Ligue 1 – Matchday 17

This is not a drill, PSG lost a game in Ligue 1! Second placed Lens shocks the Parisians, Lyon still inconsistent, Marseille continues to gain momentum. Let’s see what happened in Matchday 17 of Ligue 1!


1.1.2023Monaco1Stade Brestois 290
1.1.2023Lyon0Clermont Foot1
1.1.2023Lens3Paris Saint Germain1
2.1.2023Strasbourg2Estac Troyes3

The round started with Monaco winning yet again, this time beating Stade Brestois. Despite last round’s win, Lyon failed to find any kind of consistency, as they lost at home to Clermont Foot. The shock of the round came in Lens, as RC Lens beat PSG, 3 to 1. The home side took the lead in the 5th minute and despite Hugo Etike equalizing relatively quickly, they kept on pushing and eventually won the match. Note, PSG played without both Messi and Neymar. This puts Lens only 4 points behind Paris and means there are no more unbeaten teams in the top 5 leagues in Europe. Marseille and Rennes both won their games, so they complete the top 4.


1Paris Saint Germain17142146 : 1344
2Lens17124129 : 1140
3Marseille17113334 : 1536
4Rennes17104334 : 1834
5Monaco17103433 : 2333
6Lorient1794428 : 2431
7Lille1793530 : 2430
8Lyon1773727 : 2124
9Clermont Foot1764720 : 2522
10Reims1749420 : 2321
11Nice1756616 : 1921
12Toulouse1754823 : 3319
13Estac Troyes1746729 : 3318
14Montpellier17521027 : 3117
15Nantes1738618 : 2417
16Ajaccio17431015 : 2615
17Stade Brestois 2917341018 : 3313
18Auxerre17341016 : 3513
19Strasbourg1718820 : 3111
20Angers17221316 : 378

Despite the setback, PSG are still confident in their lead, as they are 4 points aboive Lens and the fact this was their first loss of the season shows that it is almost mission impossible to dethrone them. Lens, Marseille and Rennes complete the top 4, but Monaco are close.

Angers are last, with 8 points from 17 games, 3 less than Strasbourg. Auxerre and Brest are both on 13.

Team of the Week

As expected, Lens’ Openda leads the attack, partnered with Diallo from Strasbourg. The highest Sofascore rating of the round belons to Benjamin Bourigeaud, Rennes’ right winger who provided a goal for his team. Nantes’ clean sheet is rewarded by Lafont being in goal, while Castelletto being one of the Centre Backs.

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