The least that can be said is that the former team of the latter lived through a difficult first period, revealing all too much, in intentions as well as opportunities, the initiative to the enterprising Girondins while, from his side, the game of this CF63 certainly strongly reworked and young, drowned in a package of inaccuracies and technical waste.
But during those first 45 minutes, the CF63 had a weapon: realism. Which allows Magnin to conclude positively, from the entrance to the area to conclude, the first real offensive movement of his team (1-0, 20th), then Andric benefits from a perfect service from Massolin, already a passer on the first goal, to afford the 2-0 (41st).
But as little interventionist as it can sometimes be in Ligue 1, the Clermont defense suffered a corner at the end failed, despite a first fine save from Djoco in front of Mwanga, Maja logically reduced the gap (2-1, 45th). And this while Mouanga had already taken over the central defense, ten minutes earlier, for a header which had grazed the left post of a powerless Djoco…
Three goals in the first half and another quickly in the second with the Gironde equalizer following a missed strike from… Nsimba which Bakwa inherited to deceive Djoco (2-2, 59′). Behind, on the side of a more hardworking CF63 in the relations between its elements, Maurer (60th), Andric (65th), Magnin (80th) tried their hand at it but without being able to do better. Neither did Bordeaux, even if Djoco had to pull out all the stops (82nd). Until a mine under the bar of Andric (90th) offering the victory of realism and efficiency to Clermontois.
“The important thing was obviously the content and there were also boys who needed playing time. I think we saw a lot of good things, whether individual or collective. The boys took on the game on their own when it was against a Ligue 1 team. They are confident and have realized that they are capable of doing good things, ”said David Guion.