While waiting for Lille – Lens, the northern derby, to close the 7th day this Sunday evening at 9 p.m., here are the highlights of the five matches this Sunday afternoon. Winner 3-2 in Strasbourg, OL notably returned to the victory that had eluded them for five games. Nantes largely dominated Brest 3-1. For its part, Monaco was unable to refuel, against Montpellier (1-1). Beaten 3-1 by Nice at Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne recorded his third defeat in a row …
The good performance: Nantes beats Brest and breathes better
The Canaries had not won since the second day against Nîmes 2-1 on August 30. The players of Christian Gourcuff put an end to this dearth, by beating Brest 3-1 and adding the way thanks to three pretty goals signed Kolo Muani (16th), Blas (30th) and Bamba (80th).
The player: Memphis, three assists in 42 minutes!
The OL captain was the great architect of Lyon’s victory at La Meinau (3-2), delivering three assists in the first period alone. Performance that had not been performed by a Lyon player for fifteen years in Ligue 1.
The Dutch international first found Kadewere in depth (0-1, 12th), then centered from the right to Toko-Ekambi (0-2, 26th) and finally slipped a ball to the same Toko-Ekambi very close to the Strasbourg goal (0-3, 42nd).
The goal: Gouiri served on a platter
Exploiting an incredible miss between the Stéphanois defender Saïdou Sow and goalkeeper Jessy Moulin, the Nice striker effortlessly scored the goal 2-0 for the Aiglons (30th).
The counter-performance: at 11 against 10, Monaco concedes a draw in Montpellier
Beneficiary of the expulsion of Savanier (for a dangerous foot on Fiorentino) after 20 minutes, the Monegasques were powerless to take the best of Montpellier. Worse, they conceded the opening scoring to the visitors on a raid by Mavididi (0-1, 51st). Kovac players only avoided the worst thanks to a penalty converted by Ben Yedder (1-1, 70th).
The figure: 546th game in Ligue 1 for Antonetti
Back on the bench in Angers after 22 months of absence, Frédéric Antonetti brought his total to 546 games. And incidentally brought back a precious point of Maine-et-Loire.