Ligue 1: Lens recovers a 0-1 deficit to conquer Saint-Étienne 2-1

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SAINT-ETIENNE. Lens succeeded in turn the table against Saint-Étienne to win 2-1.

SAINT-ETIENNE. Lens succeeded in turn the table against Saint-Étienne to win 2-1. It was Saint-Étienne to strike first with a goal of R. Boudebouz at the 39′. Then it was a goal in the 78′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, S. Fofana gave the win to Lens in the 90′ minute with a goal. Lens took advantage of its superior ball possession (60%).

The match was played at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard stadium in Saint-etienne on Saturday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was François Letexier who was helped by Mehdi Rahmouni and Gwenaël Pasqualotti. The 4th official was Gaël Angoula.

Match Statistics

Lens was in firm control of the ball 60% while Saint-Étienne was struggling with a 40% ball possession.

Lens was more aggressive with 52 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Lens won the match.​

Saint-Étienne shot 13 times, 3 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Lens shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target.

Cards

Saint-Étienne received 1 yellow card (S. Gabriel). On the opposite side, Lens received 1 yellow card (J. Gradit).

After playing this match, Saint-Étienne will stay with 12 points to stay in the 20th place. On the other side, Lens will have 30 points like Monaco to stay in the 6th place.

Match Events

  • 29'
    29'

    J. Gradit

    Adil Aouchiche - Saint-Etienne - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Jonathan Gradit - Lens
  • 39'
    39'

    R. Boudebouz

  • 55'
    55'

    L. Douath

    S. Thioub

  • 62'
    62'

    F. Sotoca

    W. Said

  • 62'
    62'

    C. Jean

    P. Frankowski

  • 73'
    73'

    P. Berg

    K. Danso

  • 74'
    74'

    D. Costa

    G. Kakuta

  • 78'
    78'

    F. Sotoca

    J. Clauss

    Goal! Saint-Etienne 1, Lens 1. Florian Sotoca - Lens - shot with the head from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assist - Jonathan Clauss after corner.
  • 80'
    80'

    A. Diousse

    Z. Youssouf

  • 80'
    80'

    Y. Lhery

    A. Aouchiche

  • 85'
    85'

    I. Balde

    A. Kalimuendo

  • 90'
    90'

    S. Gabriel

    Ryad Boudebouz - Saint-Etienne - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Corentin Jean - Lens David Costa - Lens - won a free kick in attack. Substitution - Saint-Etienne. Lamine Ghezali for Mickael Nade. Shot blocked. Corentin Jean - Lens - shot with left foot from outside the box is blocked. Assist - Seko Fofana. Fouled by Mahdi Camara - Saint-Etienne New attacking attempt. Ryad Boudebouz - Saint-Etienne - shot with the head from the centre of the box is saved in the right corner. Assist - Lamine Ghezali with a cross. Paul Bernardoni - Saint-Etienne - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Florian Sotoca - Lens Corner - Lens. Conceded by Abdoulaye Bakayoko. Goal! Saint-Etienne 1, Lens 2. Seko Fofana - Lens - shot with right foot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assist - David Costa. Second Half ended - Saint-Etienne 1, Lens 2.
  • 90'
    90'

    L. Ghezali

    M. Nade

  • 90'
    90'

    S. Fofana

    Ryad Boudebouz - Saint-Etienne - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Corentin Jean - Lens David Costa - Lens - won a free kick in attack. Substitution - Saint-Etienne. Lamine Ghezali for Mickael Nade. Shot blocked. Corentin Jean - Lens - shot with left foot from outside the box is blocked. Assist - Seko Fofana. Fouled by Mahdi Camara - Saint-Etienne New attacking attempt. Ryad Boudebouz - Saint-Etienne - shot with the head from the centre of the box is saved in the right corner. Assist - Lamine Ghezali with a cross. Paul Bernardoni - Saint-Etienne - won a free kick in defence. Fouled by Florian Sotoca - Lens Corner - Lens. Conceded by Abdoulaye Bakayoko. Goal! Saint-Etienne 1, Lens 2. Seko Fofana - Lens - shot with right foot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assist - David Costa. Second Half ended - Saint-Etienne 1, Lens 2.

Next match

In the upcoming Ligue 1 match, Saint-Étienne will play away with Olympique Lyonnais on the 21st of January with a 19-6 head to head statistic in favor of Olympique Lyonnais (8 draws).

Lens will host Olympique Marseille on the 22nd of January with a 5-5 head to head.

Saint-Étienne: Formation and Lineups

Saint-Étienne started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).

The manager Pascal Dupraz chose to play with the following team: Paul Bernardoni (6.5), Yvann Maçon (6.2), Abdoulaye Bakayoko (6.9), Timothée Kolodziejczak (6.9), Mickael Nade (7.3), Gabriel Silva (6.3), Sada Thioub (6.6), Mahdi Camara (6.8), Zaydou Youssouf (6.6), Adil Aouchiche (7.1) and Ryad Boudebouz (7.6).

Substitutes

Saint-Étienne made 4 changes: S. Thioub for L. Douath (55′), Z. Youssouf for A. Diousse (80′), A. Aouchiche for Y. Lhery (80′) and M. Nade for L. Ghezali (90′).

Top player: Ryad Boudebouz

The player who no doubt impressed Saint-Étienne the most was Ryad Boudebouz.

His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 42 passes (76% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 17. He performed 5 crosses.

Lens: Formation and Lineups

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

On the other side, Franck Haise played with: Jean-Louis Leca (6.8), Jonathan Gradit (6.8), Kevin Danso (7.1), Facundo Medina (6.4), Jonathan Clauss (7.4), Cheick Doucouré (7.5), Seko Fofana (6.8), Przemysław Frankowski (6.9), Gaël Kakuta (6.9), Arnaud Kalimuendo (6.4) and Wesley Saïd (7.3).

Substitutes

Lens made 5 changes: W. Said for F. Sotoca (62′), P. Frankowski for C. Jean (62′), K. Danso for P. Berg (73′), G. Kakuta for D. Costa (74′) and A. Kalimuendo for I. Balde (85′).

Top player: Cheick Doucouré

The player who no doubt impressed Lens the most was Cheick Doucouré even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.5) with 72 passes (90% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 7.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1

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