Reims 3 – Nantes 1: Home win for The Red and Whites as they ease paste The Yellow House

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Reims snatched all three points from Nantes in a 3-1 victory on Sunday, at the Stade Auguste Delaune. Reims were hoping to get something from this game, following a previous defeat to Lille. Nantes were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Brest and Angers SCO. After today’s result, both teams are on 10 points and occupy 10th and 9th places respectively after 8 matches.

Following a goalless first half, Reims certainly were out of the blocks quickly in the second half, thanks to Thomas Foket giving The Red and Whites the lead, at 51 minutes. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Moses Simon producing an equaliser, 62 minutes in, bringing The Yellow House level. However, each side looked hungry to win and Reims then found the back of the net at the 72 minute mark thanks to Hugo Ekitike, taking the score to 2-1. The Red and Whites then scored once more and increased their advantage thanks to a 2nd effort from Hugo Ekitike in the 78th minute with a final score of 3-1.

For Reims, Alexis Flips, Hugo Ekitike, Moreto Cassama, Nathanael Mbuku and Dion Lopy, came on for Mitchell Van Bergen, N’Dri Philippe Koffi, Thomas Foket, Azor Matusiwa and Ilan Kebbal. Nantes replaced Willem Geubbels, Kalifa Coulibaly, Osman Bukari and Samuel Moutoussamy with Wylan Cyprien, Nicolas Pallois, Randal Kolo Muani and Pedro Chirivella.

There were bookings for Thomas Foket from Reims, and Moses Simon, for Nantes.

Reims will next travel to RC Lens, while Nantes will face Troyes at home.

Technical card:
Reims: Predrag Rajkovic, Andrew Gravillon, Wout Faes, Yunis Abdelhamid, Ghislain Konan, Thomas Foket (Moreto Cassama, min.70), Azor Matusiwa (Nathanael Mbuku, min.71), Marshall Munetsi, Ilan Kebbal (Dion Lopy, min.83), Mitchell Van Bergen (Alexis Flips, min.46) and N’Dri Philippe Koffi (Hugo Ekitike, min.70)
Nantes: Alban Lafont, Sebastien Corchia, Jean-Charles Castelletto, Nicolas Pallois (Kalifa Coulibaly, min.80), Charles Traore, Ludovic Blas, Andrei, Pedro Chirivella (Samuel Moutoussamy, min.88), Moses Simon, Wylan Cyprien (Willem Geubbels, min.63) and Randal Kolo Muani (Osman Bukari, min.80)
Stadium: the Stade Auguste Delaune
Goals: Thomas Foket (1-0, min. 51), Moses Simon (1-1, min. 62), Hugo Ekitike (2-1, min. 72) and Hugo Ekitike (3-1, min. 78)