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Sporting Lisbon
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AS MonacoAS Monaco
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MetzMetz
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LorientLorient
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Table - French Ligue 1
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18 Evian Thonon Gaillard 37
19 Metz 30
20 Lens 26
BordeauxBordeaux
LensLens
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1
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MarseilleMarseille
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LensLens
ToulouseToulouse
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Paris Saint-Germain Paris Saint-Germain
LensLens
4
1
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LensLens
Stade RennesStade Rennes
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1
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CaenCaen
LensLens
4
1
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LensLens
Evian Thonon GaillardEvian Thonon Gaillard
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2
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St EtienneSt Etienne
LensLens
3
3
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LensLens
BastiaBastia
1
1
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Stade de ReimsStade de Reims
LensLens
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Monaco sweep aside struggling Lens to keep grip on third place

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AS MonacoAS Monaco
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Carrasco set Monaco on their way to a comfortable win.

Yannick Carrasco's clinical 36th-minute opener paved the way for Monaco to retain third place in Ligue 1 with a 3-0 away win at bottom club Lens.

Carrasco finished a powerful run by firing past home keeper Remy Riou to give his side the lead, with strikes from Anthony Martial and Bernardo Silva sealing a convincing win.

It was a welcome return to winning ways for Monaco, whose poor home draw with Rennes last weekend...

Metz 3-1 Lens

MetzMetz
LensLens
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Lens' stay in Ligue 1 looks even more precarious after they were beaten 3-1 by relegation rivals Metz.

The division's bottom side were desperate to pick up their seventh league victory this season, but goals from Florent Malouda, Bouna Sarr and Modibo Maiga saw Metz to victory. Aristote Madiani netted a late consolation.

Despite the win, Metz remain in trouble, one off the bottom of the table and eight points from safety with six games left.

Lens were given a warning as early as the seventh minute when...

Stalemate in Lens

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LorientLorient
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Strugglers Lens and Lorient played out a frustrating goalless draw at Stade De La Licorne in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Lens dominated the chances but were unable to find the crucial breakthrough as they remained bottom of the overall standings and nine points adrift of safety - and with the tally currently held by Lorient and Reims.

Lorient had the first chance of the match in the fourth minute when Walid Mesloub released Jordan Ayew in the left of the box but Lens goalkeeper Rudy Riou put the ball behind.

After...

 By Ian Holyman

France legend Lilian Thuram urges introduction of Rooney Rule

Lilian Thuram says prospective coaches of minority backgrounds 'need role models who tell you it's possible.'

Former World Cup and European Championship winner Lilian Thuram says he would welcome the introduction of the Rooney Rule into French football to encourage players from ethnic minority backgrounds to move into coaching.

Lens boss Antoine Kombouare is the only non-white coach among the 40 bosses in France's two professional leagues, Ligues 1 and 2.

The Rooney Rule, which has been in place in the NFL since 2003, would require clubs to consider a candidate from a minority background should it be adopted.

Thuram,...

 By Ian Holyman

French referee Kalt punished for pushing Adamo Coulibaly

Philippe Kalt referee
Philippe Kalt is due to retire at the season's conclusion.

A French referee who pushed a Lens player during Sunday's league game at Bordeaux will no longer officiate at next weekend's Coupe de la Ligue final.

Philippe Kalt, 46, swept Adamo Coulibaly aside with his left arm as he was surrounded by Lens players protesting the yellow card he wanted to show their teammate, Pablo Chavarria.

Kalt had been due to act as fourth official at Saturday night's showpiece between Bastia and Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade de France, but has been relieved of his duties...