Moses Simon displayed a highflying form in Nantes 3-1 preseason friendly win against Stades Brestois on Saturday at the Stade Francis Le Blé in Brest.
The Nigerian winger was the recipient of Nantes first attack on goal after a silky football play by the Canaries at the central area, but he directed his shot inches wide off the goal post.
Simon’s attempt on goal then proved to be the prelude to what Nantes had to offer in the contest. Soon, they found the breakthrough in the 6th minute as Renaud Edmond headed in a sublime corner kick into the far post to hand Nantes the lead.
Stade Brestois then responded 12 minutes later much applause to Benin Republic forward Steve Mounie who guided his header past advancing goalkeeper Alban Lafont to draw the game level.
Minutes before the half hour mark, Nantes restored the one goal cushion. This time, Moses Simon impressive display culminated when he played a crucial part in the formation of the goal — deleting his marker on the left flank before releasing his teammate on space who squared the ball for Roli Perreira to place it into the bottom right corner from 12 yards out.
The 26-year-old winger employed his pace once again from the flank to burst into a goalscoring opportunity but the Brestois goalkeeper did enough to avert the coming danger.
Nantes however put the game beyond Brestois reach in the 67th minute when Renaud Emond found the net for the second time in the game to extend the Canaries lead to 3-1.
Upon the exhaustion of the nineties, Nantes secured their 2nd win of their preseason campaign and will face Lorient on 28 July before the opening league fixture against AS Monaco.