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Brest defender Ronael Pierre-Gabriel assaulted, car set on fire

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Brest defender, Ronael Pierre-Gabriel was assaulted and his car was destroyed just weeks after signing for the Ligue 1 club.

22-year-old Pierre-Gabriel recently signed for the French outfit on a season-long loan from Bundesliga club Mainz on July 7.

Ronael Pierre-Gabriel joined Brest in season long loan few weeks ago

Reacting to the serious incident that occurred on Monday evening, Brest in a statement on social media said the defender suffered some injuries from the assault and his car was burnt in the process.

“Last night, in the Brest neighbourhood, Ronael Pierre-Gabriel was the victim of an assault and suffered injuries before his car was burned down and completely destroyed.

“Brest strongly condemn this event and give its full support to Ronael. In a place where these events are few and far between, it’s regrettable to see these types of incidents happen to a boy who only arrived two weeks ago in Finistere and had no issues with anyone.”

The club also said it won’t be commenting further on the issue and have left the authorities to do an investigation over it.

Pierre-Gabriel loaned to Brest after failing to get a regular shirt at Mainz

Pierre-Gabriel had started eight games for Mainz this season. Unfortunately, he couldn’t keep his place in the team after the Bundesliga restart from the coronavirus break. So, in search of first-team football, he was loaned to Brest.

The Professional Football League (LFP) had ended 2019-20 Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons in April after the government said no sporting action will resume in the country till September. Brest was in 14th position in the league table when the announcement was made.

Activities have begun to resume France as Paris Saint Germaine, Lyon, Monaco and other top clubs in the country have started playing friendly games as they look forward to resuming summer transfer window and next season.

Lyon has so far played friendly games against Nice, Rangers, Celtic and Gent.

France is one of the highest hit in mortality rate of the deadly virus with 30,172 deaths recorded so far. The country has confirmed cases of 1278,000 after recording an additional 998 cases in the last 24 hours. 79,957 have recovered from the said numbers.

Ligue 1 clubs friendly games

Angers SCO
Wednesday 22 July: Cholet (N1)
Saturday 25 July: Girondins de Bordeaux
Tuesday 28 July: Havre AC (L2)
Saturday 1 August: Stade Rennais F.C.
Saturday 8 August: FC Lorient
Tuesday 11 August: TBC
Saturday 15 August: TBC

Girondins de Bordeaux
Saturday 25 July: Angers SCO
Saturday 1 August: FC Nantes
Tuesday 4 August: Toulouse FC (L2)
Saturday 8 August: TBC
Saturday 15 August: TBC

Stade Brestois 29
Saturday 18 July: Plabennec (N2)
Saturday 25 July: St Brieuc (N1)
Friday 31 July: FC Lorient
Saturday 8 August: Stade Rennais F.C.
Wednesday 12 August: EA Guingamp (L2)
Sunday 16 August: TBC

Dijon FCO
Saturday 18 July: Paris FC (L2)
Saturday 1 August: FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (L2)
Tuesday 4 August: RC Strasbourg Alsace
Friday 7 August: FC Metz
Saturday 15 August: Nîmes Olympique

RC Lens
Thursday 16 July: 1-3 Le Havre (L2)
Tuesday 21 July: La Gantoise (BEL)
Wednesday 5 August: KRC Genk (BEL)
Wednesday 5 August: Paris FC (L2)

FC Lorient
Saturday 18 July: US Concarneau (N1)
Saturday 25 July: TBC
Friday 31 July: Stade Brestois 29
Tuesday 4 August: Stade Rennais F.C.
Saturday 8 August: Angers SCO
Saturday 15 August: En Avant Guingamp

LOSC
Saturday 18 July: RE Mouscron (BEL)
Saturday 25 July: FC Bruges (BEL)

FC Metz
Friday 17 July: RFC Seraing (BEL)
Friday 24 July: RCSC Charleroi (BEL)
Tuesday 28 July: KAA LA Gantoise BEL)
Saturday 1 August: KSV Mechelen (BEL)
Friday 7 August: Dijon FCO
Saturday 15 August: RC Strasbourg Alsace

AS Monaco
Friday 17 July: Cercle Bruges (BEL)

Montpellier Hérault SC
Saturday 25 July: FC Sète 34 (N1)
Saturday 8 August: Clermont Foot 63 (L2)
Saturday 15 August: Rodez Aveyron Football (L2)

FC Nantes
Saturday 1 August: Girondins de Bordeaux
Saturday 15 August: AS Saint-Etienne

OGC Nice
Saturday 4 July: 0-1 OL
Friday 10 July: 1-4 AS Saint-Etienne
Thursday 16 July: 1-1 Celtic (SCO)
Saturday 18 July: Glasgow Rangers (SCO)
Saturday 15 August: Stade Rennais FC

Nîmes Olympique
Saturday 18 July: Sète
Friday 24 July: RC Strasbourg Alsace
Friday 31 July: Grenoble Foot 38 (L2)
Wednesday 5 August: Rodez Aveyron Football (L2)
Sunday 9 August: TBC
Saturday 15 August: Dijon FCO

Olympique Lyonnais
Wednesday 1 July: 12-0 US Port-Valais (SUI)

Saturday 4 July: 1-0 OGC Nice
Thursday 16 July: 0-2 Glasgow Rangers (SCO)
Saturday 18 July: Celtic (SCO)

Olympique de Marseille
Sunday 19 July: FC Pingzau (AUT)
Wednesday 22 July: SV Heimstetten (GER)
Saturday 25 July: FC DAC 1904 Dunajska Streda (SLO)

Paris Saint-Germain
Sunday 12 July: 9-0 Le Havre (L2)
Friday 17 July: 7-0 Waasland-Beveren (BEL)
Tuesday 21 July: Celtic (SCO)

Stade de Reims
Thursday 9 July: 3-1 ESTAC Troyes
Wednesday 15 July: 3-0 FC Rouen (N2)
Saturday 18 July: USL Dunkerque (L2)
Wednesday 22 July: Havre AC (L2)
Saturday 1 August: Standard de Liège (BEL)
Saturday 8 August: RC Strasbourg Alsace
Saturday 15 August: TBC

Stade Rennais FC
Thursday 16 July: 3-0 Châteauroux (L2)
Saturday 1 August: Angers SCO
Tuesday 4 August: FC Lorient
Saturday 8 August: Stade Brestois 29
Wednesday 12 August: AS Saint-Etienne
Saturday 15 August: OGC Nice

AS Saint-Étienne
Saturday 4 July: 4-1 GFA Rumilly (N2)
Friday 10 July: 4-1 OGC Nice
Wednesday 15 July: 4-0 RCSC Charleroi (BEL)
Wednesday 12 August: Stade Rennais FC
Saturday 15 August: FC Nantes

RC Strasbourg Alsace
Friday 24 July: Nîmes Olympique
Tuesday 28 July: TBC
Saturday 1 August: AS Nancy-Lorraine (L2)
Tuesday 4 August: Dijon FCO
Saturday 8 August: Stade de Reims
Saturday 15 August: FC Metz