The SG of Paris, deprived of his star Neymar not available by injury, won against Rennes (4-1), on Sunday at the end of day 22, continuing his course without any problem in the league, while Lyon, winner Amiens (1-0) has strengthened his position on the podium in League 1.
Under the eyes of Tite, coach of Brazil who made the trip to Paris to visit Neymar, the PSG showed that he could win without his N.10, including participation in the first stage of the Champions League against Manchester United , on February 12, seems very uncertain according to various means.
However, it only took 7 minutes to open the score: Kimpembe, the center line, managed to break two lines with a "laser pass" to launch Angel Di Maria. Only on the left, Argentina had a long time to send a perfect cross to Edinson Cavani, who scored the opening goal.
But after a succession of bad interventions -Bernat, which is easily overwhelmed by Traore, Kimpembe who leaves the center of the gap between his legs, and Thiago Silva, on the verge of his band – M & # 39; Baye Niang managed to trick Buffon from a happy Madjer (28th).
After the inevitable Draxler (57), Di Maria decidedly for a good night, took advantage of the defense line to recover the advantage of PSG (60). Kylian Mbappé increased the mark (66th), before Cavani scored twice at the end of the game (71).
After Verratti and Neymar, Tuchel almost lost to Kehrer! The German, a victim of a very dangerous attack (30º) from Niang, finally simply warned, even after watching video assistance. What triggers the anger of Parisian management, already angry against the French arbitration from Neymar's wrath against Strasbourg …
While waiting for an official diagnosis for his # 10, Brazilian team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar will travel to Paris on Monday to examine the star of the PSG. But according to Le Parisien, the radios on the right foot of the Brazilian star reveal "a line of fracture in the fifth metatarsal", the exact place where the N.10 was to be operated. Paris seems to have to continue learning to play without its "key player" …
Lyon, the winner of Amiens (1-0), has reinforced his position on the podium, while Montpellier, which has remained in a series of five games without a win, has started the race for Europe renewing logically with the success against Caen (2-0).
After the victory won in extremis in the derby against Saint-Étienne (2-1) on Sunday, OL again imposed the pain. He was the defender Jason Denayer who delivered his partners with a perfect headline from Memphis Depay (50 & # 39;).
In spite of the many dangerous situations that have been achieved by the Amiens, Lyon's defense has achieved a third consecutive success in all competitions and eliminated rival Saint Etienne temporarily in four points.
Montpellier smiles again
For his part, Montpellier has found a smile. They could not win at L1 from December 1, the side of Michel Der Zakarian reverberated to Caen with the goals of the central striker Gaetan Laborde (51) and defender Paul Baysse (59), who scored against him your camp
Montpellier, who could have signed an even greater success with more realism, returns to 6th place, tied to points with surprising Strasbourg (5th, 35 points) and is a point behind Saint-Étienne (4th, 36 points).
For his part, Caen occupies a fragile sixteenth place, in equal points with Amiens.
Between Toulouse and Angers, there was no winner (0-0). Blame for a shortage: Bahoken saw his attempt to deflect himself for the first time, before Gradel faced Butelle at the end of the match …