Thanks to his tremendous performance against Clermont, the Parisian Mbapp is the player of the day. His teammates Neymar and Messi, the Lensois Kalimuendo and Leca, the Rennais Bourigeaud in particular, also distinguished themselves this weekend and appear in the 31st edition of the typical Maxifoot team.
Mbapp is the player of the day
As in past seasons, after each day of the championship, Maxifoot composes its standard team. The best “eleven” and seven substitutes are chosen according to their performance. Holders get three points, substitutes get one point.
12. Marco Bizot (Brest)
13. Caio Henrique (Monaco)
14. Enzo Le Fe (Lorient)
15. Ibrahima Sissoko (Strasbourg)
16. Javairo Dilrosun (Bordeaux)
17. Ibrahima Kon (Lorient)
18. Terem Moffi (Lorient)
Player of the day: Kylian Mbapp (Paris SG)
In impressive form for several weeks, the Parisian striker was still above the Clermont lot. The Frenchman made differences on every ball and acceleration, causing headaches for the Clermont defense which never knew how to handle his calls. With a hat-trick, a decisive pass for Neymar and a penalty obtained, he played his role perfectly.
Jean-Louis Leca (Lens)
The Lensois goalkeeper was also one of the great architects of the RCL’s victory against Nice. Author of six stops in the first period, including two saving exits in the feet of Niois, he was impassable and kept his team alive while they suffered. He was again intractable in the second half.
Houboulang Mendes (Lorient)
On the right side, the Lorient full-back put in a fine performance against Saint-Etienne. Defensively, he held his lane well and was fair on his offensive climbs, like a goal ball given Moffi, who completely missed his shot. Rewarded for his efforts with a penalty obtained for Moffi’s first goal, he was still decisive afterwards with this superb cross for Kon’s equaliser. Still active after the break, the Lorient man was also involved in Kon’s second achievement.
Jonathan Gradit (Lens)
As usual, the Lensois defender did not hesitate to go into battle against Nice. His interventions were invaluable in clearing the danger when his team suffered in the first period. Flawless !
William Saliba (Marseille)
The OM central defender had another good game against Montpellier. He left only crumbs for the Montpellier attackers throughout the game. His serenity in the recovery and his reading of the game to stop the opposing offensives were invaluable for his team.
Ricardo Mangas (Bordeaux)
Very active in his left lane against Metz, the Bordeaux piston played his role perfectly by defending well, while bringing danger offensively. It was he who revived Bordeaux with the equalizing goal, then he was behind the second goal which allowed the Girondins to take the lead in this meeting.
Lionel Messi (Paris SG)
The Argentinian delighted his attacking partners Clermont. Author of a decisive pass for Neymar on the opener, he did it again a few minutes later on a nice sequence of chest-pass control to find Mbapp on the second Parisian goal. He thought he would score his turn in the second half but his goal was logically refused for an offside position on the action. He finally delivers a third decisive pass for Mbapp late in the game.
Benjamin Bourigeaud (Rennes)
The strong man of the Rennes Reims victory! Rather discreet in the weak time of his people, the former Lensois decided to take matters into his own hands and sound the revolt by returning to the heart of the game to initiate the actions of his team. A winning choice because the Breton club regained control of the game thanks to him and he was rewarded with this header. In the crowd, he even offered himself a double on a shot deflected by Faes.
Cheick Doucour (Lens)
In the first period, the Lensois midfielder spared no effort to help his team resist the Nioise domination, making valuable interventions in front of his surface. After the break, he imitated his team by playing higher, with success. His pass is the origin of the opener, then he breaks with a superb curling shot with his right foot from outside the area, before offering a decisive Kalimuendo pass. A full game!
Neymar (Paris SG)
Active Clermont, the Brazilian had fun touching a lot of balls. He seems to be back at a better level and ends the match with a hat-trick, including a goal from the penalty spot, and a fine decisive pass with the outside of his foot for Mbapp. Very good Neymar!
Arnaud Kalimuendo (Lens)
His coming into play at the break against Nice changed everything! The Lensois striker immediately got a dangerous chance on his first ball. This set the tone for the second act. Behind, he freed his team by opening the scoring then took them to safety by scoring the third goal for the Sang et Or.
