The start of the season is difficult for AS Saint-Etienne, which keeps a negative balance after two days of Ligue 2 and a draw at home this Saturday against Nîmes.
A week after an initial setback in Dijon (2-1), AS Saint-Etienne did not really rectify the situation this Saturday for their first outing of the season at home – but behind closed doors – against Nîmes. Despite a relatively clear domination, the Greens have not been able to show themselves to their advantage at the forefront. Lack of skill and inspiration.
Worse still, they were the first to fail, victims of the Dane Thomasen, effective for his part, half an hour into the game (0-1, 32e). Just before the break, however, the locals happily benefited from a bad reflex from Poulain, guilty of a shoulder movement in his area. A gesture synonymous with a penalty and sanctioned by Krasso (1-1, 45e).
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Admittedly more enterprising and incisive in the last quarter of an hour, the men of Batlles are free at the end of this part for a small point. Insufficient to return to balance when they started the season with a liability of three units – the consequence of the deplorable overflows observed in this same Cauldron at the end of last season. A punishment that the Stéphanois drag like a ball and chain at the start of the exercise.