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)


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)


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’


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’


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’


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’


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’


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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