Ligue 1 results: Neymar scores and assists in PSG thrashing of Guingamp; Falcao bags hattrick in Monaco victory at Dijon

SUNDAY

Guingamp 0 – 3 Paris Saint Germain

Neymar scored on his Paris St-Germain debut following his world record £200m transfer from Barcelona.

The Brazilian had a hand in all three goals as PSG beat Guingamp to maintain their 100% start to the season.

Jordan Ikoko opened the scoring with an own goal moments after Neymar’s pass to Edinson Cavani was cut out.

Neymar then assisted Cavani with an excellent through ball, before the Uruguayan passed to his new team-mate late on to score from six yards out.

The 25-year-old Brazil international, who played on the left side but got involved centrally too, had a bright debut with plenty of flicks and tricks – although most of his shots were blocked before his late strike.

  • Dijon 1 – 4 Monaco

Radamel Falcao scored a hat-trick as Monaco, who left Kylian Mbappe on the bench, thrashed Dijon in Ligue 1.

Reports have claimed that Mbappe, 18, has agreed to join Paris St-Germain in a deal that could exceed £200m.

He was not missed on the pitch as Falcao prodded home an opener and Jemerson’s bicycle kick made it 2-0.

Falcao then curled home a fine goal, and headed home in the second half after Wesley Said had pulled one back.

Mbappe, who scored 26 goals in all competitions last season, went off injured in the defending champions’ 3-2 win over Toulouse on the opening day.

  • Strasbourg 3 – 0 Lille

Lille gave two different outfield players a spell in goal as they lost at Strasbourg.

The visitors had used their three substitutes when Mike Maignan was sent off after 63 minutes for throwing the ball at an opponent’s head.

Striker Nicolas de Preville went in goal but conceded softly when Jonas Martin poked the ball past him. Defender Ibrahim Amadou then took over and conceded a Dimitri Lienard penalty and an excellent Jeremy Grimm strike.

SATURDAY

  • Nantes 0 – 1 Marseille

A late goal from Lucas Ocampos secured Marseille a 1-0 win at Nantes to maintain their 100 percent start two games into the new Ligue 1 campaign.

Rudi Garcia’s men had seen an effort from Florian Thauvin ruled out for offside before Maxime Lopez sent an effort just wide.

The visitors, though, made sure they left La Beaujoire-Louis-Fonteneau with all three points when Argentine midfielder Ocampos slotted in a rebound with just two minutes left.

However, there was still time left for Nantes striker Emiliano Sala to head a late chance only just off target as Claudio Ranieri’s side were left to reflect on a second straight Ligue 1 defeat.

Ranieri was forced to make his three substitutions within the first 24 minutes as skipper Valentin Rongier hurt an elbow after just 12 minutes, Yacine Bammou followed eight minutes later with a thigh injury, and Alexander Kacaniklic injured a leg.

Marseille must now regroup ahead of Thursday’s Europa League playoff against Slovenian side NK Domzale, when they will be looking to stretch an unbeaten run which currently stands at 21 matches.

  • Caen 0 – 1 Saint-Etienne

St Etienne also moved onto six points from two games after a 1-0 win at Caen, with Romain Hamouma scoring the only goal.

Hamouma netted the crucial strike on 67 minutes when he latched onto a through-ball and raced clear down the left before slotting his shot under the goalkeeper to leave Caen still pointless.

  • Toulouse 1 – 0 Montpellier

Jimmy Durmaz’s 43rd-minute penalty gave Toulouse their first win of the season, 1-0 at Montpelier, who had beaten Caen a week ago.

  • Amiens 0 – 2 Angers

Angers, who drew 2-2 with Bordeaux last week, also secured a win away from home, beating Amiens 2-0 with goals from Enzo Crivelli and Thomas Mangani.

Crivelli clipped home a neat finish on 27 minutes after being played into the right side of the penalty area by Mangani, who got on the scoresheet himself early in the second half when, on 56 minutes, he lobbed the ball back over Amiens goalkeeper Regis Gurtner who had been stranded after rushing out to make a sliding challenge on Crivelli as the striker chased down a long ball.

  • Bordeaux 2 – 0 Metz

Valentin Vada and Younousse Sankhare struck to keep Bordeaux unbeaten with a 2-0 home win over Metz.

