The multiplex of this 19th day of Ligue 1 was rich in goals, with some good offers at the top of the standings, and already two teams heading towards League 2.
At Parc des Princes, PSG did not force their talent to beat Amiens (4-1) with another Kylian Mbappé double, and perhaps a serious injury to Thiago Silva. But Paris was up to his last match of the year and keeps his distance. Behind Paris, Olympique de Marseille delightd their fans by winning (3-1) against Nimes after a rather chaotic match, with VAR being a party. But in the end, the Phoceans took three points and consolidated their second place in the standings.
Behind OM, and despite a quick opening of the scoreboard, Lille gave a big slap in Monaco (5-1), Jardim’s players have responded in the most beautiful way to those who claimed they had let their coach go. It was eventually Rennes who settled into the third step of the podium by defeating (1-0) at the end of a Bordeaux team’s match that fell into the standings.
Another team to fall, AS Saint-Etienne who lost in Strasbourg (2-1) and is in 14th place. On the OL side, we cannot settle for the draw (1-1) brought from Reims, as Dembélé missed the penalty of the victory in the last few minutes. OL is 12 points behind OM, an abyss. Nantes had the opportunity to do a good operation, but the canaries were caught at home by Angers (1-2). For his part, Montpellier brought Brest back to the harsh reality of the L1 inflicting a hard 4-0 on the Breton players.
In the battle for retention, Toulouse was swept once again (3-0), this time in Nice, with Nimes, the TFC seems to be on its way down, even if Amiens, and the duo Dijon-Metz, who have been neutralized (2-2) are serious candidates.