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2018–19 Ligue 1

The 2018–19 Ligue 1 season, also known as Ligue 1 Conforama for sponsorship reasons, was the 81st season since its establishment. The season began on 10 August 2018 and concluded on 24 May 2019. Paris Saint-Germain were the defending champions.

Ligue 1
Season2018–19
Dates10 August 2018 – 24 May 2019
ChampionsParis Saint-Germain
8th Ligue 1 title
8th French title
RelegatedCaen
Guingamp
Champions LeagueParis Saint-Germain
Lille
Lyon
Europa LeagueSaint-Étienne
Rennes
Strasbourg
Matches played380
Goals scored972 (2.56 per match)
Top goalscorerKylian Mbappé
(33 goals)[1]
Biggest home winParis Saint-Germain 9–0 Guingamp
(19 January 2019)
Biggest away winCaen 0–5 Saint-Étienne
(16 March 2019)
Highest scoringParis Saint-Germain 9–0 Guingamp
(19 January 2019)
Longest winning run14 matches
Paris Saint-Germain
Longest unbeaten run20 matches
Paris Saint-Germain
Longest winless run12 matches
Monaco
Longest losing run6 matches
Guingamp
Highest attendance64,696[2]
Marseille 0–2 Paris Saint-Germain
(28 October 2018)
Lowest attendance5,502[2]
Monaco 0–1 Angers
(25 September 2018)
Total attendance8,676,490[2]
Average attendance22,833[2]

On 21 April, Paris Saint-Germain won their second consecutive Ligue 1 title and eighth title overall following Lille's 0–0 draw against Toulouse.[3]

TeamsEdit

Twenty teams competed in the league, with two promoted teams from Ligue 2, Reims and Nîmes, replacing the two relegated teams from the 2017–18 Ligue 1 season, Troyes and Metz.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Location Venue Capacity 2017–18 season
Amiens Amiens Stade de la Licorne 12,097 13th
Angers Angers Stade Raymond Kopa 17,835 14th
Bordeaux Bordeaux Matmut Atlantique 42,115 6th
Caen Caen Stade Michel d'Ornano 20,453 16th
Dijon Dijon Stade Gaston Gérard 18,376 11th
Guingamp Guingamp Stade du Roudourou 18,378 12th
Lille Villeneuve-d'Ascq Stade Pierre-Mauroy 50,157 17th
Lyon Décines-Charpieu Groupama Stadium 59,186 3rd
Marseille Marseille Orange Vélodrome 67,394 4th
Monaco   Monaco Stade Louis II 18,523 2nd
Montpellier Montpellier Stade de la Mosson 32,939 10th
Nantes Nantes Stade de la Beaujoire 37,473 9th
Nice Nice Allianz Riviera 35,624 8th
Nîmes Nîmes Stade des Costières 18,482 Ligue 2, 2nd
Paris Saint-Germain Paris Parc des Princes 48,583 1st
Reims Reims Stade Auguste Delaune 21,684 Ligue 2, 1st
Rennes Rennes Roazhon Park 29,778 5th
Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne Stade Geoffroy-Guichard 41,965 7th
Strasbourg Strasbourg Stade de la Meinau 29,230 15th
Toulouse Toulouse Stadium Municipal 33,150 18th






Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Main sponsor
Amiens   Christophe Pélissier   Thomas Monconduit   Puma Intersport
Angers   Stéphane Moulin   Ismaël Traoré   Kappa Scania (H), Bodet (A)
Bordeaux   Paulo Sousa   Benoît Costil   Puma Groupe Sweetcom (H), Bistro Régent (A), Winamax (3)
Caen   Fabien Mercadal   Prince Oniangué   Umbro Maisons France Confort (H), Campagne de France (A & 3)
Dijon   Antoine Kombouaré   Júlio Tavares   Lotto Roger Martin (H), Suez (A & 3)
Guingamp   Jocelyn Gourvennec   Christophe Kerbrat   Patrick Servagroupe (H), Aroma Celte (A)
Lille   Christophe Galtier   Adama Soumaoro   New Balance Vero Moda
Lyon   Bruno Génésio   Nabil Fekir   Adidas Hyundai, Veolia (European)
Marseille   Rudi Garcia   Dimitri Payet   Puma Orange
Monaco   Leonardo Jardim   Radamel Falcao   Nike Fedcom
Montpellier   Michel Der Zakarian   Vitorino Hilton   Nike Sud de France
Nantes   Vahid Halilhodžić   Valentin Rongier   New Balance Synergie
Nice   Patrick Vieira   Dante Bonfim   Macron Mutuelles du Soleil
Nîmes   Bernard Blaquart   Féthi Harek   Puma Hectare
Paris Saint-Germain   Thomas Tuchel   Thiago Silva   Nike, Air Jordan (European) Emirates
Reims   David Guion   Marvin Martin   Hungaria Sport Emporio Armani
Rennes   Julien Stéphan   Benjamin André   Puma Samsic
Saint-Étienne   Jean-Louis Gasset   Loïc Perrin   Le Coq Sportif Aesio
Strasbourg   Thierry Laurey   Stefan Mitrović   Adidas ÉS Énergies (H), Croisi Europe (A)
Toulouse   Alain Casanova   Max-Alain Gradel   Joma Triangle Interim

