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Ligue 1 Results Round 26; Mbappe’s Milestone Goal, Marseille’s European Charge As Angers Continues To Struggle

Written by Olaleye Oluwadamilola

From Kylian Mbappe’s milestone goal to Marseille’s push for an European slot and Angers condemnation to bottom of the league, Ligue 1 round 26 produced 4 draws, 6 wins as Montpellier records the highest number of goals scored.

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PSG forward and France international, Kylian Mbappe bagged his 201th goal for the Qatari owned club later on in the big home win against Nantes to overtake Edinson Cavani who has 200 goals for the club.

Paris Saint-Germain remain in control at the top of Ligue 1, whilst Olympique de Marseille and AS Monaco remain in the podium places. AJ Auxerre, AC Ajaccio, ESTAC Troyes and SCO Angers currently occupy the relegation places.


Ligue 1 results | Round 26

Rennes 0-1 Marseille

Igor Tudor’s side put the Coup de France embarrassment aside to overcome a resilient Rennes side. They consolidated their second place in Ligue 1 thanks to a nervy win over European chasers Rennes.

Former Arsenal player, Sead Kolasinac got the only goal of the game as Marseille to cut the point deficit and hold on in case the league leaders slips.

Lens 1-1 Lille
The Derby du Nord ended in a stalemate, but allowed Le Sang et Or to momentarily reach the podium places. Jonathan David cancelled out José Fonte’s first-half own goal as both settled shared the spoils.

Nice 1-1 Auxerre
Relegation battlers contained high flying Nice in bid for their survival. Gaëtan Laborde’s bullet header ruled out Gauthier Hein’s opener for Auxerre. Didier Digard’s unbeaten run continues since his appointment as caretaker boss but Nice will be disappointed not to have backed up their win against local rivals Monaco from last weekend.


PSG 4-2 Nantes
Undoubtedly the star match game of the weekend due to the emotions and milestone achieved. Les Parisiens made hard work out of their match against Nantes. They relinquished a two-goal advantage before Danilo allowed PSG to regain the lead. Kylian Mbappé then provided the record-breaking moment, scoring his 201st goal for the club.

He then went on to console Nantes Ignatius Ganago following the death of his five year old daughter two weeks ago by giving him the record breaking shirt to show his condolences to the Cameroonian striker.

Troyes 2-2 Monaco
The Principality club will be disappointed to only take away a point from the Stade de l’Aube. Having gone into the break a goal down, a captain Wissam Ben Yedder’s brace gave Monaco a lead, which they ultimately lost in injury time due to an Iké Ugbo header.

Strasbourg 0-1 Brest
Franck Honorat gave Brest the win in a crucial relegation six-pointer. Strasbourg are outside of the relegation zone on goal difference.

Reims 1-0 Ajaccio
Will Still’s incredible run as manager continues at Reims. He remains unbeaten since taking over in September and has Jens Cajuste to thank for the three points. The Swedish midfielder netted with the last kick of the game.

Toulouse 0-1 Clermont Foot
Saîf-Eddine Khaoui scored the only goal of the game as Toulouse suffered a surprise home defeat against Clermont Foot. Both sides remain in mid-table.

Montpellier 5-0 Angers
Montpellier ran riot in this battle at the bottom. Téji Savanier was instrumental in the result, scoring twice, whilst Nabil Bentaleb was sent off for Angers, who remain rooted to the foot of the Ligue 1 table. They scored the highest number of goals in the round 16 tie.

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Lyon 0-0 Lorient
Neither side could find a goal at the Groupama Stadium with both sides settling for a point. Lyon are struggling to find consistency, and look set to miss out on Europe, barring cup success.

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