Clermont 1-3 Troyes: Visitors steal the show at Stade Gabriel Montpied

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Troyes beat Clermont Foot with a 3-1 victory on Sunday at Stade Gabriel Montpied. Cleermont were on the hunt for more points following a disappointing 0-0 draw with RC Strasburg in their previous game. Troyes had lost their previous match against RC Lens. both teams are now on 10 points and sit in 11th and 10th places respectively after 8 matches.

Cleermont started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with an early goal from Johan Gastien in the 3rd minute. However, their lead was short-lived, as Mama Balde equalised for Troyes, 23 minutes in, finishing the first half 1-1.

Troyes started the second half with renewed vigour, when Mama Balde found the net once more in the 54th minute. Troyes then scored again and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Renaud Ripart after 83 minutes to make it 3-1.

Substitutions for Cleermont included Arial Mendy, Grejohn Kyei, Yohann Magnin, Florent Ogier and Saif-Eddine Khaoui for Jeremie Bela, Komnen Andric, Maxime Gonalons, Maximiliano Caufriez and Muhammed-Cham Saracevic, respectively. Troyes replaced Rony Lopes, Lucien Agoume, Pape Ndiaga Yade, Mama Balde and Andreas Bruus for Renaud Ripart, Xavier Chavalerin, Abdu Conte, Ike Ugbo and Florian Tardieu.

The referee booked Andreas Bruus, Lucien Agoume and Pape Ndiaga Yade for Troyes.

Cleermont will next play AC Ajaccio away, with Troyes facing Reims at home.

Technical card:
Clermont Foot:Mory Diaw, Mateusz Wieteska, Alidu Seidu, Maximiliano Caufriez (Florent Ogier, min.70), Jeremie Bela (Arial Mendy, min.32), Maxime Gonalons (Yohann Magnin, min.60), Johan Gastien, Neto Borges, Muhammed-Cham Saracevic (Saif-Eddine Khaoui, min.70), Elbasan Rashani and Komnen Andric (Grejohn Kyei, min.60)
Troyes:Gauthier Gallon, Andreas Bruus (Florian Tardieu, min.84), Jackson Porozo, Erik Palmer-Brown, Yoann Salmier, Rony Lopes (Renaud Ripart, min.4), Pape Ndiaga Yade (Abdu Conte, min.65), Romenique Kouame, Lucien Agoume (Xavier Chavalerin, min.64), Wilson Odobert and Mama Balde (Ike Ugbo, min.84)
Stadium:Stade Gabriel Montpied
Goals:Johan Gastien (1-0, min. 3), Mama Balde (1-1, min. 23), Mama Balde (1-2, min. 54) and Renaud Ripart (1-3, min. 83)