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Marseille won the shock, tense, against Lyon (2-1) thanks to a double of Dimitri Payet, to become the new dauphin of Paris SG, Sunday at the end of the 13th day which also saw Saint-Etienne continue its beautiful recovery in the ranking.
. Marseille second
A great Dimitri Payet, author of a double (18th, 39th), has offered Marseille a prestigious success, the first since 2014 against rivals Lyon in the Championship, before a record attendance (65,421 spectators) and conquered.
The Reunionese tipped the side of Marseille a tense evening, which began with the stalling of the OL bus on his arrival at the Stade Velodrome, and continued with a three-minute break in play due to fumigants that disturbed the visibility of the terrain.
The OM (22 pts), who finished at ten, made an excellent accounting operation, becoming the new dolphin of the PSG, with six points ahead of the Rhodaniens, stuck in 14th place.
The coach Rudi Garcia, deprived of his master to play Memphis Depay, was whistled for his return to the Old Port, and will certainly regret the first failed period of his players who sealed them for the future.
. Saint-Etienne, it's hot
If Claude Puel drags the reputation of coach austere style, his players have proved the opposite to the Beaujoire, in a spectacular match that should mark a turning point in their season.
Led twice, the Greens managed to overthrow the Canaries thanks to Denis Bouanga, author of a double (34th, 67th), to continue their crazy rise in the standings.
The penultimate end of September, they are fourth in L1, with the same number of points as the third Angers (21 pts)! If the Championship had started the day of the arrival of Puel, Saint-Etienne would be even first, in front of Paris SG.
. Rennes reacts, Montpellier too
Rennes and Montpellier each signed an important success to return to the first part of the table.
The Britons showed they had character, beating Amiens (3-1) four days after his unholy elimination of the Europa League.
The Herault, too, rebounded, ending a series of three consecutive Championship games without a win against Toulouse (3-0), with the first goal of rookie Teeji Savanier.
It is the challenge of confirmation that await them now: Rennes must regain stability, after having chained almost two months without winning between early September and late October, while Montpellier hopes to pursue a second consecutive success, which he has never managed to do this season.
Results of the 13th day:
Nice – Bordeaux 1 – 1
Brest – Paris SG 1 – 2
Reims – Angers 0 – 0
Monaco – Dijon 1 – 0
Strasbourg – Nîmes 4 – 1
Lille – Metz 0 – 0
Rennes – Amiens 3 – 1
Nantes – Saint-Etienne 2 – 3
Montpellier – Toulouse 3 – 0
Marseille – Lyon 2 – 1
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