Ligue 1: Nigeria’s Kalu collapses as Bordeaux take on Marseille

On the weekend when Lionel Messi was introduced to the Paris Saint-Germain crowd, Bordeaux drew 2-2 in Marseille after two goals down.

The hosts led at halftime thanks to goals from the formidable Dimitri Payet and Cengiz Under, before 18-year-old defender Timothee Pembele and Remi Oudin scored for the guests.

Exercise coach Jorge Sampaoli stuck to the team that started last weekend in a 3-2 win in Montpellier.

Yacine Adli of the guests has been called to the bench of Vladimir Petkovic due to the expected move of the 21-year-old attacking midfielder to AC Milan.

Nigeria’s Samuel Kalu collapses

After six minutes there was a worrying sight when Bordeaux’s Samuel Kalu collapsed outside the home penalty area without contact with an opposing player.

Less than 90 seconds later, Nigeria’s winger Kalu was back on his feet after treatment, playing for five minutes before being substituted on by Remi Oudin.

Under scored his second goal in as many games half an hour after the loss of Brazilian midfielder Gerson.

Payet added his third of the season with a great performance four minutes before break that started near the center line and ended with a low shot into the bottom corner.

Petkovic’s side stood at eye level for hours after Timothee Pembele, who was loaned by Paris Saint-German last week, and Oudin, who was substituted on in the first half, scored the point before Leo Balerdi was sent off after 89 minutes.

– Messi madness –
Earlier, Lens drew 2-2 at home against Saint-Etienne, despite the fact that Wahbi Khazri scored the goal after 20 seconds for Les Verts, the 10-time record champions.

Khazri’s shot was the fastest Ligue 1 goal since Valentin Vada after 14 seconds for Bordeaux against Toulouse in January 2017.

The seven-time champions Lyon are still without a win this season after losing 3-0 in Angers and sending striker Maxwell Cornet off for two fouls in the second half.

Clermont got two wins to start their first season in the first division when Guinean striker Mohamed Bayo beat Ligue 2 champions Troyes, City Football under the roof of Manchester City, in a 2-0 home win Group stands, scored two goals.

Messi received an enthusiastic welcome on Saturday as he walked onto the pitch alongside PSG’s other new signings. 48,000 full houses greeted the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, even though the welcoming ceremony took place an hour before kick-off.

The Argentine striker watched the 4-2 win over Strasbourg alongside Neymar and Angel di Maria from the stands – the trio, which was not yet considered fit, had taken a long break after the game at the Copa America.

Elsewhere, Christophe Galtier made a successful return to Lille, with whom he won the title last season when his team from Nice hammered the champions 4-0.


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