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Dion and Angelo rekindle Strasbourg's flame
As Strasbourg headed for a lacklustre defeat to Brest, the jokers of the evening shook the coconut tree. Especially Angelo, who came on in place of Dilane Bakwa (70′), and Moïse Sahi Dion, who replaced Kévin Gameiro (79′). The speed of the two players troubled the Brest defence, which was caught out by Emanuel Emegha (80'), who also came off the bench in the 36th minute (to compensate for Doukouré's injury). An assist, Dion stood out for his power and his desire to hit the ball. These qualities are rarely highlighted by Patrick Vieira's starting eleven, who will be satisfied with effective coaching.
Del Castillo, Brest's technical guarantor
Without delivering his best game of the season, Romain Del Castillo was once again the most active attacking player for Brest. Precise on set pieces, the former Rennes player launched a good number of attacks with his left foot, even if Jérémy Le Douairon's goal finished Kamory Doumbia's job. The number 10 of the Finistères, efficient in his dribbling and not stingy with his efforts, nevertheless took his foot off the gas in the second half, until he was taken off in favour of Bilal Brahimi.
Jonas Martin, a replacement too discreet
The big absentee of the evening, Pierre Lees-Melou, was sorely missed in the Brest midfield. And Jonas Martin, his replacement in the eleven, really suffered from the comparison. Alongside Hugo Magnetti, the former LOSC player was too discreet in the build-up to the game and invisible in attack. Before the game, Eric Roy had played down Lees-Melou's absence. Without him, the faces of the people of Brest are less dashing.
Strasbourg still don't win
Of course, the reaction and the point snatched at the end of the game can serve as reasons for hope. The fact remains that Racing have not won a Ligue 1 match since September 24, in Metz (1-0). The Alsatians have lost four of their last eight games, with average, not to say worrying, performances. On Sunday (15 p.m.), Le Havre, the announced competitor for survival, arrives at La Meinau. A crucial meeting for Strasbourg, who are still looking for a benchmark victory this season.