Stade Brestois lost at the end of the match to Lille (2-1) during the 25th day of Ligue 1. While they were leading until the hour mark, the Bretons ended up cracking and making a bad business in the race to maintain. Here are the 3 things to remember from this eventful match.
The start of the Brestois game
Decimated by injuries, Éric Roy’s players started the game in the best possible way. After 5 minutes of pressing and high recovery, the Finisterians were rewarded with a goal. On a corner from the left, Kenny Lala could not find a partner, but Tiago Djalo’s thigh deceived Lucas Chevalier (0-1, 6th). While the Ty-Zefs have not won away since the 12th day in Clermont (3-1), the start of the match was then perfect to gain confidence. After this achievement, the Brestois logically fell back until half-time against more biting Mastiffs, who were keen to catch up.
Marco Bizot not in a big night
This match finally came down to a corner story. Scorers in this exercise in the first period, the Brestois were in difficulty on defensive set pieces in the second act. On the hour mark, Edon Zhegrova sent a corner on the head of Bafodé Diakité who propelled the ball into the back of the net to allow his team to equalize (1-1, 60th).
Dominated on returning from the locker room, Hugo Magnetti’s teammates suffered the onslaught of the Mastiffs. Ten minutes from the end of the meeting, the Finisterians broke for good in this meeting. From a corner coming once again from the left, Marco Bizot missed his exit and allowed Alexsandro Ribeiro to put LOSC in front of the scoreboard (2-1, 80th).
The ever closer red zone
This defeat, the third in a row in the league, is a huge blow for Stade Brestois in view of maintaining it. 16th at the end of this match, the Ty-Zzefs will be under pressure from their direct pursuers throughout the weekend. At the end of this 25th day, Éric Roy’s men could well find themselves 19th if Auxerre, Troyes and Ajaccio were to win.
Next week, the SB29 will travel to Strasbourg for an oh so important match in the fight for maintenance. In the meantime, the coach of the Finisterians will have to regain his calm after the eventful end of the match and his heated argument with Paolo Fonseca and the bench of the Northerners.