Cavani injured in friendly : Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has picked up an injury while on international duty with Uruguay and the Ligue 1 Player of the Year could miss Wednesday's friendly against Italy in Nice's Allianz Riviera stadium.

Second synonymous with failure for PSG : Never has there been a better runner-up in a Ligue 1 season than Paris Saint-Germain in 2016-17, but second place can never be good enough for the capital club, writes Andy Scott.

Ligue 1's surprise team of the season : Unsung heroes, unforeseen prodigies and comeback kings: the 2016-17 Ligue 1 season saw a constellation of surprise stars shine brighter than most…

Cornet, Gnagnon get Ivory Coast call : Ligue 1 stars Maxwel Cornet and Joris Gnagnon have been called up to the Ivory Coast squad for international matches next month.

The Breakdown: Week 36 : Check out our comprehensive, match-by-match STATS-powered statistical analysis of all the Ligue 1 Week 36 action - post-game notes and exhaustive team and individual statistics - right here.

Best of Week 36 : The best goals and the best saves from an action-packed Week 36 - check out our Best of Week 36 round-up.

Coupe de la Ligue reactions - Silva: 'We'll catch them' : Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva wasn't alone in saying the champions could rein in AS Monaco in the league after beating the principality side 4-1 to win the Coupe de la Ligue. Full reactions…

Di Mara, Cavani propel PSG to glory : ngel Di Mara scored one goal and set up two more as Paris Saint-Germain won the Coupe de la Ligue for a record fourth year running, thumping AS Monaco 4-1 in a thrilling final.

Bakayoko: Paris-born, Monaco-made : Timou Bakayoko has flourished since joining AS Monaco, and the freshly-capped France international hopes now to embellish his growing reputation with a Coupe de la Ligue winner's medal against his hometown club.

Ligue 1 leading lights duel for Coupe de la Ligue : Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco's battle for French football surpremacy this season will be continued at Parc OL on Saturday when the duo go head-to-head in the Coupe de la Ligue final.

Pastore warns Monaco: 'PSG have hit form now' : Javier Pastore believes Paris Saint-Germain have hit their stride "just at the right time" ahead of Saturday's Coupe de la Ligue final against AS Monaco.

PSG's reign : Last season, Paris Saint-Germain became the first club since OM to win the Coupe de la Ligue three seasons in a row. Can they win again and set a new record?

Can AS Monaco break 14-year drought? : The principality club will be playing their third Coupe de la Ligue final and their first since winning the trophy in 2003.

Marquinhos' Brazil clinch World Cup qualification : Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos was a starter as Brazil beat Paraguay 3-0 to become the first country to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Starry-eyed! : For the very first time in France, the opening ceremony of the Coupe de la Ligue will take place at a sold-out Parc OL - the first big moment of a night not to be missed!

A first for Frank Schneider! : Frank Schneider has been designated to referee the 23rd Coupe de la Ligue final, on Saturday, 1 April.

Support for Paris 2024! : The Coupe de la Ligue final will be a chance to show support for Paris' candidature to hold the 2024 Olympics.

Youri Djorkaeff - Ambassador for the final! : The 1998 World Cup winner will be the ambassador for the final of the Coupe de la Ligue between AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday, 1 April.

Tangier to stage 2017-18 curtain-raiser : The 2017-18 Trophe des Champions will be staged in the Moroccan city of Tangier for the second time in its history, the French Football League has announced.

Troubled Lorient in desperate scrap to survive : Following some woeful recent performances, FC Lorient require a dramatic and quick improvement in form if they are to extend their 11-year stay in Ligue 1, writes Andy Scott.

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