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Ligue 2: three expulsions, goals refused, general chaos ... The incredible end of the match between Caen and Dijon


The duel of the 9th day of the championship ended in general confusion due to surprising decisions of the referee of the renco

The Caen club saw red.

Literally as well as figuratively.

Led to the score in the 29th minute by Dijon following a goal from Scheidler, during the 9th day of Ligue 2 played on Tuesday evening, the Caennais pushed to return to the mark.

They have thought to achieve this on several occasions during the game but various unfortunate decisions of Gaël Angoula, the former pro who became a referee, will deprive them of a draw or even a victory.

A real “injustice” for Stéphane Moulin, the Caen coach, who regrets that Ligue 2 matches do not benefit from video assistance.

“I am asking the Professional Football League: you have to have as much respect for Ligue 2 footballers as you do in Ligue 1 and introduce VAR,” he said. We can have three penalties, there is one which is obvious, two others which can be whistled, before another goal which has entered and which we are refused. This is too much. We must help the referee body because tonight, the decisions of the referee body greatly influence the match. We have already suffered three offside goals, it's starting to do a lot. It seems that Ligue 2 is not important enough. I am disgusted to have lost this game 1-0. I am not perplexed, I am completely outraged by these successions of injustice. "

Three actions, three whistles, particularly aroused the anger of the Normans.

The first, the least contentious, is played in the 37th minute with a foul on Jessy Deminguet in the Dijon penalty area.

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But the match entered a kind of 4th dimension from the 75th minute.

At the entrance to the area, Ali Abdi makes a hook between defenders before flowing.

The action continued and Steve Shamal, with a strike from the left, found the net.

While the Caennais celebrate the goal, the referee Gaël Angoula whistles a simulation against the Caen side and inflicts a second yellow card.

He therefore expels it and… thus cancels the goal.

However, the images seem to confirm that there was a penalty for the Tunisian.

The concern is that the VAR system is not used in Ligue 2, so the referee could not verify the action on video.

He had to be satisfied with his first feelings and the advice of his assistants.

A lack of still detrimental video support moments later.

Two goals denied

In the 88th minute, although reduced to 10, Caen still pushes and finally thinks of being rewarded when Mehdi Chahiri takes the ball back at close range.

If his attempt is repelled by Baptiste Reynet, the ball clearly entered the goal before being boxed by the Dijon goalkeeper.

The decision too much for the leaders and the staff of Cane who enter into a black anger.

Furious, Olivier Pickeu, the president of Stade Malherbe, enters the field to express his anger towards the referee who, deprived of Goal Line Technology and video refereeing, cannot return to the action.

Faced with the fury of the Caennais, Angoula released two red cards in the direction of the manager, then the club's coach, Stéphane Moulin.

In a press conference, Patrice Garande, the Dijon coach, returned to the end of the match and showed solidarity with his Norman counterpart.

“I just saw the pictures, the ball was in it.

I understand the frustration of the Caennais and I did not understand why Stéphane (Moulin) was expelled.

It is a fact of the game that has served us well.

I tried to calm down a bit what I could calm down, because sometimes you can do things that you regret in these cases.


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A few minutes after the final whistle, Stéphane Moulin still did not understand the reasons for his expulsion.

“I told the fourth referee that there is a goal, and that I have repeated it four times.

I didn't say anything bad, nothing bad.

It's a bit like what we're going through tonight: it's a huge injustice.


An injustice that the Caen coach now hopes to never see again on the lawns of Ligue 2. To achieve this, he asks that the matches of the championship be considered as those of Ligue 1 and benefit from the VAR.

The debate has begun.

Source: leparis

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