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Chateauroux vs Orleans

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Chateauroux

They decided to line up with basic eleven in the League Cup against Clermont, they took the lead before the 20 minutes were completed by Thil and had a chance to double the score but the post stopped them.

They were equalized in the 35′ and were left with ten just after the completion of an hour because of the red card shown to the defender Boyer.After this point they logically collapsed (1-3 final result).

Two new additions were announced, midfielder Zola (Le Havre, 31 app./0 goals) and central defender Udoji (Rennes, 13 app./1 goals).

Orleans

Although they are newly promoted in the category, they continue to show professionalism and cynicism.

Third consecutive three-pointer for the surprise of this year’s League 2 with the same score.

The result of the home match against Brest was 1-0 with the goal been scored by Ponroy just in the second minute. Later, many battles were given in the game and the toughest team (Orleans) managed to get the result.

On the plus is that they had no obligations in League Cup and managed to rest a few days more.

New transcriptional acquisition is the good striker Benmeziane who is expected to make his first participation.

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Laval vs Ajaccio

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Laval

They still are in very good condition. After a goalless draw which they gained in the headquarters of the pioneer Troyes, they qualified for the third round of the League Cup, winning 1-0 at home against Dijon.

The first half was bad, they took an early lead in the second scored by the veteran Diallo after a mistake of the defense. They were not threatened especially until the end.

“It is a great success for the club as it has not become accustomed to proceed to the Cups,” coach Zanko stated.

They have an excellent defense, in six official games, they have conceded just three goals, while keeping the zero for 180 minutes.

Ajaccio

They have begun to show samples of the team we expected.

Third consecutive victory, this time with an emphatic 1-4 at the headquarters of Troyes, all scored in the second half. The score was opened by Madri in 52′, followed by Fauvergue in 54′ and two goals were scored by Oliech in the 59′ and 65′. The only thing that the hosts were able to do was to reduce the score in the 67′.

“We managed to finish the game in 13 minutes, which is something very important,” the statements of coach Bracconi showing the good psychology in the team.

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France League 2 – Nimes vs Dijon 15/08/2014

Nimes news:

They failed to double their victories in an informal rematch of the premiere of the league against Angers  and lost  2-1. They were found early back to the score. They found the strength to equalize within minutes with Nouri (10 ‘), but they could not complete the overthrow.

In a balanced game, they created good chances for a second goal but they did not made it.

It seemed that they were not entirely concentrated in the competition as it was obvious from the statements of the coach Pasqualetti, “We’re going for the win, but we must definitely avoid the extra-time in order to be ready for Dijon on Friday.”

Dijon news:

The movements of the coach Dall’Oglio gave the qualification against Tours.

They were down 2-0 until the coach changed the attacking duo and passed Diony and Babit in the match. Within 5 minutes they had brought the match in balance.

At 65′ the first one closed the gap while the second equalized at 71’. The match went into force thereafter (both teams received a red card).

Qualification came out on penalties with the goalkeeper Reynet saving the match for his team for one more time (2-4 the final score from the white dot).

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France League 2 – Nancy vs Arles 15/08/2014

Nancy news:

Although they lined up with eight changes compared to the championship match, they easily overcame the obstacle of Le Havre for the first round of the League Cup.

The 21 years old Coulibali was the scorer (12’) and his partner in midfield Grange scored the second goal (45) in this year’s debut. Le Havre only managed to reduce to 2-1.

They have a very low average of age at the team which is a sample that the academies work well. Of course Nancy’s biggest talent, Louis, signed permanently to Standard Liege, but the 17 years old attacking midfielder Lusamba was already rewarded with a contract renewal.

Transcriptional they were strengthened on Thursday by the addition of the 25 years old striker Mana Dembele from Guingamp (he played for Clermont for the last three years).

Arles news:

They worked on their attacking mode in Arles and did very well, scoring their first goals this year.

N’Gakoutou scored a hat-trick (19 ‘, 54’, 86 ‘) in the 3-2 match against Niort in the first round of the League Cup. The scorer was happy while the coach said with moderation: “It is important to qualify but we conceded two goals and we have to work on it.”

They had been drawn twice but finally they managed to get the qualification which will also give them more good psychology to the continuity in the league.