After Toulouse’s victory against Paris FC (2-1) earlier in the day, AJA had the opportunity to scratch Thierry Laurey’s men for second place. Nothing came of it, and Auxerre snatched the tie from Bastia in extremis (1-1), while Sochaux did the job at Quevilly-Rouen (2-0) and Dunkirk continued their black streak.
Auxerre are doing well and come back a point from second place in Ligue 2 after their draw on the pitch at Bastia (1-1) snatched in extremis thanks to the head of Ben Fredj (90me). Magri had still opened the scoring for the Corsicans. After diving deep, Bastiais sent a great shot to Donovan Leon’s squad just before the break (45me). A point all the more valuable as the Burgundians had seen Sochaux return to the top. Tombeur de Quevilly-Rouen outside (0-1)the Cubs won thanks to the achievements of Tony Mauricio (45me+1) and Steve Ambri (65me). Above all, those of Omar Daf go back two lengths from second place, synonymous with direct promotion to the elite. If Toulouse seems to have won the first place with a ten point advantage over its first pursuer, the race for second place seems attractive seven days before the end of the championship.
Dunkirk flows slowly
At the bottom of the table, Dunkerque continues to fall after his new defeat against Caen (2-1). Fourth setback in five games that sinks the USLD a little deeper into its penultimate seat in Ligue 2. Yoann Court had managed to open the scoring (36me) before Alexandre Mendy called the break by scoring his fifteenth goal of the season. The former Bordeaux player reaches a length behind Rhys Healey in the Ligue 2 scoring ranking thanks to a magnificent comeback on an equally beautiful serve signed by Yoann Court (49me). The reduction in Malik Tchokounté’s score (71me) It will remain anecdotal. Dunkerque is having a hard time, although nothing is fixed for the northerners who are only one point away from Quevilly-Rouen, the current roadblock. For his part, Rodez could not do better than a draw against Niort (1-1). However, it was Aveyronnais who opened the scoring thanks to Chougrani (30me), before Mpasi made a mistake and allowed Rebeco to score again (33me). A valuable point in the upkeep race as Valenciennes fell to Amiens (0-2) thanks to a brace from Akolo (29me and 33me).
Le Havre can no longer
Under the snow of Dijon, Patrice Garande’s men managed to defeat Grenoble (1-0)reduced to ten after the exclusion of Abdallah (71me). It was Mickaël Le Bihan who offered victory to his team (84me) in a match marked above all by the interruption of play for a quarter of an hour due to snow. The Dijonnais are now in ninth place, far from fear of the maintenance race. Behind, Nîmes Crocos lost at home against Guingampais (0-2) who chain for the first time in the season two successes in a row. Livolant, after tripping over the crossbar, gave the Bretons the lead (48me) before Pierrot came to seal the result (86me). Note the early departure of Ferhat in the first half for Gardois, who now sit in thirteenth place while Guingamp move up to eighth. At the same time, Pau managed to dominate Le Havre at home (2-1). However, the Normans were in the lead after Abline opened the scoring on a counterattack (23me). But now, Didier Tholot’s men managed to reverse the encounter thanks to the exploits of Armand (36me) and Naidji (72me). The latter was even able to double the game at the end of the match, but failed to frame his shot on empty goal. In the classification, Pau rises to seventh place, twelve lengths behind Sochaux, sixth and currently last classified for the play-offs. For its part, the HAC is in tenth place, but above all, the Normans conceded their fourth consecutive defeat tonight. A very sad 150me birthday.
Buts : Magri (45me) for Bastia // Ben Fredj (90me) for the AJA
Fall 2-1 Dunkirk
Buts : Court (36me) and Mendy (49me) for the Normans // Tchokounté for Dunkirk (71me)
Dijon 1-0 Grenoble
Goal: Le Bihan (84me)
Nîmes 0-2 Guingamp
Goals: Livolant (48me) and Pierrot (86me)
Pau 2-1 Le Havre
Goals: Armand (36me) and Naidji (72me) by Pau // Abline (23me) for HACs
Quevilly Rouen 0-2 Sochaux
Buts : Mauritius (45me+1) and Ambri (65me)
Rodez 1-1 Niort
But: Chougrani (30me) for the RAF // Mpasi (33meCSC)
Valencia 0-2 Amiens
Buts: Akolo (29me and 33me)
By Nelio da Silva