While waiting for the last match of the 4th day between Grenoble and Bordeaux, Caen is the new leader of League 2 thanks to his success against Guingamp. Victorious over Bastia (3-1), Amiens took second place. The evening was also an opportunity for Annecy – the only team to have lost all of its matches – to open its counter.
Caen brings down leader Guingamp
The duel at the top turned to the advantage of Stade Malherbe de Caen (4-1). Before the match, the two teams were tied on points (7) at the top of the standings. This time the Caennais are alone, at least while waiting for the result of Bordeaux. Yet Guingamp launched his meeting perfectly by scoring very early through Maxime Barthelmé (6th).
Except that the men of Stéphane Moulin returned the meeting in two minutes. Emmanuel Ntim with a superb acrobatic return (18th) and Alexandre Mendy on the counter-attack (19th) gave the Normans the advantage. In the second half, Samuel Essende (52nd) and Benjamin Jeannot from the penalty spot (76th) ratified the victory – and therefore the place of leader – for their team.
Amiens and Dijon, the good operations
Philippe Hinschberger’s players continue their good start to the season by winning against Bastia (3-1). Antoine Leautey put his partners in the right mood (15th), but in the process Migouel Alfarela equalized for the Corsicans (17th). Mamadou Fofana restored the advantage to Amiens at the end of the first period (45th + 2) and Mehdi Bariki concluded the game with a last goal (90th + 3).
At the end of a balanced game against Nîmes from which they emerged victorious (2-1), the Dijonnais climbed on the third step of the podium. Valentin Jacob (38th) and Mickaël Le Bihan (75th) allowed Dijon to lead 2-0, before Nîmes reduced the mark at the end of the game on a goal from Moussa Koné (83rd).
Metz lets the victory slip away, first point for Annecy
Opposed to Laval, which was trailing them in the standings, the Messins took second place thanks to their victory (3-2) at the Francis-Le-Basser stadium. In front of a large part of the meeting thanks to Ibrahima Niane (21st), William Mikelbrencis (24th) and Matthieu Udol (35th), the Mosellens collapsed. Alexandre Oukidja (58th) and Fabien Centonze (90th) were excluded allowing the Mayenne to pick up the score. Zakaria Naïdji scored twice (33rd and 75th) and Elhadji Diaw (90th + 2) snatched the equalizer.
The rest of the matches were marked by the first point taken by Annecy after a draw against Rodez (2-2). The meeting between Valenciennes and Quevilly-Rouen did not have a winner either (0-0) while Niort and Sochaux won against Paris FC (2-1) and Pau (3-0).