Nice relapses, Angers leaves the red zone, AC Ajaccio finally wins, Troyes wins

Nice – Angers: the SCO leaves the red zone, record for Todibo

Nice has ambitions of grandeur with Ineos that its start to the season does not reflect. Beaten by Angers (0-1), the Niçois have still not won at home (1 draw, 3 defeats). But it is inevitably very difficult to win when you are reduced to ten from the … 9th second of play, after Todibo was sent off for destroying a clear scoring opportunity.

If Bulka intervened twice in front of Hunou (6th, 40th), he could not do anything on the curling shot of Bentaleb (43rd), who celebrated his recall in selection with Algeria by signing his first goal this season in L1. The expulsion of Boufal, which occurred after a – very severe – second warning for simulation (62nd), did not change anything. Delort certainly thought he equalized but his header was deflected by Fofana on his crossbar (65th). Next ? Nothing. Thanks to its first away victory in 14 matches, the SCO has a second success in a row and comes out of the red zone (14th), tied on points with its host of the day (13th).

Clermont-Troyes: Baldé and Ripart, the essential doublet

Estac got off to a very bad start in Clermont: after only three minutes, the Trojans found themselves behind on a goal from Johan Gastien (a shot blocked from the chest by Salmier), the first midfielder in L1, and had lost Rony Lopes, injured on acceleration. But Bruno Irles’ players have reversed the trend thanks in particular to two players: Mama Baldé and Renaud Ripart. After a recovery from the former Nîmes, who came into play in place of Lopes, the Bissau-Guinean slipped the ball between the legs of Diaw (1-1, 31st). After being checked by the goalkeeper (30th), then seeing Yade touch the post (45th + 2), the attacker doubled the bet on a counter flash, after a perfect service from Odobert (53rd). And it was Ripart who ensured the Trojan victory, with a powerful shot from the left (3-1). Thanks to this success, Troyes moved up to 10th place, one rank ahead of the Auvergnats.

Brest-AC Ajaccio: Hamouma’s revenge, concern for Leroy

This match was already very important in the race to maintain, and even more for AC Ajaccio, who had only one point before this eighth day. At the final whistle, the Corsicans were able to raise their arms, and in particular Romain Hamouma. The attacker had to savor his revenge. Arrived this summer at the ACA, the former Stéphanois had already been expelled twice this season and was still chasing his first goal with his new team. It is now done: on a cross from Nouri, Hamouma, alone at the far post, was able to score quietly in the empty goal. If AC Ajaccio remains last, its first victory allows it to return to a length of its opponent, who felt injured because deprived of a penalty just before the realization of Hamouma. Marked by several big contacts, this meeting saw the stretcher exit of Benjamin Leroy, the ACA goalkeeper, and Brest side Noah Fadiga, also hit in the head in an aerial duel.

Nice relapses, Angers leaves the red zone, AC Ajaccio finally wins, Troyes wins