KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, October 9, 2018
It was a rough weekend for Matt Miazga and Nantes as they were shutout by Bordeaux to see them fall further in the French Ligue 1 standings.
Bordeaux 3-0 Nantes
Bordeaux did all of their damage in the first half to claim all three points over a struggling Nantes team at Stade Matmut-Atlantique.
Miazga was in the starting lineup for Les Canaris as they have not gone winless in five games.
The slow start to the season has seen Nantes make a coaching, with former Japan national team head coach Vahid Halilhodzic taking over on the bench in the place of Miguel Cardoso. With the Serbian being brought in, there is hope the team can turn its fortunes around and moves its way up the standings.
However, it was not Nantes' day as Bordeaux had their way with them for the entire game.
Yann Karamoh opening the scoring five minutes into the game when he collected a pass from teammate Lukas Lerager and the Frenchman sent in a curling shot from outside the area that Nantes goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu could only watch sail into the goal.
The host doubled their lead two minutes later due to a mistake by Miazga. Tatarusanu passed the ball to the American center-back, but lost control of it, allowing Francois Kamano to take possession, dribble in to the area, and fire his shot into the roof of the net.
Things went from bad to worse for Nantes just before halftime when the referee pointed to the spot for a penalty as Miazga brought down Kamano in the area. This gave the Guinea forward the chance at the spot and he converted his penalty in the 42nd minute.
It was a one-sided game and Bordeaux could have scored more. Meanwhile, Nantes will see the international break as a good time for their new coach to get his system incorporated before their next game.
Nantes now sits in 19th place in the standings with six points.
In Ligue 2, Quentin Westberg watched from the bench as Auxerre fell in a 2-1 loss to Lens, putting down in the relegation zone.