FRENCH LIGUE 1 – TODAY
AS Roma vs. Sassuolo 8PM
PSG vs. Montpellier 7PM
Caen vs. Bastia 10PM
Lorient vs. Nantes 10PM
Metz vs. Monaco 10PM
Rennes vs. Reims 10PM
Toulouse vs. Guingamp 10PM
Marseille vs. Lille 4PM
Saint Etienne vs. Evian Thonon 7PM
Bordeaux vs. Lyon 11PM
PARIS. PSG will look to build on their Coupe de la Ligue triumph over Ajaccio ahead of an important weekend in Ligue 1.
With PSG’s main title rivals facing tough tests this weekend, PSG could move to the top of the table with a win over ninth-placed Montpellier today.
Marseille lead the French top flight with 38 points, one ahead of PSG, while Lyon are third on 36 ahead of the final round of the season before the winter break.
Traditional powerhouse Lille will travel to Marseille on Sunday after ending their winless run last week, while Lyon will visit fifth-placed Bordeaux.
Those match-ups could see Marseille and Lyon drop points and, if they do, PSG coach Laurent Blanc is confident his team will have already taken aantage the day before.
Having lost their previous two games in all competitions to Barcelona and Guingamp, PSG came from behind on Wednesday to defeat Ajaccio and aance to the quarter-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue with Edinson Cavani, Serge Aurier and Jean-Christophe Bahebeck scoring for Blanc’s men.
“After two defeats in five days, it’s a good thing to have fought back,” Blanc said after the match.
“I think we could have scored more goals this evening but Ajaccio gave it their best shot so congratulations to them.”
Both Marseille and PSG missed the opportunity to gain an aantage on the other last week with Guingamp stunning the reigning champions 1-0, while Marcelo Bielsa’s leaders went down by the same scoreline at Monaco.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor