Sep 20, 2014 at 7pm UK at ​Stade Saint-Symphorien
Metz
3-1
Bastia
Krivets (14'), Milan (64'), Falcon (74')
Metanire (7')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Ayite (42')
Modesto (81')

Result: Metz bag three in second win following 3-1 victory over travelling Bastia

Metz grab their second win of the Ligue 1 season as goals from Sergei Krivets, Guido Milan and Juan Falcon see them to a 3-1 defeat of travelling Bastia.

Goals from Sergei Krivets, Guido Milan and Juan Falcon have given Metz their second win of the Ligue 1 season as they defeated travelling Bastia 3-1 this evening.

Bastia's French Togolese midfielder Floyd Ayite (L) andmidfielder Christopher Maboulou (R) celebrate after scoring against Metz on September 20, 2014© Getty Images

The visitors almost opened the scoring in the early minutes of the game when Junior Tallo unleashed a shot from outside the box, only to see his effort smash back off the crossbar.

Newly-promoted Metz were sparked into life by the chance and they took the lead in the 14th minute when Krivets was found by Kevin Lejeune, leaving the midfielder to fire home into the top corner.

Tallo came close to restoring Bastia parity but could not keep his headed effort down, while Yannick Cahuzac dragged a speculative effort wide of the post.

Despite their wasted chances, Bastia did claw their way back into the game just before half time when Cahuzac measured a pass to Floyd Ayite, who tucked in from the centre of the box.

However, Metz retook the lead 20 minutes into the second half as Milan converted into the roof of the net following a corner.

The hosts made sure there was no coming back for Bastia when Falcon made it 3-1 with 15 minutes to play, with the striker finishing neatly following a fast break from Krivets.

Metz's French forward Yeni Ngbakoto gestures after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between FC Metz and FC Nantes on August 16, 2014
Read Next:
Team News: Ngbakoto, Falcon lead Metz attack
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Le HavreLe Havre44001111012
2Reims440070712
3Lorient42206158
4Sochaux42208538
5Ajaccio42204138
6NiortNiort42204138
7OrleansOrleans42116427
8Gazelec AjaccioGFC Ajaccio41302116
9Chateauroux420246-26
10Clermont41212205
11Valenciennes41212205
12Brest41127704
13Nimes411223-14
14Nancy403135-23
15Bourg-en-Bresse PeronnasBourg-Peronnas410358-33
16Auxerre410339-63
17Quevilly402237-42
18Bastia00000000
19Lens4004510-50
20ToursTours400418-70