Ligue 1 Team Review: St. Etienne

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Updated: July 24, 2014
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Recap

Football betting’s top pick, St. Etienne has nowhere to go, but up. Last season, the club bagged the 4th spot of France’s top-flight league despite the absence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who moved to Borussia Dortmund.

 

Aubameyang’s exit manifested a stroke of calamity within the St. Etienne camp. He was a certified poacher, who is also blessed with the horse’s strength. But necessity, other than sparking great inventions is also a good motivator. The loss may be a big blow, but apparently, this did not stop St. Etienne from having a stronger finish and qualifying in the Europa League.

 

The secret lies on their teamwork and exceptional tactics that Christophe Galtier employed.

 

Match to remember

St. Etienne’s spectacular brace against fierce rival, Lille defied allegations of losing grit and teeth in the pitch.

 

It took the said match fifty-five (55) minutes before the first goal manifested and when it came, St. Etienne found itself a step ahead of its opponent. At that time, scoring against Vincent Enyeama was already a luxury considering how strong Enyeama is as a goalkeeper. But thanks to Brandao, the club has the lead and after six (6) minutes, they doubled their edge against their opponent.

 

St. Etienne’s victory was a major boost to its moral. It gave them hope that they will be able to eliminate their rival in the Ligue 1’s 3rd spot.

 

Match to forget

Back to back losses to the Danish outfit, Esbjerg fB in the Europa League prevented the club from advancing into the latter stages of the said competition.

 

The scene-stealers

Delivering six (6) goals, the performance of the squad’s team captain, Loic Perrin was indispensible.

 

Latest Additions

Former Lorient striker, Kevin Monnet-Paquet has recently joined St. Etienne. His presence will definitely give St. Etienne more attacking prowess.

 

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