Strasbourg ignites the derby

The Eastern Derby was won Friday evening by Strasbourg in front of Metz (3-0), opening the 6th day of Ligue 1.

If the concept of derby has lost its value, the public of the Meinau was able to show itself on Friday evening to the height to fully play its role of twelfth man behind Strasbourg. A loyalty rewarded by a first period very close to perfection recited by the Alsatian players.

A penalty transformed by Ajorque (5e), a doubling of Diallo (26e, 40e), preferred to gamer at kick-off, this is how Racing put its big paw on a Metz team most of the time late in duels.

With three goals ahead at the break (3-0) of this Eastern derby, Julien Stéphan’s men could see coming in a poorly classified meeting proposed in opening of the 6e Ligue 1 day.

The Strasbourg, one point better (4) than their opponent before the match, managed to contain the low threat that Frédéric Antonetti’s proteges were trying to exert.

Sels was still used on a whim by Bronn (77e) before the post compensates him after the strike of Kouyaté (81e). The exit of Diallo, possibly injured, at the 68e would be the only downside to the solid Alsatian performance.

In the provisional classification, the Racing players are giving themselves a little air. They move up to 10th place. The Garnets, in search of a first success this season, stagnate in 19e position.

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