Previous
CSKA Moscow
Manchester City
0
2
ESPN3 LIVE HT
Game Details
AS Roma
Bayern Munich
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Apoel Nicosia
Paris Saint-Germain
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Barcelona
Ajax Amsterdam
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Chelsea
NK Maribor
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Schalke 04
Sporting Lisbon
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
BATE Borisov
Shakhtar Donetsk
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Porto
Athletic Bilbao
ESPN3 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
LyonLyon
MontpellierMontpellier
5
1
FT
Game Details
BordeauxBordeaux
CaenCaen
1
1
FT
Game Details
MarseilleMarseille
ToulouseToulouse
2
0
FT
Game Details
NantesNantes
Stade de ReimsStade de Reims
1
1
FT
Game Details
MetzMetz
Stade RennesStade Rennes
0
0
FT
Game Details
LilleLille
GuingampGuingamp
1
2
FT
Game Details
NiceNice
BastiaBastia
0
1
FT
Game Details
AS MonacoAS Monaco
Evian Thonon GaillardEvian Thonon Gaillard
2
0
FT
Game Details
LorientLorient
St EtienneSt Etienne
0
1
FT
Game Details
LensLens
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Saint-Germain
1
3
FT
Game Details
Aug 17, 2014

St Etienne 3-1 Stade de Reims

St EtienneSt Etienne
Stade de ReimsStade de Reims
3
1
FT
Game Details

St Etienne continued their winning start to the Ligue 1 season on Sunday with a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Reims at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

It was not all plain sailing for Christophe Galtier's side, with Benjamin Moukandjo's effort finding its way into the home net via a deflection off Loic Perrin in the 27th minute.

But Les Verts turned the match on its head after the interval, with goals from Max Gradel, Kevin Monnet-Paquet and Mevlut Erdinc sealing victory to follow up their 2-0 victory over Guingamp on the opening day.

It could have been rather more straightforward for St Etienne had Benjamin Corgnet's fourth-minute attempt, from a Gradel corner, found the target rather than smashing against the post.

Monnet-Paquet also lashed inches wide and Gradel's instant right-footed shot was well turned away by defender Mickael Tacalfred.

The opener arrived at the other end, though. After nearly half an hour of St Etienne domination, Diego laid the ball off to Moukandjo, who dribbled past two defenders before muscling his way towards goal and slotting home a neat effort - although replays suggested Perrin got the last touch.

Reims would have been two up two minutes before the interval were it not for the excellent reflexes of Stephane Ruffier, who turned away a fine curling attempt from Gaetan Charbonnier.

Kosi Agassa in the Reims goal twice did well to preserve his side's lead in the early stages of the second half, keeping out a powerful Corgnet header and a Moustapha Bayal Sall drive.

He was powerless to prevent the equaliser just before the hour, though, as Gradel despatched a superb 20-yard free-kick into the top corner.

And it was one-way traffic thereafter as the hosts wrapped up the points.

First Monnet-Paquet nodded in an Erdinc cross and then, 10 minutes from time, an unmarked Erdinc coolly slotted home a low cross from substitute Romain Hamouma.

ends

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.