Thanks to an excellent Gaëtan Charbonnier, author of a double, Brest won this Saturday in Saint-Étienne (2-1) and obtained his first away match since last November. A capital success which allows Brest to move closer to maintenance.
Saint-Étienne obviously did not digest the disappointment of last week at the Parc des Princes against Paris Saint-Germain (2-3). While ASSE was leading at half-time against Brestois in difficulty lately, Claude Puel’s players sank in the second half to lose (1-2) to Geoffroy-Guichard for the first time in his story against the Bretons.
The dynamics of the two teams had everything, before the meeting, to make Saint-Étienne the big favorite of this match. Brest are one of the worst Ligue 1 teams in 2021, and hadn’t won away since November and a success in Metz, while ASSE were having a good period despite losing to Paris last week. .
It was without counting on Gaëtan Charbonnier. While his team was led, the Brest striker, who alternates regularly between the bench and the tenure this season, equalized with a magnificent free kick at the hour mark (66th). Twelve minutes later, the striker carried out a festival, with a small bridge on Harold Moukoudi, to offer himself a double and validate the victory of his family (79th).
Until then, the young and well-appointed Stéphanois goalkeeper Étienne Green had done everything to preserve the advantage of the Greens. The latter quickly opened the scoring thanks to Wahbi Khazri (11th), the man in form of ASSE, author of his sixth goal in six games. Before, therefore, the start of the Green show.
Larsonneur responds to Green
The 20-year-old goalkeeper released two huge parades in front of Franck Honorat (20th, 76th) and a few other saves in the first period (42nd, 45 + 1st). And if the Brestois managed to stay in the game at the start of the second period, it is thanks to Gautier Larsonneur, who responded perfectly to his friend from Saint-Etienne by interposing himself in front of Mahdi Camara (63rd) and Romain Hamouma (64th).
Thanks to this unexpected victory, the Brestois are getting closer to maintenance by taking 13th place from their opponents of the day. ASSE, which remained on three victories in its last five games, conceded for its part a second consecutive setback. Provisionally 14th, before the Strasbourg and Bordeaux matches, the Greens are not mathematically saved.