LE FEUILLETON. Paris se relance, Lyon patine, Marseille et Lille se neutralisent
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THE SHEET. Paris revives, Lyon patinates, Marseille and Lille neutralize each other.
We had to wait until the fourth day of Ligue 1 to see Paris Saint-Germain shine once again on a soccer pitch! After a meager victory on Wednesday against Metz (1-0), the Parisians (8th) this time affirmed their superiority against OGC Nice (10th) at the Allianz Riviera (3-0). Thomas Tuchel’s men won easily thanks to a penalty from Mbappé, a shot from Di Maria and a header from Marquinhos.
On Sunday, Olympique de Marseille (7th) drew against Lille (0-0). Led from the return of the locker room by a goal from Luiz Araujo, the men of André Villas-Boas managed to come back to the score at the end of the game thanks to Valère Germain, entered fifteen minutes earlier. The Olympians thus saved the furniture at the Velodrome stadium but missed the opportunity to climb on the podium. For its part, Lille (5th) comes back with a precious point and remains unbeaten since the beginning of the season (2 wins, 2 draws).
At the top of the standings, Rennes (1st) proudly presides over Ligue 1 thanks to a third consecutive championship win against Monaco (2-1), while Saint-Etienne (2nd) misses the opportunity to take the lead alone. Dominating throughout the match against Nantes (2-0 at the 70th), the Greens cracked at the end of the game to finally concede the draw. Behind, Montpellier (3rd) confirms its excellent start of the season (third victory in a row) by largely dominating Angers (4-1). Valiantly promoted, RC Lens (4th) won for the third time in a row – after Paris (1-0) and Lorient (2-3) -, beating Bordeaux (13th) reduced to 10 (2-1). The Sang et Or signed a thunderous start to the season and climbed to fourth in the standings.
Finally, Olympique Lyonnais (12th) drew at home against Nîmes (0-0). The Rhodanians remain on a bad series of three games without victory (2 draws, 1 defeat) and live a complicated start to the championship! In the rest of the ranking, Brest (9th) dominated Lorient (3-2), Metz (17th) beat Reims (2-1) and Strasbourg (18th) beat Dijon (1-0).
THE TOUR OF EUROPE. Liverpool confirms, Bayern without mercy, Real hung on and Juve launched
In the Premier League, the clash of the second day pitted Chelsea against Liverpool. The Reds, defending champions, took advantage of the expulsion of Andreas Christensen and the talent of Sadio Mané, author of a double, to crack the Blues at Stamford Bridge (2-0). Liverpool followed up with a second consecutive success. At the top of the standings, Everton scored a second consecutive championship win against the promoted West Bromwich Albion (5-2). Tied on points, Arsenal defeated West Ham (2-1), thanks in particular to a new goal by Alexandre Lacazette. Finally, Manchester United missed their start. Beaten by Aston Villa last week (1-0), the Red Devils lost at Old Trafford against Crystal Palace (1-3). Manchester City, which has not yet played any games, will start its season on Monday against Wolverhampton