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updated on 2 Dec 21 at 7:09
The seven-time Ballon d’Or Lionel Messi was not enough, Paris SG concededé the 0-0 draw against Nice (4th) at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday during the 16th day while Marseille, winner in Nantes (1-0) is now the dolphin of his eternal rival.
Rennes, second before this evening, fell at Roazhon Park against the reigning French champion Lille (2-1) while Lens drew at Clermont (2-2) and Lyon was beaten on the wire at home against Reims (2-1).
The party, but no goal in Paris
Lionel Messi who presents his seventh Golden Ball, the MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo who kicks off: the Parc des Princes had nevertheless the small dishes in the big ones for the reception of Nice.
On the ground, without Neymar and with a discreet Messi, Paris did not find the fault against one of the teams in form at the start of the season. PSG will have to wait a bit to savor the title of autumn champion, not yet fully acquired.
Often disappointing with OM, Gerson offered victory and a runner-up to the Olympians, twelve points behind the Parisians but one match less. The Brazilian rookie scored his second but in Ligue 1 with a beautiful pivotal strike on a service from Dimitri Payet (30th).
Rennes surprised by Lille
Rennes retrograde to third place, surprised at home by Lille. After three draws in a row, Lille (12th) have returned to success with Rennes, who have been irresistible in recent weeks. Xeka (31st) and Renato Sanches (45th) scored the goals of Losc against an achievement by Benjamin Bourigeaud (85th).
In a game with twists and turns, Lens (5th) conceded a draw 2-2 in Clermont after leading 2-1. Yohann Magnin (40th), back after a rupture of the cruciate ligaments of the right knee, and Mohamed Bayo (65th) allowed the Auvergnats to save a point.
In its stadium sanctioned behind closed doors after the throwing of a bottle of water on Dimitri Payet during the match against OM, Lyon lost in added time against Reims (2-1) . Sign of the excitement too often seen this season with the Lyonnais, Anthony Lopes released the ball after a long shot from Alexis Flips, taken over by Hugo Ekitik (90th ”3).
The Monegasques (7th) perfectly negotiated their match (3-1) against Angevins (8th). The 20-year-old Dutchman Myron Boadu notably scored his first but in Ligue 1, after a deviation from Kevin Volland (25th).
Bordeaux sinks in Strasbourg
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 (45th »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).
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 scope to the success of the Montpellier (3-1).
The Garnets are always penultimate in front of the Stéphanois, again beaten in Brest (1-0) on a penalty from Romain Faivre (64th). In great shape, the Bretons (11th) have a fifth consecutive victory, a record in Ligue 1 in the history of the club.
Troyes, thanks to Renaud Ripart (7th) and Rominigue Kouamé (34th) presented a fifth consecutive defeat to Lorient (2-0) and moved away from the red zone. Les Troyens (15th) pass just in front of their opponents of the day.
Source: © 2021 AFP
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