Slowed down in Caen, Sochaux remains third in Ligue 2
It could be a turning point of the season, it will not be. Caen and Sochaux, two candidates for the rise in Ligue 1, came out frustrated (0-0) from the Michel-d’Ornano stadium on Monday evening. Sochaux aimed to overtake Bordeaux, slowed down by Saint-Étienne (1-1) Saturday, while Caen dreamed of coming back just four points from second place. Result: a draw that does not help anyone, but a great show. This evening offered two matches in one, since each team had its period.
The FCSM could (or should) have scored during the first act. After only three minutes, a recovery from Gaëtan Weissbeck crashed into the left post. Master of the game, Sochaux multiplied the one-two in the axis, with ease. And in the 43rd minute, at the perfect time to knock out the Normans, Moussa Doumbia missed the face-to-face that could have changed everything. Anthony Mandrea took out a foot parade, and Caen started to hope again.
Transfigured, Malherbe got all the chances of the second period. The head of center-forward Alexandre Mendy grazed the frame (70th), then Sochaux goalkeeper Maxence Prévot saved his team against Ali Abdi (74th), Jessy Deminguet (87th) and Samuel Essende (90th). Frustrated at the break, the Cubs snatch a precious point for the future, which brings them closer to a unit of Bordeaux. That’s good, Sochaux will receive the Girondins on Saturday.