You will find a match report from every game from Week 37 of Ligue 1 right here.
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Dario Cvitanich’s penalty gave Nice a deserved lead against Lyon in the final match at the Stade du Ray, but Clement Grenier equalised with a stunning free-kick to damage Nice’s Champions League hopes.
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A teary-eyed David Beckham described his Paris Saint-Germain send-off as ‘perfect’ after leading his team to victory over Brest in the final game at the Parc des Princes this season.
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PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti was noncommittal on his own future whilst paying respect to the retiring David Beckham, while Nancy manager Patrick Gabriel hailed his relegated team after defeat to Bastia. All the Week 37 reactions.
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Sochaux are now just three points clear of the drop zone after losing 2-1 at home to Toulouse. Giovanni Sio’s goal wasn’t enough to overhaul strikes from Issiaga Sylla and Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro.
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Evian Thonon-Gaillard secured their Ligue 1 survival with a hard-fought victory over Valenciennes FC. Saber Khelifa and Fabrice Ehret got the goals in a much-needed 2-1 win for Pascal Dupraz’s side.
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AS Nancy-Lorraine were condemned to Ligue 2 football next season after Ilan and Anthony Modeste gave SC Bastia a 2-1 win at the Stade Marcel Picot.
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AS Saint-Etienne ended Olympique de Marseille’s unbeaten run at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Saturday to keep their Champions League dream alive.
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AC Ajaccio only managed a 1-1 draw away to Stade Rennais FC after taking the lead in Brittany, but the draw should be enough to keep them in Ligue 1 for another season.
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David Beckham captained Paris Saint-Germain and later left the field in tears as the champions eased to a 3-1 win against relegated Stade Brestois 29 on a night of celebration at the Parc des Princes.
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Thanks to talismanic midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak’s goal, Stade de Reims ran out 1-0 winners at home to Lorient, taking their points tally to 42 and ruling out any chance of a drop back to Ligue 2 next season.
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Troyes managed to stave off relegation – for another week at least – by clinching a 1-0 in Bordeaux on Saturday, Fabien Camus’ lone strike enough to take Jean-Marc Furlan’s side to 18th, just three points shy of safety.
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Lille’s push for third place – and a Champions League ticket – took a blow on Saturday as they were held to 0-0 draw in Montpellier, a result that leaves Les Dogues with no choice but to beat Saint-Etienne on the final day.
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OGC Nice’s potentially decisive home clash with Olympique Lyonnais has been postponed until Sunday afternoon following torrential rain on the Côte d’Azur.
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PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti and right-back Christophe Jallet have both spoken out in praise of retiring legend David Beckham ahead of the last home game of the former England captain’s glittering career.
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One of four clubs still battling for a place in next season’s Champions League, Saint-Etienne must beat Olympique de Marseille on Saturday to remain in the hunt.
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OGC Nice and their coach Claude Puel would like nothing more than to defeat Olympique Lyonnais in the last-ever match at their historic Stade du Ray home before a summer move to the brand new Allianz Riviera stadium.
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AS Monaco confirmed their promotion to Ligue 1 by taking the Ligue 2 title with a 2-1 win over Le Mans, while Nantes and Guingamp made sure they will be joining the principality club in the top flight with wins.
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Nothing short of victory against outgoing champions Montpellier will suffice for Lille whose hopes of a third consecutive Champions League campaign hang in the balance.
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For the most comprehensive English-language guide to this weekend’s matches, check out www.ligue1.com’s Media Guide, with match-by-match Press Kits as well as the Newsletter – a one-stop guide to the week’s top footballing news from France.
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PSG midfielder David Beckham has announced that he will retire from football at the end of the season, calling time on a glittering career that has seen him become the first Englishman to win championships in four countries.
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LFP president Frédéric Thiriez has spoken of his pride at being elected to the chairmanship of the European Professional Football League Association (EPFL).
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PSG aside, the form team in this second half of the season has been Lille – and their form player Dimitri Payet, who has inspired the 2011 champions to take 30 points from 14 games and climb from tenth to fourth.
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Monaco coach Claudio Ranieri has relished a tough Ligue 2 season, but now has his sights set on taking Russian billionaire Dimitri Rybolovlev’s club to Ligue 1 success – and a return to Europe’s top club competition.
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Lorient top scorer Jérémie Aliadière has ruled himself out for the rest of the season with a hip injury, a blow that also ruins his chances of a call-up to the France squad that many had predicted after a fine season.
