Valenciennes humble league leaders Marseille

It has been yet another magical weekend in Ligue 1. 22 goals, unbeaten records smashed and managers earning a stay of execution, what else could you want….good goals? Well we’ve got them too.

Frederic Antonetti had three games to have his job at Rennes and on Friday night he made it three from three when his side heaped more misery onto Lille with a 2-0 victory. PSG impressed in the first half as they comfortably beat Sochaux 2-0. Two goals from forgotten man Kevin Gameiro. On Saturday night there were much needed wins for both Montpellier and Ajaccio while Toulouse continued their excellent run with a 2-0 win over Troyes.

Sunday’s matches kicked off with an absolute stunning performance from Valenciennes over league leaders Marseille. Some wonderful football from the home side and woeful defending from OM saw Valenciennes take a 3-0 lead at the half. Anthony Le Tallec grabbed his second and his team’s fourth before OM grabbed a late consolation. Easily one of the best matches of the season, enjoy the highlights.


In the evening kick-off Bordeaux defended superbly and then hit Lyon on the counter as they extended their unbeaten run to 17 games. Benoit Tremoulinas opened the scoring and then Chiekh Diabate made it 2-0 late on to stun the Stade Gerland.


Now we move on to our top three goals countdown. At number three we have Soulyemane Camara securing all three points for Montpellier away at Nancy with a wonderful 25 yard strike in the dying seconds (1:20).


We go back to Valenciennes for the 2nd best goal this weekend. Gael Danic beating Steve Mandanda with a expertly placed free-kick, France’s #2 had no chance (0:08).


Only one winner this weekend, and it came on Friday night. With Rennes needing a win midfielder Romain Alessandrini scored his second superb goal of the week as his right-foot effort gave Mickael Landreau no chance as it flew into the top corner (1:28).


We’re not done yet, as a special treat we have one last goal for you. No description needed…step forward Niort’s Mustapha Durak.

One comment

  • L’Équipe’s Question du Jour asks: “Pensez-vous que la défaite de l’OM à Valenciennes n’est qu’un accident ?”

    Are they implying that this match might have been fixed, or just that OM pretty much wrote this game off to focus on PSG?

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