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Yago and Nakoulma help Burkina Faso to AFCON bronze : Toulouse FC defender Steeve Yago and new FC Nantes striker Préjuce Nakoulma played the full 90 minutes as Burkina Faso sealed third-place at the Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win over Ghana.

The Ligue 1 stars of the Cup of Nations : There is always a large contingent from Ligue 1 at the African Cup of Nations and it has been no different this year. Ligue1.com looks at some of those who have made an impact on the competition in Gabon.

Jardim: 'Important for the club' : AS Monaco boss underlined the importance of Monaco's making it to a first Coupe de la Ligue final since 2003; opposite number Pablo Correa of Nancy was full of praise for his team despite the 1-0 semi-final loss in Monaco.

Falcao takes Monaco into final : AS Monaco will face Paris Saint-Germain in April's final of the Coupe de la Ligue after beating AS Nancy Lorraine 1-0 in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Emery: 'Compete for every trophy' : Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery was delighted with the desire shown by his team to retain the Coupe de la Ligue while Girondins de Bordeaux coach Jocelyn Gourvennec admitted his side were outclassed in Tuesday's semi-final.

Nancy first in key week for Monaco : AS Monaco play host to AS Nancy Lorraine in Wednesday's Coupe de la Ligue semi-final in the first of a brace of matches that could have a major influence on the principality club's season.

Cavani stars as holders PSG reach final : Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani both scored twice as holders Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Bordeaux 4-1 at The Matmut Atlantique to reach the Coupe de la Ligue final.

Cavani firing ahead of Bordeaux showdown : Edinson Cavani's lethal form is a major reason for Paris Saint-Germain to believe they can make it four Coupe de la Ligue trophies in a row. PSG are at in-form Bordeaux in the semi-finals of the competition on Tuesday night.

Ligue 1 stars at AFCON 2017 : FC Lorient striker Benjamin Moukandjo was on target as Cameroon kicked off their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 1-1 draw against Burkina Faso in Gabon.

Monaco test Marseille revival : Olympique de Marseille's recent revival under Rudi Garcia faces a monumental test on Sunday when they welcome AS Monaco to the Orange Vélodrome in the game of Week 20.

PSG face Bordeaux trip in semis : Paris Saint-Germain will face Girondins de Bordeaux in the Coupe de la Ligue semi-finals in mid-January while AS Monaco have been drawn against AS Nancy-Lorraine.

Silva lining as PSG seal semi berth : Thiago Silva scored a rare brace as holders Paris Saint-Germain secured a place in the Coupe de la Ligue semi-finals with a 2-0 win over FC Metz on Wednesday.

Bordeaux take semi-final place : Girondins de Bordeaux made it three teams through to the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals as they saw off En Avant Guingamp 3-2 in a nail-biting tie on Wednesday.

Quarter-final reactions - Emery: 'Take another step' : Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery was upbeat following his side's beating Metz to place in the semi-finals; Bordeaux boss Jocelyn Gourvennec hailed his side's performance in 'a match full of drive and dynamism'.

Monaco end Sochaux dream on penalties : AS Monaco emerged victorious in a dramatic penalty shoot-out against FC Sochaux-Montbéliard after a 1-1 draw in their Coupe de la Ligue quarter-final at the Stade Bonal on Tuesday.

Nancy through to last four : AS Nancy Lorraine are through to the semi-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue after a 2-0 win away to FC Nantes on Tuesday.

Kombouaré gunning for Cup glory : En Avant de Guingamp coach Antoine Kombouaré is targeting silverware at the end of the season ahead of his side's trip to Girondins de Bordeaux in the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Will it be messy for Metz at PSG? : FC Metz will arrive at the Parc des Princes for Wednesday's Coupe de la Ligue quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain with some trepidation as the hosts have hit the ground running in 2017.

Cup objective for Monaco : AS Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has set his side the objective of getting to at least one cup final this season as they prepare to take on second-tier FC Sochaux-Montbéliard in the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Conceiçà£o chases semi berth : If Sergio Conceiçà£o can maintain his winning streak as Nantes coach against Nancy on Tuesday then Les Canaris will find themselves in the last four of the Coupe de la Ligue.

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