Stade Brestois suffer defeat away to FC Metz

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Technical card:
Stade Brestois: Alexandre Oukidja, Dylan Bronn, John Boye, Mamadou Fofana, Fabien Centtonze, Pape Matar Sarr, Victorien Angban, Matthieu Udol, Farid Boulaya, Lamine Gueye and Thierry Ambrose
FC Metz: Gautier Larsonneur, Ronael Pierre-Gabriel, Brendan Chardonnet, Jean-Kevin Duverne, Romain Perraud, Franck Honorat, Haris Belkebla, Paul Lasne, Romain Faivre, Steve Mounie and Irvin Cardona
Stadium: Stade Francis-Le Ble
Goals: Franck Honorat (1-0, min. 33), Farid Boulaya (1-1, min. 37), Irvin Cardona (2-1, min. 47), Pape Matar Sarr (2-2, min. 73), Pape Ndiaga Yade (2-3, min. 81) and Vagner (2-4, min. 87)

Metz’s 4-2 win over Brest on Sunday, was hard fought at Stade Francis-Le Ble. Stade Brestois were looking to get back winning ways, following a previous defeat to Stade de Reims. FC Metz were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against FC Nantes and Olympique Lyonnais. After today’s result, Stade Brestois are in 14th place on the table and has 26 points while FC Metz sit in 6th with 34 points after 22 matches.

Stade Brestois started strongly in the first half, beginning with Franck Honorat opening the scoring, 33 minutes in. However, they didn’t maintain the lead for long though, an equalizer from a goal from Farid Boulaya in the 37th minute brought FC Metz level. Stade Brestois took the lead thanks to a goal from Irvin Cardona in the 47th minute just before half-time to establish the 2-1, to take a 2-1 lead into half time.

FC Metz continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Pape Matar Sarr in minute 73. Later, FC Metz scored again thanks to a goal from Pape Ndiaga Yade, 81 minutes in to establish the 3-2. Later, FC Metz scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a penalty goal from Vagner in the 87th minute just before the final whistle. The game ended with a 4-2 victory for FC Metz.

For Brest, Ludovic Baal, Jean Lucas, Jeremy Le Douaron, Julien Faussurier and Gaetan Charbonnier came on for Lamine Gueye, Victorien Angban, Thierry Ambrose and Farid Boulaya, while Metz brought on Pape Ndiaga Yade, Warren Tchimbembe, Vagner and Youssef Maziz to replace Lamine Gueye, Victorien Angban, Thierry Ambrose and Farid Boulaya.

There were bookings for Romain Perraud from Brest and Pape Ndiaga Yade, Mamadou Fofana and Farid Boulaya for Metz.

Stade Brestois will play their next fixture away against RC Strasbourg, while FC Metz will face Montpellier HSC at home.

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