LE HAVRE. Le Havre overcome Nîmes 3-1 thanks to Q. Cornette who scored in the 61st, 90th and 90th minute. It was Nîmes to score first with a goal from Lamine Fomba. However, later Le Havre found the way to turn the tables scoring 3 consecutive goals with Quentin Cornette (61′), Axel Maraval (84′) and Quentin Cornette (90′). Le Havre was unquestionably better in terms of ball possession (63%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Stade Océane stadium in Le Havre on Friday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Benjamin Lepaysant assisted by Ludovic Zmyslony and Quentin Guidou. The 4th official was Renaud Potier. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 8.5 degrees Celsius or 47.32 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 87%.
Le Havre had a strong ball possession 63% while Nîmes was struggling with a 37% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Le Havre had a more offensive attitude with 67 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Le Havre won the match.
Le Havre shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Nîmes shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target.
Le Havre received 2 yellow cards (Check Oumar Diakité and J. Casimir). On the other side, Nîmes received 3 yellow cards (Lamine Fomba, Yassine Benrahou and Axel Maraval).
After this match, Le Havre will have 42 points to sit in the 1st place. On the other side, Nîmes will stay with 16 points to sit in the 19th place.
In the next match in the Ligue 2, Le Havre will play away with Bordeaux on the 31st of January with a 3-2 head to head record in favor of Bordeaux (0 draws).
Le Havre – Formation
Le Havre started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Luka Elsner decided to play with the following team: Mathieu Gorgelin, Nolan Mbemba , Arouna Sangante , Gautier Lloris , Christopher Operi , Victor Lekhal , Elies Mahmoud , Yassine Kechta , Check Oumar Diakité , Josué Casimir and Yann Kitala .
The home team had on the bench: Antoine Joujou, Jamal Thiaré, Quentin Cornette , Oualid El Hajjam, Terence Kongolo, Mohamed Kone and Amir Richardson .
Le Havre made 4 changes: Elies Mahmoud for Quentin Cornette (56′), Check Oumar Diakité for A. Richardson (56′), Y. Kitala for Jamal Thiaré (64′) and J. Casimir for A. Joujou (81′).
Best player: Quentin Cornette
The player that probably impressed the most for Le Havre was Quentin Cornette.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 14 passes (71% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 1 cross.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 56′.
Nîmes – Formation
Nîmes started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Frédéric Bompard played with: Axel Maraval, Kelyan Guessoum , Maël Durand de Gevigney , Nasser Djiga , Patrick Burner , Lamine Fomba , Jean N’Guessan , Thibault Vargas , Pablo Pagis , Rafiki Saïd and Moussa Koné .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Scotty Sadzoute, Yassine Benrahou , Lucas Dias, Benoît Poulain, Malik Tchokounté , Leon Delpech and Nicolas Benezet .
Nîmes made 3 changes: Pablo Pagis for Yassine Benrahou (65′), Moussa Koné for Malik Tchokounté (77′) and Thibaut Vargas for Nicolas Benezet (87′).
Best player: Lamine Fomba
The most impressive player for Nîmes was Lamine Fomba.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 39 passes (84% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 10.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ligue 2.