Stade de Reims won against Strasbourg this Friday evening at home (2-1), opening the 14th day of Ligue 1.
Teddy Teuma took a stroll
What match for N.10 at Stade de Reims. The Champagne midfielder was perfect throughout the meeting, displaying an impressive volume of play. Teuma showed his quality of ping to find spaces and create gaps. This is evidenced by an action where the Rémois, pressed by three Strasbourg residents, eliminates them with great ease in a pocket handkerchief. The Maltese lost almost no balls and recovered a multitude of them. A real launching pad for its attackers.
Daramy unleashed his power
The other great Rémois of the evening, Mohammed Daramy. The Champagne striker delivered an ist, on Amir Richardson’s opener, and could also have found the net. On the second goal of the Rouge et Blanc, after a long opening in the depth of the Alsatian defense, the Dane showed his percussion and his power, forcing Lucas Perrin to tackle late and score against his side. The Racing backs had a lot of trouble against Damary, who is very difficult to contain.
The untenable Junya Ito
In difficulty last week in Rennes, the Japanese regained all his qualities this Friday evening. Untenable, the No.7 from Champagne showed off his explosiveness and technical quality to undermine the Strasbourg defense. The damage that Ito causes in the opposing rearguards is considerable. The Rémois could also have scored with his two shots on target, without the good presence of Alsatian goalkeeper Matz Sels. A match full of Will Still’s wisp.
The Strasbourg attack had no impact
The three Alsatian attackers of the evening, Dilane Bakwa, Habib Diarra and Emanuel Emegha were unable to make the difference. The latter had five shots between them, of which only one was on target… This is too little to worry a team like Stade de Reims, fifth. in the ranking. The Racing players were, on top of that, clumsy in their controls, ball handling and final gestures. Emegha several times had good opportunities in the Reims area, but the Dutchman was not technically fair. His imposing physique is not enough.
Racing can’t do it away
Continuing this sluggish attack, Strasbourg have only scored three times since the start of the away season. The third achievement was the work of Kevin Gameiro, from the penalty spot, in the 88th minute of play. A statistic symptomatic of the great offensive difficulties of Alsace and the poor results of Patrick Vieira’s men, who have not won in Ligue 1 since on September 24 and who are two points behind the barrier, FC Lorient…