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No home advantage for Montpellier HSC, as Racing Lens take all 3 points (2-1)

Technical card:
Montpellier HSC: Jean-Louis Leca, Clement Michelin, Steven Fortes, Facundo Medina, Jonathan Clauss, Cheick Oumar Doucoure, Seko Fofana, Massadio Haidara, Florian Sotoca, Gael Kakuta and Simon Banza
Racing Lens: Dimitry Bertaud, Junior Sambia, Vitorino Hilton, Pedro Mendes, Daniel Congre, Mihailo Ristic, Jordan Ferri, Keagan Dolly, Joris Chotard, Gaetan Laborde and Stephy Mavididi
Stadium: the Stade de la Mosson
Goals: Cheick Oumar Doucoure (0-1, min. 7), Gael Kakuta (0-2, min. 67) and Sepe Elye Wahi (1-2, min. 78)

Lens eased past Montpellier in a 2-1 victory on Saturday at the Stade de la Mosson. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Montpellier HSC were looking to get back winning ways after losing their last game 4-0 to Paris Saint-Germain. Racing Lens, on the other hand, lost 1-0 in the last match they played against OGC Nice. As it stands, Montpellier HSC are in 11th place on the table and has 28 points while Racing Lens sit in 6th with 34 points after 22 matches.

Racing Lens started strongly in the first half, beginning with Cheick Oumar Doucoure opening the scoring in the early minutes of the first 45 minutes, thereby seeing the first half to a 1-0.

Racing Lens continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, thanks to Gael Kakuta opening the scoring in the 67th minute. Montpellier HSC pull-back thanks to a goal from Sepe Elye Wahi in the 78th minute to establish the 2-1, and the game ended 2-1.

For Montpellier, Arnaud Souquet, Sepe Elye Wahi, Yun Il-Lok, Damien Le Tallec and Petar Skuletic came on for Simon Banza, Gael Kakuta, Jonathan Clauss and Seko Fofana, while Lens brought on Arnaud Kalimuendo, Tony Mauricio, Loic Bade and Yannick Cahuzac to replace Simon Banza, Gael Kakuta, Jonathan Clauss and Seko Fofana.

There were bookings for Stephy Mavididi, Pedro Mendes, Gaetan Laborde and Vitorino Hilton from Montpellier and Florian Sotoca, Simon Banza, Tony Mauricio and Massadio Haidara for Lens.

Montpellier HSC will play away against FC Metz, while Racing Lens will face Olympique de Marseille at home.

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