Carried by a goalkeeper in a state of grace, Stade Brestois disgusted LOSC to win 2-0 and finally regain victory. The French champion has his first defeat in Ligue 1 since October.
This is a poster that promised between two teams in search of success. Not for the same reasons. On a series of 4 matches without a win, after having chained 6 in the fall, Stade Brestois badly needed to restart the machine so as not to burn out all the lead taken in the red zone. Der Zakarian replaced at short notice an injured Paul Lasne in the warm-up by Agoumé and restored his confidence in Mounié in front, associated with Le Douaron. With nine days of invisibility, LOSC had to continue on a lawn that rarely succeeds. Gourvennec created a little surprise at the start by establishing Djalo in place of Zelik. Arrived this week, Ben Arfa started on the bench.
Unfortunately for the Lille technician, the young Portuguese made an entry error, invalidating the choice of his coach. Pressed behind his back, he could not find better than to push the ball into his own goal on this strong cross from Pierre-Gabriel from the 3rd minute (1-0). Picked cold, the Mastiffs did not seem too disturbed by this fact of the game. The ball often passed through the feet of the André-Sanchez duo, before shooting an arrow on the wings and in the back of the defense. The plan was working quite well. David found Bizot’s gloves for the first time, then it was the turn of Yilmaz (13th) following these overflows from Weah (7th), while Djalo worried the Dutch goalkeeper twice (8th, 15th).
Bizot disgusts LOSC
All that was missing was the finish for Lille, and a goalkeeper on a less good day because these first twenty minutes promised good things. Only, the resistant Breton block began to take the ascendancy, breaking the opposing dynamic and upsetting a Renato Sanches for example in his technical precision that he no longer found. There was little more than a new attempt by David rejected by Bizot to get their teeth into (45th + 1). Despite this northern domination, it was Brest who returned to the locker room with an advantage in the score, and without having framed the slightest shot… LOSC had to regain their feelings at the start of the meeting. Celik replaced the unfortunate Djalo at the break but the French champion was struggling to rekindle his flame.
He entered into an increasingly sterile domination that was barely awakened by this strike from Le Douaron (52nd). Worse still, Gourvennec’s men no longer had their nerves under control. In the space of just 4 minutes, Yilmaz (55th), Reinildo (57th) and Sanches (59th) all received a warning for protesting, even forcing Mr. Brisard to convince Fonte to calm down his partners. After another shot off target (64th), Yilmaz finally gave way to Ben Arfa (76th) for his first appearance. The spark almost came from the attacking midfielder, without another decisive stop from Bizot (88th). The story would have been beautiful but it is the Brest goalkeeper who is the man of this match. With Steve Mounié, penalty scorer after additional time (2-0, 90th + 5), it is he who allows Ty Zefs to go up to 12th place, 4 points behind their evening opponent thanks to a success 2-0.