Catastrophic Brest residents
Yet victorious over Saint-Étienne last week, and outside, the Brestois, without enormous pressure, completely missed out on their match on Sunday. Returning to the locker room two goals behind, they were literally absent, not in the spirit of a match counting for maintenance. The achievements of Nantes are also very telling. If Larsonneur does not have a firm enough hand to release the danger on the first, it is with a more than apathetic defense that Louza manages to strike at the entrance to the area. On the second, in five passes, the ball has time to reach Blas, never prevented from hitting. The third, from Louza, is against Nantes with a Brest defense upside down, like the fourth where Larsonneur must make a mistake in his area. The 61st goal conceded by Brest this season in 35 games! Dall’Oglio tried to change things in the second half by taking out Magnetti and Belkebla, and bringing in Jean Lucas and Mounié. For a result close to nothing, Faivre’s goal to reduce the score is only an epiphenomenon.
Nantes hits a big blow!
In the hard standings, the Nantes, already winners of Strasbourg last week, have a second success away from home. Three convincing points that put them back more than ever in the race for maintenance. Fearful during the first ten minutes of this match against Brest, they let go of the horses after the opening of the score of Simon, from the quarter of an hour of play. The goal of Blas is a jewel, that of Louza is not bad either. Nantes, in Brest, showed character, which was undeniably missed by its host of the day. In confidence, the Nantes people tried a lot, and could even have driven the point home at the end of the game in front of a literally disorganized and very worrying Stade Brestois.
Nothing is done for maintenance
If the victory at Saint-Étienne had cleared the horizon of Stade Brestois for the end of the season, it darkened this Sunday. The correction inflicted by FC Nantes on the Brestois, at Le Blé, reminds us that nothing has yet been done for the maintenance. A little earlier in the day, Bordeaux had beaten Rennes. And at the same time, Lorient got rid of Angers and Nîmes took a point. As a result, if he still has eight points ahead of the 19th (Nîmes), he has only six on Nantes, barrage, when Lorient and Strasbourg came back to two points, while Saint-Étienne and Bordeaux point to a single Brest unit. The end of the championship, with three games remaining, promises to be very tense. The Brestois, who will move in quick succession to Nice, then Montpellier, would be very inspired to seek another success, before receiving Paris for the last day, where not many people, already, see them beat PSG.
Referee: Mr. Lesage
GOALS. Brest: Faivre (82 ‘); FC Nantes: Simon (15 ‘), Blas (27’), Louza (57 ‘), Coulibay (62’ sp)
Warnings. Brest: Larsonneur (61 ‘), Charbonnier (89’)
BRESTOIS STADIUM. Larsonneur – Pierre-Gabriel, Chardonnet, Brassier (Duverne, 63 ‘), Perraud – Faivre, Belkebla (cap, Jean Lucas 46’), Magnetti (Mounié 46 ‘), Honorat – Charbonnier, Cardona (Le Douaron, 63’); Not entered into play: Hassen (g), Faussurier, Baal, Mbock, Fadiga; Coach: Olivier Dall’Oglio.
FC NANTES. Lafont (cap) – Corchia, Castelletto (Girotto, 10 ‘), Pallois, Appiah – Louza, Chirivella, Blas – Kolo (Coco, 81’), Coulibaly (Emond, 81 ‘), Simon (Perreira, 70’); Not entered into play: Petric (g), Fabio, Girotto, Limbombe, Merlin, Touré; Coach: Antoine Kombouaré.
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