Men 0-2 the break, OGC Nice overthrew Saint-Etienne to win this Wednesday (4-2), in a late match of the 36th day of L1. This result revives the Gym in the race for the podium and maintains Bordeaux in L1, for the moment. The Greens remain under pressure at the bottom of the standings.
Gouiri the fight with Maon
The Girondins de Bordeaux are not yet officially in Ligue 2. However, the Aquitaine club, last in the standings, believed that the ax would fall this Wednesday evening when Saint-Etienne led 2-0 on the lawn of Nice in a match in delay of the 36th day of L1. A result that condemned the men of David Guion. But the stunning victory of the Niois (4-2) still leaves a (very) small hope to the Bordelais.
Two days from the end, Bordeaux remain 4 points behind Saint-Etienne, roadblocker, who misses an opportunity to return to Lorient, 17th. For its part, Nice is reviving in the race for the podium and is two points behind the 3rd place occupied by Monaco. Four days after the disappointment of the Coupe de France final lost to Nantes (0-1), the Aiglons are smiling again and are keeping their ambitions for the end of the season.
Saint-Etienne thought they had done the hardest part
The Stphanois took advantage of the enemy’s defensive errors to obtain dangerous opportunities. And just before the end of the first quarter of an hour, Bouanga took back, from the chest, a cross from Maon in front of goal to give ASSE a deserved advantage (0-1, 10th)! Behind this opener, there were very few chances for the Gym. Without imagination and disappointing offensively, the Niois had possession of the ball without endangering the Greens.
Conversely, Pascal Dupraz’s men, very serious defensively and sharp offensively, took advantage of the slightest opportunity to bring danger into the opposing area with quick attacks. And after a header from Mangala which went over (34th), Youssouf made the break for Saint-Etienne with a volley from the left in the side netting on a cross from Boudebouz towards the far post (0-2, 45th + 5)!
ASSE loses everything in 9 minutes
When they returned from the locker room, the Aiglons showed a better face and overthrew the match in… nine minutes! At first, Bard reduced the gap with a shot over the gloves of Bernardoni, not very clear on the spot (1-2, 53rd). And then Delort offered himself a double to allow Nice to pass in front of the scoreboard. The Niois striker shot Bernardoni with a powerful free kick (2-2, 60′), then beat the Stphanois goalkeeper once again on a serve from Kluivert (2-3, 62′). At the end of the match, Boudaoui took part in the celebration by scoring with a shot from the right deflected by Gabriel Silva (2-4, 80′). The OGCN is still there!
NICE 4-2 ST ETIENNE (mid-time: 0-2) – FRANCE – Ligue 1 / 36th day
Stadium: Allianz Riviera, Nice – Referee: Thomas Leonard, France
Goals : M. Bard (52nd) A. Delort (60th) A. Delort (62nd) H. Boudaoui (80th) for NICE – D. Bouanga (11th) Z. Youssouf (45+3rd) for ST ETIENNE
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