AS Saint-Etienne : PSG, Rennes and Montpellier continue, before the OL-ASSE derby | ASSE

Exit the handshakes between players, coaches and referees after the presentation of the teams, exit also the holding by the hand of the children accompanying the players on their entry on the lawn: the authorities of football carried out changes in the protocol surrounding weekend meetings, following recommendations made by the government on Saturday.

France has reached the bar of 100 persons affected by the new coronavirus since the end of January.

The warm derby outfit OLASSE Sunday (9:00 p.m.) between two teams currently far from their sporting goals, scheduled to be played in front of 60,000 spectators, is however not called into question, because “it is both outside the zones of + clusters + and outside confined places “according to the Minister of Health Olivier Véran.

Pending the Sunday meetings, in particular NantesLille (3:00 p.m.) and BordeauxNice (5:00 p.m.), some matches have even had their mixed zone reserved for journalists deleted or modified in its configuration, such as in Toulouse or Paris.

“There are more important things than football, it is not a surprise”, insisted the Parisian trainer Thomas tuchel, asked about it.

– Monaco in the race –

This did not prevent his Parisians, carried by the double of Kylian Mbappé, the only new top scorer in the championship (18 goals), to take 13 points ahead of Marseilles, victorious Friday at Nimes (3-2) thanks to a hat-trick from Dario Benedetto.

The PSG, eleven days from his eighth Champions League comeback against Dortmund, however, was scared when he saw Argentinian Angel Di Maria come out injured after 17 minutes, but coach Thomas Tuchel was reassuring about the condition of his winger.

The evening was also successful for Rennes, who inflicted on the red lantern Toulouse his 20th defeat of the season in Ligue 1 (2-0). The Bretons, third, temporarily escaped four points before Lille, 4th.

Doubled by Mbappé in the scorer classification, the Monegasque Wissam Ben Yedder reacted quickly, against Reims. The French international scored from the penalty spot, but theASM conceded the draw despite a slew of chances at the end of the game (1-1).

The Monegasques continue their fifth game without defeat, still aiming for a qualification for a European Cup even if they lose a place (6th).

Montpellier indeed carried out the great operation of the day by trotting a direct adversary for Europe, Strasbourg (3-0). The Montpellier, led by Téji Savanier, author of a double, grapple the field by returning three points from Lille and now leaving the Strasbourg two units.

It’s much worse for Amiens, beaten at home by a direct competitor to maintain, Metz (1-0). The Picards couldn’t deal with Farid Boulaya’s magnificent curling shot. Metz gets a breath of fresh air with a 15th place, nine points ahead of his evening opponent, who is still five points behind the roadblocker, Nîmes.

Finally, Brest fell home for the second time this season, against Angers (1-0).