Dijon defeated by Annecy, Caen alone in the lead
Second in Ligue 2 at the start of this 6th day of Ligue 2, tied on points with the leader Caen, Dijon fell against Annecy (0-2). Alexis Bosetti gave the Haut-Savoyards the advantage five minutes from the break, taking the wrong way to Burgundian goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet from the penalty spot. And even if Annecy finished at ten then at nine after the expulsions of Arnold Temanfo and Bissenty Mendy, that did not prevent Steve Shamal from doubling the lead in added time.
Thanks to this result at Gaston-Gérard, Caen is now the sole leader of Ligue 2 despite its draw at home against Pau (1-1). The Normans were led from the seventh minute after a splendid free kick from the former Bordelais Henri Saivet, but Ali Abdi equalized by taking a low cross from the right (23rd). The Caennais could have benefited from a penalty in the 85th if Rémi Landry, the referee of the meeting, not assisted by the VAR, had noticed a hand from Xavier Kouassi, the Pau captain, in the area.
Amiens misses first place, Sochaux wins at Guingamp
If Stade Malherbe finished the evening in first place, it was occupied for six minutes by Amiens SC on Tuesday evening. Time for the Parisian Jonathan Iglesias to respond to Picard Tolu Arokodare, scorer from almost the outside of the foot on a center set back from Iron Gomis. The Uruguayan equalized very well for the PFC, with a powerful strike after eliminating Antoine Leautey with a hook on the reception of a cross from the right wing. At the start of the last ten minutes, Tolu missed a face-to-face with Ivan Filipovic. Final score: 1-1, Amiens remains fourth, PFC eleventh.
Traveling to Guingamp, Sochaux took the opportunity to overtake their opponent of the day in the standings (2-1). If the Costarmoricans opened the scoring after an eccentric free kick taken by Pierre Lemonnier, the Doubistes equalized in the same way except that this set piece taken by Tony Mauricio for Abdallah Nour came from the right. The Cubs then took the lead ten minutes from the end thanks to Moussa Doumbia, served back by a heel from Aldo Kalulu.
Rodez crushed by Metz and a big Mikautadze
We can’t stop Georges Mikautadze anymore. Author of a good start to the season in Ligue 2, and burnley priority, the Georgian striker did it again on Tuesday in Metz’s victory at Rodez (4-1). The native of Lyon scored twice before delivering a decisive pass for his captain Matthieu Udol after a new foray into the Ruthenian area. Rodez closed the gap through Clement Depres’ 69th-minute header but Youssef Maziz restored Lorraine to a three-goal lead six minutes later.
Nîmes beaten in Grenoble, Laval overthrown by Le Havre
In the middle of the table, Le Havre won at Laval (3-1). The Mayennes had however opened the scoring through their Senegalese defender Elhadji Pape Diaw, who remained at the forefront after a corner, but Yann Kitala put the two teams equal at the start of the second period. Just before Jamal Thiare gave the advantage to Le Havre (71st), Laval resident Julien Maggiotti had found the bar. Seven minutes later, Amir Richardson scored the 3-1 goal thanks to a not blameless Alexis Sauvage in the Mayenne goal on this one.
Grenoble found the way to the goal on Tuesday evening against Dijon (3-2). Mute since the second day and a victory against Sochaux (1-0), the Isérois scored twice thanks to Abdoulie Sanyang (19th) and Joris Correa, at the conclusion of a breakthrough by Pape Meissa Ba (61st) before that Tchokounté does not restore hope to the Crocos by heading the corner following a first contribution from Brice Maubleu. But Ba, again, scored Grenoble’s third goal, allowing the GF38 to glean the three points despite a double from Tchokounté (penalty) two minutes from the end.
Finally, Valenciennes won on the lawn of Niort (1-0). The young Ilyes Hamache (19), found in depth, scored the only goal of the match in the first period (30th). The Northerners go back to 10th place while the Chamois are one point from the red zone.