Saturday, October 24

L1: Lille king of the North and new leader, Lyon finally winner

Paris – Lille reigns over the derby and Ligue 1: 4-0 winner of an RC Lens reduced to nine, Losc took the lead during the 7th day, marked on Sunday by the start of Lyon, jostled in Strasbourg (3 -2) but finally victorious two months later.

– Lille, the new boss –

Do slaps sound more in a closed stadium? Even without its supporters due to the health curfew, Lille (1st) sharply beat its neighbor and rival Lens (5th) Sunday night at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in a derby where the stake was first place.

Solid behind, clinics in front, the Lille sent the surprising promoted Lensois with a header from Burak Yilmaz (11th), then a recovery alone in the area of ​​Jonathan Bamba (48th), decisive passer on the third and fourth goals signed Jonathan Ikoné ( 69th) and Yusuf Yazici (79th).

Hard return to earth for Lens, fifth after a successful start to the season: Racing could hardly hope for better after the exclusions of Jonathan Gradit (57th) and Clément Michelin (75th).

We came across some very good players who completely surpassed us. It’s a complicated evening“, sighed Lensois captain Yannick Cahuzac at the microphone of the Téléfoot channel.

By winning the first derby since 2015, the Mastiffs seize the leader’s chair with 17 points, two more than Paris SG (2nd) and Rennes (3rd). Above all, Losc remains the only undefeated team in L1 with Stade Rennes, auspicious before returning to the Europa League on Thursday against Sparta Prague.

We are currently first but we will still keep our feet on the ground“, Lille coach Christophe Galtier commented on Téléfoot.

– Nice gathers, Montpellier frustrates Monaco –

Another French club engaged in C3, next Thursday in Leverkusen, Nice (4th) garnered points and confidence by winning 3-1 in Saint-Etienne.

At the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium, the “Gym“won on two blunders from Stéphanois goalkeeper Jessy Moulin exploited by Pierre Lees-Melou (8th) and Amine Gouiri (30th). Saint-Etienne reduced the score by Adil Aouchiche (57th) but the Greens were then punished by Myziane Maolida (90th + 1).

Result: it tightens in the race for Europe, since only three points separate Nice (4th) and Angers (11th) in the standings.

The Aiglons also benefit from the draw (1-1) obtained in Monaco by Montpellier, which resisted well to ten after the early exclusion of Téji Savanier (19th).

A penalty converted by Wissam Ben Yedder (70th) responded to a solitary ride from Stephy Mavididi (51st), and the two clubs remain tied for 7th and 8th places.

– Lyon, phew of relief! –

It’s a victory that does OL a lot of good: after five matches without winning (4 draws, 1 loss), Rudi Garcia’s team finally returned to success on Sunday in Strasbourg … not without having trembled !

In a frenzied meeting, OL led 3-0 thanks to Tino Kadewere (12th) then a double from Karl Toko Ekambi (25th, 42nd), and three assists from Memphis Depay. But Strasbourg reduced the mark with Habib Diallo (43rd) and Jean-Eudes Aholou (55th) before pushing the Lyonnais to their limits.

Anyway, the Gones go back to 9th place (10 pts). What to regain confidence before facing in quick succession Monaco, Lille and Saint-Etienne.

We managed to score three goals and win this match which puts us a little higher in the standings and which announces good prospects.“, said Karl Toko Ekambi.

– Nantes listens to Gourcuff, Antonetti finds Metz –

At the bottom of the ranking, Christian Gourcuff had spoken of “urgency to take points“and Nantes (15th) listened to him.

The canary team won against Brest (3-1) its second victory of the season, the first since the end of August, thanks to Randal Kolo Muani (16th), Ludovic Blas (30th) and Kader Bamba (79th).

On the side of Metz (14th), Frédéric Antonetti, general manager long stayed away from the field, resumed Sunday his role of coach N.1.

And the Metz dynamic remains positive with a 1-1 draw reported from Angers: Thomas Mangani’s penalty for the SCO (38th) before the equalization of Opa Nguette … knee (39th).

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