For the return of the public to the stand at the Yvan-Tépus stadium in Homécourt near Metz, Frédéric Antonetti’s men offer themselves a good dose of confidence by winning 2 goals to 1 against Troyes, resident of Ligue 1. Reduced to 10 in the 42nd minute after the expulsion of Bombo, last defender and guilty of a fault on Yade, the Trojans made the task of the Garnets easier.
Yet it was ESTAC which opened the scoring early in the match (8th) through Mykola Kukharevych, who did not tremble against Alexandre Oukidja. A short lead, since on a corner of Lamine Gueye, Ibrahima Niane equalized three minutes later. It is at the resumption of the second period that the Garnets take the advantage thanks to the lucidity of Lenny Joseph (49th) on one of his first balloons.
FC Metz continue their preparation in the best possible way after a victory against Nancy, a draw against Seraing and a defeat against the Germans of Borussia Mönchengladbach. Next meeting Saturday at 6 p.m. in Saint-Symphorien opposite Montpellier, with there again the presence of the public, subject to the presentation of a health pass.