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French Ligue 1 – Round Twenty-Four

 

Top Four:
  1. Monaco
  2. Paris Saint-Germain
  3. OGC Nice
  4. Lyon
Bottom Four:
  1. Dijon
  2.  Angers
  3.  Bastia
  4.  Lorient

 

February 7, 2017

Montpellier                                     1-2                      Monaco

Hilton 47’                                                                 Kamil Glik 16’

                                                                                 Kylian Mbappe Lottin 21’

FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-MONTPELLIER-MONACO : News Photo

This was the tenth consecutive match in all competitions, that Monaco has gone without a defeat.

 

Monaco finished the match with a man down but a goal up, and maintained their position at the top of the league table.  

 

Caen                                             0-4                               Bordeaux

                                                                                       Diego Rolan 11’

                                                                                       Francois Kamano 22’ 63’

                                                                                       Jaroslav Plasil 90’

FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-CAEN-BORDEAUX : News Photo

Scoring two goals in each half was how Caen got thrashed at home by Bordeaux.

 

Paris Saint-Germain                          2-1                            Lille

Edinson Cavani 70’                                                           Nicolas De Preville 86’

Lucas Moura 90’+2’

Paris Saint-Germain v Lille OSC - Ligue 1 : News Photo

With Monaco getting a victory against Montpellier, there was no room for error for Paris Saint-Germain in this fixture.

 

The defending champions needed a victory and got that with a late additional time goal against Lille.

 

it was looking to be another bad result for Unai Emery and his boys after Nicolas De Preville scored late for Lille to equalize Edinson Cavani’s goal for PSG,

 

February 8, 2017

Lorient                                    1-1                   Toulouse

Sylvain Marveaux 60’                                      Andy Delort 24’

 

Sylvain Marveaux scored in the second half to ensure that bottom table Lorient avoided a home defeat.

 

The point for the two teams means there are just 8 points separating Toulouse(middle of the table) and Lorient(bottom of the table).

 

OGC Nice                                1-0                   Saint-Etienne

Wylan Cyprien 7’

FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-NICE-SAINT ETIENNE : News Photo

An early goal allowed OGC Nice to pick up a very important three points at home against Saint-Etienne.

 

With the title race looking like a three horse race between Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and OGC Nice, none of these teams will be looking to drop points when the others aren’t.

 

Lyon                                       4-0                   Nancy

Mathieu Valbuena 39’

Nabil Fekir 43’

Alexandre Lacazette 54’(pen)

Memphis Depay 58’

FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-LYON-NANCY : News Photo

Four goals in a twenty-minute spell was how Lyon dismantled recently promoted, Nancy.

 

Bastia                      -POSTPONED-               Nantes

 

Angers                                     0-0                           Rennes

 

Rennes ended the match with a man sent off but picked up an away point against relegation-zoned Angers.

 

Metz                                      2-1                          Dijon

Ismaila Sarr 46’                                                   Cedric Varrault 78’

Cheick Diabate 66’(pen)

FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-METZ-DIJON : News Photo

They came into the match equal on points in the league standings. Metz used home advantage to separate themselves with a victory.

 

Marseille                                   2-0                        Guingamp

Bafetimbi Gomis 26’

Dimitri Payet 76’

FBL-FRA-L1-MARSEILLE-GUINGAMP : News Photo

Marseille returned to winning ways by beating Guingamp and getting a revenge for their defeat in the first half of the 2016-17 Ligue 1 season.

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