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Ligue 1: these recruits who (already) shone on the 1st day


Ligue 1 has barely signed its return when several recruits have already caused a stir, allowing their team to get the season off to a good start.

What could be better for a rookie than to be decisive in his first game?

This performance is not given to all football players, and yet… For its big comeback, Ligue 1 experienced excitement all over France this weekend for a few new figures.

To discover

  • Calendar and results Ligue 1

  • League 1 standings

Ramsey dispels (a little) doubts

On the Côte d'Azur, Nice has already been on fire for its Welshman Aaron Ramsey.

The former Arsenal and Juventus arrives from Rangers (Scotland) and is already saving his family.

From his very first ball, the Aiglon took off and scored his first goal in Ligue 1. On a center back from Brahimi from the right, Ramsey took over with one touch and sent a delicious curling shot into the left corner of Dupe (Toulouse).

This is what we call a successful debut for a player escorted by doubts… Badly embarked, the Niçois bring back, thanks to this goal, a miraculous point from the Stadium.

In Marseille, terrible pistons and a (very) inspired lining

Not far from the French Riviera, at the Vélodrome, the thrills have also appeared there.

During the breakthroughs of Jonathan Clauss, freshly arrived from Lens, and the Portuguese Nuno Tavares, a whole stadium rose up, already seduced by the level of play offered by the two players.

Recruited this summer, Clauss and Tavares fired up the sides against Reims, while contributing largely to OM's 4-1 victory (one provoked CSC de Faes in the 13th minute, the other doubled the bet just before the break and was voted man of the match).

Enough to allow lovers of the Marseille club to get carried away a little before the rest of the championship.

Legend has it that the names of Roberto Carlos and Jonathan Clauss were heard in the same sentence on the terraces of the Old Port.

And in Marseille, in addition to the victory of course, it was the performance of a Colombian who delighted the observers.

By replacing Milik in the 63rd minute, rookie Luis Suarez made headlines by scoring twice (75th; 90th + 3) in less than half an hour of play. Suffice to say that the 24-year-old striker n has nothing to envy to its Uruguayan namesake.

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OL find their "General", Lorient and Toulouse discover their nugget

When an Olympique is reassured by its newcomers, the other relies on its elders.

OL found their "General" this Friday against Ajaccio (2-1).

Author of a decisive pass for Tete, and a penalty goal, Lacazette carried his club to the top, after a very complicated 2021-2022 season (only 8th in the championship).

OL had lost their luster but seem to have reconnected with their fans.

Jean-Michel Aulas and Peter Bosz are betting on a perfect balance between the experience of "old hands" like Lacazette or Tolisso, and the freshness of young people like Johann Lepenant (recruited this summer in Caen).

The mid-19-year-old lit up the City of Light with his genius, for his big premiere among the big boys.

The Mvogo wall

Much further north now, Rennes (4th in Ligue 1 last year) was expected at the turn.

However, in a Breton derby that will not go down in history, it was indeed Lorient who created the surprise at Roazhon Park (0-1).

And this performance is largely due to the Lorient goalkeeper, Yvon Mvogo, whom no one expected at this level.

The Swiss folded but never broke on the 21 shots from Rennes on Sunday afternoon.

He even allowed himself to annihilate on his own the last hopes of Bruno Génésio's men on a last genius reflex (against Doku in the 90th + 4).

Mvogo, who never had a chance at Lepizig, could do Régis Le Bris' men a world of good.

+3 points already for Lorient.

"Men lie, numbers don't"


This popular phrase on social networks has rarely been so true.

Chosen largely on statistical and data criteria, Thijs Dallinga confirmed his leaders in the bet they made by recruiting him.

Height of Toulouse's first goal of the season in Ligue 1, the former Excelsior (Eredivisie) has already made an impression on a subtle deviation from a cross from Van den Boomen.

The Dutchman is launching his season and his adventure in Ligue 1 with the TFC perfectly.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-08-08

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