• The Canadian Press

    David scores as Lille wins at Reims to climb up to fourth place in Ligue 1

    PARIS (AP) — Canada striker Jonathan David profited from a defensive error to settle a tight game as Lille won at Reims 1-0 to move up to fourth place in the French league on Saturday. David intercepted a poor back pass from Yunis Abdelhamid in the 56th minute to grab his 12th league goal, moving him level with Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette on the scoring chart. Both are some way behind 21-goal top scorer Kylian Mbappé of Paris Saint-Germain. The win moved Lille one point above Nice, which ca

  • The Canadian Press

    Mbappé subbed again as PSG and Monaco fire blanks in draw

    PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain moved 12 points clear at the top of the French league after drawing 0-0 at Monaco on Friday. The visitor was on the back foot for much of the first half, and PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma had to thwart a handful of good chances by Monaco. PSG withdrew star striker Kylian Mbappé at halftime and improved in the second period as Monaco’s Radoslaw Majecki became the busier of the two goalies. It was the second game in a row that Mbappé, who has been linked with

  • The Canadian Press

    PSG must choose whether to save star striker Mbappé for Champions League

    PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain coach Luis Enrique must choose whether to rest star striker Kylian Mbappé for the trip to Monaco in the French league on Friday. PSG has a Champions League last-16 game on Tuesday and defends a 2-0 lead against Real Sociedad. Mbappé scored in the first leg. PSG has been eliminated from the last 16 in the past two seasons. Enrique can ill afford to take risks, and may need Mbappé at his sharpest if Sociedad gets back into the contest. It would surely make sense to

  • The Canadian Press

    Lyon's remarkable French renaissance continues with win over Metz

    PARIS (AP) — Lyon came from behind to beat Metz 2-1 and extend its fine run under coach Pierre Sage in the French league on Friday. Lyon has seven wins in the last nine games under Sage, who took over in November when the seven-time champion was on the bottom of Ligue 1. It moved up one place to 10th. Metz took the lead after 12 minutes through Jake O’Brien. The Irish defender showed some nice trickery in beating the last man and then coolly lofted the ball over the advancing goalkeeper and in.