Ligue 1 Update

By Sean McCaffery, December 25, 2020

Olympique Lyonnais is atop the standings for the whole of the fast winter play stoppage follwoing their 3-0 win over Nantes Wed. LOSC & PSG were also victorious, creating a log jam at the top as they are just 1 point behind OL. 

Weah nets again, yes the NY native found the back of the net again as he gave his Lilie a lead halfway through the first stanza, Ikone followed up with a PK, each time Montpellier were able to reply to the goals . Yilmaz struck off the assist from Bradaric and bagged his 9th goal on the campaign. This strike at 86' was too much to overcome and it ended 3-2.

PSG tops Strasbourg 4-0, but it was not easy without Neymar Jr, despite the final score line. The early lead gotten by Pembele was tenuous but the last 11' saw them get a trio more goals, Mbappe struck 2nd for his 12th, followed by Guye & Kean, both scoring as subs, Kean is up to 7 goals since arrivng on his loan from Everton.

Mareseille dropped a game, falling behind the trio at the top in their 2-1 loss at Angers, Lage & Diony netted for he winners as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead halfway into the first half. A missed pk by Paynet hurt OM, they have only converted 1 of the last 4, they need to turn that around. Rongier got his goal a bit later but in vain. Over their last 9 games, OM dropped 8 points, They do have a pair of games in hand, but being 8 points off the pace, now in 5th, it does not look good.

Monaco with 10 men drew AS Saint-Etienne, 2-2.

Balde is on fire with 5 of the last 9 goals for his Dijon.