The blow of Saturday’s clash in the French Ligue was the match between RC Lens, one of the discoveries of the game, with Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain. Przemysław Frankowski made another appearance in the main squad for the hosts, who finally played 90 minutes.
From the start, surprisingly, the hosts had an advantage in terms of goal positions and dangerous shots. The guests appeared without the injured Neymar and the presence of Kylian Mbappe on the bench. A trio from Argentina participated in the attack: Leo Messi, Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Maria.
There were no goals in the first half, and it didn’t change until after the break. In the 62nd minute, stadium madness prevailed after Seko Fofana’s shot. Hitting the Ivorian from about 30 metres, Keylor Navas was unable to catch it with his hands even though the ball was heading straight towards him. The Parisians protested that they believed Messi had been fouled earlier in the procedure, but the referee decided to admit the goal.
Mbappe appeared on the field, adding vitality to the visitors’ match, but that didn’t help much. However, in extra time it was Mbappe who crossed, and Jorginho Wijnaldum awarded the Parisians the equalizer with a precise header. PSG could have won Messi’s victory, but in the last measure of the match he missed the free kick.
Brest played in the first Ligue 1 Olympic game in Marseille on Saturday, and national champion Lille played at home against Troyes. Arkadiusz Milik did not appear in the first squad – he appeared in the 70th minute of the match.
Marseille lost 1: 2, which is an unpleasant surprise for them, because they have ambitions to make up for the leading Paris Saint-Germain. In turn, the players of Michel Der Zakarian presented themselves spectacularly – the victory at Stade Velodrome was their sixth consecutive league win. Roman Pfeffer and Frank Honorat scored a goal for Brest. First, Gerson scored a goal for Ohm after a pass from Dimitri Payet.
There were also vibes at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille. The hosts were losing to Troyes until the break 0-1 after Tristan Denjom was injured. After the break, Ligue 1 top scorer Jonathan David equalized, and the locals won after Jimmy Giroudon committed suicide.
Olympique Marseille – Brest 1: 2 (1: 0)
OSC Lille – Estac Trois 2:1 (0:1)
RC Lens – PSG 1:1 (0:0)
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