Ligue 1 : Lens bête noire de Monaco, des cartons rouges à foison et la frustration nantaise

Ligue 1 : Lens bête noire de Monaco, des cartons rouges à foison et la frustration nantaise

Lhe favorites for the podium are still present at the start of the Ligue 1 season. Untouchable, Paris-Saint-Germain crushed LOSC on their pitch on Sunday night (7-1) and maintains the championship lead with three wins in three games and seventeen goals scored. Two points behind are RC Lens – executioner of AS Monaco (4-1) – and Olympique de Marseille, very happy to beat Nantes (2-1).

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Olympique Lyonnais, with one game in hand, returned to the top of the table thanks to Friday’s good victory against Troyes (4-1), at the start of this third round of the championship. Auxerre, meanwhile, went to Montpellier in search of their first victory since their return to Ligue 1 (2-1), despite being sent off twice during the match.

The results of the third day

Lyon-Troyes: 4-1

Monaco-Lens: 1-4

Marseille-Nantes: 2-1

Strasbourg-Reims: 1-1

Angers-Brest: 1-3

Clermont-Nice: 1-0

Toulouse-Lorient: 2-2

Montpellier-Auxerre: 1-2

Rennes-Ajaccio: 2-1

Lille-Paris: 1-7

  • Weekend Fashion Misstep: Lyonnais in Bad Shoes

While Olympique Lyonnais had a perfect night at the Groupama Stadium on Friday, with a great victory against Troyes (4-1), some of the Lyon supporters still expressed their discontent. The reason ? The new Adidas shoes, sponsor of the club, worn by some Lyon players. Green studs, reminiscent of the color of the Saint-Etienne enemy’s shirt.

Thus, the Lyon fans took out their most beautiful banner, asking the players to “respect traditions”. Four Lyonnais (Malo Gusto, Castello Lukeba, Karl Toko-Ekambi and Tetê) wore these shoes at kick-off. A mini controversy that made the former Rhone Sidney Govou react on his Twitter account: “I played a game with [des chaussures vertes] and three workouts. Bernard Lacombe came to see me and said: “That’s over. Throw them! What I’ve done. » Will the people of Lyon listen to their fans during the game against Reims next Sunday?

  • The black beast of the weekend: the Sangre y Oro conquer the Rock again

Exactly three months ago, on May 21, AS Monaco experienced immense disappointment. At the close of the 2021-2022 season, RC Lens drew in the last seconds at the Bollaert-Delelis stadium against the Monegasque club (2-2), depriving the latter of qualifying for the Champions League group stage . ninety days later, transferred to Europa LeagueMonaco experienced a new trauma against Lensois: a tough defeat (1-4) at their Louis-II stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Sang et Or fans, many of whom made the trip, put their rivals on the line at the end of the match… just like a year ago, on August 21, 2021, when Lens had already won in Monaco (2-0). The Lensois are ASM’s nightmare, as they have yet to lose in the league against the Monegasque club since their return to the top flight in 2020 and have just ended Monaco’s run of twelve games without defeat in League 1. Franck Haise, the Lens coach, was pleased after the match: “It feels good to win matches and this way it’s a lot of fun! » As if to rub the knife into the wound a little more.

  • The goal of the weekend: specialist Laurenté hits the mark

He is undoubtedly one of the best free kick takers in Ligue 1. And when an opportunity arises, Armand Laurienté very often knows how to be dangerous. Promoted at the start of the season, Toulouse met the Lorient striker, author of a sublime free-kick goal after two minutes of play, Laurienté’s fourth achievement this year, after his free-kick goals against Saint-Etienne . and Nantes, during the 2020-2021 season, then against Lyon in 2021-2022.

Although he was able to leave Lorient before the end of the transfer window, Laurienté was not content to score from a free kick in Toulouse. When his team was losing by a goal ten minutes from the end of the game, the 23-year-old striker caused a penalty that Ibrahima Koné was in charge of converting. Thanks to Laurenté, Lorient thus went in search of the equalizer on Toulouse’s pitch (2-2).

  • The statement of the weekend:

“We conceded two stupid goals, one from a corner and one after a throw-in. »

Some defeats are harder to digest than others. That of FC Nantes in Marseille (1-2), on Saturday afternoon, left a bitter taste in Antoine Kombouaré, the Canary Islands coach. Although his team played a good game on the Stade-Vélodrome pitch and stood up to Igor Tudor’s team, they ended up scoring with a goal from Chancel Mbemba after a corner kick.

Marseille players celebrate the goal scored by Chancel Mbemba during the Ligue 1 match against Nantes at the Stade-Vélodrome on August 20.

After Ludovic Blas equalized from the penalty spot and OM was reduced to ten following Samuel Gigot’s red card, Nantes could legitimately consider leaving Marseille with a draw. It was without counting on the goal against his field by Nicolas Pallois. “It’s a shame, I put it in the goal when I think there is no one behind”, the Nantes defender reacted after the game. Pallois’ beautiful header fooled goalkeeper Alban Lafont and offered Marseille all three points. Infuriating.

  • The triggers of the weekend: the French referees ready for the draw

Eleven red cards since the start of the day, seven only during the multiplex at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. The referees of the French championship decided to tighten the screw at the start of the season and made this matchday 3 the one with the most expulsions in Ligue 1 for at least thirty years. It all started with Vanderson’s red card on Saturday, during the match. between Monaco and Lens, and everything accelerated on the lawns of Ligue 1 on Sunday afternoon, with a special mention for the Montpellier-Auxerre match, which ended with four red cards, two for each side.

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If Auxerrois won for the first time since their return to Ligue 1 in Montpellier (2-1), in particular they saw their new striker M’Baye Niang sent off seven minutes after he entered the game at half-time, for his own first appearance with AJA. Nice, defeated in Clermont (0-1), finished nine against eleven after Mario Lemina and Jean-Clair Todibo were sent off. Romain Salin, replacing Rennes against Ajaccio, was sent off the bench due to a dispute. Note that in Ligue 2, AS Saint-Etienne received three red cards in the same match against Le Havre, during a very tough loss at home (0-6). The tension is present on all grounds at the start of the season.

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