Paris – Paris SG beat Nantes (2-0) without shining on Wednesday at the close of the 16th day of Ligue 1, while Saint-Etienne and Monaco, who remained on a losing leg in the league, have returned to success in France. winning respectively against Nice (4-1) and Toulouse (2-1).
. The duo Mbappé-Neymar offers victory in Paris
A time threatened by Marseille, temporarily returned to two points on Tuesday, Paris (1st, 36 points) has consolidated its leading position against Nantes (9th, 23 pts) in front of his public, three days after his express return to Monaco for a meet eventually postponed due to inclement weather. Without shining despite the plethora of talents on the lawn.
Overall borrowed for his first tenure with Paris since his return from injury alongside Kylian Mbappé and Angel Di Maria, Neymar thought he had opened a sublime shot wound left on a corner badly repulsed (42).
But after resorting to the video assistance, the referee Amaury Delerue did not validate the goal for a foul of Draxler against Souza on the previous action. Just before half-time, "Ney"missed his duel with Alban Lafont when he was completely alone (45 + 3).
After seeing his heavy hit being pushed back by Lafont at the start, Mbappé finally opened the scoring by taking over the delightful center of Di Maria from a magnificent Madjer (heeling, editor's note) in the middle of the race (1-0, 52nd) .
Following a double error by Nicolas Pallois and Alban Lafont, PSG enjoyed a happy penalty late in the game while Keylor Navas had repeatedly postponed the assaults in Nantes. Neymar, who had to recover twice, did not miss the opportunity to find the net to double the stake (2-0, 85th).
Final score flattering, like the head of Pallois on the bar (90 + 2), but Paris still does not convince in the game since the shock received in Madrid (2-2) last week in the Champions League. ..
. Welcome rebound for Sainté and ASM
Three days after his defeat in extremis in Rennes, Saint-Etienne immediately bounced back. By outclassing Nice (4-1) at Geoffroy-Guichard, Claude Puel's players moved up to 5th place, at Lille (4th, 25 pts), and one point off the podium.
The Greens made the difference thanks to a double of Denis Bouanga, first author of a goal on penalty (11th) before doubling the bet of a crossed head (58th). Kasper Dolberg had equalized for the Nice (15th) before seeing his team sink defensively …
Freaked in the second part of the table, the formation of Patrick Vieira connects a sixth defeat away away.
In Toulouse, Monaco (13th, 21 pts) did not suffer from lack of competition to give air to the rankings. Forced to see his match against Paris, initially scheduled Sunday but postponed due to bad weather, the ASM snatched a valuable success (2-1).
. Rennes confirms, Montpellier tramples
In the eye of the cyclone of its leaders, Leonardo Jardim saw the inevitable Wissam Ben Yedder open the scoring quickly on penalty (5th), then Yaya Sanogo equalize. His coaching with Gelson Martins' start was rewarded with the goal of the win at the very end of the game (84th).
After defeating Saint-Etienne on Sunday with a header from his captain Damien Da Silva in the last minute of extra time (90th +3), Rennes confirmed his good form by winning against Metz (1-0).
It was Adrien Hunou who scored the only goal of the game (39th), allowing the Rennais to rank 7th (24 pts).
Montpellier (6th, 24 pts) thought he had done the hardest by leading 2-1 against Dijon until the 73rd minute. But Mavididi snatched the draw late in the game (2-2), depriving teammates Andy Delort a second consecutive success and a place at the foot of the podium.
The meeting between Amiens and Reims, also scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed due to fog.
Bordeaux – Nimes 6 – 0
Brest – Strasbourg 5 – 0
Angers – Marseille 0 – 2
Lyon – Lille 0 – 1
Dijon – Montpellier 2 – 2
Metz – Rennes 0 – 1
Toulouse – Monaco 1 – 2
Saint-Etienne – Nice 4 – 1
Paris SG – Nantes 2 – 0