Lens got a draw at Reims, Strasbourg didn’t fly, Lorient and Clermont came back to life

After the convincing victories of PSG, OM, OL or even LOSC against Montpellier, the sixth day of Ligue 1 continues this Sunday with the traditional multiplex and four posters scheduled at 3 pm. At the Stade Auguste-Delaune, Rémois, unbeaten in three games, hosts RC Lens, fourth at kick-off and impressive since the start of the season (4 wins, 1 draw). Quick master of the debates in this confrontation, the northern club however lacks the offensive realism to lead (no shot on target in 10 attempts in the first period). On the opposite side, Flips, Ito and Balogun were dangerous in the counterattack but the score did not move.

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Back and forth during the break, both teams tried to decide when they should return from the locker room. While Balogun still lacked accuracy against the Lensois goal (49th), Da Costa found the post in Reims (50th). In the process, Samba saved the artesian formation with a shot from Munetsic (52nd). Have to wait for game time to see the meeting switch. Guilty of an irregular intervention in Ito, Machado left his teammates in ten (67th). In the process, Doumbia played for Reims and found Balogun, author of his fifth goal this season (1-0, 72nd). Reduced to ten, however Lens managed to come back in this game thanks to his new recruit Openda (1-1, 83rd). In the final moments, the score did not change. Third is the lens. Reims is in thirteenth place.

The lens is hooked, Lorient comes to life!

In other meetings, Strasbourg, in difficulty since recovery (2 losses, 3 draws), moved to the turf of Stade Brestois. Surprised from the beginning by the realism of Lees-Melou (1-0, 6th), Racing, which usually dominates, logically reacted through Ajorque, in the penalty (1-1, 28th). Back in this game, the Strasbourgers were however in trouble when Prcic was guilty of a nasty sole on Magnetti and saw red (31st). Outnumbered, Julien Stéphan’s men continued to press but neither Ajorque (42nd) nor Bellegarde (45th) saw the error. The locals were not too worried when they returned from the locker room, Strasbourg thus kept the draw point and could have won without a big Bizot in extra time (90 + 1st). A result (1-1) that remains disappointing for RCSA, 18th in Ligue 1.

In Gabriel-Montpied, Clermont (12th, 6 pts) received, for its part, Toulouse Football Club of Philippe Montanier (13th, 5 pts). Swept away by PSG on the final day, Pitchouns started perfectly but Dallinga found the bar for the Auvergnats. A very intense first quarter of an hour marked by a new very hot condition but Kyei missed his duel against Dupé (9th). When Aboukhlal once again brought danger to the Clermont goal at the end of the first period, the two teams neutralized each other at the break. Upon recovery, Gonalons finally unblocked the situation. Opportunistic, the former Lyonnais saw his goal confirmed after watching the VAR (1-0, 48th). Dominated collectively but seriously defensively, Clermont kept their advantage and even completed their victory thanks to Muhammed Cham in the dying seconds (2-0, 90 + 6th). Thanks to this success (2-0), Pascal Gastien’s men are eighth. TFC dropped to 14th place.

Finally, under the Corsican sun, the Hakes crossed swords with AC Ajaccio, under the French championship. Despite some dangerous situations and a little Ajaccian dominance, neither team was able to make the difference in the first action. A scoreboard that finally changed after returning from the locker room when Ouattara opened the scoring for FCL (0-1, 51st). Despite two attempts by the new Marchetti (81st, 85th), Ajaccio was unable to catch up and conceded its fifth defeat of the season. Olivier Pantaloni’s band remains more than a red lantern. With a game behind and before facing Nantes on the seventh day, Lorient, sixth, confirmed its good start.

All 3 pm results

  • Reims 1-1 Lens: Balogun (72nd) / Openda (83rd)

  • Brest 1-1 Strasbourg: Lees-Melou (6th) / Ajorque (28th)

  • Clermont 2-0 Toulouse: Gonalons (48th) and Muhammed Cham (90+6th)

  • Ajaccio 0-1 Lorient : Ouattara (51st)

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