Ligue 1 Round Up: Week 3

  • While we are only three weeks into the season, the team in first place in Ligue 1 is not PSG or Monaco. It’s FC Girondins de Bordeaux. Bordeaux has nine points in three games after beating Nice 3-1. Bordeaux overcame going down to grab the win. Cheick Diabaté had an eventful day, scoring a goal and being sent off after two yellows.
  • PSG’s less than impressive start to the season has continued, drawing 0-0 with Evian. This is the same Evian that had allowed nine goals in two games. PSG had an amazing 76% possession with 786 passes to Evian’s 243 but could only muster three shots on target.
  • Lille’s pristine defensive record continued their third clean sheet in as many games in a 2-0 over Lorient. Lille’s rock solid defense allowed only one shot on goal. Simon Kjaer got a goal in addition to being pivotal in Lille’s clean sheet at center back.
  • It took them longer than they would’ve wanted or expected, but Monaco has won a game. In Falcao’s first start of the season, Monaco earned a road win over Nantes, 1-0. Nantes had a chance to go up 1-0 from the spot but Serge Gakpe’s penalty was saved. Falcao made the most of his first start since his injury, scoring Monaco’s only goal in the game.
  • A pair of new managers got their first wins of the season, as Claude Makelele’s Bastia and Marcelo Bielsa’s Marseille both won. Bastia beat Toulouse 1-0 while Marseille beat Guingamp with the same scoreline.

About Jordan Katz

Journalism student at the University of Maryland.
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