Ligue 1 Team of the Week- Round 24- February 9-10 2019

Angers’ reward for beating Strasbourg 2-1 away from home has seen them bag the most number of players in Ligue 1’s Team of the Round for Game Week 24. Defender Abdoulaye Bamba, midfielder Cheikh N’Doye and striker Wilfried Kanga are the three in the XI, meaning that the club are represented in all three positions on the pitch.

Kanga, who scored a brace, was one of the two players in this XI to receive an 8 or above rating, the other being Nice goalkeeper Walter Benitez. OGCN stunned Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 in their weekend fixture.

All three Angers players are featuring in the TOTW for the first time. The only two players in this XI to have secured previous Team of the Week nominations are Benitez and PSG’s Thiago Silva.

Ligue 1 Team of the Week: Benitez (Nice); Thiago Silva (PSG), Bamba (Angers), Kamara (Marseille), H.Kamara (Reims); Martins (Monaco), Ferri (Nimes), N’Doye (Angers), Hunou (Rennes); Leao (Lille), Kanga (Angers)

Team of the Week Ligue 1 Round 24 2019

Ligue 1 results over the weekend

Dijon 1-2 Marseille
PSG 1-0 Bordeaux
Amiens 1-0 Caen (Referee and Manager of the Week came from this game)
Strasbourg 1-2 Angers
Montpellier 2-2 Monaco
Nantes 2-4 Nimes
Toulouse 1-1 Reims
Guingamp 0-2 Lille
Reims 3-0 Saint Etienne
Nice 1-0 Lyon

Video SCO-OM 2016 | Angers Marseille 0-1 Highlights | OM stay in Ligue 1

Olympique Marseille guaranteed their spot in Ligue 1 next season as they beat SCO Angers in this French top flight game on May 1, 2016. Batshuayi’s goal midway through the first half separated both sides at the final whistle and gave OM an eight point lead over third from bottom Reims, meaning that OM will stay in Ligue 1 next season.

OM had gone eleven league games without a win prior to the Angers clash and recently fired coach Michel.

Captain Steve Mandanda expressed relief at the result and said that his players could now focus their attention on the French Cup final against PSG in three weeks’ time Continue reading