After their victories last week, neither Saint-Étienne nor Reims have doubled their points, conceding the draw against Brest (1-1) and Strasbourg (0-0), Sunday during the second day of L1, which ends with the evening shift of the PSG in Rennes.
In a Cauldron that sounded half hollow, emptied of a platform in turn, the Greens first too shy then more enterprising, went to the forceps to equalize thanks to the recruit Denis Bouanga, who took it twice to score his first goal under his new colors (83rd).
ASSE, which has four points in two games, still lacks the opportunity to rally the fumbles at the top of the rankings, Lyon and Nice, for now only clubs with two victories pending the last meeting of the day.
The Brestois, second in L2 last season, have missed a great opportunity to glean their first success in the elite since February 2013 and a win in Bordeaux, during their last season in L1.
After their draw at home, 1-1 already last week against Toulouse, they have a time thought to create the surprise Sunday under the sun Forez thanks to a goal in the additional time of the first period of the right back Julien Foreman (45th + 1), before undergoing all the second act.
- In the East, nothing new -
Later in the afternoon, Reims, winner in Marseille (2-0) during the inaugural day, also failed to confirm the good start of the championship in a featureless match against his fake neighbor of the East. The RCSA, two points on the clock, is struggling to start his season, he plays on two tables and will try to qualify for the final phase of the Europa League at the barrage against Eintracht Frankfurt, he receives Thursday at the Meinau for the first leg.
In the evening, the double-winner of the Paris title, who had Nîmes (3-0) at the Parc des Princes last Sunday, will find Rennes, victorious Montpellier (1-0) on the first day. Both clubs will have the opportunity to become co-leader in case of victory, with six points out of six possible.
To get more points, Stade Rennes will want to take inspiration from its title in the Coupe de France won before the same PSG on penalties in April (2-2 AP, 6-5 tab). Paris will have in mind his recent revenge against the Bretons in China, during the Champions Trophy early August (2-1).
To score his leadership on the championship, PSG will rely on Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani, failing to align his Brazilian star Neymar, who wants to leave the capital and is not fully recovered from an injury to ankle.
To respond at a distance to Olympique Lyonnais, who impressed Friday night by winning 6-0 against Angers after a convincing 3-0 success in Monaco, PSG will also have to compose without its defenders Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa and Thilo Kehrer and his middle Ander Herrera.
Results of the 2nd day:
Lyon - Angers 6 - 0
Nantes - Marseille 0 - 0
Nîmes - Nice 1 - 2
Metz - Monaco 3 - 0
Amiens - Lille 1 - 0
Bordeaux - Montpellier 1 - 1
Toulouse - Dijon 1 - 0
Saint-Etienne - Brest 1 - 1
Reims - Strasbourg 0 - 0
(9 pm) Rennes - Paris SG
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