ATfter two weeks of international break, Ligue 1 was back on the weekend of April 2 and 3. For their recovery, the big cars of the championship have generally done the job, with in particular the successes of Marseille in Saint-Etienne (4-2), of Monaco in Metz (2-1) and of Lyon against Angers (3-2 ), thanks to a goal from rookie Tetê, who had just arrived in France.
Red lantern of the classification, the Bordelais finally managed not to concede a goal, against Lille, a first this season, but did not manage to score either (0-0). Reason for hope for the Girondins, all their direct competitors lost, like Clermontois defeated by Nantes in a match removed (3-2).
The results of the 30th day
Saint-Etienne – Marseille: 2-4
Paris – Lorient: Sunday, at 8.45 p.m.
The player of the weekend
That’s what’s called taking care of your first. Arrived Thursday, March 31 at Olympique Lyonnais (OL) from Shakhtar Donetsk (FIFA has authorized players playing in Ukraine and Russia to join another club), the Brazilian Tetê made his debut under his new colors on returning in the last quarter of an hour of the match against Angers on Sunday. Three balls touched later, the 22-year-old winger offered victory to his new team with a beautiful curled shot from the left foot (80and).
Before Tetê came on, Lyon had led twice thanks to a brace from Moussa Dembélé, but the Angevins had managed to fight back each time. It was therefore the former Grêmio who delivered OL, he who is a great hope in Brazil. He will have the opportunity to continue his momentum in the coming weeks. He is indeed authorized to participate in the Europa League meetings of his new club, and will digitally replace Maxence Caqueret, injured in his knee, for the end of the season.
The goal of the weekend
We could have shared with you here the pretty scissor of Messin Ibrahim Amadou during his team’s defeat against Monaco on Sunday (2-1). But we rather prefer to highlight another gesture full of spontaneity with the shot in the top corner of Timothée Kolodziejczak (60and) against Marseilles. Despite this goal, Saint-Etienne lost 4-2 on Sunday. It must be said that the recovery of Kolodziejczak landed in the cages of his own goalkeeper, Paul Bernardoni, completely incredulous on the spot.
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The end of the weekend series
To the dismay of the French Federation of Lose, the Girondins de Bordeaux will not achieve the “perfect season”. It took them thirty Ligue 1 games, but the Bordelais finally managed a “clean sheet” on Saturday during the meeting against Lille (0-0), including a match without conceding a single goal.
Preferred to Benoît Costil in the cages, it was therefore Gaëtan Poussin who had the honor of being the first Girondin goalkeeper not to go looking for the slightest ball in the back of his net for 90 minutes. However, the players of David Guion had still made the task difficult by playing almost an hour at 10 against 11 following the exclusion of Enock Kwateng for two yellow cards (35and). Despite this solidity in numerical inferiority, the Bordelais still did not win and remained stuck in last place in the championship.
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The picture of the weekend
Contrary to appearances, everything is going well for Frédéric Guilbert and Strasbourg. Sunday, the RCS made an excellent operation by winning in front of its public against Lens (1-0). A success obtained thanks to Ludovic Ajorque, scorer on a penalty obtained by Guilbert (66and). Penalties were precisely the red thread of the game, since the Lensois have long demanded one, without success, on a hand from Anthony Caci (45and) then Kevin Gameiro saw his being stopped by Jean-Louis Leca at the end of the match (71and).
Thanks to this victory, the Strasbourgeois continue their crazy series in Ligue 1, they who have not known the taste of defeat since January 23 (eight consecutive meetings). Above all, they always cling a little more to European folding seats, going back to the 4and square. They could even dream of hearing the little music of the Champions League when Rennes and third place are only two points ahead.
The declaration of the weekend
“There was a show, but you can’t score 4 goals to win. »
Those who had taken a ticket to Clermont-Nantes got their money’s worth on Sunday, witnessing the 3-2 victory of the FCN, thanks in particular to a second period full of twists and turns. As close as possible to the show, the Clermont coach Pascal Gastien only tasted very little of what he saw, pointing in particular to a “ lack of concentration of his troops.
” When we had the ball, we did what we had to do to put them in difficulty. But if we continue to concede so many goals, it will be difficult to maintain ourselves”, added the coach of a club sliding slowly towards the bottom of the ranking (17and).