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).
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.