Main Photo by Rodrigo Kugnharski

TEAM PROFILES

Ajaccio, Amiens, Angers, Auxerre, Bordeaux, Brest, Clermont, Dijon, Le Havre, Lens, Lille, Lorient, Lyon, Marseille, Metz, Monaco, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Nimes, Paris Saint-Germain, Reims, Rennes, Saint-Étienne, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Troyes

CURRENT TABLE

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Brest 6 4 1 1 8 6 +2 13
2 OGC Nice 6 3 3 0 8 4 +4 12
3 Paris Saint-Germain 6 3 2 1 14 6 +8 11
4 Monaco 6 3 2 1 15 8 +7 11
5 Stade de Reims 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 10
6 Strasbourg 6 3 1 2 7 8 -1 10
7 Le Havre 6 2 3 1 10 7 +3 9
8 Marseille 6 2 3 1 7 8 -1 9
9 Stade Rennais FC 6 1 5 0 10 6 +4 8
10 Nantes 6 2 2 2 11 11 +0 8
11 LOSC Lille Métropole 6 2 2 2 8 9 -1 8
12 Metz 6 2 2 2 7 10 -3 8
13 Montpellier Hérault SC 6 1 3 2 9 9 +0 6
14 Lorient 6 1 3 2 10 12 -2 6
15 Toulouse 6 1 3 2 6 8 -2 6
16 Lens 6 1 1 4 6 12 -6 4
17 Lyon 6 0 2 4 3 11 -8 2
18 Clermont 6 0 1 5 5 12 -7 1

RESULTS, FIXTURES AND HIGHLIGHTS

Nice 1-1 Lille
Marseille 2-1 Reims
PSG 0-0 Lorient
Brest 3-2 Lens
Nantes 1-2 Toulouse
Clermont 2-4 Monaco
Montpellier 2-2 Le Havre
Rennes 5-1 Metz
Strasbourg 2-1 Lyon

Metz 2-2 Marseille
Lyon 1-4 Montpellier
Toulouse 1-1 PSG
Lille 2-0 Nantes
Reims 2-0 Clermont
Lorient 1-1 Nice
Le Havre 1-2 Brest
Monaco 3-0 Strasbourg
Lens 1-1 Rennes

Nantes 3-3 Monaco
Marseille 2-0 Brest
PSG 3-1 Lens
Rennes 2-2 Le Havre
Clermont 0-1 Metz
Strasbourg 2-0 Toulouse
Montpellier 1-3 Reims
Lorient 4-1 Lille
Nice 0-0 Lyon

Nantes 1-1 Marseille
Brest 0-0 Rennes
Monaco 3-0 Lens
Toulouse 2-2 Clermont
Le Havre 3-0 Lorient
Metz 2-2 Reims
Lille 1-0 Montpellier
Nice 2-0 Strasbourg
Lyon 1-4 PSG

PSG 2-3 Nice
Lens 0-1 Metz
Marseille 0-0 Toulouse
Lyon 0-0 Le Havre
Rennes 2-2 Lille
Lorient 2-2 Monaco
Reims 1-2 Brest
Clermont 0-1 Nantes
Strasbourg 2-2 Montpellier

Monaco 0-1 Nice
Nantes 5-3 Lorient
Brest 1-0 Lyon
Metz 0-1 Strasbourg
Lens 2-1 Toulouse
Le Havre 2-1 Clermont
Montpellier 0-0 Rennes
PSG 0-4 Marseille
Lille 1-2 Reims

Reims vs Lyon
Le Havre vs Lille
Toulouse vs Metz
Lorient vs Montpellier
Monaco vs Marseille
Clermont vs PSG
Nice vs Brest
Strasbourg vs Lens
Rennes vs Nantes

Lyon vs Lorient
Marseille vs Le Havre
Reims vs Monaco
Lens vs Lille
Rennes vs PSG
Brest vs Toulouse
Montpellier vs Clermont
Metz vs Nice
Strasbourg vs Nantes

Le Havre vs Lens
Monaco vs Metz
Lorient vs Rennes
PSG vs Strasbourg
Lille vs Brest
Toulouse vs Reims
Nantes vs Montpellier
Nice vs Marseille
Lyon vs Clermont

Brest vs PSG
Lille vs Monaco
Rennes vs Strasbourg
Marseille vs Lyon
Montpellier vs Toulouse
Lens vs Nantes
Reims vs Lorient
Metz vs Le Havre
Clermont vs Nice

Lorient vs Lens
Toulouse vs Le Havre
Nantes vs Reims
Lyon vs Metz
PSG vs Montpellier
Marseille vs Lille
Monaco vs Brest
Nice vs Rennes
Strasbourg vs Clermont

