Angers 2-0 Montpellier: Angers sign off on a positive note with victory

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Angers SCO defeat Montpellier 2-0 on Saturday at the Stade Raymond Kopa. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Angers were looking to get back their winning ways, following a previous defeat to FC Metz. Montpellier, on the other hand, were beaten 4-0 in the previous match against Paris Saint-Germain. This left, Angers are in 14th place on the table and has 41 points while Montpellier sit in 13th with 43 points after 38 matches.

Le SCO dominated the first half, thanks to Thomas Mangani giving Angers the lead just before half-time

Angers continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Mathias Pereira Lage at the 67 minute mark. The game ended 2-0.

For Angers, Azzedine Ounahi, Batista Mendy, Mohamed-Ali Cho, Abdoulaye Bamba and Ismael Traore, came on for Thomas Mangani, Pierrick Capelle, Stephane Bahoken, Mathias Pereira Lage and Romain Thomas. Montpellier brought on Nicholas Gioacchini, Junior Sambia, Pedro Mendes and Yanis Guermouche, to replace Sacha Delaye, Arnaud Souquet, Nicolas Cozza and Florent Mollet.

There were bookings for Angelo Fulgini from Angers. For Montpellier, Beni Makouana, Ambroise Oyongo, Valere Germain and Jordan Ferri saw yellow.

Technical card:
Angers SCO:Anthony Mandrea, Mathias Pereira Lage (Abdoulaye Bamba, min.86), Romain Thomas (Ismael Traore, min.89), Vincent Manceau, Enzo Ebosse, Souleyman Doumbia, Angelo Fulgini, Nabil Bentaleb, Thomas Mangani (Azzedine Ounahi, min.62), Pierrick Capelle (Batista Mendy, min.63) and Stephane Bahoken (Mohamed-Ali Cho, min.63)
Montpellier:Jonas Omlin, Nicolas Cozza (Pedro Mendes, min.75), Mamadou Sakho, Ambroise Oyongo, Arnaud Souquet (Junior Sambia, min.65), Jordan Ferri, Joris Chotard, Sacha Delaye (Nicholas Gioacchini, min.65), Florent Mollet (Yanis Guermouche, min.82), Valere Germain and Beni Makouana
Stadium:the Stade Raymond Kopa
Goals:Thomas Mangani (1-0, min. 45) and Mathias Pereira Lage (2-0, min. 67)