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Football Ligue 1 – L1: Mbappé, Di Maria, PSG, OL… who are the good students of 2019? – FRENCH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith


Football Ligue 1 - L1: Mbappé, Di Maria, PSG, OL... who are the good students of 2019? - FRENCH FOOTBALL 1

While the 2019-2020 season has not yet taken hold in a second half of the season that promises not to breathe in Ligue 1, the calendar year will end next week.

In 2019, many players have shone in the French league. If Marseille Florian Thauvin, top scorer (25 goals), and Top Passer Dimitri Payet (15 assists), had taken OM to the forefront in 2018, the Phoenician club is no longer represented at the podiums in 2019, despite their very good final sprint. Just because Paris Saint-Germain won everything. According to LFP statistics, Kylian Mbappé finished as last year’s top scorer, with 31 achievements on the counter. The world champion became the first French player to surpass the 30-goal mark in a calendar year in Ligue 1 since Hervé Revelli in 1969. In this ranking, Mbappé beat Lyon Moussa Dembélé, with 21 goals, while M’Baye Niang of Rennes rounded off the podium with 18 spins.

Good points for Mbappé, Di Maria and Dembélé

In terms of attendances, Angel Di Maria won with his 13 offerings. On the sidelines in 2016, the Argentine international is ahead of Téji Savanier (MHSC) and Jonathan Ikoné (LOSC), who have reached the 10-assist mark. More broadly, Mbappé was the most decisive player of the last act of the decade, participating in 38 goals in 29 L1 games, with seven assists. Unsurprisingly, the Paris striker dominates teammate Di Maria, who has been decisive 28 times for PSG in the league in 2019, thanks in part to his 15 goals. And Dembélé took third place in this prestigious ranking, with a participation in 23 goals, thanks to his two offers. If PSG and OL are at the top of the basket thanks to their forwards, clubs like OM or Monaco are lagging behind… it’s up to them to catch up on 2020!