After Bordeaux’s victory at the start of the afternoon on its lawn at the expense of Stade Rennais (1-0), it was the turn of other teams to enter the hexagonal lawns this Sunday at 3 p.m. for the traditional multi Ligue 1. Lorient hosted Angers, Nantes moved to Brest, Metz, Dijon and Nîmes hosted Reims. As you will understand, it is the fight for maintenance that interested us on this sunny Sunday.
In Brittany, Lorient knew he was facing an Angevin team that played practically nothing and especially that the defense of the SCO, AS Monaco can attest, is very hard to move. Still, the evidence was going to be in their favor. Following a terrible fault on Laurent Abergel, Lassana Coulibaly was excluded (15th). Less than ten minutes later, Stéphane Moulin lost his captain Ismaël Traoré to injury (24th). And to top it off, Vincent Manceau countered with his hand an attempt by Enzo Le Fée, Yoane Wissa not refraining from transforming the penalty (1-0, 44th). In the second half, everything was going very quickly. Fabien Lemoine, with a vicious strike, gave air to the Merlus (2-0, 49th) and almost in the wake, Julien Laporte was going to get a second yellow synonymous with exclusion (50th). Despite possession and situations for Angers, the score will no longer change.
Nantes and Metz feast, Dijon sinks
Nantes, in order not to see Lorient take off, had to make a result in Brest. Nantes, courageous and changed since the arrival of Antoine Kombouaré, succeeded in entering the match since Moses Simon found the net very quickly (0-1, 15th). Just before the half hour of play, Ludovic Blas put, with a spectacular strike, his team even more in front (0-2, 27th). In the second half, we got even more goals. In six minutes, the FCN nailed Brest thanks to Louza (56th) and Koulibaly from the penalty spot (62nd). Romain Faivre saved the honor (83rd).
Last real concerned, Nîmes was undergoing a terrible operation. At the break, the Gardois were led a goal to zero thanks to a strike as clear as it was distant from Nathanaël Mbuku, already a scorer against Olympique de Marseille, last week. The Nîmes thought they had done the hardest with the equalizer of Ripart (47th) and the goal of Koné (71st), but Flips put the two teams tied (80th). Nîmes is therefore losing ground.
Finally, Dijon, last and almost in Ligue 2, hosted FC Metz. We were also delighted to find Ibrahima Niane, a victim, at the start of the season, of a rupture of the cruciate ligaments. The young Lamine Gueye (23 years old) allowed the Garnets to open the scoring (37th), imitated five minutes later by Pape Sarr (42nd). At the end of the first period, Celina received a red card (45th). But Dijon continued to sink. The Messins were delighted with goals from Chafik against his camp (71st), Dylan Bronn (85th) and Vagner (82nd). Mama Baldé had yet relaunched his own just after the break (48th).
The Ligue 1 ranking.
– Brest 1-4 Nantes : Faivre (83rd) for Brest; Simon (15th), Blas (27th), Louza (56th), Koulibaly (62nd, sp) for Nantes
– Dijon 1-5 Metz : Baldé (48th) for Dijon; Gueye (37th), Sarr (42nd), Chafik (71st, csc), Vagner (82nd), Bronn (85th) for Metz
– Lorient 2-0 Angers: Wissa (44th, sp), Lemoine (49th)
– Nîmes 2-2 Reims: Ripart (47th), Koné (71st) for Nîmes; Mbuku (30th), Flips (80th) for Reims