Sanchez then won for Marseille at Auxerre

Sanchez then won for Marseille at Auxerre

PARIS (AP) — After missing a penalty in midweek, Alexis Sanchez made amends with his third goal in five French league games on Saturday to cap Marseille’s 2-0 win at Auxerre.

Sanchez, who joined Marseille from Inter Milan on a free transfer last month, came off the bench near the hour mark and sealed Marseille’s fifth league win with a low shot from Matteo Ganduzzi’s back pass in the 83rd minute. .

Unbeaten, Marseille have 16 points from a possible 18 and travel to Tottenham next week looking to start their Champions League campaign full of confidence.

Every time Marseille have gone unbeaten in their opening six matches in the 21st century, they have finished the season in the top three.

Marseille coach Igor Tudor rotated his players ahead of the big game in London and made seven changes, with Sanchez left on the bench after he missed the 1-0 win against Clermont. become

It took just eight minutes for the Marseille visitors to find the back of the net when Gerson scored from the rebound after Cengiz Ander had outrun an Auxerre player in the box and hit the post.

Auxerre, who returned to the top flight after an 11-year absence, were under pressure throughout the first half as Marseille dominated in an effective 3-4-3 system. The hosts played well in the second half but only got half a chance.

Vetina is injured

Kylian Mbappé scored twice with an assist from Lionel Messi as Paris Saint-Germain won 3-0 at Nantes on Saturday to stay top of the French league.

The French champions were dealt a blow, however, when they faced Juventus in the Champions League just three days ago due to Vetenha’s knee injury. The Portuguese midfielder was forced off in the 33rd minute after a late tackle by Fabio.

The Nantes defender received a red card for carelessness.

Vitina looks set to recover in time for Tuesday’s game against the Serie A side at Parc des Princes.

Nantes pulled one back after 17 minutes with Mbappé’s excellent goal with a right-footed shot from the left side of the box into the opposite corner. He was set up by Messi on the break.

Messi then set up Mbappé’s sixth goal – this time from close range – which was initially disallowed for offside in the 53rd but awarded after a VAR check.

Nuno Mendes completed the scoring in the 67th after the rebound after Neymar had hit the post.

PSG lead unbeaten Marseille in the goal difference rankings.

Toko-Ikambi scored twice

Carl Toko-Ikembe continued his fine form by scoring twice in Lyon’s 5-0 thrashing of the English.

After a midweek decider with a winner against Auxerre, Thoko Akambi opened the scoring against his former team in the 31st minute and scored again near the hour mark.

Alexandre Lacazette, Castillo Lukba and Moussa Dembele were also on the scoresheet for third-placed Lyon.

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