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Ligue 1: Monaco humiliate Marseille, Mbappé announced to the PSG

Ⓒ AFP – VALERY HACHE – | Monaco forward Kylian Mbapped after the match against Marseille at Louis II, 27 August 2017

Monaco, defending champion, was without pity for Marseille, crushed (6-1) and now in crisis. Outside the field, Monaco and PSG reached an agreement for the arrival in the capital of the 18-year-old prodigy Kylian Mbappé, several media reported. A 4th day of L1 well agitated.

. Neymar and now Mbappé?

The news has obscured the pre-game Monaco-Marseille. France Info and RMC talk about an agreement for EUR 180 million, including a bonus, and a five-year contract. This would make Mbappé the second most expensive player in the world, behind the former Barcelonan Neymar and ahead of Ousmane Dembélé (past Dortmund in Barcelona for 105 M EUR and bonuses of 42 M EUR).

Monaco and the Paris SG “have reached an agreement on … a loan from the French international to the club of the capital. This loan includes a purchase option with 180 million euros with bonuses” L’Equipe.

The solution of a loan would not expose you to sanctions in the context of UEFA’s financial fair play (FPF), according to which a club can not spend more than it earns.

In any case, after missing its summer market in the summer of 2016, the PSG would hit this time very strong. Apart from the unknown Yuri Berchiche (bought EUR 15 million from Real Sociedad), Paris has already strengthened with Dani Alves (who came free from Juventus) and Neymar, bought EUR 222 million.

Paris could thus – if the arrival of Mbappé, stayed on the bench in Monaco, confirmed – align one of the best trios of the football world on paper, alongside Edinson Cavani and “Ney”.

. OM in crumbs and crisis

In the main rival of the PSG, OM, it goes wrong. The managers of Marseille were wrong to sell to the fans their “Project Champions”. The recruitment – especially of old glories with Patrice Evra last season, Luiz Gustavo and Adil Rami this summer, no European striker – is not up to scratch. Monaco proved it. The score was 4 to 0 at halftime for the band to Radamel Falcao, author of a double.

Anger did not wait in the bleachers occupied by the Marseillais. Fans of OM tried to invade the field of the Louis-II stadium after the 4th goal, before being contained by the stewards and the policemen. The return to the Old Port may be tense.

The leaders of OM have only until Thursday midnight to try to recruit a center-weight before the end of the mercato in France.

As a reminder, the previous season, Monaco had spent four in Marseille at each meeting: 4-0 on 26 November 2016 in L1, 4-1 on 15 January in L1, and finally 4-3 in the Round of 16 Of France, after extra time, on 1 March 2017. Monaco, ahead of goal difference, is 2nd behind the Parisian leader and are the only two clubs to have won all their matches in L1 this season.

. Bielsa unsatisfied

Nothing to do with the situation burning in Marseille, but the LOSC version Marcelo Bielsa also suffers at the beginning of the season. After two defeats of rank, Lille was satisfied with the draw in Angers (1-1). “Satisfied, it’s not my feeling. It was not a performance that left me with a good impression,” commented El Loco.

“We coaches have the task of striking a balance between the capabilities of the players and what the team produces. It is my responsibility and if I have not arrived there Is not due to lack of time “.

Guingamp, on the other hand, turned the page of his last two defeats by beating the promoted Strasbourg (2-0).

Results of the 4th day of the football league:


Paris SG – Saint-Etienne 3 – 0


Nantes – Lyon 0 – 0

Amiens – Nice 3 – 0

Bordeaux – Troyes 2 – 1

Dijon – Montpellier 2 – 1

Toulouse – Rennes 3 – 2

Caen – Metz 1 – 0


Guingamp – Strasbourg 2 – 0

Angers – Lille 1 – 1

Monaco – Marseille 6 – 1

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