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The weekend in Ligue 1

Published on the 16 February 2015 à 10:53 by SC

Episode 25: The top three remained unchanged. For the second week in a row, the top three all drew. At the other end of the table, Metz and Lens both suffered tough defeats. Monaco vs Montpellier was postponed...

Nobody was able to really take advantage. On Friday evening, Marseille stalled, conceding a last-minute draw at home to Reims (2-2), who became the first team to leave the Stade Vélodrome with a point since Week 2 of the season. It was an even crazier scenario at the Parc des Princes on the Saturday. Cruising a 2-0 over Caen, Les Parisiens cracked at the end (2-2) as they finished the game with just ten men, due to a crazy series of injuries. On Sunday, the Lyon leaders failed to take the opportunity to extend their lead to four points ahead of their rivals. OL drew 1-1 on the artificial pitch at Lorient. Status quo…

In the race for Europe, Bordeaux were the big winners in Week 25. In their match against fourth-placed Saint-Etienne, the sixth-placed Girondins picked up a 1-0. Les Verts have taken just two points from their last five matches. As a result, Bordeaux moved level with Monaco - whose game against Montpellier was postponed, just one point behind ASSE. Just behind these big guns we find the real surprise of the season: Guingamp, in 8th. They recorded their fourth win in their last six Ligue 1 matches, 2-0 over Metz. It was a result that saw Metz stay bottom of the lead - their last win came back on 1 November.

Lens aren't going too much better. In their relegation six-pointer, Les Sang et Or lost 2-0 to Evian and are now six points from 17th placed, Toulouse. The TFC recorded a crucial victory over Rennes, 2-1. Bastia are not concerned by the relegation fight… not for the moment. 2-0 winners at Nantes, the Corsicans are undefeated in eight matches. Mid-table Lille and Nice drew nil-all.