Bordeaux and Bastia are a hit, Guingamp surprises Laval

After a dull start to the season, Bordeaux rolled out against Rodez and found a smile. Similar observation for Bastia, without pity against Niort. A happiness that Sochaux or Annecy do not yet know, beaten by a short head on the lawns of Grenoble and Amiens. But the game of the evening took place in Mayenne, where Laval and Guingamp delighted the public with ever crazier goals.

Valenciennes 1-0 Le Havre

Goal: Hamache (13e) for the VAFC

Dominating is not winning. Despite twenty attempts for the HAC, against only six for VA, it was the northern club that left Hainaut with the victory. A single pawn, the work of Ilyes Hamache who sent the ball into the opposite side netting. As a result, the VAFC temporarily joins the top five pending the duel between Caen and Metz on Monday evening.

Grenoble 1-0 Sochaux

Goal: Sanyang (32e) for the GF38

Cubs no longer roar. Close to a return to Ligue 1 last year, the Sochaux are struggling to start their season. Already silent last week, this time they lost on the lawn of the Stade des Alpes, the fault of a festival of Abdoulie Sanyang shortly after half an hour of play. The rest is a story of penalty miss: Maxence Prévot first keeps Sochaux afloat by dismissing Joris Correa’s attempt, but he is imitated a few minutes later by Brice Maubleu, who relaxes on his right to defeat Aldo Kalulu. 1-1 between the goalkeepers, but it is Grenoble who leave with the three points.

Rodez 0-3 Bordeaux

Goals: Ignatenko (4e), Bakwa (14e) and De Lima (90e+4) for the Girondins
Sent off: Bardy (37e) for the RAF


Finally smiles in Bordeaux! Traveling to Rodez, the Girondins mastered the match and won their first match in the second division since 1992. Decisive on the first goal, a clear strike from Danylo Ignatenko, then scorer on the second after a lot of work from Fransérgio, Dilane Bakwa scored was the key man for Bordeaux offensively. Not really worried by their opponents and helped by the expulsion of Pierre Bardy, warned twice, the men of David Guion are even entitled to the icing on the cake following the goal, in the last moments, of the very young Marvin De Lima . The Ligue 1 reconquest operation is launched.

Paris FC 2-1 QRM

Goals: Bernauer (6e) and Chahiri (33e) for the PFC // Pierret (79e) for QRM

If anyone wants the cold-blooded definition, look at Mehdi Chahiri’s goal. The player on loan from Racing performed a festival by feinting twice just in front of Quevilly’s cages before pushing the ball into the back of the net. At this moment, the PFC took a two-goal lead since Maxime Bernauer had quickly thrilled Charléty. Victory without trembling for the Parisians, despite the missed penalty from Pierre-Yves Hamel in the second half, his attempt too axial being repelled by Yohann Thuram, and despite the reduction of the score (too?) late by Balthazar Pierret.

Stade Lavallois 1-2 EA Guingamp

Goals: Gonçalves (5e) for Laval // Barthelmé (56e) and Livolant (74e) for EAG

100% pleasure for this Western duel. As in Rodez, Paris or Niort, the first goal of the game fell quickly since five minutes were enough for Anthony Gonçalves to unlock the scoreboard. Returning to Laval, his training club in which he remained until 2016 before spending a few years in Strasbourg and Caen, Gonçalves made the Stade Francis Le Basser roar by taking over a marvelous center from Julien Maggiotti. Greatest goal of the night? It will not even be the most beautiful of this meeting, Maxime Barthelmé already releasing a superb recovery at the entrance to the Laval area. But that’s nothing compared to the probable pawn of the year in Ligue 2: almost forty meters away, Jérémy Livolant sees the leather coming to him quietly and draws a half-volley which is lodged in the opposing skylight. There it is, the real League of Talents.

Chamois Niortais 1-4 SC Bastia

Goals: Boutobba (82eSP) for Chamois // Tavares (1e), Magri (2e24e) and Ndiaye (21e) for Sporting

You shouldn’t hang around for an aperitif before going to Stade René-Gaillard this Saturday evening. Not because access to the stadium was difficult, but because after only 24 minutes of play, four pawns had already been planted, all registered by Bastia. Forty seconds were enough for Dylan Tavares to open hostilities, imitated a minute later by Frank Magri. The native of Agen sticks a second plum to the Chamois twenty minutes later, just after seeing his teammate Abdoulaye Ndiaye participate in the celebration, with a header. The only clearing from Niort, Bilal Boutobba’s penalty, the only one in this multiplex to finish in the back of the net. A week after his failure against Laval, Bastia is definitely launching his season.

Amiens SC 1-0 FC Annecy

Goal: Arokodare (82e) for residents of Amiens

Amiens to experience. Faced with the promoted Savoyard, the Amiens have long lacked success in front of goal, like a huge miss from Ange Chibozo who tried his luck against Florian Escales when two teammates had the open goal at his side. The Picards finally breathe a big sigh of relief less than ten minutes from the end of regulation time, the moment chosen by Tolu Arokodare to make his finish speak. Two matches, two defeats: Annecy takes on water.

Pau FC 0-0 Dijon FCO

By Fabien Gelinat

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