The midweek round in the French Ligue 1 did not turn out to be a happy one for the Dutch. Memphis Depay and Kenny Tete lost with Olympique Lyonnais, Kevin Strootman went down with Olympique Marseille.
Depay and Tete were both at the base, in the home game against Stade Rennes. It became a painful 0-2 loss. Because Lille won at Montpellier, Lyon has dropped to fourth place.
Marseille, with Strootman in the midfield, lost twice ahead of a visit to FC Nantes. After the break, the home team made it the only goal: 3-2.
PSG is right again
Paris Saint-Germain is not on the way to the eighth league title in club history. Nevertheless, Thomas Tuchel's team did not fully benefit from the loss of points of the pursuers. It was played in a row for the second time. PSG went no further than 1-1 when visiting RC Strasbourg.
PSG trainer Thomas Tuchel had to do without Neymar (injury to his knee) and held Kylian Mbappé the first half on the bench. Without the two star attackers, the leader was trailing five minutes before the break after a Kenny Lala penalty.
Mbappé was allowed to participate in the second half and PSG created many opportunities with him in the team. In the 71st minute, it became 1-1 thanks to Edinson Cavani; he too was successful from eleven meters.
Despite frantic efforts to secure the victory, it remained 1-1. PSG failed to take a lead of no less than sixteen points on the number two, Lille.