Held in check by QRM in Bonal (1-1), Sochaux misses a golden opportunity to seize the lead in the standings after the TFC draw in Paris in the afternoon. While Ajaccio and Le Havre follow the rhythm in the lead, Dijon and Amiens – winners of Grenoble (2-1) and Valenciennes (3-0) – take a little air on the red zone.
Sochaux 1-1 Quevilly-Rouen
Buts: From Couto (48e) for Lion Cubs // Gbelle (3e) for QRM
While he had a golden opportunity to ascend the throne of Ligue 2 after the draw at TFC, Sochaux got his feet in the carpet. Led for the first time this season in Bonal on a realization of Gbelle, the Lionceaux sounded the revolt on the return of the locker room thanks to Do Couto. Despite enormous pressure until the dying seconds, Sochaux only left with a small point and was still runner-up to Tef.
AC Ajaccio 2-0 AS Nancy-Lorraine
Goals: Nouri (8e, 55e) for ACA
Even without Giovanni Haag, AS Nancy fell back into its pitfalls at François-Coty. Largely dominated by AC Ajaccio, the Nancéiens suffered the law of Nouri, author of his first double in Ligue 2 for three years. Two missiles, no conceded goal, the draw for Sochaux and a third place in the standings: the evening is perfect for the Corsicans.
Le Havre 1-0 Pau
But : Kouassi CSC (16e) for the HAC
The beautiful Le Havre idyll continues. Winner on the smallest of the margins of Pau, the HAC follows the frantic pace of the leading group and puts pressure on Auxerre which welcomes Bastia this Monday. However, nothing was easy for Le Havre despite the opening of the score caused by Boutaïb. Put under pressure by uninhibited Palois, Le Havre was saved by its bar, but ensures the essential: fourth place.
Niort 0-2 Rodez
Goals: Dembélé (45e), Bonnet (86e) for the RAF
Rodez finally stops the bleeding. After five games without a win, the RAF went to scratch three points on the lawn of Niort. Attractive in recent weeks, the Chamois have remained asleep for 90 minutes and have conceded two pawns. Dembélé first opened the scoring just before the break, before Ugo Bonnet definitively delivered the Ruthenian people who leapt into the soft underbelly of this Ligue 2.
Dunkerque 1-1 SM Caen
Goals: Tchokounté (85e) for USLD // Chahiri (58e) for Malherbe
Despite a cascade of absentees, Stéphane Moulin’s troupe leaves the North with a point. Rewarded by a maradonous goal from Chahiri, who reviewed the entire Dunkirk defense, the Caennais were betrayed by their ex Tchokounté, who came to plant his fifth caramel of the 2021-2022 vintage. This point allows the USLD to grab a place in the standings, but the northern club remains 17e.
Grenoble 1-2 Dijon
Goals: Ravet (30e) for the GF38 // Benzia (55e), Good (75e) for the DFCO
The DFCO finally begins a series, going to win on the lawn of the GF38. Upset by a free kick from Ravet, the Dijonnais got angry and knocked down the Grenoblois in the second half thanks to a Benzia festival and an achievement close to Dobre. With this second success in a row, the fifth of the season, the DFCO takes a deep breath of fresh air on the 18e.
Amiens SC 3-0 Valenciennes
Buts: Lusamba (42e SP, 75e), Bamba (57e) for Amiens
Amiens finally holds its second victory of the season. The Amiens have quietly disposed of Valenciennes, at the Licorne stadium. Orbited by a double from Lusamba, Amiens made VA bend definitively on the hour mark when Bamba appeared to deceive Chevalier. A big phew of relief for the supporters, even if their team is still stuck in the relegation zone.
Guingamp 3-1 Nimes
Goals: Pierrot (5e, 66e), M’Changama (68e) for the Avant // M. Koné (80e) for Crocs
The ordeal of the Crocs continues. In a meeting between two teams in danger, Guingamp put a hell of a blow behind the head at Nîmes Olympique. Well launched by Pierrot, the Guingampais made the difference in the second half by planting two consecutive pawns thanks to Pierrot’s double and captain M’Changama. Despite Koné’s reduction in score, Nîmes continues to fall and is only two points ahead of the red zone.
By Analie Simon