Ligue1 wk 6 wrap: Falcao nets twice as Balotteli on target

Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 25/09/2017

Paris Saint- Germain fire blank for the first time this season to a resilences Montpellier at Stade de la Mosson in the week seven of the Ligue 1 encounter without world most expensive signing Neymar.

While defending champions Monaco wallop Lille at Stade Pierre-Mauroy with two goals from Radamel Falcao and summer signing on target also Stevan Jovetic.

Mario Balotelli scores for Nice in a 2-2 home draw to make four goals in Ligue 1 so far this season.

Montpellier 0-0 PSG

Kylian Mbpape and Edison Cavani could not break resilence Montpellier at Stade de la Mosson in the with Neymar who was missing from the game due to a minor foot injury he sustains in training with Julian Draxler replace the Brazilain star and Marco Verratti gets his first game in Ligue 1 after coming in from suspension he received from last season.

The dethroned champions PSG despite the setback they still remain top of the league table with 19 points from seven matches with a point above rival Monaco.

Lille 0-4 Monaco

Radamel Falcao scores two as French champions Monaco romped to a 4-0 thumping of Lille at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy to pile the pressure on home coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Summer acquisition Stevan Jovetic and Rachid Ghezzal put Monaco in control at half-time with their first goals for the club since joining from Inter Milan and Lyon respectively with in-form Colombian striker Falcao piled more misery onto the hosts with a second-half brace to reach 11 league goals for the season.

Bordeaux 3 - 1 Guingamp

Bordeaux moved to third place after 3 - 1 victory over Guingamp at Matmut Atlantique with first-half goal Nicolas De Preville and two second-half goals Alexandre Mendy and Jonathan Cafu to ensure the victory for Jocelyn Gourvennec's side.

Saint-Etienne 2 - 2 Rennes

Saint-Etienne forward Jonathan Bamba salvaged a 2-2 home draw from the penalty spot against Rennes as the 10-time champions missed the chance to go third in the French league 1.

Benjamin Bourigeaud put Rennes in front with a clever lob over `keeper Stephane Ruffier in the 41st minute as Saint-Etienne reacted immediately through Gabriel Silva to level the score 1-1 before halftime.

Former Sunderland man Wahbi Khazri put the visitors ahead after converting a penalty kick to make it 2-1 before Saint-Etienne forward Bamba leveled with a well-taken penalty kick with 20 minutes left after Rennes goalkeeper Tomas Koubek fouled Lois Diony in the box. 

Nice 2 - 2 Angers

Mario Balotelli scored from the spot as Nice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with Angers in Ligue 1.

The Italy forward Balotelli's spot-kick make it his 15th goal in 15 Ligue 1 matches at Allianz Riviera to reduced the deficit before half-time and an Ismael Traore own goal saw Nice equalize with 11 minutes from time.

Other Ligue 1 result are

Caen 1 - 0 Amiens

Lyon 3 - 3 Dijon

Metz 0 - 1 Troyes

Strasbourg 1 - 2 Nantes

Marseille 2 - 0 Toulouse