FC Metz and Montpellier HSC share the honours after a 1-1 draw

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Technical card:
FC Metz: Dimitry Bertaud, Daniel Congre, Pedro Mendes, Vitorino Hilton, Junior Sambia, Teji Savanier, Jordan Ferri, Mihailo Ristic, Gaetan Laborde, Stephy Mavididi and Florent Mollet
Montpellier HSC: Alexandre Oukidja, Dylan Bronn, Kiki, John Boye, Fabien Centtonze, Pape Matar Sarr, Habib Maiga, Thomas Delaine, Farid Boulaya, Pape Ndiaga Yade and Aaron Leya Iseka
Stadium: the Stade Saint Symphorien
Goals: Pape Matar Sarr (1-0, min. 47) and Gaetan Laborde (1-1, min. 70)

FC Metz were held to 1-1 draw by Montpellier HSC down on Wednesday at the Stade Saint Symphorien. FC Metz were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games in the competition. The most recent was against the Stade Brestois away (4-2), the other to FC Nantes at home (2-0). Montpellier HSC lost 2-1 in the last match they played against Racing Lens. As it stands, FC Metz and Montpellier HSC are 6th, (35 points) and 11th, (29 points), in the table respectively, after 23 matches.

FC Metz started strongly in the first half, beginning with Pape Matar Sarr opening the scoring just before half-time

Montpellier HSC took the initiative in the second half, following a goal from Gaetan Laborde, 70 minutes in, levelled the score at 1-1 draw.

For FC Metz Mamadou Fofana, Thierry Ambrose, Lamine Gueye, Warren Tchimbembe and Matthieu Udol came on for John Boye, Aaron Leya Iseka, Pape Ndiaga Yade, Pape Matar Sarr and Thomas Delaine, while Montpellier replaced Nicolas Cozza, Arnaud Souquet, Sepe Elye Wahi, Damien Le Tallec and Petar Skuletic with Pedro Mendes, Junior Sambia, Mihailo Ristic, Teji Savanier and Stephy Mavididi.

There were bookings for John Boye, Aaron Leya Iseka, Habib Maiga, Fabien Centtonze, Dylan Bronn and Thierry Ambrose from Metz and Daniel Congre for Montpellier.

FC Metz will play away against AS Saint-Étienne, while Montpellier HSC will face Dijon FCO at home.

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