One week before the resumption of Ligue 1, Stade de Reims and AS Saint-Étienne played the final matches of their pre-season preparation, respectively against Hoffenheim and Frankfurt. Two games for … two losses. The Rémois, a week after a setback against Lens (1-2), logically lost 1-3 against Hoffenheim, at the PreZero Arena. A gap that emerged in the first act, with the opening scoring of Sebastian Rudy at the half-hour mark (1-0, 29th), then the goal of the break just before the break signed Christoph Baumgartner (2 -0, 45th + 1). And if Kaj Sierhuis thought to put his family back in the match (2-1, 67th), the hope was short-lived. Indeed, Andrej Kramaric planted in turn, almost on the engagement (3-1, 68th). Appointment now with OGC Nice, next Sunday, to launch the Ligue 1 season.
ASSE’s record is not glowing either. The Stéphanois, beaten consecutively by Clermont (3-2) and Olympique de Marseille (2-1), continue a third disillusionment in a row to conclude their preparation (2-1). Christopher Lenz scored quickly, from the first quarter of an hour (1-0, 12th), while Rafael Borré then hit the nail on the head (2-0, 41st). Timothee Kolodziejczak put balm in the heart of his family at the end of the game (2-1, 74th). The Greens will welcome Lorient this Sunday, hoping to find their way back to success.