The Latest out of the Top Tier in France

By Anonymous (not verified), January 25, 2022

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PSG thrashed Reims, while Nice and Marseille pulled further clear in the podium race. With a season-high of 35 goals scored over the weekend including a debut goal for Cédric Bakambu, there was no shortage of drama and excitement. Check out the action from an exciting Round 22 of Ligue 1 Uber Eats here!
Ramos off the mark in PSG romp
A first PSG goal for Sergio Ramos and an unlikely brace from Marco Verratti gave PSG a convincing 4-0 home win over Reims.
Ramos toe-poked home his first goal for the Parisians (62'), either side of Verratti’s double (44' & 67'). Danilo added a fourth for Mauricio Pochettino’s men 15 minutes from time, to maintain the capital club’s 11-point advantage at the top of the league.
Five on the spin for Nice
Khéphren Thuram scored his second goal in as many games as Nice beat Metz 2-0 at the Stade Saint-Symphorien.
Thuram opened the scoring from close-range 13 minutes from time before Amine Gouiri scored his tenth goal of the season from the penalty spot (86') as Les Aiglons remained in second place, two points ahead of Marseille.
"It was a very difficult game for us because Metz put us under a lot of pressure early on," said Nice coach Christophe Galtier following his side's important away win. "From the moment we got the first opportunity, we went from strength to strength and I think we thoroughly deserved this victory."
Mavididi magic sees off Monaco
Two superb strikes from Stephy Mavididi earned Montpellier a valuable three points in a thrilling 3-2 win against Monaco.
Goals from Elye Wahi and Mavididi gave Olivier Dall'Oglio's men a two-goal lead but Wissam Ben Yedder's 13th goal of the season reduced the arrears before Vanderson grabbed his first goal for the club, with a fantastic volley to draw the visitors level.
But Mavididi had the final say when he smashed home the winner in injury time, to leapfrog Monaco into 6th place on the table.

A superb strike from Cengiz Ünder earned Marseille a point in a 1-1 draw at home to reigning champions LOSC.

Hwang the hero in seven-goal thriller
Ui-Jo Hwang netted a hat-trick for Bordeaux as they overcame in-form Strasbourg 4-3, at the Matmut Atlantique.
Les Girondins raced into a three-goal lead courtesy of Hwang (17' & 39') and Alberth Elis (21') but inexplicably let Julién Stephan's men back into the game, through a Kevin Gamiero brace (43' & 57'). Hwang claimed the match ball by adding his third of the game (90') before Majid Waris pulled one back for the visitors deep into injury time.
"I think we started the game well but then we made some mistakes and it was difficult to create good chances,'' Pochettino said after the game. "In the second half we played better, we were more patient and we found a way to break through Reims and create clear cut chances. It's always good when you win and players who don't usually score find the net."