The hosts, who drew their first domestic match having failed to progress in the Europa League qualifiers, took the lead just before half-time through Vada, who produced a neat turn at the edge of the penalty area and a low shot inside the near post.

Senegal midfielder Younousse Sankhare added a second in the 64th minute when he swept in from close range after Brazil forward Malcom cut in from the right and clipped the ball across the six-yard box.

Nantes 0 – 1 Marseille

Amiens 0 – 2 Angers

Bordeaux 2 – 0 Metz

Caen 0 – 1 Saint-Etienne

Toulouse 1 – 0 Montpellier

Strasbourg 3 – 0 Lille

Dijon 1 – 4 Monaco

Guingamp 0 – 3 Paris Saint Germain

Chelsea announce the signing of Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko on a five-year deal 


Chelsea have signed midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from French champions Monaco in a reported  £40m deal.

The 22-year-old France international has signed a five-year deal with the Premier League champions.

He becomes Chelsea’s second major summer signing after they brought in defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma.

The 22-year- old has cost the Blues  £40m- some £10m less than Fernando Torres in 2011.
He told the club website: “I am very happy to be here and to join this great team. I have grown up watching Chelsea. Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved very much in my childhood.”

Bakayoko, who also helped Monaco win the Ligue 1 title last term, added: “I am now looking forward to evolving under this fantastic coach and alongside so many great team-mates.”

Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo said: “Tiemoue was outstanding as Monaco emerged as one of Europe’s best sides last season and we are delighted to welcome him to Chelsea.

“Despite his young age he already has plenty of experience as a French title winner and having competed in the latter stages of the Champions League, we believe he will add considerable quality to our squad.”

The imposing defensive midfielder will add considerable power and energy to Antonio Conte’s side, but his signing raises further doubts about the future of Nemanja Matic.
Bakayoko, who joined Monaco from Rennes in 2014 and made his senior France debut in a friendly loss to Spain earlier this year, is Chelsea’s third summer signing.

Ligue 1 results – Monaco end with win at Rennes; PSG held 

​Angers 2 – 0 Montpellier

Guingamp 1 – 0 Metz

Lille 3 – 0 Nantes

Lorient 1 – 1 Bordeaux

Lyon 3 – 3 Nice

Marseille 1 – 0 SC Bastia

Nancy 3 – 1 Saint-Etienne

Paris Saint Germain 1 – 1 Caen

Rennes 2 – 3 Monaco

Toulouse 0 – 0 Dijon

  • Rennes 2 – 3 Monaco

Champions Monaco wrapped up their Ligue 1 season with a 12th straight league victory to match Paris St-Germain’s record of 30 wins in a single season.

Monaco won 3-2 at ninth-placed Rennes as Fabinho, Jemerson and Jorge scored.

Two Adama Diakhaby goals were not enough to get Rennes back on level terms.

  • Lyon 3 – 3 Nice

Jean Michael Seri’s late penalty earned third-placed Nice a point at Lyon following a 3-3 draw.

Maxime Le Marchand’s own goal put Lyon ahead and Alexandre Lacazette scored twice, bringing up his century of goals for Lyon, but Nice equalised twice through Anastasios Donis and then a third time thanks to Seri.

  • Marseille 1 – 0 SC Bastia

Marseille took on Bastia knowing that victory would keep them ahead of Bordeaux in fifth place, while their visitors needed all three points to have a chance of survival.

Bafetimbi Gomis’ second-half strike was enough to earn OM a 1-0 win, relegating Bastia.

  • Lorient 1 – 1 Bordeaux

Bordeaux sixth after they drew 1-1 with Lorient in another game with ramifications at both ends of the table.

Younousse Sankhare’s early goal was cancelled out by Vincent Le Goff and Bordeaux must hope Paris Saint-Germain beat Angers in the Coupe de France final, which would mean the European berth passes to sixth place.

  • Paris Saint Germain 1 – 1 Caen

Le Goff’s goal had Lorient on course for survival until injury time at the Parc des Princes, when Ronny Rodelin scored to earn Caen a 1-1 draw after PSG had led through Adrien Rabiot.

Rodelin missed a penalty and Julien Feret’s goal was harshly disallowed but the former popped up in the first minute of stoppage time to keep his side up.

