Ligue 1, 28th day
Goals: Fofana (26th), Openda (30th, 46th)
Faced with a weak Angevin team, Lens wandered off and won 3-0. The Sang et Or temporarily take second place in L1 before OM’s perilous trip to Reims on Sunday.
The match of extremes or almost. Faced with an Angevin team in total disarray, Lens was aiming for a 12th success in 14 games at Bollaert to put pressure on second-placed OM. The first period was, unsurprisingly, dominated in the large widths by Lens despite an interesting start from Angers on the offensive level. The Artesians just lacked precision in the last gesture. But, in four minutes, they finally managed to break the lock of the SCO. First, by Fofana found deep that adjusted Bernardoni. Then, by Openda, who caught poor Camara with a cold.
14 – Loïs Openda has scored his 14th goal in Ligue 1 2022-23, the highest tally for a Lens player in a same top-flight campaign since Anto Drobnjak in 1997-98 (also 14). Devil. #RCLSCO pic.twitter.com/IHRnqexEYn
— OptaJean (@OptaJean) March 18, 2023
Angevin affairs became more complicated as soon as the locker rooms returned. Openda, twirling this evening, took the depth again to deceive Bernardoni with a low shot. The fifth goal in two games for the Belgian international. Behind, Lens managed quietly, almost too much. Samba missed a raise and offered a ready-made goal to Bahoya but the young Angers completely missed it. Finally, Lens ensured a 3-0 success to take second place, one point ahead of OM. Fifth defeat in a row for Angers, last, and on a highway to Ligue 2.