Nice weekend for Vieira’s Nice, Henry’s Monaco
PSG is running away with Ligue 1, but MLS and Arsenal fans have had a couple of reasons to follow the French top flight this season.
Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira are in their first European managerial adventures, and both have had good weekends.
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That’s been a rarity in the case of Henry, who took over a shockingly under-performing AS Monaco and oversaw just two draws in his first six matches.
On Saturday at Caen, a Radamel Falcao free kick was enough to get Henry that first win. Monaco is now two points back of safety, in 19th place.
Vieira’s run with Nice started slow but has picked up serious steam, and his men are within four points back of second place Lyon.
Nice got goals from Wylan Cyprien and Allan Saint-Maximin in a 2-0 win over Lille, stretching the club’s winning run to five matches. Four of those matches have come in the league, and all are clean sheets.
Both Henry and Vieira have been unafraid to speak their minds, with the latter calling out Mario Balotelli a couple of weeks ago.
Their sides meet Dec. 7 in Monaco.
PSG has a 15-point lead on second, and is 14-0-0 on the season. They have that going for them, which is nice.