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Ligue 1: Lens slowed down in Troyes


Despite a very clear domination, the artesian club had to settle for a draw (1-1), this Saturday, in Aube. The Lensois return provisionally

What you must remember

It was an upside-down match that pitted two teams as far apart in the standings as on the pitch during this 20th day of Ligue 1. While they outrageously dominated the match, with more than 70% possession ball, the Lensois conceded, against the course of the game (21 shots to 6 for the Sang et Or), the first goal of this meeting finally ended in a draw (1-1).

The runner-up to PSG in the standings thus gives OM the opportunity to return to their height this Saturday evening in the event of a success against Monaco.

After a first period without a clear chance on either side, but with undisputed Lensoise mastery, it took until the 50th minute to see an opportunity transformed.

It was Trojan, through Yasser Larouci with a cross shot from the left foot.

Rony Lopes himself missed the target twice on very frank actions at the conclusion of two counterattacks.

He took it badly because by dint of pushing, Lens ended up finding the fault in the 88th minute of play through Adrien Thomasson.

Providential man, the former Strasbourg player came to save his family a few days after finding the net in the Coupe de France during the 3-1 victory against Brest.

After a difficult Alsatian exercise, Thomasson finds colors in the North.

The player: Yasser Larouci

At 22, the left-back of ESTAC offered himself a great first in Ligue 1. Not a first tenure but a first goal for professionals.

Trained in Le Havre between 2011 and 2017, Yasser Larouci then studied in Liverpool, before being transferred in 2021 to Troyes.

Since then, the international youngster has played 22 games in his new colours.

Faced with Lens, it was therefore he who unblocked a very bad situation for Troyes, at a time when his team did not even have 30% possession of the ball and had only shot 4 times on goal.

Unfortunately for him, that was not enough to bring back the three points of the victory.

We will have to be satisfied with the draw.

The number: 15

The end of the series was close but Lens is holding on.

Dauphin of Paris Saint-Germain, RC Lens has a 15th match without defeat, in all competitions.

The last time the Sang et Or left with their heads down, it was during the 10th day of Ligue 1, October 9 against Lille (1-0).

The declaration: Adrien Thomasson

“There was room to do better, it was a one-sided game where we had control of the game. They defended in the last 30 meters so it was hard to be able to score.

We had to be patient, we come back to 1-1 but there is disappointment because we deserved to win.


Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2023-01-28

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