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03 August 2018 Venue Amex Stadium Attendance Referee Roger East

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Brighton and Hove Albion
2 - 1
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FC Nantes

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4-4-2
  • 1
    Mathew Ryan
    GK
  • 2
    Bruno (C)
    DF
  • 4
    Shane Duffy
    DF
  • 5
    Lewis Dunk
    DF
  • 30
    Bernardo
    DF
  • 11
    Anthony Knockaert
    MF
  • 6
    Dale Step
    GK
  • 24
    Davy Propper
    MF
  • 20
    Solly March
    MF
  • 13
    Pascal Gross
    MF
  • 17
    Glenn Murray
    FW

Substitutes

  • 27
    David Button
    SUB
  • 3
    Gaetan Bong
    SUB
  • 7
    Beram Kayal
    SUB
  • 8
    Yves Bissouma
    SUB
  • 10
    Tomer Hemed
    SUB
  • 14
    Leon Balogun
    SUB
  • 16
    Alireza Jakhanbahsh
    SUB
  • 21
    Ezequiel Schelotto
    SUB
  • 25
    Ben White
    SUB
  • 26
    Viktor Gyokeres
    SUB
  • 29
    Markus Suttner
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Chris Hughton

4-4-2
  • 30
    Ciprian Tatarusanu
    GK
  • 3
    Diego Carlos
    DF
  • 5
    Koffi Djidji
    DF
  • 6
    Lucas Lima
    DF
  • 9
    Emiliano Sala
    FW
  • 17
    Lucas Evangelista
    MF
  • 18
    Samuel Moutoussamy
    MF
  • 19
    Abdoulaye Toure
    MF
  • 25
    Enock Kwateng
    MF
  • 28
    Valentin Rongier (C)
    MF
  • 32
    Abdoulaye Dabo
    GK

Substitutes

  • 1
    Maxime Dupe
    SUB
  • 4
    Nicolas Pallois
    SUB
  • 12
    Percy Ruiz
    SUB
  • 20
    Andrei Girotto
    SUB
  • 21
    Rene Khrin
    SUB
  • 22
    Thomas Basila
    SUB
  • 24
    Alexis Alegue
    SUB
  • 27
    Santy Ngom
    SUB
  • 29
    Batista Mendy
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Miguel Cardoso

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Match Reports

REPORT: ALBION 2 FC NANTES 1

3 August 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Pascal Gross scores Albion's second against FC Nantes.
  • Albion beat FC Nantes in their final pre-season friendly
  • Tomer Hemed and Pascal Gross on target
  • Bernardo, Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Yves Bissouma make their home debuts
  • The Seagulls face Watford in their Premier League season opener next Saturday

Brighton & Hove Albion rounded off their pre-season campaign with a deserved 2-1 victory over FC Nantes.

Goals either side of half-time from Tomer Hemed and Pascal Gross put the Seagulls in charge and although Valentin Rongier pulled one back in the closing stages, Albion were good value for their victory.
 
Only Bernardo of Albion’s summer recruits lined up in the starting XI and the hosts began brightly, pressing Nantes deep into their own half.
 
But the French side created the first threat on ten minutes, when Emiliano Sala let fly from 25 yards and Maty Ryan reacted quickly to push his shot onto the post.
 
Sala’s effort seemed to give his team-mates a taste for shots from distance. Samuel Moutoussamy wasn’t far away from distance, before Albion were forced into a 15th-minute change when Hemed replaced Glenn Murray.
 
After Ryan had held another long-distance effort from Lucas Lima, Albion began to assert themselves and Nantes goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu was called into action to keep out Pascal Gross’s close-range header.
 
Hemed might have scored in the 21st minute when he met Knockaert’s cross with a header which was straight at the keeper.
 
Ryan pushed an effort from Abdoulaye Dabo over his bar as the pace intensified, but after Shane Duffy’s header from a corner was disallowed for a foul, the Seagulls hit the front in the 37th minute with a superbly-worked goal.
 
Bruno picked out Knockaert’s run in the inside right channel with a perfect pass and the Frenchman unselfishly squared the ball to the unmarked Hemed to glide past the keeper.
 
Albion doubled their lead in the 49th minute when Gross punished some slack defending. He dispossessed Abdoulaye Toure on the right-hand side of the box, exchanged passes with Hemed before slipping the ball under CiprianTatarusanu to make it 2-0.
 
Ryan still had to be alert, saving another effort from outside the box by Rongier before Duffy was denied by a flag for the second time when his far-post header was ruled out for offside.
 
