French football continued with week 4 of Ligue 1 Conforama that arrived just before the international break. Another blow for Olympique Lyon supporters that lost at home to Patrice Viera’s Nice. Paris Saint-Germain got the fourth win form four games getting an early lead, the major moment that catched the attentions was the red card of Kylian Mpabbe that got a red card after he pushed the player of Nimes after a dangerous tackle. The most interesting match of the weekend was by far the dramatic away win of Olympique Marseille 3-2 at AS Monaco that lost the after being ahead 2-1. Rudi Garcia’s team improved their play after the 2-2 draw in previous week at home with Rennes.
Just before the end of the transfer window it was confirmed that Mariano Diaz was transferred back to Real Madrid. Spanish striker had a good spell at Olympique Lyon and it gathered the necessary credit to get him back to Real, from another point of view it was quite a blow for the Lyon as this transfer out weakened the striking force. After a shaking start of the season and lots of missed chances Lyon got a 0-1 home defeat in against Nice. The winner of the match was scored on 51st minute by 21 years old French winger Allan Saint-Maximin.
Paris Saint-Germain started well the away game against the new promoted Nimes and after the first half were leading 2-0, goals were scored by Neymar(36′) and Angel Di Maria(40′). Nimes had nothing to lose and only to prove that their qualification to Ligue 1 was not just a lucky chance but a hard fought achievement. In second half host forced a equalizer after the goals of Antonin Bobichon(63′) and Téji Savanier(pen.71′). After a such a dramatic change on the score it was clear that the players of Nimes got tired and the experience and class made the difference in the match in favor of the current champions. Kylian Mbappe score the third one for PSG on 77th minute and Edison Cavani sealed the final score in the extra time. Full Time: Nimes 2 Paris Saint-Germain 4.
AS Monaco started the match at home on Stade Luis II against Olympique Marseille after a defeat away at Bordeaux 1-2. Visitors can’t be proud of their first three starting matches as well as they managed just a draw at home against Rennes, coming back from 0-2. Huge financial gap that separates PSG to other teams was not the case in this derby, between some of the most popular and historical strong sides of French football. Konstantinos Mitroglou opened the score for Marseille on 45th minute of the match and before the second half visitors got the minimal lead to the break. In second half AS Monaco forced an equalizer on 48th minute through Youri Tielemans and Radamel Falcao get the lead for his side just 5 minutes later. Florian Thauvin once again showed why he is so important for his team and national football team of France and equalized on 74th minute. After the score became 2-2 both sides knew that it’s jut the matter of luck who will manage to force a winner and this time Marseille had more desire and passion to pursue it. 28 years old French striker Valère Germain score the winning goal on 89th minute. AS Monaco 2 Marseille 3.
Olympique Lyon 0 – 1 Nice
Nimes 2 – 4 Paris Saint Germain
Dijon 0 – 2 Caen
Guingamp 1 – 2 Toulouse FC
Strasbourg 2 – 3 FC Nantes
Angers 1 – 0 Lille OSC
Reims 0 – 1 Montpellier HSC
AS Saint Etienne 0 – 0 Amiens
Rennes 2 – 0 Bordeaux
Monaco 2 – 3 Olympique Marseille
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