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Ligue 2: Sochaux launches its season despite financial questions

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – DENIS CHARLET – | Sochaux ideally launched its Ligue 2 season Friday by defeating Bourg-en-Bresse (2-0) on Day 1, without however ending the fans’ questioning about Chinese shareholders, one of whose subsidiaries is in receivership.

Sochaux ideally launched its Ligue 2 season Friday by defeating Bourg-en-Bresse (2-0) on Day 1, without however ending the fans’ questioning about Chinese shareholders, one of whose subsidiaries is in receivership.

The club, owned by the owner of the company Ledus, whose French subsidiary was placed in receivership in June, answered questions on the ground thanks to Aldo Kalulu, 21-year-old forward loaned by Lyon, and Sofiane Daham .

Not enough to calm the supporters of the Lionceaux, who gathered Thursday in a collective to affirm their “defiance” towards the investors, and waved Friday broad banners where could read “Ledus = danger for the FCSM”.

The Sochaliens leave the lead of the ranking to Havrais, solid winners in Tours (3-0).

The surprises of the first day came from Orléans, 18th of last year, which surprised the relegated Nancy (3-1), and Brest, where the promoted Chateauroux, led 2-0, overturned the meeting to s’ Impose 3-2.

Paris FC, which saw its presence in L2 confirmed only a few days ago, controlled its entry into the competition by a 0-0 against Clermont, as the Chamois Niortais against AC Ajaccio.

Gazélec was to seek the draw (1-1) in Valenciennes, while Reims was beating Nimes in the first duel of the season opposing two candidates to the ascent.

The 2017-18 season started more openly than the previous year, with the first ten games of the 2016-17 season yielding only nine goals against 17 in eight games this Friday.

The first day of the match was a great success for the recruits: in addition to Sochalien Kalulu, the first striker of the event, Medhy Gezoui (transferred from Quevilly-Rouen to Valenciennes), Saïd Benrahma (on loan from Nice to Châteauroux) and Anthony Weber (from Reims to Brest) Have particularly marked.

Just like the Slovenian striker Patrik Eler, recruited by Nancy from the 2nd Austrian division and author of a sumptuous free throw to more than thirty meters on the lawn of Orléans.

On Saturday, the former resident of the elite Lorient will host the promoted Quevilly-Rouen, for the debut of Mickaël Landreau as coach.

The next day, the first big shock of the season of L2 will oppose Auxerre to Lens, to Abbé-Deschamps.

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