PSG in check against Nice, Marseille takes second place

Despite the presence in its ranks of Lionel Messi, crowned Ballon d’Or for the seventh time at the start of the week, Paris SG failed to win against Nice (4e), at the Parc des Prince, Wednesday 1er December. At the end of a dismal match, without enthusiasm, the leader of the championship returned to his locker room with a goalless score (0-0), while Olympique de Marseille, winner in Nantes (1-0), has carried out the correct operation of this 16e day, becoming the dolphin of his eternal Parisian rival.

Rennes, second before this evening, fell at Roazhon Park against defending French champion Lille (2-1), while Lens drew at Clermont (2-2) and Lyon were beaten on the line at him against Reims (2-1).

With a presentation of his Ballon d’Or by Lionel Messi and a kickoff given by the MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo, the Parc des Princes had nevertheless put the small dishes in the big ones for the reception of Nice. But on the pitch, without Neymar and with a discreet Messi, Paris did not find the fault against one of the teams in form at the start of the season. PSG will have to wait a bit to savor the title of autumn champion, not yet fully acquired.

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At the Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, Gerson offered the victory and a runner-up to the Olympians, twelve points behind the Parisians (but one match less). The Brazilian rookie, often disappointing with OM, scored his second goal in Ligue 1, with a good pivot strike, on a service from Dimitri Payet.

Rennes surprised by Lille, Bordeaux sinks in Strasbourg

Rennes retrograde to third place, surprised at home by Lille (12e), who returned to success after three draws in a row.

In a match with twists and turns, Lens (5e) conceded the draw 2-2, while Lyon lost in extra time against Reims (2-1), in its stadium sanctioned by a closed door after the throwing of a bottle of water on Dimitri Payet in his last match against the man.

In difficulty in recent weeks, the Monegasques (7e) were perfectly able to turn the tide against the Angevins (8e), winning 3 goals to 1. Unlike Bordeaux (18e) who, facing Strasbourg (6e), lost the thread of a first meeting, ending up losing 5-2. The Girondins are now in the place of barrage, with the worst defense in Ligue 1 (37 goals taken).

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The World with AFP

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