Statattack Week 36: 900th goal!
Week 36 saw the 900th Ligue 1 goal of the season rattled in as Paris Saint-Germain set a new win record… Saint-Etienne claimed a 16th clean sheet for a fourth season in a row while OM's Michy Batshuayi underlined his value…
The 900th goal for Ligue 1's season 2015-16 was scored Week 36 - by Morgan Sanson as Montpellier trumped Stade de Reims 3-2 in Champagne country. Over the last seven seasons, this is the sixth time - and fifth in a row - that the 900-goal mark has been reached.
While they still have three matches left to play, Paris Saint-Germain (93 goals) have already passed the 90-goal mark in Ligue 1 this season, a mammoth tally not seen in France's top flight since Olympique de Marseille scored 94 times in season 1970'71, with Josip Skoblar setting the all-time Ligue 1 record of 44 goals in a season.
With 34 goals to his name this campaign, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hit the second-highest number of goals in a league season by a Paris Saint-Germain player, three lengths behind Argentine legend Carlos Bianchi, who hit 37 goals in season 1977-78.
The best performances
28: Paris Saint-Germain's 4-0 thumping of Stade Rennais was the capital club's 28th win of the season - a new Ligue 1 record.
71%: Montpellier's Senegal striker Souleymane Camara has scored five of his seven Ligue 1 goals this season thanks to assists from playmaker Ryad Boudebouz.
8: Bordeaux's giant Malian striker Cheick Diabaté, who took his season goal tally to eight in Les Girondins' 4-2 win in Troyes, has scored at least eight goals for the last five seasons running.
16: Over the last four seasons, Saint-Etienne - whose 'keeper Stéphane Ruffier capped a huge performance with a saved penalty in Saturday's 0-0 draw at home to Toulouse - are the only Ligue 1 side to have notched at least 16 clean sheets per season.
16: Olympique de Marseille, 1-0 winners in Angers on Sunday night, are the first team to score at least one goal in 15 consecutive Ligue 1 away games in a single season sine SM Caen in seasons 1958-59 (19 matches).
50th: Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, who scored his side's fourth in the win over Rennes, has scored 50 goals in his 95 league appearances for the capital club - that's faster than club legend Pedro Miguel Pauleta, who scored his 50th goal for the club in his 104th appearance.
In scoring his 16th of the season, Olympique de Marseille's Michy Batshuayi kept himself in with a chance of ending the season among the league's top three scorers.
The Belgium striker has been directly involved in 48% of his side's 46 Ligue 1 goals this season (16 goals, six assists) and he has scored 24 of his 25 career Ligue 1 goals from inside the penalty area.
With six assists for the current campaign, Batshuayi tops not only the club's scoring chart but also the assists chart, alongside Abdelaziz Barrada.