chose to play with the following team: Matz Sels , Frédéric Guilbert , Alexander Djiku , Gerzino Nyamsi , Maxime Le Marchand , Dimitri Liénard , Adrien Thomasson , Sanjin Prcić , Jean-Ricner Bellegarde , Habib Diallo and Kévin Gameiro .
Strasbourg made 5 changes: J. Bellegarde for J. Aholou (62′), D. Lienard for A. Caci (63′), H. Diallo for L. Ajorque (65′), A. Thomasson for I. Sissoko (86′) and F. Guilbert for K. Fila (90′).
Top player: Maxime Le Marchand
The player who no doubt impressed Strasbourg the most was Maxime Le Marchand even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 84 passes (88% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 4.
Clermont: Formation and Lineups
Clermont started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Pascal Gastien played with: Ouparine Djoco , Akim Zedadka , Jean Claude Billong , Alidu Seidu , Vital Nsimba , Oriol Busquets , Johan Gastien , Lucas Da Cunha , Saîf-Eddine Khaoui , Jim Allevinah and Mohamed Bayo .
Clermont made 5 changes: J. Allevinah for J. Dossou (61′), O. Busquets for Y. Magnin (75′), L. Da Cunha for P. Hamel (75′), S. Khaoui for A. Mendy (88′) and M. Bayo for G. Kyei (90′).
Best player: Ouparine Djoco
The player that probably impressed the most for Clermont was the goalkeeper: Ouparine Djoco. His rating is 7.35. He performed 5 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1