Ligue 1: What to remember from day 19
The 19th match day of Ligue 1 takes place this weekend. Between the PSG loss, the Monaco card, the Lens and OM wins, here’s everything you need to remember.
Lens Auxerre: 1-0
Lens no longer stops. Although things would have been complicated against Auxerre, who finished 10th, the Sang et Or chained another unbeaten game by ending the game on Saturday thanks to a Frankowski penalty (59th).e). The second Lensois keep their place and put pressure on PSG, who play in Rennes this Sunday night. The Auxerrois, who were beaten 5-0 at home by Toulouse on Wednesday, are suffering their fifth consecutive defeat in the league and slip to the penultimate spot on 13 points.
OM followed with a sixth success by defeating Lorient (3-1). In the backlog, the Olympians reacted well. Sead Kolasinac initially ensured the tie (38th, 1-1). Alexis Sanchez doubled the bet (53′, 2-1) and Jordan Veretout (59′, 3-1) completed the job. Marseille is still third.
Strasbourg has been doing a little better since Julien Stéphan left. After this week’s draw, his ex-assistant Mathieu Le Scornet, caretaker manager, brought back a hopeful win for Lyon (2-1). Conversely, OL went into a third game without a league win. After the final whistle, some ultras tried to enter the lawn.
Lille-Troyes : 5-1
Lille regained victory by outclassing Troyes (5-1). In his first start since August, Mohamed Bayo scored twice (16′, 47′), just like Jonathan David (45’+2′, 88′) and Alan Virginius (75′) went there with his goal. Mama Baldé saved the Trojans’ honor (65′). This 10th win of the season sees Losc move up to sixth place. The only downer was Adam Ounas’ serious injury, who was hit in the right leg in the 6th minute. Troyes, for his part, dropped to 14th place.
Third loss in a row for the sinking of Montpellier. The Héraultais largely lost to Nantes (0-3) in a game that started with a puff of smoke. The fans, who had been quite annoyed by the level of their team for a few games, had put up many banners, some of which were homophobic. The Montpellier club, who were 9th after the exclusions of Khazri and Wahi, are in 15th place. Nantes is 13.
Toulouse and Brest drew 1-1 at the stadium on Sunday. The Brestois, now coached by Eric Roy, had opened Steve Mounié’s goal but Téfécé came back to score thanks to his semi-finalist at the last World Cup, Moroccan Zakaria Aboukhlal. Toulouse remains 12theBrest is 18e.
Reims-Nice : 0-0
Reims and Nice, who changed coaches at the same time last week, drew goalless (0-0).
With eight small points on the clock after 19 days of the championship, Angers’ SCO continues to fall. The Angevins have not gained a point since September and suffered an 11th straight L1 defeat against Clermont (2-1). The Auvergnats are eighth.
The Monegasques made short work of Ajaccien, trailing 5-1 after 35 minutes and remaining five lengths ahead of Marseille, their third guest in two weeks on the next day of the championship. At Louis-II, Monaco rained goals before the break from Axel Disasi (2nd), Krepin Diatta (6th) and Wissam Ben Yedder, author of a hat-trick (21st, 28th and 35th from penalties). In addition, there was the upcoming Breel Embolo (63rd, 89th).
Rennes – PSG: 1-0
Another loss for PSG this season! After the slap in Lens on January 1st, Christophe Galtier’s side suffered another setback this time in Rennes (1-0). Fifth in Ligue 1, the Bretons won thanks to a goal from captain Hamari Traoré (65′), five points adrift of third-placed OM. Paris, who are set to travel to Saudi Arabia for a tour this week, are treading water as they see Lens drop back to three points. Marseille is five points behind.