The Stéphanois are now thirteenth, in front of their neighbors OL. Lille, who narrowly avoided the defeat against Nimes (2-2), was disappointed, but not as much as Rennes, beaten by Reims (1-0).
Saint-Etienne found colors with his new coach Claude Puel, winning the derby against Lyon (1-0), Sunday, October 6 at the 9e League Day 1. The Green coach will long remember his first at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium: the derby won in the last minutes thanks to Slovenian striker Robert Beric (90e) offers him a dream start.
The technician saw his team united and combative, in a new system with three defenders who was effective. Last before the match, the Stéphanois are now thirteenth (11 points), ahead of their neighbors OL, who themselves are on the verge of crisis.
The dynamic born of victory Wednesday in the Champions League in Leipzig (2-0), was soon extinguished: the team of Sylvinho delivered a very bad copy, especially in attack. The Rhodanians, who have not won any of their last seven league games, are languishing at an alarming 14e place (9 points), with the same number of points as the barrage …
Lille, who played their 7e match in three weeks, had heavy legs, but they can still rely on their striker Victor Osimhen to keep moving forward. The top scorer in the Championship (7 goals) came to a close (79e) to save a point against Nimes. He scored in every home match played.
The Dogues can still thank their Nigerian revelation, because without him, they would have plunged into doubt, after the defeat without seducing Chelsea in C1 (2-1) Wednesday.
"We made a pale copy. On a defensive plane, we were very bad. (…) What I saw does not correspond at all to what we have been doing for a year. I found that the team too quickly dropped, said coach Christophe Galtier.
His team has won only one of his last four Ligue 1 matches and remains stuck in the 5e place (15 points). The truce is timely for her. The Crocos (14e, 9 points) move away from the relegation zone, but lost on goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni, touched ankle and exited 43e.
Reims too solid for Rennes
First of L1 at the end of August, Rennes has not stopped falling since: against Reims, the Bretons have chained an 8e consecutive match, all competitions, without winning. Huoises of the public at the final whistle, exchanges between players and kop … The signs of the crisis await for the Red and Black, now tenths.
The Champenois, thanks to the goal of Boulaye Dia (49e), they made a nice shot at a stadium where they had already come to win last season. The co-best defense of L1, with the PSG, found strength once again, after his defeat against Dijon, then red lantern, the previous day (2-1).
David Guion's training dates back to the 6the place (14 points) tied with Montpellier she will receive after the truce.