Aug 16, 2014 at 7pm UK at ​Stade Saint-Symphorien
Metz
1-1
NantesNantes
N'Gbakoto (12' pen.)
Sarr (15'), Rocchi (32')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Veretout (3')
Gakpe (77')

Team News: Metz put faith in Yeni Ngbakoto and Juan Manuel Falcon Jimenez against Nantes

Metz' Senegalese forward Diafra Sakho kicks the ball during the friendly football match Sochaux (FCSM) vs Metz (FCM) on July 25, 2014
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French side Metz hand starts to strikers Yeni Ngbakoto and Juan Manuel Falcon Jimenez as they face Nantes in Ligue 1 on Saturday night.

Newly-promoted Metz will start with Yeni Ngbakoto and Juan Manuel Falcon Jimenez in attack when they take on Nantes in Ligue 1 this evening.

The two strikers will be supported by a four-man midfield featuring the likes of Guirane N'Daw and Bouna Sarr.

Nantes will feature a more adventurous formation, which will see Fernando Aristeguiet, Serge Gakpe and Johan Audel all starting up top.

The visitors midfield is to be comprised of Issa Cissokho, Lucas Deaux and Jordan Veretout.

Metz: Carrasso; Marchal, Metanire, Choplin, Bussmann, Rocchi, Sarr, Lejeune, Ngbakoto, N'Daw, Falcon Jimenez

Nantes: Dupe; Hansen, Djilobodi, Vizcarrondo, Veigneau, Cissokho, Deaux, Veretout, Aristeguieta, Gakpe, Audel

Nantes' French forward Yacine Bammou (L) scores a goal during the French L1 football match Nantes (FCNA) vs Lens (RCL) at the Beaujoire stadium, on August 9, 2014
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