LONGEVILLE-LèS-METZ. Guingamp defeats Metz 6-3 after playing a incredible match. Guingamp was truly superior in terms of ball possession (71%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
Also, Metz had 3 players sent off: K. Kouyate (31′ for a red card), A. Oukidja (45′ for a red card) and J. J. Danley (56′ for a red card).
The match was played at the Stade Saint-Symphorien stadium in Longeville-lès-Metz on Monday and it started at 8:45 pm local time. The referee was Pierre Gaillouste who was helped by Julien Aube and François Boudikian. The 4th official was Mickaël Leleu.
Guingamp was in firm control of the ball 71% while Metz was struggling with a 29% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Guingamp had a more offensive attitude with 97 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 8 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Guingamp won the match.
Metz shot 5 times, 3 on target, 2 off target. On the opposite side, Guingamp shot 18 times, 8 on target, 10 off target.
Metz received 3 yellow cards (L. Boloni, K. Kouyate and M. Udol). On the opposite side, Guingamp received 2 yellow cards (B. Roux and V. Kiankaulua).
After playing this match, Metz will stay with 11 points like Dijon to sit in the 8th place. Talking about the opposition, Guingamp will have 13 points like Valenciennes to sit in the 6th place.
In the next match in the Ligue 2, Metz will play away with Bastia on the 17th of September with a 7-6 head to head record in favor of Bastia (1 draw).
Guingamp will host Saint-Étienne on the 17th of September with a 9-3 head to head statistic in favor of Saint-Étienne (1 draw).
Metz – Formation
Metz started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager László Bölöni decided to play with the following team: Alexandre Oukidja, Koffi Kouao , Boubakar Kouyaté , Fali Candé , Matthieu Udol , Danley Jean Jacques , Habib Maïga , Lamine Gueye , Youssef Maziz , Ablie Jallow and Ibrahima Niane .
The home team had on the bench: Anthony Musaba, Ismaël Traoré , Sofiane Alakouch, Kévin N’Doram , Cheick Tidiane Sabaly, Ousmane Ba and Lenny Joseph .
Metz made 5 changes: Y. Maziz for I. Traore (34′), I. Niane for O. Ba (45′), H. Maiga for K. N’Doram (77′), A. Jallow for L. Joseph (77′) and L. Gueye for A. Musaba (78′).
Best player: Ablie Jallow
The most impressive player for Metz was Ablie Jallow.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 21 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 7.
Guingamp – Formation
Guingamp started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
Stéphane Dumont played with: Enzo Basilio, Vincent Manceau , Pierre Lemonnier , Baptiste Roux , Maxime Sivis , Dylan Louiserre , Tristan Muyumba , Stephen Quemper , Maxime Barthelmé , Jérémy Livolant and Gaëtan Courtet .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Dominique Youfeigane, Warren Tchimbembé, Jules Gaudin, Baptiste Guillaume , Vicky Kiankaulua , Mathis Riou and Félix Eboa Eboa.
Guingamp made 5 changes: V. Manceau for B. Guillaume (46′), T. Muyumba for V. Kiankaulua (65′), M. Barthelme for W. Tchimbembe (83′), B. Roux for J. Gaudin (89′) and J. Livolant for M. Riou (89′).
Best player: Jérémy Livolant
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Guingamp was Jérémy Livolant.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 49 passes (91% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 10. He performed 8 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ligue 2.