Reims vs PSG
Brest vs Strasbourg
Clermont vs Lorient
Montpellier vs Nice
Le Havre vs Monaco
Metz vs Nantes
Rennes vs Lyon
Lens vs Marseille
Lille vs Toulouse

Montpellier vs Brest
Lorient vs Metz
Nantes vs Le Havre
PSG vs Monaco
Nice vs Toulouse
Clermont vs Lens
Rennes vs Reims
Strasbourg vs Marseille
Lyon vs Lille

Toulouse vs Lorient
Lens vs Lyon
Brest vs Clermont
Lille vs Metz
Nantes vs Nice
Reims vs Strasbourg
Monaco vs Montpellier
Le Havre vs PSG
Marseille vs Rennes

Nice vs Reims
Lyon vs Toulouse
Clermont vs Lille
Strasbourg vs Le Havre
Montpellier vs Lens
Lorient vs Marseille
Metz vs Brest
PSG vs Nantes
Rennes vs Monaco

Lille vs PSG
Nantes vs Brest
Monaco vs Lyon
Lens vs Reims
Marseille vs Clermont
Toulouse vs Rennes
Le Havre vs Nice
Metz vs Montpellier
Lorient vs Strasbourg

Clermont vs Rennes
Montpellier vs Marseille
Brest vs Lorient
PSG vs Metz
Toulouse vs Monaco
Lyon vs Nantes
Reims vs Le Havre
Strasbourg vs Lille
Nice vs Lens

Marseille vs Strasbourg
Nantes vs Clermont
Monaco vs Reims
Le Havre vs Lyon
Rennes vs Nice
Brest vs Montpellier
Lille vs Lorient
Metz vs Toulouse
Lens vs PSG

Reims vs Nantes
Clermont vs Strasbourg
Marseille vs Monaco
Nice vs Metz
Montpellier vs Lille
Lyon vs Rennes
Lorient vs Le Havre
Toulouse vs Lens
PSG vs Brest

Rennes vs Montpellier
Lyon vs Marseille
Reims vs Toulouse
Nantes vs Lens
Brest vs Nice
Monaco vs Le Havre
Lille vs Clermont
Metz vs Lorient
Strasbourg vs PSG

Lorient vs Reims
PSG vs Lille
Clermont vs Brest
Marseille vs Metz
Lens vs Strasbourg
Toulouse vs Nantes
Nice vs Monaco
Le Havre vs Rennes
Montpellier vs Lyon

Lyon vs Nice
Nantes vs PSG
Brest vs Marseille
Rennes vs Clermont
Montpellier vs Metz
Monaco vs Toulouse
Strasbourg vs Lorient
Lille vs Le Havre
Reims vs Lens

Marseille vs Montpellier
Le Havre vs Reims
Lorient vs Nantes
Nice vs Clermont
Strasbourg vs Brest
Lens vs Monaco
Metz vs Lyon
PSG vs Rennes
Toulouse vs Lille

Clermont vs Marseille
Brest vs Le Havre
Monaco vs PSG
Lyon vs Lens
Toulouse vs Nice
Reims vs Lille
Nantes vs Metz
Montpellier vs Strasbourg
Rennes vs Lorient

Lille vs Rennes
Marseille vs Nantes
Metz vs Clermont
Strasbourg vs Monaco
Nice vs Montpellier
Lorient vs Lyon
PSG vs Reims
Lens vs Brest
Le Havre vs Toulouse

Rennes vs Marseille
Reims vs Metz
Clermont vs Le Havre
Montpellier vs PSG
Nantes vs Strasbourg
Toulouse vs Lyon
Monaco vs Lorient
Lens vs Nice
Brest vs Lille

Lille vs Lens
Metz vs Monaco
Lorient vs Brest
Nice vs Nantes
Clermont vs Toulouse
Strasbourg vs Rennes
Le Havre vs Montpellier
Lyon vs Reims
Marseille vs PSG

Toulouse vs Strasbourg
Brest vs Metz
Monaco vs Rennes
Nantes vs Lyon
Lens vs Le Havre
Montpellier vs Lorient
Lille vs Marseille
PSG vs Clermont
Reims vs Nice

Strasbourg vs Reims
Metz vs Lens
Marseille vs Nice
Le Havre vs Nantes
Clermont vs Montpellier
Lyon vs Brest
Lorient vs PSG
Monaco vs Lille
Rennes vs Toulouse

Nice vs Lorient
PSG vs Lyon
Le Havre vs Metz
Toulouse vs Marseille
Lens vs Clermont
Brest vs Monaco
Lille vs Strasbourg
Nantes vs Rennes
Reims vs Montpellier

