Ligue 1 – Lens, Rennes, Lorient, Lacazette penalty, Baticle … The tops and flops of the fifteenth day

The tops

  • Rennes has lastly discovered “regularity”
After its sluggish begin, right here is Stade Rennais launched in the direction of an awesome season. Winner of Toulouse (2-1), the Breton membership will end this primary a part of the train on the rostrum. Sufficient to have large ambitions. In curler coaster mode final yr, with an enormous dip in winter, Stade Rennais 22/23 is a extra superior model, able to chaining outcomes. Which delights Bruno Génésio. “It is an excellent begin to the season, when it comes to factors, sport and targets. (…) And we’re right here, we’re doing our merry approach. There stays a second a part of the season which will probably be tougher, longer and extra intense than the primary We’re stronger (than final yr), as a result of consistency is likely one of the strengths of a staff..”

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  • The collective jewel of Lens
The artesian membership went for victory towards Clermont (2-1) due to a jewel from Seko Fofana. The Lensois captain was on the conclusion of an outstanding collective motion signed Florian Sotoca, Przemysław Frankowski and Jonathan Gradit. After a 50-yard run, the RLC keeper minimize off Gradit’s mid-height cross, took the ball away along with his left foot, earlier than deceiving Mory Diaw with a exact shot. “It’s an motion that we put together effectively. He’s extraordinary. I am fortunate as a result of I arrive launched, I am fortunate to regulate the ball effectively. Gradit sees me coming so he places the ball in the appropriate space (…) frankly I am very pleased“, commented the hero of Bollaert to Premium Video.

The enjoyment of Lens gamers, winners of Clermont

Credit score: Imago

  • In Paris, the “others” additionally shine
Definitely, Kylian Mbappé scored, Neymar distinguished himself with a scrumptious opening from the surface of the foot, identical to Lionel Messi with a shot on the submit. However on Sunday, the “MNM” didn’t radiate its expertise within the assembly between PSG and Auxerre (5-0). The supporting roles – all the things is relative – took on the present. Full-backs Nuno Mendes (2 assists) and Achraf Hakimi (one aim) made the distinction, with midfielder Carlos Soler (one aim, one help). Then the liners Renato Sanches and Hugo Ekitike hit the nail on the top, coming off the bench, with one achievement every, a caviar as a bonus for the previous Reims participant. All with out harm to deplore throughout this fifteenth day, PSG facet.

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The struggle for the title continues to be “open”, with solely 5 lengths between PSG and its Lensois runner-up. That for upkeep nonetheless has all the things to supply us, with a second a part of the desk which is held in 9 factors. Between the 2, the race for European locations has simply as a lot suspense in retailer for us. However earlier than realizing extra about what will probably be in retailer for us this season, one factor is inescapable: in 15 days, we had a blast! The sport, suspenseful matches, spectacular targets, that is what feels good. Could it proceed.

The flops

  • (Too) beneficiant penalties
There was not a lot to see within the opening match of this fifteenth day between Lyon and Good… aside from two very (too?) beneficiant penalties granted by Eric Wattelier. The primary on the Aiglons, when Nicolas Tagliafico may hardly do the rest along with his arm on a point-blank shot from Nicolas Pépé. The notion of intentionality, which continues to be important to the rule, has not been taken under consideration.

On the finish of the match, the referee of the assembly “compensated” by whistling a foul on Alexandre Lacazette whereas the Lyon striker had began his fall even earlier than being touched by Jean-Clair Todibo… Too unhealthy.

Jean-Clair Todibo and Alexandre Lacazette within the duel in the course of the match between Lyon and Good, November 11, 2022 in Ligue 1

Credit score: Getty Photos

Now we have usually highlighted the very (too) extreme exclusions for the reason that begin of the season. However the pink playing cards distributed Sunday in the midst of the afternoon didn’t endure from any dispute. And for good motive: they got here from two ugly gestures. We first noticed the younger Lille native Carlos Noom Quomah Baleba, who had been on the sport for 12 minutes, enjoying a duel by placing… each soles ahead on Nabil Bentaleb. Then, on the facet of Brest – Troyes, it was Mama Baldé who misplaced her nerves by being too virile in her head towards head with Christophe Hérelle. We desire him along with his goalscoring cap, he who has scored seven instances this season.

  • Baticle, one defeat too many?

The query has been round for a number of weeks now. However this time, Gérald Baticle actually appears to have run out of options. The SCO conceded Lille its seventh straight defeat within the league, and can spend the break in final place, with eight factors taken and eleven losses for the reason that begin of the season. Within the North, Angers solely framed two pictures, despite the fact that he performed greater than 1 / 4 of an hour in numerical superiority. Above all, the guests conceded a barely plausible aim, leaving Tiago Djalo alone in the midst of a military of defenders. Indicators that don’t deceive.

  • Lorient comes down from its cloud

Hakes are not irresistible. After a sequence of six victories in a row which had allowed them to climb on the rostrum, the boys of Régis Le Bris are experiencing an comprehensible however flagrant slack. Hung within the final moments in Strasbourg on Sunday (1-1), the FCL accomplished a fifth sport in a row with no win. On this unhealthy sequence, Lorient led twice earlier than being joined and even overthrown, the place the Breton membership confirmed extra character a number of weeks in the past. Enzo Le Fée and his teammates will keep up a correspondence with the contenders for Europe throughout this truce. However the latter comes on the proper time.

Régis Le Bris with FC Lorient, 2022

Credit score: Imago

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