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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: 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 Talking Points: The race for Europe

With three teams making up the chasing pack behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain, but only two guaranteed places in next season’s Champions League group phase, the race for Europe is beginning to heat up. Currently PSG sit at the summit with a nine point gap between second-place Lyon, who have 35 points so far. However, both […]

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 […]

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