French Ligue1

Second round of the 2020/21 French Ligue 1. We are still waiting for the defending champions to join the race.

 

 

Despite not playing a match in the 2020/21 season, Paris St. Germain is 14th in the standings; above Lens, Montpellier, Metz, Dijon, Strasbourg, and Brest.

As we wait for Paris St. Germain to join the league title race, Nice have taken a seat at the top of the pile. (Paris St. Germain has two games in hand to catch up)

Lyon, Saint-Etienne, and Marseille have a game in hand after kicking their season off with a win.

Lens, Montpellier, and Metz have a game in hand after kicking off their season in defeat.

Dijon, Strasbourg, and Brest have played the maximum matches available without picking up any points

 

Rennes 2-1 Montpellier
Goal Scorers Rennes – Damien Le Tallec 22′(og) Eduardo Camavinga 77′
Goal Scorers Montpellier – Gaëtan Laborde 90+2′

Strasbourg 0-2 Nice
Goal Scorers Nice – Kasper Dolberg 37′(pen) 59′

Reims 0-1 Lille
Goal Scorers Lille – Jonathan Bamba 32′

Angers 0-2 Bordeaux
Goal Scorers Bordeaux – Josh Maja 25′ Toma Basic 27′

Metz 0-1 Monaco
Goal Scorers Metz – Benoit Badiashile 22′

Nantes 2-1 Nimes
Goal Scorers Nantes – Andrei Girotto 11′ Iman Louza 27′(pen)
Goal Scorers Nimes – Zinedine Ferhar 57′

Saint-Etienne 2-0 Lorient
Goal Scorers Saint-Etienne – Romain Hamouma 19′ 51′

Brest 2-3 Marseille
Goal Scorers Brest – Romain Faivre 45+1’ Gaëtan Charbonnier 89’
Goal Scorers Marseille – Florian Thauvin 20’ Duje Caleta-Car 27’ 80’

 

In a match that finished with 6 yellow cards for Nice players, Kasper Dolberg scored a brace to give Nice a 2-0 win at Strasbourg. Nice are on top of the Ligue 1 standings after 2 rounds.

Jonathan Bamba’s goal allowed Lille to win at Reims for the first time in 54 years.

Eduardo Camainga scored a beautiful solo goal; which ended up being Rennes winning goal against Montpellier.

After kicking off the season with a goalless draw, Bordeaux and Nantes were both winners on Matchday 2.
Two quick goals in the first half allowed Bordeaux to pick up their first three points of the season against Angers, while Nantes won 2-1 at home against Nimes.

Monaco grabbed their first win of the season from a road win at Metz.

After starting their season with a win against Strasbourg, promoted Lorient suffered defeat against Saint-Etienne. Romain Hamouma scored a brace (a goal in each half) as Saint-Etienne won their first match of the season against Lorient.

Flaurin Thauvin scored and assisted two goals in Marseilles 3-2 win against Brest.

Memphis Depay scored a hat-trick in Lyon’s first match of the season to become the leading scorer.
Depay’s goals saw Lyon come from a goal down to win 4-1 against Dijon.

Leading Scorers
Memphis Depay (Lyon) – 3 goals
Amine Gouiri (Nice) – 2 goals
Benoit Mukunayi (Monaco) – 2 goals
Duje Caleta-Car (Marseille) – 2 goals
Jonathan Bamba (Lille) – 2 goals
Romain Hamouma (Saint-Etienne) – 2 goals
Kasper Dolberg (Nice) – 2 goals

 

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