Montpellier 4 – Angers 1: La Paillade secure all 3 points at the Stade de la Mosson

Montpellier's Valere Germain

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Montpellier suffered an away loss to Montpellier on Wednesday at the Stade de la Mosson. Montpellier were looking to continue their run after winning their previous two matches against Brest away and Clermont Foot at home, by 4-0 and 1-0 respectively. Angers, on the other hand, were beaten 1-0 in the previous match against Clermont Foot. At the moment, Montpellier and Angers currently occupy 5th and 11th spots in the table, with 31 points and 25 points respectively after 19 matches.

La Paillade didn’t take long to get on the score-sheet, with Teji Savanier opening the rout, 14 minutes in. The momentum was now with Montpellier, who then scored again through a goal from Nicolas Cozza, 30 minutes in to establish a 2-0. However, Angers secured the points emphatically, with a goal from Mathias Pereira Lage just before half-time. The score at half time was 2-1.

Montpellier fought back, with Mihailo Ristic finding the net at the 51 minute mark. However they weren’t finished yet and Stephy Mavididi made it 4-1 in the 76th minute with a final score of 4-1.

Montpellier brought on Valere Germain, Nicholas Gioacchini and Thuler for Sepe Elye Wahi, Junior Sambia and Mamadou Sakho. Angers brought on Antonin Bobichon, Casimir Ninga and Waniss Taibi, to replace Pierrick Capelle, Stephane Bahoken and Mathias Pereira Lage.

There were bookings for Junior Sambia from Montpellier. For Angers, Sofiane Boufal saw yellow.

Montpellier next face Troyes and Angers are at home to Saint-Étienne.

Technical card:
Montpellier: Jonas Omlin, Arnaud Souquet, Mamadou Sakho (Thuler, min.82), Nicolas Cozza, Mihailo Ristic, Junior Sambia (Nicholas Gioacchini, min.78), Joris Chotard, Jordan Ferri, Teji Savanier, Stephy Mavididi and Sepe Elye Wahi (Valere Germain, min.71)
Angers SCO: Paul Bernardoni, Ismael Traore, Vincent Manceau, Enzo Ebosse, Mathias Pereira Lage (Waniss Taibi, min.78), Pierrick Capelle (Antonin Bobichon, min.71), Azzedine Ounahi, Angelo Fulgini, Souleyman Doumbia, Sofiane Boufal and Stephane Bahoken (Casimir Ninga, min.78)
Stadium: the Stade de la Mosson
Goals: Teji Savanier (1-0, min. 14), Nicolas Cozza (2-0, min. 30), Mathias Pereira Lage (2-1, min. 45), Mihailo Ristic (3-1, min. 51) and Stephy Mavididi (4-1, min. 76)

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