By SudOuest.fr with AFP
PSG conceded their first defeat of the season and Angers won at Metz as Monaco secured a third win in a row
End of the series for Paris: beaten in Rennes 2-0, Lionel Messi and his teammates conceded their first defeat of the season in Ligue 1 on Sunday after eight consecutive victories.
On the occasion of this 9th day, Angers winner in extremis of Metz (3-2), climbed provisionally to fourth place and Monaco signed a third consecutive success by dominating Bordeaux 3-0 to Louis-II.
PSG mute and manhandled
A goal just before the break, another just after. Dominators but incapable of the season in Paris in the first period, the Parisians were punished by the sixth but Gaëtan Laborde, best director of the championship. The former Montpellier has beaten Nuno Mendes to take over a center from Kamaldeen Sulemana (1-0, 45th).
Barely out of the locker room, the Parisians cashed a second but by Flavien Tait (2-0, 46th), served by Laborde, again him. Rennes even almost benefited from a penalty at the end of the match (81st), canceled after consulting the VAR.
Five days after his first but in the Parisian jersey against Manchester City in C1, Lionel Messi did not repeat, the fault in particular in the transverse which stopped his free kick in the 31st minute.
With this setback, the Parisian leader sees his lead over Lens reduced to six points.
OM can’t do it anymore, Lille is doing better
Olympique de Marseille lost 2-0 in Lille and go on to a fourth consecutive game without a win in all competitions. A brace from Jonathan David allowed Lille to gain the upper hand in a meeting during which the Marseillais finished numerically after the expulsion of Under (77th). The Northerners are now 8th with 14 points, the same number of points as Marseille (5th), Monaco and Lorient. On the sidelines of the meeting, a discreet tribute was paid to the former Marseille president Bernard Tapie, who died on Sunday.
Monaco on fire to Louis-II
The Monegasques had won only once at the Louis-II stadium this season. Against Bordeaux, Niko Kovac’s men, very lively, have finally regained their efficiency at home and have a third success in a row. Former Bordeaux player Aurélien Tchouaméni, called up again in Blue this week, opened the scoring in the 36th minute. He is also at the origin of the second but where he serves Wissam Ben Yedder, then decisive passer for Aleksandr Golovin (2-0, 48th). Ben Yedder was responsible for transforming a penalty (63rd), his fifth goal of the season, into force.
Angers on the wire
Long hung and weighed down in particular by a blunder on a release from his goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni, Angers snatched the victory 3-2 in added time against Metz (18th), thanks to Stéphane Bahoken. The SCO is provisionally fourth pending the Marseille match in Lille.
In Lorient, Clermont (15th) opened hostilities with the inevitable Mohamed Bayo. But Julien Laporte allowed the Bretons to save a point at Moustoir, which does not prevent them from downgrading to 7th place, ahead of Nantes.
The Canaries return to the Top 10 thanks to their 2-0 success against Troyes (17th). After Andrei Girotto’s opener, Nantes was again carried by Ludovic Blas, scorer on penalty, his fifth goal of the season.