20:55: And now, after a pulsating Saturday full of impressive performances, big wins and, most of all, some shocking misses, I bid you all farewell. Until next time, Au Revoir!
20:50: FULL TIME: Nantes 3-0 Evian, Lille 3-0 Ajaccio, Guingamp 2-0 Rennes, Valenciennes 1-1 Reims, Toulouse 1-0 Nice.
20:48: Oh dear, this is getting painful… Toulouse go down the other end but produce another shocking miss as a free header from 5 yards is fired over.
20:46: What a miss!!! We’ve had some absolute shockers today, but this definitely takes the cherry. Nice have a great chance to equalise in added time, but, somehow, they miss from 3 yards when is was so much easier to score.
20:44: GOAL: Valenciennes 1-1 Reims. That Albaek miss proves costly as Valenciennes equalise! You have to say it had been coming though, and credit to the home side for keeping going until the end.
20:42: Albaek almost doubled Reims’ lead after a very clever flick in the build-up, but his shot flies just wide.
20:40: FINAL FIVE: Just 5 minuted to go, and there are two games still realistically in the balance, where just 1 goal could change the result.
20:38: Pinball in the Reims penalty area from a Valenciennes corner, but the ball is finally hacked clear. There were some half-hearted penalty shouts as well, but nothing given.
20:35: Valenciennes also looking for a way back into the game, but they are being limited to long range shots at the moment. The home crowd is getting frustrated.
20:32: Nice are pressing for an equaliser, and Ahamada is forced into a good save from a corner. Just over 10 minutes for the away side to find an equaliser.
20:30: So Lille, Nantes and Guingamp all look likely to go on and win, but the games in Toulouse and Valenciennes are still in the balance. 15 minutes to go.
20:26: GOAL: Lille 3-0 Ajaccio. Kalou scores for Lille as they go 3 up against Ajaccio. You cannot say they do not deserve it – this has been a dominant display from the home side.
20:24: GOAL: Guingamp 2-0 Rennes: Yatabare beats the offside trap to score Guingamp’s second goal. Rennes made to pay for their poor discipline.
20:22: GOAL: Nantes 3-0 Evian. Nantes absolutely cruising at the moment. They have a third, which effectively seals the game, and Evian must now go for damage limitation.
20:20: RED CARD: Oh dear! Rennes, who were already 1-0 down, are now down to 10 men. Problems now for the away side.
20:18: At the other end, Assembe makes a great save to deny Guingamp a second goal. This game is really opening up now, as Rennes push to equalise and Guingamp look ti hit them on the counter.
20:16: It’s another horrible miss! Rennes the guilty party this time, as they blaze over from 5 yards when it looked easier to score!
20:13: GOAL: Lille 2-0 Ajaccio. Ajaccio are made to pay for that miss as Lille go on to score a second. It is Gueye who bags the goal, and Lille are probably out of sight in this one.
20:10: As I say that, Ajaccio almost equalise! The ball is spread out wide, and as the cross comes in the Ajaccio winger at the back post is completely free, but his shot is wonderfully blocked by a sliding defender.
20:08: Lille still just the solitary goal up against Ajaccio. To be honest, Lille deserve to be further ahead, but as it stands the game is in the balance.
20:05: Decent chance for Toulouse to extend their lead as the ball flies across the face of goal, but nobody is there to provide the finishing touch.
20:02: GOAL: Guingamp 1-0 Rennes. The home side take the lead from a corner just 2 minutes after the restart. It was the defender Sorbon with the goal. We now have goals in all 5 games!
20:00: KICK OFF: We are back underway in all 5 games.
19:53: And that ends an interesting first half of football. There were some absolutely shocking misses in a few of the games, so expect some stern words at half-time from the managers. Should make for an interesting second half!
19:45: HALF-TIME SCORES: Nantes 2-0 Evian, Toulouse 1-0 Nice, Valenciennes 0-1 Reims, Guingamp 0-0 Rennes, Lille 1-0 Ajaccio.
19:43: Most teams who are in the lead are now trying to hang on until half-time. 2 minutes to go.
19:40: Guingamp vs Rennes the only goalless game so far, but the home side really should be in the lead! It’s another sitter as the ball is rolled back to just outside the 6 yard box, but the ball is somehow placed wide! Some crazy misses today…
19:36: GOAL: Toulouse 1-0 Nice. The home side take a lead in what was a tightly-contested game. The home crowd are well behind their team now, the place is rocking!
19:35: GOAL: Nantes 2-0 Evian. This man is on fire! Djordjevic already has a double as he extends his team’s lead against Evian.
