Ligue 1: Saint-Etienne miss chance to leapfrog third-placed Lyon after defeat to Montpellier; Brest secure promotion
There were bitter tears of regret as Saint-Etienne missed the chance to leapfrog Lyon in Ligue 1 on Friday when their unbeaten streak was broken in a 1-0 home defeat to Montpellier.
Ligue 1: Lyon's loss to struggling Dijon piles pressure on manager Bruno Genesio; AS Monaco inch towards safety
Lyon slipped to a second damaging defeat this week as a 3-1 loss to struggling Dijon and a hostile atmosphere at the Groupama Stadium piled the pressure on Bruno Genesio on Saturday.
Paris St. Germain missed out on a chance to secure the Ligue 1 title at the weekend as they could only salvage a 1-1 draw at St Etienne on Friday and finished the game with 10 men
Kylian Mbappe was left on the bench as Radamel Falcao scored twice in Monaco's 6-1 trouncing of Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Newcastle’s hopes of climbing higher in 2014-15 rest on their displaying stability both on and off the pitch, something that was lacking at times last season.
France's World Cup ambitions were dealt a significant blow when winger Franck Ribery failed to overcome a back injury and was ruled out of the squad.