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severe weather warning for Brest this Sunday (15:00)

The context: Brest has it by the throat

Despite the primary defeat at Lance, their begin to the season was promising with a strong draw in opposition to OM, adopted by success in Angers. Finisterians (17are4 pts) began on a greater footing than final season once they needed to wait till the final day of October to realize their first success.

And then immediately thunder fell over Brest: an unimaginable blow in opposition to Montpellier (0-7) compelled the coach Michel Der Zakarian to swallow a number of drugs of Doliprane… “They took him by the throat and already had a response on Wednesday in Rennes,” mentioned his colleague of Strasbourg Julien Stephan, for whom a draw from Finisterre at Roazhon Parc would have been deserved. But they surrendered on the finish (3-1) and can discover their turf at Francis-Le Bleu with a knife between their tooth after conceding ten targets in two days…

Therefore, it dangers enormously blowing the coat of Strasbourg (18th, 3 factors), who have been very near their first success on Wednesday in opposition to Nantes (1-1). But an unimaginable string of accidents, which decimated the protection and compelled the supervisor right into a hasty transfer, prevented that glad final result.

It was in the identical “somewhat distinctive state of affairs” that Stephane ready his household for the journey to Brittany. “Either we bang our heads in opposition to the wall and say we’re not going to make it, which isn’t within the spirit of the home, the gamers or mine, or we face the issue to search out options,” he concluded.

Today’s information: Le Marchand and Thomasson are thought of match

The final coaching session, this Saturday afternoon, made it attainable to combine two gamers who have been nonetheless unsure the day earlier than: Maxime Le Marchant, tapped on the brow final Saturday in Auxerre and bagged on Wednesday in opposition to Nantes, will journey to Brest. “We made him a protecting masks to guard the stitches,” says sports activities coordinator Kader Manganeh.

As for Adrien Thomasson, muscle discomfort led Julien Stephan to be cautious on Friday. The attacking midfielder additionally skilled individually on Saturday, which doesn’t look encouraging to see him within the beginning line-up.

Note that the coach referred to as up three kids (Nous, D. Jean and Robinand) to finish his group of 19.

Competitions: the attainable crew

Soli – Dagba, Doukouré, Le Marchand, Djiku, Pierre-Gabriel – Aholou, Prcic, Bellegarde – Diallo, Ajorque

Substitutes : Kawashima (left), Nuss, Robinand, D. Jean, H. Diarra, Tomasson, Motiba, Gameiro

Absent: Liénard (adductor), Delaine (psoas), Nyamsi (hip), Perrin (hamstring), Sissoko (shoulder), Fila (pubalgia), Kandil (restoration)

The matchup: Franck Honorat vs. Habib Diallo

Equalizing on Wednesday in Rennes, Frank Honorat (26) scored his twentieth purpose in Ligue 1, all with Brest, whose shirt he wears from the 2020-2021 season. At the Finisterre membership, nobody had executed so nicely for the reason that so-called Pascal Marini in… 1987. That means the Toulon-born attacking midfielder is crucial in Der Zakarian’s system. During the switch window, Mönchengladbach was able to pay 10 million euros, an quantity thought of inadequate by the leaders of SB29. From his proper wing Honorat might be there and there.

He was additionally shaking the nets with the crimson shirt on his again. For a season and a half in Brest (February 2017 – May 2018), Habib Diallo (27) scored 16 targets in Ligue 2 underneath Jean-Marc Fourlan earlier than making his Ligue 1 debut with Metz earlier than touchdown in Alsace in autumn 2020. With 22 achievements, together with 2 this season, the Senegalese has grow to be in a essential participant cog within the assault. This summer season, the Italians from Salernitana had provided 12 million euros to poach him. Racing didn’t reply.


Kevin Gameiro. Imagine Alsace

The quantity: 250

If he performs this Sunday in Brest, Kevin Gameiro will make his 250th Ligue 1 look, he’s the fifth high scorer within the elite amongst present gamers (88 targets – 19 with Strasbourg, 50 with Lorient, 19 with Paris). Source: Opta

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