Despite great domination, the ASEC Mimosas bowed to the Stade d’Abidjan (1 – 0) tonight at the Stade Robert Champroux, in the game counting for the 24th day of Ligue 1. A defeat that completely relaunchs the fight for the title 2017.
Under a pouring rain and in the absence of its star striker Aristide Bance (suspended), the ASEC Mimosas makes a good start to the game and displays a good will. She gets the first goal opportunity of the game from the 9th minute. The counterattack by POGNONGO Yannick is concluded by a somewhat timid strike by Poe Jean Morel who does not worry the goalkeeper. The stadist response intervenes in the 21st minute, on another counterattack. Alu Diarra, his front-centre, is well served in the DOS defense mimosas for a face-to-face with Koffi Kay Hervé, the goalkeeper of the ASEC Mimosas who wins his duel. The battle is fierce between the two teams who are anxious to win. With a beautiful occupation of the land, the ASEC Mimosas takes over time the top in the game. At 34th Mn, on a corner of Poe’s Jean Morel, GLOUDOUEU Ange Baresi, at the second post places his head which is returned for the first time by the goalkeeper. The balloon echoed him, but his half-stolen recovery largely passed over the crossbar. The ASEC Mimosas is still present in the 38th MN. On another corner of Poe’s Jean Morel, the head kick of Jacob’s Tripod finds the right post of Tah Tiziee, the goalkeeper of the stadium of Abidjan. The free kicks are multiplied for the ASEC Mimosas, which does not actually benefit before the break.
The ASEC Mimosas starts the second period on foot on the floor and provides a first opportunity from the 47th MN by aka Serge. The Mimosa midfielder unfortunately does not succeed in adjusting his foot plate to beat Tah Tizie. The ASEC Mimosas dominates this second part. The mimosas pressure is increasingly strong in the face of this team of people cut off in its half of land. We practically play the half-camp. The Mimos grow but do not find the key to the stadist lock. On the contrary and against any expectation, the stadium of Abidjan opens the score on a lightning counterattack propelled by Ouattara Ibrahim, entered a few minutes earlier. The removal of the attacker from the dreadlocks finds the dish of the foot of Gardner Mory (who had just entered) to score (1 – 0; 77th mn). LED, the Mimos must now seek to return to the score. We play it all for the whole thing. At the 83rd Mn, on a center of Ouattara, Zadeh Boris takes over the ball of the head which shaves the upright amount. The opportunities for goals are not being realized. The Stadium of Abidjan outtakes (1 – 0).
A surprise defeat that revives the title race between the WAC and the ASEC Mimosas, which now both have their fate in their hands. The 25th day against them will be, for sure, the final of this League 1.