The ASEC Mimosas has recovered well from its elimination in the Champions League. Without forcing their talent, the Mimos dominated (0 – 4), USC Bassam, this afternoon, at the Robert CHAMPROUX Stadium, on the 16th late League day. The 13th in a row in Ligue 1 that allows him to dig even further the gap (11 points) on his opponents.
The ASEC Mimosas presents itself in this meeting with a highly revamped team and positioned in 4-3-3. The mimos immediately take matters into their own hands and pick up a coup, between the 6th and 8th minutes, two occasions, by Amed Tower that lacks success. But the third, by the same attacker, is the right one. He defeated a curtain of two defenders to go beat the goalkeeper of USC Bassam and open the score for the ASEC Mimosas (0 – 1; 13th mn). USC Bassam gets its first opportunity at the 23rd MN on a center of MacDonald Koimizo, taken over by Gomez George, but a shave the left pole of the goal kept by CISSE Abdoul Karim. The ASEC Mimosas monopolizes the ball in front of a bassamoise formation totally folded in its half of terrain. By dint of suffering USC Bassam will take a second goal in the 36th MN, on a previous work by Don Fabius for Toure Amed who signs his double (0 – 2; 36th mn). The score could have been heavier before the break so Toure Amed had had more readiness on a new offering of Don Fabius, in the additional time of the game.
In the second period, USC Bassam decided to attack. The ASEC Mimosas seems to have released and the match is a little more balanced. The Bassamois are more dangerous as on this action of the 65th MN where the striking of Devine Nabil is fortunately diverted from the frame by CISSE Abdoul Karim. Seeing the danger approaching, the Mimos return to the charge, to register a third goal, on a super-free kick of Salah Issa (0 – 3; 70th mn), then 4th by Don Fabius (0 – 4; 76th mn). In the additional time, Badie GBAGNON is close to registering the 5th goal on a lob of 35 meters that passes just above the crossbar. The ASEC Mimosas overtakes (0 – 4) and reinforces its position as leader with 40 points + 27, despite two other late games and before the SC Gagnoa (2nd; 29 points + 12).