19:32: Another chance for Reims, this time to double their lead. A header from a corner flies just wide, with the ‘keeper beaten. Will Reims rue these missed chances? Som
19:31: GOAL: Valenciennes 0-1 Reims. Reims take the lead from a corner, heaping yet more trouble on Valenciennes, who have been woeful so far. Reims could have had two or three by now.
19:30: Reims should be in the lead! The ball drops to Oniangue just 5 yards out and, with just the goalkeeper to beat, he smashes it over the bar! Some of the finishing today really has been horrible…
19:26: Shocking miss from Roux! Kalou releases his fellow attacker through on goal, Roux goes past Ochoa in goal and, with the goal gaping, he puts it wide!
19:24: Nice have a free-kick just outside the box against Toulouse, but it goes to waste as it is blazed over the bar.
19:21: Great chance for Rennes against Guingamp! A corner comes in and Guingamp’s marking is non-existent. Rennes have a free header on goal, but the ball flies past the player’s head without making contact and goes out for a throw-in.
19:18: Some more comical defending from Ajaccio gifts Lille another chance, but this time Ochoa is well behind the shot to palm it out for a corner.
19:15: GOAL: Lille 1-0 Ajaccio. Lille take the lead their play has merited. It comes from a corner, as Souaré gets a powerful header in on goal, and it cannot be stopped from going in by Ajaccio goalkeeper Ochoa.
19:13: A free-kick in a dangerous crossing position for Toulouse on the right hand side, but it is completely wasted as it sails over everyone’s head and goes out for a throw-in.
19:09: According to OptaJean, that Djordjevic goal was scored after just 112 seconds, the quickest in Ligue 1 this season.
19:08: Great chance for Lille! A free header at the back post should really be buried, but it is instead just wide of the post, with Ochoa stranded in the middle of the goal.
19:06: Evian have barely touched the ball so far, Nantes totally in control. More even starts in the other games, which are all still at 0-0.
19:02: GOAL: Nantes 1-0 Evian. Nantes score within 2 minuted of kick off! It is Djordjevic with the goal, and the home side are of to a flyer! Evian look shell-shocked.
19:00: KICK OFF: We are underway in all five games.
18:58: Of course, there was an earlier game today, which finished Monaco 2-1 Saint-Etienne. With their win, Monaco extended their lead at the top of the table to 3 points, but PSG do have a game in hand.
18:55: Ajaccio team vs Lille: Ochoa – André, Zubar, Perozo, Dielna – Pedretti, Cavalli (cap.), Mostefa – Lasne, Camara, Crescenzi
18:54: Lille team vs Ajaccio: Eenyema – Béria, Kjaer, Rozehnal, Souaré – Balmont, Mavuba (cap.), Gueye – Kalou, Martin, Roux
18:53: Rennes team vs Guingamp: Costil – Danze, Kana-Biyik, Armand, M’Bengue – Makoun, Feret, Hunou, Kadir – Bakayoko, Oliveira
18:52: Guingamp team vs Rennes: Ndy Assembe – Sankoh, Sorbon, Lemaître – Sankharé, Mathis, Kerbrat, Atik, Beauvue – Mandanne, Yatabaré
18:51: Evian team vs Nantes: Laquait – Wass, Mongongu, Angoula, Sabaly – Koné, Blanc, Barbosa, Sorlin – Benezet, Berigaud
18:50: Nantes team vs Evian: Riou – Cissokho, Viscarrondo, Djilobodji, Alhadhur – Touré, Deaux, Veretout – Nicolita, Gapké, Djordjevic
18:48: Nice team vs Toulouse: Ospina – Kolodziejcak, Pejcinovic, Bodmer, Genevois – Digard (cap.), Brüls, Mendy, Pied, Bosetti – Cvitanich
18:46: Toulouse team vs Nice: Ahamada – Sylla, Spajic, Aurier, Yago, Akpa-Akpro – Chantome, Didot, Aguilar – Braithwaite, Ben Yedder
18:44: Reims team vs Valenciennes: Agassa – Mandi, Weber, Tacalfred (cap.), Signorino – Ayité, Devaux, Oniangue, Krychowiak, Atar – De Préville
18:42: Valenciennes team vs Reims: Penneteau (cap.) – Lala, Kagelmacher, Rose, Néry – Dossevi, Doumbia, Ducourtioux, Enza Yamissi – Nguette, Bahebeck
18:40 Hello everyone, another Saturday and another packed Ligue 1 schedule! We have five games on today, team news coming up shortly!