Rennes is full and takes the lead in the championship with a third victory in a row (2-0), in Strasbourg, while Monaco led through his offensive recruits before collapsing in a second catastrophic period ahead of Nîmes ( 2-2), Sunday, for the third day of Ligue 1.
Monaco gets scuttled
Stung by two heavy initial defeats (3-0 each time), Monaco scored their first goals this season in the league, without that is enough to win. The Principality's club led 2-0 at the break, but it then crumbled after the exclusion of Jemerson (56th). This is becoming a very bad habit for Monaco, which has had a red card every time since the start of the season.
Under the sun of Monaco, the ASM rookies shone during a first period perfectly executed, despite some hot shots. Islam Slimani, the Algerian international loaned earlier this week by Leicester, drew very quickly (13th) before Wissam Ben Yedder, transferred from Sevilla for 40 million euros, pushed the advantage before the break (45th + 1 ).
But Nimes also knows how to recruit clever and Monaco has learned the hard way after halftime. Former Le Havre (L2) Zinédine Ferhat, untenable, served the former Auxerrois (L2) Roman Philippoteaux to return to 2-1 (70th). Then the Algerian smuggler reoffended in the direction of Kevin Denkey (82nd, 2-2), returned from a loan to Beziers in Ligue 2. "This is not a good point because Monaco is playing to win. I was not afraid of losing at the end of the match, I do not know this feeling in football, but I am sad for the players, "responded Leonardo Jardim in a press conference.
Three days after his 1-0 victory in the Europa League stoppage against Frankfurt, Strasbourg were surprised at home by the new terror of the Ligue 1, Rennes, already a PSG defender last Sunday (2-1). Meanwhile staggered matches on Tuesday and Wednesday from Lyon to Montpellier and Nice against Marseille, Stade Rennes is sure to finish the weekend in the chair leader, with nine points out of nine possible.
Clément Grenier quickly (16th) cracked the blue wall of the Meinau, paving the way for a third consecutive success for the team of Julien Stephan. The Alsatians had the opportunity to equalize on a penalty conceded by Jeremy Morel and granted nearly 4 minutes after the foul, finally detected by the VAR. But the new Rennes goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, stopped in two stages the attempt of Jonas Martin (40th).
In the second half, M'Baye Niang doubled the shot from a well placed low shot from the right foot on a center of the indefatigable Hamari Traoré. A pass-winner combination already winning against PSG. The break made, the Strasbourg have dropped the meeting, the head may already be in Frankfurt, where he will go for the return match next Thursday. Abdallah N'Dour even left his teammates at ten in the 83rd minute after two yellow cards. Rennes also finished at ten, having already made three changes at the time of M'Baye Niang's injury (86th), the only shadow on the table of new leaders.