• Lyon timidly reassures itself
After the draw in Marseille (1-1) Sunday February 28, Olympique Lyonnais was reassured by winning against Rennes (1-0) at home. After a mixed first period, the Lyonnais were able to recover. The entry of Houssem Aouar in the 58th minute was decisive. The 22-year-old midfielder managed to find the net, well served by captain Memphis Depay (74th). Not a great performance from Rudi Garcia’s players, but three precious points to keep up with the pace imposed by LOSC and PSG, still victorious. After parting ways with their coach Julian Stéphan at the start of last week, Rennes have failed to recover. They remain in eight matches without a win in all competitions.
• The Greens in the hard
AS Saint-Etienne lost at home (2-3) against RC Lens. The two goals of Florian Sotoca on penalty (20th) and Arnaud Kalimuendo (24th) allowed the Lensois to quickly take the advantage of the game. The reduction in the score of Harold Moukoudi (40th) was not enough for the Greens who did not manage to return to the match. The Sang et Or managed to weigh down the score by scoring a third goal a few seconds before the final whistle, thanks to a realization of David Costa (93rd). Denis Bouanga’s last goal on a penalty (94th) did not allow the Greens to return, the gap being already well widened.
The Stéphanois have a second defeat and are dangerously close to the relegation zone just five points from the first jump-off, Nîmes. The good operation is for Lens which manages, following the defeat of FC Metz (0-1) against Angers, to take fifth place in the standings synonymous with a ticket for the first edition of the Europa Conference Conference.
• Brest and Nice without worry
Stade Brestois won (3-1) against Dijon, last in Ligue 1. Franck Honorat (17th), Steve Mounier (27th) and Irvin Cardona (40th) allowed the Brestois to win and position themselves in 12th place in the ranking. OGC Nice, for its part, won against Nîmes (2-1). Amine Gouiri opened the scoring in the 5th minute to sign his eleventh goal in Ligue 1. At the forefront of the Nîmes attack, the 21-year-old striker is involved in sixteen goals this season with eleven goals and five assists. Thanks to this victory, the Niçois are in 11th place while Nîmes does not leave the red zone and retains its place of play-off.
• Nantes is not doing it
Despite a good start to the match rewarded with a goal from Moses Simon in the 14th minute, the Canaries were defeated by Stade de Reims, 1-2. Dominated in the first period, the Champenois returned to the score through Ghislain Konan in the 39th minute, and even managed to take the advantage at the very end of the match, in the 89th minute, on a header from their captain Yunis. Abdelhamid… their second shot on target. This is the first defeat for Nantes since the arrival of Antoine Kombouaré, and the 11th consecutive game without a win at home for the FCN in Ligue 1. Nantes remains in 19th place, Reims is ranked 12th.