French Ligue1

PSG and Monaco gave us a classic in the 20th round of the 2019/20 French Ligue 1 season.

Two points were dropped in this round, but Paris St. Germain’s lead isn’t under any imminent threat.
As things stand after 20 rounds played, PSG is marching towards another league title.

 

Paris St. Germain‘s lead at the top was reduced to 5 points after failing to seal a victory in this round.

The top three teams at the start of the round kept their place, while Nantes drops out of the top 4 to fifth place.

The bottom 5 teams stay as it from the previous round, with Dijon, Metz, and Nimes on the winning side of their respective matches.

Wissam Ben Yedder added a goal to his tally to move to 14 goals, three more goals than any other player in the league.

Ligue 1
Rennes 0-1 Marseille
Goal Scorers Marseille – Kevin Strootman 84′

Bordeaux 1-2 Lyon
Goal Scorers Bordeaux – Jimmy Briand 15′
Goal Scorers Lyon – Maxwel Cornet 50′ Moussa Dembele 53′

Amiens 1-2 Montpellier
Goal Scorers Amiens – Bakaye Dibassy 14′
Goal Scorers Montpellier – Gaetan Laborde 50′ Andy Delort 83′

Angers 1-1 Nice
Goal Scorers Angers – Sada Thioub 37′
Goal Scorers Nice – Wylan Cyprien 45+5′

Metz 1-0 Strasbourg
Goal Scorers Metz – John Boye 68′

Nimes 2-0 Reims
Goal Scorers Nimes – Renaud Ripart 15′ Yassine Benrahou 90+3′

Toulouse 2-5 Brest
Goal Scorers Toulouse – Bafode Diakite 16′ 21′
Goal Scorers Brest – Yoann Court 7′ Gaetan Charbonnier 72′ 77′ Hianga Mbock 79′ Irvin Cardona 86′

Saint-Etienne 0-2 Nantes
Goal Scorers Nantes – Mehdi Abeid 23′ Ludovic Blas 48′

Dijon 1-0 Lille
Goal Scorers Dijon – Julio Tavares 47′

Paris St. Germain 3-3 Monaco
Goal Scorers Paris St. Germain -Neymar 3′ 42′(pen) Fode Ballo 24′(og)
Goal Scorers Monaco – Gelson Martins 7′ Wissam Ben Yedder 13′ Islam Slimani 70′

 

Looking at the goals scored, fortune was on PSG’s side.
It was an entertaining 3-3 draw between the last two winners of the league.
Despite picking up a point in Paris, Monaco moved down a place from 7th to 8th.
The good news for both teams is that they will face each other in a few days to make up for their outstanding fixture from the first half of the season. The ‘3-3’ draw is the best appetizer for the midweek fixture.

Marseille found the win to close in on PSG.
Marseille keeps the pressure on PSG by tightened their grip on second place in the league. Kevin Strootman knocked in the rebound of Dimitri Payet’s freekick for the team to get a 1-0 win at Rennes.

Lyon jumped from the bottom half (12th) to the 7th.
Moussa Dembele ended 5 league matches without a goal when he scored the winner for Lyon. “
A defensive error in a poor back pass set Lyon back a goal away at Bordeaux, but Lyon responded in the second half with two goals to take get a needed win.

Toulouse stayed put at the bottom after suffering their eleventh consecutive defeat in all competitions.
Bafode Diakite scored a brace to get Toulouse from a losing position to a winning one, but Toulouse conceded 4 goals in the final 20 minutes of regulation time to suffer a 5-2 home defeat against Brest.

Lille has only won 1 game away from home this season. A ‘1-0’ defeat at Dijon kept Lille out of a ‘top four’ finish at the end of the round.

On Wednesday January 15th, 2020
These six teams make-up their postponed match from the first half of the season.

Nimes vs Rennes
Monaco vs PSG
Amiens vs Reims.

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