Mahdi Camara shows Brest are the real deal on a record-breaking night

One of the biggest surprises in European football this season has been the unlikely rise of Brest from mid-table mediocrity to the possibility of fitting with the European elites. Before their match against Strasbourg on Saturday, Brest sat in second place in Ligue 1. 

Following a stellar and record-breaking performance against the Racing club, Brest have shown they are more than just pretenders in the race for European qualification With an emphatic 3-0 victory, Brest have equalled their record unbeaten run in Ligue 1 – a record which has stood since 1990. This makes this run of form Les Pirates’ best for over 34 years, as revealed by OptaJean.  

Brest currently sit on 43 points in Ligue 1 after 23 matches played. This is a record-breaking points tally for any Breton club at this stage of the season. 

Mahdi Camara shines 

Mahdi Camara (25) was the hero for Brest as they cemented their place as a serious contender for European qualification with 11 matches to play. The 25-year-old scored a superb hat trick to secure all three points for Les Pirates. The French forward became the first player for Brest to score an away hat trick in Ligue 1, as revealed by StatsFoot

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