With 20 minutes to go Chris Hughton introduced Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Yves Bissouma for their Amex debuts with Knockaert and Davy Propper making way.
 
Nantes pulled one back with nine minutes to go when their skipper Rongier curled a low right-foot shot into the bottom corner to set up an interesting finish.
 
But Albion defended diligently in the closing stages to claim a deserved victory.
 
ALBION: Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; Knockaert (Jahanbakhsh 71), Stephens, Propper (Bissouma 71), March; Gross, Murray (Hemed 16).
 
SUBS NOT USED: Button (GK), Bong, Balogun, Schelotto, White, Suttner, Kayal, Gyokeres.

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Ticket News

PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V FC NANTES

3 August 2018

Linton Rogers
The pre-match brief for Albion v FC Nantes.
Brighton & Hove Albion welcome FC Nantes to the Amex on Friday 3rd August, kick-off 7.45pm.
 
This will be the last friendly Chris Hughton’s side plays before the Premier League opener against Watford at Vicarage Road next Saturday.
 
Travel
 
Please note that the club will not be running the usual matchday travel scheme, therefore anyone travelling by bus or train will have to purchase a ticket to travel from the relevant operator.
 
Also, no park and ride services will be in operation for this match.
 
Trains: Southern Rail have informed the club that they will be putting on their normal Friday night service after the match; however, supporters are advised to check Southern’s website before travelling.
 
Car Parks: The Bridge (Car Park B) and Sussex University (Car Park C) have spaces available to purchase at BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/Tickets
 
All vehicles accredited to park at Sussex University must enter via Stanmer Park, as there will be no entry at Falmer or Knights Gate.
 
Parking: There is no local street parking available due to a residents’ parking scheme that is in place. Enforcement officers will also be on patrol.
 
Drop-offs & Pick-ups: There will be no pick-ups or drop-offs along Village Way, and fans are asked to use the official drop-off location at Car Park 5 at the University of Sussex both before and after the game. This is located just by the sports hall.
 
From there, it is a short walk through the underpass to the stadium, and the club will run a free shuttle bus for disabled fans.
 
Seagull Travel will be running a coach to this fixture, with a number of pick-up points across East and West Sussex. A full list of pick-up locations and bookings for all upcoming games can be found here, along with prices.
 
Opening and closing times
 
The club superstore will be open from 9am and close at 10.15pm after the game. The shop is also closed during the match.
 
The ticket office will open from 1pm until half-time. The ticket office will be closed during the second half.
 
Dick’s Bar is open from 5pm until kick-off and then after the match until 10.15pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.
 
All concourses will open at 6.15pm. Post-match, all concourses will close at 10.15pm.
 
The 1901 Club lounges will open at 5.45pm with HB’s Restaurant also opening at this time. All lounges will close at 10.15pm.

 

Fanzone

The outside bar and food outlets will be open from 5pm, with music on the bandstand starting at 6.15pm. The outside bar will close at 7.15pm.

In the 1901 Club lounges, Dick’s Bar and concourses, Sky Sports News will be available to watch on the TV screens.
 
Club Superstore
 
2018/19 home and away kits are now available to purchase in store. Supporters wishing to get shirts printed are advised that this is best done post-match to avoid long waiting times. All external retail outlets are closed.
 
Ticket office
 
Tickets will be available to purchase from the ticket office on the night:
 
Category Prices
Adults £20
Over-65s/Under-21s £15
Under-18s £10
 
Please note, tickets purchased in person on matchday will be charged £1.50 per ticket in fees.
 
1901 Club Lounge Dress Code
 
We would like to take this opportunity to remind members that the dress code for the 1901 Club is smart business attire for all guests, male and female.
 
Acceptable attire includes smart jeans, smart boots, clean trainers and canvas shoes.
 
Please note that ripped jeans, shorts and flip-flops are not permitted. Hospitality guests dining in either restaurant will still be required to wear shoes; trainers will not be permitted in dining areas.
 
Men must wear a collared shirt or polo shirt. Football shirts, polo-neck and turtleneck sweaters are not acceptable.
 
Only guests aged under 14 may wear Brighton & Hove Albion replica shirts. Away team colours or shirts are not permitted under any circumstances. Please ensure your guests are aware of and adhere to the dress code as entry will not be permitted if they are not dressed accordingly.
 
Unfortunately, we will be unable to re-seat 1901 Club members or their guests in general admission areas of the stadium if refused admission to the 1901 Club.

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