MONDEVILLE. Caen prevailed over Valenciennes to win 2-1. It was Caen to strike first with an early goal of Bilal Brahimi at the 9′. Then it was a goal in the 30′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Alexandre Mendy gave the win to Caen in the 77′ minute with a goal.
The match was played at the Stade Michel Farré stadium in Mondeville on Saturday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Clément Turpin with the help of Nicolas Danos and Benjamin Pages. The 4th official was Kevin Barbin. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 10.1 degrees Celsius or 50.22 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 93%.
- 54 Ball Possession 46
- 15 Total 11
- 4 On Target 4
- 6 Off Target 2
- 5 Shots blocked 5
- 130 Attack 112
- 88 Dangerous attack 72
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 0 Penalties 0
- 5 Corners 7
- 10 Total 16
- 3 Yellow Cards 0
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 4
There was not much difference in terms of ball possession. Caen was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Valenciennes that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Caen was more aggressive with 88 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Caen won the match.
Caen shot 15 times, 4 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Valenciennes shot 11 times, 4 on target, 2 off target.
Caen received 3 yellow cards (Alexandre Mendy, Hugo Vandermersch and M. Hafid). Talking about the opposition, Valenciennes didn’t receive any yellow card.
After this encounter, Caen will have 43 points to sit in the 6th place. Talking about the opposition, Valenciennes will stay with 33 points like Saint-Étienne, Annecy and Pau to remain in the 14th place.
In the next match in the Ligue 2, Caen will host Paris on the 15th of April with a 5-1 head to head stats in favor of Paris (1 draw).
Valenciennes will host Paris on the 1st of April with a 5-4 head to head statistic in favor of Paris (4 draws).
Caen – Formation
Caen started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Stéphane Moulin decided to play with the following team: Anthony Mandrea, Hugo Vandermersch , Ibrahim Cissé , Romain Thomas , Ali Abdi , Anton Saletros , Hianga’a M’Bock , Bilal Brahimi , Yoann Court , Alexandre Mendy and Godson Kyeremeh .
The home team had on the bench: Quentin Daubin, Mohamed Hafid , Samuel Essende, Moussa Sylla , Yannis Clementia, Djibril Diani and Norman Bassette .
Caen could not rely on the presence of Quentin Daubin (injured).
Caen made 5 changes: Anton Salétros for Quentin Daubin (55′), H. Mbock for Moussa Sylla (63′), Godson Kyeremeh for Djibril Diani (64′), Y. Court for Mohamed Hafid (76′) and Bilal Brahimi for Norman Bassette (76′).
Best player: Alexandre Mendy
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Caen was Alexandre Mendy.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 23 passes (56% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 21.
Valenciennes – Formation
Valenciennes started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Nicolas Rabuel played with: Stefan Bajić, Allan Linguet , Mathieu Debuchy , Jonathan Buatu-Mananga , Quentin Lecoeuche , Julien Masson , Noah Diliberto , Aymen Boutoutaou , Ugo Bonnet , Salim Ben Seghir and Adrian Grbić .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Jason Berthomier, Landry Nomel, Marius Noubissi, Hillel Konaté, Mathis Picouleau, Matteo Rabuel and Nassim Innocenti.
Valenciennes made 4 changes: A. Linguet for Matteo Rabuel (75′), S. Ben Seghir for Lorng Nomel (75′), Julien Masson for Mathis Picouleau (84′) and A. Boutoutaou for Marius Noubissi (87′).
Best player: Ugo Bonnet
The player that probably impressed the most for Valenciennes was Ugo Bonnet.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 17 passes (76% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 15. He performed 3 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ligue 2.
- Le Havre – Saint-Étienne – 2-2
- Paris – Bastia – 0-1
- Caen – Valenciennes – 2-1
- Dijon – Pau – 0-1
- Niort – Laval – 3-2
- Amiens SC – Rodez – 1-3
- Sochaux – Grenoble Foot 38 – 1-0
- Annecy – Guingamp – 1-1
- Quevilly Rouen – Metz – 1-2
- Bordeaux – Nîmes – 1-0