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Paris Saint-Germain   Unai Emery End of contract 19 May 2018[4] Pre-season   Thomas Tuchel 1 June 2018[5]
Nantes   Claudio Ranieri Mutual consent 19 May 2018[6]   Miguel Cardoso 13 June 2018
Nice   Lucien Favre 19 May 2018[7]   Patrick Vieira 11 June 2018[8]
Caen   Patrice Garande End of contract 19 May 2018[9]   Fabien Mercadal 8 June 2018[10]
Toulouse   Mickaël Debève Signed by Lens as assistant 14 June 2018[11]   Alain Casanova 22 June 2018[12]
Bordeaux   Gustavo Poyet Sacked 17 August 2018 19th   Ricardo Gomes 5 September 2018
Nantes   Miguel Cardoso 1 October 2018 19th   Vahid Halilhodžić 1 October 2018
Monaco   Leonardo Jardim 11 October 2018 18th   Thierry Henry 13 October 2018[13]
Guingamp   Antoine Kombouaré 6 November 2018[14] 20th   Jocelyn Gourvennec 8 November 2018[15]
Rennes   Sabri Lamouchi 3 December 2018[16] 14th   Julien Stéphan 3 December 2018[17]
Dijon   Olivier Dall'Oglio 31 December 2018[18] 18th   Antoine Kombouaré 10 January 2019[19]
Monaco   Thierry Henry 24 January 2019 19th   Leonardo Jardim 25 January 2019[20]
Bordeaux   Ricardo Gomes 26 February 2019[21] 13th   Paulo Sousa 8 March 2019[22]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Paris Saint-Germain (C) 38 29 4 5 105 35 +70 91 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Lille 38 22 9 7 68 33 +35 75
3 Lyon 38 21 9 8 70 47 +23 72
4 Saint-Étienne 38 19 9 10 59 41 +18 66 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
5 Marseille 38 18 7 13 60 52 +8 61
6 Montpellier 38 15 14 9 53 42 +11 59
7 Nice 38 15 11 12 30 35 −5 56
8 Reims 38 13 16 9 39 42 −3 55
9 Nîmes 38 15 8 15 57 58 −1 53
10 Rennes 38 13 13 12 55 52 +3 52 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
11 Strasbourg 38 11 16 11 58 48 +10 49 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[b]
12 Nantes 38 13 9 16 48 48 0 48
13 Angers 38 10 16 12 44 49 −5 46
14 Bordeaux 38 10 11 17 34 42 −8 41
15 Amiens 38 9 11 18 31 52 −21 38
16 Toulouse 38 8 14 16 35 57 −22 38
17 Monaco 38 8 12 18 38 57 −19 36
18 Dijon (O) 38 9 7 22 31 60 −29 34 Qualification for the Relegation play-offs
19 Caen (R) 38 7 12 19 29 54 −25 33 Relegation to Ligue 2
20 Guingamp (R) 38 5 12 21 28 68 −40 27
Source: Ligue 1 and Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Head-to-head points; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Head-to-head goals scored; 6) Head-to-head away goals scored; 7) Goals scored; 8) Away goals scored; 9) Most goals scored in single league match; 10) Fairplay ranking.[23]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AMI ANG BOR CAE DIJ GUI LIL OL OM ASM MON FCN NIC NMS PSG REI REN STE STR TFC
Amiens 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–3 0–1 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–3 4–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–0
Angers 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–4 1–2 1–1 3–3 1–1 2–2 0–0
Bordeaux 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–3 2–0 2–1 1–2 3–0 0–1 3–3 2–2 0–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–1
Caen 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–3 2–2 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 3–2 1–2 0–5 0–0 2–1
Dijon 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–2 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–4 0–4 1–1 3–2 0–1 2–1 2–1
Guingamp 1–2 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–4 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–2
Lille 2–1 5–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 4–0 5–0 5–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–0 1–2
Lyon 2–0 2–1 1–1 4–0 1–3 2–1 2–2 4–2 3–0 3–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 5–1
Marseille 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 2–2 2–0 3–2 4–0
Monaco 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–2 0–0 2–0 2–3 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–0 1–2 2–3 1–5 2–1
Montpellier 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–0 3–2 2–4 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–1
Nantes 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 5–0 2–3 2–1 3–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 2–4 3–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 4–0
Nice 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–4 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–3 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1
Nîmes 3–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–3 2–3 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–4 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–1
Paris SG 5–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 4–0 9–0 2–1 5–0 3–1 3–1 5–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 4–1 4–1 4–0 2–2 1–0
Reims 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–1 0–1
Rennes 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 4–0 1–3 0–2 3–0 1–4 1–1
Saint-Étienne 0–0 4–3 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0
Strasbourg 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 3–0 3–3 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–3 2–0 0–1 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–1
Toulouse 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–5 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–2
Source: Ligue 1
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Positions by roundEdit

