Bourg-Peronnas vs Grenoble (By: Alcuni)
Bourg Peronnas - Grenoble
2nd leg of the promotion /relegation in Ligue 2 brings face to face Bourg Peronnas (18th spot in Ligue2 after regular season) and Grenoble (3rd in National after regular season). First leg played few days before on a empty stadium and on a continuous rain, ended with a Grenoble win 2-1. So everything on stake for both in this game.
Grenoble was the team who counted more in the previous game, a game extremely well started by Grenoble who scored in first minute an incredible goal. A long pas made by Vandenabeele aprox 60 m and a nice shout by Grenoble top scorer Sotoca. A goal who gave plenty of energy to the Grenoble players who dominated the first half but without creating another good chance to score. On contrary they were leveled in the injury time of first half also after an amazing goal scored by Begue with a shot from over 30 meters. A more interesting second half with plenty of events but with a single goal. Was Bourg the team who had good moments but weren’t able to take the lead. Grenoble missed a penalty thru Elogo, who also saw a red card 15 mins later for a criminal fault (so he will miss in this game). The game seemed to end to an equitable draw but a corner kick and a Bourg Peronnas GK mistake made that bench player Belvito (who entered in the pitch 5 mins prior to score) to bring am important win for Grenoble in their tentative to promote.
Now, on their own pitch Bourg had during the season some good games beating AC Ajaccio (5-4 even played 10 vs 11 many part of the game), 2-1 versus Le Havre and 2-2 versus Nimes (being leveled late in the game at 2) – to name the teams who were involved in the promotion battle in Ligue 1. So they can do their job and stay in Ligue 2 after this game. Bad news is they lost another 2 players LD Paye and midfielder Heinry both injured in 1st leg. But they recovered Saint- Ruf (who did some good game in Bourg defense since he came in winter) and perhaps Chere will be starter. Also expect from Della Magiore to play with more offensive players since the first minute.
Grenoble will miss Elogo but will count on Cherqui who was suspended in first game. Overall, they were better on the road in National collecting 29 points comparing with 22 points at home. But here is another level I presume/ expect. For sure will not risk too much since the beginning trying to defend this fragile advantage.
Expect Bourg to have another display today and to take a win who can keep them in Ligue2. Back host. gl
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