Mbappé double in the success of the Parisians, with the debut of Leo. Monaco also wins, Angers remain second
Party evening for the Paris Saint-Germain on the fourth day of Ligue 1. Pochettino’s men win 2-0 on the field of Reims and they are alone first, holding the clean sheet for the first time, and make Messi debut, who steals part of the cover from Mbappé (author of the double). L’Angers beats Rennes 2-0 and remains second, the Lille defeats Montpellier 2-1. First success for the Monk2-1 on the field of Troyes.
Monaco consoles themselves from the elimination from the Champions League by finding their first victory in the league, thanks to the 2-1 on the field of Troyes. The Monegasques pushed decisively in the first half and nearly scored several times, but Gelson Martins and Tchouameni did not find the door. Captain Ben Yedder then takes the team on his shoulders: first he sets up on his own, finding Gallon’s parade, then selflessly serves Diop a ball that the 21-year-old has only to push into the net, at the end of an open-field counterattack. In the second half Troyes takes the field with a different attitude. After a few minutes Biancone hits the post, then Aguilar’s own goal, who raises an unfortunate bell tower deflecting a free kick from the trocar with his head, brings the score to 1-1. The Monegasques are not there: Fofana steals the ball in midfield and needs a precise filter for Diop, who controls and signs the personal brace. Salmier’s cross makes Kovac’s men tremble, but the 2-1 winger holds up to the end. For Monaco comes the first success in Ligue 1, while Troyes remains nailed to a point.
Angers continued their surprising ride in Ligue 1 also beating Rennes with a sharp 2-0. The game was conditioned by the expulsion of Badé, naive in receiving the second yellow card a few minutes before the end of the first half. The guests with the less man suffered and suffered the goal of Angers, who passed in the 12 ‘of the second half with the goal of Boufal, able to exploit a mistake by the opposing goalkeeper Gomis. However, Rennes tries to react with Guirassy and Omari, but does not find a draw. At 88 ‘Cho finalizes a short rebound and gives the three points to Angers, who rises to ten and surprisingly remains in second position in Ligue 1.
Draw with many goals, own goals and scene fault in the crackling 2-2 between Clermont and Metz. The guests immediately went ahead with Niane’s penalty and doubled in the half hour for the own goal of the goalkeeper Desmas. When the game seems to have ended up on the wrong tracks, the hosts react (also helped by a bit of luck) and close the gap with another own goal, this time from Niakaté. Clermont is close to par with N’Simba, who touches the post, and is likely to suffer the knockout goal from Gueye, on which Desmas is good. At 58 ‘Rashani takes advantage of Bayo’s header and sets the score at 2-2. With this comeback, Clermont continues to stay at the top of the standings, in third position, with eight points. Metz postpones their first success again and remains at three.
Old Serie A acquaintance Seko Fofana handed Lens the equalizer against Lorient in a crackling 2-2. The hosts found the advantage in the 24th minute with a free-kick from Clauss, who kicks in the left corner. The guests responded in the best possible way and overturned the game within ten minutes: first Lauriente equalized with a corner shot, then Monconduit completed the overtaking with a shot from the edge of the area. Lorient does not close the match with Ganago, to which Nardi responds, and Fofana finds the winning rejection to give his Lens, still mainly in the league, his sixth point. The Lorient is located just behind, five.
Strasbourg hit their first victory in this Ligue 1 with a 3-1 win against Brest, which, on the other hand, is still without success. First half crackling and full of goals. Mounié’s is canceled for a contested foul, while Prcic scores for the hosts. Not even time to cheer and after two minutes Cardona made no mistake about Mounié’s assistance for the momentary 1-1. The balance of the match changes at the end of the first half for Duverne’s own goal, which puts Strasbourg ahead. Finally, it was Thomasson’s turn, in the 84th minute, to close the score at 3-1 by putting Ajorque’s assist on the net. Strasbourg therefore go to four points, one more than Brest.
Lille broke the curse at the start of the season and finally hit their first victory, trimming a 2-1 not too dominated at Montpellier, in ten in the final. The reigning champions unlocked the score in halftime recovery with Yazici, but were reached before the interval by Laborde’s goal. Another demonstration of the drops in concentration that have cost several goals conceded and points in the first three days. This time, however, the script takes another path thanks to David’s goal, which bags on the developments of a free kick. A quarter of an hour from the end the red in Sambia leaves the guests in ten. Lille then found their first victory and went to five points, while Montpellier remained at four.
REIMS-PARIS SAINT GERMAIN 0-2
A cover for two in Reims, where Paris Saint Germain wins 2-0 thanks to Mbappé’s brace and starts the new Messi era, inserting the Argentine in the second half. The Parisians immediately became dangerous with the number 7, flanked by Neymar and Di Maria in the starting trident: however, his leading touch was deflected by the opposing goalkeeper. Mbappé made a comeback shortly after on Di Maria’s cross, finding the right time to disconnect and put in the net. The hosts make themselves dangerous especially with a treacherous trajectory of Moreno, who risks surprising Navas but ends up just outside. The Costa Rican goalkeeper himself saves at the start of the second half on Touré, while Donnarumma watches the game from the bench. Leo Messi gets up from the same bench and intensifies his warm-up. While the eyes of the public follow the movements of the Argentine, Hakimi frees Mbappé at the far post: the Frenchman makes no mistake and signs the 2-0. At 66 ‘Leo Messi entered the field with the new shirt, in place of his friend Neymar. It is the beginning of the new life in the career of the South American phenomenon, whose agreement with Mbappé in the offensive department of Pochettino’s men needs to be improved. Not bad: PSG wins 2-0 and remains with full points, in the lonely lead of the championship. For the trident of dreams on the pitch at the same time we will have to wait a little longer.