Leader and 2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage
2019–20 UEFA Champions League group stage
2019–20 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round
2019–20 UEFA Europa League group stage
Qualification to relegation play-offs
Relegation to Ligue 2

The table lists the positions of teams after completion of each round. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.



Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Paris SG21111111111111111111111111111111111111
Lille45343242222324422222222222222222222222
Lyon510487625654442344334333333333333333333
St-Étienne988914864566556666553444454565444444444
Marseille19952536345665555669787645444555566665
Montpellier13111176353433233233445665567777786655556
Nice141418171115111312141097777771068797810899878877787
Reims104611101114151713989891111891012981076656667789998
Nîmes7251081012141415161314111089101211101111111011111111121010998879
Rennes1512136914171611111412121314131011889101081191088101111111113131010
Strasbourg67121516913897778989897755699891010999101010111211
Nantes1620171617181919191813101010121213131113141415141414141415151514131211101112
Angers111619181212911101012151314131414141515151513121212121212111212121312121313
Bordeaux181915191913109788111112111012121312111212131313131313131313141414141414
Amiens1718141418191517131718181616181917181717171819161717171617171717171716161715
Toulouse20137344778911141515151515151414131314151515151514141415151515151516
Monaco36101315161818181919191919191819191919191918181616161716161616161617171617
Dijon832257812161617171818171616171818181616171819191819201818181919191918
Caen1915161213171610151215161717161718161616161717191918181920181920201818181819
Guingamp1217202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202018192019192020202020

Relegation play-offsEdit

The 2018–19 season ended with a relegation play-off between the 18th-placed Ligue 1 team, Dijon, and the winner of the semi-final of the Ligue 2 play-off, Lens, on a two-legged confrontation.

Lens1–1Dijon
Report
Attendance: 37,355
Referee: Amaury Delerue

Dijon3–1Lens
Report
Attendance: 15,367
Referee: Ruddy Buquet

Dijon won 4–2 on aggregate and therefore both clubs remained in their respective leagues.

Number of teams by regionsEdit

Season statisticsEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

Player Club Against Result Date
  Nicolas Pépé Lille Amiens 3–2 (A) 15 September 2018
  Kylian Mbappé4 Paris Saint-Germain Lyon 5–0 (H) 7 October 2018
  Emiliano Sala Nantes Toulouse 4–0 (H) 20 October 2018
  Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain Monaco 4–0 (A) 11 November 2018
  Florian Thauvin Marseille Amiens 3–1 (A) 25 November 2018
  Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain Guingamp 9–0 (H) 19 January 2019
  Kylian Mbappé
  Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain Monaco 3–1 (H) 21 April 2019
  Youcef Atal Nice Guingamp 3–0 (H) 28 April 2019
Note

4 Player scored 4 goals

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit