By Angu Lesley
Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo and his Montpellier colleagues picked up precious 1-0 win on Sunday, at home to FC Lorient in match-day 25 of the French Ligue 1 championship, thanks to a goal from Téji Tedy Savanier.
The victory coincided with Oyongo Bitolo’s first start for the club since November 2020 and the left-back put in a shift at the back to ensure coach Olivier Dall’Oglio’s men kept a clean sheet.
Both sides failed to find the back of the net in the opening 45 minutes but Montpellier looked the better side.
Captain Téji Tedy Savanier finally put the host ahead in the 56 minutes in what was more or less a reward for the efforts from the dominant team from Southern France.
Oyongo was booked in the 60th minute but he survived the remaining 30 minutes without getting into trouble with the match officials.
Montpellier protected the one goal cushion till full-time thus landing three points and their 11th win in 25 games this season, at the Stade de la Mosson.
The 2012 Champions are 9th on the log with 37 points accumulated from 11 wins and four draws in 25 games.
The game was Oyongo’s second this term following his return from a knee injury that kept him out for close to a year.
“It is the first start and a first clean sheet. This obviously gives me satisfaction and makes the entire squad happy. It wasn’t easy but we gave our all to win the three points,” Oyongo opined after full-time in an interview in the dressing room.
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The 30-year old Cameroon International is expected to inspire his colleagues to a good finish of the 38-games championship.
Montpellier host Stade Rennes of Cameroon-eligible Nyamsi Gerzino next weekend in Match-Day 26 and Oyongo is expected to make it back-to-back starts since November 2020 when he started in consecutive wins against Saint Etienne and Girondin Bordeaux.
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