Strasbourg dominated Montpellier (1-0) in the first of three matches in L1 Sunday, where Saint-Etienne, a red lantern since Saturday night and whose coach Ghislain Printant seems doomed, will try to find some air at Nimes, at 5 pm
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Marseille and Rennes will close this eighth day of the championship at 9 pm at the Vélodrome. In Strasbourg, Ludovic Ajorque gave Alsatians their second win of the season, with a good head just before the half-hour mark (26th). Strasbourg goes back in the middle of the table, with 9 pts.
Third missed penalty for Montpellier
Montpellier, offensively offended, could have returned to the score just before half-time, but Petar Skuletic missed his penalty, or rather Matz Sels, the Belgian goalkeeper in Strasbourg, made a great stop. This is the third penalty missed by the Montpellier this season, after the two previous failures of Andy Delort in the exercise.
And Sels will be decisive again at the end of the match on an acrobatic recovery of Camara. In Nimes, all the lights will be red for the Greens, who approach this meeting in the uncomfortable position of last in the standings.
For Ghislain Printant, the match could look like goodbye, while the rumors surrounding the arrival of a new technician in the Forez are always pressing. The tragedy between Bernard Caïazzo, chairman of the supervisory board, and Roland Romeyer, chairman of the executive board, who work on their own on this issue, only adds confusion to the opacity.
The team Etienne, who has won, with difficulty, only against Dijon (2-1), 19th in the league standings, remains on seven games without a win in all competitions, including five defeats. On Saturday, Ultras took over the press room of the Green Training Center to denounce the club's "ridiculous organization" and demanded the "media and sports withdrawal" of the two shareholders. A new defeat would leave the club at the bottom of the hole.