Ligue 1 Focus – It’s a topsy-turvy league

The seemingly unbeatable force that is Bordeaux has come back down to earth with a bang in recent weeks, highlighting the unpredictable nature of Le Championnat. Teams from both the top and bottom half continue to swap positions at an incredible rate with no club sure of where they will end up come the end of the season.

Bordeaux went into the Christmas break boasting an eight-point lead at the summit but have since picked up only five points from a possible 12, allowing the chasing pack to make up some serious ground. Montpellier, many critics’ prediction for relegation this season, have surprised everyone with a discernible battling quality to overcome opponents. As things stand, the seemingly unassailable lead has been cut from eight points to five, with Montpellier the main beneficiaries of this stuttering form. Not only that but Bordeaux have this week been dumped out of the Coupe de France following Monaco’s upturn in fortunes, which is mainly down to the incredible form of goalkeeper St

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