Stade de Reims, coached by will continue to be, inflicted the fifth defeat this season on Olympique Lyonnais, bottom of Ligue 1 (2-0), on Sunday. The Rémois are second in Ligue 1, awaiting the Brest match in Nice (3:00 p.m.).
Reims opened the scoring shortly before half-time with a goal from midfielder Marshall Munetsi (45th + 1) and achieved the breakthrough in the second half thanks to their captain, the experienced defender Yunis Abdelhamid (71st). In Reims, full-backs Thibault De Smet and Thomas Foket played the entire game in defense. Former Pro League players Teddy Teuma and Junya Ito also participated in the victory, with the Japanese winger assisting on the first goal. This result allows Reims to achieve a second consecutive victory and occupy second place with 13 points, one less than the leader Monaco. The situation is even more complicated for Lyon, who have not won a single game in seven games and are last with two points. The Rodans recently changed their coach: now on the bench is the club’s former Italian defender, Fabio Grosso.
In the Championship, Leicester continues its very good run. Relegated from the Premier League, the Foxes are leaders with 24 points from nine games. They beat Blackburn (1-4) on Sunday afternoon. Aligned in the axis of the defense, Wout Faes played the entire match and especially opened the scoring in the 4th minute. Jamie Vardy (28), Kelechi Iheanacho (82) and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (88) also scored for Leicester . . In Serie A, Alexis Saelemaekers did not score for Bologna after he was sent off on Thursday in Monza. His teammates still beat Empoli at home (3-0), with a hat-trick from Riccardo Orsolini (21, 66, 90 + 2).