Toulouse-Monaco: ASM and Golovine continue
After a very ordinary start to the season, Monaco has caught up to return to the race for the podium. This Sunday, while waiting for the Rennes meeting against Lille (at 5:05 p.m.), ASM took advantage of its victory in Toulouse (2-0) to climb up to the Bretons and third place.
Without Ben Yedder, a substitute at kick-off, the Principality club made the difference in the second half. Upon returning to the field, Golovine opened the scoring with a beautiful curling shot, a goal similar to that scored by the Russian the previous day (2-0 against Angers). Embolo then doubled the lead with a header from a cross from Minamino (60′). The TFC is, for its part, 12th.
Nice-Brest: the Aiglons on their way
Like Monaco, Nice is moving up the rankings to get closer to a place more in line with its ambitions. Facing Brest, the Aiglons won by the smallest of margins (1-0) on a strike from Diop deflected by the back of Laborde (54th).
In the first period, the striker was unlucky when his header, after a center from Lotomba (26th), hit the bar of Bizot. With this result, the formation of Lucien Favre, now undefeated for 5 matches, temporarily rises to 9th place. The Finisterians, for their part, relapse and remain penultimate.
Reims-Nantes: the beautiful series of Champenois
Reims is better, and he proved it this Sunday. By dominating Nantes, on a penalty converted by Balogun (1-0, 82nd), the Champenois have not lost since six games, a series during which they managed four clean sheets. With this victory, Will Still’s team is now 11th.
The Nantes, them, relapsed in a match where they had bad luck, with a superb shot from Blas on the bar (44th), and found themselves outnumbered, after the expulsion of Pallois. Above all, after this day, they are only one point ahead of the relegation zone.
Clermont-Montpellier: an incredible story of penalties
It was quite incredible to underline it because this meeting saw three penalties: one for Montpellier, converted by Savanier on the opener (1-0, 10th) and two for Clermont, missed by Andric (41st) then by Kyei ( 78th). The first was stopped by Kamara, the second sent to the bar, and the Auvergnats, inevitably, will have regrets even if Andric made up for his failure by equalizing at close range on a serve from Rashani (1-1, 62nd ). Clermont is 10th, Montpellier, which ended its series of five defeats in a row, 14th.