After making an impression at the start of the Ligue 2 season against Pau (4-0), En Avant Guingamp confirmed by recording a second victory in a row at Laval (1-2) this Saturday. Confirmed at least in terms of the result, not really in the content. Quickly led to the score on a recovery from Anthony Gonçalves, Stéphane Dumont’s men never really managed to set up their possession game and show the attractive face of last week. The first dangerous Breton situation did not even arrive until the 43rd minute of play, with the good shift from Barthelmé for Muyumba, who opened his foot too much at the penalty spot.
With two different pistons (Manceau and Quemper in place of Luvambo and Gaudin), as well as Cathline in place of Guillaume at the forefront, this EAG even suffered for a long time against sharper Lavallois. Like on this distant attempt by Marvin Baudry which crashed on the Costa Rican crossbar (30 ‘) or this situation for Zakaria Naidji (33’) or even this half-volley from Durbant, boxed for a corner by the Guingamp goalkeeper (37 ‘) . Without a bit of success and decisive saves from Basilio, like the point-blank one at the end of the match (87’), the Mayenne could have scored several times.
The strokes of genius of Barthelmé and Livolant
To get the Bretons out of their collective difficulties in the evening, a personal feat was needed. There were two! First, this silky kick from Maxime Barthelmé. The ex-Troyen, on receiving a cross from Quemper at the entrance to the surface, flew away to perform a weak volley but perfectly placed to beat Hautbois (1-1, 56 ‘). Then, this heavy, supersonic strike, coming from elsewhere, sent by captain Jérémy Livolant more than 35 meters away. A bold half-volley (1-2, 74’). Two sublime risk takings for an incredible reversal of the situation.
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