Kakuta strike sends Lens to second in Ligue 1 with victory over Saint-Etienne

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The Congolese forward continued his outstanding type with the Pas- de-Calais attire taking optimal points versus Les Verts

Gael Kakuta scored his 4th objective in the colours of RC Lens in what was his 6th look in a 2-0 Ligue 1 win over Saint-Etienne on Saturday, which sent them up to second on the log.

Le Sang et Or have actually continued to have a strong start in their return to the top-flight after 5 years, with simply one loss, which began the opening day versus OGCNice Victories versus present champs Paris Saint-Germain followed and next were wins versus Lorient and Bordeaux prior to the streak ended with a draw at Nimes Olympique.

Kakuta had an objective participation in all those video games disallow the PSG victory and was included here once again, this time scoring from the charge area in the 15th minute after Ignatius Ganago was recklessly lowered by Timothee Kolodziejczak in package and was consequently offered a straight red card.

Ganago was not able to continue since of injury from the obstacle and was removed and changed by Simon Bokote Banza.

Lens believed they had actually doubled their lead through Facundo Medina simply 2 minutes later on however the Video Assistant Referee ruled for offside.

Lens led 1 -0 into the break and it was more torment for Saint-Etienne after the reboot as they were minimized to 9 males with Tunisia midfielder Wahbi Khazri getting a straight red card for another careless obstacle in the 64th minute.

This provided Lens more chances to rating and they did so by means of Florian Sotoca’s headed effort in the 84th minute.

Kakuta was removed in the 71st minute forTony Mauricio While on the pitch, the DR Congo global contributed 59 touches, 2 essential passes and 32 precise passes (86%).

Lens go level on points with leaders Rennes who play Reims onSunday They are one point clear of PSG who surged Angers 6-1 on Friday and might be surpassed by Lille, Montpellier and Monaco who are all in action on Sunday.



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