Moments before the break between Metz and Clermont during the 32nd day of Ligue 1, Auvergne goalkeeper Arthur Desmas had to give way to Oparin Jocko after suffering a major blow to the head with Coyette in his field.
The duel of the day for keeper is certainly electric at Saint-Symphorion. While Clermont equalized by Dossou (37th), Metz was reduced to ten after a very high foot from Niane (40th), the visitors concussion after an impressive contact in their surface with Couette. Lost his goalkeeper Desmas on protocol.
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On a free kick from the left side, Messin’s central defender eyes the ball, just like the Claremont goalkeeper. If Desmas kicks the ball, he hits the coyote at full speed and falls straight to the ground. Minutes after being completely knocked out, he walked off the field on a stretcher. A change to the Concussion Protocol that is not included in the five replacements allowed because of the new rules since September.
Desmas had just attained his starting position
Back in the Clermont goal from last week against Paris (1-6) after losing his starting position to Oparin Jocko in November, Desmas could miss the final sprint. With six days before the end of the championship, Clermont are still struggling to maintain their place in Ligue 1 at the end of their first season in the top flight.