FRENCH LIGUE 1
Eight rounds left to go and Paris St. Germain have regained the lead in the Ligue 1 title race.
Lille dropped points in defeat at home to Nimes, and Lyon were thrashed by Paris St. Germain.
Monaco moved 4 points away from Champions League qualification.
Marseille dropped a position after defeat at Nice, while Nice moved up a position to lead the bottom half of the league standings.
Nantes, Nimes, and Lorient picked up point(s) over the weekend to leave bottom-table Dijon the only team at the bottom end of the league standings to finish the round empty-handed.
Kylian Mbappe (Paris St. Germain) – 20 goals
Memphis Depay (Lyon) – 14 goals
Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco) – 13 goals
Boulaye Dia (Riems) – 13 goals
Kevin Volland (Monaco) – 13 goals
SAINT-ETIENNE 0-4 MONACO
Goal Scorers – Monaco – Stevan jovetic 13′ Aurelian Tchouameni 54′ Sofian Diop 64′ Krepin Diatta 76′
METZ 1-3 RENNES
Goal Scorers – Metz – Papa Yade 90′
Goal Scorers – Rennes – Jeremy Doku 17′ Martin Terrier 37′(pen) Sehrou Guirassy
NICE 3-0 MARSEILLE
Goal Scorers – Nice – Kephren Thuram-Ulien 34′ Amine Gouiri 74′ Alexis Claude 90+1′
STRASBOURG 1-2 LENS
Goal Scorers – Strasbourg – Jean-Ricner Bellegarde 20′
Goal Scorers – Lens Massadio Haidra 5′ Seko Fofana 40′
BREST 0-0 ANGERS
DIJON 0-1 REIMS
Goal Scorers – Reims – Boulaye Dia 50′
MONTPELLIER 3-1 BORDEAUX
Goal Scorers – Montpellier – Junior Sambia 35′ Gaetan Laborde 58′ Stephy Mavididi 69′
Goal Scorers – Bordeaux Ui-Jo Hwang 28′
NANTES 1-1 LORIENT
Goal Scorers – Nantes – Randal Kolo Muani 2′
Goal Scorers – Lorient – Armand Lauriente 87′
LILLE 1-2 NIMES
Goal Scorers – Lille – Xeka 20′
Goal Scorers – Nimes – Moussa Kone 12′ Renaud Ripart 45′
LYON 2-4 PARIS ST. GERMAIN
Goal Scorers – Lyon – Islam Slimani 62′ Maxwel Cornet 81′
Goal Scorers – Paris St. Germain – Kylian Mbappe 15′ 52′ Danilo Pereira 32′ Angel Di Maria 47′
Monaco bounced back from the points dropped against Lille with a big win at Saint-Etienne. Monaco scored 4 goals without Wissam Ben Yedder getting a piece of the goals.
Marseille’s first defeat under Jorge Sampaoli was a 3-0 defeat to Nice.
Before Metz got on the score sheet, Rennes went two goals up, went a mad down, and increased their lead to three. Rennes made it a consecutive wins after 8 league games without any.
Armand Lauriente scored a wonder freekick goal for Lorient to pick up a point at Nantes.
Lille put on the pressure late in the game, but it was too late. Nimes got a 2-1 win at Lille after a 2-1 first half score remained unchanged but a goalless second half.
Kylian Mbappe added two goals to his tally while helping Paris St. Germain climb to the top top of the Ligue 1 standings with a 4-2 win against Lyon. PSG completed a league double against Lyon; scoring 4-2 in both.