If the 23rd day of Ligue 1 four days before the clasico was marked by the clear success of PSG in front of Nîmes (3-0) and the draw from Marseille to Lens (2-2), things also happened during 8 other matches of the evening. Overview.
The little winner: Lyon
The poor performance at home against Metz (0-1) on January 17, the second setback of the season, is forgotten. The Lyonnais recorded this Wednesday their third straight victory in Dijon (0-1). Without being brilliant, Rudi Garcia’s men were able to make a small difference thanks to a goal from Paqueta in the middle of the first period. The Brazilian, who arrived this summer from AC Milan, is found by Toko Ekambi at the right entrance to the area and comes face to face with Racioppi. He slides the ball to the right of the goalkeeper with a stroller with his left foot (0-1, 22nd).
Anthony Lopes will then save his family on a double parade in front of Dina Ebimbe then Ndong (36th). This 14th success of the season allows Lyon to keep its 2nd place two points behind the Lille leader but one unit ahead of PSG (3rd). OL will play their next two games at home in front of Strasbourg then Montpellier.
The perf: Lille
Christophe Galtier’s men are not going to leave their leader’s chair so easily. After recovering first place on Sunday, Lille confirmed its great form of the moment by largely winning in Bordeaux (0-3) thanks to a well-conducted second period and goals signed Yazici (54th), Weah (66th) and David (89th). For a month, the Mastiffs have been combining rigor in defense and efficiency in attack by presenting a record of 5 straight wins, 8 goals scored and only one conceded. Thanks to this 5th success in a row away from home, its best away series in the same season in the elite since December 2018-February 2019, the Losc can think big during this second part of the season. As in 2011, the year of his last league title?
The player: Wissam Ben Yedder
After some physical worries and being positive for Covid-19, international striker Wissam Ben Yedder is back. The co-best of L1 (18 goals) last year allowed AS Monaco to win in the derby (2-1) against Nice and to consolidate its 4th place in the standings. The former Toulouse player scored a double by first transforming a penalty (28th) then by scoring a magnificent free kick in the skylight of more than 25 meters (51st). With this double, Ben Yedder found the podium for top scorers with 11 goals behind Kylian Mbappé (15) and Boulaye Dia (12).
The number: 6
Raymond Domenech’s FC Nantes have still not won an L1 match. Even if the Canaries did not achieve a bad result in Saint-Etienne by going for the draw (1-1), they sink into the dangerous zone (17th) after this 6th meeting without a win (4 draws and 2 defeats). Randal Kolo Muani opened the scoring for Nantes but the Greens came back with a goal from Mahdi Camara (57th). This Sunday, Nantes will face… Lille leader! Not easy.
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