Ligue 1

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TEAM PROFILES

Amiens, Angers, Bordeaux, Brest, Dijon, Lens, Lille, Lorient, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Monaco, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Nimes, Paris Saint-Germain, Reims, Rennes, Saint-Etienne, Strasbourg, Toulouse

ARTICLES

Ten games to go 2020/2021 – State of the league review

RECENT RESULTS

April 17, 2021
Olympique de Marseille 3 - 2 Lorient
Angers SCO 0 - 3 Stade Rennais FC
April 16, 2021
LOSC Lille Métropole 1 - 1 Montpellier Hérault SC
April 11, 2021
Olympique Lyonnais 3 - 0 Angers SCO
Monaco 3 - 0 Dijon
Saint-Etienne 4 - 1 Girondins de Bordeaux
OGC Nice 0 - 0 Stade de Reims
Lens 4 - 1 Lorient
Brest 1 - 1 Nîmes
Stade Rennais FC 1 - 0 Nantes
April 10, 2021
Montpellier Hérault SC 3 - 3 Olympique de Marseille
Strasbourg 1 - 4 Paris Saint-Germain
April 9, 2021
Metz 0 - 2 LOSC Lille Métropole
April 4, 2021
Olympique de Marseille 2 - 0 Dijon
Nîmes 0 - 2 Saint-Etienne
Lorient 1 - 0 Brest
Girondins de Bordeaux 2 - 3 Strasbourg
Nantes 1 - 2 OGC Nice
Stade de Reims 2 - 2 Stade Rennais FC
Angers SCO 1 - 1 Montpellier Hérault SC

CURRENT TABLE

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 LOSC Lille Métropole 33 20 10 3 54 20 +34 70
2 Paris Saint-Germain 32 21 3 8 71 23 +48 66
3 Monaco 32 20 5 7 67 38 +29 65
4 Olympique Lyonnais 32 18 10 4 63 31 +32 64
5 Lens 32 14 10 8 51 44 +7 52
6 Olympique de Marseille 33 14 10 9 46 41 +5 52
7 Stade Rennais FC 33 14 9 10 43 35 +8 51
8 Montpellier Hérault SC 33 12 11 10 53 54 -1 47
9 OGC Nice 32 12 7 13 41 42 -1 43
10 Metz 32 11 9 12 36 38 -2 42
11 Angers SCO 33 11 8 14 34 50 -16 41
12 Stade de Reims 32 9 13 10 38 38 +0 40
13 Saint-Etienne 32 10 9 13 36 47 -11 39
14 Strasbourg 32 10 6 16 41 50 -9 36
15 Girondins de Bordeaux 32 10 6 16 35 45 -10 36
16 Brest 32 10 6 16 44 55 -11 36
17 Lorient 33 8 8 17 40 61 -21 32
18 Nîmes 32 8 6 18 31 59 -28 30
19 Nantes 32 5 13 14 32 49 -17 28
20 Dijon 32 2 9 21 20 56 -36 15

UPCOMING FIXTURES

April 18, 2021
Paris Saint-Germain 11:00 Saint-Etienne
Brest 13:00 Lens
Dijon 13:00 OGC Nice
Nîmes 13:00 Strasbourg
Stade de Reims 13:00 Metz
Girondins de Bordeaux 15:05 Monaco
Nantes 19:00 Olympique Lyonnais
April 23, 2021
Stade de Reims 19:00 Olympique de Marseille
April 24, 2021
Saint-Etienne 11:00 Brest
Metz 15:00 Paris Saint-Germain
April 25, 2021
OGC Nice 11:00 Montpellier Hérault SC
Lens 13:00 Nîmes
Lorient 13:00 Girondins de Bordeaux
Stade Rennais FC 13:00 Dijon
Strasbourg 13:00 Nantes
Angers SCO 15:05 Monaco
Olympique Lyonnais 19:00 LOSC Lille Métropole
April 30, 2021
Olympique de Marseille 19:00 Strasbourg
May 1, 2021
Paris Saint-Germain 15:00 Lens
LOSC Lille Métropole 19:00 OGC Nice

HISTORY AND FORMAT

Ligue 1, formerly named the National and then Division 1, kicked off in 1932. The league is known as a breeding ground of precocious young talent and has produced many players who have gone on to become superstars after moving on to other leagues. That’s not to say that no leading lights play in it, as the presence of the likes of Neymar and Mbappe attests.

