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French Ligue 1 – Round Twenty Two

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

 

January 27, 2017

Marseille                                             5-1                           Montpellier

Bafetimbi Gomis 4’ 20’ 78’                                                       Ryad Boudebouz 49’

Rolando 39’

Florian Thauvin 88’(pen)

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

Montpellier made it four straight winless league matches after a bad day in Marseille. They conceded three goals in the first half and two more in the second.

The victory allowed Marseille to open their lead over Montpellier to 10-points, and push their way to sixth place in the league standings.

 

January 28, 2017

Lyon                                                 1-2                                      Lille

Alexandre Lacazette 86’(pen)                                               Yassin Benzia 38’ 80’(pen)

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Lille surprise the league and came out on top against Lyon to get the maximum points from an away fixture.

 

Nancy                                            0-2                         Bordeaux

                                                                                  Joeffrey Cuffaut 67’(o.g)

                                                                                  Malcom 88’

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Bordeaux was the victor in a close contest against Nancy.

 

Lorient                                              2-3                            Dijon

Sylvain Marveaux 51’                                                      Lois Diony 10’

Abdul Majeed Waris 60’(pen)                                         Jordan Loties 70’

                                                                                              Pier Lees-Melou 90’+3’

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Missed penalty came to bite Lorient in the back.

Abdul Majeed Waris failed to double goals in this match when he missed a penalty that could have given Lorient a lead in the 76th minute.

The penalty miss became very expensive when Pier Lees-Melou found the winning goal for Dijon to the away victory over Lorient.

 

Bastia                                               1-1                              Caen

Allan Saint-Maximum 26’                                                 Sylvio Rodelin 45’+1’

Bastia and Caen couldn’t separate themselves from after getting a goal each in the first half.  Both teams remain relegation threatened and even on points in the league standings.

 

Angers                                             2-1                            Metz

Flavien Tait 25’                                                                 Ismael Traore 33’

Nicolas Pepe 35’

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Metz was kept in the relegation zone after an away defeat to Angers.  

Angers gained three points over Metz, but Metz has a match in hand that could potentially even points up.

 

Rennes                                            1-1                            Nantes

Joris Gagnon 87’                                                              Jules Iloki 45’

 

It ended a point a piece for the two teams when a late goal rescued Rennes from a home defeat to Nantes.

 

January 29, 2017

OGC Nice                                             3-1                     Guingamp

Alassane Plea 11’                                                           Jimmy Braind 63’

Jean Michel Seri 38’

Mario Balotelli 87’

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OGC Nice got back to winning ways after three consecutive league draws.

 

With their two closest contenders(Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco) going against each other in this round of Ligue 1, this victory was a very important one for OGC Nice.

 

Toulouse                                         0-3                Saint-Etienne

                                                                        Nolan Roux 9’(pen) 67’(pen)

                                                                        Kevin Monnet-Paquet 55’

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Nolan Roux scored two goals from a penalty to help Saint-Etienne to an away victory over a Toulouse side that had to play almost the entirety of the first half with a man down after midfielder Somalia was handed red card.

                                                                 

 

Paris Saint-Germain                                1-1                             Monaco

Edinson Cavani 81’(pen)                                                          Bernardo Silva 90’+3’

 

In a ‘top of the table clash’, Monaco scored late to get a point away against Paris Saint-Germain.

Both teams were on a three-match winning streak in the league and finished with a draw in this match. The point was enough to keep Monaco at the top of the Ligue 1 table for another round.

With OGC Nice getting a victory in their fixture against Guingamp, Paris Saint-Germain sits three points behind the two teams at third.

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