Angers 1-2 Lens: Blood and Gold jubilant battling road success

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Angers on Saturday lost to RC Lens on a home defeat at the Stade Raymond Kopa. Angers were looking to get back to winning ways after losing their last match 2-0 to AS Mónaco. Lens were coming from consecutive wins against Tolouse FC and Olympique de Marseille. Angers are now in 20th place on the table and have 8 points while Lens sit in 2nd with 33 points after 14 matches.

Lens started the match strongly, when Wesley Said gave them the lead, at 21 minutes, finishing the first half 1-0.

Blood and Gold staged a comeback in the second half, when Facundo Medina found the net in the 51st minute. In the end though, Angers pull-back following a Miha Blazic goal just before the final whistle, seing the match finish 2-1.

Substitutions for Angers included Abdallah Sima, Pierrick Capelle, Sada Thioub, Himad Abdelli and Waniss Taibi for Amine Salama, Azzedine Ounahi, Farid El Melali, Adrien Hunou and Batista Mendy, respectively. Lens replaced Massadio Haidara, Lois Openda, Alexis Claude-Maurice, Jean Onana and Ismael Boura with Facundo Medina, Wesley Said, David Pereira Da Costa, Jonathan Gradit and Deiver Machado.

There were bookings for Pierrick Capelle from Angers. For Lens, Brice Samba and Kevin Danso saw yellow.

Angers will next play Lille away, with Lens facing Clermont Foot at home.

Technical card:
Angers SCO:Yahia Fofana, Souleyman Doumbia, Ibrahim Amadou, Cedric Hountondji, Batista Mendy (Waniss Taibi, min.88), Miha Blazic, Nabil Bentaleb, Farid El Melali (Sada Thioub, min.74), Azzedine Ounahi (Pierrick Capelle, min.67), Adrien Hunou (Himad Abdelli, min.75) and Amine Salama (Abdallah Sima, min.67)
RC Lens:Brice Samba, Kevin Danso, Facundo Medina (Massadio Haidara, min.56), Jonathan Gradit (Jean Onana, min.84), Przemyslaw Frankowski, Seko Fofana, Salis Abdul Samed, Deiver Machado (Ismael Boura, min.85), Wesley Said (Lois Openda, min.56), Florian Sotoca and David Pereira Da Costa (Alexis Claude-Maurice, min.71)
Stadium:the Stade Raymond Kopa
Goals:Wesley Said (0-1, min. 21), Facundo Medina (0-2, min. 51) and Miha Blazic (1-2, min. 87)