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Ligue 1 Preview: Monaco face Marseille test, PSG meet Guingamp

22 January 2014 16:38

Marseille can do arch-rivals Paris Saint-Germain a favour with a win against Ligue 1 title challengers Monaco on Sunday.

Monaco are five points adrift of leaders and defending champions PSG heading into this weekend's round of fixtures, despite a routine 2-0 win at Toulouse last weekend.

The principality club will be favourites to take all three points against Marseille, who succumbed to a 2-1 home defeat in the reverse fixture at the Stade Velodrome in September, but the hosts will need to wary of a team that is unbeaten in their last three league games.

Any positive result for Marseille may benefit PSG, who will go eight points clear at the summit with a victory at an out-of-form Guingamp side on Saturday.

Guingamp are without a win in six league games, and the hosts' dismal run of form appears unlikely to come to an end against a PSG outfit who produced a blistering display to beat UEFA Europa League chasers Nantes 5-0 last Sunday.

Lille's title challenge has faded away following consecutive defeats against Reims and Saint-Etienne, losses that have left Rene Girard's men only three points ahead of fourth-placed Saint-Etienne.

However, the 2010-11 champions can atone for recent disappointments and boost hopes of qualification for the UEFA Champions League with a home win over a Rennes team that is without an away league win since October.

Saint-Etienne will look to capitalise on any potential slip-up from Lille when Christophe Galtier's men travel to Bordeaux, while two relegation-threatened sides do battle as bottom club Ajaccio take on second bottom Sochaux.

Meanwhile, Nantes host a Reims' side that has lost just twice away from home in the league all season, and in-form Lyon could move as high as fifth if the seven-time champions beat struggling Evian.

Elsewhere, Valenciennes meet Lorient, Montpellier face Nice and Bastia travel to Toulouse.

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Competition
Ligue 1
Date
26 January 2014
Game week
22
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0
Venue
Stade Louis II. (Monaco)
Attendance
11284

Goals

V. Germain 41'
(assist by João Moutinho) 
1 - 0
E. Rivière 57'
(assist by G. Kondogbia) 
2 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
25
17
29
16
19
24
26

Sunday 3 May

23:57
23:34
23:27
22:56
22:42
22:27
21:11
20:29
20:20
19:57
19:38
19:18
19:10
18:52
18:49
18:18
17:54
17:16
16:54
16:53
16:26
16:23
16:02
15:37
14:16
14:15
14:09
12:34
12:02
11:26
07:30
07:05
07:01
05:02
04:57
04:56
04:01
03:56
03:54
02:42
01:50
01:10
00:46
00:12

Saturday 2 May

23:57
23:50
23:49
23:21
23:11
23:09
23:04
22:59
22:44
22:31
22:06
22:00
21:56
21:52
21:39
21:17
21:12
20:43
20:27
20:25
20:23
20:13
20:09
20:08
19:59
19:56
19:54
19:52
19:41
19:33
19:23
19:13
18:59
18:56
18:42
18:33
18:11
18:07
18:04
18:01
17:57
17:56
17:51
17:31
15:44
15:40
14:39
12:03
11:58
11:39
11:01
07:34
06:07
05:11
03:07
03:05
00:37
00:25
00:09

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 35 +39 74
2 35 +41 71
3 35 +23 65
4 35 +26 60
5 35 +14 60
6 35 +1 56
7 35 +8 53
8 35 +3 53
9 35 -4 50
10 35 -8 46
11 35 -9 44
12 35 -7 43
13 35 -6 42
14 35 -5 39
15 35 -9 39
16 35 -20 39
17 35 -20 38
18 35 -18 37
19 35 -21 30
20 35 -28 26

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