Football – Ligue 1. Lyon represented by a resounding victory, Paris wins in extremis

During the 16th day of Ligue 1 on Wednesday, Paris Saint-Germain, despite the exclusion of Neymar, won in a snatch at the Parc des Princes against Strasbourg (2-1) while Lyon signed a victory while in master’s degree in Brest (4-2).

Kylian Mbappé gave the victory against Strasbourg (2-1) at the end of the suspense, while Lyon, for its first under the Textor era, sent a message by beating Brest (4-2) on Wednesday during the sixteenth day of Ligue 1, first post-World Cup.

From a penalty he had caused by overtaking the Strasbourg defense, Mbappé offered a victory which until then seemed to have escaped the capital club (90th + 5).

Holder with the desire to erase the painful memory of the World Cup final lost against Argentina (3-3, 4 pens to 2), the star had tried a lot, in vain, before bringing the final blow.

Previously, two players had taken the light of the Park, then its shadow: Marquinhos and Neymar.

The defender, captain of PSG, opened the scoring in the 13th minute by cutting a free kick very well struck by his compatriot Neymar. Revanchists after the elimination of the Seleçao against Croatia in the quarter-finals, they then used Ligue 1 as an outlet.

But another goal from Marquinhos, against his camp this time, after a center from Thomasson that Gianluigi Donnarumma had anticipated (50th), then the expulsion of Neymar (62nd), guilty of a simulation in the area synonymous with a second yellow card , have changed their performance.

Too bad, the Nº10 of PSG had gratified the Parc des Princes with a sublime comma petit-pont on Thomasson (45th + 1).

Whatever, Paris therefore begins its second part of the season with a victory just before the end of 2022, and is eight points ahead of its runner-up Lens, who plays Thursday.

Lyon starts with a bang

Nine days after the finalization of the takeover of Lyon by the American John Textor, OL launched their rise in the standings in Brest (4-2).

Who better than the captain, Alexandre Lacazette, to put his team on the right track? It is his center that midfielder Maxence Caqueret took over to open the score (21st)

After Mathias Pereira Lage equalized with a distant free kick but deflected by the Lyon wall (28th), another player trained at the club, Rayane Cherki, restored the advantage to OL, after a superb collective action (32nd).

A penalty transformed with confidence by Lacazette then given the margin to Lyon (34th).

Têtê then scored a fourth but after an ideal cross from Karl Toko Ekambi, with the left (Site notre bureau spécialisé) (48th), before Steve Mounié reduced the gap (71st).

Lille, Monaco and Ajaccio winners

Earlier in the day, Lille had beaten Clermont (2-0) and Monaco had overcome Auxerre (3-2).

This victory for Lille allows them to stay in contact with the teams aiming for a ticket for the next Champions League (sixth, two points from the podium).

Angel Gomes converted a penalty he had obtained a few moments earlier, after a foul by Mateusz Wieteska (67th). The exclusion of Maximiliano Caufriez (90th + 1) for having mowed down Timothy Weah, who was going on goal, then the goal of former Clermont Mohamed Bayo (90th + 4) put an end to the suspense.

Monaco, beaten at home by Marseille (3-2) for its last match before the truce of the World Cup, returned with difficulty to victory at Auxerre (3-2) thanks in particular to a double from its new nugget Eliesse Ben Seghir.

At the start of the afternoon, Ajaccio beat Angers, twentieth and last (1-0).

At the same time, no but was written at the Stade de l’Aube between Troyes and Nantes (0-0).

Lyon « has filled the tank well », promises Blanc

Laurent Blanc (Lyon coach, 4-2 winner at Brest): « We’ve been saying for 6 or 7 weeks that he could win the match of 28. We were bad in some friendly matches but I prefer to have won the game tonight. The message got through. We are not going to erase everything in a match but we bring back three points and there is a lot of satisfaction in the use of the ball. In the defensive field a little less, it will be necessary to find a fair balance (…). We had decided to play with attacking players tonight. We are quite feverish in our area so wanted to bring the danger into the opposing area (…). It confirms what I think: there are a lot of possibilities offensively in this squad, I would like to have as many in the middle and behind. It’s like that, each team has its problems (… Caqueret) is a very generous boy in the effort, who has a volume well above the average so he has to project himself in front. And it wasn’t the first time (…Physically) it was okay, and we’re going to be even better. On a well filled tank, even the reserve. From that side we will have satisfactions. Afterwards, we have to be a little lucky to have fewer injuries, even if we have to stop complaining (…). We are responsible for everything, me and the players. It’s better, but we’re only in the first match, in 3 days we’ll reset everything and we’re off again. »

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