Prevented by Pau, Caen still retained its first place at the end of this sixth day of Ligue 2. Its runner-up is now called Bordeaux, in the demonstration against Bastia, like Metz in Rodez. Dijon and Amiens were stopped while Sochaux beat Guingamp. Under the classification, Krasso signed a recital to offer Saint-Étienne’s first victory.
Kept in check by foul, Caen first place still remains. Malherbe even claimed the first goal of the night: a sublime direct free kick from the returning Saivet. D’Almeida was close to the second with a long shot, before Caen woke up. Abdi equalized from close range for a 100% goal for the Norman pistons. Clearly dominating, Stéphane Moulin’s men dominated the entire second period, but could never capitalize. Essende have not even been included in extra time for the dispute.
Bordeaux looked on, Mikautadze ruled Rodez
On the table, Bordeaux never trembled before the Quevilly-Rouen. Quickly in front thanks to a penalty conceded by Thill and converted by Maja, the Girondins were then rounded against the Normans in ten after Sissoko’s dismissal for the high leg of Ekomié. Through a cross shot, Bokele increased the advantage of his team, before Bakwa bent the case even before halftime. Bordeaux continued to expand in the second half, Bakwa hit the post, and Delaurier-Chaubet continued its impressive start to the season by closing the score.
Travel to Rodez, Metz returned to victory after two unsuccessful matches. The Grenats relied on a good performance from Mikautadze, a close scorer after a quick free kick, after losing the ball from a Ruthenian defense that would soon be strengthened of one Aymen Abdennour. The Georgian offered the third goal to Udol, who did not have time to visit the opposing face. Despite Depres reducing the score with a header, Rodez was unsuccessful, as Maziz took advantage of an opponent to deliver the final blow.
In the shock of the night, Sochaux was able to defeat a team of Guingamp but well headed by a header from Lemonnier on a free kick. The Cubs responded in kind, with Ndour in the goalscorer role. And it was Doumbia who leapfrogged Sochaux, perfectly served by a good heel from Kalulu. In Picardy, Amiens and the Paris FC waiting until the second half to start the battle. After the big opportunity that Hamel missed, Arokodare froze the residents of Ile-de-France by cutting at the near post. Not to the taste of Iglesias, who offered himself a very nice equalizer after a devastating hook.
Krasso wore Saint-Étienne, also first for Annecy
Winless since the start of the season, the Greens frolicking in front of poor Bastiais. In a state of grace, Krasso first places Mason in orbit, before offering himself a beautiful quadruple. Cross shot under the ground, conclusion of complete peace after a one-two in Palencia, punishment that he got himself and the best for the end: unstoppable strike of the pivot under the bar. A recital that allows the Foréziens to leave their red lantern area. At the same time, Grenoble came to the end of the very sad Crocos Nîmes. Sanyang first offered himself an individual act to launch himself, imitated after Correa’s break, after a counter-attack. Tchokounté could revive the suspense twice, Ba took care to secure three points for his team.
In a duel in the west, Le Havre went to dominate the turf of Laval. Dominating, the Hacmens touched the bar with a free kick from Cornette in the heart of the first action, before being shocked by a helmet shot from Diaw. The Normans picked after Kitala’s break, at the end of a good collective action. Thiaré and Richardson finally took care of offering victory to the visitors. Finally, Valentines toggles the first half of the table overriding the smaller of the margins on Ort thanks to Hammache, while the promoted Annecy also won his first match of the season with a penalty from Bosetti, despite the red received by Tomanfo at the end of the match. Shamal even successfully doubled the bet to make the party even better.
Bordeaux 4-0 Quevilly-Rouen
Goals: Maja (6esp), Bokele (20e), Bakwa (41e) and Delaurier-Chaubet (76e) for the Girondins
Sent: Sissoko (15e) for QRM
Saint-Etienne 5-0 Bastia
Goals: Mason (8e) and Krasso (19e33e36e sp and 62e)
Caen 1-1 Pau
Goals: Abdi (23e) for Malherbe // Saivet (7e) for Pau
Dismissal: Essende (90e+2) for Malherbe
Grenoble 3-2 Nimes
Goals: Sanyang (19e), Correa (61e) and Ba (81e) for GF38 // Tchokounté (76e and 90e+1, sp) for Crocos
Laval 1-3 Le Havre
Goals: Diaw (32e) for Tangos // Recognize (49e), Thiare (71e) and Richardson (78e) for HAC
Niort 0-1 Valenciennes
Objective: Hamache (30e)
Dijon 0-2 Annecy
Goals: Bosetti (40eSP) and Shamal (90e+2)
Dismissed: Temanfo (75e) and Mouanga (90e+5) for Annecy
Rodez 1-4 Metz
Goals: Depression (69e) for the RAF // Mikautadze (21e and 36e), Udol (44e) and Maziz (75e) for Garnets
Guingamp 1-2 Sochaux
Goals: Lemonnier (21e) for Forward // Ndour (37e) and Doumbia (80e) for the Cubs
Amiens 1-1 Paris FC
Goals: Arokodare (59e) for Amiens // Iglesias (65e) for PFC
By Tom Binet