Nantes were looking for their first win of the season, and Simon turned up big for them
Super Eagles striker Moses Simon scored a beautiful goal for Nantes in their 1-0 victory over Clermont Foot to help them claim their first win of the season, Soccernet reports.
Moses Simon’s first Ligue 1 goal of the season was quite a fine strike.pic.twitter.com/SglXA3SJnH
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Nantes were winless in their opening four Ligue 1 games of the season, picking two draws and two losses. Simon already had two assists from the opening four games, and he was also looking to deliver the goods when they travelled to Stade Gabriel Montpeid to take on Clermont Foot.
Both teams showed a lot of zest in the first half, but they were unable to break each other’s backline. They went into the break all square, but before Clermont Foot could find their feet, Nantes shocked them.
The home side was looking to build from the back through their goalkeeper, but it did not go well. The Canaries won the ball deep in Clermont Foot’s box. Then Florent Mollet passed the ball to Simon, who was about 40 yards away from goal. The 28-year-old Nigerian forward wasted no time, as he had already seen that the keeper was off his line. Simon then struck a sweet shot from distance that just dipped into the net.
The effort was just enough to help Nantes seal the win over the home side, albeit Clermont Foot missed a penalty late in the game. The strike was Simon’s first goal of the season.