Ligue 1 entered its third day over the weekend and while some teams and players did really well, some once against struggled to get the ball rolling.
The French Ligue 1 has been quite exciting even though we have just entered the third round of matches. While the likes of Lyon and Lille are coming to their own, the likes of Monaco and Marseille struggle to add any sort of consistency or hope in their displays.
PSG might have started slowly but we all know that they will be back at their best at some stage of the season.
Here we take a look at players/coaches/clubs that did well and not so well on day three.
Charbonnier gets into the action
The Frenchman scored 27 goals in Ligue 1 but wasn’t able to do much in the opening two days of Ligue 1. However, the third one was going to change everything with the Brest striker scoring a goal in the 1-0 win over Stade de Reims.
While the goal came almost at the death, the French striker has shown that he could be a Ligue 1 surprise package this season.
Stephane Moulin rallies his troops
One can forgive Angers for being crestfallen after the 6-0 thumping they were subjected to by Lyon. A lot of questions were being asked about Moulin’s coaching methods. However, the French tactician won the day on match day 3 as his team put three past Metz at home.
El Melali, Santamaria and Alioui scored a goal each with young Capelle providing two assists. Moulin definitely had some choice words to say after seeing his team lose so horribly to Lyon. And it appears that whatever the coach said, worked out pretty well.
New recruits join the party
For Nantes and Bordeaux, new signings have shown that they can take their respective teams far in Ligue 1 this time around. Nigerian international Moses Simon scored on his debut against Aimens in a game the team won 2-1. It was an important goal since it gives Christian Gourcuff more time to cement his job.
Bordeaux on the other hand, came away with a 2-0 win over Dijon and had to thank South Korean international Hwang and Swiss signing Benito.
Dijon in serious trouble
Three matches and three defeats. This season has not started well for the Burgundy club. After barely surviving last season, Dijon’s deficiencies in Ligue 1 have again been exposed and this team is going to struggle a lot.
They face Angers next week and their opponents are getting their act straight. Troubled times lie ahead for this team.
After beating AS Monaco in their second game of the season, the Lorrainers were expected to do well against Angers who went through so much against Lyon last week. Vincent Hognon’s men enjoyed all the possession but couldn’t do much about it and their Ligue 1 credentials might now be under a cloud.
Things have to be straightened out in training this week given that PSG are coming to Saint-Symphorien next Friday and won’t be kind at all.