Find all the results of this Wednesday evening, counting for the 19th day of Ligue 1.
In the freezing cold of France, it was not good to don the favorite costume for this final outing before Christmas. As if to prove, once again, that this 2021-22 championship is as exciting as it is confusing … History will remember that neither Paris, nor Marseille, nor Lyon managed to win for the last of the year. The three most powerful clubs in Ligue 1 were respectively hooked by Lorient, Reims and Metz, all on the same score (1-1).
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The Olympics are treading water
In the field, Olympique de Marseille is certainly the team that is doing the best. For several weeks, the formation of Jorge Sampaoli seems less dashing in his game. She again stumbled against the low block of the Rémois before falling into the trap on a cons concluded by the excellent Ekitike (0-1, 75th). He then remained a quarter of an hour in Marseille to raise his head. And as often, it is Dimitri Payet who saved the furniture by snatching an equalizer at the end of the night on a penalty obtained and transformed with authority (1-1, 90th + 8).
For its part, Olympique Lyonnais experienced the opposite scenario for an identical result. Peter Bosz’s men had unblocked the situation against Metz thanks to young Lukeba (1-0, 56th), but they failed to close the floodgates behind. Traoré allowed the Lorraine club to equalize three short minutes later (1-1, 59th). The score has not changed. A small disappointment for the Gones.
Nice and Monaco are doing the good operations of the day
Lyon will nevertheless be able to console themselves by noting that other heavyweights have stuck their feet in the carpet, including the outsiders who have become their first competitors for qualification in C1. We think of Rennes, beaten in Monaco (1-2). After having opened the scoring by Terrier (0-1, 16th), Génésio’s men cracked under the pressure of the duo Ben Yedder-Volland. The French equalized from the penalty spot (1-1, 35th) before the German offered a success to the princely club (2-1, 72nd). We think of Lens, too, blunt at the end of the year and showered by Nice (1-2). Despite a fairly quick goal from Kalimuendo (0-1, 30 ‘), the Sang et Or did not go the distance against more realistic Aiglons. Lemina (63rd) and Kluivert (79th) reversed the situation after the break.
What if Montpellier invited itself to the top? Olivier Dall’Oglio’s team continues its path with another convincing success, this time against Angers (4-1). The Hérault club is fortunate to be able to count on the talented Téji Savanier, author once again of a little gem on a free kick (1-0, 14th). After the break achieved by Cozza (2-0, 30th), Perreira Lage relaunched the SCO before the break (2-1, 45th + 1), but Ristic (3-1, 51st) and Mavididi (4-1, 77th ) allowed Montpellier to take off.
First missed for Dupraz in L1 with the Greens
In the other notable evening results, we will highlight the defeat of Saint-Etienne against Nantes for the first of Pascal Dupraz on the bench of the Greens (0-1). In great form, Kolo Muani freed the Canaries by scoring the victorious goal at the end of the match (0-1, 83rd). In a much more spectacular match, Lille ended up sinking Bordeaux despite some turbulence (3-2).
LOSC chased after the score the whole match after Elis’s double for the Girondins (18th, 30th), but he was also able to count on his strong men to revolt (3-2). André (33rd), Yilmaz (77th, sp) and the inevitable David (84th) tipped the scales. Finally, no winner between Troyes and Brest (1-1). Adil Rami allowed ESTAC to snatch a point after Honorat’s quick goal.
In the standings, OM leaves its place of dolphin in Nice, 13 points behind the Parisian leader. Rennes and Montpellier complete the top 5 ahead of Monaco, Lille, Nantes and Lens. At the bottom of the table, Metz and Lorient distance themselves from Saint-Etienne, the red lantern with 4 points behind.