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Ligue 1: Montpellier derails, Clermont delights ... What to remember from Sunday's matches


Clermont has chained a third consecutive victory in Ligue 1 against Angers while Montpellier sinks into crisis.

This afternoon, Lille and Clermont respectively won against Troyes (5-1) and Angers (2-1) while Montpellier, which is no longer advancing in the standings, lost again in a tense match against Nantes ( 0-3).

For its part, Brest has still not experienced victory since the return of the truce due to the World Cup (1-1).

Here is a summary of today's matches.

The perf of the day: Clermont does not stop

The World Cup has done Auvergnats good.

After two victories against Lyon (0-1) and Rennes (2-1), they won against Angers with a goal from the surfaces of Elbasan Rashani and a header from Neto Borges (2-1).

A historic success for the club because it is the first time in its history that it has won three consecutive matches in Ligue 1.

In the standings, the Clermontois are eighth and only six points behind fifth place, a symbol of European qualification, held by Monaco.

Enough to give yourself the right to dream even if the objective of Pascal Gastien's men remains maintenance.

The anger of the day: match interrupted between Montpellier and Nantes

After the slap received against Nice (6-1), the Montpellier residents were received in a virulent manner by the supporters present at the Mosson stadium.

Facing Nantes, the Butte Paillade released two vindictive banners against players in very bad taste.

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In this stormy atmosphere, the match was stopped for a quarter of an hour after the Hérault supporters threw smoke bombs behind the cage of Omlin (17th), under the dumbfounded gaze of the president, Laurent Nicollin.

And as the bad news accumulates, Montpellier, reduced to 10 after the expulsion of Khazri before half-time (42nd), then to nine with that of Wahi (69th) lost against the Canaries (0-3 ) on goals from Girotto (45th + 13), Mostafa Mohamed (81st) and Blas (84th).

The player: Mohamed Bayo responds present

Holder for the first time since mid-August, and criticized for disciplinary problems, Mohamed Bayo regaled against Troyes this afternoon by scoring a nice double (5-1).

The former Clermont striker opened the scoring with a cross shot from the right (16th), before scoring the third goal of the game (47th).

“I continued to work.

Everyone saw that the situation was complicated, that I was playing ends of matches.

I knew that if I had my moment, I had to seize it.

Today, I succeeded, ”he explained at the microphone of Prime Video.

And he wasn't the only one to shine.

His comrade in attack, Jonathan David, who also made the powder speak twice (45 + 2, 88th), and Virginius (75th) also participated in the celebration.

Stop of the day: Nice does not find the fault against Reims

After his completely crazy first against Montpellier (6-1), Didier Digard had to continue against Reims to hope to get closer to European places.

Well taken by the Rémois, the Niçois conceded a draw (0-0) and remain in 10th place in the standings, nine points behind Monaco, fifth.

Clumsy in front of the cages (six shots, four on target), the Aiglons came up against a very good Yehvann Diouf, author of four decisive saves.

The counter-perf: Brest is bogged down

Under the leadership now of Eric Roy, the Stade Brestois has still not experienced victory in Ligue 1 since the end of the World Cup.

After two defeats against Lyon (2-4) and Monaco (0-1) and a draw against Lille, Franck Honora's teammates have still not returned to success against Toulouse (1-1).

After opening the scoring thanks to Steve Mounié (18th), Brest conceded Aboukhlal's equalizer from a corner (65th).

The Brestois do not take advantage of the misstep of its competitor in maintenance, Auxerre and remain in 18th place in the standings.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2023-01-15

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