Bronca in Paris: groggy after its European disillusionment, PSG beat Bordeaux (3-0), in Ligue 1, Sunday March 13, in a funny atmosphere, punctuated by whistles against Lionel Messi and Neymar. In Lyon, offensive festival signed Rennes (4-2), provisional third in front of Strasbourg, scorer of Monaco (1-0).
Leader of L1 with 15 points in advance with ten days of the end, winner 3-0 of the red lantern Bordeaux, Paris however lived a strange afternoon in front of its public, angry after the elimination in the Champions League. Messi and Neymar, in particular, have been booed, which hasn’t happened often in the Argentinian’s storied career, a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner. Only Kylian Mbappé was spared the whistles and it was he who opened the scoring on Sunday on an action initiated by Messi (24th). When it was Neymar who scored, again on a penultimate pass from Messi, the whistles redoubled (52nd), before the third goal, signed Leandro Paredes (61st). The end of the season promises to be long for Paris, to whom the title seems promised, but also for Bordeaux, stuck in last place.
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Rennes unleashed in Lyon, acrobatic Strasbourg
Sacred reunion between Lyon and Bruno Genesio, now coach of Rennes. The Breton club, the second-best attack in L1, stifled OL (4-2) with their pressure and their offensive vivacity. Already beaten by the Lyonnais 4-1 in the first leg, the Rennais have risen to the third step of the provisional podium (49 pts) while waiting for the Marseille match (47 pts) in Brest in the evening (8:45 p.m.).
In Décines-Charpieu, we only saw red and black for a long time with a festival signed Benjamin Bourigeaud (11th), Baptiste Santamaria (13th), Lovro Majer (45th + 1) and Martin Terrier with a clear strike against his former club (49th). And even a but against his camp by Hamari Traoré (59th) then a penalty converted by Moussa Dembélé (82nd) did not revive OL (10th, 41 pts), whose podium objective is complicated …
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Solid nerves in Lorient, Angers sealed
On the other hand, Strasbourg can continue to believe in it. Julien Stéphan’s team took advantage of a splendid acrobatic return from Alexander Djiku (24th) to tame Monaco (1-0), plagued by doubt after their 2-0 defeat at Braga on Thursday in the round of 16 first leg of the League Europe. In the race to maintain, relaxation for Lorient, who won 2-0 at Clermont while keeping his nerves in this duel between poorly ranked.
Nothing is going well for Angers (14th, 29 pts), who chained a seventh consecutive defeat by losing at home against Reims (1-0), weighed down by a new but gag conceded by goalkeeper Danijel Petkovic, guilty of having let slip between his legs an innocuous ball from Alexis Flips (24th). Metz, weaned from victory since mid-January, for its part stumbled on Lens (0-0), its fourth draw on this score in six days. The Lorraine club remains 19th (23 pts) but nibbles a point vis-à-vis Bordeaux (20th, 22 pts). And the fight to save themselves promises to be intense over the last ten days…