notAnother very productive day on the lawn in Ligue 1. Brest paid the price for Montpellier’s offensive anger on their lawn (0-7), while the Marseillais crushed Nice, thanks mainly to an excellent Alexis Sanchez (0 – 3). Nice were not the only disappointing team at the start of the season, as Rennes and Strasbourg also suffered their second defeats. On the contrary, Lorient was surprised to remain undefeated.
The results of the fourth day
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- The card of the weekend: Montpellier signed the biggest win in Ligue 1
Like Lille against Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) on the third day, Brest got seven at home, Sunday August 28. The Pirates sank against Montpellier (0-7) at home, with a terrible start of the game. Recovered after their defeat against Auxerre, the Pailladins scored five goals in thirty minutes, through Faitout Maouassa, Wahbi Khazri, Nicolas Cozza and Elye Wahi, author of the double.
Things did not improve in the second period for Brestois, reduced to ten when they returned from the locker room due to the dismissal of Pierre Lees-Melou. Outnumbered, the Héraultais took the opportunity to score two more goals, thanks to a double from Valère Germain. “We were bad defensively and offensively. We watched them score some big goals… I can’t give you any explanations, my head hurts.” The reaction of the Brest coach, Michel Der Zakarian, was not happy with this heavy defeat against his former club.
- The end of the weekend series: Benoît Costil did not concede a goal… and it was a minor event
It hasn’t happened in over a year. After twenty-nine games with at least one goal scored in Ligue 1, Benoît Costil made his first clean cloth. The Auxerre goalkeeper, author of four saves, was decisive in AJA’s victory over Strasbourg (1-0). The last time the goalkeeper did not see his nets shaking dated back to May 16, 2021, with Bordeaux, against Lens. Since then, not necessarily helped by the disastrous defense of the Girondins last season, he conceded seventy goals.
“Costile was fantastic last week [2-1 à Montpellier] and there too, greeted the Auxerrois coach, Jean-Marc Furlan. My goalkeeper coach wanted him. Last year, it was suffering for him, we saw it. I always talk to him to make him feel better. » The French international will surely be happy not to beat the record of thirty-three games held by former Ajaccio goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
- The star of the weekend: Alexis Sanchez comes to Ligue 1
Greeted like a rockstar at Marignane airport on August 9, when he signed for Olympique de Marseille, Alexis Sanchez responded to the hopes placed on him. Established in Nice for the second time this season, Sunday, the Chilean scored his first two goals in the French Ligue 1 championship during Marseille’s victory at the Allianz Riviera (3-0).
In the opening, well served by Jonathan Clauss, the one nicknamed El Niño Maravilla (“the child wonder”) showed his technical palette. With an array of right-foot control and instant strike, he tricked Kasper Schmeichel under the crossbar (10e). He doubled the bet by being the fastest to recover a ball pushed back by the Nice goalkeeper (3-0, 42).e). “ Alexis has quality. We are happy to have it”thanked his coach, Igor Tudor, in a press conference after the game.
At this rate, his popularity rating is unlikely to run out in Marseille, especially if his relationship with Dimitri Payet, who holds the first opportunity this season, proves to be too much.
1 – Alexis Sanchez has scored at least one goal in every season since his debut in Europe’s Top 5 in 2008… https://t.co/RPFehCqPu0
- The weekend statement
“We have four days left to sign four players, something we haven’t done in two months…”
Despite his team’s victory over Toulouse (3-1) on Sunday, FC Nantes coach Antoine Kombouaré continued to express his dismay at the club’s transfer window. While the transfer market is closed on Thursday 1er September, at 11 o’clock in the evening, Kanak is still hoping for four players to complete their workforce.
During the month of August, he continued to question the movement of the transfer window with the sauce of Waldemar Kita, named after the president of the Nantes club. “We have to work for reinforcements. It’s an emergency, that’s clear! »he assured from August 13 before insisting, Thursday, in a press conference: “Here they always work like that [au dernier moment]. It’s never easy, make no mistake. My files don’t go through and I block their files. I expected reinforcements, but real reinforcements. »
Before the weekend, Antoine Kombouaré was still able to breathe when he saw his midfielder Ludovic Blas, who was courted by Lille, confirmed that he will stay on the banks of the Loire this year. His entry into the break also coincided with his team’s best period, scoring three goals in eleven minutes (50).e55eand 61,e) to beat Toulouse and open their Ligue 1 win counter this season.