OM puts pressure on its competitors
Engaged with PSG and Lens in a great race for the podium in this 2e part of the season, Olympique de Marseille did not deliver their most successful performance on the lawn of Nantes, but the Phocaeans gradually increased in power bringing back a major success from La Beaujoire.
Marseille won thanks to an own goal from Nantes defender Joao Victor (57e), and a superb goal from the freshly arrived rookie at the end of the transfer window, Ounahi at the last second (90e+3). Enough to put pressure on its betting competitors (1is) and Lens (3e), who must play in the evening (9 p.m.).
Sad record for Angers
And 13! The SCO of Angers is the first team in the history of the French championship to record 13 defeats in a row. Nothing is going well for the red lantern of L1, who lost this time against Ajaccio, despite a quick opener by Sima (13th), before two goals from Soumano (65e) and El Idrissy (90e+4) for Ajaccio.
As if that were not enough, the Angevins were given a red card to Doumbia (78e). Last with only 8 points
Champagne football in Reims
The good series continues for the Stade de Reims which remains on 18 matches without defeat in all competitions. The players coached by Will Still did not start the match in the best possible way against Lorient, who are having a good season so far. At the end of the first period, the Champenois were down 2-0 after goals from Enzo Le Fée (10e) and Ibrahima Koné (35e), but that’s when they woke up to outclass their opponent.
A Balogun hat-trick in just twenty minutes (44e s.p., 61e64e) and a goal from Doumbia (51e) offered a great victory to locals who seem to be on the right track now to ensure their maintenance in L1, with already 29 points scored.
Toulouse is smiling
All is well in Toulouse. In a great atmosphere at the Stadium, the Violets largely won against Troyes. Estac had opened the scoring by Mama Baldé (12e sp), before suffering the Toulouse tide and goals from Dllinga (16e), Chaibi (36e), Vand den Boomen (55e sp) and Onaiwu (88e).
The TFC is on schedule to achieve a successful season fully in line with its objectives.
Mute Lille at home
Lille pushed the whole game against Clermont and created countless chances, but the scoreboard remained stuck at 0-0. They will have to pull themselves together for the end of the season to stay hooked in the fight for European places.