no effect Garcia for Lyon, but a Kombouaré effect in Toulouse

The draw for Lyon, the victory for Toulouse: the two clubs, who changed coach during the international break, had various fortunes on the 10th day.

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Rudi Garcia had to settle for Dijon a draw (0-0) for his first game at the head of the Olympique Lyonnais, October 19 in Lyon. JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP

The big winner of the evening is … PSG, who played and won Friday in Nice (4-1) in opening of the 10th day of Ligue 1. As his still runner-up, Nantes, gave way, Saturday, October 19, to Metz (1-0). Reduced to 10 after the exclusion of Molla Wague, the Canaries leave the Parisians, now secured by five points ahead (24 against 19).

Far from this ride, Lyon continues its stagnation. The bronca that accompanied the scratch draft against Dijon (0-0) is a reminder that Rudi Garcia – the former Marseille coach, inducted on Monday – will have to work hard to be accepted and especially straighten the bar. a club in great difficulty in L1. Here is the club Jean-Michel Aulas stopped for 8 games, 8 games without a win in the league, never seen since 1987 and the takeover of the strongman of the OL. We must even go back to 1977 to find traces of such a sad series, which places Lyon just above the waterline (16e with 10 points).

"The players have responded present"However, Juninho, the sporting director who has been admired for his past as a player, said his first steps in the sporting director's costume proved delicate. "Very good things have been seen. If we manage to put on such performances, we will be able to reverse the situation. "he assured. "I'm disappointed with the result but not the content", in concert commented Garcia. "If we had played the whole game as after half-time we would have won".

Indeed, it is the second period that encourages optimism, where the doorman of Dijon, Alfred Gomis, has actually saved his own. But what about the first? In five days, Rudi Garcia obviously could not do a miracle, but the accounting situation becomes critical. And the specter of the missed season of Monaco, in great widths last season, begins to haunt the traboules Lyon.

Fortunately, the Champions League is coming, and the dangerous trip to Benfica on Wednesday will see a little clearer on the value of renewal, in a competition where the OL can advance with more confidence (a draw and a victory in the first two days).

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The podium for Reims

In Toulouse, the opponent was formidable. But Lille, who will receive Valencia in C1 also Wednesday, was not in a big night. Antoine Kombouaré, also named Monday on the bench of the TFC, has known the damage of two injuries of players in the first half hour, what gamberger.

Antoine Kombouaré delivers his instructions for his first victory on the bench of Toulouse, against Lille, on October 19th.
Antoine Kombouaré delivers his instructions for his first victory on the bench of Toulouse, against Lille, on October 19th. REMY GABALDA / AFP

But the will was there, and was rewarded by Yaya Sanogo (58e) then Max-Alain Gradel on penalty (66e) after a hand in the penalty area of ​​Jérémy Pied, for a success (2-1, reducing the gap of José Fonte) which gives air to the Violets (13e with 12 points). Gradel even missed another penalty, again for a hand foul of Pied, decidedly clumsy.

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With Nantes defeated and Angers surprised at home by Brest (1-0) despite a wide domination, Reims took advantage of the evening to take place on the podium. With his success (1-0) against Montpellier, David Guion's players have finally improved at home a tilting start to the season outside, with prestigious successes in Marseille, Paris and Rennes.

Nîmes has conceded a draw in extra time against Amiens (1-1) for a split points that leaves the two clubs in the wait (12).e for Amiens and 17e for Nimes, with 12 and 10 points).

Sunday, Marseille hopes to return to success against Strasbourg (21 hours) after 4 games without a win. Previously in the afternoon, Bordeaux will aim for 3e Place de Reims in case of success against the Saint-Etienne Claude Puel and Monaco will seek again to wake up against Rennes.


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