The top: Lille overwhelms Toulouse and climbs onto the podium
The Losc finally effective against the “little ones”. After some disillusionment with the supposedly weaker teams (Amiens, Toulouse, Dijon, Epinal in the Coupe de France), Christophe Galtier’s men won at home against the red lantern (3-0), thanks to a double from Loïc Rémy and a goal from Renato Sanches (73).
Well served by Ikoné, who signs his sixth assist over the last ten Ligue 1 games, Rémy catapulted a recovery from the left foot into the goal (2nd). Then the former Lyonnais took over a Bradaric center in empty goal, in front of an apathetic Toulouse defense. Sanches came to give more scope to the brand after a catastrophic recovery from the opposing goalkeeper.
In the standings, Christophe Galtier’s men temporarily climb to third place in the Championship, pending the Rennes match. Good last, the Violets have scored a single small point on the last sixteen meetings of Ligue 1.
The bad deal: Monaco held back in Dijon
Entering the game after Chouiar’s injury at the start of the match (6th), Mama Baldé made the fans of Burgundy happy. On reception of a badly adjusted pass from Adrien Silva, the scorer eliminated Maripan from a sublime little bridge before concluding by sliding the ball between the legs of Benjamin Lecomte (56th).
Unfortunately for Dijon, this goal was not enough. Maripan, mystified on the first goal, equalized for the Monegasques, on the lookout after an unsuccessful attempt by Islam Slimani (79th). In the standings, Monaco (5th), which remained on three consecutive victories, is now four points from the podium, while Dijon is 17th.
The gesture: Gurtner’s reflex parade frustrates Strasbourg
At the end of the additional time, he arose. Régis Gurtner allowed Amiens not to leave Strasbourg (0-0) after a defeat after a poor opportunity match. The Amiens captain relaxed to repel with his right hand the attempt of the Strasbourg Djiku, who was spinning in a skylight (90 + 3).
Before these last moments of the match, the Amiens, well grouped, left very little opportunity for the Alsatians. Ludovic Ajorque stumbled on Gurtner (33rd), and failed to take in the empty goal a center of Thomasson (87th). Strasbourg remains in the first part of the table (6th), while Amiens remains penultimate, five points from the roadblocker.
The perf ‘: Bahoken, scorer in a hurry
Barely entered, already decisive. It took barely two minutes for the Angevin striker to find the path of the nets, from a powerful head to the far post (69th).
Entering the game in place of Alioui, the Cameroonian striker scored his third goal of the season in Ligue 1 and allowed his club to end a series of four defeats. A logical victory (1-0) for the SCO, which, before the goal, had stumbled twice on the amounts.
With only eight points taken out of its bases since the start of the season, Montpellier confirms its difficulties outside. In the standings, Angers (14th) has six points ahead of the roadblocker, while Montpellier (8th) has as many points as Lyon, Nice and Nantes.