PSG players whistled, Petkovic’s blunder and Djiku’s return

BEEafter the immense disappointment in the Champions League, Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) returned to Ligue 1 on Sunday 13 March against Bordeaux in an angry Parc des Princes. The Parisians won in spite of everything (3-0) and Kylian Mbappé was the only one who was not called.

At the top of the rankings, OGC Nice held out despite their numerical inferiority to a draw in Montpellier (0-0), while Rennes crushed Olympique Lyonnais on their lawn (4-2).

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Angers, for his part, suffered a seventh loss in a row against Reims (0-1) after goalkeeper Danijel Petkovic’s ball, while Lorient executed the good operation among the poorly seeded by winning at Clermont (2-0).

The results of the 28th day

Lille-Saint-Etienne: 0-0

Montpellier-Nice: 0-0

Troyes-Nantes: 1-0

PSG-Bordeaux: 3-0

Angers-Reims: 0-1

Clermont Lorient: 0-2

Metz lens: 0-0

Strasbourg-Monaco: 1-0

Lyon-Rennes: 2-4

The statement of the weekend

“Of course we understand their disappointment. We understand their hatred and their screams. †

Presnel Kimpembe knows that Paris-Saint-Germain players will have to be patient before receiving forgiveness from their supporters. Four days after their elimination in the Champions League on the lawn of Real Madrid (1-3), the Parisians found the Parc des Princes against Bordeaux on Sunday. Against the red lantern, the championship front runners won easily (3-0) and are now 15 points ahead of their runner-up Nice.

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But the PSG players have been criticized a lot by their supporters for being dissatisfied with their players’ performance against Real. Lionel Messi and Neymar were especially targeted, while goalscorer Kylian Mbappe was spared. “Now is the time to show that we have character and that we are a team by staying united and strong together, even though it’s hard, very hard, because unfortunately that happens often. It’s time to turn our heads and show that we are strong competitors.Kimpembe added after the game.

The game of the weekend

Stop talking about Rennes at Olympique Lyonnais. The Rhodaniens, who were already badly beaten in Brittany in the first leg (1-4), have sunk at home this time (2-4). After a catastrophic first period, OL tried to react in an intense match that kept all its promises. But the Rennais offer themselves a nice win that gives them the 3 . can take backand square. Disappointingly, OL is 10and

The goal of the weekend

Alexander Djiku, a central defender by trade, is not the most used to scoring. But if he does, the Strasbourg player does not skimp on resources. On Sunday, in front of the Strasbourg crowd at the Meinau stadium, Djiku gave his team the advantage against Monaco with a stunning acrobatic return. Mounted in the opposing team on a corner, the Ghanaian made an attacking gesture.

It is only Djiku’s fifth goal of his career, which started in 2014, and his first in more than two years. To top it all off, the defender’s gesture ensured that Strasbourg won a nice victory over Monaco (1-0). The Alsatian club, which is now the 4 . busyand place, can continue to dream of qualifying for the European Cup.

The misses of the weekend

For the Anjou Danijel Petkovic and the Montpellier Téji Savanier it will soon be necessary to forget these 28.and day. Unlucky against Lens two weeks ago, when he conceded two goals after being blinded by the sun, Petkovic made a nice blunder during the match between Angers and Reims. After an innocent attack by Alexis Flips, the Anjou goalkeeper made a “soap”, with the ball slipping from his gloves before spinning into the goals. Cruel.

Téji Savanier can also blame himself. While Montpellier had the chance to take a prestigious win against Nice (0-0), 2and championship and reduced to ten to eleven after Dante’s ouster, Savanier was too confident. After a penalty, the Montpellier midfielder tried to miss a panenka. A move that, when it works, is great. “But when it fails, everyone laughs. I am angry with myself.I’m sorry for the fans”Savanier responded afterwards.

The number of the weekend

25

Such as the number of minutes Renato Sanches spent on the lawn of the Pierre-Mauroy stadium on Friday, before leaving injured, during the match against Saint-Etienne. The LOSC midfielder will be absent for the next three weeks. Very bad news for the northern club, who will face Chelsea in the knockout stages of the Champions League on Wednesday.

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Very good in the first leg and excellent in Clermont last week, Sanches looked to be the Lille player who could put in a performance against the Londoners. So the Mastiffs will have to do without him. After his departure, Lille was awarded a sad draw against ASSE (0-0). “Renato missed tonight. He is a player who sets the pace, who is able to organize the game, to get the ball back.”, admitted Jocelyn Gourvennec after the game. The Lille coach will have to find the key against the Blues without his Portuguese midfielder.

Renato Sanches during the match between Lille and Saint-Etienne at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium on March 11.