  • Toulouse 0 – 0 Dijon

Lorient will contest the relegation play-off, with Dijon also keeping themselves out of trouble by drawing 0-0 at Toulouse.

  • Nancy 3 – 1 Saint-Etienne

Bastia finished bottom after already-relegated Nancy beat St Etienne 3-1 with goals from Alexis Busin, Modou Diagne and Faitout Maouassa. Arnaud Nordin scored for St Etienne.

  • Lille 3 – 0 Nantes

Nantes held on to seventh place despite losing 3-0 at Lille. 

Nicolas De Preville’s hat trick, the third a penalty after Lucas Lima was sent off, left the outcome in no doubt but St Etienne and Rennes missed the chance to overtake Nantes.

  • Guingamp 1 – 0 Metz

Guingamp joined St Etienne and Rennes on 50 points as Mustapha Diallo’s goal gave them a 1-0 win over Metz.

  • ​Angers 2 – 0 Montpellier

Angers beat Montpellier2-0, with goals in the last 10 minutes from Jonathan Bamba and Flavien Tait.

Ligue 1 result – Mbappe and Germain on target as Monaco win first league title since 2000

​Monaco 2 – 0 Saint-Etienne

Kylian Mbappe fired Monaco on their way to wrapping up the Ligue 1 title as they secured a 2-0 win over St Etienne on Wednesday night.

Europe’s most exciting teenager grabbed his 15th league goal of a sensational season to help the principality club clinch the championship with a game to spare.

Valere Germain put the seal on the win with the last kick of the game to really get the party started.

The hosts kicked off knowing a point would be enough to win a first crown since 2000 and end Paris St Germain’s four-year domination, and Mbappe was a fitting hero as PSG were condemned to finish in second spot.

Yet St Etienne did not arrive in the principality simply to be party guests, and Monaco keeper Danijel Subasic had to keep out a dangerous early header from Alexander Soderlund.

Ligue 1 results – Monaco close to clinching title after thrashing Lille; PSG rout St Etienne; Nice unbeaten home record ended by Angers

​Bordeaux 1 – 1 Marseille

Caen 0 – 1 Rennes

Dijon 2 – 0 Nancy

Metz 1 – 1 Toulouse

Monaco 4 – 0 Lille

Montpellier 1 – 3 Lyon

Nantes 4 – 1 Guingamp

Nice 0 – 2 Angers

SC Bastia 2 – 0 Lorient

Saint-Etienne 0 – 5 Paris Saint Germain

  • Monaco 4 – 0 Lille

Monaco all but sealed their first Ligue 1 title since 2000 after Radamel Falcao scored twice in a straight-forward home victory against mid-table Lille.

Falcao nodded in his 20th league goal of the season from close range before Kylian Mbappe’s trickery left Bernardo Silva with a simple tap-in before the break.

Teenage forward Mbappe turned provider again when his cushioned square pass allowed Falcao to volley in the third.

And there was more misery for Lille when away defender Junior Alonso diverted Thomas Lemar’s dangerous low cross into his own goal.

Leonardo Jardim’s side are three points above reigning champions Paris St-Germain, who have one game left, and have a far superior goal difference.

  • Saint-Etienne 0 – 5 Paris Saint Germain

Edinson Cavani scored his 46th and 47th goals in all competitions this season as PSG brushed aside St Etienne 5-0.

Lucas Moura also scored in each half, while Julian Draxler added a last-minute fifth for the Parisiens, whose final game is at Angers next week.

  • Nice 0 – 2 Angers

Nice, guaranteed a top-three finish, came unstuck in a 2-0 home defeat to Angers, for whom Cheikh Ndoye was on target in the first half and Karl Toko Ekambi scored deep in stoppage time.

It was the first home defeat for Nice  this season.

  • Montpellier 1 – 3 Lyon

Lyon clinched a fourth-placed finish and the last Europa League spot thanks to their 3-1 win at Montpelier.

Nabil Fekir and Alexandre Lacazette gave Lyon a 2-0 half-time lead and although Steve Mounie pulled one back for Montpelier before the break, Lacazette added his second in time added on.

  • ​Bordeaux 1 – 1 Marseille

Marseille had harboured hopes of catching Lyon, but they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux, where they trailed to Diego Rolan’s early goal before Bafetimbi Gomis’ second-half equaliser.

