Soccer / Football : France : Ligue 1 2016/2017
|29.Monaco - Toulouse|
|Nantes - Lorient|
|Bastia - Rennes|
|Montpel. - Lille|
|Guingamp - St.Etienne|
|Metz - Nancy|
|30.Caen - Marseille|
|Dijon - Bordeaux|
|Nice - PSG|
Enyeama ruled out for the season
Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. The 34-year old was injured in Lille's 0-2 defeat to Rennes on April 15. "Vincent Enyeama will be having surgery next week and he will not be able to play (again) until the end of the season," interim manager Franck Passi said. "This is because the period for recovery will be for about three weeks or upwards."
Pastore to miss Coupe de France semifinal
Playmaker Javier Pastore came off with a minor injury nine minutes from the end of PSG's 2-0 win over Montpellier last Saturday and he will now miss Wednesday's Coupe de France semifinal against Monaco and Sunday's Ligue 1 clash away at Nice.
Also, left back Layvin Kurzawa will definitely miss out against Monaco and Thomas Meunier's ankle injury makes it likely that Serge Aurier will continue to start at right back.
Lyon's Europa hopes hit by injury to Lacazette
Lyon's hopes of winning the Europa League have been hit by an injury to top scorer Alexandre Lacazette. The 25-tear-old scored his 31st goal of the season on Thursday during the quarterfinal against Besiktas, which finished 2-1 to the Turkish side and 3-3 on aggregate. Lyon went through 7-6 on penalty kicks, but Lacazette went off with a leg muscle injury before extra time.
"It will be very tight for him to come back in time for the semifinal," club president Jean-Michel Aulas said. "We will do everything we can for him to be with us."
Lyon, Besiktas given suspended bans
French club Lyon and Turkey's Besiktas have been given suspended one-season bans from European competition after crowd disturbances delayed the start of last week's Europa League game. UEFA said in a statement that both clubs would be excluded from the next competition for which they qualified, with the ban being deferred for a probationary period of two years. Europe's governing body fined the clubs €100,000 each after finding them equally responsible for the incidents.
Marquinhos, Krychowiak out for PSG
Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos and midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak will miss Saturday's Leagu Cup final against Monaco. Speaking at his prematch news conference, coach Unai Emery said both were unavailable after suffering knocks during the international break. With Marquinhos out, Presnel Kimpembe is expected to partner captain Thiago Silva in central defence despite not being fully fit himself.
|28.4||Angers - Lyon||1 : 2|
|23.4||Lyon - Monaco||1 : 2|
|23.4||Toulouse - Nice||1 : 1|
|23.4||St.Etienne - Rennes||1 : 1|
|22.4||PSG - Montpel.||2 : 0|
|22.4||Lille - Guingamp||3 : 0|
|22.4||Bordeaux - Bastia||2 : 0|
|22.4||Caen - Nantes||0 : 2|
|22.4||Lorient - Metz||5 : 1|
|22.4||Dijon - Angers||3 : 2|
French Ligue 1 stats
|home wins||49 %|
|away wins||26 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : France : Ligue 1 2016/2017
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.