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French ligue 1 (Match week 11)

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This game week concludes the month of October an quenching the thrust of the liquid of points becomes much more intense now. Team are in mood to grab the headlines early than never while to others it is the critics that need to diminish.
Here are all the required results for the clubs, not all unfortunately, of the match day 11 prior to the Champions league and Europa league nights.

Paris Saint Germain cruised to 3-0 victory over Nice at Parc des Princes in a game that record signing Neymar did not played, red carded in the derby match against Marseille last weekend. His absence was not felt for his replacement the skillful Argentinian Angel Di Maria took all the spotlight. His combination with striker Edinson Cavani
proved lethal for the away team to manage. It was as early as in the 3rd that the Uruguayan brought out his character in goalscoring following a superbly laden pass from Di Maria. His winning goal from a beautifully sculpted free kick in the Marseille game made him a bombshell, the same of what he provided against hopeless Eagles this weekend. The striker converted his second of the night with the pair combining again. This time Di Maria’s scoop broke apart Nice’s high line defense opening Cavani’s opportunity to round off the keeper and touching the ball into the vacant net just after half-hour mark. There was nevertheless sad memories for Nice for they left Cavani to run again in the 54th minute and his goalward directed attempt caused Dante to ripple his own net. This heavy defeat left Nice hanging dangerously over the relegation zone with only ten points gathered from the first eleven match ups. It was no such brutality for the home side who are in consideration to win back the title once again. They are currently four points clear of champions Monaco at second with 29 points and 34 goals scored in Unai Emery’s faithful.

Keita Balde scored for the second successive games,having scored his first in ligue 1 against Rennes previous round, along with Thomas Lemar to give Monaco a comfortable 2-0 victory over Bordeaux. The home team obtaining thunderous results throughout the campaign but Monaco played with real elegance to pick up three points. Balde’s impact was exciting for he seems to make betterment of himself once again in a new club. Lemar added to his melancholy free kicks to keep fight in the defense of the title.

Olympique Marseille registered important points in their 1-0 victory over Lille which put them in the top four contention. Morgan Sanson’s goal in the 5th minute was enough to separate these two sides.

Saint Etienne continue their unsatisfying performances in their disastrous campaign so far. They drew goalless in the latest meeting with Toulousse, a point of no benefits. Etienne are in Europa league places and a change to their state is eminent.

New Manager appointment didn’t convert the tale of Metz now lying at the bottom threatened to be relegated early with only three points. There was no difference in their saddened performances in 2-0 defeat to free scoring heavyweights Lyon. Nabdil Fekir once again fulfilled his leadership qualities scoring a brace to drown the home side into a sea of criticism once again.

Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes faced defeat for the first time in four games when rampaging Dijon cut apart them through Tavare’s strike in 20th minute. That caused Nantes to slip from the top four places.

Stade Rennais were welcoming visitors to Montpellier and they received their prize winning with a single goal margin over the home side, Brondon the scorer.

Amiens had a man send off on the hour mark as the away side drew 1-1 with Guingamp. Mustafa Diallo’s scoring before the break was cancelled out Haijam’s strike earlier in the half followed by Galano’s sending off in 58th minute.

Strasbourg played out a four goal fest with Angers, a point vital for each side. Lala put the home side in front in the 25th minute from the spot but his strike was cancelled out by Toko Ekambi’s third venom strike of the campaign. Sunu then put the away side into the lead for the first time in the game but cannot resist Terrier’s goal which led to a point savior from a massive disappointment.

Elsewhere, Caen slowly are taking their season forward recovering from early shocks and registering their fourth victory of the season in 1-0 win over Troyes. Rodain scored in 30 minutes to place themselves at 8th.