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After another enthralling weekend in Ligue 1, most notably at the Stade Gerland, Goal.com picks out the best performers in round 25 of the championship

Ligue 1


Team Of The Week:

Round 25

Table/Results


GOALKEEPER

Steeve ELANA
Brest
TOTW Apps: 2

Steeve Elana makes a second straight appearance in the Team of the Week after impressing in his side's shock 1-0 win over Marseille. Elana denied the visitors time and again with a series of well-timed stops, most notably from Rod Fanni in stoppage time as the hosts held on.
DEFENDERS

Gaetan BONG
Valenciennes
TOTW Apps: 1



Aymen ABDENNOUR
Toulouse
TOTW Apps: 5


Mapou YANGA-MBIWA
Montpellier
TOTW Apps: 4


Paul BAYSSE
Brest
TOTW Apps: 1


Gaetan Bong makes a first appearance in the Best XI after playing out an assured game in Valenciennes' 2-0 victory over Lorient. The defender, who also impressed at the Velodrome last week, undertook his defensive duties well. Joining him for the very first time also is Brest's Paul Baysse, who headed in the game's only goal in his side's 1-0 win over Marseille.

Toulouse's highly-rated young defender Aymen Abdennour makes the grade for the fifth time, as he contributed to Toulouse's 2-0 win over Sochaux. The centre-back denied the visitors' attackers all game, and proved resolute throughout. Rounding off the defence is Montpellier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who kept Bordeaux at arms' length in la Paillade's narrow win which sent the youthful side top of the table.

MIDFIELDERS

Etienne CAPOUE
Toulouse
TOTW Apps: 1


Marco ESTRADA
Montpellier
TOTW Apps: 1


Cedric BARBOSA
Evian
TOTW Apps: 2

Etienne Capoue of Toulouse joins the list after marshalling the midfield expertly in le Tefece's win on Saturday. Capoue, along with Adrien Regattin proved to be resolute in the middle of the park as Alain Casanova's men grabbed another important win.

Joining him in midfield is Montpellier's Marco Estrada, who guided la Paillade to the top of the table. Estrada was at the heart of many of the few chances created by the hosts and was a threat throughout as the side finally got their breakthrough in the 80th minute.

Cedric Barbosa rounds off the midfield after impressing in Evian's win at the weekend. The 35-year-old was again the instigator in Pablo Correa's midfield in the 2-0 win over Nancy, and he makes his second appearance in TOTW.

FORWARDS

Bafetimbi GOMIS
Lyon
TOTW Apps: 3

 
Guillaume HOARAU
PSG
TOTW Apps: 1


Michel BASTOS
Lyon
TOTW Apps: 4

The front three in this week's TOTW features an unprecedented three attackers from one match. Bafetimbi Gomis makes the grade for the third time after scoring a sumptous goal to drag Lyon level against PSG, whilst being a constant threat throughout.

Michel Bastos scored arguably the goal of the Ligue 1 season with a thumping effort from distance which bamboozled Salvatore Sirigu to seemingly put les Gones out of sight before half-time. The Brazilian also wreaked havoc in the PSG back line with two assists.

Rounding off the week is the Man of the Match from that thrlling encounter, PSG's Guillaume Hoarau, who enjoyed a rare start ahead of Kevin Gameiro. The No. 9 did not disappoint as he scored the game's first, and subsequently in the 94th minute to steal a well-earned point to vindicate Carlo Ancelotti's selection.

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