Ligue 1 Player of the Month for December Angel Di María talked clasicos ahead of his first visit to the Stade Vélodrome, when Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to extend an impressive unbeaten run against their arch-rivals.
Champions elect Paris Saint-Germain's unbeaten run set a new Ligue 1 record; Lyon got their just their second league win since Week 13; and Marseille clinched a sixth away win of the season. Monaco maintained second place.
The presence of AS Monaco and OGC Nice in Ligue 1's top three just before they do battle in the Côte d'Azur derby; Marseille's sustained away form; and Lyon's homegrown talent all made their mark in Week 24.
ASSE boss Christophe Galtier chided a lack of audacity in the 1-0 win in Rennes; PSG coach Laurent Blanc held himself and his side to high standards despite a record-breaking 33rd match in a row without defeat.