Larigot goals, Bordeaux restarts and a game is stopped again

6-1, 6-2: This is not a tennis record but the results of the respective victories of Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) in Clermont, and Lorient against Saint-Etienne. Offensive cards that bring regret to the Parisians, but that sink the Greens a little more with an annoying Pascal Dupraz.

The 31me The day of Ligue 1 as a whole was very prolific. Rennes consolidated their place on the podium in Reims (3-2) unlike Nice who saw them move away from Lens (0-3). Bordeaux, meanwhile, won the game of fear against Metz (3-1). For its part, Marseille, winner of Montpellier (2-0) a week before their confrontation with PSG, strengthens its position as runner-up in Ligue 1.

The results of day 31

Lorient 6-2 Saint-Etienne

Reims-Rennes: 2-3

Clermont-Paris: 1-6

Bordeaux-Metz: 3-1

Angers-Lille: 1-1

Monaco – Troyes : 2-1

Brest-Nantes: 1-1

Lens – Nice : 3-0

Strasbourg-Lyon: 1-1

Marseille-Montpellier: 2-0

The classification here.


The French men’s soccer championship had not known this for fourteen years. With 38 goals scored in the ten games of the 31me day, the Ligue 1 attacks had a field day: all the lawns saw goals, and except for Nice and Montpellier -defeated respectively in Lens (0-3) and Marseille (0-2)- all the teams scored at least a goal this weekend.

The Marseillais Cengiz Under scored this Sunday the 38th goal of the 31st matchday of Ligue 1.

If this day is far from historical records (the highest number of goals in a day dates back to the 1949-1950 season, with 55), the 38 goals scored this weekend have only been supplanted once during the last twenty years: in 2007-2008, with 43 goals in the 38me day time If the winter had a bit hoarse average goals in the championship, the attacks are back in the party.

Hwang Ui-jo after Bordeaux's third goal against Metz, during matchday 31 of Ligue 1, at the Matmut Atlantique stadium, in Bordeaux, on April 10, 2022.

Hwang Ui-jo’s tears after his liberating goal at the end of the match (3-1, 88me) said a lot about the crucial importance of this meeting. By beating Metz (3-1), on Sunday April 10, at the Matmut Atlantique, his team left the last place in the standings to his rival of the day. The Bordeaux recover the hope for maintenance by replacing one point from Saint-Etienne, play-off, and two points from Clermont, the first player not relegated.

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However, the case was badly embarked on this “six-point game.” Metz scored first through Didier Lamkel Zé (21me). For the thirtieth time in thirty-one days, Bordeaux conceded a goal. This time, the Girondists knew how to react, ignoring their current difficulties, to reverse the fate of the party. Richard Sleeves (52)me) equalized before Mbaye Niang allowed his team to take the lead (68me). Starting for the second time this season in Ligue 1, the striker scored his second goal in the league alone, the first since… on November 6, 2021. His help could not hurt his attacking friend Hwang Ui-jo, the club’s top scorer. club thanks to his eleventh goal of the season he scored at the end of the game.

PSG players Lionel Messi and Neymar (from left to right) during the Ligue 1 matchday 31 match against Clermont, at the Gabriel-Montpied stadium, on April 9, 2022.

Was it therefore necessary to go through a route in madrid and cleaning up noises so they can finally be heard? Seeing the PSG demonstration in Clermont (6-1), on Saturday April 9, and the agreement displayed by its trio of stars, Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi and Neymar, the Parisian fans must have regretted that it had not happened before.

The three attacking players will therefore have waited for the end of a championship not far from being doubled (12 points ahead of their Marseille dauphin) to be brilliant at the same time. Against a team, by the way very permissive, their complementarity exploded in Auvergne –Kylian Mbappé and Neymar each offered a hat-trick and an assist, while Lionel Messi distributed three caviars–, while in Madrid it is where his followers would have preferred to find out

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“It’s a shame it’s only happening nowKylian Mbappé recognized at the microphone of Canal + Décalé. There are circumstances that made us stay a little behind. » But the bitterness is great two days before the quarterfinals of the Champions League, which will be played without PSG. It remains for the Parisians to seriously negotiate the “Classic”, the match against Marseille, next Sunday.

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« It is a sin of pride, a vain attitude. This is not an attitude typical of a professional footballer. »

When Pascal Dupraz is angry, he lets it be known. And having seen his team crumble on the lawn of Lorient on Friday (2-6), a direct competitor in the race to keep, makes the Greens coach see red. Committed since the winter on a “maintenance mission”, the former Evian-Thonon-Gaillard and Toulouse manager lamented the sufficiency of his team, which had quickly taken a 2-0 lead, before losing ground.

After Saint-Etienne's thrashing in Lorient, Pascal Dupraz slammed his fist on the table.

“The coach’s responsibility is to constantly repeat to the players that football is respected and that, when you start a game like the one we did, you shouldn’t overdo it.Dupraz scolded. You have to respect the basics. » For Saint-Etienne, which now ranks 18me place in the championship, the final sprint promises to be tense.

The match between Brest and Nantes was interrupted for a quarter of an hour due to the appearance of several supporters on the pitch, on April 10, 2022.

Ligue 1 thought their rash of fan overflows was over. Unfortunately, the match between Brest and Nantes on Sunday was, in turn, interrupted after an attempt to intrude on the spectators’ pitch. One of these spectators was arrested, the Brest prosecutor’s office told Agence France-Presse (AFP). After a first brief interruption in the first half due to the launch of smoke bombs, the referee sent all the players back to the locker room for thirteen minutes.

“It bothers me, whether it’s my supporters or the opposition. Since the beginning of the season, we have seen horrible and unacceptable things. All the fans, we will have to change our mentality.Brest defender Brendan Chardonnet lectured after the match before the Prime Video microphone. For the rest, in addition to this new episode of a season dotted with incidents from the stands, the two teams parted ways in the draw (1-1).

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