Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sunday Ligue 1 Round-up: PSG Thrash Marseille; Depay Scores Brace As Lyon Win

A round-up of all the Ligue 1 action from Sunday..
Marseille 1 - 5 Paris Saint Germain

Paris St-Germain thrashed Marseille in Le Classique to move back up into second place in Ligue 1.

Marquinhos headed their opener, with Edinson Cavani dinking their second over keeper Yohann Pele.

Lucas Moura and substitute Julian Draxler put them in complete control, before defender Rod Fanni's consolation goal.

But Blaise Matuidi added a fifth to inflict Marseille's worst home defeat in Ligue 1 since 1953.

PSG, seeking a fifth consecutive league title, move back above Nice on goal difference and sit three points behind leaders Monaco.

Lyon 5 - 0 Metz

Former Manchester United player Memphis Depay turned in an impressive performance for Lyon, scoring twice and providing an assist in a 5-0 romp over Metz.

The Dutch winger is looking to rebuild his career after an unsuccessful stint at Manchester United and he broke the deadlock against Metz just before half-time when he tapped home a rebound.

[ MORE: Saturday Ligue 1 Round-up ]

Depay scored a second after the break when he won the ball on the edge of the box and slotted home a low shot after 53 minutes.

Metz defender Ivan Balliu then inadvertently beat his own keeper with a header as he tried to clear a cross from Depay and Lacazette made it 4-0 with 12 minutes left with a superb strike to the top-left corner for his 22nd league goal this season.

Substitute Mathieu Valbuena completed the rout in added time.

Saint-Etienne 0 - 1 Caen

Ronny Rodelin scored the winner as Caen secured crucial points in the fight against relegation with a 1-0 defeat of St Etienne.

The win lifted the Normandy side four points off the relegation zone while sixth-placed St Etienne slipped to a fourth consecutive loss in all competitions.

Rodelin has now scored three goals in his last four league starts.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for visiting and feel free to challenge, agree or disagree with me in the comments section of each blog entry, but abusive, profane or rude comments aren't welcome – so keep it polite, please.

And do visit again. Thanks!