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Championnat National U19: Defending Champions Monaco Suffer Losing Start

This weekend saw the opening set of matches in the Championnat National and there was a big shock in Group D, as Monaco were beaten by Montpellier on home turf.

Group A

Paris (not Paris St Germain) got off to the perfect start by beating Amiens AC 5-1 and taking an early lead at the top of the table on goal difference.

Lens and Lille was a match to watch out for and it finished 3-0 to the away side, Lille. Paris St Germain’s U19s won 2-0 at Racing Club to get their season off to a positive start as they remain as one of the favourites for the title this season.

Caen 1-1 Le Havre, PSG 2-0 Racing Club, Arras 2-2 Valenciennes, Drancy 1-1 Amiens, Lens 0-3 Lille, Avranches 0-1 Quevilly, Amiens AC 1-5 Paris.

Group B

Strasbourg had a wonderful start as they beat La Chapelle by seven goals.

Last season’s group winners Auxerre also got off to a winning start against Epinal, while there were also wins for Metz and Sochaux.

Nancy 2-3 Sochaux, Reims 1-2 Metz, Evian 4-0 Troyes, Mulhouse 0-1 Dijon, Epinal 0-2 Auxerre, La Chapelle 0-7 Strasbourg.

Group C

Nantes, last seasons group winners and eventual runners up, started where they left off by thrashing Niort 5-1.

There were no big shocks in Group C this weekend as Rennes, Guingamp and Brest all won their respective fixtures.

Angers 0-1 Rennes, Nantes 5-1 Niort, Stade Laval 3-2 Chateauroux, Lorient 0-1 Tours, Guingamp 2-0 Colomiers, Bayonne 0-2 Brest.

Group D

Last season’s competition champions Monaco lost 2-1 to Montpellier to form a miserable start to their season, you can watch highlights below.

Clermont 3-1 Nice, Toulouse 4-1 Ajaccio, Saint Etienne 4-0 Gallia Lucciana, Le Puy 5-0 Andrezieux, Bastia 3-3 Nimes, Monaco 1-2 Montpellier, Cannes 0-0 Lyon.

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About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.

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