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a victorious rookie, a record expulsion and Guendouzi’s « double »

HAS at a time when the movements of football teams are being singled out after the controversial remarks of Parisian coach Christophe Galtier, clubs playing away ruled the law this weekend in Ligue 1. Five of them won far from their bases: Monaco, Troyes, Angers, Ajaccio and Lorient. A first success of the season for the Ajacciens, while the Merlus continue their crazy series: surprise team at the start of the season, Lorient have won their last four games and are up to a surprising 3e place in Ligue 1.

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Still at the top of the table, OM for their part badly digested their defeat against Frankfurt on Wednesday in the Champions League, and did not manage to do better than the draw against Rennes on Sunday (1-1). If the Marseillais remain undefeated this season in Ligue 1, they lose two precious points in the standings. For its part, Lens did not find the fault in Nantes (0-0).

The results of the eighth day

Auxerre-Lorient: 1-3

Montpellier-Strasbourg: 2-1

Lille-Toulouse: 2-1

Reims-Monaco: 0-3

Marseille-Rennes: 1-1

Brest-Ajaccio: 0-1

Nice-Angers: 0-1

Clermont-Troyes: 1-3

Nantes-Lens: 0-0

Lyon-PSG: from 8:45 p.m.

The new kid on the weekend: Leny Yoro has succeeded in his first

On home soil, Lille beat Toulouse (2-1) on Saturday thanks to two goals from Jonathan David (5e) and Adam Ounas (53e). A match that Leny Yoro will remember for a long time. At 16, the French defender started for the first time in his career in Ligue 1, making him one of the five youngest players to start a game in the French first division in the XXIe century.

Taking advantage of the suspension of Tiago Djalo for accumulating yellow cards, Leny Yoro formed a pair in the central axis with José Fonte… twenty-two years his senior! Much more experienced, however, it was the Portuguese who made a mistake by badly clearing a ball, bringing the Toulouse goal from Farès Chaïbi (48e).

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“Leny (Yoro) deserved this start, given the way he works with the team. He deserved to have an opportunity. He had a good game. At 16, he gave a solid performance, with a lot of personality,” welcomed his coach Paulo Fonseca in a press conference after the meeting.

Speaking of first, three are to be noted on the side of Ajaccio. Traveling to Brest, the Corsicans finally won this season by winning on a goal from Romain Hamouma. It’s their first clean sheet (game without conceding a goal of the season) in six games, thanks in particular to their goalkeeper Ghjuvanni Quilichini. The young doorman (20 years old) had replaced the holder Benjamin Leroy (9e), affected in the cervical. We give you a thousand: he played his first match in the Ajaccien jersey!

The statement of the weekend:

« For me it’s not a red card »

For the fifth time this season, Reims ended a game in numerical inferiority, Sunday, during their defeat against Monaco (3 to 0). At the 22e minute, it was Bradley Locko who confirmed the bad habit of his club by being excluded for a sole on Breel Embolo. A gesture however involuntary, the side first cleared the ball before touching his opponent in the continuity of his gesture.

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The penalty made Reims coach Oscar Garcia mad with anger, who did not hesitate to let the referee know. She was also not really understood by her Monegasque counterpart Philippe Clement. “We have already seen situations like this in recent weeks. He’s a player who shoots the ball and, in the process, touches my player, but that can happen. So it’s not a red card »reacted the Belgian coach to Prime Video Sport.

The double of the weekend: Baldé offers victory to Troyes, Guendouzi « hits » on both sides

a victorious rookie, a record expulsion and Guendouzi’s « double »

If Clermont very quickly opened the mark by Johan Gastien (3e), Troyes demonstrated clinical realism to win in Auvergne on Sunday (3-1). Estac can thank Mama Baldé, author of a double. The Trojan striker first stole a ball from the feet of Mateusz Wieteska to equalize from the right (24e), then gave the advantage to his team in the second period with a flat foot (54e). These goals, the 4e and 5e of the season for the Bissau-Guinean player, were punctuated by a final achievement, by Renaud Ripart (83e), to ensure the success of the men of Dawn.

At the same time, the Marseillais Mattéo Guendouzi also went there with his double against Rennes. Problem: the first was against his camp, the midfielder inadvertently deflecting a cross from Hamari Traoré in his own cages (25e). Guendouzi did not wait long to redeem himself after returning from the locker room. With a big whim, he put the two teams in a tie (52e). Final score: 1-1. OM are still undefeated this season in Ligue 1, but have slipped two points in the standings.

The finish of the weekend: Montpellier on the gong

a victorious rookie, a record expulsion and Guendouzi’s « double »

After seven days of Ligue 1, it was a bit  » all or nothing «  for Montpellier last weekend. Victorious three times and defeated four times, Olivier Dall’Oglio’s players came close to conceding their first draw on Saturday, when Strasbourg’s Habib Diallo equalized in the 85the minute of the match. Arnaud Nordin opened the scoring earlier in the game (17e), providing a benefit that has long seemed sufficient.

But the MHSC was finally able to count on Téji Savanier to win its fourth victory. At the buzzer, the Montpellier midfielder transformed a penalty with composure (90e+5), sanctioning the fault of Jean-Ricner Bellegarde on Valère Germain. For its part, Strasbourg continues its black series: the Alsatian club is still looking for its first success this season (five draws, three defeats).

The number for the weekend:


This is the number of seconds spent by Jean-Clair Todibo on the lawn on Sunday. The Niçois was excluded from the kick-off of the match against Angers, guilty according to the referee of a foul in the position of last defender on Abdallah Sima. It is the fastest card since Opta began to analyze Ligue 1 in 2006. In numerical inferiority, Nice cracked on a goal from Nabil Bentaleb (43e) to lose 1-0. And Todibo was indignant at his exclusion on Twitter after the match.

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