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Week 25
Week 25 NIM 2 DIJ 0 FT
Nîmes vs Dijon
Week 25 OLY 2 GUI 1 FT
Olympique Lyonnais vs Guingamp
Week 25 OLY 2 AMI 0 FT
Olympique Marseille vs Amiens SC
Week 25 ANG 3 NIC 0 FT
Angers SCO vs Nice
Week 25 MON 1 NAN 0 FT
Monaco vs Nantes
Week 25 BOR 2 TOU 1 FT
Bordeaux vs Toulouse
Week 25 CAE 0 STR 0 FT
Caen vs Strasbourg
Week 25 LIL 0 MON 0 FT
Lille vs Montpellier
Week 25 REI 2 REN 0 FT
Reims vs Rennes
Week 25 SAI 0 PSG 1 FT
Saint-Étienne vs PSG
Week 26 DIJ - SAI - Starts 22 Feb, 11:30 PM
Dijon vs Saint-Étienne
Week 26 STR - LIL - Starts 23 Feb, 01:15 AM
Strasbourg vs Lille
Week 26 PSG - NIM - Starts 23 Feb, 09:30 PM
PSG vs Nîmes
Week 26 AMI - NIC - Starts 24 Feb, 12:30 AM
Amiens SC vs Nice
Week 26 GUI - ANG - Starts 24 Feb, 12:30 AM
Guingamp vs Angers SCO
Week 26 MON - REI - Starts 24 Feb, 07:30 PM
Montpellier vs Reims
Week 26 NAN - BOR - Starts 24 Feb, 07:30 PM
Nantes vs Bordeaux
Week 26 TOU - CAE - Starts 24 Feb, 07:30 PM
Toulouse vs Caen
Week 26 REN - OLY - Starts 24 Feb, 09:30 PM
Rennes vs Olympique Marseille
Week 26 MON - OLY - Starts 25 Feb, 01:30 AM
Monaco vs Olympique Lyonnais

Ligue 1

11 Aug 2018 - 25 May 2019

Follow all the Ligue 1 news, live action, previews, reviews and transfer updates.


Ligue 1 or the Ligue 1 Conforama is the top-flight of the French professional football league system. Regulated by the Ligue de Football Professionnel, 20 teams contest in the Ligue 1, subject to a system of promotion and relegation with the second division league of the French professional football system known as the Ligue 2.


The seasons start in August and end in May. There is a winter break before Christmas which lasts for 2 weeks before the league resumes in the second week of January.


Ligue 1 was started on the 11th of September 1932 and its original name was National.

AS Saint Etienne is the most successful team in the Ligue 1 with 10 league titles to their name. AS Monaco are the current champions after winning their 8th Ligue 1 title in the 2016-17 season.

Leading winners

Saint-Etienne10
Marseille9
Nantes8
AS Monaco8
Lyon7
Bordeaux6
Paris Saint-Germain6


Rivalries

Olympique de Marseille vs Paris Saint-Germain

Widely considered to be the ‘French Clasico’, this rivalry between the most populated cities in France did not have much to do with football at first. But the scene changed towards the turn of the millennium but it has somewhat grown colder now that PSG’s financial abilities have grown considerably over the last decade.


Olympique Lyonnais vs Olympique de Marseille

The ‘El Clasico’ of the French league. The rivalry is more about competitiveness than bad blood. Both the teams have been responsible for setting the standards in the French league and have dominated the league in the past.


Olympique de Marseille vs AS Saint-Etienne


The two most successful teams in the French league, Marseille and Saint-Etienne dominated French football in the 60s and 70s. The teams have had contrasting fortunes since then but the rivalry remains fierce.


FC Nantes vs AS Saint-Etienne

Two famous academies known for producing the best players in the country are at the heart of this rivalry. One is ‘Les Verts’ that represented the working class of Saint-Etienne (an industrial city) famous for their high-octane game and ‘Les Canaris’ of Nantes which valued technical abilities over raw athleticism.


Present day scenario

Paris Saint-Germain are unstoppable in the Ligue 1 right now. Owing to their immense financial strength which other clubs can’t dream to rival, PSG have been able to rope in some of the best players in the world right now (read: Neymar, Mbappe, Angel Di Maria, Marco Verratti etc.) and become a club that is even considered to be Champions League favourites by several fans and pundits alike.


Paris Saint-Germain, AS Monaco, Marseille and Lyon are the teams that look set to qualify for the Champions League next season. Teams like Metz, LOSC, Troyes, Toulouse, Amiens SC, Strasbourg, Angers, Caen and even Saint-Etienne are all in danger of facing relegation.

Videos
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Football Skills And Drills: Lyon And France U20 Women’s Player Melvine Malard 
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Kylian Mbappe overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo and is right behind Lionel Messi in the European Golden Shoe race
Football Skills And Drills: Ligue 1 Players John Bostock And Fortes Steven
Football Skills And Drills: Ligue 1 Players John Bostock And Fortes Steven
St Etienne v Paris Saint-Germain: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | Ligue 1 2018-19
St Etienne v Paris Saint-Germain: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | Ligue 1 2018-19
Paris Saint-Germain v Bordeaux: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | Ligue1 2018-19 
Paris Saint-Germain v Bordeaux: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | Ligue1 2018-19 
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'Ask Valverde if it's easy to play a game with Messi or Allegri if it's easy playing without Ronaldo': Mbappe on Neymar's absence
Lyon v Paris Saint Germain: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | Ligue 1 2018-19
Lyon v Paris Saint Germain: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | Ligue 1 2018-19
Jean-Clair Todibo: Gerard Pique's eventual successor?
Jean-Clair Todibo: Gerard Pique's eventual successor?
Reports: PSG to wage war against Barcelona over the signing of another prodigy
Reports: PSG to wage war against Barcelona over the signing of another prodigy
How could PSG lineup with Leandro Paredes?
How could PSG lineup with Leandro Paredes?
What's gone wrong at AS Monaco?
What's gone wrong at AS Monaco?
What went wrong for Thierry Henry at Monaco?
What went wrong for Thierry Henry at Monaco?
Nicolas Pepe, the next Eden Hazard
Nicolas Pepe, the next Eden Hazard
3 players who could break Neymar’s world record transfer fee in the future
3 players who could break Neymar’s world record transfer fee in the future
Reports: PSG to hijack Barcelona's top target
Reports: PSG to hijack Barcelona's top target
Ranking the 4 likely destinations for Adrien Rabiot this winter
Ranking the 4 likely destinations for Adrien Rabiot this winter
Reports: AS Monaco target another Chelsea star after signing Cesc Fabregas
Reports: AS Monaco target another Chelsea star after signing Cesc Fabregas
'Everyone was asking about Buffon and nobody about Gigi': Goalkeeping legend reveals battle with depression
'Everyone was asking about Buffon and nobody about Gigi': Goalkeeping legend reveals battle with depression
5 Players who you didn't know played for PSG
5 Players who you didn't know played for PSG
Adrien Rabiot to FC Barcelona: A solution or a problem?
Adrien Rabiot to FC Barcelona: A solution or a problem?
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