The important thing is the three points. Sluggish for most of the match, the Rémois disposed of Lorient (1-0) by the smallest of margins this Saturday, during the 10th day of Ligue 1. And this thanks to a goal from Josh Wilson-Esbrand, entered the game. And this despite the expulsion of their coach Will Still in the second period. In the ranking, the SDR takes, at least provisionally, fourth place. The Merlus are 12th.
In a generally closed first period at Auguste-Delaune, it was the visitors who started the game well. During the first ten minutes, Régis Le Bris' men managed to hold the ball and chained together crosses. But quickly, the Rémois took control of the situation. Munetsi started the charge, with a first shot blocked (9'). Teuma, very active in this first act, also tried his luck several times, notably warming Mvogo's gloves in the 13th minute. Touré, very prominent, was invaluable for Lorient by countering the Reims attackers on numerous occasions. In the 35th minute, Romain Faivre almost allowed his team to hold up with a nice cross shot, which went just wide. 0-0 at half-time, with Will Still making himself heard from his technical area, not satisfied with the performance of his men.
The second period started on the same basis as the first, with a ball left for the Rémois and counter attempts for the Merlus. Despite the numerous changes made by both coaches, there hasn't been much to report from both sides, apart from the injury exit of Aiyegun Tosin. To have a spectacle, we had to wait until the 80th minute, but not really on the pitch. At the edge of the field, more precisely. Annoyed by Lorient goalkeeper Mvogo, who was gaining time, Will Still received a red card while complaining to the referee. It was his brother, Nicolas Still, who had to manage the end of the meeting. And the game finally got lively. Coming into play a few minutes earlier, Wilson-Esbrand, on loan from Manchester City to Stade de Reims, quite simply scored a magnificent goal. Served on the left side, he stepped onto his right foot to send a sumptuous curling shot. One to zero then (84'), a score which could have worsened after added time with Salam's dive over Mvogo, who finished wide. In the end, Reims won 1-0 for its third home victory of the season.