Thanks to its draw (2-2) in Nantes, Saint-Etienne takes back the lead of Ligue 1 in Rennes, winner on Saturday night against Monaco (2-1). For its part, Montpellier continues a third victory in a row, after its great success against Angers (4-1).
Satisfaction: Saint-Etienne becomes leader again
It came close to it. Joined in the “finish” in Nantes (2-2) after the goal of a Renaud Emond who had just entered the game (85th), ASSE could have remained the only team to have won all its matches since the start of the season (three wins and one draw now). No matter: Rennes had passed in front on Saturday, but the Greens were quick to recover the lead against the Canaries (14th) who snatch a good point. Early scorer (2nd) and symbol of this promising green youth, Adil Aouchiche (18 years and 67 days) became the second youngest Stéphanois to score in Ligue 1 in the 21st century, after Kurt Zouma (17 years and 23 days against Nice in November 2011).
Cardboard: Montpellier always more attractive
This team is definitely a pleasure to see. Already fallen by two opponents of choice for his last two receptions in the league (3-1 against Nice and 2-1 against Lyon), Montpellier followed with a new card against Angers (4-1). And confirms that he has a good offensive strike force: Andy Delort (44th, 60th), Gaëtan Laborde, Téji Savanier and even… Daniel Congré all have two goals on the clock. Without forgetting the talented Florent Mollet, author of a sublime strike against the Angevins entered after hitting the bar (86th). While the winner of this match was promised to the podium, it is therefore the MHSC (3rd) which climbs there, and it is well deserved.
Red: at ten, Reims has finally cracked
The score was still 1-1 between Metz and Reims, when the turning point of the match came: the direct exclusion of the defender from Champagne Marshall Munetsi, in the position of last defender (50th). With players already tired after their European match on Thursday, the Reed Reed ended up breaking (2-1) against the double of Ibrahima Niane (18th, 88th), author of the first two goals of the Metz season. Garnets (17th) who snatch their first three points and have perhaps just started their season. Unlike Reims (19th) which, with three defeats and a draw, penalty.
The player: Romain Perraud, in the oven and in the mill
If Brest won the Breton derby against Lorient (3-2), he owes it especially to his left side. Author of an assist for Steve Mounié (32nd) and a goal, on a superb cross volley without control (30th), the former Paris FC side is now involved in 4 goals in the last two matches in Ligue 1 of his team (2 goals, 2 assists). Against Dijon (0-2) already, he had split a double goal-assist. The Brestois (9th) win for the second time in a row, while the Merlus (16th) have a third loss in a row.
The number: 1
It is finally here, the first victory for Strasbourg this season. At the end of the match of fear against Dijon, between two of the three teams blocked at zero points at the start of this day – with Metz – Stefan Mitrović offered a hell of a breath of fresh air to the Alsatians (80th, 1- 0), now barrages. The Dijonnais are good last, and the position of Stéphane Jobard weakened.