Lille endure first defeat of season, Lyon seize derby bragging rights


Ligue 1’s final unbeaten run was ended on Sunday when Lille adopted up their midweek overcome AC Milan with a 3-2 defeat at Brest, whereas Lyon downed native rivals Saint Etienne 2-1.

Lille stay second within the French top-flight 5 factors behind Paris Saint-Germain and one above Rennes after struggling their first loss since February.

The workforce that thumped Milan 3-0 on the San Siro on Thursday failed to depart sufficient within the tank to see off Brittany outfit Brest, who had misplaced three in a row.

Ronael Pierre-Gabriel received his first skilled objective with a header for the opener on quarter-hour and Brest raced to a 3-0 lead earlier than half-time with objectives from Romain Perraud and Irvin Cardona.

Christophe Galtier’s aspect by no means gave up nonetheless and earned a penalty in first-half damage time with Turkish striker Yilmaz Burak slotting house.

He grabbed one other objective on 57 minutes to arrange the finally doomed chase as the house aspect had been cheered on by noisy neighbours in an adjoining constructing.

“We thought kick-off was going to be at 2p.m., we had been flawed by an hour,” stated Galtier. 

“When there’s such a distinction between the primary and second half, there’s just one particular person accountable and that is me. The beginning XI was my selection and it did not work in any respect.”

Lyon moved into fifth place by beating strugging rivals Saint-Etienne 2-1 with Tino Kadewere fulfilling a his pre-match prediction that he’d rating twice.

The 24-year-old Zimbabwean worldwide scored within the sixty fifth and 74th minutes after Lyon had fallen behind within the first half.

Saint-Etienne benefitted when Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes managed to place by means of his personal objective 5 minutes earlier than the interval.

Lopes had saved nicely from a header by Denis Bouanga however then seconds later fumbled a cross from the identical participant throughout his personal line.

Bouanga then missed a penalty within the 87th minute which might have given Saint-Etienne a degree.

For Rudi Garcia’s Lyon, it was a 3rd win in 4 video games whereas their native rivals slumped to a sixth successive loss.

“I am pleased for Tino who’s appreciated by everybody. He has the qualities of a finisher,” stated Garcia.

Kadewere added: “I imagine very strongly in God. I knew this was going to occur. It went very nicely tonight for me and for the workforce.”

Monaco are sixth following a 2-1 victory at Good.

Axel Disasi headed in a nook to place Monaco forward on 23 minutes and Sofiane Diop punished a mistake by Stanley Nsoki to double the lead early within the second half.

Pierre Lees-Melou scored a comfort for Good as Patrick Vieira’s aspect had been crushed for the primary time in six matches.

Florian Sotoca scored two late objectives as Lens salvaged a 4-4 draw at house to Reims, whereas Angers thrashed Nimes 5-1.

Nantes received 2-0 at Lorient however Dijon stay the one membership and not using a victory regardless of a 1-1 draw at Metz.

On Saturday, Angel Di Maria scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain made quick work of Rennes regardless of a raft of absences in a 3-0 win with the Argentine hanging in every half and Moise Kean scoring the opposite.

PSG’s win was their eighth in a row in Ligue 1 and got here as under-fire coach Thomas Tuchel battles with an damage disaster that has left him with out the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Marco Verratti.

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