It was tight, they probably trembled, but the Bordelais held their advantage, acquired in the first period against Sochaux to regain second place in the Ligue 2 standings on the evening of this 17th day of the championship. No reduction in Kanouté’s score, no expulsion of Delaurier and no change in the result. 2-1 victory for Bordeaux, which at the same time returns to five points from Le Havre, held in check by Paris FC (0-0).
Laval still drinks the cup
A Paris FC which now closes a top 10 which has changed a little. In this first part of the table, the surprise undoubtedly comes from Quevilly / Rouen, now 8th with 24 points. The Normans are impressed 2-0 at Guingamp, simply chaining a third victory in a row in the league on the same score! Guingamp is 12th but 3 points behind 5th, Grenoble, who lost at home against Metz (0-1).
Cande’s goal on returning from the locker room was enough to make Lorraine happy, now undefeated for four games in Ligue 2 and 6th. Still at the top of the table, Amiens finally finds the taste of victory and that very clearly at Laval (3-0). For the players of Mayenne, the addition is salty: 8 goals conceded in just four days after the slap in Dijon!
Rodez wins a game of fear against Dijon
But if Dijon could have seized the opportunity to overtake Laval in the standings, it was missed. Omar Daf’s men lost an important game to stay in Rodez. The Ruthénois can thank two men, Remy Boissier being a decisive double passer for Clément Depres in the first 16 minutes. 2-1 victory for Rodez who is tied on points with his opponent of the day, still the first non-relegation player.
The team that fails to extricate itself from the danger zone remains Saint-Etienne. After conceding a penalty in the first half, the greens reacted against Caen. They equalized, thanks to the first but of the rookie Charbonnier at the very end of the game, but must be satisfied with this point (1-1). A point which allows Caen to slip past Valenciennes which is definitely struggling. The 1-0 defeat at Bastia on December 30 is a fifth game in a row without success in L2. And and trip to Paris FC attend the Valenciennes in the 18th day…
Boutobba door Niort
Two other clubs are currently available on price points this Friday. Nîmes, which held Annecy in check. And Niort, who won against Pau. Boutobba scored his 7th goal of the season (equaling his personal best from the previous year) before missing a penalty at the end of the first period. But Renel put his people almost permanently in the shelter and Pau could only reduce the mark. Niort won 2-1.