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The French Ligue 1 after Round 25 : Paris St. Germain is still 13 points clear at the top, while Nice moved a point away from Marseille.

FRENCH LIGUE 1 – Round 25

Paris St. Germain dropped points in a defeat at Nantes but Marseille didn’t get the needed victory to reduce the point gap at the top of the French Ligue 1 standings.

Paris St. Germain is still 13 points clear at the top, while Nice moved a point away from Marseille.

Strasbourg fell further away from the top three after dropping points against Saint-Etienne.

Rennes moved 2 points from the top four after a convincing win against Troyes.
Slow progress for Lyon and Monaco. They were both involved in ‘1-1’ draws.

Saint-Etienne moved up two positions to 16th.
21 points for each of the teams in the bottom four spots in the standings.

 

MATCH RESULTS
Lille 0-0 Metz
Lens 1-1 Lyon
Nantes 3-1 Paris St. Germain
Nice 1-0 Angers
Lorient 0-1 Montpellier
Reims 1-1 Bres
Rennes 4-1 Troyes
Saint-Etienne 2-2 Strasbourg
Bordeaux 1-1 Monaco
Marseille 0-2 Clermont Foot


FRENCH LIGUE STANDINGS AFTER 25 ROUNDS
1| Paris St. Germain – 59 points
2| Marseille – 46 points
3| Nice – 45 points
4| Strasbourg – 42 points
5| Rennes – 40 points
6| Monaco – 38 points
7| Nantes – 38 points
8| Lyon – 38 points
9| Montpellier – 37 points
10| Lens – 37 points
11| Lille – 36 points
12| Brest – 32 points
13| Angers – 29 points
14| Reims – 28 points
15| Clermont – 27 points
16| Saint-Etienne – 22 points
17| Troyes – 21 points
18| Lorient – 21 points
19| Metz – 21 points
20| Bordeaux – 21 points

 

In a match that ended up producing more red cards (2) than goals, the reigning champion (Lille) was held to a goalless draw at home by Metz.

NANTES pulled a ‘3-1’ win on PARIS ST. GERMAIN
Nantes used three first-half goals to secure three points at home against Paris St. Germain.

Justin Kluivert-s goal end consecutive league defeats for Nice and grabbed them the three points from a narrow ‘1-0’ win against Angers.
Teji Saunier’s goal ended consecutive league defeats for Montpellier and grabbed them the three points through a narrow ‘1-0’ away against Lorient.

Sehrou Guirassy scored a brace as Rennes followed their defeat in Paris (to PSG) with a healthy 4-1 victory against relegation-threatened Troyes.

Saint-Etienne ended a winning streak but stayed unbeaten in four straight league matches by evenly sharing 4 goals with a Strasbourg side that was also in search of the maximum points to close in on the top 3.

Back-to-back draws for Monaco after a ‘1-1’ draw with bottom table Bordeaux.

 

 

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