Ligue 1: a catastrophic Sunday for the big guys!


By: Manu Tournoux

Find the results of this Sunday afternoon’s matches, counting for the 23rd day of Ligue 1.

Before the debut of Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille, respectively against Rennes (5:05 p.m.) and Montpellier (8:45 p.m.), several Ligue 1 big names were out this Sunday afternoon. The day began with a top-of-the-table poster pitting Racing Club de Lens against AS Monaco. A shock which ended in a victory for the Principality club (3-2), which returned to the third step of the podium.

Nice is not moving forward

But other heavyweights in the French championship intended to send a message to their competitors, starting with OGC Nice. Temporarily ejected from the podium, the Riviera club had a response to give against Clermont. A match a priori in the ropes of the Aiglons against the red lantern. But the Gym did not uphold its standing by conceding a disappointing goalless draw, at the end of a tactical opposition that the Auvergnats could also have won. Nice therefore remains fourth behind Monaco.

Lille disappoints again

Another ambitious team, Lille traveled to Toulouse to confirm its rise in power in recent weeks. LOSC also had the opportunity to make a small jump in the standings if successful. It missed. The Mastiffs got their feet wet against an opponent who was clearly not blunted by his European games. Haraldsson had nevertheless allowed the Northerners to go ahead before half-time (0-1, 45th), but Téfécé reversed the situation in the second half thanks to Mawissa Elebi (1-1, 49th), Sierro on the penalty spot (2- 1, 60th) and Dallinga (3-1, 66th). If LOSC remains fifth, Toulouse gives itself some breathing room and moves up to eleventh place.

Finally, Reims, which no longer puts one foot in front of the other at the start of the calendar year, had to react on the Le Havre pitch. A difficult match for the Champagne club against a promoted side who has often been amazing since the start of the season. And Will Still’s men won at the wire to resume their march forward (2-1).

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