Ligue 1: It’s Good for Lille and Strasbourg, Not for Nice and Caen

Ligue 1, The joy of Lille after the goal of José Fonte (g) against Nantes, September 22, 2018 in Villeneuve-d'Asc

On Saturday, Lille reached second place on the Ligue 1 podium by defeating Nantes, while Strasbourg won against Amiens. But it’s less glorious for Caen and Nice.

Metamorphosed, Lille is in second place in Ligue 1 after his success against Nantes on Saturday (2-1) in a sixth day that saw Nice relapse to Montpellier (1-0), and Saint-Etienne and Strasbourg to reconnect with the respectively victory against Caen(2-1) and Amiens (3-1).

Lille makes ‘BIP’, Nantes makes cack

There was the “BBC” (Benzema, Bale, Cristiano) of Real Madrid, the “MSN” (Messi, Suarez, Neymar) of Barcelona, ​​or the “MCN” (Mbappé, Cavani, Neymar) of PSG … So that’s the “BIP BIP”, the Lille attack Jonathan Bamba, Jonathan Ikoné, Nicolas Pépé, so nicknamed by the Twitter account “Losc actualité”, in reference to the speed of the blue bird fleeing the coyote cartoons Tex Avery.

For the three men are very keen ball, and after Nicolas Pépé author of a hat-trick against Amiens (3-2), Jonathan Ikoné scored a splendid goal to put the Northerners safe against Nantes Saturday (2-1 ).

A victory that allows Lille to tie in second place in the standings, and to succeed, with 13 points taken in 6 days, its best start after 6 matches since the season 1952-1953, according to the Professional Football League (LFP) . A great turnaround for the 17th of the previous season!

On the other hand, Nantes has taken only five points in six days, and this somewhat annoys its president, Waldemar Kita.“Playing at the baballe is good, but at a certain point, you have to play ball,” he grumbled on Canal Plus. “A coach needs time but also needs results, he is someone intelligent, hardworking. But we must adapt quickly to French football, “he said of his coach Miguel Cardoso.

Relapse for Nice, podium for Montpellier

Mario Balotelli was there, but he did not manage to get out of the rut. Fantasy like the offensive animation Azureens, the Italian could avoid a 1-0 defeat on the lawn of Montpellier.

After two successes against rather prestigious opponents, Lyon (1-0) and Rennes (2-1), this defeat conceded on a goal well built and scored by Gaëtan Laborde (35th) sounds like a relapse for the Aiglons, who will move in Nantes Tuesday before the reception of the PSG on September 29th.

Montpellier, on the other hand, managed a nice operation in the standings because it took third place, to the detriment of Marseille who plays Sunday, on the lawn of Lyon for the first + Olympico + of the season.

Toulouse, who took a good point in Angers (0-0), is in ambush with the same number of points, 11, but a difference of goals worse (-1 against +2).

Nice coach Patrick Vieira before the match against Montpellier on September 22, 2018 in La Mosson.
Nice coach Patrick Vieira before the match against Montpellier on September 22, 2018 in La Mosson. (© AFP / SYLVAIN THOMAS)

End of series for Strasbourg and «Sainté»

Finally Strasbourg and Saint-Etienne have found the way to victory, after four games without a win each. Both played at home, and both scared themselves by conceding the opener: Amiénois Emil Krafth surprised the Alsatians just before half-time (45 + 1) and Caennais Faisal Fajr (32) scolds Geoffroy-Guichard.

But after a jerk of Strasbourg Jonas Martin at the microphone of BeIN Sports saying: “Looks like children in Ligue 1,” the men of the stormy Thierry Laurey reversed the steam thanks to Kenny Lala, author of the equalizer (49th) then passer for Benjamin Corgnet (66th), before a goal against his camp Khaled Adenon (87th).

And Saint-Etienne won with a penalty Wahbi Khazri (48th) and a goal of hooked Timothée Kolodziejczak (66th), two goals that allow men Jean-Louis Gasset to point to 7th. The Strasbourgeois are a row behind, 8th, with one point less (8).

As for Reims and Dijon, they drew 0-0 and are respectively 10th and 6th before the matches of the 6th day played Sunday, Rennes-PSG at 15:00 for the reunion between Hatem Ben Arfa and his former club, Guingamp and Bordeaux at 17:00, the duel of the red lanterns, and finally Lyon-Marseille Sunday evening.

Results of the 6th day of the Football League 1


  • Monaco – Nimes 1 – 1


  • Lille – Nantes 2 – 1
  • Reims – Dijon 0 – 0
  • Strasbourg – Amiens 3 – 1
  • Angers – Toulouse 0 – 0
  • Montpellier – Nice 1 – 0
  • Saint-Etienne – Caen 2 – 1


  • (3 pm) Rennes – Paris SG
  • (5pm) Guingamp – Bordeaux
  • (9 pm) Lyon – Marseille

Ligue 1: It's Good for Lille and Strasbourg, Not for Nice and Caen 1

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