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Week 17
Week 17 PSG - MON - PP
PSG vs Montpellier
Week 17 ANG - BOR - PP
Angers SCO vs Bordeaux
Week 17 GUI 1 AMI 2 FT
Guingamp vs Amiens SC
Week 17 NIM - NAN - PP
Nîmes vs Nantes
Week 17 REN 2 DIJ 0 FT
Rennes vs Dijon
Week 17 TOU - OLY - PP
Toulouse vs Olympique Lyonnais
Week 17 STR 2 CAE 2 FT
Strasbourg vs Caen
Week 17 LIL 1 REI 1 FT
Lille vs Reims
Week 17 MON - NIC - Starts 16 Jan, 05:30 AM
Monaco vs Nice
Week 17 SAI - OLY - Starts 16 Jan, 05:30 AM
Saint-Étienne vs Olympique Marseille
Week 18 NIC - SAI - Starts 15 Dec, 01:15 AM
Nice vs Saint-Étienne
Week 18 DIJ - PSG - Starts 15 Dec, 09:30 PM
Dijon vs PSG
Week 18 AMI - ANG - Starts 16 Dec, 12:30 AM
Amiens SC vs Angers SCO
Week 18 CAE - TOU - Starts 16 Dec, 12:30 AM
Caen vs Toulouse
Week 18 NAN - MON - Starts 16 Dec, 12:30 AM
Nantes vs Montpellier
Week 18 REI - STR - Starts 16 Dec, 12:30 AM
Reims vs Strasbourg
Week 18 OLY - MON - Starts 16 Dec, 05:30 PM
Olympique Lyonnais vs Monaco
Week 18 NIM - LIL - Starts 16 Dec, 07:30 PM
Nîmes vs Lille
Week 18 GUI - REN - Starts 16 Dec, 09:30 PM
Guingamp vs Rennes
Week 18 OLY - BOR - Starts 17 Dec, 01:30 AM
Olympique Marseille vs Bordeaux

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.

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Twitter reacts to Thierry Henry losing first game in charge
5 Ligue 1 youngsters destined for big future transfers
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Reports: PSG keen on signing Antoine Griezmann as Neymar replacement
Kylian Mbappe vs Neymar Jr: Who has the greater impact?
Kylian Mbappe vs Neymar Jr: Who has the greater impact?
Julian Draxler nowhere near his potential, says former coach
Julian Draxler nowhere near his potential, says former coach
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