French Ligue1

Lille Olympique Sporting Club are three wins away from a the Ligue 1 title.

THE FRENCH LIGUE 1
AFTER MATCHDAY 35

 

MARSEILLE 1-1 STRASBOURG
Goal Scorers –
Marseille – Dario Benedetto 86′
Strasbourg – Stefan Mitrovic 73′

PARIS ST. GERMAIN 2-1 LENS
Goal Scorers –
Paris St. Germain – Neymar 33′ Marquinhos 59′
Lens – Ignatius Ganago 61′

LILLE 2-0 NICE
Goal Scorers –
Lille – Burak Yilmaz 13′ Mehmet Çelik 55′

BORDEAUX 1-0 RENNES
Goal Scorers –
Bordeaux – Sekou Mara 11′

BREST 1-4 NANTES
Goal Scorers –
Brest – Romain Faivre 83′
Nantes – Moses Simon 15′ Ludovic Blas 27′ Imran Louza 56′ Kalifa Coulibaly 62′(pen)

DIJON 1-5 METZ
Goal Scorers –
Dijon – Mama Balde 47′
Metz – Lamin Gueye 36′ Pape Sarr 41′ Fauad Chafik 70′(og) Vagner 81′ Dylan Bronn 84′

LORIENT 2-0 ANGERS
Goal Scorers –
Lorient – Yoane Wissa 44′(pen) Fabien Lemoine 48′

NIMES 2-2 REIMS
Goal Scorers –
Nimes – Renaud Ripart 47′ Moussa Kone 71′
Reims – Nathaniel Mbuku 30′ Alexis Flips 80′

MONTPELLIER 1-2 SAINT-ETIENNE
Goal Scorers –
Montpellier – Andy Delort 6′
Saint-Etienne – Romain Hamouma 16′ Mathieu Debuchy 50′

MONACO 2-3 LYON
Goal Scorers –
Monaco – Kevin Vollad 25′ Wissam Ben Yedder 86′(pen)
Lyon – Memphis Depay 57′ Marcelo 77′ Rayan Cherki 89′

 

Lyon pulled themselves into the 70-point mark by dragging Monaco further from the league title race.
Lille and Paris St. Germain took three points over the round to keep a point gap between the two teams with three more rounds to go of the Ligue 1 season.
As long as Lille wins all their matches, they will be the next Ligue 1 champions.
With 15 points left to go of the season, the top four teams in Ligue 1 are confirmed but there is enough left for the possibility of all four teams to be champions.
Paris St. Germain remains the favorite despite Lille pushing the race to its limits.

Already relegated Dijon were thrashed 5-1 at home by Metz.
Nimes picked up a point from a 2-2 draw with Reims.
Nantes were winners against Brest.
Lorient took three points from Angers.
Strasbourg took a point from Marseille.
Bordeaux took three points from a win over Rennes.

 

LEADING GOAL SCORERS
Kylian Mbappe (Paris St. Germain) – 25 goals
Memphis (Lyon) – 19 goals
Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco) – 19 goals
Kevin Volland (Monaco) – 16 goals

Steven N’zonzi was sent off in the 8th minute to leave Rennes with a numerical disadvantage against Bordeaux. Bordeaux took advantage a few minutes later when Sekou Mara scored the only goal of the match in the 11th minute. The 1-0 win for Bordeaux helped them put an end to a 5-match losing streak in the league.
Nantes made it successive league wins after a 4-1 away win against Brest.
Metz won their first game in 8 league matches by getting a 5-1 win at Dijon.

In the last month, Monaco has lost every game in which they conceded a goal.
Kevin Volland and Wissam Ben Yedder added a goal to their tally but Monaco suffered their first defeat in a month; which was also the last time they conceded a goal.

ROUND 36 match-ups
Lens vs Lille
Nantes vs Bordeaux
Lyon vs Lorient
Saint-Etienne vs Marseille
Angers vs Dijon
Metz vs Nimes
Nice vs Brest
Strasbourg vs Montpeller
Reims vs Monaco
Rennes vs Paris St. Germain

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