The match was supposed to take place on November 12, but storm Ciaran forced the LFP to postpone it. This Thursday, Brest hosted Strasbourg as part of the 12th matchday of Ligue 1. And despite a clear territorial domination of the Brest side, the two teams left each other with a draw that doesn't really suit anyone. 7th, Stade Brestois loses its place among the future European qualifiers. 13th, Strasbourg are not far from the red zone.
Despite Brest's possession, it was Strasbourg who had the first chance of the game, in the 29th minute. However, South Africa's Lebo Mothiba was unable to beat Marco Bizot, who made an authoritative save at the striker's feet. Fifteen minutes later, as the two teams prepared to go into the locker room, Jérémy Le Douaron was more skilful in slipping the ball between Matz Sels' legs, giving his team the lead.
The second half was pretty quiet. Serene, Éric Roy's men tried to keep the ball and maintain their advantage. But it wasn't enough. In the 79th minute, Dutchman Emanuel Emegha, who came on in the first half in place of the injured Ismaël Doukouré, was at the end of a fine move in the Bretons' box. Well served by Moise Sahi, the striker only had to push the ball into the back of the line to convert this great opportunity.
Despite this setback, Brest had not said its last word. Spurred on by a rediscovered Stade Francis-Le Blé and very vocal, the Brest side had a final chance in stoppage time, but Mahdi Camara's effort ended up at the foot of the right post of the Belgian goalkeeper of Strasbourg. In the end, both teams had to settle for a point and a status quo in the Ligue 1 standings.