ASSE 0 – Nantes 1: Visitors secure points with win at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard

Abdoulaye Toure

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Nantes defeat Saint-Étienne 1-0 on Wednesday at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard. ASSE were hoping to get something from this game, following a previous defeat to Reims while Nantes were coming from consecutive wins against RC Lens and FC Lorient. As the table looks today, ASSE are currently 20th with 12 points from 19 matches, while Nantes sit in 7th, with 28 points from 19.

After an un-eventful first half, Nantes continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Randal Kolo Muani in the 83rd minute. When the final wisthle blew, the result was 1-0 to Nantes.

For ASSE, Zaydou Youssouf, Adil Aouchiche, Yanis Lhery, El Hadji Dieye and Aimen Moueffek, came on for Yvan Neyou, Miguel Trauco, Ryad Boudebouz, Gabriel Silva and Mahdi Camara. Nantes brought on Roli Pereira De Sa, Renaud Emond, Sebastien Corchia and Samuel Moutoussamy, to replace Wylan Cyprien, Fabio, Moses Simon and Marcus Coco.

There were bookings for Aimen Moueffek and Yvann Macon from ASSE. For Nantes, Jean-Charles Castelletto saw yellow.

ASSE will next play Angers SCO away, with Nantes facing AS Mónaco at home.

Technical card:
Saint-Étienne: Stefan Bajic, Gabriel Silva (El Hadji Dieye, min.90), Mickael Nade, Kolo, Miguel Trauco (Adil Aouchiche, min.46), Yvan Neyou (Zaydou Youssouf, min.46), Mahdi Camara (Aimen Moueffek, min.90), Ryad Boudebouz (Yanis Lhery, min.88), Wahbi Khazri, Arnaud Nordin and Yvann Macon
Nantes: Alban Lafont, Fabio (Renaud Emond, min.77), Jean-Charles Castelletto, Nicolas Pallois, Andrei, Quentin Merlin, Randal Kolo Muani, Wylan Cyprien (Roli Pereira De Sa, min.70), Pedro Chirivella, Marcus Coco (Samuel Moutoussamy, min.88) and Moses Simon (Sebastien Corchia, min.77)
Stadium: the Stade Geoffroy Guichard
Goals: Randal Kolo Muani (0-1, min. 83)

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