Red lantern in Ligue 1 before the match this Sunday, Stade Malherbe managed to recover in easily dominating Metz (3-0).
18th day of Ligue 1
Goals: Karamoh (20th), Santini (61), P. Sane (93rd)
A force to see their matches postponed due to bad weather conditions, Caen slipped to last place in Ligue 1. His Sunday’s game against Metz fell paramount. Despite heavy pressure weighing on their shoulders, the men of Patrice Garande have not missed. Calmly and without forcing their talent, they have won 2 to 0. A victory that makes them directly out of the red zone.
No match played since Dec. 2, the Caen presented themselves for this match with some questions about their physical condition. But they knew then quickly sweep. After 20 minutes, they had already taken the lead in the brand through Yann Karamoh. The striker from the Ivory Coast was the fault of a recovery in the head following a cross from Vincent Bessat. This unique achievement was enough to plunge the Lorraine. Few enterprising 0-0, they have been even less with a goal late.
With such a weak opponent, the Caen did not have to tremble in the meeting. And, at the time the game is logically they provided the break. Croatian Ivan Santini doubled the lead with a shot from 20 meters after a lateral pass to Julien Féret. Just before the Caen will take off, Metz saw his defender Milan Bisevac get kicked for a punch to the face of Santini. Man with less, the graduates had only one goal in this meeting: to avoid a hammering. They held until stoppage time, before losing a third time a realization of the young Pape Sane.