Lorient won on the field of Gazelec Ajaccio this Friday and won a second win in a row. Brest was held in check on his ground by Paris FC. Lens, winner in Nancy (3-0) is alone in the top of Ligue 2.
This third day of Ligue 2 will have some surprises. Promoted Béziers, who started the season in an ideal way by winning against Nancy before being stopped last week by AC Ajaccio, has raised the head against Troyes (1-0), ex-member of the elite. The Biterrois temporarily move up to 7th place.
For its part, Lorient managed perfectly a new trip outside. After his victory at the start of the week in Châteauroux (2-1), the Mickaël Landreau players victorious against Gazélec Ajaccio (3-1), took the second provisional place, supported in particular by a doubling of Pierre-Yves Hamel (16). , 67).
Lens went on to win a third successive victory by winning in Nancy (3-0), taking the interim head of Ligue 2 on Friday, opening the third day, and putting pressure on the former leader. Metz, who faces Clermont on Saturday. The Sang et Or, the biggest budget of the division, thus begin their season in an ideal way. What forget the dark year they just passed, flirting with the red zone before finishing 14th.
Philippe Montanier’s men took the advantage in the 7th minute with a header from Yannis Gomis, before widening the gap seven minutes later by a goal from Mehdi Tahrat (14). In the second half, the Lensois have finally hit the nail on a penalty Walib Mesloub (54).
The other northern team, Valenciennes, completes the podium after a draw against Chateauroux (1-1). The Valenciennes could however have done better, insofar as they led until the 87th minute but were caught on a goal of Maxime Barthelme.
The promoted Grenoble defeated Niort (1-0), who was nevertheless part of the contenders for leadership after two victories of rank, and gives himself the fourth provisional place.
Metz, at the top of the standings unlike goals at the end of the second day, is currently relegated to 5th place. He will have no choice but to win Saturday against Clermont if he wants to regain his leadership.