The game: 1-2
Lens did not deliver their most brilliant match of the season this Saturday in Angers, but the Artesian team left with what they had come for: victory. Franck Haise’s men recorded a fourth success in a row this Saturday by winning on the lawn of Angers (2-1), returning to three points from PSG which is preparing for a difficult trip to Lorient on Sunday. The Angevins are stuck in last place with this sixth defeat in a row and have even taken three points behind Ajaccio, earlier winner of Strasbourg (4-2).
The Lensois opened the scoring with a superb action, their first really dangerous action: Pereira Da Costa’s opening found Florian Sotoca who controlled with his chest before finding Wesley Saïd stolen, whose recovery of the right left no luck to Yahia Fofana (21st). Sotoca then took his chance from afar, but the Angevin goalkeeper did not let himself be trapped (31st). Lens had the opportunity to make the mark worse by Pereira Da Costa (39th) and Saïd (39th), but the Artésiens lacked realism. Angers, for their part, only got two chances by Hunou, whose header from a Bentaleb corner, did not find the target (37th) then by Salama whose shot was captured without difficulty by Samba ( 41st).
The Northerners were quick to make the break. On returning from the locker room they doubled the bet by Facundo Medina. Frankowski fired a free kick won by Gradit, he found Danso’s header in the area and the Austrian defender was able to serve Medina (51st, 2-0). Fofana (61st), Sotoca (70th, 79th) and Pereira Da Costa (81st) could have scored the third goal of the game, but this one was scored by the SCO. Blazic got rid of the marking of Abdul Samed to take a corner from Bentaleb and deceive Samba (87th). The latter was vigilant on the last free kick of the game shot by Bentaleb which he repelled with both fists. “The reality is that when you put all the ingredients, you are rewarded, so much the better, rejoiced the Lensois captain, Seko Fofana at the microphone of Canal +. We are second, we only lost one game, there is real cohesion in the group. If we take pleasure like that, there is no reason not to dream but the most important thing is that we give everything and have no regrets. »
The player: Sotoca, a full game
Despite his good performance, the number 7 of RC Lens preferred to highlight the collective. “We are a group above all, this is confirmed tonight, as long as we keep this state of mind we can go far”, thus entrusted Sotoca on Canal + after the meeting. By delivering his 5th assist of the season, the attacking midfielder who served Saïd (21st), contributed to the success of his team. “It’s a great action that rewards our start to the match, he analyzed. It’s a good game from us. Sotoca could even have added a goal to his performance. His shot was caught by Fofana (31st), his cross hit the post (70th) and his header was blocked by Doumbia (79th).