Ligue 1 Week 7 Review – PSG Loses at Home, Angers Continues with Strong Start


Ten matches of the French top-tier league were played on Tuesday and Wednesday, some of them ending with quite a surprising outcome.

Dijon and Marseille played the only 0–0 game of the round. Dijon is still stuck in the relegation zone, while Marseille missed the opportunity to move closer to the top of the table against an underdog.

Monaco recorded their first win of the year against Nice (3–1), thanks to two goals and one assist from Golovin.

Bordeaux is undefeated in their last six games, and they pulled another road victory, this time against Amiens (1–3). The home team took an early lead, but Yacine Adli scored two goals in the first half to turn things around, while Kalu confirmed Bordeaux’s victory with a goal in the second half.

Lyon’s struggles continued on Wednesday, as they couldn’t hold on to a lead against Brest on the road. Yoann Court scored an equalizer in the 85th minute to make the final score 2–2.

Lille won against Strasbourg 2–0 and moved to third place in the standings. Osimhen and Remy were the goalscorers for the home team. Montpellier recorded a third straight home victory against Nimes (1–0) on Wednesday, thanks to a beautiful volley from Souquet.

Nantes won by the same score against Rennes, after a late penalty from Abdoulaye Toure. Rennes had a penalty of their own in the first half, but Niang’s shot was rejected by a great save from Alban Lafont.

Metz pulled an upset against St. Etienne on the road. St. Etienne looked like a more dominant team throughout the entire game, but they couldn’t manage to put a shot past Metz’s goalkeeper Oukidja, who had three saves. A header from Diallo in the 18th minute was the only goal of the match.

Angers are still going strong despite not being considered the favourites to win the league. Their latest win came against Toulouse on the road. It looked like we would see no goals in the match, but Angers’ hero was the Maroccan forward Rachid Alioui who was subbed-in in the second half and scored two late goals in 88th and 94th minute.

However, the biggest upset of the round was PSG’s loss to Reims at home 0–2. Although the Parisians had 72% of the ball possession, they simply couldn’t find the back of the net. Reims scored through Kamara’s header in the first half, while Dia confirmed Reims’ win in added time.

Despite the loss, PSG is still at the top of the standings with 15 points, the same as Angers who have a slightly worse goal difference. Lille and Nantes have 13 points each, while Bordeaux, Marseille, and Nice have 12.