Ligue 1: Lens snatches a draw at Reims, Strasbourg fails to take off, Lorient and Clermont revive

Ligue 1: Lens snatches a draw at Reims, Strasbourg fails to take off, Lorient and Clermont revive

After the resounding victories of PSG, OM, OL or even LOSC against Montpellier, the sixth day of Ligue 1 continued this Sunday with the traditional multiplex and four posters scheduled for 3:00 p.m. At the Stade Auguste-Delaune, Rémois, undefeated for three games, hosted RC Lens, fourth at kick-off and attractive since the start of the season (4 wins, 1 draw). Quickly master of the debates in this confrontation, the northern club however lacked offensive realism to take the lead (no shots on goal in 10 attempts in the first half). Opposite, Flips, Ito and Balogun were dangerous on the counterattack but the score did not move.

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Back to back at the break, the two teams tried to decide when they would return from the locker room. While Balogun still lacked accuracy against Lensois’ goal (49th), Da Costa found the Reims post (50th). In the process, it was Samba who saved the artesian formation with a shot from Munetsic (52nd). We had to wait then at game time to see the change of meeting. Guilty of an irregular intervention on Ito, Machado left his teammates at ten (67th). In passing, Doumbia came into play for Reims and found Balogun, who scored his fifth goal this season (1-0, 72nd). Reduced to ten, Lens, however, managed to get back into this match thanks to his new signing Openda (1-1, 83rd). In the final moments, the scoreboard no longer changed. The lens is the third. Reims is in thirteenth place.

Lens hooked, Lorient revives!

In the other matches, Strasbourg, in trouble since recovering (2 losses, 3 draws), moved on the pitch of the Stade Brestois. Surprised from the start by the realism of Lees-Melou (1-0, 6th), Racing, dominating in general, reacted logically through Ajorque, from a penalty (1-1, 28th). Back in this match, the Strasbourgers, however, got into trouble when Prcic was guilty of an ugly sole on Magnetti and saw red (31st). Outnumbered, Julien Stéphan’s men continued to press but neither Ajorque (42nd) nor Bellegarde (45th) found the foul. Not too worried about the hosts when they returned from the locker room, Strasbourg thus retained the tie point and could even have won without a huge Bizot in extra time (90+1º). A result (1-1) that continues to be disappointing for RCSA, 18th in Ligue 1.

In Gabriel-Montpied, Clermont (12th, 6 pts) received, for its part, Philippe Montanier’s Toulouse Football Club (13th, 5 pts). Swept away by PSG on the final matchday, the Pitchouns started perfectly but Dallinga found the bar for the Auvergnats. A very intense first quarter of an hour marked by a new very hot situation but Kyei missed his duel against Dupé (9th). If Aboukhlal again brought danger to the Clermont goal at the end of the first half, the two teams neutralized each other at half-time. Nothing more than the recovery, Gonalons finally unlocked the situation. Opportunist, the former Lyonnais saw his goal validated after seeing the VAR (1-0, 48th). Collectively dominated but defensively serious, Clermont kept their lead and even completed their victory thanks to Muhammed Cham in the final seconds (2-0, 90+6th). Thanks to this success (2-0), Pascal Gastien’s men are eighth. The TFC drops to fourteenth place.

Finally, under the Corsican sun, the Hakes crossed swords with AC Ajaccio, bottom of the French championship. Despite some dangerous situations and a slight Ajaccian dominance, neither team managed to make a difference in the first act. A score that finally changed after returning from the locker room when Ouattara opened the scoring for FCL (0-1, 51st). Despite two attempts from debutant Marchetti (81, 85), Ajaccio could not catch up and conceded a fifth loss this season. Olivier Pantaloni’s band remains more than ever a red lantern. One game behind and before facing Nantes on matchday seven, Lorient, in sixth, confirmed their excellent start.

All results from 3 pm

  • Reims 1-1 Lens: Balogun (72nd) / Openda (83rd)

  • Brest 1-1 Strasbourg: Lees-Melou (6th) / Ajorque (28th)

  • Clermont 2-0 Toulouse: Gonalons (48th) and Muhammed Cham (90+6th)

  • Ajaccio 0-1 Lorient : Ouattara (51st)

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