In a well-filled Bolleart stadium for the occasion, Lens won against Brest (1-0) thanks to a goal from Aguilar. Thanks to this success, the Sang et Or return to the foot of the podium (4th) and are getting closer to qualifying for the Champions League for next season. The Brestois, for their part, saw their series of 13 matches without defeat come to an end.

This shock of the 25th day of Ligue 1 took time to get going. The Brestois did not see the ball and suffered the first offensives from the Sang et Or. After letting the storm pass, the Brestois finally projected themselves and came to worry Brice Samba. Pierre Lees-Melou continued to shine in the midfield to launch his attackers deep. But attentive, the French goalkeeper imposed himself in the air on each Brest ball. After a phase of possession in the opposing camp, Pereira Da Costa was found on the left side. Raising his head, he looked for Elye Wahi in the area but the former Montpellier man jumped out of time and missed his header. The ball landed on the Brest goalkeeper’s post but Ruben Aguilar hung around like a fox in the area and headed past Marco Bizot from close range to give the Sang et Or the advantage (1-0, 32nd).

Behind, Franck Haise’s men, in the stands due to a suspension, resisted to maintain their lead until the break. Coming back from the locker room, the Bretons pushed to get back to the score as quickly as possible. But opposite, the Lensois block was already in place to repel the Brest offensives. Jonathan Gradit headed several times to clear his side against Lees-Melou’s crosses. Then taking advantage of the spaces left in the Breton defense, the locals planned to try to drive the point home by scoring the break goal. Florian Sotoca lacked precision on a pivotal shot then Aguilar missed his control. These Lens errors gave momentum to the visitors who were counting on extending their series of 13 matches without defeat in the league.

On a poorly cleared cross, Hugo Magnetti had the opportunity to equalize but his recovery was too central and Samba repelled with both fists this first scare on the Sang et Or goal. Frustrated by this lack of precision, the Bretons began to get frustrated and increased the pressure. Martin Satriano then thought to bring the two teams level but his first shot failed on the Lens post before his header, a few minutes later, was saved on his line by Brice Samba. The Stade Brestois players broke their teeth on the RC Lens block throughout this end of the game and put an end to their invincibility series.