Egypt striker Mostafa Mohamed scores as Nantes lose in season opener

Ahram Online , Sunday 13 Aug 2023

Egypt international striker Mostafa Mohamed scored his first goal of the season for Nantes on Sunday, but they lost 2-1 at home against Toulouse in their opening Ligue 1 match of the 2023-2024 season.

Toulouse s French defender #23 Moussa Diarra (L) fights for the ball with Nantes Egyptian forward #31 Mostafa Mohamed (R) during the French L1 football match between FC Nantes and Toulouse FC at the Stade de la Beaujoire Louis Fonteneau in Nantes, western France on August 13, 2023. AFP


Mohamed converted a penalty in the 13th minute to give Nantes the lead, but Zakaria Aboukhlal equalized for Toulouse in the 62nd minute. Rasmus Nicolaisen then scored the winning goal in the first minute of stoppage time to give Toulouse the victory.

The former Zamalek striker started the game and was only substituted in the 89th minute in a tactical substitution as coach Pierre Aristouy wanted to give more protection to his defence.

The 26-year-old Mohamed made a big impact with Nantes last season, finishing as the team's top scorer with 11 goals and five assists. After his successful season-long loan, Nantes made his transfer permanent, signing him from Galatasaray with a deal that runs until 2027.

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