Ligue 1 Round Up: Week 2

  • PSG rebounded from their Week 1 draw against Reims by topping Claude Makélélé’s Bastia, 2-0. While they may have won the game, they lost their most important player to injury during the match. Zlatan had to be subbed off in the 16th minute for policeman Lavezzi with a hip injury. It’s currently unknown how long the blog’s namesake is out for. Oh and Thiago Motta got headbutted in the tunnel.
  • Monaco is still looking for their first win, falling to Bordeaux 4-1. They went up 1-0 through Berbatov before discombobulating. They conceded two goals from penalties in a largely forgettable defensive display. The win for Bordeaux puts them in a tie for first with St. Etienne while Monaco loss puts them in 19th place. Falcao played 28 minutes.
  • Reims was unable to carry the positive momentum they had from drawing with PSG last week, losing 3-1 to St. Etienne. While we are only two games into the season, St. Etienne does find themselves at the top of the table. Mevlut Erding is off to a hot start to his season, with three goals and an assist in two games. That’s more than (gasp) Zlatan.
  • Rennes beat Evian in a high scoring affair, 6-2. Rennes managed to get their six goals on only seven shots on target, a wonderful display of efficiency. It was the game of braces, as four players managed to bag a pair. Paul-Georges Ntep, Ola Toivonen, and Mexer all got doubles for Rennes, while Daniel Wass scored twice in Evian’s losing effort.
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About Jordan Katz

Journalism student at the University of Maryland.
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