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Lille resumed colors against Reims (2-0) Wednesday during a 7th day of Ligue 1 rich in goals, in particular thanks to Nantes (3-1 against Brest) and especially Rennes which rolled over Clermont (6-0).
Fans of LOSC, the struggling French champion, were starting to get impatient after two straight setbacks in the league, including that at rival Lens last weekend, studded with tensions in the stands.
In those of the Pierre-Mauroy stadium, Wednesday, the message was clear: “Enough, last chance”, “Deserve your encouragement” and “Wake up, move”, could one read on the banners.
The Lille have acted on these injunctions against Reims, with Burak Yilmaz as a detonator, the Turk being decisive passer for Jonathan David and Benjamin André. The team led by Jocelyn Gourvennec, worried by a penalty from young Reims Alexis Flips (74th), goes back to thirteenth place.
One row ahead, but with the same number of points, AS Monaco was defeated late in Saint-Etienne (3-1), yet forced to evolve very early in numerical inferiority after the exclusion of goalkeeper Etienne Green, guilty of an uncontrolled exit outside the area (33rd).
At home, the Rocher club built its victory on a penalty from Wissam Ben Yedder (61st), who had just come into play, before consolidating it with a beautiful volley from the French international (86th).
The Monegasques have eight points, after seven days, like Rennes who gave air against Clermont (6-0) after three successive defeats in the league. For the occasion, the Bretons have tripled their total of goals scored in L1 this season!
Coach Bruno Genesio saw five of his players score: Jonas Martin, Martin Terrier, Gaëtan Laborde and Kamaldeen Sulemana, the Ghanaian rookie who distinguished himself with a brace.
Another recruit, another double: Valère Germain made the powder speak for Montpellier against Bordeaux (3-3). The second goal of the former Marseille striker allowed the Hérault to equalize, Florent Mollet then put them in front of the scoreboard, but Samuel Kalu gave the Girondins a point by scoring in the 84th minute.
Off the field, a new incident occurred with an “ambush” organized by Montpellier supporters against a bus carrying some of their Bordeaux counterparts, leading to a general brawl which left sixteen lightly injured, according to the police and firefighters. .
In Nantes, the Canaries easily disposed of Brest (3-1), with three goals already scored on the hour mark. Antoine Kombouaré and his players fly to sixth place in the standings, pending the matches played in the evening.
Paris SG, championship leaders, will try to stack a seventh victory in seven matches at the Red Lantern in Metz, without Lionel Messi hit in the left knee. His runner-up Marseille is traveling to Angers, Lyon receives Troyes with the ambition to come back in the first half of the table.