Goals by Bamba Dieng and Amine Harit gave Marseille a 2-0 win over Rennes that allowed them to maneuver inside a degree of Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain earlier than the capital aspect confronted Lyon on Sunday night.
Dieng netted twice in Marseille’s win at Monaco final weekend and the 21-year-old ahead from Senegal opened the scoring three minutes into the second half on the Velodrome when he turned in Pol Lirola’s cross.
Moroccan midfielder Amine Harit then noticed his shot squeeze into the web underneath Rennes goalkeeper Alfred Gomis within the 71st minute to make it 2-0 for Marseille, who’re unbeaten with 13 factors thus far this season and have a sport in hand.
Jorge Sampaoli’s aspect lie two factors behind leaders PSG, who had been looking for to increase their good begin to the marketing campaign in opposition to Lyon on the Parc des Princes.
Lionel Messi was handed his residence debut as a PSG participant in that sport after beginning for his new membership for the primary time within the 1-1 draw away to Club Brugge in Belgium within the Champions League in midweek. The Argentine is but to attain for PSG.
Fellow summer season signings Gianluigi Donnarumma and Nuno Mendes additionally began for Mauricio Pochettino’s workforce.
Elsewhere in Ligue 1 on Sunday, Wissam Ben Yedder’s spot-kick secured Monaco a 2-2 draw within the Cote d’Azur derby at Nice, whereas the hosts rued a late missed penalty from Amine Gouiri.
Aleksandr Golovin steered Monaco forward earlier than half-time in a sport performed behind closed doorways on the Allianz Riviera after Nice had been punished over the gang bother in final month’s deserted match with Marseille.
Golovin’s objective was the primary Nice had conceded this season after starting the season with 4 successive clear sheets.
Andy Delort headed Nice degree on 51 minutes together with his first objective for the membership since signing from Montpellier on the finish of August.
Hicham Boudaoui slammed in a cross from fellow Algeria worldwide Delort to present Nice the lead with a quarter-hour to play.
Ben Yedder equalised minutes later after Caio Henrique was clipped by Calvin Stengs within the space, the France ahead drilling residence the ensuing penalty.
Nice had a direct probability to regain the lead when Benoit Badiashile dealt with within the space, however Gouiri sliced his try properly broad — ripping open his shirt in frustration.
The draw saved Nice unbeaten and 5 factors behind PSG.
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Angers missed the possibility to retake second place as they went down 4-1 at residence to Nantes for his or her first defeat this season.
Meanwhile, the French league’s disciplinary committee will convene on Monday to debate the pitch invasion that induced a 30-minute delay throughout Lens’ 1-0 win over northern derby rivals Lille on Saturday.
“The LFP strongly condemns the trouble, the pitch invasion and the violence that took place” through the sport on the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.
Dozens of Lens supporters stormed the pitch at half-time to confront the visiting Lille followers nestled away in a nook of the bottom after tensions flared with different spectators.
Riot police intervened to separate the factions of opposing supporters as each units of followers hurled seats at one another over a partition wall.
Six individuals sustained minor accidents and police made two arrests.