Nice deprived its guest Lille from regaining the lead by forcing them to draw 1-1, and Rence achieved his first victory of the season by crushing his host Montpellier by 4-0, while Metz deepened his guest Saint-Etienne’s wounds when he beat them 2-0 on Sunday in the eighth stage of the French Football Championship.
In the first game, Nice was on his way to inflicting the first loss in the night of this season when he was introduced to the goal of his Danish international striker Kasper Dolberg after receiving a wonderful ball from Alexis Claude Morris, so he penetrated into the area and played it as a loser into the goal (s 50).
But his joy lasted only eight minutes, as Turkish Burak Yilmaz equalized when he received a cross inside the area from Brazilian Luis Araujo, and he prepared it for himself on his chest and shot it with a strong right into the goal (s 58).
The only Lille, who has not yet lost in the league and who hosts Celtic, next Thursday in the second round of the European League competitions, “Europa League”, which he started with a precious away victory over Sparta Prague 4-1 last Thursday, to 18 points, on goal difference behind Paris Saint-Germain, who took the lead on Saturday, beating Dijon 4-0 at home.
On the other hand, Nice’s awakening stopped at two consecutive wins and fell into a draw for the second time this season in exchange for two losses and four wins, raising his tally to 14 points in fifth place.
Nice failed to reconcile with his fans after his humiliating loss to his German host Bayer Leverkusen 2-6 Thursday in the second continental competition, and he is about to host Israeli Hapoel Beersheba next Thursday in the second round.
Rence’s first win
In the second, Rence blew a heavy surprise when he defeated his host Montpellier with four goals, the star of which was his Senegalese striker, Paulay Diya, who scored a hat-trick in the 8 minutes from a penalty kick, 12 and 56 from a penalty kick, while Nathaniel Mpoku scored the fourth goal (s 30).
Rence took advantage of the numerical shortage of the landowners, who received a painful blow at the beginning of the match by expelling their Brazilian defender Vitorino Hilton (S6) before defender Damien Le Talek (s 41) joined him.
It was the first victory for Rence this season, and he got rid of last place by raising his tally to five points, three points ahead of his former partner Dijon.
On the other hand, Montpellier suffered his third loss this season and the second in his last four matches, in which he did not taste the taste of victory, so his balance stuck at 11 points and fell to eleventh place.
In the third, Metz increased the ordeals of Saint-Etienne when he beat him with two clean goals, scored by Algerian Fred Polaya (s 5) and Telson Sissoko (s 78 errors in his team’s goal).
It was the fourth consecutive loss for Saint-Etienne, who started the season strongly with three consecutive wins and a draw.
Saint-Etienne fell to the thirteenth place with 10 points, one point behind Metz, who rose to ninth place temporarily on goal difference in front of Monaco, who is a guest to Lyon later.
Bordeaux regained his balance after losing to Marseille in the last stage, and defeated his guest Nimes with two clean goals scored by Jimmy Brian (80th penalty kick) and Remy Odin (82nd).
Strasbourg returned with a big victory from host Brest with a 3-0 win, alternated by Senegalese Habib Diallo (s 27), Kenny Lala (s 40 from a penalty kick) and Ludovic Ajurk (s 67).
The Lens and Nantes match was postponed due to the infection of 11 first-team players with the emerging Corona virus.
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