Etienne Green saves penalty on debut for Saint-Etienne greens
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Paris (AFP) –
English-born goalkeeper Etienne Green saved a penalty on his Saint-Etienne debut as his side edged further clear of the Ligue 1 relegation zone with a 2-0 win at Nimes on Sunday.
Green, 20, kept out a late spot-kick from Renaud Ripart after being named in the side following injuries to Jessy Moulin and Stefan Bajic.
Goals from Wahbi Khazri and Denis Bouanga secured a second victory in three game for Les Verts to lift them seven points above Nimes, who sit in the relegation play-off spot in 18th.
Green was born in Colchester to English parents but moved with his family to France as a child.
He signed a professional contract with Saint-Etienne last year after coming up through the academy.
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