Ligue 1 Player of the Week – Martin Braithwaite (Bordeaux)

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With the penultimate weekend of the 2017-18 French Ligue 1 season now done and dusted, all that remains is one match in which to make or break your season. For Marseille, for example, their home clash against Amiens could spell the difference between a place in the early stages of next season’s Champions League, or the Europa League. Lyon and even Monaco face very similar challenges. At the other end of the table, with Metz and Troyes already relegated Toulouse will want to halt their recent slump in the visit of Guingamp if they are to avoid joining those two in Ligue 2 next term. Metz, in fact, play host to Bordeaux on the final day of the season – and it is these visitors that this week’s Ligue 1 Player of the Week represents.

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Heroics in Nantes lands Benoît Costil Ligue 1 player of the week

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This week’s Euro Fantast Football Ligue 1 player of the week accolade is this week afforded to Bordeaux’s number one Benoît Costil, whose outlandish goalkeeping feats saw his side secure an unlikely away win at FC Nantes.

Costil’s side took a surprise lead over the fifth placed Ligue 1 side in the early exchanges of the fixture when centre forward Nicolas de Preville’s latched onto a driven a cross from the right byline to grab a 26th minute bullet header, his fourth goal of the season.

With his side ahead, Costil was forced to earn his pay for the remainder of the match, with a string of fine saves – four in total – giving his side an unlikely victory at Stade de la Beaujoire. Continue reading