Troyes 1 – Angers 1: Honours even and points shared at Stade de l’Aube

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On Sunday, Troyes and Angers were held to a 1-1 draw at Stade de l’Aube. Troyes were looking to get back their winning ways, following a previous defeat to Lyon. Angers secured a point against Olympique de Marseille in their previous match. At the moment, Troyes are in 17th place, with 6 points from 8 matches, while Angers sit in 4th, with 13 points from 8.

It was an impressive opening from Troyes, with Mama Balde giving Troyes the lead at the 22 minute mark to see out the first half 1-0.

Le SCO took the lead in the second half, thanks to a goal from Thomas Mangani, 65 minutes in and seeing the game end 1-1.

For Troyes, Renaud Ripart, Oualid El Hajjam, Brandon Domingues, Levi Lumeka and Nassim Chadli, came on for Mama Balde, Youssouf Kone, Yoann Touzghar, Gerson Rodrigues and Yoann Salmier. Angers brought on Stephane Bahoken, Sofiane Boufal, Billal Brahimi, Enzo Ebosse and Mathias Pereira Lage, to replace Thomas Mangani, Angelo Fulgini, Mohamed-Ali Cho, Pierrick Capelle and Azzedine Ounahi.

The referee booked Xavier Chavalerin, Gerson Rodrigues and Jimmy Giraudon from Troyes and Jimmy Giraudon (2 yellow cards) went off with a red card, while Angers’ Mohamed-Ali Cho and Sofiane Boufal also received a yellow.

Troyes will play away against Nantes, while Angers will face FC Metz at home.

Technical card:
Troyes: Gauthier Gallon, Giulian Biancone, Jimmy Giraudon, Yoann Salmier (Nassim Chadli, min.90), Issa Kabore, Xavier Chavalerin, Romenique Kouame, Youssouf Kone (Oualid El Hajjam, min.72), Gerson Rodrigues (Levi Lumeka, min.80), Yoann Touzghar (Brandon Domingues, min.73) and Mama Balde (Renaud Ripart, min.46)
Angers SCO: Paul Bernardoni, Vincent Manceau, Romain Thomas, Ismael Traore, Jimmy Cabot, Pierrick Capelle (Enzo Ebosse, min.83), Batista Mendy, Thomas Mangani (Stephane Bahoken, min.66), Azzedine Ounahi (Mathias Pereira Lage, min.90), Mohamed-Ali Cho (Billal Brahimi, min.83) and Angelo Fulgini (Sofiane Boufal, min.67)
Stadium: Stade de l’Aube
Goals: Mama Balde (1-0, min. 22) and Thomas Mangani (1-1, min. 65)