Dijon goalkeeper Anthony Racioppi let the ball go into his goal after extra time in the 3-2 lost game at Lorient.
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Already criticized for a completely missed recovery which had offered a goal and three points to Lens in November, Anthony Racioppi did it again Wednesday night.
With all eyes on Les Sables d'Olonne and the arrival of the Vendée Globe, a late Ligue 1 match was being played in the French sailing capital.
Stuck in last place in the standings with two matches postponed due to multiple cases of Covid-19, FC Lorient received Dijon for an extremely important match for the maintenance.
As we were heading towards a draw that did not suit anyone, the DFCO goalkeeper made the Lorient residents happy by bringing the ball into his own goal with a free kick shot in the 96th.
Enormous relief for the Hake and monstrous regrets for the Dijonnais.
David Linarès' men, however, led 2-1 in the 57th after goals from Ecuele-Manga and Baldé, who responded to Chalobah's opener.
Less prominent in the second half, the Burgundians see their evening opponent come back to a point.
It is especially the keeper's ball that questions.
Mocked for his mistake against Lens, Anthony Racioppi had made up for it since, chaining the big performances in a cage often taken by storm.
According to Opta, he would be the first Dijon goalkeeper to score against his side in Ligue 1.
Ouch learning the high level is difficult for Racioppi, this is really a big mistake pic.twitter.com/Llo9GEI4NE
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The former Lyonnais had been transferred to Dijon to replace the departure of the two goalkeepers from DFCO Runarsson, who left for Arsenal, and Gomis, who waxed the bench in Rennes.
Becoming a holder against Metz, he contributed to the slight best of his club.
His record since his first tenure?
Six draws, two wins, three losses and three clean-sheets, including one against OM.
A rather flattering record for the 22-year-old goalkeeper, new protégé of Grégory Coupet, coach of the DFCO goalkeepers.
Before this match in Lorient, StatsBomb data even gave him the best goalkeeper in Ligue 1 in the “PSXG” standings.
This barbaric term meaning "post-shot expected goals" is increasingly used to determine the effectiveness of a goalkeeper to counter enemy shots.
Lorient is no longer a red lantern!
Thanks to this success offered to Lorients, the first since their victory at Nîmes in December, Christophe Pélissier's players abandon the last place to leave it to the Gardois.
Never bad before going to face PSG on Saturday.
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