Monaco are held in Ligue 1 ahead of their crunch European trip to Man City, with SC Bastia drawing 1-1 with the league leaders. Sadio Diallo put Bastia ahead on 19 minutes, but Bernardo Silva’s second half header gave ASM a point.
Angel di Maria scored two fantastic goals as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg of their Round of 16 clash. Di Maria scored on his birthday as did Edinson Cavani Continue reading
Nantes halted their four game winless streak by beating Marseille 3-2. Dreadful result for L’OM, whose poor form away from home continues. Their eight losses away from home in the league in the most of any team in the top 10, and they also have the worst away defensive record (25 conceded) of any team in the top 10.
Bafetimbi Gomis scored a brace for Marseille but it was in vain for the visitors. Diego Carlos, Mariusz Stepinski and Adrien Thomasson were on target for FCN Continue reading
AS Monaco stretched their unbeaten run over Montpellier to 30 games following a 2-1 win at Stade de la Mosson in front of 12,433 supporters. Kamil Glik and Kylian Mbappe’s first half goals put the league leaders 2-0 ahead at the break and although Hilton pulled one back for MHSC, ASM emerged winners. Continue reading
Olympique Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has hinted that he could leave Les Gones in the summer. In an interview, Lacazette said that the summer would be ideal for a “change of scenery” and to “discover something else”
Lacazette’s OL contract is till 2019 but that has not stopped the 25 year old from being linked to Barca, where his former teammate Samuel Umtiti now plays, and Arsenal, amongst others clubs.
Lyon have struggled this season and are 13 points behind leaders Nice and ten behind third place Nice. They lost 2-0 to Saint-Etienne over the weekend and have lost four of their last five games in all competitions.
Here is a round up of action from week 22 of Ligue 1
PSG v Monaco
This was a great opportunity for PSG to draw level with league leaders ASM but Unai Emery’s side ended up bottling their chances in front of a 47,238 strong crowd at Parc des Princes.
Monaco came to Paris averaging three goals a fixture, but this game was goalless at half time, with both teams preferring to play pragmatically given the high stakes involved.
It took 80 minutes for the deadlock to be broken with referee Frank Schneider pointing to the spot after ASM’s Djibril Sidibe had upended Paris’ winter signing Julian Draxler in the box. Up stepped Edinson Cavani Continue reading