Belgians abroad: Christian Benteke and Crystal Palace beaten, no winner between Mangala and Boyata


By winning 0-5 in Saint-Etienne on Sunday as part of the 17th day of Ligue 1, Rennes (without Doku) took second place (31 points) in the French championship 11 units from PSG. To take advantage of Marseille’s misstep against Brest, Bruno Génésio, who attended the match from the stands, aligned Martin Terrier and Gaëtan Laborde as an attacking duo. After wasting a great opportunity on a pass from Laborde (5th), Terrier scored twice (22nd, 28th). Rennes took even more distance thanks to an autogoal from Yvann Maçon (45th, 0-3). On the restart, Terrier (48th, 0-4) and reservist Chimuanya Ugochukwu (83rd, 0-5) stunned the Greens a little more, who remain bottom of the standings (12 points).

AS Monaco, with 15 minutes Eliot Matazo, won 4-0 against FC Metz on Sunday afternoon for the 17th day of Ligue 1. A success which places the Monegasques in 6th place with 26 points. On the bench at kick-off, Eliot Matazo returned to the game in the 75th minute while his teammates were already leading 3-0. Sofiane Diop opened the scoring very early in the game (2nd, 1-0), before Kevin Volland doubled the score on a penalty shortly before half-time (44th, 2-0). Portugal’s Gelson Martins scored the third goal in the 57th.

The inevitable Wissam Ben Yedder was in charge of giving the score its final pace by planting the last achievement of his own (87th, 4-0).

At the same time, Reims lost 1-2 on their lawn against Angers. Wout Faes played the entire game for the Rémois, while Thomas Foket gave up his place ten minutes from time.

With this setback, Reims stagnated in 14th place with 19 units.


In Italy, Bologna facing Fiorentina. Among the visited, Arthur Theate played the entire match on the left side of the three-way defense and was warned for a foul on Nico Gonzalez (50th). At the start of the meeting, the Bolognese waited in their camp even if the Florentine goalkeeper, Pietro Terracciano, had to focus on a center from Theate (13th). In the middle of the period, the Bolognese began to be more threatening but on a against Youssef Maleh punished them (33rd, 0-1). But with a volley from the left, Musa Barrow brought the equality (42nd, 1-1). On the resumption, Cristiano Biraghi, on free kick (52nd, 1-2) and Dusan Vlahovic, on penalty, (67th, 1-3) gave air to the Tuscans, who nevertheless accused the blow on a strike deviated from Aaron Hickey (83rd, 2-3). In the standings, Fiorentina climbs to 5th position (27 points) and Bologna is 8th (24 points).


In the Netherlands, Waalwijk and his Belgian colony won 2-1 against Nijmegen. Shawn Asewoye and Dario Van den Buijs played the whole match, Lennerd Daneels came out (71st), Sebbe Augustijns got on the game (46th) while Thierry Lutonda and Jens Teuckens, the reserve goalkeeper, remained on the bench. After 15 days, Waalwijk is 15th (15 points) and Nijmegen 11th (19 points).


Crystal Palace, with Christian Benteke at kick-off, lost 1-0 on Manchester United’s lawn on Sunday afternoon on behalf of Matchday 15 of the Premier League. The only goal of the game was scored by Fred in the 77th minute. A short victory which allows the Mancuniens to move up to 6th place with 24 points. Brilliant during the week against Arsenal, Cristiano Ronaldo has not repeated such a performance. Facing Crystal Palace, the Mancuniens were able to count on Fred to win the three points. The Brazilian was in the right place to propel into the nets an offering from Mason Greenwood (77th, 1-0).

On the Crystal Palace side, Christian Benteke was replaced in the 67th minute. This is the third consecutive defeat in the league for the Red Devil. Crystal Palace remains stuck in 12th place with 16 units.


VfB Stuttgart and Hertha Berlin, with Oral Mangala and Dedryck Boyata on both sides, parted back to back 2-2 on Sunday afternoon as part of Matchday 14 of the Bundesliga. Woe to the loser for this low ranking meeting between VfB Stuttgart, 13 points, and Hertha Berlin, 14 points, before kick-off.

The match started off brilliantly for Orel Mangala and his teammates, as Stuttgart led 2-0 after 20 minutes of play thanks to Omar Marmoush (15th, 1-0) and Philipp Forster (19th, 2-0).

The Hertha would come back in the meeting via a double from Stevan Jovetic (40th and 76th) who saved a point for the visitors.

Orel Mangala remained on the pitch for 75 minutes for Stuttgart, while Dedryck Boyata did not leave the pitch in the Hertha Berlin camp.

In the standings, status quo between the two teams: Hertha Berlin is 14th with 15 points, just ahead of Stuttgart, 14 units.

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Belgians abroad: Christian Benteke and Crystal Palace beaten, no winner between Mangala and Boyata