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another dropped points and drop in position for Paris St. Germain. – the French Ligue 1 after Round 16

 

FRENCH LIGUE 1

With the exception of Lyon moving up to 2nd place; pushing PsG down a spot, the top three in the league title race remain the same.
A win against Lorient allowed Rennes to switch position with Montpeller while equaling Marseielle on points.
Monaco moved up a position by keeping Dijon stagnant at the bottom of the league table.
Lyon was the only team in the ‘top four’ to win their game.

 

 

 


Metz 2-0 Lens
Goal Scorers – Metz – Opa Nguette 30′ Farid Boulaya 90+4′

Marseille 1-1 Reims
Goal Scorers – Marseille – Florian Thauvin 45+1′
Goal Scorers – Reims – Yuto Nagatomo 20′(og)

Nice 1-4 Lyon
Goal Scorers – Nice – Amine Gouiri 43′
Goal Scorers – Lyon – Memphis Depay 32′(pen) Tino Kadewere 39′ Karl Toko Ekambi 63′ Houssem Aouar 73′

Brest 2-2 Montpellier
Goal Scorers – Brest – Romain Philippoteaux 58′ Brendan Chardonnet 79′
Goal Scorers – Montpellier – Gaëtan Laborde 45+1′ Andy Delort 82′

 



Dijon 0-1 Monaco
Goal Scorers – Monaco -Kevin Volland 15′

Nantes 1-1 Angers
Goal Scorers – Nantes – Charles Traore 90+5′
Goal Scorers – Angers – Romain Thomas 42′

Saint-Etienne 2-2 Nîmes
Goal Scorers – Saint-Etienne – Harold Moukoudi 8′ Arnaud Nordin 63′
Goal Scorers – Nimes -Matteo Ahlinci 14′ Renaud Ripart 56′(pen)

Strasbourg 0-2 Bordeaux
Goal Scorers – Bordeaux – Pablo 38′ Otavio 66′

Lorient 0-3 Rennes
Goal Scorers – Rennes – Damien Da Silva 23′ Benjamin Bourigeaud 70′ Martin Terrier 76′

Lille 0-0 Paris St. Germain

 

 

 

 

Metz used a 2-0 home win to move a point away from Lens in the league standings. A back-to-back win for Metz after 5 straight games without.

Marseille dropped more points. The bets Marseille could do after their defeat at Rennes was a 1-1 draw at home with Reims.

After dropping points (unexpectedly) in a 2-2 draw with Brest, Lyon quickly got back to their winning ways with a 4-1 win away at Nice.

An early goal from Kevin Volland ended Monaco’s losing streak at 3 games. Monaco picked up a narrow 1-0 win against bottom table Dijon.

Charles Traore scored a late equalizer in the final minute of added time for Nantes to escape a home defeat against Angers.

A 2-2 draw at home with Nimes brought Saint-Etienne back to their winless run. Saint-Etienne returned to their winless form after ending a streak of 11 straight matches without a win in the last round.

Bordeaux bounced back from consecutive ‘2-1’ defeats with a 2-0 win at Strasbourg. It was Strasbourg’s first defeat in 5 matches.

A 3-0 win against Lorient was Rennes third win in a row.

 

The final match of the round (the blockbuster) finished in a goalless draw after Lille fought off Paris St. Germain to keep hold of the top spot. The real winner was Lyon.

 

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