Third week of Ligue 1 Conforma 2018-2019 was quite an exciting one as the beginning of the French football championship brought on the leading positions of the table few surprising teams. This being said it was not a secret for anyone that calculating the resources PSG will lead, interesting part starts from second place where is after three rounds Dijon FCO and on third is Lille. If underdogs got the better start than the leaders of the league got it in a completely wrong way Lyon finished on fourth, Marseille on 9th and Monaco on 10th.
After losing away 1-0 at Stade Reims, Lyon got a comfortable 2-0 home win against Strasbourg this week. 21 years old striker that moved this summer from Strasbourg to Lyon, Martin Terrier opened the score on 42nd minute and the delight was there but the French players did not over-celebrate in a sing of respect for his previous club. Lyon was clear the dominating side but again and again the final touch in the box were poor. Bernard Traore missed the most occasions but on 64th minute he doubled the score for the host.
In Ligue 1 Conforama Week 3 Paris Saint-Germain was hosting the match against Angers. Edison Cavani put his team ahead on 12th minute, but 10 minutes latter Thomas Mangani equalized for visitors form the penalty spot. The introduction of Kylian Mbappe in the second half of the game brought more dynamics to his team and on 51st minute the French wonder-kid put PSG ahead 2-1. After another quarter of an hour same Mbappe got a brilliant assist and Neymar JR. sealed the final score 3-1 for the hosts.
In many years AS Monaco didn’t had a such disastrous start of the campaign, the defense and the offence didn’t offer the enough encouragement for the home supporters and another transition season is taking the shape. There is nothing bad in promoting footballers and then sell them for hefty amount of money to some bigger club. Modern football started to be more about business than sports and this politics brought great revenue for the owners. Leonardo Jardim’s main target is to continue the improvement of the team and make sure that AS Monaco is playing in Champions League and the talented players are getting experience in European competition as well in Ligue 1 and continue the business of developing and selling the promising football talents. Bordeaux sold in the transfer window Malcolm, brilliant Brazilian that joined Barcelona but in this football week without him they manage to punish 2-1 AS Monaco on their home ground. After a goalless first half hosts opened the score on 48th minute from the penalty spot through François Kamano. Pietro Pellegri equalized for AS Monaco on 63rd minute, but the final word had the hosting team that imposed themselves and push for a winner in the last minute of the game through same François Kamano. Bordeaux 2 AS Monaco 1.
Olympique de Marseille continue to divide the opinions left and right why so, it’s quite simple: one game they lose, one game they win, third one after conceding 2 manage to end the match 2-2 draw. Rudi Garcia still looking to fine tune his team as at the home ground in Ligue 1 Conforama Week 3 on Velodrome stadium they felt behind 0-2 after the first 45 minutes(38′ Benjamin Bourigeaud, 45′ Ismaïla Sarr). In the second half the hosting fans had enjoyed another football from their favorite club and Marseille reduced the difference on 54th minute trough Lucas Ocampos and on 72nd Ramy Bensebaini scored an own goal. There were three point to fight for and plenty of time to push for a winner and both sides were clear aware that it was possible, well it didn’t happen and the final score remain the same Marseille 2 Rennes 2.
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