Round 5 review: PSG, Marseille clinical as Lens stay in touch

Round 5 review: PSG, Marseille clinical as Lens stay in touch

Publish on 09/01 at 09:36 - L.DAVEY


Paris Saint-Germain resumed normal service whilst Marseille and Lens stayed hot on the heels of the champions. Another prolific round of games produced a staggering 37 goals and plenty of talking points. Check out the action from Round 5 of Ligue 1 Uber Eats here!

PSG back to winning ways

Goals from Neymar and Kylian Mbappé helped Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win at Toulouse.

A fine team move ended with the Brazilian firing in his seventh goal of the season (36'). Lionel Messi then teed up Mbappé to add a second five minutes after the break, before substitute Juan Bernat netted in injury time as the champions continued their unbeaten start.

“It was an important win after we dropped two points at home three days ago," said PSG coach Christophe Galtier who now prepares his side for a trip to Nantes this weekend. 

"Games are coming thick and fast, we knew it would be a tough game because Toulouse are a good team. They are well organised but we played very well and created a lot of chances. Leo got two assists, Ney scored his 109th goal and Kylian scored. We had a lot of good opportunities. Early on, we had some issues defensively but we bounced back very well afterwards."

Marseille win again

Marseille continued their impressive start to the season as they beat Clermont 1-0 at the Orange Velodrome.

Pape Gueye headed the only goal of the game four-minutes after the break to keep Marseille hot on the heels of PSG at the top of the table.

"It should have been a clear victory, 4-0 or 5-0," said Marseille boss Igor Tudor after seeing his side extend their unbeaten start. "What I didn't like was that after the goal, we were too comfortable with the score, we lowered the pace a little and Clermont were able to keep the game open. But there were a lot of good things and good performances, congratulations to the boys."

Goal-hungry Lens win in style

Lens extended their unbeaten start to the season, beating Lorient 5-2 at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

Goals from Florian Sotoca (24' & 86'),  Wesley Saïd (28'), Salid Samed (57') and Lois Openda (86') blew Lorient away who replied through Terem Moffi (41' & 50').

Lyon remain unbeaten 

Lyon continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 win over Auxerre at the Groupama Stadium

Tetê netted his fourth goal of the season to put Peter Bosz's side in front (29') before Karl Toko Ekambi's volley extended Les Gones' advantage (72'). Mathias Autret pulled one back for the visitors ten-minutes from time but Lyon held on for three points.

Troyes stun Monaco

Troyes made it back to back wins as they beat Philippe Clément's Monaco 4-2 at the Stade Louis II.

Monaco took the lead through Guillermo Maripan's tenth-minute header before being given his marching orders on the strike of half time. Troyes made the numerical advantage count and took control of the game through goals from Florian Tardieu (22'), Wilson Odobert (45') and Mama Baldé (48').

Youssouf Fofana's header reduced the arrears for Monaco (63') but Yoann Salmier's volley finished off the hosts twelve-minutes from time.

Pépé returns to haunt LOSC

Nicolas Pépé returned to former club LOSC and scored the winner for Nice in a 2-1 win for Lucien Favre's side.

LOSC drew first blood through Jonathan Bamba (19') but Nice hit back with two penalties in the space of seven minutes. Andy Delort converted the first spot kick (22') before Pépé notched the winner from 12 yards (29') to hand Nice their first win of the season.

Rennes leave it late 

Rennes got the better of Breton rivals Brest after a 3-1 win at Roazhon Park.

Welshman Joe Rodon headed his first goal for Rennes to open the scoring but their lead only lasted four minutes when Franck Honorat levelled up for the visitors. Martin Terrier headed Rennes back in front (89') before teenager Désiré Doué finished off the visitors in injury time.

Montpellier flying high

Montpellier capped off a fine week as they overcame Ajaccio 2-0 at the Stade de la Mosson.

Arnaud Nordin broke the deadlock for Montpellier (28') but the hosts had to wait until the 77th minute to seal the points through Elye Wahi's third goal of the season. Both sides were reduced to ten men with Jonas Omlin seeing red for Montpellier and Romain Hamouma dismissed for the second time this season.

Points shared at Strasbourg

Strasbourg are still without a win this season after a 1-1 draw at home to Antoine Kombouaré's Nantes.

Habib Diallo headed Strasbourg into a 27th minute lead but Mostafa Mohamed's second goal in as many games earned Les Canari's a point (85').

Reims down Angers

Reims registered their first win of the campaign after an entertaining 4-2 win at Angers. Goals from Jens-Lys Cajuste (23'), Junya Ito (45'), Folarin Balogun (70') and Alexis Flips (90') were enough to see off the hosts. Sofiane Boufal (59') and Adrien Hunou (67') replied for Angers.