The player: Achraf Hakimi
Still deprived of Lionel Messi, who is recovering from a contusion to his left knee, Paris (1st, 21 points) will perhaps rely again on another of his recruits, Achraf Hakimi, against Montpellier (10th, 9th). pts), this Saturday (9 p.m.) at the Parc des Princes. Without the Argentine striker or the Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, still recovering, with a disappointing Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and an Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma used sparingly, the Moroccan back is for the moment the very good pick of the summer transfer window of PSG . The very offensive 22-year-old right-back, arrived for 60 million euros from Inter Milan, scored three goals in L1 under his new colors. His double in Metz on Wednesday allowed the capital club to win (2-1) in added time.
Trained at Real Madrid and passed by Borussia Dortmund, Hakimi prefers to put things into perspective when presented as the best in his current position. « No, I don’t know … Let’s say I work a lot to be the best I can be », says the one whose idol is the Brazilian left-back Marcelo, his former Madrid teammate.
The match: Marseille – Lens
Enthusiastic since the start of the championship but slowed down on the last day, OM (2nd, 14 pts) and RCL (4th, 12) meet this Sunday (8:45 p.m.) at the Vélodrome. The Marseillais, dolphins of the Parisians – with one game less – stalled (0-0) on the Angevin field of Raymond-Kopa, where the meeting was followed by incidents between Olympian supporters and SCO ultras. The Lensois, whose fans were advised not to go to the Marseille city after the excesses that occurred on the occasion of the arrival of Lille, remain on a setback in front of the Strasbourg (0-1) in Félix-Bollaert-Delelis.
Argentine Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli will still have to do without Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik, who suffered a knee injury at the end of last season and too tight to make it into the squad.
The number: 33
Three points in seven days, no victory, four defeats and fourteen goals conceded: Saint-Étienne achieves its worst start since the 1988/1989 season, that is to say thirty-three years. Eleventh in the last financial year, ASSE is 19th and penultimate in the standings, ahead of Metz only in goal average: -7 against -8 at FCM.
If the formation of Claude Puel showed more desire and played bad luck (three posts) against Monaco, it lost (3-1) to Louis-II, weighed down by the early exclusion of his goal Étienne Green ( 33rd). The Greens welcome this Saturday (5 p.m.) Nice (7th, 10 pts), an ambitious OGCN but who has just been beaten in Lorient (1-0).
The Lensois club sets an example by hitting hard against its turbulent fans
A week after the events that took place at half-time in Lens – Lille, Racing imposed heavy penalties on some of its supporters.
“They range from nine to thirty-six months of stadium ban, mixing a firm – eighteen months maximum – with a reprieve. In some cases, these bans will be accompanied by a complaint if violent behavior is suspected ”
, announced Friday Arnaud Pouille, general manager of the RCL. The club is thus uncompromising towards the fans who have invaded the lawn of Bollaert. The leader hammered it: the measures taken by the Lensois club concern
« All identified persons who would have entered the field »
. To date, seventeen supporters have been, out of more than a hundred who have left the Marek stand.
“The supporters accept any form of condemnation of violence. The hardest part was to make them understand that they did not have to enter the field in reaction to what they saw. The field is sacred ”
, Pouille pointed out. At the same time, he vilified the parking lot of Losc, where
« Eighty seats were torn off, fractured »
, and the
« Devastated toilets »
. And to deplore
, considering that
« These facts are more hooliganism than supporterism ».
Pending the investigation of the case, the disciplinary committee of the League (LFP) pronounced a total closed session for the receptions of Strasbourg (0-1), Wednesday September 22, and Reims, Friday October 1.