The 21 points at the foot of Camille Lopez, the fall of the Paris region’s regime, find our Tops and Flops after Clermont-Racing 92 (26-17).
Clermont’s beautiful reaction
Mistreated in the first half by a Racing 92 outnumbered after the yellow card from Vakatawa (6th), the Clermontois returned with better intentions in the second half. Led 6-10, Clermont managed to reverse the trend, thanks to the unparalleled precision of Camille Lopez, author of 5 penalties in the second act. Very enterprising in the duels, the premises took the ascendancy thanks to a try from Raka in the 64th minute of play, after a long attacking streak.
Clermont drops his pet peeve at the Marcel-Michelin stadium
For several years, this confrontation turned to the advantage of Racing 92. The Ile-de-France residents remained in 6 matches without defeat against Clermont. We had to go back to September 2018 to see Clermont gain the upper hand over Racing 92 (17-40). Worse still, the last success of the Auvergnats in their den dates back to September 2017 and a 23-19 victory. This Sunday, Camille Lopez’s teammates managed to defeat their pet peeve.
Camille Lopez, in all the right ways
Announced with insistence on the side of Biarritz for the next season, Camille Lopez pulled out of the game this Sunday. Author of 21 points, the number 10 Clermontois transformed 7 of his 8 attempts. In the second half, Camille Lopez left his mark on this meeting, scoring 15 points. A lucidity in the last gesture which had a decisive impact on the turn of the game.
Racing 92 misses the mark
The Ile-de-France residents missed a great opportunity to integrate the first part of the table. Eighth before the meeting, Racing 92 could grab second place if successful. After a generally controlled first half, despite a numerical inferiority with the yellow card of Vakatawa, the Ile-de-France residents were passed in the second half, and failed to regain control of the match. Second defense of the Top 14 before the meeting, the Racingmen showed signs of weakness in this sector.
Ile-de-France residents, crumbly outside their base
Uncompromising at home, with two successes in as many meetings, the Ile-de-France residents confirmed their current difficulties away from home. After conceding defeat on the lawn of Biarritz (26-19), the Parisians again bowed out of their base this Sunday in Clermont (26-17). A negative trend that could thwart the goals set by the club.