It’s mid-season in Ligue 1. After 19 days, for almost all the teams, it’s time to take stock at the top of the standings.
PSG are untouchable. Despite sawtooth performances this season and a game that was not always flamboyant, Paris is largely the leader of Ligue 1. The Parisians in particular snatched a lot of points at the end of matches but above all lost only one match in the league. in Rennes (2-0). Mauricio Pochettino’s men have 46 points after 19 days. Behind the Parisian ogre, Nice and Marseille are bitterly competing for second place, directly qualifying for the Champions League. The two teams are tied on points (33), the Aiglons are ahead on goal difference but OM have one game less.
In 4th place we find Bruno Genesio’s Stade Rennais, which in addition to having an excellent European campaign in the Europa Conference League, is at the forefront in the league. The Bretons, carried by an excellent Gaetan Laborde, are tied on points (31) with Montpellier which is the surprise team at the start of the season. The MHSC lost its attack (Laborde-Delort) this summer, everyone thought then that the club would stagnate but on the contrary, they are for the moment 5th and qualified for the C4. These five teams have made a good start to the season but will have to redouble their efforts to keep their European places with in particular the return to form of Monaco (6th, 29pts) and the reigning French champion, Lille, (8th, 28pts).