PSG can rub their hands. The results of the matches played, Sunday, November 7, offer him a boulevard at the top of Ligue 1. Marseille hung, Nice beaten, the Parisians, winners Saturday in Bordeaux, are now ten points ahead of their runner-up, RC Lens which measures the other big cars of the championship.
Rennes in a state of grace against Lyon
Stade Rennes is the other big winner of the day. At Roazhon Park, the evening was perfect from start to finish for an audience ruffled by the performance of the Bretons, already PSG winners this season. The Rouge et Noir, Lyon 4-1 winners this time around, have left nothing but crumbs for their opponents.
For a long time, the Gones resisted but the Rennais finally forced the lock thanks to a header from Gaëtan Laborde on a corner from Benjamin Bourigeaud just before the break (1-0). The verdict was then final: twelve shots including eight on target for Rennes, a zero point for Lyon. Not much better at the end of the debate: 25 shots at 6.
Because the Rennais continued their march forward, and quickly took their ease. On a sumptuous opening by Majer, Laborde missed an acrobatic recovery, but the ball returned to the feet of Hamari Traoré, who beat Lopes at close range (2-0, 50e).
With Rennes retreating a little, OL were able to glean a few chances, but Gomis interfered with a free kick from Emerson and in the process, Tait launched Truffert, who resisted the return of Léo Dubois (3-0 , 76e). The young side, entered a few minutes earlier, ended the festival with a splendid recovery from the left on a slightly deflected Traoré cross (4-0, 76th).
And the penalty obtained and transformed by Paqueta in additional time for a slight contact with Nayef Aguerd, did not even save the Lyon honor, marked especially by the image of Houssem Aouar insisting to shoot him (4-1, 90 +2).
« We were bad tonight. Collectively. With the ball, without the ball. It was not the Lyon that I saw this last month ”, admitted Rhone coach Peter Bosz. » I have no explanation. I tried, but I wasn’t in it either ”, he added.
Opposite, Rennes coach Bruno Genesio, who did not miss his reunion with his former club, greeted « The exceptional state of mind » of his players who remain in seven games in a row unbeaten. » I’m happy because we won, we keep moving forward, but there is no particular revenge or more intense joy because it was Lyon. It was a match to win, we did it and with the style ”, he soberly added.
Stade Rennes (fifth with 22 pts) takes three points ahead of their evening opponent (seventh with 19 pts) and finishes the weekend just two points behind Lens, 2e and winner of Troyes on Friday (4-0).
OM without a solution against Metz at the Vélodrome
To see the satisfaction of FC Metz players at the final whistle, we can see the importance of the result at the Vélodrome. Eye-catching, the Messins played a large part of the second period outnumbered against a Marseille team lacking energy, seventy-two hours after the draw (2-2) obtained against Lazio Rome in the Europa League.
The first surprise was in the Marseille composition, with the return in goal of Steve Mandanda, barred until then in the hierarchy by the Spaniard Pau Lopez, summer recruit of the club. In the absence of their fiery Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli, suspended, the Marseillais started the game upside down, conceding many opportunities and a goal denied for offside, by video assistance.
For the Marseillais, the only real opportunity came, as often, from the feet of Dimitri Payet who found the crossbar at 22e minute. But even after the exclusion of Jemerson (56e) for a bad gesture on the Marseille playmaker, OM was rough, inconsistent. It was even Steve Mandanda who shone, with a duel won in front of Fabien Centonze.
The breathtaking end of the match, and its nine minutes of added time, will not change anything: OM skates and goes on a second 0-0, after that obtained against Paris-Saint-Germain, on October 24. Marseille is fourth in the standings with 23 points, while Metz, unhappy with two posts struck in the first period, is stuck in last place with 8 points.
Nice gives up second place to Lens
In a match where the spotlight was on Andy Delort, passed from Mosson to the Nice harbor this summer for ten million euros, OGC Nice made the worst deal of the day (0-1).
Dominated by the conquering team of Christophe Galtier, Montpellier reached the break with a goalless score. The Hérault goalkeeper, Jonas Omlin, had only two saves to make on the Gym’s ten shots in the first act. In the second half, the Nice came back with the same offensive intentions. Mario Lemina rocked the bar (54e) before Maxime Estève saves Montpellier after an acrobatic return from Delort (76e). The people of Nice will subsequently pay the price for this lack of efficiency. On the only highlight of visitors, Florent Mollet opens the brand at the 80e minute, with a strike with the left foot.
Montpellier leaves the Allianz Riviera pantoise and returns from Nice with the three points. After its superb victory (4-0) against Troyes, Lens took advantage of this misstep at home for the Niçois to climb to second place in the Ligue 1 standings.
- The Geoffroy-Guichard stadium sounded hollow. But the area around the stadium was lively with angry supporters. Four groups demonstrated against the management of the club and its coach. On the field, the Stéphanois players were looking for their first victory this season, in an empty enclosure, after the closed session inflicted by the League, following the incidents against Angers, on Friday, October 22, 2021. And it is done. Badly embarked and led by two goals (from Mohamed Bayo and Jason Berthomier), Claude Puel’s men reversed the situation, scoring twice at the very end of the match against Clermont (3-2). Arnaud Nordin, Jean-Philippe Krasso and Saïdou Sow are the green scorers. » It feels really good. We believed in it until the end, at will. We know that this is only a small part of the road, which is very long ”, reacted Krasso on Prime Video. Finally, a little air for Saint Etienne, which dates back to the 19e square.
Quickly reduced to ten with the red card from Jérôme Hergault (28e), Lorient lost on his lawn against his neighbor from Brest (1-2). And this, despite the first goal of the season from Adrian Grbic, the Austrian striker of the Merlus. For Brest, Romain Faivre and Steve Mounié are the scorers of this Breton afternoon. The Brestois come out of the red zone (17e with 12 pts). Lorient remains on six games without winning while Brest continues with a second victory in a row after dominating Monaco (2-0) last weekend.
- Nantes and Strasbourg parted in a draw (2-2) despite the exclusion of Alsatian Ludovic Ajorque (51e) and both clubs remain stuck at 18 points. Kalifa Coulibaly scored the game’s first goal, but Habib Diallo equalized just before the break (44e, 1-1). At eleven against ten, Nantes regained the advantage thanks to Randal Kolo Muani (2-1, 49e), but the Alsatians again equalized by Thomasson (68e, 2-2).
- Eighteen points is also the total of Monaco, unable to impose himself on Reims (0-0). The Monegasques are struggling, they have not scored for three meetings. Imprecise and inoffensive, the ASM remains on three games without a win, in all competitions, and stagnates at the 10e place (18 pts).