Ligue 1: PSG to be crowned champions, Marseille and Rennes in UCL, Lorient promoted

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After Tuesday’s confirmation from the Professional Football League (LFP) that the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season cannot be completed, Paris Saint-Germain have been declared champions. Marseille and Rennes will compete in next season’s Champions League, while Lorient are Ligue 2 champions and will be promoted alongside Lens.

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Why Watford’s pursuit of Ismaila Sarr makes sense

During a promising 2018/19 campaign where they reached the FA Cup final and flirted with European qualification, Javi Gracia’s Watford finished seven points off a Europa League place and ended frustrated.

Their reported pursuit of Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr makes sense, not least as they aim to bridge the gap between themselves and the league’s top clubs.

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Stade Rennais 0-1 Lyon: Terrier’s late strike snatches all three points

Substitute striker Martin Terrier’s 87th-minute winner snatched all three points for a Lyon side who battled their way to an important, slender away victory.

The result sees them close the gap on second-placed Lille to just a point ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, while ensuring they returned to winning ways after a frustrating few weeks in the Champions League. Continue reading

5 Ligue 1 youngsters destined for big future transfers

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Ligue 1 is a division regularly criticised for its lack of competitiveness at the top, given just how easily Paris Saint-Germain appear to dominate on a yearly basis. However, it’s one that produces a wide variety of talented youngsters across the world who shine for their respective clubs, countries and earn exposure to Europe’s top sides – where they’re regularly snapped up.

Thomas Lemar, Alban Lafont, Issa Diop, Joris Gnagnon and Odsonne Edouard are just a handful of talented youngsters who have left France’s top tier for European transfer moves this past summer, but who are the next batch of players coming through? Continue reading