Lens 2-1 Clermont: The Blood and Gold extend winning streak to five

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RC Lens eased past Clermont Foot in a 2-1 victory on Saturday at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. Lens were looking to continue their good run after winning their previous two matches in the competition. The most recent was against the Angers SCO away (2-1), the other to Tolouse FC at home (3-0). Cleermont, meanwhile, had managed to pick up a point in their matchup with Montpellier. Lens and Cleermont sit 2nd, (36 points) and 10th, (19 points), spots respectively, after 15 matches.

Cleermont started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when Salis Abdul Samed gave them the lead, 39 minutes in, saw out the first half 1-0.

Blood and Gold continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, with a goal from Wesley Said, 60 minutes in. Lens then netted once more and turned the match thanks to a goal from Seko Fofana, 68 minutes in to make it 2-1.

Substitutions for Lens included Lois Openda, Alexis Claude-Maurice, Jean Onana and Ismael Boura for Wesley Said, David Pereira Da Costa, Florian Sotoca and Deiver Machado, respectively. Cleermont brought on Jim Allevinah, Baïla Diallo, Muhammed-Cham Saracevic, Maxime Gonalons and Brandon Baiye, to replace Grejohn Kyei, Elbasan Rashani, Saif-Eddine Khaoui, Johan Gastien and Yohann Magnin.

There were bookings for Salis Abdul Samed from Lens, and Grejohn Kyei, Johan Gastien and Komnen Andric, for Cleermont.

Lens will next travel to Nice, while Cleermont will face Lille at home.

Technical card:
RC Lens:Brice Samba, Facundo Medina, Kevin Danso, Jonathan Gradit, Przemyslaw Frankowski, Salis Abdul Samed, Seko Fofana, Deiver Machado (Ismael Boura, min.89), Wesley Said (Lois Openda, min.64), David Pereira Da Costa (Alexis Claude-Maurice, min.73) and Florian Sotoca (Jean Onana, min.89)
Clermont Foot:Mory Diaw, Maximiliano Caufriez, Mateusz Wieteska, Alidu Seidu, Jeremie Bela, Johan Gastien (Maxime Gonalons, min.86), Yohann Magnin (Brandon Baiye, min.86), Elbasan Rashani (Baïla Diallo, min.68), Saif-Eddine Khaoui (Muhammed-Cham Saracevic, min.75), Grejohn Kyei (Jim Allevinah, min.67) and Komnen Andric
Stadium:the Stade Bollaert-Delelis
Goals:Salis Abdul Samed (0-1, min. 39), Wesley Said (1-1, min. 60) and Seko Fofana (2-1, min. 68)