THERE at a time when the actions of the football teams were chosen after the controversial words of Parisian coach Christophe Galtier, the clubs that played ruled the law this weekend in Ligue 1. Five of them won away from their base: Monaco, Troyes, Angers, Ajaccio and Lorient. A first success of the season for Ajacciens, while the Merlus continue their crazy series: surprise team at the start of the season, Lorient won their last four games and up to a surprising 3e place in Ligue 1.
Still at the top of the table, OM for their part did not digest well their defeat against Frankfurt on Wednesday in the Champions League, and failed to do better than the draw against Rennes on Sunday (1-1). If the Marseillais remain unbeaten this season in Ligue 1, they will lose two valuable points in the standings. For its part, Lens did not find fault with Nantes (0-0).
The results of the eighth day
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The new kid of the weekend: Leny Yoro succeeded in his first
At home, Lille defeated Toulouse (2-1) on Saturday, thanks to two goals from Jonathan David (5e minutes) and Adam Ounas (53e minutes). A game that will be remembered for a long time by Leny Yoro. 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 Tiago Djalo’s suspension due to the accumulation of yellow cards, Leny Yoro formed a pair in the central axis with José Fonte… twenty-two years his senior! The more experienced, however, the Portuguese made a mistake by not clearing the ball well, which led to Toulouse’s goal from Farès Chaïbi (48e minutes).
“Leny (Yoro) deserves this start, because of the way he works with the team. He deserves to have a chance. He played a great game. At 16, he gave a strong performance, with a lot of personality, “ Welcomed his coach, Paulo Fonseca, in a press conference, after the meeting.
16 – Youngest players to start a Ligue 1 match in the 21st century: 🇸🇳 M’Baye Niang (16 years, 133 days) 🇫🇷 Edua… https://t.co/ymcidDBHsZ
Speaking of the former, there are three things Ajaccio’s side need to know. Traveling to Brest, the Corsicans finally won this season by winning with a goal from Romain Hamouma. This is their first clean cloth of the season (game without conceding a goal) in six games, thanks especially to their goalkeeper Ghjuvanni Quilichini. The young doorman (20 years old) replaced the holder Benjamin Leroy, at 9e minutes, touched by the cervical. We give you a thousand: he played his first game in Ajaccien’s jersey!
The weekend statement:
“For me it’s not a red card”
For the fifth time this season, Reims ended a game with numerical inferiority, Sunday, during their defeat against Monaco (3 to 0). On the 22nde minute, Bradley Locko proved his club’s bad behavior by not being included in a solo on Breel Embolo. An involuntary movement, the side first clears the ball before touching his opponent to continue his movement.
The penalty angered Reims coach Oscar Garcia, who did not hesitate to inform the referee. He was also misunderstood by his Monegasque counterpart, Philippe Clement. “We’ve 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 »replied the Belgian coach to Prime Video Sport.
🎙️ Philippe Clement: “For me it’s not a red card.” The Monegasque coach reacts to fair play on the map… https://t.co/UZVEsFEMyw
The double of the weekend: Baldé offers victory in Troyes, Guendouzi “hit” on both sides
If Clermont quickly opened the score of Johan Gastien (3e minutes), Troyes showed clinical realism to win over Auvergne on Sunday (3-1). Estac can thank Mama Baldé, author of the double. The Trojan striker first stole the ball from the feet of Mateusz Wieteska to equalize from the right (24e), then gave his team an advantage in the second period with a flat foot (54e). These goals, the 4e and 5e of the season for the Bissau-Guinean player, punctuated by a final success, by Renaud Ripart (83e), to ensure the success of the people of Dawn.
At the same time, the Marseillais Mattéo Guendouzi also went there with his double against Rennes. Problem: the first against his camp, the midfielder accidentally deflected a cross from Hamari Traoré in his own cages (25e). Guendouzi didn’t wait long to redeem himself after returning from the locker room. With a great whim, he put the two teams in a tie (52e). Final score: 1-1. OM are unbeaten this season in Ligue 1, but have dropped two points in the standings.
The end of the weekend: Montpellier on the gong
After seven days in Ligue 1, quite “all or nothing” for Montpellier last week. Three-time winners and four-time losers, Olivier Dall’Oglio’s men came close to conceding their first draw on Saturday, when Strasbourg’s Habib Diallo equalized in the 85the minutes of the game. Arnaud Nordin opened the scoring earlier in the game (17e minutes), which provides benefits that seem long enough.
But MHSC finally relied on Téji Savanier to win the fourth victory. At the buzzer, the Montpellier midfielder converted a penalty with composure, in extra time (95e minutes), which imposed the sin of Jean-Ricner Bellegarde on Valère Germain. For its part, Strasbourg continues its dark streak: 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 Jean-Clair Todibo spent on the pitch on Sunday. Niçois was not included in the kick-off of the match against Angers, guilty according to the referee of a foul in the position of the last defender on Abdallah Sima. This is the fastest card since Opta started analyzing Ligue 1 in 2006. With the number down, Nice broke a goal from Nabil Bentaleb (43e minutes) to lose 1-0. And Todibo was furious with his dismissal on Twitter after the game.
An arbitrary choice that surprised me and condemned my team to start the game with a huge disadvantage. The December… https://t.co/sNECVuDioa