The draw that allowed both teams to move their rankings came in the last quarter of an hour of the match (81st minute). It was Folarin Balogun who scored the final draw by saving Reims against Strasbourg from a defeat. The match ended on a result of 1-1. The run-up of those who had to chase in the score began in the 48th minute when the balance at the start of the match was momentarily broken. Then as mentioned, Folarin Balogun found the right hole bringing a good point to his team.
Strasbourg managed to close the first half with a 1-0 lead thanks to Alexander Djiku’s goal scored in added time (48 ‘), the equalizer came in the second half with Balogun.
Both goalkeepers had to surrender only on the occasion of the goal: 5 saves for Matz Sels (Strasbourg), while Patrick Pentz (Reims) made 2 saves.
For Strasbourg the assist was provided by Adrien Thomasson, while in Reims the decisive pass for the goal was by Alexis Flips. Race at times tough with some too rude intervention. The referee often ‘took notes’. Numbers in hand, the total of yellow cards was 5 waved: 4 of which for Reims and 1 for Strasbourg.
Despite the final result of a tie, Strasbourg have long had control of the match: they dominated in possession (63%), made more shots (12-12), and took more corners (5-4). ) of Reims.
The hosts have successfully completed more passes than the opponent (439-229): Djiku (61), Sanjin Prcic (57) and Maxime Le Marchand (55) stood out. For the guests, Faes was the most accurate player with 32 successful passes.
Kevin Gameiro despite not having scored was the player with the most attempts for Strasbourg: 3 times, 1 of which in the face of goal. For Reims it was Junya Ito who tried to personally resolve the offensive actions and tried the conclusion 4 times, 3 of which in the mirror of the goal.
In Strasbourg, midfielder Jean-Ricner Bellegarde was the best of his team in tackling won (13 out of 18 total) and contributed to his team’s dominance in the overall figure (100%). Defender Wout Faes was the most effective in the ranks of Reims with 6 tackles won (9 played in total).
No one winner on the field and therefore the score in the standings changes for both. Strasbourg rises to 2 points, occupying 14th place in the standings. Reims, who recorded their 1st away draw this season, settle in 19th place with 1 points
At the level of individual statistics, on the other hand, Djiku, who finished in the scorers’ table of the match, reports his first goal of the season
Strasbourg: M. Sels, L. Perrin, M. Le Marchand, A. Djiku, J. Bellegarde, T. Delaine, S. Prcic, A. Thomasson, D. Lienard (Cap.), K. Gameiro, H. Diallo . All: Julien Stéphan
Available: L. Mothiba, E. Kawashima, D. Jean, I. Doukouré, M. Diarra, A. Nuss, L. Ajorque, J. Aholou, R. Pierre-Gabriel.
Changes: Ajorque <-> Diallo (64 ‘), Pierre-Gabriel <-> Lienard (64′), Aholou <-> Thomasson (77 ‘), Diarra <-> Delaine (78′)
Reims: P. Pentz, Y. Abdelhamid (Cap.), W. Faes, A. Gravillon, M. Busi, D. Lopy, B. Locko, M. Munetsi, J. Ito, K. Doumbia, F. Balogun. All: Óscar García
Available: M. Mbow, E. Touré, N. Penneteau, N. Mbuku, M. Adeline, A. Zeneli, A. Flips, M. van Bergen, J. Cajuste.
Changes: Zeneli <-> Lopy (62 ‘), Flips <-> Doumbia (77′), Cajuste <-> Busi (77 ‘), Touré <-> Ito (94′)
Goals: 48 ‘Djiku (Strasbourg), 81’ Balogun (Reims).
Admonitions:, A. Djiku, M. Busi, M. Munetsi, J. Cajuste, W. Faes
Stadium: Stade de la Meinau
Referee: Ruddy Buquet
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