Ligue 1: Monaco goes on, Angers snatches victory, Nantes gets back on track … What to remember from the 3 p.m. matches

While you were undoubtedly in front of this unforgettable edition of Paris-Roubaix, Ligue 1 offered us some beautiful posters for its 3pm multiplex. Here’s what to remember.

Monaco confirms

If it is only provisional, while waiting for the Rhone derby, the return to the top of the ranking of the Monegasques testifies to their regain of form in recent weeks. Since the draw against Nice (2-2), Monaco therefore has a third success in a row in the league by winning against Bordeaux at the Louis-II stadium (3-0). Once again selected by Didier Deschamps for Final 4 of the League of Nations, the young midfielder Aurรฉlien Tchouamรฉni opens the scoring with a centered free kick from Alexandre Golovine after half an hour of play.

Just after the return from the locker room, the Russian passer will turn into a scorer to aggravate the mark. Shortly after the hour mark, captain Wissam Ben Yedder transforms a penalty to seal the victory of his team. Opposite, the Girondins remain in 16th and therefore close to the relegation zone with this new defeat, the fourth since the start of the season. Bordeaux has only won once in Ligue 1: it was on the lawn of the Greens two weeks ago.

Metz collapses at the end of the match

At the bottom of the ranking, Metz did not go far to afford a little air. On the lawn of an Angers particularly fit since the start of the season, the Messins came close to a draw and even hoped for victory for a while. Captain Dylan Bronn opened the scoring in the 10th minute of play with a nice uncrossed header on a corner from Pajot. Back from the locker room, the SCO equalized through Mohamed-Ali Cho before the visitors regained the advantage in stride thanks to Farid Boulaya who took advantage of a ball from goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni.

Thomas Mangani allows his family to come back to the visitors’ level again. In the final seconds of the game, Stรฉphane Bahoken, who had just entered the game, turned into a savior to offer Angers the three points, which thus found himself at the foot of the podium. Metz, for its part, retains its place of barrage.

Nantes joins the top 10

After a last season which saw them close to relegation, the Nantes people show a much more attractive face at the start of the 2021-2022 year. The Canaries did not let their heavy defeat against Reims last weekend (3-1) affect their morale and recovered in the right direction during the reception of Troyes on Sunday afternoon (2-0). If the first period was played between the two teams, the premises were detached after returning from the locker room thanks to a header from a corner from Andrei Girotto. A few minutes later, Ludovic Blas made the break on penalty. This victory allows FC Nantes to climb four ranks to 8th place in the standings while the Trojans are just above the red zone.

Clermont misses the mark

A real sensation during the first days of the season, the Clermontois have been in trouble for a month now.

A bad patch that they almost put an end to Sunday afternoon. It is indeed Mohamed Bayo who opens the mark from the quarter of an hour of play for the visitors. At the start of the second half, the Clermont striker is at fault on the equalization of the Merlus, signed Julien Laporte, a former member of the house. The Lorientais remain close to European places while the visitors of the day remain 15th in Ligue 1.

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