The 15 facts to know about the evening: OM double Lens, Monaco and Rennes threaten, Balogun overtakes Mbapp, MU in the final …

moved on the podium, Monaco and Rennes returned, Reims madness, Toulouse did not panic, a sad record for Angers, Lille broke down, Bayern unfolded, MU in the final, Bara widened the gap… Find out the highlights of Wednesday’s matches in Ligue 1 and in Europe.

OM are the new runner-up to PSG

The results in Ligue 1 (click on the score to read the brief or the article on the match): Angers 1-2 Ajaccio, Nantes 0-2 OM, Lille 0-0 Clermont, Reims 4-2 Lorient, Toulouse 4-1 Troyes, Monaco 3-2 Auxerre, Montpellier 1-3 PSG, Lens 0-1 Nice, Lyon 0-0 Brest, Rennes 3-0 Strasbourg.

The main results in Europe: Betis 1-2 Bara (Liga), Fiorentina 2-1 Torino, Roma 1-2 Cremonese (Italian Cup), Leipzig 3-1 Hoffenheim, Mainz 0-4 Bayern (German Cup).

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1. moving on the podium! This 21st day of Ligue 1 offered change at the top of the table. If PSG has consolidated its first place against Montpellier (3-1), Marseille is its new runner-up after its victory in Nantes (2-0) and the defeat of Lens against Nice (0-1). The Marseillais now have one point more than the Lensois.

2. PSG win, but lose Mbapp… Winner the favor of a second more successful period, Paris Saint-Germain increased their lead at the top of the standings (5 points ahead of OM) thanks to their victory over Montpellier (3-1). But this success acquired thanks to Ruiz (55th), Messi (72nd) and Zare-Emery (90 + 2nd), while Nordin had reduced the gap (89th), is clipped by the exits of Ramos and especially Mbapp on injury. Two weeks before the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League against Bayern Munich, it’s worrying…To read the Dbrief and the NOTES of the players, it’s here!

3. OM resumed their march forward, Ounahi already scoring. Brake by Monaco (1-1) last weekend, Marseille won Nantes (2-0). Despite a simply correct performance, the Marseillais won thanks to an own goal from Victor (58th) and the first achievement of the rookie Ounahi (90th + 2) for his first appearance on the OM jersey. To read the Dbrief and the NOTES of the players, it’s here!

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4. The bad operation of Lens! Undefeated this home season, Lens a chut face Nice (1-0). In poor form, the Lensois cracked on a goal from Laborde (57th) and left second place in the standings to OM. To read the Dbrief and the NOTES of the players, it’s here!

5. Lyon is already stalling… Three days after his victory against AC Ajaccio (2-0), Olympique Lyonnais could not do better than a home draw against Brest (0-0). Yet dominating, Les Gones lacked success and fell on a very fit Bizot in the opposing goal. Waiting for, this result does not help OL, 10th in the standings, in the race for Europe. To read the Dbrief and the NOTES of the players, it’s here!

6. Monaco is getting closer to the podium. Winner against Auxerre (3-2), Monaco carried out one of the great operations of the evening. The Principality club is four points behind Lens in third place in the standings. However, this success almost escaped the players of Philippe Clement. With a two-goal advantage thanks to Ben Yedder (11′) and Ben Seghir (30′), the Mongasques managed too much after the break and the Auxerrois returned to the match with a goal from Abline (68′). At the end of the game, Da Costa (84′) kept the suspense alive by responding to Mongasque striker Embolo (82′). A precious success for the ASM, but acquired in pain…

7. The Rennes attack wakes up! Less attractive in the game in recent weeks, since Terrier’s injury, Rennes rediscovered their colors during their success against Strasbourg (3-0) and moved up five points from the podium. Perfectly launched by a double from Gouiri (3rd, 21st), the Rennais widened the gap thanks to the young talent Dou (51st). Three goals scored in the same match had not happened to the Rouge et Noir since 30 October.

8. Reims madness, with a tripl from Balogun! Undefeated for 12 league games, Stade de Reims got scared this Wednesday, but the Champagne club adds a thirteenth after its stunning victory against Lorient (4-2). Mens 0-2 after goals from Le Fe (10th) and Kon (38th), the Rmois reduced the gap before the break thanks to Balogun (44th). Before tipping the match into madness in the second half. First with the equalization of Doumbia (51st), then with two additional goals for Balogun (61st, 64th). Nothing stops Reims!

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9. Balogun double Mbapp ! The classification of Ligue 1 scorers has a new leader at the end of the 21st day: Folarin Balogun, author of a hat-trick with Reims against Lorient (4-2), who has totaled 14 goals since the start of the exercise. The Rmois doubles the Parisian Kylian Mbapp (13 goals)! Several 12-goal players follow to complete the podium: Terem Moffi (Nice), Jonathan David (Lille), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon), Neymar (PSG) and Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco).

10. Toulouse did not panic. Undefeated for a month in the league, Toulouse continues its series after a victory against Troyes (4-1). Yet led quickly after a penalty from Mama Bald (12th), the TFC reacted perfectly afterwards. In particular thanks to his master Van den Boomen, decisive passer for Dallinga (16th) then Chabi (37th) before scoring his goal from the penalty spot (55th). Onaiwu drove the point home late in the game (88th). The Violets are in 12th place.

11. Sad record for Angers… Cruel evening for Angers with a new defeat, the thirteenth in the league, against AC Ajaccio (1-2). This is a record in the history of the L1. The SCO had however done what was necessary, in the game and the state of mind, in the first period to lead after a cross strike Sima (13th). But Soumano (65th) gallised in the second act, then El Idrissy (90th + 4) offered victory to the Corsicans, their first in 2023. An inevitable descent for the red lantern?

12. Little one pan. Mute against Nice (0-1) last weekend, Lille still has offensive power against Clermont (0-0). With only 5 shots on target out of 23 attempts, Lille have not worried a Clermont team that has not lost for five games in the league. Without David, who suffered a broken hand, LOSC lacked genius in front and now finds himself ten points off the podium.

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13. Bayern crush Mainz! Disappointing since the resumption of the Bundesliga (3 draws in 3 games), Bayern Munich revived against Mainz (4-0) in the round of 16 of the German Cup. At the start of the match, Choupo-Moting took advantage of a cross from rookie Cancelo to open the scoring (17th). Then Musiala (30th) and San (44th) drove home the point in the first half, before Davies (83rd) also scored a goal late in the game. The Rekordmeister offers himself a full of confidence.

14. Manchester United join Newcastle in the final! Winner 3-0 the first leg, Manchester United secured their qualification for the League Cup final (against Newcastle) by winning against Nottingham Forest (2-0) in the return leg. Little worried, the Red Devils took the lead thanks to a goal from French striker Martial (73rd) on a decisive pass from Rashford. Even when he does not score, something rare in recent weeks, the Englishman is decisive. It was he who then served Fred (76th) on the second Mancunian goal.

15. Le Bara widens the lead. On the occasion of a late match of the 17th day of La Liga, FC Barcelona beat Betis 2-1. Not very effective in the first period, Bara made the difference after the hour mark thanks to Raphinha (65th), then Lewandowski (80th) made the break. The goal against his camp of Kound (85th) at the end of the match had no consequences for the Barcelonans, always at the top of the ranking with eight points ahead of Real Madrid (and one more game).

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