Valenciennes recovers a 0-1 deficit to defeat Niort 2-1. HIGHLIGHTS

NIORT. Valenciennes was able to reverse the score against Niort to win 2-1.

Valenciennes recovers a 0-1 deficit to defeat Niort 2-1. HIGHLIGHTS

NIORT. Valenciennes was able to reverse the scoreline against Niort to win 2-1. It was Niort to strike first with a goal of G. K. Bentil at the 28′. Then it was a goal in the 37′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, J. Kalai gave the win to Valenciennes in the 74′ minute. Niort lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).

The match was played at the Stade René Gaillard stadium in Niort on Saturday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Abdelatif Kherradji with the help of Florian Gonçalves de Araujo and Pascal Poupeau. The 4th official was Gaëtan Deneuve. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 20 degrees Celsius or 67.98 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 80%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 56 Ball Possession 44
  • 9 Total 6
  • 3 On Target 3
  • 6 Off Target 3
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 114 Attack 76
  • 67 Dangerous attack 60
  • 0 Ball safe​ 0
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 4 Corners 3
  • 9 Total 14
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
  • 3 Substitutions 4

Ball possession

Niort had a strong ball possession 56% while Valenciennes was struggling with a 44% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Niort was putting more pressure with 67 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 3 were on target. Anyway, Valenciennes managed to find the solution to win this match.​

Niort shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target. Regarding the opposition, Valenciennes shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.


None of the teams received any yellow card.

Match Timeline

G. K. Bentil(goal)B. Boutobba
U. Bonnet(goal)
B. Guillaume- sub ->U. Bonnet
J. Kalai- sub ->A. Boutoutaou
N. Diliberto- sub ->J. Masson
J. Mendes- sub ->D. Yongwa
J. Kalai(goal)Q. Lecoeuche
B. Doukansy- sub ->D. Louiserre
I. Conte- sub ->J. Moutachy
A. Zinga- sub ->G. Robail


Last 5

After playing this match, Niort will stay with 46 points like Bastia to remain in the 13th place. Talking about the opposition, Valenciennes will have 44 points like Amiens SC and Grenoble Foot 38 to hold in the 16th place.

Next matches

Niort – Formation

Niort started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Sébastien Desabre decided to play with the following team: .


Niort made 3 changes: D. Yongwa for J. Mendes (64′), D. Louiserre for B. Doukansy (82′) and J. Moutachy for I. Conte (85′).

Valenciennes – Formation

Valenciennes started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

Christophe Delmotte played with: .


Valenciennes made 4 changes: U. Bonnet for B. Guillaume (60′), A. Boutoutaou for J. Kalai (60′), J. Masson for N. Diliberto (60′) and G. Robail for A. Zinga (87′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Ligue 2.​