Monaco secure Champions League return
Monaco secure Champions League return

Monaco, locked in a three-way tussle with Saint-Etienne and Marseille, booked the third and final French ticket to next season`s Champions League thanks to a season-closing 1-0 win over Lorient on Saturday.

Monaco lead three-way Champions League chase
Monaco lead three-way Champions League chase

Monaco can clinch an immediate return to the Champions League with a win at Lorient on Saturday, but Marseille and Saint-Etienne can pip them to the post on the final day of the season.

Marseille powerless to stop five-goal Lorient express
Marseille powerless to stop five-goal Lorient express

Lorient caused a mighty upset on Friday, winning 5-3 in a thriller at Marcelo Bielsa`s Olympique de Marseille to all but end the home team`s Ligue 1 title chances and ease their own relegation worries.

Ligue 1: Lorient prevent Lyon from extending lead
Ligue 1: Lorient prevent Lyon from extending lead

Leaders Lyon failed to take advantage of stalemates by chasing Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Lorient in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Hatem Ben Arfa forced to wait for Nice debut
Hatem Ben Arfa forced to wait for Nice debut

France winger Hatem Ben Arfa will not be able to make his debut for Nice in Saturday`s Ligue 1 match against Lorient after his international clearance failed to arrive in time.

PSG gear change cranks up pressure on Marseille
PSG gear change cranks up pressure on Marseille

Unbeaten Paris Saint Germain drew to within a single point of Ligue 1 leaders Marseille on Saturday with a come-from-behind 2-1 away win over Lorient.

Monaco and St. Etienne climb the table in Ligue 1
Monaco and St. Etienne climb the table in Ligue 1

Monaco continued their mini-revival, and set down a marker for their midweek Champions League home tie against Benfica with a 2-0 victory over Evian in Ligue 1 action on Saturday. 

Leaders Bordeaux escape with Bastia draw in Ligue 1
Leaders Bordeaux escape with Bastia draw in Ligue 1

Bordeaux saw their 100 percent record at the start of the Ligue 1 season ended on Sunday but Willy Sagnol`s side were lucky to escape with a 1-1 draw against Bastia.

Monaco blown away by Bordeaux comeback

Monaco suffered a second defeat in as many games this season as Bordeaux came from behind to beat the principality club 4-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Valentin Lavigne shock Monaco in opening Ligue 1 upset

Twenty-year-old Valentin Lavigne scored with three minutes left to hand unfancied Lorient a shock 2-1 victory over Monaco in the final match of the opening weekend in Ligue 1 action on Sunday.

Costa Rica`s Campbell can go all the way to the top

Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell is ready to put a turbulent three-year period behind him and establish himself at the very highest level following the World Cup, according to team mate Celso Borges. 

Lille reach Champions League, Sochaux go down

Lille clinched a Champions League place after beating Lorient 4-1 on the final day of the French season, while Evian defeated Sochaux 3-0 to retain their Ligue 1 status at the expense of Saturday`s opponents.

PSG maintain title march against valiant Lorient

Paris Saint-Germain, fresh from drawing Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals, maintained their march to a defence of their Ligue 1 title with a 1-0 win over spirited Lorient on Friday.

Ibrahimovic `just doing his job` as PSG go to troubled Lorient

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tried to play down his role in turning Paris Saint-Germain into a leading European force as the Ligue 1 leaders prepare to go to Lorient on Friday evening.

Late Gignac goal secures win for Marseille

Andre-Pierre Gignac struck eight minutes from time to earn Marseille a 1-0 win against Lorient on Saturday and move them to within just two points of the Champions League places.

Late equaliser salvages point for Monaco in Brittany

Monaco saw their championship chances dented on Saturday as they were forced to come back twice before snatching a 2-2 draw at Lorient to fall five points behind Paris Saint-Germain.

Lorient win Brittany derby while Ajaccio stay bottom

Lorient scored a couple of early goals to beat Guingamp 2-0 in the Brittany derby as a 2-0 defeat at Nice kept Ajaccio bottom of Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Lorient down St Etienne to climb to fourth

Lorient climbed to fourth in Ligue 1 by scoring two early goals to win 2-0 win at strugglers St Etienne.

Lorient down St Etienne to climb to fourth

Lorient climbed to fourth in Ligue 1 by scoring two early goals to win 2-0 win at strugglers St Etienne.

Lille kick off Ligue 1 campaign with home defeat

Lille made a disappointing start to their Ligue 1 campaign with a 2-1 home defeat by Lorient on Sunday.