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OM’s England midfielder Joey Barton claims France will see him at his best next season should Marseille find a way to make his loan move from Queens Park Rangers a permanent one during the summer.
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The statistics prove that Paris Saint-Germain are worthy champions, while OM’s unbeaten run continues and Salomon Kalou keeps on banging in the goals.
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Paris Saint-Germain have released a statement after a series of incidents marred the team’s Ligue 1 title celebrations in the capital on Monday evening.
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A match report for every game from Ligue 1 Week 36 – including PSG’s title-winning victory in Lyon – is right here, complete with links to video highlights.
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OL boss Rémi Garde’s sights are still firmly on clinching third place, while ASSE coach Christophe Galtier was an angry man after Les Verts’ long unbeaten run came to an end in Lorient. All the Week 36 reactions…
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From coach Carlo Ancelotti to substitute Sylvain Armand, Paris Saint-Germain were in seventh heaven after clinching the Ligue 1 title and can’t wait to return to the capital to celebrate with their fans for the first time in 19 years.
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Ligue 1 top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, cultured captain Thiago Silva and indefatigable midfielder Blaise Matuidi really stood out for PSG this season. ligue1.com’s David Crossan assesses the player of the year nominees…
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A second-half goal by Jérémy Menez gave Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win against Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday night as the capital club clinched the title at the home of one of their greatest rivals.
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Porto, pizza and Becks sounds like the sort of menu enjoyed by an armchair football fan, but it is also the recipe that has helped make Paris Saint-Germain Ligue 1 champions, writes Ligue1.com’s Ian Holyman.
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Paris Saint-Germain’s freshly acquired Ligue 1 crown, as well as their run to the Champions League quarters, have the capital club on track to make good on their owners’ plans to become a domestic and European powerhouse.
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AS Saint-Etienne suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat of 2013, going down 3-1 at bogey side FC Lorient as their Champions League hopes take a potentially fatal blow.
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Saber Khlifa scored from his own half to round off a resounding 4-0 home win for Coupe de France finalists Evian over Europe-chasing Nice. Evian moved out of the bottom three as a result.
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Victory at Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday evening is what Paris Saint-Germain require to secure the club’s third Ligue 1 title.
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AS Saint-Etienne and FC Lorient meet for the fourth time this season on Sunday with Christophe Galtier’s side looking for their first ever league win at Le Moustoir stadium to reignite their final charge after consecutive draws.
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Olympique de Marseille coach Elie Baup maintains the club’s target is to finish second despite closing to within four points of leaders Paris Saint-Germain. All the Week 36 reactions…
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Crazy scenes at the Stade du Hainaut as Valenciennes fought back to win 4-1, red cards for Rennes’ Dimitri Foulquier (59′) and John Boye (65′) allowing the hosts to run away with the match and secure their Ligue 1 survival.
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Relegation seems all but a certainty for Brest after a 2-0 home defeat to Sochaux stretched their losing run to nine matches. Sloan Privat did all the scoring to lift Les Lionceaux to 40 points and practically ensure their survival.
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Nancy’s stunning campaign to beat the drop took a blow as they went down 3-2 in Bordeaux, Cheick Diabaté clinching the win for Les Girondins in the 85th minute after the valiant visitors had fought back from 2-0 down.
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On-loan forward Anthony Modeste scored twice in Bastia’s 3-1 home win over Montpellier as the Corsican club secured their Ligue 1 future.
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Troyes made it back-to-back wins, beating Ajaccio 1-0 in Corsica thanks to Florian Jarjat’s 17th-minute goal to move on to 34 points, one behind 17th-placed Nancy.
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André Ayew scored both Marseille goals as they beat Toulouse 2-1 at the Stade Vélodrome to ensure Champions League football. OM moved to within four points of leaders PSG having played a game more.
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Lille coach Rudi Garcia has vowed his side will keep fighting for the points that could mean European qualification, but is aware the 2011 champions need their rivals to slip up if the continental dream is to become reality.
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Paris Saint-Germain defender Alex has spoken of the excitement at the club potentially being crowned Ligue 1 champions this weekend.
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Olympique de Marseille can pile the pressure on Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain and close to within just four points of the capital club with a win in Saturday’s home clash with Toulouse.
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Salomon Kalou made it 10 goals in as many Ligue 1 games as Lille beat Reims 3-0 at the Grand Stade to move into provisional fourth place in the table.
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