Lens celebrated at home against Stade Rennes in match for date 4 of tournament France – Ligue 1 2022-23. The goals of the game for the locals came from Seko Fofana (20′ 2T) and Lois Openda (24′ 2T). While the away goal was scored by Gaëtan Laborde (46′ 2T).
Stade Rennes midfielder Flavien Tait took the ball and completed it, but the post denied him an opportunity to score a deduction in the 78th minute of the second half.
The character of the game was Brice Samba. The Lens goalkeeper showed his quality by saving 6 shots.
Lois Openda was another featured player. The Lens forward showed his best level by scoring 1 goal and 3 times on target.
A high foul rate constantly slowed down play on the pitch. There was only one card, in the 43rd minute of the first half Désiré Doué received a yellow card.
Lens coach Franck Haise stopped the starting XI in a 4-4-2 formation with Brice Samba in goal; Deiver Machado, Kevin Danso, Facundo Medina and Jonathan Gradit on the defensive line; Florian Sotoca, Seko Fofana, David da Costa and Salis Abdul Samed in the middle; and Przemyslaw Frankowski and Lois Openda in attack.
For their part, Bruno Génésio’s chosen entered the field with a 4-4-2 scheme with Dogan Alemdar under the three sticks; Joe Rodon, Adrien Truffert, Arthur Theate and Hamari Traoré in defence; Baptiste Santamaria, Benjamin Bourigeaud, Flavien Tait and Désiré Doué halfway; and Martin Terrier and Jérémy Doku in front.
Jérôme Brisard has been appointed chief referee for the game at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.
The following day Lens meets Lorient at home and Stade Rennes plays Stade Brestois at home.
With this result, the host accumulates 10 points in the entire competition and is at the top of the table. For its part, the visit adds 4 units and is in eleventh place.
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