Ligue 1: PSG nervous, Angers finally victorious, Andy Delort weightless

Ligue 1: PSG nervous, Angers finally victorious, Andy Delort weightless

againstIt is well known: the aftermath of energy-consuming European football evenings are not always melodious. Engaged in the Champions League at the beginning of the week, Paris and Marseille nevertheless managed to win, on Saturday September 10, not without difficulty, against Brest (1-0) and Lille (2-1).

The two clubs maintain their infernal rhythm -six wins and a draw- at the head of a Ligue 1 that saw Angers collect their first victory on Sunday against Montpellier and Lorient confirming their status as a surprise team at the start of the season, with a new win against Nantes in the Western derby (3-2).

The results of the seventh day

Lens-Troyes: 1-0

PSG-Brest: 1-0

Marseille-Lille: 2-1

Strasbourg-Clermont: 0-0

Ajaccio-Nice: 0-1

Angers-Montpellier: 2-1

Lorient-Nantes: 3-2

Toulouse-Reims: 1-0

Rennes-Auxerre: 5-0

Monaco-Lyon: 8:45 p.m.

  • The bad gesture of the weekend: Presnel Kimpembe lost his nerve

If the Parisian leader won again on Saturday, against Brest, the three points were acquired with pain. Even Brest should have equalized the players from the capital again, if Islam Slimani had converted his shot on goal (71me), deflected by the steady hand of Gianluigi Donnarumma.

This penalty was conceded by Presnel Kimpembe, taken aback by the dribbling of the spinner Noah Fadiga. Already warned, the 2018 world champion defender will commit a new foul at the end of the game, catching Irvin Cardona’s shin guard with a hard tackle down the side (91me), facing the Brest bench, and a crazy Michel Der Zakarian.

Afteroh 3 The Parisians, however, will not receive a second card as synonymous with expulsion. Nor will he be sanctioned when, with his face closed and his gaze aggressive, he abruptly brushes away the arm of referee Jérôme Pignard moments later, who has come to separate the player from several regrouped Brestois.

Presnel Kimpembe (in white) who violently riddles Irvin Cardona, during the match between Paris and Brest, on September 10, 2022 in the Parc des Princes.

However, the Parisian did not come out of the match unscathed. Holding his left thigh right after his controversial tackle, the defender suffered a hamstring injury. He is withdrawn for the next trip to Haifa (Israel) in the Champions League on September 14. He could also miss the next France national team match and the matches against Austria on September 22 and Denmark on September 25.

  • Goal of the Weekend: Andy Delort Secures the Air Show

Known for the prominence of his calves and the power of his blows, Nice Andy Delort also knows how to make gunpowder talk acrobatically. Ajaccio learned it the hard way on Sunday, September 11. The striker scored the winning goal with a superb sequence, from behind, chest control, followed by a bicycle to the area, leaving no chance for the island goalkeeper, Benjamín Leroy.

This goal brings three precious points to the Azureans, who are in poor condition and who temporarily go back to 12me square. Still without the slightest victory, Ajacciens is at the back of the standings, with another loss, the sixth in seven games. Passed through Ajaccio between 2010 and 2013, Andy Delort had the delicacy not to celebrate an achievement that greatly harmed his former club.

  • The first of the weekend: Angers finally the winner and Yoann Cathline the scorer

Before the starting gun of this seventh day, only three formations had not yet tasted the joys of a victory in the League this season. There are only two left, Ajaccio and Strasbourg, since Angers beat Montpellier this Sunday at home (2-1).

He led very early in the game (7me), Gérald Baticle’s men managed to turn the tide, with the winning goal scored by Sofiane Boufal from the penalty spot (67me). The Angevins are still 19arebut I return to Brest (18me) and Strasbourg (17me) with 5 points.

The latest recruit of Lorient’s summer transfer window, Yoann Cathline had no time to lose. For his first game in the top flight, the Ligue 2 dropout from Forward Guingamp needed just three minutes to write the first line of his stat sheet at the highest level. Entered at 57me minute, the 20-year-old striker returned the lead to his team, scoring the 2-1 goal against Nantes.

Bought for €2.7m, the France under-20 international couldn’t have dreamed of a better baptism of fire in front of the Moustoir crowd. Finally victorious by three goals to two, the seductive Merlus of Régis Le Bris aims for a beautiful 4me place, with just one loss in seven outings.

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19

This is the number of points scored by Olympique de Marseille in seven league games, out of a possible 21. This is the best total in the history of the Olympic club, founded in 1899, at this point in the season in Ligue 1.

“If it was us, we are out. But this is Paris. This makes me angry. »

Michel Der Zakarian started more than three hundred games on a Ligue 1 bench. The Stade Brestois manager knows better than anyone: his team could have left Paris with something other than a narrow defeat at the Parc des Princes (1-0). And to the frustration on stage was added the feeling of injustice when the Franco-Armenian witnessed Presnel Kimpembe’s ugly tackle on his player Irvin Cardona at the end of the match. An anti-game gesture that did not earn him a second yellow card synonymous with expulsion for the tricolor international (28 selections).

Michel Der Zakarian (in the foreground) angry after the referee's decision regarding Presnel Kimpembe's entry.

If you recognize that the Parisian defender “don’t make an attack”Still, ‘MDZ’ would have liked to see the PSG captain receive a second yellow card. “Everyone heard the noise and the linesman didn’t even call a foul. He must draw a card, at least one yellow. If he rolls yellow, he is out because he had already rolled one. If it was us, we’re out. But this is Paris. It makes me angry,” considers the Finistère coach, whose team is, on the afternoon of the seventh day, trapped in the red zone, at 18me square.

  • The decisive pass of the weekend: Steve Mandanda participates in the triumph of Rennes

Little worried about Auxerrois on Sunday afternoon, Steve Mandanda was not decisive with his saves but he was with an assist. On a long clearance, the goalkeeper saw Flavien Tait dart forward and managed to direct the ball to him perfectly. The midfielder controlled it and avoided a dangerous exit from Benoît Costil to push the ball into the back of the net and score Rennes’ fourth goal.

It is not the first time in his career that the French goalkeeper has made an assist, since this performance had already been achieved in the Champions League round of 16 with Marseille against Inter Milan in 2012. This time he is participating in the great victory. from Stade Rennes (5-0), who on the other hand surely lost their precious midfielder, Baptiste Santamaria, for several weeks, released on a stretcher after an impressive ankle sprain.


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