Ligue 1 Talking Points: Poyet’s perfect start and goals galore at the Stade Louis II

When Jocelyn Gourvennec found himself packing up his office belongings into cardboard boxes, he may have allowed a little moment to reflect on the future of the club that had dismissed him. The Brazilians in the side were running riot, with their ringleader clearly casting his gaze across the ocean to the attractive money pit […]

Ligue 1 Round-Up: Monaco edge past Lyon in European qualification thriller

Monaco moved ahead of Lyon in the race for automatic Champions League qualification, after Leonardo Jardim’s side scored late on to steal all three points in a 3-2 victory. Elsewhere in France, runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain continued their relentless march towards the Ligue 1 title after a 3-0 win at Lille, with talented Argentine Giovani […]

Ligue 1 Round-Up: PSG extend lead at the top after Lyon slip-up at Bordeaux

Edinson Cavani became Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time record goalscorer, after his early finish fired Unai Emery’s side further clear at the top of Ligue 1. Elsewhere in France, second-place Lyon fell to a 3-1 defeat at Bordeaux, with the highly-coveted Brazilian starlet Malcom converting a spot kick following a controversial dive in the penalty area. Metz’s […]

Ligue 1 Talking Points: PSG slip-up at Lyon as Neymar misses out again

Could the impossible be happening? Lyon inflicted Paris Saint-Germain’s second defeat of the season this weekend, after Memphis Depay’s stunning effort flew past the rooted Alphonse Areola in the dying stages of the game. It was a fixture punctuated with moments of seemingly endless quality – every finish demonstrated skill, timing and confidence before finding […]

Ligue 1 Round Up: Business as usual for Paris Saint-Germain but Monaco and Lyon lose ground on Europe

Runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain continued their impressive bid to win Ligue 1 this season after a 1-0 away victory at fifth place Nantes, while Monaco and Lyon both failed to pick up victories in the race for the Champions League places. Read below for all the Ligue 1 action this weekend: Friday Strasbourg 0-2 Guingamp […]

Ligue 1: The Standout Performers

The Ligue 1 season is in the middle of its winter break currently, with fixtures resuming on January 12th. As it stands, Paris Saint-Germain are strolling with ease towards the title, after their disappointment from last season when Monaco topped the table. Whilst the title race may effectively already be over, the race for Europe […]

Ligue 1 Round Up: Lyon tighten grip on European spot as Nice extend winning streak

Paris Saint-Germain comfortably brushed aside Rennes to continue their domination at the top of Ligue 1, and Lyon came out on top in the battle between third and fourth place in the race for the final Champions League spot. Elsewhere in France, Nice’s winning streak now stands at four games after they edged past strugglers […]

Ligue 1 Round Up: The race for Europe heats up as Monaco fight back in style

Paris Saint-Germain recovered from their shock loss last weekend, as they comfortably dispatched Lille at the Parc des Princes. The race for a Champions League spot next season is also heating up, as Monaco and Lyon both picked up important, late victories. Elsewhere in France, high-flying Nantes fell to a disappointing home defeat and Guingamp […]

Ligue 1 Talking Points: PSG finally lose while Malcom scores goal of the season contender

This weekend in Ligue 1 featured a notable surprise: Paris Saint-Germain finally lost their first game of the season at struggling Strasbourg. Unai Emery fielded a slightly rotated team, with in-form hitman Edinson Cavani and Marco Verratti both named on the bench. A front-line led by Kylian Mbappe carved out several good chances, but the […]

Ligue 1 Round Up: PSG falter as Monaco and Lyon pick up wins

Paris Saint-Germain fell to their first defeat this season away at Strasbourg, while title challengers Lyon and Monaco both picked up three important points. Elsewhere in France, Lille’s recent lift in form sees them rise out of the relegation zone after a nervy home win over Toulouse, and Marseille’s impressive season continues despite an stalemate […]

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