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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
19
2
11
16
17
20
23
# Player Bookings
25
17
29
16
19
24
26

Thursday 19 January

22:27
22:12
21:55
21:26
21:13
20:19
19:20
18:57
18:46
18:15
17:09
16:51
16:49
16:30
16:19
16:01
15:44
15:15
15:00
14:31
14:29
14:06
13:39
13:23
13:06
12:58
12:22
12:16
12:03
11:49
11:11
11:01
10:49
10:24
09:30
06:41
04:06
03:46
02:45
01:45
01:01
00:41
00:13
00:04

Wednesday 18 January

23:30
23:19
22:43
22:19
22:07
21:14
20:26
19:35
19:14
18:54
18:31
18:16
18:12
16:53
16:48
15:34
15:20
15:00
14:18
14:17
14:08
13:24
12:59
12:11
11:47
10:55
10:53
10:17
09:55
09:01
08:38
06:58
06:30
03:41
03:07
02:11
02:07
01:00

Tuesday 17 January

23:45
23:31
23:21
22:12
21:21
20:47
20:14
19:58
19:49
19:00
18:45
18:23
18:22
17:52
17:21
17:11
17:00
16:00
15:15
14:55
14:54
14:39
14:31
14:07
13:30
12:34
12:22
11:44
11:25
11:15
10:34
10:00
09:23
08:32
08:22
07:48
07:27
05:55
05:15
03:39
02:47
02:19
02:12
01:46
00:33

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 20 +39 45
2 20 +21 45
3 20 +24 42
4 19 +14 34
5 20 +4 30
6 20 +0 30
7 20 -4 28
8 20 +2 27
9 20 +0 26
10 20 -6 26
11 20 -12 25
12 20 -7 24
13 20 -3 23
14 20 -7 22
15 20 -12 21
16 20 -3 20
17 20 -7 20
18 20 -9 20
19 20 -16 18
20 19 -18 18

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