Kalimuendo double, Ekitike red card: Find the best shirts and flops from Lens-Reims (2-0) at the start of Day 9 of the French Ligue 1
Arnaud Kalimuendo opens his counter
Arno Kalimundo could not have dreamed of a better evening. The young striker, who still belongs to Paris Saint-Germain, gave his team victory on Friday over Reims. He moves a lot in front of the striker, and the French hope was evident from the 17th minute. Thanks to his back to the game, Kalimuendo is well served by Kakuta. The player on loan from PSG then makes his body play talk, provokes Weiss and delivers a powerful kick that Rajkovic saves with a corner kick. Just before the break, Kalimundo takes responsibility and converts Danso’s penalty kick into a foul by Ikitiki. The 19-year-old striker opens his Ligue 1 counter and puts Lens on the right track. repeat twice In the second half. In a backlash from Linsuez, Sotoka attacked the free space in front of him and made a pass to Kalimundo on the edge of offside. The striker need not be asked and cheated on Rajkovic’s vigilance. Double the savings for Kalimundo which rewards all his meeting contributions. Precious in pivot calls, not stingy in deep calls, the Sorensis native was in all the good shots they forgot.
Lens lives a fairy tale in Ligue 1
Frank Hayes’ sponsors never cease to impress the tournament watchers. After achieving a remarkable success in the Vélodrome last Sunday (2-3), the Lensois team continues to achieve this victory, and consolidates its second place. Dauphin of Paris Saint-Germain, 4 lengths ahead of the Olympians, the Northerners confirm their excellent start to the season. With 4 victories obtained in the last 5 encounters, Lensois is gaining momentum and gradually asserting themselves as a stronghold in Ligue 1. In this streak, Gaël Kakuta’s teammates have been able to raise their level of play against the big boys. Championship displacement, as evidenced by their victories over OM, Monaco or the champion of France, Lille. At this rate, Linsuwa could aspire to play the leading roles for a while and reach qualification for the European Cup at the end of the season.
Ikitake error, the turning point in the match
The young promise of the Hugo Ekitike Club was expected for this meeting. Shine when he played against Nantes on the last day, the striker gave the victory to Reims thanks to a double he scored in just 6 minutes. Alone on the attack front, Ekitike started the match well and caused a lot of difficulty for Danso who made 3 fouls and was given a yellow card. The young striker talks about his level to goal and his technical skills against the central hinge of Nasua. But in the 44th minute of play, Ekitike committed a dangerous gesture to Danso in the penalty area. The conclusion is clear. Penalty kick, red card and opening result they forgot. Ekitike has changed the course of the game very visually so far. Outnumbered, Rémois failed to reverse and lost 2-0.
L’Animation d’Oscar Garcia’s attack
Stade de Reims finished only 16th in Ligue 1 by scoring 10 goals in 8 days, and moved to Boulaert with renewed confidence after their 3-1 win over Nantes. Success with goals that portend good things for Reims offensive animation. It did not happen. The attackers of Stade Reims, who were denied the balloons in the last meters of Lensois, could not show themselves in the area of truth. With only 38% possession of the ball and his shot on goal in the first half, Oscar Garcia’s men never endangered Jean-Louis Leica. The Spanish coach, who is distinguished by his attacking philosophy of play, does not seem to have found the winning formula in the offensive plan.
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