Lyon and Marseille were neutralized (1-1) Sunday and make a wrong operation, 9 points behind Monaco who took over 2nd place L1 subtilized Saturday night by Nice, on the occasion of the 22nd day of the championship.
. OL-OM, it does not help anyone
In the race for European places, Lyon and Marseille have lost valuable points with the draw. The two “Olympic” are now nine points behind Monaco, 2, and 6 points behind Nice, 3rd.
But the show was at the rendezvous, with a dazzling Steve Mandanda and Mathieu Valbuena face Alexandre Lacazette. It’s Corentin Tolisso who snatched the equalizer by finding the flaw face the doorman of the Blues No.2.
Rémy Cabella, who had opened the scoring, will perhaps say that the game would have been different if for OM “Lass” Diarra had been there. The key player for Marseille has pulled a groin injury. Week “Lass” had already been disturbed by his hearing before the sports tribunal in Lausanne for the dispute between his former club Lokomotiv Moscow.
This clash between Lyon and Marseilles in the new OL Park, has in any case been without big slippages in the first leg at the Velodrome (puppet bearing the image of Valbuena hanged in the stands, throwing projectiles, including beer bottles , interruption of the game, etc.). Mandanda however bitched to the referee after picking up balls of paper thrown into its surface early in the second period.
. Demonstration of Monaco
Monaco defeated significantly Toulouse (4-0) to regain 2nd place Saturday night by stealth from Nice.
The Monaco AS with 3 points ahead of the Nice Ben Arfa, can only hope to win another championship behind leader Paris SG, untouchable with 21 points margin and difference galactic goals (“46 against “8 Monegasques).
Leonardo Jardim can say thank you to his fellow Portuguese Bernardo Silva, Fabio Coentrao and Helder Costa, author of three of the four goals. This is Guido Carrillo who scored the other. The Argentinian knows he could be threatened by new signing Vagner Love at the moment in fitness and preserved. Cap on his head, the Brazilian was in the stands next to his pregnant wife. It was noted, besides the purpose of Carrillo, his future Danijel Subasic goalkeeper stopped a penalty from Wissam Ben Yedder in the first period.
Dominique Arribagé, coach of Toulouse, 19, gave an analysis without concession: “It is a game totally missed We were defaulting at all levels.”.
. Green frustrated but Bahebeck winner
Saint-Etienne missed the opportunity to approach the podium conceding a draw late in the game in Reims (1-1) on a hideous lawn.
The Greens believed to have won thanks to Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, who opened the score at the time of the game. But in the 89th minute, equalized Aïssa Mandi! Reims is 17th and Saint-Etienne, who could dream of the 4th, 6th eventually.
However Bahebeck scored points in Greens with his first goal in L1 this season. “I am very happy with his week. He scored an important goal in the Coupe de France on Thursday (against Ajaccio, Ed) and another important today. But he knows very well that I was not happy with these six first months, “commented his coach Christophe Galtier.
The technician Greens had raised the tone this week by releasing some of his players were “out the door” by the end of the transfer window for sin “sufficiency”. Message received on the side of Bahebeck.
Results of the 22nd day of Ligue 1:
Rennes – Gazélec-Ajaccio 1-0
Paris SG – Angers 5 to 1
Montpellier – Caen 1-2
Lille – Troyes 1-3
Nantes – Bordeaux 2-2
Guingamp – Bastia 1-0
Nice – Lorient 2-1
Monaco – Toulouse 4-0
Reims – Saint-Etienne 1-1
Lyon – Marseille 1-1