Ligue 1 results  – Monaco  win to regain top spot; Lille lose

​Guingamp 1 – 2 Monaco

Angers 3 – 0 SC Bastia

Lille 2 – 3 Bordeaux

Nancy 0 – 0 Toulouse

Rennes 1 – 0 Lorient

  • ​Guingamp 1 – 2 Monaco

Ligue 1 leaders Monaco moved three points clear with victory at Guingamp.

Monaco defender Kamil Glik stabbed in the opener from Thomas Lemar’s first-half free-kick, helped on by Guingamp winger Jimmy Briand’s poor clearance.

Falcao saw a bicycle kick diverted just over the bar, before 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe was fouled in the box by keeper Karl-Johan Johnsson.

Fabinho’s chipped penalty put Monaco 2-0 up, before Etienne Didot fired home a late consolation from outside the box.

Defending champions Paris St-Germain, in third, are now six points behind Monaco but can narrow the gap when they play at Marseille on Sunday.

  • Lille 2 – 3 Bordeaux

Bordeaux moved up to fifth with a 3-2 away win over Lille at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. 

Valentin Vada and Adam Ounas double got the goals for Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men.

Lille had the first chance of the game when Anwar El Ghazi let fly, but his shot flew past Cédric Carrasso’s post. 

Bordeaux duly went and scored at the other end five minutes later, with Gaëtan Laborde’s clever back-heel teeing up Vada to convert his first senior Bordeaux goal.

The home team then flipped the game on its head just past the hour-mark, with Nicolas de Préville thumping home a penalty he had earned  before Eder fired the go-ahead goal low under Carrasso.

Unbowed, Bordeaux continued to hit Lille on the counter-attack, and Ounas’ late brace was interspersed by red cards for Lille’s Julien Palmieri and Rio Mavuba  as the three points got away from the hosts, along with their tempers.

LOSC have confirmed Marcelo Bielsa will become the club’s new coach on a two-year deal beginning on July 1.

  • Rennes 1 – 0 Lorient

Giovanni Sio’s first-half strike was enough for Stade Rennais FC as they claimed the Breton derby spoils with a 1-0 defeat of neighbours FC Lorient on Saturday, and ended their ten-game winless streak.

With their miserable run of form weighing heavy on their minds, Christian Gourcuff’s men could barely have asked for better opponents to boost their confidence. Lorient, bottom of the table, came into the game with a club record low points tally for this stage of a Ligue 1 season.

  • Angers 3 – 0 SC Bastia

Two goals from Karl Toko Ekambi helped give Angers SCO a convincing 3-0 win over SC Bastia.

Angers had won three of their last five league games, while Bastia had won just twice in their previous 18 top-flight outings, meaning the hosts started clear favourites to pick up the points that would ease their relegation fears at the cost of augmenting those of their opponents.

Thomas Vincensini in the Bastia goal had already been tested before an unmarked Toko Ekambi rose to head home Thomas Mangani’s corner, expertly delivered from the right (18′). It was the recently-crowned African champion’s first L1 goal since mid-September.

Toko Ekambi was once more remarkably unfettered by opponents as he sauntered onto Abdoulaye Bamba’s cross and doubled his and his team’s tally (57′) with his fourth of the league season.

Another Vincensini save denied Toko Ekambi a hat-trick (66′) before visiting captain Yannick Cahuzac was sent off in bizarre circumstances.

Cahuzac knocked the board from the official’s hand before eventually offering an apology and a handshake, though that did not prevent him being shown a red card – his fourth of the season – by referee Karim Abed (75′).

If that was not enough, a miserable night for Bastia got worse still when Bourillon touched a Mangani corner into the net (79′) to leave Angers six points clear of the relegation zone and Bastia five points adrift of safety.

  • Nancy 0 – 0 Toulouse

AS Nancy-Lorraine held Toulouse FC to a goalless draw at the Stade Marcel Picot on Saturday to pull up to 15th, five points clear of the automatic drop zone.


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