Joia Nuno Da Costa (Strasbourg) runs onto a good long pass and tries his luck from the edge of the box, but his effort flies high over the bar.
Thierry Laurey has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Anthony Caci (Strasbourg) replacing Lionel Carole.
That was close by Andy Delort (Montpellier)! He receives a pass on the edge of the box and shoots, but the ball goes inches wide of the right post.
Montpellier have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Andy Delort (Montpellier) connects with a pass but sees his shot from the edge of the box blocked. Montpellier get a corner.
Rough tackle by Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier). The referee blows his whistle for a foul.
The foul by Ludovic Ajorque (Strasbourg) was seen by Francois Letexier who didn't hesitate to blow the whistle.
Thierry Laurey has decided to substitute Lebo Mothiba and he is replaced by Ludovic Ajorque (Strasbourg).
Nothing comes of the resulting corner from Florent Mollet (Montpellier). The defence is alert and manages to cut it out.
Florent Mollet (Montpellier) serves up a nice cross, but the defence clears the danger. The ball is out of play and Montpellier manage to earn a corner.
Lionel Carole (Strasbourg) sends a lofted cross into the penalty area. Unfortunately for him, the opponent's defence deals with his cross comfortably and intercepts it.
Strasbourg slow the tempo of the game down by exchanging a combination of one or two touch passes. The opposition's players are finding it very difficult at the moment, very physically demanding to run without the ball.
Damien Le Tallec (Montpellier) makes some space for himself and from mid-range let's fly with a wild effort which goes high over the crossbar.
Ambroise Oyongo (Montpellier) sees a yellow card from Francois Letexier after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
Gaetan Laborde (Montpellier) meets a cross inside the box, but Matz Sels wins the battle for the ball and the chance is gone.
Pedro Mendes (Montpellier) can't expect anything else than a yellow card for his hard tackle. And a yellow it is. Francois Letexier didn't think twice about pulling it out of his pocket.
The game restarts for the second half.
The referee blows his whistle to end the first half and the players are now heading to their respective dressing rooms.
Anthony Goncalves (Strasbourg) sends a cross into the box, but Benjamin Lecomte comes off his line to gather the ball.
2 additional min. will be played.
He should have scored! Lebo Mothiba (Strasbourg) gathered a short pass deep inside the box but took too long to shoot, allowing the defender to make the block.
Joia Nuno Da Costa (Strasbourg) was too fierce in his attempt to get the ball from his opponent and Francois Letexier blows for a foul. Montpellier have a free kick.
Pedro Mendes (Montpellier) commits a foul after making a slide tackle on his opponent. Strasbourg get a free kick.
Gaetan Laborde (Montpellier) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety.
Wonderful movement by Montpellier. The players are holding possession, mostly exchanging one-touch passes. They control the pace of the game now.
The corner from Florent Mollet (Montpellier) is intercepted by Matz Sels.
Gooal! Sanjin Prcic takes over corner duties. Pablo Martinez (Strasbourg) gets his head on the ball from the corner and puts it into the bottom right corner. 1:2.
Sanjin Prcic (Strasbourg) is heading toward the corner flag to take the set piece.
Samuel Grandsir (Strasbourg) whips the ball in, but it fails to reach any of his teammates as the opposition's defence averts the threat. The referee blows his whistle, Strasbourg are awarded a corner kick.
Florent Mollet (Montpellier) takes the corner, but one of the defenders reacts well and rises highest to head the ball away.
The referee gives a yellow card to Anthony Goncalves (Strasbourg).
Goal - 0:2! Gaetan Laborde tees up Florent Mollet (Montpellier) inside the box and he slams the ball into the roof of the net and past Matz Sels.
Florent Mollet (Montpellier) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and left Francois Letexier no option but to blow his whistle.
Anthony Goncalves (Strasbourg) attempts to find the head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box, but a defender outjumps the attackers and averts the threat.
The resulting corner from Jonas Martin (Strasbourg) is cleared by the opposition's defence.
Goal! Andy Delort (Montpellier) is quickest to react to the rebound and stabs the ball into the back of the net. It's 0:1.
Florent Mollet (Montpellier) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a shot in the direction of the left post. Matz Sels is alert and denies him with a nice save.
Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier) commits an ugly tackle on his opponent, but there is no caution from the referee. Strasbourg have been awarded a free kick.
Francois Letexier blows his whistle after Anthony Goncalves (Strasbourg) kicks an opponent's legs instead of the ball. Montpellier will take a free kick.
A long ball forward to Gaetan Laborde (Montpellier) is intercepted.
Samuel Grandsir (Strasbourg) tries to find the head of a teammate in the box but overhits the cross. The ball goes out of play and Montpellier will have a goal kick.
Montpellier are showing great team chemistry. They are passing it around beautifully. Excellent team work.
A flowing move ends with a great cross into the centre of the box, which Gaetan Laborde (Montpellier) latches onto but sends a wild header well wide of the right post.
It looks like Ibrahima Sissoko (Strasbourg) saw red with that tackle. Francois Letexier won't tolerate such behaviour on the pitch and blows for a foul. Montpellier will take a free kick near the side line.
Andy Delort (Montpellier) is unable to control an accurate defence-splitting pass properly and one of the defending players reacts well to rob him of the ball. The ball is out of play. Montpellier will take a throw-in.
Florent Mollet (Montpellier) latches on to a pin-point through ball, but one of the defending players dispossess him. Brilliant defending.
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Today's referee will be Francois Letexier.
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