Ranking: Mbapp solid leader…
1. Mbappe (Paris-SG) : 27 points
2. Clauss (Lens) – Savanier (Montpellier) : 23 points
4. Guendouzi (Marseille): 22 points
5. Laborde (Montpellier 1 pts, then Rennes): 20 points
6. Marquinhos (Paris-SG): 19 points
7. Lopes (Lyon) – Lafont (Nantes) – Gouiri (Nice) – Hakimi, Messi (Paris-SG) – Bourigeaud (Rennes): 16 points
13. Bentez (Nice) – Terrier (Rennes) : 15 points
15. Fofana (Lens) – Caio Henrique (Monaco) – Todibo (Nice) : 13 points
18. Boufal (Angers) – Saliba (Marseille): 12 points
20. Ben Yedder (Monaco) – Girotto, Pallois (Nantes) – Dante (Nice) – Gueye (Paris-SG): 11 points
25. Frankowski (Lens) – Blas (Nantes) – Neymar (Paris-SG) – Sulemana, Majer, Traor (Rennes) – Djiku, Ajorque (Strasbourg): 10 points
33. Bizot, Honorat (Brest) – Faivre (Brest 6 pts, then Lyon) – Doucoure (Lens) – David (Lille) – Caqueret, Bruno Guimares (Lyon) – Luan Peres, Payet (Marseille) – Disasi (Monaco) – Atal, Thuram-Ulien (Nice) – Konan (Reims) – Martin, Aguerd (Rennes) – Thomasson (Strasbourg): 9 points
49. Botman (Lille) – Lucas Paquet (Lyon) – Gerson (Marseille) – Sakho (Montpellier) – Kolo Muani (Nantes) – Herrera (Paris-SG) – Faes (Reims) – Nyamsi (Strasbourg): 8 points
57. Le Douaron (Brest) – Kalimuendo (Lens) – Diop (Monaco) – Kluivert, Dolberg (Nice) – Rajkovic, Abdelhamid (Reims) – Tait (Rennes) – Diallo (Strasbourg) – N’Guessan (Troyes): 7 points
67. Cabot (Angers) – Pierre-Gabriel (Brest) – Seidu (Clermont-F.) – Danso, Gradit (Lens) – Gudmundsson (Lille) – Lukeba (Lyon) – nder, Dieng (Marseille) – Kouyate, Centonze ( Metz) – Tchouamni (Monaco) – Ferri, Omlin (Montpellier) – Chirivella (Nantes) – Verratti, Nuno Mendes (Paris-SG) – Guirassy, Santamaria, Omari (Rennes) – Guilbert (Strasbourg): 6 points
88. Bernardoni (Angers) – Oudin (Bordeaux) – Djoco (Clermont-F.) – Leca (Lens) – A. Onana (Lille) – Milik (Marseille) – Green (St-Etienne): 5 points
95. Traor (Angers) – S. Gregersen, A. Elis, Pembele, Hwang (Bordeaux) – Rashani, Gastien, Bayo (Clermont-F.) – Sad, Sotoca (Lens) – Lo Jardim, Renato Sanches, Tiago Djal ( Lille) – Moffi (Lorient) – Emerson (Lyon) – Harit, Rongier (Marseille) – Traore (Metz) – Volland (Monaco) – Souquet, Mavididi (Montpellier) – Delort (Montpellier 3 pts, then Nice) – Simon (Nantes) ) – Ekitike (Reims) – Gomis (Rennes) – Sow, Boudebouz, Nordin, Khazri (St-Etienne) – Linard, Gameiro, Sels, Sissoko (Strasbourg): 4 points
128. Petkovic, Fulgini (Angers) – Costil, Poussin, Ricardo Mangas, Guilavogui, Briand, Mexer (Bordeaux) – Duverne, M. Satriano, Chardonnet (Brest) – N’Simba, Berthomier (Clermont-F.) – Fonte ( Lille) – Mendes, Lauriente, Le Goff (Lorient) – Dembele, NDombl, Toko Ekambi, Boateng, Gusto (Lyon) – De La Fuente (Marseille) – Sarr, Boulaya (Metz) – Fofana, Vanderson (Monaco) – Germain, Ristic, Esteve (Montpellier) – Merlin, Castelletto (Nantes) – Rosario, Bard (Nice) – Donnarumma, Ramos, Diallo, Kehrer, Danilo Pereira, Paredes, Kimpembe, Di Mara, Navas (Paris-SG) – Munetsi, Moreto Cassam (Reims) – Truffert (Rennes) – Bouanga, Trauco (St-Etienne) – Larouci, Chavalerin, Rami, Dingome (Troyes): 3 points
180. J. Onana (Bordeaux) – Brassier (Brest) – Andr (Lille) – Aouar (Lyon) – Pau Lpez (Marseille) – Meling (Rennes) – Perrin (Strasbourg) – Gallon (Troyes): 2 points
188. Capelle, Mangani, Mendy, Cho (Angers) – Dilrosun, Adli (Bordeaux) – Cardona, Hrelle (Brest) – Dossou, Zedadka (Clermont-F.) – Hadara (Lens) – Yilmaz, elik, Grbic, Weah ( Lille) – Le Fe, Kon, Monconduit, Dreyer, Ptrot, Innocent (Lorient) – Denayer, Shaqiri (Lyon) – Caleta-Car, Pol Lirola (Marseille) – de Prville, Oukidja (Metz) – Golovin, Nbel, Gelson Martins (Monaco) – Mollet (Montpellier) – Boudaoui, Lotomba, Lemina (Nice) – Zeneli (Reims) – Assignon (Rennes) – Kolodziejczak (St-Etienne) – Prcic (Strasbourg) – Biancone (Troyes): 1 points
Ranking by club: Paris, Rennes and Nice on the podium…
1. Paris-SG – 146 points
2. Rennes – 133 points
3. Nice – 97 points
4. Marseille – 92 points
5. Lens – 88 points
6. Lyon – 74 points
7. Nantes – 72 points
8. Strasbourg – 69 points
9. Montpellier – 65 points
10. Monaco – 59 points
11. Brest – 50 points
12. Lille – 49 points
13. Bordeaux – 43 points
14. Reims – 42 points
15. Angers – 37 points
16. Clermont-F. – 31 points
17. St-Etienne – 28 points
18. Metz – 24 points
19. Troyes – 22 points
20. Lorient – 19 points
It was the typical team for the 31st day of Ligue 1. See you next Sunday to discover the typical team for the 32nd day!