Reims on the relaunch. After two defeats in a row, against PSG then Rennes, Will Still’s men are back in working order. However, we had to fight, a little, to get rid of an attractive Strasbourg team, but waking up a little too late (2-1). This victory allows the Rémois to consolidate their fifth place in the ranking by temporarily returning to LOSC, within reach of the podium. For the Alsatians, the crisis of results continues and the red zone is rapidly approaching.
Reims was keen to redeem itself after its recent results and Will Still had asked for a reaction from his players, on the occasion of the reception of Strasbourg for the 14th day of Ligue 1. His team initially seemed numb, by the cold, first, then by pressure. And Reims almost conceded the opener, without a missed shot from Emanuel Emegha after a long and quick clearance from Matz Sels (9th). Quite the opposite of Amir Richardson who, on the following action, made the right gesture on a good back pass from Mohamed Daramy (1-0, 10th). We then entered a highlight of the Rémois.
End of match with forceps
Strasbourg’s ordeal continued with the premature exit of Gerzino Nyamsi, hit in the shoulder (13th) and the good save by Yehvann Diouf against Habib Diarra, following a shift by Kevin Gameiro (34th). Not enough killers, the Alsatians paid the price before half-time. Daramy, in all the good moves this Friday evening, went behind the defenders, eliminated Sels and broke away from Lucas Perrin for his team’s second goal (2-0, 43rd). With this break in our pocket for Reims, we no longer imagined Strasbourg coming back.
The Rémois, perhaps too quickly switched to management mode in the second half, still found a way to tremble in the final moments. Thibault De Smet committed the irreparable in his area, allowing Gameiro to reduce the score from the penalty spot (2-1, 86th).
Euphoria logically returned to the Alsatian ranks, but Gameiro came up against Diouf before an offside position was whistled (89th) and the referee did not award a second penalty to Racing while Perrin was found on the ground after an aerial duel (90th+1). Reims finally won in pain, when Strasbourg continued a seventh day without success. The weather is starting to get long, in addition to being freezing.
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