Paris (AFP)

Corrected 3-0 in Angers, new leader of Ligue 1, Lyon experienced a nightmarish second day on Sunday, unlike the promoted Clermont, surprising runners-up after his success against Troyes (2-0).

If Marseille still has the opportunity to invite themselves on the podium, in the event of a large victory against Bordeaux in the evening (9:00 p.m.), the leading trio is unexpected to say the least after two days.

Paris SG, victorious 4-2 from Strasbourg on Saturday for the return of its fans and the presentation of its recruits, Lionel Messi in the lead, is certainly there after two victories in two days.

The joy of the Spanish midfielder of Paris Saint-Germain Pablo Sarrabia, scorer against Strasbourg on a pass from Kylian Mbappé, during the 2nd day of L1, August 15, 2021 at the Parc des Princes Bertrand GUAY AFP

But the other two clubs with two successes are called Angers and Clermont.

Improbable?

Not really, given their performance.

The Angevins deserve their place of leader all the more because they achieved a first reference match this season by dominating a candidate for Europe, OL.

Like the sad goal against his camp by Marcelo, and the exclusion of Maxwel Cornet, Lyon did not succeed in the field of the SCO, trained by the former Lyon deputy Gerald Baticle.

With a point in two games, Peter Bosz's side can be worried.

The joy of Angevin midfielder Azzedine Ounahi, congratulated by his teammates, after scoring the 3rd goal against Lyon, during the 2nd day of L1, August 15 at the Stade Raymond Kopa JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER AFP

"We haven't really seen a team that wants to win and that bothers me," reacted the Dutch coach, exasperated.

"It drives me crazy. To win a match, you always have to do things 100%. We were far from that with Lyon. We did not give anything. The group that is there, they are good players but to win something, we have to play together and I haven't seen that today ".

Already sluggish at the opening against Brest (1-1), the club led by Jean-Michel Aulas no longer has a choice to avoid doubt, it will be necessary to beat Clermont in the Rhône on Sunday.

- Bayo top scorer -

For OL, it may not be the best opponent to start its season: the Clermontois are still on their pace in Ligue 2, they have not conceded a single goal and they have a fireworks outside pair with Mohamed Bayo, double scorer against Ligue 2 champion Troyes (2-0).

Top scorer in L2 last season and courted this summer by other teams, Bayo is already at the top of the elite scorers rankings (3 goals), at only 23 years old.

For the other promoted, Troyes, the early exclusion of Issa Traoré will have hurt a lot and the Estac is still looking for his first point in L1.

Clermont striker Mohamed Bayo, against Trojan goalkeeper Gauthier Gallon, during the 2nd day of L1, August 15, 2021 at the Gabriel-Montpied stadium in Clermont-Ferrand JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK AFP

For its part, Nantes already has four units.

After having fought to the end against relegation last season (retention acquired in the play-offs), the Canaries are much better off in the 2021-22 financial year, with a 2-0 victory against Metz at La Beaujoire.

The joy of Nantes midfielder Ludovic Blas, after his goal scored against Metz at home, during the second day of L1, August 15, 2021 at the Stade de La Beaujoire LOIC VENANCE AFP

Rennes, traveling to Brest, also believed they could finish the weekend with four points, but the Finistère players snatched the draw in the last minutes thanks to the incoming Jérémy Le Douaron (1-1).

The joy of Rennes after having equalized (1-1) against Brest, during the second day of L1, August 15, 2021 at the Stade Françis Le Blé Fred TANNEAU AFP

For the show, you had to be in Reims, held in check by Montpellier (3-3), or at the Bollaert-Delelis stadium in Lens, where the arrival of Saint-Etienne promises to be very hot in the stands, at the end of the day. afternoon (5:00 p.m.) ...

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