The French Ligue 1 after 22 rounds – Paris St. Germain moved 6 points clear.




Paris St. Germain 2-1 Toulouse
Troyes 1-3 Lyon
Rennes 1-3 Lille
Clermont Foot 0-2 Monaco
Ajaccio 0-2 Nantes
Auxerre 0-0 Reims
Lorient 0-0 Angers
Strasbourg 2-0 Montpellier
Brest 1-1 Lens
Marseille 1-3 Nice


Minimal changes were made to the league standings after the midweek fixtures. The biggest impact of the round was on the league title race. The gap grows for the defending champions.
Marseille and Lens dropped points in the round to allow Paris St. Germain to open a three-point lead in the title race.
The results allowed Monaco two points away from 2nd place with their win against Clermont Foot.
Lille closes in on Rennes.
Both Angers and Auxerre picked up a point, while Strasbourg secured the maximum points through a win against Montpellier.



1 | Paris Saint-Germain ( 22 ) – 54 points
2 | Marseille ( 22 ) – 46 points
3 | Lens ( 22 ) – 46 points
4 | Monaco ( 22 ) – 44 points
5 | Rennes ( 22 ) – 40 points
6 | Lille ( 22 ) – 38 points
7 | Lorient ( 22 ) – 36 points
8 | Nice ( 22 ) – 34 points
9 | Lyon ( 22 ) – 32 points
10 | Reims ( 22 ) – 30 points
11 | Clermont ( 22 ) – 30 points
12 | Toulouse ( 22 ) – 29 points
13 | Nantes ( 22 ) – 25 points
14 | Brest ( 22 ) – 20 points
15 | Montpellier ( 22 ) – 20 points
16 | Troyes ( 22 ) – 19 points
17 | Strasbourg ( 22 ) – 18 points
18 | Ajaccio ( 22 ) – 18 points
19 | Auxerre ( 22 ) – 14 points
20 | Angers ( 22 ) – 9 points


Lionel Messi scored the game-winner in the 58th minute to see Paris St. Germain come from a goal down to get a ‘2-1’ home victory against Toulouse.
It ended a ‘1-1’ draw in the first half after Achraf Hakimi’s wonder strike in the 38th minute got Paris St. Germain even on the scoreboard to cancel the lead Branco van den Boomen’s freekick had given Toulouse in the 20th minute.

Taking the lead in the first minute didn’t stop Rennes from suffering a ‘3-1’ home defeat against Lille.
It took about an hour for Lille to start the comeback. Edon Zhegrova scored the equalizer in the 59th minute, assisted Remy Cabella’s match-winning goal in the 85th minute, and assisted Andre Gomes to score the insurance goal for Lille in the fourth minute of the final added time.

The goals came in the opening quarter of the hour for Monaco to extend their unbeaten run in the league to seven matches after a ‘2-0’ away win over Clermont Foot.

Habibou Diallo scored straight from kickoff to give Strasbourg the lead on Montpellier in just 14 seconds.
Strasbourg was reduced to 10 men in the 33rd minute after Jean Aholou picked up a straight red card for a reckless tackle but that didn’t stop them from extending their lead before the end of the half. Diallo doubled his goals for the match and Montpellier’s lead when he scored in the 45th minute to send Montpellier into the halftime break with a 2-0 lead that held till the final whistle.

Nantes bounced back from a ‘2-0’ defeat against Marseille with a ‘2-0’ win against an Ajaccio side that had just ended a run of 4 league defeats with a win in the previous round against Angers. 

Lens was in search of a victory to help compensate for their midweek home defeat against Nice but they had to come from a goal down to avoid defeat against Brest.

Nice is five games unbeaten, with three straight wins that include consecutive away win against a team that started the round in second place. Nice followed a win at Lens, with another at Marseille. Sofian Diop and Gaetan Laborde got the goals in the first half to set Nice up for a 3-1 victory against a Marseille side that was unbeaten in 9 league games.

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