Imad Zatara earned his first start for new club Nîmes Olympique after a scoring debut as sub last week. He lasted 71 minutes of a 0-0 draw against Stade Lavallois before being taken off, Manager Jean-Michel Cavali has said that he wants Zatara to recover some much needed match fitness since he has not played a full 90 minutes since the end of the Swedish season in December. This result sees Nîmes drop to 5th in Ligue 2 on 37 points 1 point behind behind promotion rivals Le Havre and four points behind FC Metz, who currently hold the final promotion spot on 41 points.
Omar Jarun also earned the start for Pogon Szcezecin in their 2-1 home loss to Zoria Lugansk. He was substituted in the 69th minute for midfielder Piotr Koman. Three minutes later Pogon conceded the winner. Pogon remain in second place as they look to return to the Ekstraklasa for the first time since 2007/08 where they were served a double relegation due to financial troubles.