Ligue 1 Roundup Match Week 8
Eight games in the French ligue 1 had been played prior yo the second International break with with teams battling its critics and blows as room for improvement becomes narrower than ever. Here are all the results from gameweek 8.
As Monaco crumbled at Stade Louis for the first time this season against Montpellier holding them to a 1-1 draw preventing the principality club to gain three points. The latter also stopped Neymar- out PSG in the last visit, a 0-0 disappointment at the capital. This time, however, they coincided and had to wait until stoppage time for camara to equilise the scoreline. Free scoring Radamel Falcao previously put the home side into the lead, shaking the net for his 12th of the season with quality. Numerous chances fell to Jovetic and Lopez but both failed to count them into goals. At last, montpellier held them a goal a piece.
Paris Saint Germain were no new customer of scoring lots of lots of goal as they once again charge their trio to bring glory at Parc des Princes. Having cost the job of Carlo Ancelloti in 3-0 demolishing of Bayern Munich in the Champions League, PSG left no mercy on Bordeaux, routing them 6-2. Neymar made most of the headlines scoring the opener as well as from the spot also assisting Cello striker Edinson Cavani for the second of the game. Julian draxler show pieces his brilliance scoring minutes from the break before tying up Mbappe’s clinical finish in the 58th minute. Sankhare & Malcom were able to provide two responses but no stopping for the capital unit to move up top with 22 points.
Marseille had to pull up a stunning come back in the Mediterranean derby when early blows from Nice seem to nudge them down. Italian goal machine Mario Balotelli once again smelled the scent of grass in Allianz Riveria as he wasted little time to get into act just 4 minutes from kick off. Barcelona linked midfielder Seri quickly doubled the advantage in the 16 minute but never managed to behold the storm that Ocampos brought for the away side. Just as the home side began to dream for a win, the Uruguayan struck in 26th minute. Furthermore, they levelled the scoreline in the 41st minute through Les Mellow’s own goal before taking the lead for the first time over their rivals before halftime, Ocampos the man behind all this deserving aspects. Luiz gustavo scored the only goal of the next half to end Nice’s misery but was shown the second yellow card for a high boot on Lees Mellow deep in the half.
Disaster struck when safety barriers collapses in the ongoing game between Amiens and Lille, causing the league authorities to suspend the game instantly. Eight died and many were left wounded in an incident which the board declared Lille fans as the offenders.
Olympique Lyon squandered opportunities to place their name on the third standings after failing to maintain a two goal lead in a 3-3 thrilling draw against chaotic Angers. Mariano Diaz strike followed by Rafael’s own goal left both sides evenly matched inside the half hour mark. But Nabdel Fekir & Memphis Depay quick goals put the home side ahead in the opening half. Lyon’s advancement was damaged in the next half of the game by Marcelo’s sending off. Though his red card game in an unfamiliar fashion. He received the first card for a foul accidentally flicking the card from referee’s hand but to his amaze he was red carded rather controversially. Angers restored their energy with Toko Ekamby and Traore slotting home to shook up the very zeal of 9 men Lyon.
Saint Etienne dropped points in their away fixture with Troyes, losing 1-2. Troyes gave no chance for their opponents to dominate the game. Pele’s late half strike in the 41st minute was the first to create havoc in the defence. Though, Hernani equalised in the 53rd minute, Khaouli stroke late to give his side the much deserved points.
Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes are currently in good shape winning successive games in last two venues. They added a third to their streak defeating Metz 1-0, Sala the contributor.
Elsewhere, Guingamp added more points on the board in a less than satisfying 1-1 draw with Toulouse. Thuram’s seconds strike was cancelled out by Somalia’s leveller in the 48 minute.
Caen finally brought smiling faces with their 1-0 triumph over Stade Rennes after back to back defeats