Larigot goals, Bordeaux restart and another match is abandoned

6-1, 6-2: this is not a tennis sign but the results of the respective victories of Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) in Clermont and Lorient against Saint-Etienne. Offensive cards with regrets for the Parisians, but which sink the Greens some more with an annoyed Pascal Dupraz.

the 31and Ligue 1 day as a whole was very productive. Rennes consolidated his place on the podium at Reims (3-2) as opposed to Nice who saw him move to Lens (0-3). Bordeaux in turn won the match of fear against Metz (3-1). As for Marseille, winner of Montpellier (2-0) a week before their clash with PSG, they cement their place as second in Ligue 1.

The results of the 31st day

Lorient – Saint Etienne: 6-2

Reims-Rennes: 2-3

Clermont-Paris: 1-6

Bordeaux-Metz: 3-1

Angers-Lille: 1-1

Monaco-Troyes: 2-1

Brest-Nantes: 1-1

Lens Nice: 3-0

Strasbourg-Lyon: 1-1

Marseille-Montpellier: 2-0

Classification here


The French men’s football championship had not known that for fourteen years. With 38 goals in the ten games of the 31and the day the Ligue 1 attacks had a great time: goals were scored on all grass pitches, and with the exception of Nice and Montpellier – beaten in Lens (0-3) and Marseille (0-2) respectively – all teams scored at least one goal this weekend.

The Marseillais Cengiz Under scored the 38th goal of the 31st day of Ligue 1 on Sunday.

If this day is far from historical records (the highest number of goals scored in a day dates back to the 1949-1950 season, at 55), this weekend’s 38 goals have only been supplanted once in the past twenty years: in 2007-2008 , with 43 goals in the 38and day. If the winter was a little hoarse on the championship goalscoring average, the attacks are back on the party.

Hwang Ui-jo after Bordeaux's third goal against Metz, during the 31st day of Ligue 1, at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, on April 10, 2022.

Hwang Ui-jo’s tears after his liberating goal at the end of the match (3-1, 88and) said a lot about the crucial importance of this meeting. By beating Metz (3-1), Sunday, April 10, in Matmut Atlantique, his team left the last place in the standings to its opponent of the day. The Bordelais regain maintenance hopes by moving one point behind Saint-Etienne, play-off, and two points behind Clermont, the first non-relegation player.

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However, things had started badly in this “six point game”. Metz struck first via Didier Lamkel Zé (21 .)and† For the thirtieth time in thirty-one days, Bordeaux conceded a goal. This time, the Girondins were able to react, ignoring their current difficulties, to reverse the fate of the game. Ricardo Mangas (52)and) equalized before Mbaye Niang let his side take the lead (68and† Holder for the second time this season in Ligue 1, the striker scored his second goal in the league, the first since… November 6, 2021. His help could not stop his attacking friend Hwang Ui-jo, the club’s top scorer. harm scored his eleventh goal of the season at the end of the game.

PSG players Lionel Messi and Neymar (left to right) during the match of Day 31 of Ligue 1 against Clermont, at Gabriel-Montpied Stadium, April 9, 2022.

Was it therefore necessary to continue? a flight in Madrid and cleaning noises so they can finally hear each other? To see PSG’s demonstration in Clermont (6-1), Saturday, April 9, and the assent of the trio of stars, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar, Paris supporters must have regretted it didn’t happen sooner .

The three attacking players will therefore have waited for the end of a championship not far from folded (12 points ahead of their Marseille dolphin) to be brilliant at the same time. Faced with a team, admittedly highly tolerant, their complementarity erupted in the Auvergne – Kylian Mbappe and Neymar each offered themselves a hat-trick and an assist, while Lionel Messi handed out three caviar – while their supporters in Madrid would have preferred to discover it .

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“It’s a shame it’s only happening nowKylian Mbappé recognized at the microphone of Canal + Décalé. There are circumstances that made us fall a little behind. † But the bitterness is great two days before the quarter-finals of the Champions League, which will take place without PSG. It remains up to the Parisians to seriously negotiate the “Classic”, the confrontation with Marseille, next Sunday.

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  • The statement of the weekend

It is a sin of pride, a conceited attitude. This is not an attitude befitting a professional football player. †

If Pascal Dupraz is angry, let him know. And after he saw his team break on the Lorient lawn on Friday (2-6), direct competitor in the race to keep, the coach of the Greens sees red. The former Evian-Thonon-Gaillard and Toulouse technician, who has been on a “maintenance mission” since the winter, lamented the adequacy of his team, which quickly led 2-0 before losing ground.

After Saint-Etienne's defeat in Lorient, Pascal Dupraz slammed his fist on the table.

“The coach’s responsibility is to constantly remind the players that football is respected and that when you start a game like we did, you can’t add anything to it.scolded Dupraz. You have to respect the fundamentals. † For Saint-Etienne, which is now the 18 . busyand place in the championship promises to be an exciting final sprint.

The meeting between Brest and Nantes was interrupted for 15 minutes on April 10, 2022 due to the invading of several supporters on the ground.

Ligue 1 thought the blowout of fan overflows was over. Unfortunately, the match between Brest and Nantes on Sunday was in turn interrupted after an attempt to break into spectators on the lawn. One of these spectators was arrested, the Brest prosecutor’s office told Agence France-Presse (AFP). After a first short interruption in the first period due to the throwing of smoke bombs, the referee sent all players back to the dressing room for thirteen minutes.

“It makes me angry, be it my supporters, or the supporters of the opponent. Since the start of the season we have seen unacceptable, terrible things. All supporters, we will have to change our mindset., the Brest defender, Brendan Chardonnet, lectured at the Prime Video microphone after the meeting. Otherwise, in addition to this new episode of a season riddled with incidents from the stands, the two teams parted ways in a draw (1-1).

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