Ligue 1: Monaco is hot on PSG’s heels, crazy scenario in Toulouse… what to remember from the afternoon’s matches

There’s not much to get your teeth into this weekend in Ligue 1. After PSG’s great show of strength against Montpellier at the Parc des Princes on Friday (3-0), at the opening of the 11th day, poor results followed on Saturday and Sunday: two 0-0 Saturdays (Lorient-Lens and Marseille-Lille), 1-1 between Lyon and Metz at 1 p.m. and, in the three matches at the 3 p.m. multiplex, only two small goals in all.

At the Toulouse Stadium, the liveliest match of the afternoon witnessed a funny scene when the fire alarm went off shortly before the hour mark due to too many smoke bombs lit up in the stands, TFC missed out on a great victory against Le Havre. Toulouse missed a penalty, striker Thijs Dallinga’s shot flying over Arthur Desmas’ cage (45th +3).

It was ultimately this same Dallinga who opened the scoring (1-0, 49th). But it was insufficient for Toulouse who completely collapsed at the end of the match, in a crazy atmosphere after 10 minutes of added time. Mohamed Bayo’s equalizer (1-1, 82nd) ​​woke up Le Havre, who were unleashed at the end of the match and who were denied the 2-1 (86th) before finally taking the advantage, thanks to Bayo’s double ( 1-2, 90th +7).

We unfortunately missed two exceptional goals: a crazy attempt by Schmidt, 60 meters from his cage, which could have gone around the world if Desmas had not released the ball at the last minute (75th), and a recovery insane volley from Joujou, who headed for the top corner before crashing into the bar (89th).

For Strasbourg, 15th, and Clermont, 17th, the matches follow one another and are similar. The two teams left back to back after a sadly predictable 0-0. The Alsatians thought they had opened the score (73rd), but the VAR finally deprived them of this pleasure due to an offside position by Emmanuel Emegha. Racing finished the match at 10, after the exclusion of Marvin Senaya.

Finally, the great operation of the day is to the credit of Stade de Reims, victorious by the smallest of margins from Nantes to Beaujoire (1-0) thanks to a goal from Junya Ito, also at the end of the match (75th ). The Rémois are fourth in Ligue 1 with 20 points on the clock. A performance that could be seen on the face of Will Still, ecstatic at the final whistle.

Monaco does not weaken

After their defeat last week against Lille (2-0), the Monegasques straightened out the situation against Brest (2-0) and returned to within a small point of the provisional leader of Ligue 1, PSG, who fell to Montpellier on Friday ( 3-0). In a fairly pleasant encounter to follow with numerous goals refused on both sides (two for Brest, one for Monaco), the Rocher club opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour of play thanks to Denis Zakaria (16th).

On a corner well struck by Golovin, the former Juventus player beat Marco Bizot’s exit and scored his first goal with his new club with a header. Impressive since the start of the season, the Russian, always on the right track, allowed his team to take off with a curling shot from the right (69th). With this victory, Adi Hütter’s men put pressure on Nice, who face Rennes later (8:45 p.m.).


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