Ligue 2 – 20th day: Bordeaux returns to Le Havre, Sochaux goes back to the podium

Le Havre snatched the point from the draw with a late equalizer at Amiens (1-1) during a 20th day of Ligue 2 also marked on Saturday by the victory of Bordeaux in Dijon (0-3) and that of Sochaux in Saint -Etienne (3-2). The cards are somewhat reshuffled at the top of the ranking: the HAC (43 pts) is only seven lengths ahead of Bordeaux (2nd), ten over Sochaux who are back on the podium, and eleven over Metz (4th) , hung (1-1) in Valenciennes (12th).

Le Havre, which still has only one defeat (at Valenciennes on the second day, August 6), was therefore held back at the Unicorn stadium, after a spectacular meeting (1-1). Amiens opened the scoring in the 10th minute thanks to a gag goal against his camp from Victor Lekhal, who lobbed his goalkeeper Mathieu Gorgelin while trying to pass the ball to him with his head. Then striker Tolu Arokodare missed the opportunity for the break in the 38th minute, alone at the far post two meters from the empty goal on a cross from Antoine Leautey.

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Double Barbet for Bordeaux

After several chances on both sides, Le Havre finally snatched the point from the draw thanks to a goal from Jamal Thiaré, which entered during the second half, at the conclusion of a header from Gautier Lloris (88th). this blow, Amiens is now on a series of five matches without defeat in the league (1 win and 4 draws).

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In Dijon, it was a day of celebration for Bordeaux central defender Yoann Barbet, who scored twice (13th from a header and 57th from a free kick). Dilane Bakwa concluded the Girondin festival in the 61st minute. With this victory, Bordeaux is back to 7 points from the lead and gives salt to the Bordeaux-Le Havre clash.

Metz narrowly saves its series

In the other matches, Bastia, winner in Grenoble (0-1), jumped from 8th to 5th place, one point behind Metz, but with a head start on Amiens (6th) and Grenoble (7th). Metz, after a series of five wins and a draw, came close to defeat at Valenciennes, only equalizing in added time through Lenny Joseph (90+2).

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