His latest brilliant goal in FC Metz’s derby win over AS Nancy Lorraine on Saturday was a further indication that Ismaïla Sarr is going to be one to look out for in the years ahead.
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Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine ace is back to his best just in time with trophies on the line in a thrilling season finale.
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AS Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim hailed his side after a vital win against Toulouse FC in the title race set them up for the midweek clash with Juventus, while there was derby delight for FC Metz. Reactions…
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Saint-Etienne completed a miserable week for Guingamp by winning 2-0 in Brittany to record only a second victory in nine league games.
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Metz beat Nancy 2-1 in the Lorraine derby to put seven points between themselves and the bottom three.
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Ligue 1 leaders Monaco came from behind at home to Toulouse to win 3-1 and move three points clear of PSG ahead of the champions’ game at Nice on Sunday evening.
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Stade Rennais FC dominated at the Stade Armand Cesari, but Jean-Louis Leca put in a superlative display, providing the foundation for Enzo Crivelli to score what proved to be the winning goal (68′) for Ligue 1’s basement club.
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FC Nantes dominated Breton rivals FC Lorient at the Stade de la Beaujoire, and after Préjuce Nakoulma was repeatedly denied by FCL captain Benjamin Lecomte in the visiting goal Emiliano Sala snatched a 1-0 win late on (89′).
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LOSC beat Montpellier Hérault SC 3-0 at the Stade de la Mosson on Saturday evening, with Nicolas de Préville (pen. 4′), Xeka (56′) and Martin Terrier (75′) scoring to separate the sides.
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Olympique Lyonnais coach Bruno Génésio was pleased with the result, if not the performance, that lifted his side into fourth; opposite number Stéphane Moulin thought his side’s squandered chances were “almost laughable.”
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Rooted to the relegation zone for all but two of the previous 33 weeks in Ligue 1, FC Lorient have enjoyed an incredible resurgence of late, winning four of their last five games – the most recent of which was a 5-1 thrashing of FC Metz.
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Kylian Mbappé has been lighting up Ligue 1 this season, with his 13 league goals – 10 of them scored in 2017 alone – helping AS Monaco close on an eighth French top flight title, and first since the 1999/2000 campaign.
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Olympique Lyonnais leapfrogged Girondins de Bordeaux into fourth with a 2-1 win over Angers SCO on Friday evening. Mathieu Valbuena (17′) and Nabil Fekir (42′) got the goals for OL at the recently renamed Stade Raymond Kopa.
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Olympique de Marseille will be hoping they can refind their scoring touch and win at freefalling SM Caen on Sunday to boost their hopes of clinching a European qualifying place.
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AS Monaco welcome Toulouse FC to the Stade Louis II on Saturday afternoon with a first Ligue 1 title since 2000 theirs to lose.
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