Paris stopped, Marseille outclassed, Lyon slowed down at Sainté
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, while Marseille, orphan of Bernard Tapie was beaten in Lille (2-0) and that Lyon conceded a draw (1-1) in a spectacular derby in Saint-Etienne.
– PSG mute and manhandled –
A goal taken just before the break, another just after. Dominating but incapable triggered in the first period, the Parisians were punished on this 9th day by the sixth goal of Gaëtan Laborde (1-0, 45th). Barely out of the locker room, the Parisians cashed a second by Flavien Tait (2-0, 46th), served by Laborde, again him.
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 after eight consecutive victories, the Parisian leader sees his lead over Lens reduced to six points. For its part, Rennes ends a week after its heroic success against Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa League Conference Thursday (2-1).
– OM bereaved and overwhelmed –
Photo broadcast on the screens of the Pierre-Mauroy stadium, black armband for OM players, the shadow of Bernard Tapie hovered over the Lille-Marseille match. But the Olympians, deprived of Dimitri Payet, could not honor the memory of their former president, who died on Sunday, with a victory.
Jonathan David confirmed that he was now a formidable scorer by scoring a new double (28th, 90 + 5). After a sluggish start to the season, the reigning French champions are back to 8th place with 14 points, the same total as their opponents of the day, now fifth. The overwhelmed Marseillais, who finished the game at ten after the exclusion of Cengiz Under (77th), took only one point in the last three games and passed the fifth.
– Lyon extinguished by Khazri –
VAR galore, four goals canceled for offside (3 OL side, 1 ASSE side), a post and a cross for the Greens, decisive goalkeepers. In a Cauldron showered by driving rain but still fervent, Stéphanois and Lyonnais delivered a derby of great intensity. Houssem Aouar believed to offer the derby to the Lyonnais (42nd), but OL approached with the exclusion of his goalkeeper Anthony Lopes, guilty of a hand outside his area (74th). At ten, Lyon conceded a penalty at the end of the match and Wahbi Khazri did not tremble to ignite the stadium (1-1, 90 + 5)
The Lyonnais were able to get closer to the podium, they fell back to 10th place. The Greens have still not won and but they have shown that they are much better than their last place.
– Monaco on fire to Louis-II –
The Monegasques had won only once at the Louis-II stadium this season. Faced with weak Bordelais, Niko Kovac’s men have finally regained their efficiency at home and have a third success in a row.
The former Girondin Aurélien Tchouaméni, summoned again in Blue this week, opened the scoring (1-0, 36th) and initiated the action of the second goal signed Aleksandr Golovin (2-0, 48th). Ben Yedder was responsible for transforming a penalty (3-0, 63rd) into force, his fifth goal of the season.
– Angers on the wire –
Long hung and weighed down by a blunder by his goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni, Angers snatched a 3-2 victory against the poorly classified Metz in extremis, thanks to Stéphane Bahoken. The SCO, which was also able to count on a but of its nugget Mohamed-Ali Cho (17 years), climbed to 4th place.
In Lorient, Clermont (15th) opened hostilities with the inevitable Mohamed Bayo. But Julien Laporte saved a point for the Bretons, who however fall back to 8th place. Nantes returned to the Top 10 thanks to its 2-0 success against Troyes (17th), thanks in particular to Ludovic Blas’ fifth goal.
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