PSG was left hanging on the Clermont grass during the seventh day of Ligue 1, while OM was overthrown by Monaco and Lyon was defeated again by Reims. Here you will find everything you need to remember from this day.
Lens continues. Traveling to Alsace, the French runner-up signed a 2my Consecutive victory on the Strasbourg grass (0-1). A success achieved thanks to the first goal scored in his new colors by Elye Wahi (16my). If the Lensois had some opportunities to double the lead, at the end of the match they were saved by their goalkeeper Brice Samba. With this success, Franck Haise’s men have gained confidence ahead of hosting Arsenal in the Champions League and Lille in the northern derby of the championship.
PSG slowed down. A week after their great success in the Classic against OM (4-0), the capital club crashed on the Clermont grass (0-0). If the Parisians dominated the debates without being really convincing, they faced Clermont goalkeeper Mory Diaw, author of ten saves. Gianluigi Donnarumma was also decisive at the beginning of the second half to prevent the Auvergnes from opening the scoring. With this tie, Paris is still fighting to start its league season with 12 points before going to Newcastle in the Champions League and Rennes on the following day. For its part, Clermont has not yet won in the championship and will travel to Montpellier next weekend.
The Gennaro Gattuso effect will wait. Just two days after his arrival, OM was defeated in Monaco (3-2). Everything started well for the Olympic club, which opened the scoring 30 seconds into the game thanks to Iliman Ndiaye’s first goal (1time). But the Monegasques reacted quickly with the equalizer of the talented Maghnes Akliouche (8my). Marseille regained the lead with a volley from Samuel Gigot (18my) before seeing Falorin Balogun tie the two teams again (23my). And Maghnes Akliouche finally offered victory to Monaco at the beginning of the second half (52my). Before hosting Brighton in the Europa League and Le Havre in the championship, Marseille recorded their fifth consecutive game without a win in all competitions, while Monaco triumphed again before traveling to Reims.
Lyon continues to sink. Still looking for their first victory of the season, Lyon was defeated again in Reims (2-0), adding their fifthmy defeat in seven games. Fabio Grosso’s men gave in for the first time with a header from Marshall Munetsi at the end of the first half (45′).my+1) before losing again to a comeback from Yunis Abdelhamid (71my). With this new setback, Lyon occupies the last place in the standings before hosting Lorient in a week. For its part, Stade de Reims confirmed its good start to the season and gained a little more confidence before the arrival of Monaco.
Le Havre-Lille: 0-2
Lille returns to victory… away. Losc, who had not won away from their bases since last March, won on the pitch in Le Havre (0-2). Edon Zhegrova opened the scoring with a shot from the edge of the area at the end of the first half (40′).my), before Lille doubled the advantage after a recovery by Ivan Cavaleiro that Yoann Salmier deflected into his own goal (53).my). The northern club will try to do it again next weekend in the northern derby against Lens. The promoted from Le Havre, who registered his 2my defeat of the season, will try to recover in Marseille.
A shock without a winner. At the top of the standings, before facing each other on the Côte d’Azur, Nice and Brest neutralized each other at the Allianz Riviera (0-0). In a streak of three victories, the Niçois have failed to find fault in Brest’s defense. For its part, the Breton club showed solidity to maintain its leadership tied on points with Monaco. Next week, Nice will travel to Metz and Brest will host Toulouse.
Toulouse finally wins at home. Disconnected from victory at the Stadium since mid-February, TFC easily defeated FC Metz (3-0). Toulouse made the difference in the first half with a recovery by Niklas Schmidt (31st).my) and then a goal from Thijs Dallinga (43′).my). At the end of the match, Franck Magri sealed the victory for Toulouse (82my). Toulouse thus ended a streak of six games without winning, while Metz registered a 2my consecutive defeat.
A success that suits Montpellier. The Hérault club signed its 2my victory of the season in the field of Lorient (0-3). The Montpellier players failed the Merlus defense for the first time, in a perfectly executed counterattack by Akor Adams on the half hour mark (30′).my). Téji Savanier doubled the lead from a penalty (73′).my) and Akor Adams scored a success that confirms the success of Montpellier (89my). If Montpellier has given itself a break, Lorient remains at the bottom of the standings with only one victory in seven games.
The Breton derby of Rennes. Stade Rennais emerged victorious in the duel against Nantes (3-1). The two teams were tied at half-time, after Benjamin Bourigeaud opened the scoring with a penalty (6th) and Pedro Chirivella tied just before half-time (45th). But Bruno Genesio’s men made the difference in the second half thanks to Désiré Doué, scorer of the goal a few minutes after coming into play (73rd), and a new penalty converted at the end of added time by Arnaud Kalimuendo (90th + 6) , while The Nantes finished the match numerically inferior after the expulsion of Mostafa Mohamed (77th). With this victory, Rennes remains undefeated this season before facing Villarreal in the Europa League and hosting PSG in the championship. For its part, Nantes suffered its third defeat and will try to get back on its feet in Strasbourg.