  • SC Bastia 2 – 0 Lorient

Bastia kept alive their survival hopes heading into the final day next week with a 2-0 home win against relegation rivals Lorient, thanks to late goals from Enzo Crivelli and substitute Gael Danic.

  • Dijon 2 – 0 Nancy

Dijon climbed out of the bottom three as they won 2-0 at home against Nancy, who slipped to the foot of the table.

Second-half goals from Frederic Sammaritano and Lois Diony clinched Dijon their second win in 12 league matches and left Nancy needing to win their final game while hoping both Bastia and Lorient lose in order to make the relegation playoff.

  • Caen 0 – 1 Rennes

With no team relegated on the penultimate day, Caen are looking anxiously over their shoulders after losing 1-0 at home to Rennes.

Giovanni Sio struck midway through the second half for Rennes and defeat for Caen has left them two points above second-bottom Bastia.

  • Metz 1 – 1 Toulouse

Ismaila Sarr fired a second-half equaliser to earn Metz a 1-1 home draw against Toulouse, who had taken an early lead through Martin Braithwaite

  • Nantes 4 – 1 Guingamp

Nantes beat Guingamp 4-1 in their last home game of the season.

Adrien Thomasson gave Nantes a first-half lead and second-half goals from Emiliano Sala and Prejuce Nakoulma put them in control.

Lucas Deaux replied for Guincamp, but Sala added his second to secure Nantes’ third win in four matches.

UCL: Semi-finals second leg result – Juventus beat Monaco to reach second UCL final in three years

Juventus 2 – 1 AS Monaco (Aggregate 4 – 1)

Juventus reached their second Champions League final in three seasons with a comfortable 2-1 win over Monaco in Turin completing a 4-1 aggregate victory.

First-half goals from Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves ended the tie as a contest before the break to ensure Massimiliano Allegri’s side will contest the final in Cardiff next month.

Kylian Mbappe turned in Joao Moutinho’s low cross to pull one back in the second half, but the Ligue 1 side could not pull off an unlikely comeback.

Mario Mandzukic stabbed in after his initial header was saved.

Dani Alves doubled their lead on the night with an instinctive volley from goalkeeper Danijel Subasic’s punched clearance.

Juventus, who have not won this competition since 1996 and lost 3-1 to Barcelona in the 2015 final, will face either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid in Cardiff on 3 June.

UEFA Champions League Play Off Draw

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Manchester United have been handed a relatively easy draw against Club Brugge of Belgium as they seek to return to European Club Football premier competition. The stand out games of the round sees Valencia and Lazio facing Monaco and Leverkusen respectively.

The draws in full as follows:

CHAMPIONS ROUTE

Astana (KAZ)                      vs                            Apoel (CYP)

Skenderbreu (ALB)         vs                            Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)

Celtic (SCO)                        vs                            Malmo (SWE)

Basel (SUI)                          vs                            M. Tel Aviv (ISR)

Bate Borisov (BLR)           vs                            Partizan Belgrade (SRB)

LEAGUE ROUTE

Man United (ENG)          vs                            Club Brugge (BEL)

Sporting CP (POR)            vs                            CSKA Moscow (RUS)

Rapid Wien (AUS)            vs                            Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)

Valencia (ESP)                   vs                            Monaco (FRA)

Lazio (ITA)                           vs                            Bayer Leverkusen (GER)

The first leg of the games will be played on 18/19th August while the return legs hold on 25/26th of August.

The 10 winners of the play off will join the 22 other teams who qualified directly to the group stage. They include: Barcelona (holders), Bayern München, Chelsea, Benfica, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Zenit, PSV Eindhoven and Real Madrid. Others are Atlético Madrid, FC Porto, Arsenal, Manchester City, Sevilla, Olympique Lyonnais, Dynamo Kyiv, Olympiacos, Galatasaray, AS Roma, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Wolfsburg and  KAA Gent.

Draw facts  

If Valencia win their play-off, Spain will be the first nation to have five clubs in the same group stage.

Borussia Mönchengladbach could be the 11th different German side to compete in the UEFA Champions League group stage, one more than France and behind only Spain on 13. • Astana are the only remaining European Cup debutants.