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Round 29 review: Lens take full advantage

Round 29 review: Lens take full advantage

Publish on 04/03 at 06:49 - L.DAVEY


Paris Saint-Germain slipped up against Lyon, Lens leapfrogged Marseille into second place and Monaco edged a seven-goal thriller. Check out the action from Round 29 of Ligue 1 Uber Eats here!

Lyon see off PSG

Paris Saint-Germain suffered a second-successive home defeat following Lyon's 1-0 win in the capital.

Bradley Barcola scored the only goal of the game in the 56th minute to blow the title race back open. 

"This is our eighth defeat in 2023, it's way too many," said a frustrated PSG coach Christophe Galtier. "I'm going to fight to the end. We must react in the next game. We must react like champions. I will talk to my players about it at the beginning of the week. Everyone, starting with me, must be aware of the situation and the work we have to do to improve."

Marseille held at home

Matteo Guendouz's penalty salvaged a point for Marseille in a 1-1 draw at home to Montpellier.

Arnaud Nordin fired the visitors in front after 12 minutes before Guendouzi kept his cool from the penalty spot, a minute before the interval. 

"We didn't do enough to win," said Marseille boss Igor Tudor. "We were below our usual level with only one training session to prepare. I knew it was going to be difficult but I thought it would be enough. In the end, this was not the case. We worked in training to try to stop their counter-attacks but we conceded from one. Now, we have to forget about it and move onto the next game."

Lens take giant step

Lens leapfrogged Marseille into second place with a 1-0 win at Rennes.

In-form Belgian striker Lois Openda headed Lens' winner (31') to put themselves back in the title race.

Monaco stay in touch

A second-half goal blitz helped Monaco to a 4-3 win over Strasbourg at the Stade Louis II.

Strasbourg scored twice through Lebo Mothiba (32') and a Guillermo Maripan own-goal (41') to cancel out Vanderson's opener for the hosts (19'). But second-half goals from teenage stars Eliesse Ben Seghir (54') and Edan Diop (58') and another from Youssouf Fofana fired Monaco into an unassailable lead (65'). Habib Diallo pulled one back for Strasbourg in added time. 

LOSC's late dash

A late double from Edon Zhegrova handed LOSC a 3-1 win at home to Lorient.

The hosts took an early lead thanks to Rémy Cabella (13') but were pegged back when Ibrahima Koné levelled (77'). But LOSC's quality got them over the line when Zhegrova netted twice (89' & 90') to move Paulo Fonseca's side up to fifth place.

Angers end wretched run

Angers ended their five-match losing run thanks to a 1-1 draw at home to Nice.

Terem Moffi's fourth-minute opener for the visitors was wiped out by Ibrahima Niane's equaliser 11-minutes later.

Reims bounce back

Reims got back to winning ways in style with a 3-0 win over Nantes at La Beaujoire.

A quickfire double from Alexis Flips (38' & 39') gave Will Still's side a commanding first-half lead before Marshall Muntesi wrapped up proceedings 13-minutes after the interval.

Brest claim Toulouse scalp

Brest came from behind to earn a morale-boosting 3-1 home win over Toulouse.

The hosts fell behind thanks to Thijs Dallinga's header (9') but bounced back in style courtesy of Steve Mounié (32'), Jeremy Le Douaron (62') and Mahdi Camara (85').

Clermont leave it late

Clermont came from behind to beat Ajaccio 2-1 at the Stade Gabriel Montpied.

The Corsican side took the lead through Mounaim El Idrissy (24') but two penalties from Grejohn Kyei (61' & 90') handed Clermont maximum points.

Auxerre edge six-pointer

Auxerre picked up a vital three points with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Troyes.

M'Baye Niang was the match winner for Auxerre, netting in the 73rd minute to keep Christophe Pélissier's side in the mix for top-flight survival. 




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