May 24, 2022

The 5 facts to know about the evening: Lille is relaunching, Strasbourg is 4th, the first for Irles, Tottenham is crazy…

Lille revives, Strasbourg is 4th, Troyes wakes up Montpellier, the mad victory of Tottenham, Egypt accompanies Nigeria in 8th… Discover the highlights of Wednesday’s matches in Ligue 1 and abroad.

Reinildo celebrates his goal against Lorient (3-0, 30th)

The results in Ligue 1 (click on the score to read the brief or the article on the match): Lille 3-1 Lorient, Clermont 0-2 Strasbourg, Montpellier 0-1 Troyes.

The results abroad: Leicester 2-3 Tottenham (Premier League), Egypte 1-0 Soudan, Guine-Bissau 0-2 Nigeria (CAN).

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1. Lille revives. Three days after their draw against Marseille (1-1), LOSC returned to success by winning logically against Lorient (3-1), in a late match of the 20th day of Ligue 1. Taking advantage of the mistakes of Lorient goalkeeper Nardi, the Dogues quickly led 3-0 on goals from Lihadji (10th), Jenz (19th, csc) and Reinildo (30th) . In the second half, the northern club managed its efforts. The Hakes took the opportunity to be more dangerous and score late in the game on a goal from Soumano (90th + 2). In the ranking, Lille climbs back to 8th place, five points off the podium. Lorient is 18th.

2. Strasbourg climbs to 4th place! The Strasbourg residents confirmed their fine form in Clermont (2-0), in a late match of the 19th day of Ligue 1. A third consecutive success, the fifth in six days, won thanks to a lob from Gameiro (4th) and a goal against his camp of Hountondji (77th). Julien Stphan’s men overtake Rennes, Monaco and Lens, and thus climb to 4th place in the standings! On the other hand, it does not work out for the Clermontois, 17th after this new defeat, three days after that conceded against Monaco (0-4).

3. Troyes wakes up Montpellier. Reduced to ten in the second period after the expulsion of Savanier, Montpellier conceded a surprise home defeat against Troyes (0-1), in a late match of the 20th day of Ligue 1. After finishing 2021 with four consecutive victories, the MHSC lost twice in two games in 2022 and is 9th in the standings. Opposite is the first victory of Bruno Irles on the bench of ESTAC, but also in L1. And a first success for the Aube club, 15th in the standings, since December 1.

4. Tottenham’s crazy victory! While led 2-1 in the 94th minute, the Leicester team lost to Tottenham (2-3) after extra time. In the first period, Kane (38th) had first answered Daka (24th) for the Spurs, but Maddison (76th) had allowed the Foxes to regain the advantage in the second half. Dominating but too imprecise in the last gesture, Antonio Conte’s men then pushed to the end. And Bergwijn, entering the 79th minute, overturned this match by scoring a double in the last seconds (90th + 5, 90th + 7). Totally crazy! Tottenham took advantage of this success to climb to 5th place, one point behind fourth-placed West Ham. Leicester are 10th.

5. Egypt accompanies Nigeria in the round of 16 of the CAN! This Wednesday evening, the Egyptians beat Sudan (1-0), thanks to a goal from Abdelmonem (35th), and finish 2nd place in group D, with 6 points, behind Nigeria. Already qualified before this 3rd and last day, the Nigerians made the full card by winning a third victory against Guinea-Bissau (2-0). Sadiq (56th) and Troost-Ekong (75th) scored the two achievements of the Super Eagles.

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