The victory of hope, Rashani’s stupid reaction… What to remember from Clermont’s beautiful success against Le Havre

Clermont Foot is still alive in this Ligue 1 championship. The Clermontois defeated Le Havre this Sunday in Montpied (2-1). A double from Cham offered this precious success to CF63 at the end of a match full of twists and turns, marked in particular by Rashani’s unforgivable reaction. Here’s what you should remember from this meeting.

The summary of the match.

Clermont Foot is still alive. A week after the defeat in Metz, the men of the Gastien-Bichard duo had an absolute obligation to beat Le Havre this Sunday. Mission accomplished.

But as if their situation were not delicate enough, the Auvergne decided to complicate their task even more by finding themselves ten against eleven in the 31st minute, after Rashani’s unforgivable reaction to the referee (see below). An exclusion that occurred when everything was going quite well for the Clermontois, who led the score thanks to a goal from Cham after a delivery from Borges (1-0, 12th).

Ayew’s equalizer in a raid on the Auvergne area concluded by the left could have cast doubt on the Puydomois bosses (1-1, 45th + 2). But less than 20 seconds after the throw-in, Lloris pushed Virginius in the box. Once again, the Clermontois were not in the best position to hit him after the long discussions between Cham and Virginius over who was going to shoot. Finally, the Austrian grabbed the ball and beat Desmas (2-1, 45+5).

Ligue 1: Clermont Foot beats Le Havre and stays alive (live replay)

The Clermontois, lined up in a 4-2-3-1 with Virginius up front, offered a much more direct game this Sunday, quickly searching for the attacker on loan from Lille. The latter thought he would give his team a break on the hour mark, but his goal was disallowed by the VAR for offside. With less than ten minutes remaining, while Le Havre was also within ten minutes after the exclusion of Targhalline, it was a goal by Matsima that in turn was annulled by video assistance, since the defender controlled the ball with his hand.

The Clermont audience held its breath. Especially in this cross shot from Grandsir that crashed into Diaw’s left post, before Jacquet got ahead of his line with a shot from Ngoura (85th). But Clermont held on and achieved their fourth success of the season that allowed them to stay alive. We will have to continue against Toulouse, still in Montpied, in two weeks.

The number: 5

With this success, the second at home this season (after the victory against Lorient), Clermont Foot (18th, 20 points) is five points behind the play-off, Nantes (25 points), which was defeated at home to Strasbourg this Saturday and who called Antoine Kombouaré to lead the team to replace Jocelyn Gourvennec. Between the two is Metz (19th, 23 points), which fell this Sunday in Reims (2-1).

The fact of the match: Rashani loses her nerve

31st minute of play in Montpied. Kuziaev tries to bring the ball up from his own half, on the right side. He is held by Keïta’s shirt. Mr. Bollengier whistles. Rashani approaches the referee and questions the decision. Bollengier sends a yellow card to the Kosovo international. A sanction that does not reassure the Clermontois, quite the opposite. Unable to control his nerves, he steps closer to the man in black and yells at him eight inches from his face. Mr. Bollengier, logically, shows the red card. Just over a month after his expulsion against Brest after his clash with Bizot, Brest’s goalkeeper, Rashani once again left his teammates with ten. An exclusion that ultimately did not prevent the Clermontois from obtaining this precious victory.

The datasheet

CLERMONT-FERRAND (Gabriel-Montpied Stadium). Clermont Foot beats Le Havre 2-1 (score acquired at half-time). Referee: Mr. Bollengier.

Buts. For Clermont: Cham (12th, 45th+5, sp). For Le Havre: Ayew (45º+1).

Yellow cards. In Clermont: Rashani (31), Keita (31), Bichard (44), Gastien (46). Au Havre: Targhalline (34th), Lloris (45th+3), Sangante (58th), Kechta (90th+7).

Expulsions. In Clermont: Rashani (31st). In Le Havre: Targhalline (66th, second warning).

Foot of Clermont. diaw; Zeffane (Jacquet, 75), Matsima, Pelmard, Borges (cap.); J. Gastien, Keita (Gonalons, 75th); Allevinah, Cham (Boutobba, 90º+1), Rashani; Virginius (Kyei, 78e).

Not used: N’Diaye (g.), Ogier, Armougom, Bela, Nicholson.

Le Havre AC. Desmas; Bloody (cap.) (Nego, 85), Youth, Lament, Opera; Touré (Kechta, 61), Targhalline; Sabbi (Joujou, 61), Kuziaev (Grandsir, 85), A. Ayew (Ngoura, 85); Bay.

Not used: Gorgelin (g.), El Hajjam, Salmier, Ebonog.

Manuel Caillaud

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