The rotten week of RC Lens


By: Manu Tournoux

Three days after the Europa League play-off elimination in Fribourg, RC Lens suffered another defeat, at home against AS Monaco.

Two unbearable defeats, an elimination in the Europa League and six goals conceded, the figures for RC Lens bear witness to the bad week experienced by the northern team. Sunday, Franck Haise’s players and the Bollaert public were frozen by the AS Monaco goalregistered in added time by Minamino (2-3) during this meeting of the 23rd day of Ligue 1.

Medina blamed himself for not having tightened the marking on the Japanese international before he unleashed his powerful remote-controlled shot into Samba’s top corner. The former Liverpool winger had already hurt the Sang et Or by signing the break (0-2, 30th), after the opening score of Balogun (0-1) who then saw his penalty stopped by Samba (82nd ).

Wahi responded within a minute of Minamino’s first goal (31st, 1-2) and Saïd woke up the Lensois people (2-2, 77th). An insufficient reaction therefore to avoid the seventh defeat of the season for the last runners-up of PSG. Three days earlier, the pain was just as deep, if not greater. RC Lens came out of the Europa League play-offs in Friborg (3-2), after extra time and leading 2-0…

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