Football: Beaten at Costières by Caen (0-1), the scores of Nîmes Olympique against the Normans.

At the end of a rather pleasant game for a first day of the championship, Nîmes Olympique lost on Caen’s wire, being punished in extra time on a goal by Kyeremeh (90th + 4).

Slides (5): didn’t have to work once for the first half hour. Distracts a cross from Vandermesch with his fist that the Nîmes goalkeeper could have caught (49th). Close his first post well on a recovery from Essende (52nd) before being saved by his post, at the corner that follows, on a Mendy header. Wins, with authority, at center with a line from Vandermesch (62nd) before doing the same by quickly moving away after a penetrating free kick from left-handed field. Powerless on incoming Kyremeh’s Caen goal, shot at close range by the striker who played in Annecy last season (90th + 4).

Durand de Gevigney (6): For the first time in his professional career and in Ligue 2, the former Versailles player had a sizeable clientele in the person of the imposing Essende. A complicated start to the meeting in the recovery with five approaches in the first quarter. He recovered well afterwards, astute in his defensive interventions. Warned of over-tackle on Court (67th).

Foal (5): from the height of his 35 years, the centre-back played it with experience in the defense with 3 crocodiles, intelligently cutting the opposing lanes. Deflects a dangerous center from Court to Mendy (43rd) with a header. Overtaken, as soon as the second act resumed, by Essende, whose attempt ended in a corner (47th). Serious game.

Guessum (5): keep an eye on the markings during the match. Warned by the umpire for too heavy a tackle on Essende on the corner of the surface (18th). Authoritatively interrupts Kyeremeh’s (81st) breakthrough.

Vargas (5): concentrated and serious defensively, in addition to being active offensively on his right. Constantly suggested solutions, even if not always found. Is replaced by The girl (75th) by return.

Fomba (cap., 4): tried to increase the pace in his sentry in the middle and was able to be there especially in the first period. The Gard captain then died after the break, as did most of his teammates. Warned just before half time (44th) for dragging his feet on Daubin.

Thomas (3): an interesting attack, although under-supported, that ends in the arms of Mandrea, the goalkeeper of Caen (6th). Reminisce, however, on the whole meeting. Not spicy enough and logically replaced by N’Guessa (66th).

Sad Salt (5): a good cross from the left to Kone (11th) who couldn’t exploit the Senegalese with a header. Author of a return, in extremis, in his area to destroy an action by Caen and place the ball for a corner kick (44th) after a deep ball from Mendy towards Vandermesch. Like his counterpart on the right, Vargas, it gave way to Eliasson (75th), which, rather in legs, was immediately illustrated with his left foot by two dangerous crosses. Also badly negotiated a dangerous free kick (86th) on the corner of the surface, left side, sending the ball… into contact on the other side.

Benrahu (4): in the first period the playmaker was found quite well between the lines, his technique made the difference, even if he was not decisive enough. Delay too much in arming his shot in the vicinity of Caen, taken over by the defense of Malherbe (45th + 3). Insufficient responsiveness in certain situations, especially in the opposite area. gave way to Benezet (84th) who, as soon as he entered the game, recovered the captain’s armband from Fomba.

Kone (4): Voluntary, generous in effort, the Senegalese striker spared no effort but lacked spontaneity on a cross from Tchokounté (45th + 3). His duet, in attack, with Tchokounté logically requires some adjustments. The Senegalese got the biggest crocodile opportunity, but lost his eye to Mandrea after beating Norman defender Cissé. Before it is replaced by omarson (84th)

Tchokounte (4): serving as an attachment point in the attack, the croco striker has done a lot of work without counting his efforts. Often caught in the middle of the Caen rear, the rookie from Nîmes did what she could. Just one situation for the former Dunkirk who couldn’t put his head on a center left of Eliasson (90th + 1).

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