20 teams fight it out every year in the Championnat. Ranked fifth in Europe by UEFA coefficient, the top two qualify automatically for the Champions League, whilst third place enters the preliminary round. The bottom two are relegated automatically, while the team in 18th place plays a promotion/relegation playoff against the team that finished third in Ligue 2.

Historically Ligue 1 has been particularly enjoyable due to its sheer unpredictability. In recent years, however, first Lyon and now PSG have made things rather less interesting with their total dominance. Having only taken two titles before 2012, the Parisians have since won 7 of the last 8 editions of the competition by massively outspending everybody else.

This run includes the curtailed 2019/2020 season, of which they were runaway leaders at the moment it was halted. They turned the season into a treble in summer by winning two delayed and highly forgettable finals against Saint-Etienne and Lyon, who were both reduced to ten men. The little feted Coupe de la Ligue has now been discontinued, with a drab 0-0 draw in its final match a fitting farewell.

Argentine Delio Onnis is the top goal scorer in the history of the French league with 299 goals.

ROLL OF HONOUR

Ligue 1 Winners (including Division 1 and the National)
10 Saint-Etienne 9 Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain 8 Monaco, Nantes 7 Lyon 6 Bordeaux, Reims 4 Nice 3 Lille 2 Sete, Sochaux 1 Montpellier, Lens, Auxerre, Strasbourg, Roubaix Tourcoing, RCF Paris, Olympique Lillois

Coupe De France Winners
13 Paris Saint-Germain 10 Marseille 6 Saint-Etienne, Lille 5 Lyon, Monaco, RCF Paris, Red Star 4 Bordeaux, Auxerre 3 Rennes, Nantes, Strasbourg, Nice 2 Guingamp, Metz, Reims, CASG Paris 1 Lorient, Bastia, Nancy, Le Havre, Toulouse, Nancy-Lorraine, Roubaix, Cannes, Club Francais, CA Paris, Olympique de Paris

Coupe De La Ligue/Coupe D’Ete Winners (Discontinued in 2020)
9 Paris Saint-Germain 4 Strasbourg 3 Marseille, Bordeaux 2 Lens, Metz, Laval 1 Saint-Etienne, Monaco, Lyon, Gueugnon, Montpellier, Reims, Nantes

QUIZZES

Build France with Ligue 1 clubs
Identify the current Ligue 1 logos
Name the all time top scorers of current Ligue 1 clubs

WHO’S COMING UP?

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 ESTAC 33 19 8 6 48 31 +17 65
2 Toulouse 33 18 8 7 61 34 +27 62
3 Clermont 33 17 9 7 52 20 +32 60
4 Grenoble Foot 38 33 16 10 7 45 29 +16 58
5 Paris FC 33 15 11 7 46 34 +12 56
6 Auxerre 33 14 12 7 58 36 +22 54
7 Sochaux 33 11 15 7 41 28 +13 48
8 Valenciennes 33 11 10 12 39 45 -6 43
9 Ajaccio 33 11 9 13 31 38 -7 42
10 Nancy 33 10 11 12 46 46 +0 41
11 Amiens SC 32 10 10 12 26 31 -5 40
12 Le Havre 33 9 13 11 27 37 -10 40
13 Rodez 33 8 15 10 34 39 -5 39
14 Niort 33 9 11 13 32 51 -19 38
15 Pau 33 9 9 15 33 43 -10 36
16 Caen 33 8 12 13 31 43 -12 36
17 Dunkerque 32 9 8 15 27 38 -11 35
18 Guingamp 33 6 16 11 33 43 -10 34
19 Chambly 33 7 10 16 35 57 -22 31
20 Châteauroux 33 4 9 20 29 51 -22 21

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