Lorient vs Toulouse
PSG vs Le Havre
Marseille vs Lens
Clermont vs Reims
Metz vs Lille
Rennes vs Brest
Strasbourg vs Nice
Lyon vs Monaco
Montpellier vs Nantes

Lille vs Lyon
Brest vs Nantes
Toulouse vs Montpellier
Lens vs Lorient
Monaco vs Clermont
Nice vs PSG
Reims vs Marseille
Metz vs Rennes
Le Havre vs Strasbourg

Nice vs Le Havre
Brest vs Reims
Clermont vs Lyon
Nantes vs Lille
Montpellier vs Monaco
PSG vs Toulouse
Marseille vs Lorient
Strasbourg vs Metz
Rennes vs Lens

Reims vs Rennes
Le Havre vs Marseille
Lens vs Montpellier
Toulouse vs Brest
Metz vs PSG
Lille vs Nice
Monaco vs Nantes
Lyon vs Strasbourg
Lorient vs Clermont

COUPE DE FRANCE

To be played the weekend of the 18th November

WHO’S COMING UP?

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Laval 8 6 1 1 11 5 +6 19
2 Grenoble Foot 38 8 4 4 0 7 2 +5 16
3 Auxerre 8 4 3 1 18 9 +9 15
4 Rodez 8 4 2 2 13 9 +4 14
5 Angers 8 4 2 2 9 7 +2 14
6 Amiens SC 8 4 2 2 8 7 +1 14
7 Caen 7 4 0 3 12 6 +6 12
8 Guingamp 8 3 2 3 13 8 +5 11
9 Saint-Etienne 7 3 2 2 7 6 +1 11
10 Pau 8 3 2 3 13 14 -1 11
11 Annecy 8 2 4 2 9 10 -1 10
12 Girondins de Bordeaux 7 3 2 2 7 8 -1 10
13 Ajaccio 8 2 4 2 6 10 -4 10
14 Bastia 8 2 2 4 8 13 -5 8
15 Concarneau 8 2 2 4 5 10 -5 8
16 ESTAC 8 1 4 3 11 12 -1 7
17 Paris FC 8 2 0 6 7 11 -4 6
18 Dunkerque 7 1 3 3 6 10 -4 6
19 Valenciennes 8 1 3 4 3 10 -7 6
20 Quevilly Rouen 8 0 2 6 6 12 -6 2

HISTORY AND FORMAT

Ligue 1, formerly the National and then Division 1, kicked off as a professional game in 1932, having been contested by amateur sides from 1893. 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.

The Championnat shrank from 20 to 18 teams at the end of last season sending the bottom four teams down. This season, only two drop automatically with the 16th placed side playing a promotion/relegation playoff.

Ranked fifth in Europe by UEFA coefficient, the top three in France will qualify automatically for the Champions League next season, whilst fourth place will enter the preliminary round.

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 dominance.

Having only taken two titles before 2012, the Parisians have since won 9 of the last 11 editions of the competition by massively outspending everybody else.

It was PSG that won the Championnat last year as well, as they drew level moved past Saint-Étienne to become the most successful side in French history with 11 titles.

Toulouse were the surprise winners of the Coupe De France, thrashing previous holders Nantes 5-1 in the final.

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

ROLL OF HONOUR

11 Paris Saint-Germain 10 Saint-Étienne, Marseille 8 Monaco, Nantes 7 Lyon 6 Bordeaux, Lille, Reims, Roubaix 5 Standard Athletic Club 4 Nice 3 Helvétique Marseille, Le Havre 2 RC Paris, Sete, Sochaux 1 Club Français, CA Paris, US Tourcoing, Rouen, Strasbourg, Gallia Club Paris, Saint Raphael, Stade-Français, Auxerre, Montpellier

14 Paris Saint-Germain 10 Marseille 6 Saint-Étienne, Lille 5 Lyon, Monaco, RCF Paris, Red Star 4 Bordeaux, Auxerre, Nantes 3 Rennes, Strasbourg, Nice 2 Guingamp, Metz, Reims, CASG Paris 1 Toulouse, Lorient, Bastia, Nancy, Le Havre, Toulouse (1937), Nancy-Lorraine, Roubaix, Cannes, Club Francais, CA Paris, Olympique de Paris

9 Paris Saint-Germain 4 Strasbourg 3 Marseille, Bordeaux 2 Lens, Metz, Laval 1 Saint-Étienne, Monaco, Lyon, Gueugnon, Montpellier, Reims, Nantes

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