Nam Tae-hee registers assist, but Valenciennes lose

Nam Tae-hee registers assist, but Valenciennes lose

Valenciennes FC‘s Nam Tae-hee celebrated his tenth French Ligue 1 appearance with first ever career assist against Paris Saint-Germain, but it wasn’t enough to secure any points as the home side succumbed to 1-2 defeat on Saturday. Valenciennes have now suffered two straight losses and are only four points clear of relegation at 16th.

Nam came on as Philippe Montanier‘s second half substitute in the 73rd minute and made an immediate impact only nine minutes later as he set up Vincent Aboubakar for the equalizer with a well played diagonal cross.

Valenciennes initially found itself down in the 47th minute when PSG midfielder Nene‘s calmly applied left footed finish from the left channel inside the box put the visitors in front. It was ninth goal of the season for AS Monaco striker Park Ju-young‘s ex-teammate Nene as the Brazilian continued his fine scoring form.

However, the momentum started to shift towards Valenciennes as Montanier brought on his substitutes. Aboubakar was introduced into the match for Gael Danic in the 60th minute and Nam came on 13 minutes later to replace Valenciennes’ top scorer Gregory Pujol.

After an impressive showing against Sochaux last week in his 24-minute appearance, Nam again came on comparatively earlier than expected. Only nine minutes into the action, the 19 year-old’s diagonal cross from the right side was chested down by Aboubakar who blasted home a brilliant turn-around shot with his left foot.

Only two minutes after the equalizer, however, PSG went on to score the winning goal thanks to Nene’s second of the match and tenth of the season. The Brazilian whipped a fantastic left footed curler from outside the box into the top left corner.


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