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Round 36 review: Monaco's great eight, Metz still breathing

Publish on 09/05/2022 at 08:48 - L.DAVEY


Monaco continued their relentless form, Marseille got back to winning ways and Metz left it late to boost their survival hopes. Check out the action from Round 36 of Ligue 1 Uber Eats here!

Marseille bounce back

Marseille bounced back after last week's defeat to Lyon with a 3-0 win at Lorient.

Goals from Bamba Dieng (39'), Matteo Guendouzi (48') and Gerson (67') gave Jorge Sampaoli's side a welcome boost following their midweek European exit.

"We are very happy with this victory, which was not easy," said Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli after the win at Lorient. "I like the way we played for the entire match as we had the ball for long periods. It was a great response after the midweek disappointment."

Tchouaméni lifts Monaco

A stunning brace from Aurèlien Tchouaméni handed Monaco a vital 2-1 win at LOSC to make it eight wins on the spin.

The 22-year-old struck two unstoppable goals from range (42' & 75') to cancel out Angel Gomes' 69th minute equaliser for the hosts.

"It wasn't our best game in recent months, we have played better to be honest," said Monaco coach Philippe Clément. "It was a victory of determination and solidarity. We knew it was difficult to play here against LOSC, a team that has already achieved great matches this season at home."

Points shared in Paris

Troyes came back from two-goals down to claim a point in a 2-2 draw at Paris Saint-Germain.

Marquinhos fired PSG ahead (6') before Neymar added another from the penalty spot (25'). Ike Ugbo took advantage of some poor PSG defending to reduce the arrears (30') and Florian Tardieu completed the turnaround when he equalised four-minutes after the interval.

Gameiro rescues Strasbourg

A second-half Kevin Gameiro goal gave Strasbourg a 1-0 win at Brest.

The 35-year-old struck in the 72nd minute to keep Julien Stèphan's men in the hunt for Europe.

Metz survive another week

A late Farid Boulaya strike handed Metz a 3-2 victory at home to Lyon and moved themselves off the bottom of the table.

Lyon's Moussa Dembélé scored twice (43' & 84') to cancel out goals from Vincent Pajot (26') and Didier Lamkel Zé (40'). But Bouyala had the final say with a stunning effort in the final minute to seal three-important points.

Fofana wins it at the death

Lens left it late to see off the challenge of Reims 2-1 at the Stade Auguste Delaune.

Arber Zeneli fired Reims in front (28') but Lens hit back in the second half through Florian Sotoca (55') before Séko Fofana completed the turnaround in injury time.

Angers see off Bordeaux 

Angers comfortably beat Bordeaux 4-1 at the Stade Raymond Kopa to push David Guion's men closer to relegation.

Angers raced into a two-goal lead thanks to Mohamed-Ali Cho (5') and Batista Mendy (36') before Sékou Mara hit back for the visitors on the hour. Cameroon international Stéphane Bahoken put the game beyond doubt two-minutes later before Mathias Pereira-Lage added a fourth in the dying moments as Angers claimed maximum points. 

Clermont claim key win

Clermont overcame Montpellier 2-1 at the Stade Gabriel Montpied

Joris Chotard's brilliant 32nd minute goal for Bordeaux cancelled out Elbasan Rashani's fourth-minute opener. Mohamed Bayo fired home the winner from the penalty spot (69'), to all-but secure top flight status for Clermont next season.




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