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Ligue 1: Nice regains color, Angers torment ... What to remember from Sunday's matches


Didier Digard's promising Nice interim, Thijs Dallinga's double, the sad SCO record... Here's what to remember from the matches

In the aftermath of the OM-Monaco (1-1) and Troyes-Lens (1-1) draws, and while waiting for PSG-Reims to close (8:45 p.m.), several matches were played on Sunday afternoon on Ligue 1 grounds, on behalf of the 20th day.

The new dynamic: Digard relaunches Nice

The interim of Didier Digard brings great satisfaction on the Côte d'Azur.

Appointed to replace Lucien Favre, the former assistant proves match after match that the costume of head coach suits him rather well.

Unleashed against Montpellier (6-1), solid in Reims (0-0), his Aiglons chained against LOSC (1-0) a second victory in three games under his command.

With a great Kasper Schmeichel and an effective Gaëtan Laborde (34th), they keep hope in the race for Europe.

The only downside, and it almost becomes a bad joke: Youcef Atal's exit on muscle injury, a few minutes after his entry.

End of series for Lille, which had been undefeated since October 30 and its defeat in Lyon (1-0).

That's it guys 💪💪💪#OGCNLOSC 1️⃣-0️⃣#OGCNice #IssaNissa

— OGC Nice (@ogcnice) January 29, 2023

The player: Dallinga finally confirms with Toulouse

Relaunched on the last day by Philippe Montanier, without scoring, Thijs Dallinga gave reason to his coach to insist.

Author of a double on the lawn of Strasbourg (1-2), the Dutch striker, scorer on fire in local D2 last season, confirms that his place is more that of a 9 holder than the replacement for Ado Onaiwu .

From a goal full of opportunism (25th) then from a stung header (51st), the Batavian established his position as Téfécé's top scorer in the Championship (6 goals).

Like him, Toulouse is gaining momentum (3 wins and 1 draw in the last 4 games) and reaches the first part of the table.

First defeat for Mathieu Le Scornet at the head of Strasbourg, the first relegation player who still does not win at La Meinau.

The @ToulouseFC attack is in 🔥#RCSATFC

— Ligue 1 Uber Eats (@Ligue1UberEats) January 29, 2023

The lack: Nantes awaits Delort

The Canaries will welcome a reinforcement of weight in the coming days, in the person of Andy Delort.

The Nice striker, one of the most experienced and efficient in Ligue 1, should do a lot of good for Antoine Kombouaré in the attacking sector.

Mostafa Mohamed did not exist at the forefront against Clermont (0-0) in a soporific meeting, where the Nantes did not weigh enough in front.

Undefeated since the resumption (2 wins and 3 draws now), very active during this transfer window (Mollet, Hadjam, João Victor, Delort), the Loire-Atlantique club intends to move the lines to look towards the first part of the table rather than to watch his back (13th).

0 - Clermont-Nantes is the very first game to see no shots on target since Opta analyzed Ligue 1 (2006/07).


— OptaJean (@OptaJean) January 29, 2023

Bad operations: Angers and Auxerre continue to sink

The very bad blow of the week is to be attributed to the SCO, which does not stop tumbling into the depths of the classification.

Unlucky and humiliated in Brest (4-0), the Angevins chained a 12th defeat in a row in Ligue 1, equaling the sad record in the Championship for the greatest number of consecutive defeats jointly held by four teams (CA Paris in 1933- 34, Strasbourg in 2008-17, Grenoble in 2009 and Dijon in 2021).

A big blow behind the head for the players of Abdelaziz Bouhazama against a direct competitor in the maintenance.

Ligue 2 looms a little more each day.

Fortunately at the same time, Auxerre, another antagonist in maintenance, fell at home against Montpelier (0-2) on a nice double from Stephy Mavididi (62nd, 81st).

Penultimate, the Burgundians have lost their last 6 matches in Ligue 1, a first in their history.

Source: leparis

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