Bordeaux came back up to Olympique de Marseille – defeated Saturday in Monaco (3-1) – in sixth place in the Ligue 1 standings, Sunday January 24, thanks to its victory against Angers (2-1).
The 21e The day continues with the top-of-the-table shock between Rennes and Lille at 5 p.m., and will end with the derby between Saint-Etienne and Lyon at 9 p.m.
A quick brace from South Korean Hwang Ui-jo allowed Bordeaux to gain the upper hand over Angers and secure a third consecutive victory. The striker scored in the first quarter of an hour his first double since his arrival in Bordeaux in 2019.
The Angevins then reacted and reduced the gap on a free kick by Angelo Fulgini. Without three saves from Benoît Costil or the post back from the locker room, the SCO would even have come back to score.
Thanks to this success, the Bordelais reserve the right to dream of Europe provided they continue their momentum against Lille and Lyon in the next ten days. The Angevins, beaten for the third time in a row, are overtaken in the standings by their opponents and are now 9e.
Raymond Domenech has not chained a fourth draw since his arrival on the Canaries bench. But the former coach of the Blues would undoubtedly have preferred: he suffered his first defeat with Nantes on the lawn of Metz.
Since his arrival at the club at the end of December 2020, the situation has not improved: three points in four games, and only two goals scored, symbol of still insufficient offensive animation. Nantes struck eight times, without ever succeeding in framing.
Already scorer in the prestigious victory against Lyon in the previous match, Messin Aaron Leya Iseka opened the scoring after half an hour of play, cheating Nantes goalkeeper Alban Lafont with a lob. At the very end of the match, Farid Boulaya gave more relief to the victory of Metz, now eighth in the standings.
A gag goal was enough for the Rémois to win against the Bretons. Shortly before half-time, Nathanaël Mbuku scored by involuntarily deflecting a powerful volley from Xavier Chavalerin. Brest then pushed to come back, but Olivier Dall’Oglio’s men were clumsy in front of goal.
After a failed start to the season, the Champenois give up company to the bottom teams and take nine points ahead of the first relegation, Dijon.
In this duel of poorly classified (15e and 18e) neither team has managed to make the difference and both remain unbeaten in 2021. Ludovic Ajorque opened the scoring by being on the lookout after a parade from the Dijon goalkeeper. The Strasbourg could even have doubled the lead in the wake, but Adrien Thomasson found the crossbar. Of their fifteen strikes, only two found the frame.
Shortly after the hour mark, Dijon’s Senou Coulibaly equalized after a corner, Dijon’s first goal at home for three months. The Burgundians, who were celebrating their 200th match in the top flight, seize the place of barrage at the expense of Nîmes whose match against Lorient was postponed due to cases of Covid-19.