Strasbourg wins its first French league game in 2024 with 3-1 victory over Nantes

Sat, Mar 16, 2024
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Strasbourg wins its first French league game in 2024 with 3-1 victory over Nantes

PARIS (AP) - Dutch striker Emmanuel Emegha scored twice as Strasbourg snapped an eight-game winless streak in the French league by beating struggling Nantes 3-1 on Saturday.

Emegha, a tall center forward, has been one of the revelations of the league season, with seven goals in 22 matches.

His brace helped Strasbourg secure its first league win in 2024 and move to 12th place in the standings, six points above the relegation zone. Nantes slumped to a third consecutive loss and stayed 16th, lagging four points behind Strasbourg,

Kevin Gameiro opened the scoring for Strasbourg after just three minutes before Eray Comert put the teams level from close range before the interval.

Emegha made it 2-1 around the hour-mark with a right-foot shot and completed his brace in the 78th minute after dribbling past goalkeeper Alban Lafont.

Leader Paris Saint-Germain plays on Sunday at Montpellier, with second-place Brest hosting Lille.

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