OM, OL and PSG chained a new win against Auxerre (0-2), Angers (5-0) and Nantes (0-3) respectively, while Lille overthrew, this Sunday, Montpellier (1-3) and that Monaco relaunched in Bello. Here’s what to remember from Matchday 6 of Ligue 1.
We will have to deal with Marseille this season. The Olympic club signed another success on Saturday at Auxerre (0-2), even temporarily passing to the top of the table (16 points) pending the meeting with PSG. It may be anecdotal, but it speaks volumes about the Marseille’s ability to once again play the leading roles despite the sudden departure of Jorge Sampaoli. In Burgundy they once again demonstrated great defensive solidity and offensive efficiency to overcome the promoted Auxerre. Two ingredients that Igor Tudor’s men will need throughout the season to stay in the lead chariot. But also the hope of doing well in the Champions League. And the comparison with Tottenham, this Wednesday, should provide indications on the true level of this OM.
Lyon 5-0 Angers
Four in a row for Lyon. OL chained their fourth straight win this Saturday by carrying out an offensive festival when Angers (5-0) arrived. With this clear and flawless success, Peter Bosz’s men have confirmed their excellent start to the championship and are establishing themselves as serious outsiders after a complicated season. With 13 points on the clock, in five games, the Rhone club made the best start since the 2012-2013 season, at the end of which they finished in 3And step of the podium. And Les Gones could reach PSG and OM (16 points) at the top of the table in case of another success, Wednesday, in Lorient (late match of the 2And matchday) before two clashes in Monaco and against Paris.
Nantes 0-3 PSG
Paris has avoided the trap. Just over a month after the great Champions Trophy victory (4-0), the club from the capital was expected by FC Nantes in La Beaujoire, where they lost last season (3-1). And the Parisians, even if they did not deliver the same copy of Israel, started with a new success (0-3), regaining the top spot thanks to a better goal difference (+20 against +10 for OM). For this away match, Christophe Galtier made several changes to his starting lineup, including Neymar on the bench at kick-off. If his team was a little bumped at the start of the match, he dominated the game after Kylian Mbappé’s first goal (18And), author of a brace, and the red card of Nantes Fabio (24And). PSG is now in the Champions League against Juventus this Wednesday.
Montpellier 1-3 Lille
Lila has recovered. Beaten midweek by Nice (1-2), Losc overthrew Montpellier at Hérault this Sunday (1-3). Driven after 20 minutes of play, on a goal by Elye Wahi, the northern club returned to a draw just before half-time thanks to Jonathan David (40 ‘And). And the match is overturned in the recovery time in the first half with the expulsion of Valère Germain (45And+3). In numerical superiority, the northern club made the difference after returning from the locker room with Angel Gomes (57And) and at the end of the match thanks again Jonathan David (90And+5). This 3And the seasonal success allowed Paulo Fonseca’s men to overtake the opponent of the day in the standings.
Braked lens. The Blood and Gold failed to keep up with the hellish pace of PSG and OM and let the leaders slip away after Reims draw (1-1). The Lensois (3rd, 14 points) are two points behind the Parisians and Marseille, just ahead of Lyon (4th, 13 points), who won all three on Saturday. Racing Club de Lens still has the strength to equalize from outnumbered in a duel of scorers.
Brest 1-1 Strasbourg
Strasbourg still does not arrive there. No success in six games (4 draws, 2 defeats) for the Alsatians who come back with a point from Brest (1-1). Quickly reduced to ten after Prcic’s expulsion from the 31stAndJulian Stéphan’s men drew at the end of the game.
Lorient made a good operation by winning over Ajaccio (0-1). The Merlus are in fifth place while the Corsicans are last with only one point. With this third win in five games, the Bretons maintain a good pace before the reception of Lyon for the final match of the 2nd day of Ligue 1, which will be played on Wednesday (19:00).
Clermont 2-0 Toulouse
Third consecutive defeat for Toulouse. TFC lost to Clermont after the successes of Gonalons (48th) and Cham (90th + 6). While the promoted Haut-garonnais were attractive early in the season, they seem to have taken the hit for a few games.
Troyes and Rennes split on an equal score (1-1) after a match marked by the discomfort of an assistant referee just before kick-off. While they had opened the scoring of Ugbo (14And), the surprising Trojans then closed at 10 out of 26And minute of play (expulsion of Salmier). Rennais manages to equalize from Santamaria (48And) but failed to recover with three victory points.
Monaco won in Nice in a derby that ended this Sunday evening, thanks to their summer rookie Breel Embolo (1-0) and are relaunching almost a month after their last championship victory.