Soccer / Football : France : Ligue 1 2017/2018
Falcao to sit out Monaco's trip to Lyon
Radamel Falcao will miss Monaco's match with Olympique Lyonnais on Friday after playing for his country during the international break. The Colombia international scored in the 2-1 World Cup qualifying defeat to Paraguay last week and then played in the 1-1 draw in Peru on Tuesday to help secure his nation's place in next summer's finals in Russia. Ever-present for the French champions so far this season, Falcao will not get a chance to add to his league-leading 12 goals with coach Leonardo Jardim opting to rest him for the match at Parc OL.
Fans injured after stadium stand collapses
At least 29 people were hurt in the incident, which occurred in the 16th minute of Amiens' Ligue 1 match with Lille at the Stade de la Licorne. A barrier in front of the away section buckled as fans celebrated Fode Ballo-Toure's goal, and dozens fell about one and a half metres onto the pitch. The match was abandoned and the stadium evacuated after a security meeting.
|21.10||Nantes - Guingamp||2 : 1|
|21.10||Rennes - Lille||1 : 0|
|21.10||Monaco - Caen||2 : 0|
|21.10||Metz - Dijon||1 : 2|
|21.10||Angers - Toulouse||0 : 1|
|21.10||Amiens - Bordeaux||1 : 0|
|20.10||St.Etienne - Montpel.||0 : 1|
|15.10||Bordeaux - Nantes||1 : 1|
|15.10||Montpel. - Nice||2 : 0|
|15.10||Strasb. - Marseille||3 : 3|
French Ligue 1 stats
|home wins||45 %|
|away wins||32 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : France : Ligue 1 2017/2018
The French first division (Ligue 1) is made up of twenty professional football clubs with the same number playing in the French second division (Ligue 2). The Ligue 1 teams meet twice a season, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents. Each win is 3 points, each draw 1 point and each loss gets no points. After completing a 38-round schedule, the club with the highest number of points is the champion. As in most European football leagues, in the event that two teams have the same number of total points, the team with the greater goal difference (overall goals scored minus overall goals conceded) ranks higher than the other.
With a draw in the points and the same goal difference, the team which has scored the higher number of goals will finish higher. If a ranking is still not possible, they are separated by head to head result. The French first division champion and the runners-up are directly qualified for the group phase of the Champions League, while the third placed team play the third qualifying round of Europe's top football competition. The bottom three clubs are relegated directly, while the top three of the French second division are promoted.