2018–19 Ligue 1

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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]

The 2018–19 Ligue 1 season 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.

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]

Teams[edit]

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 locations[edit]

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 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 kits[edit]

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

Managerial changes[edit]

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

League table[edit]

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:

Results[edit]

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 match.

Positions by round[edit]

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-offs[edit]

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 regions[edit]

Teams Region or country Team(s)
3  Occitanie Montpellier, Nîmes and Toulouse
2  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Lyon and Saint-Étienne
Brittany Brittany Guingamp and Rennes
 Grand Est Reims and Strasbourg
 Hauts-de-France Amiens and Lille
 Pays de la Loire Angers and Nantes
 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Marseille and Nice
1  Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Dijon
 Île-de-France Paris Saint-Germain
 Monaco Monaco
 Normandy Caen
 Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux

Season statistics[edit]

Hat-tricks[edit]

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

4 Player scored 4 goals

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