OM and PSG win, the Covid-19 is coming back to the field

PSG goal against Dijon and his goal Saturnin Allagbe on October 24 at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

Both beaten in the Champions League this week, Marseille and Paris-Saint-Germain reacted, Saturday, October 24, in Lorient (1-0) and against Dijon (4-0) in Ligue 1. The Ile-de-France club even temporarily resumes the top of the classification before the end of an 8e day, cut off from the Lens-Nantes meeting.

The Covid-19 is indeed back on the lawns of the French championship, with this first match postponed since August: eleven players tested positive in the Lensois workforce on the eve of the meeting initially scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.

For the Marseillais, picked on the lawn of Olympiakos Wednesday in Greece (1-0) in C1, the case was difficult to seal in the Breton gusts. But defender Leonardo Balerdi found the loophole, to reassure his coach André Villas-Boas before the reception on Tuesday of Manchester City in the Champions League. “It’s a very good collective performance, offensively and defensively”, satisfied the Portuguese, whose team is replaced in 4e rank.

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The Parisians also had to be reassured, after Tuesday’s stinging setback against Manchester United (2-1) and at the heart of a period of mistrust concerning coach Thomas Tuchel. Against the red lantern of the championship, Dijon, the slew of injured PSG did not handicap the champion club of France, serious throughout the meeting with a decisive Neymar, four days before a perilous European trip to Basaksehir d ‘ Istanbul.

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New Italian striker Moise Kean was able to score his first goal in the Paris jersey just three minutes after the start of the match. He even signed a brace 20 minutes later, well served by Neymar. And Kylian Mbappé, preserved for 70 minutes, had time to score his 5e and 6e goals of the season to position itself at the top of the scorers standings.

Multiple tributes

PSG occupies the 1re place in the standings, one point ahead of Lille and three ahead of Rennes, beaten on Friday by Angers (2-1). But LOSC, the only French club to win the European Cup this week (4-1 at Sparta Prague, Thursday), will have the opportunity to resume their place on Sunday in Nice (5 p.m.), just before the Lyon-Monaco duel (21 hours).

Throughout the weekend, in addition to the tributes to Samuel Paty, the teacher assassinated on October 16 by a terrorist, a moment of meditation will be respected in memory of Bruno Martini, the former French international goalkeeper who died at 58 this time. week.

The World with AFP


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