Player Ratings | Lens 2-2 Saint-Étienne

LENS -2 (Ganago 36′, Fofana 77′)

Jean-Louis Leca, 6 – Contributed two important stops, one from Bouanga at close range.

Facundo Medina, 4His indecision conspired to allow Khazri to poach an early opener.

Jonathan Gradit, 5

Christopher Wooh, 5Showed a lack of awareness to allow the ball to run away from him which eventually led to Kharzi’s early opener but rescued things with a key block from Bouanga’s close range rebound effort and was solid otherwise.

Deiver Machado, 5Played with hunger and intensity but tangible end produce was minimal overall.

Jonathan Clauss, 6His crossing was a little hit and miss again but a lovely centre for Ganago assisted Lens’ first.

Seko Fofana, 8Superb throughout with his drive and invention, seemingly playing the box-to-box and number ten roles simultaneously at times, while his powerful yet precise near post effort caught Green out for 2-2.

Cheick Doucouré, 6Covered a fair bit of ground with Fofana regularly pushing forward and still aided in some snappy interplay around the box.

Gaël Kakuta, 5An improvement on last week but was still far from ruthless in front of goal despite contributing to some sharp build up play.

Florian Sotoca, 4

Ignatius Ganago, 6Produced a stunning flicked header back across goal for 1-1 but only occasionally troubled the ASSE centre-backs otherwise.

Others: Ismaël Boura 5, David Costa 5, Simon Banza 5, Przemysław Frankowski 6, Corentin Jean 5.

SAINT-ÉTIENNE – 2 (Khazri 1′, Bouanga 52′)

Etienne Green, 6He will be disappointed to be beaten at his near post for the equaliser but made two flying stops late on to preserve the draw.

Yvann Maçon, 5

Harold Moukoudi, 5

Timothée Kolodziejczak, 5

Saïdou Sow, 4A slightly shaky display, especially before half time, and he was lucky one sliced clearance didn’t result in a goal.

Mahdi Camara, 6The captain was a commanding presence in midfield, especially in the first hour.

Zaydou Youssouf, 4A frustrating display overall, could have been more decisive in possession.

Yvan Neyou, 5

Denis Bouanga, 6Barely justifies a six despite crashing home an emphatic second following a rather sloppy display at times. His heavy first touch when left free in the six yard area with only Leca to beat at 2-1 might have cost his team the win.

Romain Hamouma, 3Wasteful in possession during the first half, squandering some good openings. Withdrawn at half time for Nordin.

Wahbi Khazri, 6Was alert to nip in and steal possession before slotting home inside the first 20 seconds for the opener and showed some typically skilful touches around the area.

Others: Lucas Gourna-Douath 5, Adil Aouchiche 5, Arnaud Nordin 4, Maxence Rivera 5, Bryan Djile Nokoue 5.

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