Monaco returned to Ligue 1 success on Wednesday by winning in Angers (3-1), while Bordeaux sank in Strasbourg (5-2), after the first goal-rich matches (18) of the 16th day.
In the evening, Paris SG receives Nice (3rd) and could be crowned autumn champion. His runner-up Rennes welcomes Lille while Marseille goes to Nantes, Lens moves to Clermont and Lyon receives Reims, behind closed doors.
Beaten in Brest and hooked by Reims, Lille and Strasbourg, the Monegasques (7th) perfectly negotiated their match against the Angevins (8th). The 20-year-old Dutchman Myron Boadu scored his first but in Ligue 1, after a deviation from Kevin Volland (25th).
The German was also behind the second but scored by Sofiane Diop just before the break (45th). After a goal against his own goal by Monaco goalkeeper Alexander Nübel on a strike from Azzedine Ounahi (55th), Axel Disasi with a flat foot ensured the victory of the Principality’s players (3-1, 73rd).
As against Metz and Brest, Bordeaux led against Strasbourg (6th) before losing the thread of the meeting. From the 7th minute, Hwang Ui-Jo opened the scoring with a header for the Girondins, but Adrien Thomasson put the two teams tied, also with a header (22nd).
Then Kevin Gameiro (43rd) from the penalty spot, Ludovic Ajorque (45 + 1) and Dimitri Liénard (48th) put the Bordelais to death. Alberth Elis may have reduced the score (57th), Ajorque offered a brace for the 5-2 (64th).
With these five goals conceded, Bordeaux, now in the place of play-off (18th), has more than ever the worst defense in Ligue 1 (37 goals taken).
– Savanier’s masterpiece –
An eccentric and plunging free kick of any beauty: suspended against Lyon after a red card, Téji Savanier signed a remarkable comeback by opening the scoring in Metz (37th). Stephy Mavididi (45th) and Sepe Elye Wahi (48th) gave a little more amplitude to the success of the Montpellier people who reduced the score to the 70th on a good sequence of Nicolas de Préville (3-1).
The Messins are still penultimate in the standings ahead of the Stéphanois, again beaten in Brest (1-0) on a penalty from Romain Faivre (64th), after a hand in the area of Lucas Gourna-Douath, not helped by a bad relaunch of the Greens goalkeeper Stefan Bajic. In great shape, Brest (11th) has a fifth consecutive victory, a record in Ligue 1 in the history of the club.
Troyes, thanks to goals from Renaud Ripart (7th) and Rominigue Kouamé (34th) a fifth defeat in a row at Lorient (2-0) and moved away from the red zone. Les Troyens (15th) pass just in front of their opponents of the day.