Soccer / Football : France : Ligue 1 2017/2018
|20.Nantes - Rennes|
|Dijon - Lyon|
|21.Marseille - Lille|
|Guingamp - Monaco|
|Toulouse - Angers|
|Metz - Caen|
|Amiens - Strasb.|
|22.Nice - Montpel.|
|St.Etienne - Troyes|
|Bordeaux - PSG|
Season over for Sidibe
France international Djibril Sidibe is a doubt for the World Cup after being diagnosed with a knee injury. The Monaco full-back suffered the injury during Sunday's defeat away to Paris Saint-Germain. "In the most serious cases it is seven weeks; in the less serious, four weeks," coach Leonardo Jardim told reporters. "Will we be seeing him again this season? I think not."
Neymar reveals return date
Neymar is confident he will be fit in time for the World Cup, though he has admitted he may not play for PSG again this season. "There isn't an exact date yet," Neymar said at a promotional event. "I have the last exam, if I'm not mistaken, on May 17. Then I'll see, it depends on how things develop, it depends on my next exams. It has not been decided. I hope I won't watch the World Cup on TV! I will have enough time to prepare."
Neymar expects to return in a month
Brazil should have Neymar available for the World Cup and the star forward could play for Paris Saint-Germain again this season after a positive update on his foot injury. Neymar has been sidelined since February after breaking a bone in his foot, with the injury requiring surgery. PSG stated on Friday that his recovery is going well, while coach Unai Emery hopes the Brazilian can return before the end of the season.
Neymar may join PSG in April
Neymar will be back from injury "in two to three weeks," Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery said on Friday. The star forward suffered a fractured metatarsal on February 25 against Marseille and returned to Brazil for treatment. Neymar missed his club's second-leg defeat to Real Madrid on March 6, which knocked PSG out of the Champions League. He scored 29 goals and made three assists in 30 appearances this season.
Di Maria doubt for Cup final
Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery are yet to rule Angel Di Maria, injured on duty with Argentina, out for the Coupe de la Ligue final against Monaco on Saturday night. Di Maria returned from international duties with a thigh strain and did not train on Wednesday. PSG will have a final training session on Thursday before making the trip to Bordeaux on Friday, and it is expected that Di Maria's fitness will be re-assessed at that time.
Thauvin out with hamstring injury
France winger Florian Thauvin has been ruled out of the team's friendly against Russia because of a hamstring injury. The French soccer federation says the Marseille player did not travel with his teammates to St. Petersburg, where France will take on the World Cup hosts on Tuesday. France coach Didier Deschamps will not call up a replacement for Thauvin, who underwent an MRI scan which revealed the injury in his left thigh.
|15.4||PSG - Monaco||7 : 1|
|15.4||Troyes - Marseille||2 : 3|
|15.4||Montpel. - Bordeaux||1 : 3|
|14.4||Lyon - Amiens||3 : 0|
|14.4||Lille - Guingamp||2 : 2|
|14.4||Nantes - Dijon||1 : 1|
|14.4||Rennes - Metz||1 : 2|
|14.4||Strasb. - St.Etienne||0 : 1|
|13.4||Angers - Nice||1 : 1|
|8.4||Marseille - Montpel.||0 : 0|
French Ligue 1 stats
|home wins||44 %|
|away wins||30 %|
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.