RC Lens hosted Valenciennes (Ligue 2) for its second preparation match. After its draw against Paris FC, the Artésiens took over the VAFC.
The game sheet:
RC Lens 1st half : Pandor – Gradit, Louveau, Medina – Frankowski (Thiam 33′), Abdul Samed, Fofana (c), Machado – Kakuta, Sotoca, Said.
RC Lens 2nd half : Delbecque – Thiam (Dosso 79′), Danso (c), Boura (Barry 83′) – Clauss (Pouilly 79′), Berg (Ducrocq 79′), Poreba, Camara – Pereira Da Costa (Baldé 79′), Banza , Ganago (Labeau-Lascary 79′).
The game :
New test match this afternoon! The second summer preparation meeting of RC Lens was scheduled on a field of La Gaillette facing the neighbor Valenciennes. The opportunity always for the Lensois staff to make a return from the workforce among the thirty players present. Alone Wooh, Cabot, Strong, Running, Samba, Openda and Buksa are missing. Jean Louis Leca and Wuilker Farinezinjured, were hanging around. Gaetan Robailhim, threw a blow to the match a little further.
0-0 at the break
Team 1: A classic two-halves game of 45 minutes and Racing showed up with two separate teams. The first was put in working order from the kick-off with a Seko Fofana lively and full of arguments against the doorman Sy. Sotoca tried his hand at shooting. But it’s good Wesley Said who is on the verge of opening the scoring after tearing himself away in the zone of truth. Adrian Louveau and Salis Abdul Samed showed a lot of confidence in their interventions. The rhythm drops before the break, score zero and goalless for the first eleven Lensois.
Camara and Danso illuminate
team 2 : Remember, last summer, he had already shone during the preparation matches. well Koto Camara19, has just scored a double in the space of four minutes. The young midfielder snatched from theAS Dakar Sacred Heart did not necessarily live the season hoped for with an injury which took him away from the field for a while. But he is determined to take his chance and show the extent of his talent. A volley to open the scoring. A little altitude to take back the corner of Clauss, 2-0 (52′). Grain of Ignatius fails to convert the penalty won by Banza. More Jonathan Clauss rebalances a very good ball from a corner and finds the skull of Kevin Danso, 3-0 (62′). The meeting will purr until its end. Poreba showed off with the ball at his feet. And Clauss has already offered two cakes when he returned from vacation on Monday.
But the main thing is there. The blood and gold players offered interesting content: resourceful offensively and reassuring in defense. Preparation will continue on the side of Rodez next week. With in the end, a double opposition against Rodez and Clermont, July 16.
The facts to remember:
5′: Good shot from 20m full axis from Kakuta. Sy relaxes well to push back for a corner.
15′: Good delivery from Frankowski on the right side for Fofana at the entrance to the area. In first intention, the Lensois captain regained the right and barely missed the target.
22′: First attempt at Valenciennes acceleration near the Lens surface, but it does not pass. The circulation of the ball is stopped by an attentive Louveau.
27′: Nice intervention from Abdul Samed who is authoritarian to stop Hamache near the Lens area.
28′: Note that around thirty supporters managed to make their way to see the match from afar.
37′: Nice action by Saïd who resists his bodyguards to advance in the area, he tries for the first time but is countered. he insists but, from an eccentric position, sees the ball along the goal line.
48′: GOAL FOR LENS! Koto CAMARA who volleys a cross that seems deviated from Poreba. 1-0
52′: GOAL FOR LENS!! Doubled for CAMARA! Corner from Clauss and he takes over victoriously from the head! 2-0
57′: Ganago’s penalty is pushed back by Sy who relaxes well on his left, his hand firm. 2-0
62′: GOAL FOR LENS! DANCE! Corner well hit by Clauss, the Austrian jumps higher than everyone! 3-0
75′: Good exit from Delbecque, not very busy in this 2nd period, like Pandor in the first half. 3-0
85′: End of the game a bit disjointed, as often after many changes. 3-0