Brest 1 – ASSE 0: The Pirates assert in second half to seal victory

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Saint-Étienne fell to an away defeat at the hands of Brest at the Stade Francis-Le Blé on Wednesday. Brest were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning their previous two matches against Bordeaux away and RC Lens at home, by 2-1 and 4-0 respectively. ASSE were beaten 3-1 in the previous match against Paris Saint-Germain. As things stand, Brest and ASSE currently occupy 11th and 20th spots in the league, with 21 points and 12 points respectively after 16 matches.

After a goalless first half, Brest piled on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Romain Faivre finding the net at the 64 minute mark. The final result, Brest 1, ASSE 0.

Brest brought on Romain Del Castillo for Jeremy Le Douaron. ASSE brought on Arnaud Nordin, Jean-Philippe Krasso, Yvann Macon, Juan Ramirez and Yanis Lhery, to replace Aimen Moueffek, Adil Aouchiche, Lucas Gourna-Douath, Wahbi Khazri and Denis Bouanga.

There were bookings for Ronael Pierre-Gabriel and Lucien Agoume from Brest, and Lucas Gourna-Douath, Miguel Trauco and Arnaud Nordin, for ASSE.

Brest will next play Olympique de Marseille away, with ASSE facing Rennes at home.

Technical card:
Brest: Marco Bizot, Ronael Pierre-Gabriel, Christophe Herelle, Brendan Chardonnet, Jean-Kevin Duverne, Romain Faivre, Lucien Agoume, Haris Belkebla, Franck Honorat, Steve Mounie and Jeremy Le Douaron (Romain Del Castillo, min.78)
Saint-Étienne: Stefan Bajic, Lucas Gourna-Douath (Yvann Macon, min.77), Harold Moukoudi, Saidou Sow, Miguel Trauco, Denis Bouanga (Yanis Lhery, min.82), Adil Aouchiche (Jean-Philippe Krasso, min.73), Ryad Boudebouz, Mahdi Camara, Aimen Moueffek (Arnaud Nordin, min.65) and Wahbi Khazri (Juan Ramirez, min.82)
Stadium: the Stade Francis-Le Blé
Goals: Romain Faivre (1-0, min. 64)

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