In a very bad position in the league, Dijon had to win so as not to sink further, while Lens had the opportunity to move to the first part of the table in case of success. Ineffective throughout this meeting, Dijon lost this time against Lens with a score of 0-1. The Sangs et Or relied on Arnaud Kalimuendo (23rd), well helped by a blunder from the Dijon goalkeeper to win. In the standings, Dijon remains stuck in last place while Lens climbs to 9th place.
Solid from the outset, Lens wanted to take advantage of the downward spiral of the Dijonnais to drive the point home. Thanks to a big pressing, the Sang et Ors needed about twenty minutes to undermine the morale of the DFCO following a big mistake by goalkeeper Anthony Racioppi. While he wanted to free himself from his goals, the Dijon goalkeeper wanted to hook unnecessarily Arnaud Kalimuendo came to the pressing, but without success … The French international hope was not lacking to counter and open the scoring for the his (23rd). The efficiency is then at its peak for the RCL who scores on his first framed opportunity. Stunned, Dijon tries to get back on the right track by pressing the wings to bypass the Lensoise defense with in particular a cross strike from the left of Moussa Konaté (41st). Leca relaxes well and reassures her partners.
Same observation in the second half where the Dijonnais tried to react without really worrying a formation of Lens in confidence. Confidence, which was clearly lacking in Dijon … This translated perfectly into one figure: a single shot on target during the second period for Stéphane Jobard’s men. If the Dijon club was rough in the area of truth, its defense was also against the RCL. And especially at the end of the game on two opportunities on target from Florian Sotoca (87th) and Ignatius Ganago (94th). Hot shots for Racioppi but the shower is cold at the final whistle. After two unsuccessful matches, the Blood and Gold get back to work as the nightmare continues for the DFCO. Dijon goes on to an eleventh unsuccessful match in Ligue 1.