Paris Saint-Germain have claimed statement wins in Barcelona and Munich in the Champions League while leaving the door unlocked at home, giving Lille the chance of a first Ligue 1 title in a decade.
The Associated Press Monaco reached the French Cup quarterfinals after winning a penalty shootout 5-4 following a goalless draw with Metz on Tuesday. Four days after routing the northeastern team 4-0 in the league, Monaco could not replicate its form but managed to advance following a flawless shootout. Metz midfielder Habib Maiga fluffed his penalty kick, sending the ball over the bar.
Former Borussia Dortmund chief scout Sven Mislintat has claimed the club attempted to sign Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer while the Frenchman was at Monaco. A teenaged Mbappe debuted for Monaco in December 2015 and scored his first goal in February 2016 - breaking Thierry Henry's records as the youngest to do both at the club. He was therefore one of the most coveted prospects in European football, with several continental giants including Dortmund lining up to sign him on a free.
|Champions League (League Winners): Lille|
|Champions League (League Position): Paris Saint Germain|
|Champions League Qualifying (League Position): Monaco|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Lyon, Lens|
|Relegation (Playoff Relegation): Nîmes|
|Relegation (League Position): Nantes, Dijon|