RC Lens temporarily regained second place in the top flight at OM on Saturday by outclassing Monaco at Bollaert (3-0).
Demonstration of sources! A week after their defeat at the Parc des Princes (3-1) – a defeat precipitated by the premature expulsion of Abdul Samed after a good start to the match – Lens made short work of Monaco at the Bollaert stadium this Saturday on behalf of the 32e lifting of Ligue 1. A meritorious and controlled 3-0 success which replaces the artesian club in the position of first runner-up to the Parisian leader.
Sunday evening in Lyon, Marseille will have a lot to do to replicate and support the comparison. In the result comes the quality of the game. This day in their den indeed, the Blood and Gold are irresistible – with the key to a 14e victory in 16 receptions. The next on the menu being that of OM, in a fortnight.
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It must be said that Franck Haise’s men knew how to make the task easier, with very quickly a double from Openda – author of his 16e and 17e Achievements of the season in L1 – for the love of the pump (9e16e). Before the hour mark, Thomasson will add to the score (3-0, 56e); a minimum of evil for totally overwhelmed Monegasques who could have conceded at least two more goals. On this crossbar sounded by Fofana (44e) or this Thomasson offside signaled late in particular (49e).
With the 3 points thus assured, the locals certainly left the initiative to the representatives of the Principality in the last minutes of the game – without giving up. With this evening two steps ahead of Marseille, Lens can see things coming serenely. ASM, fourth, could however find themselves five and six points behind their predecessors in the standings at the end of the weekend. A chasm just six days before the end of the debates.