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Despite the absence of many, the Metz club wants to take revenge on Strasbourg

Nothing beats a good old derby to start 2022 ! This Sunday, on the occasion of the first day of the second leg of the French Ligue 1, FC Metz, unbeaten in the league in two matches, welcomes Racing Club de Strasbourg. In the first leg, Garents was badly beaten by his Alsatian neighbor (3-0).

The Metz team with a new look at the beginning of the year

To start the second part of this season, the FC Metz is deprived of seven players who will participate, in Cameroon, in the African Cup of Nations Algerians Farid Boulaya and Alexandre Okija, Ivorian Habib Maiga, Mali Kiki Kouyate, Moroccan Sofiane Akouche, Senegalese Babe Matar Sar and Tunisian Dylan Brun. Among them, six owners are almost indisputable.

The Metz Clinic has also been welcoming the defender for several weeks. Matthew Odol And a midfielder Kevin Ndoram.

The coronavirus epidemic has also affected the club in Croix de Lorraine: Nguette, Yade and Joseph have recently been infected.

On the other hand, the last winter recruit, defender Jean Armel Cana Beck, qualifies for Sunday’s game. He should be in the line of defense with the Brazilian Jimerson.

The race is a hit!

In tenth place at the end of the first leg, Strasbourg, who has so far scored seven wins, 5 draws and 6 defeats, relies in particular on a formidable attack.

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With 34 goals scored, Racing achieved the second offensive in the tournament. ludovic ujork Has already scored 9 times and the former Messin Habib Diallo, 8 times. But the Senegal international will be absent on Sunday. It also participates in CAN.

The race for this derby will be deprived of his supporters. By governor’s decree, they were forbidden to travel.

FC Metz – Racing Club de Strasbourg, Round 20 of the Ligue 1 League, kicks off on Sunday 9 January at 3pm, to follow France’s Bleu Lorraine, from 2:30pm, with comments from Thomas Jeangeorge and Thomas Lavaud.