Nantes 1 – Montpellier 2: The Yellow House suffer home loss to La Paillade

Nantes vs. Montpellier

Nantes suffered a home defeat to Montpellier at the Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday. Nantes were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning their previous two games in the league. The most recent was against the Dijon FCO away (4-0), the other to Bordeaux at home (3-0). Montpellier are struggling for form following a draw in their last match. Following the final whistle at the end of the last game of the Ligue 1 season, Nantes are in 18th place on the table and has 40 points while Montpellier sit in 8th with 54 points after 38 matches.

La Paillade started the game well, with Gaetan Laborde giving Montpellier the lead in the 30th minute. However, their lead was short lived, as Randal Kolo Muani equalised for The Yellow House, 33 minutes in. The score at half time was 1-1.

Montpellier continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to Andy Delort giving Montpellier the lead in the 76th minute, leaving the final score at 2-1.

For Nantes, Andrei, Marcus Coco, Charles Traore and Renaud Emond, came on for Kalifa Coulibaly, Moses Simon, Dennis Appiah and Imran Louza. Montpellier brought on Mihailo Ristic, Sepe Elye Wahi, Samy Benchama, Petar Skuletic and, to replace Daniel Congre, Arnaud Souquet, Nicolas Cozza, Stephy Mavididi and.

There were bookings for Marcus Coco and Ludovic Blas from Nantes, and Vitorino Hilton and Arnaud Souquet, for Montpellier.

Technical card:
Nantes: Vitorino Hilton, Daniel Congre, Gaetan Laborde, Arnaud Souquet, Andy Delort, Nicolas Cozza and Stephy Mavididi
Montpellier: Randal Kolo Muani, Kalifa Coulibaly, Moses Simon, Dennis Appiah, Imran Louza and Ludovic Blas
Stadium: the Stade de la Beaujoire
Goals: Gaetan Laborde (0-1, min. 30), Randal Kolo Muani (1-1, min. 33) and Andy Delort (1-2, min. 76)
*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*