Ligue 2: Metz keeps first place, Lorient wins on the wire

Ligue 2: Metz keeps first place, Lorient wins on the wire

The Messins (31 points) have regained some air at the top of the standings and are three points ahead of the second provisional Lorient, which eventually beat Paris FC. Brest (27 pts), which hosts the red lantern Nancy on Monday, and Lens (26 pts), who will go to Valenciennes on Saturday, could return to Lorient.
      
        In Châteauroux, the match fell in two minutes: the 12th, the Berrichone opened the scoring … but in the 13th, the defender Nama Fofana retained a Messin in the box: red card and penalty, converted by Emmanuel Rivière (14). In the second half, Ibrahima Niane (66) gives the advantage to the leaders. An advantage preserved by Rémy Pillot, who has released two beautiful parries on two free-kicks.
      
        Surprised at the start by Paris FC and striker Silas Wamangituka (3), Lorient recovered well by leveling a corner by Lindsay Rose of the head (29), before being delivered in the 89th by Yoane Wissa. A goal that allows Lorient to stay in contact with Metz and put pressure on Brest and Lens.
      
        Another reversal of situation, in a crazy match: led 2-0 by Sochaux (8, 60), Le Havre equalized on two penalties (65, 75), before the third goal in stoppage time (90 + 2). The HAC is 7th with 22 points. For its part, Grenoble has achieved a very good operation by winning 2-0 against AC Ajaccio. The Isérois make their incursion in the top 5 of the championship. The promoted Beziers punished the Red Star 3-0 away, who confirms his great excitement in defense while the former team in form, Orleans, fell for the second time in a row on this score of 3-0. this time in Clermont.
      
        After his victory against the Messin leaders, Auxerre did not confirm against Niort at home. But against the sixth, the AJA limited the breakage, 0-0. Finally, Gazélec Ajaccio beat 2-1 Troyes.
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