Former Chelsea midfielder Gael Kakuta scored a penalty as promoted Lens moved to second in Ligue 1 with Saturday’s 2-0 win over nine-man Saint-Etienne.
Kakuta transformed the spot kick early on at Stade Bollert-Delelis after Timothee Kolodziejczak’s journey on ahead Ignatius Ganago contained in the field.
Florian Sotoca made certain of all three factors which ship the northern outfit a spot off high spot on objective distinction within the last 10 minutes after Wahbi Khazri’s purple card simply after the hour mark.
“We definitely may have or ought to have scored the second earlier, it is apparent however regardless of all the pieces we bought it,” the hosts’ coach Franck Haise mentioned.
“These 13 factors we did not anticipate them however we did not steal them. We won’t cease, we’ll work even through the worldwide window,” he added forward of the two-week home break.
In a while Saturday, Patrick Vieira’s Good, the one aspect to beat Lens this time period, claimed three factors for the primary time because the opening day of the season, overcoming Nantes 2-1 on the Mediterannean coast.
Brazilian defender Dante and Dephren Thuram-Ulien, the son of France World Cup winner Lilian, scored for the hosts after Andrei Girotto was despatched for an early bathe after a third-minute deal with on Hassane Kamara.
Imran Louza minimize the deficit 11 minutes into the second half with a penalty however Christian Gourcouff’s males stay with out a win since August 30.
On Sunday, league leaders Rennes welcome Reims and Champions League semi-finalists Lyon face Andre Villas-Boas’ Marseille.
On Friday, Neymar scored twice for Paris Saint-Germain in a crushing 6-1 win over Angers.