Gentlemen, start your engines: Celebration Week kicks off!

Gentlemen, start your engines: Celebration Week kicks off!

Publish on 12/26 at 05:41 - S. WILLIS


Ligue 1 Uber Eats' World Cup stars and their respective clubs swing back into action in festive style in the last week of 2022, with a mid-week Round 16 quickly followed up by Round 17 at the weekend. Who will hit the ground running?

Following a stunning 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar - the final of which saw Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé duke it out for football's biggest prize - Ligue 1 Uber Eats returns to action with Round 16 on Wednesday, 28 December 2022.

The PSG pair weren't the only Ligue 1 Uber Eats players to shine in Qatar. OL's Argentinean left-back Nicolas Tagliafico lifted the World Cup alongside Messi; PSG's Achraf Hakimi and Anger's Azzedine Ounahi and Sofiane Boufal (among others!) helped Morocco to reach an historic semis berth; and PSG's Neymar and Marquinhos (both Brazil), Rennes' Lovro Majer (Croatia) and Joe Rodon (Wales), and LOSC's Jonathan David (Canada) and Timothey Weah (USA) - plus a host of others - all contributed to their respective country's successes.

Round 16 fixtures

RC Lens will be looking to put a dent in Paris Saint-Germain's five-post lead, but Franck Haise's men will face a stiff test as they travel south to OGC Nice's Allianz Riviera. Meanwhile PSG take on Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes looking to prevent same!

Wednesday 28 December
AC Ajaccio - Angers SCO
ESTAC Troyes - FC Nantes
AJ Auxerre - AS Monaco
Clermont - LOSC
Brest - OL
PSG - Strasbourg

Thursday 29 December
FC Lorient - Montpellier
Reims - Rennes
OM - Toulouse FC
OGC Nice - RC Lens

Round 17 fixtures

PSG and RC Lens - currently the league's top two sides - will then go head-to-head in a potential decisive clash at the white-hot Stade Bollaert in the north-east, while Marseille - currently third - make the tough trip west along the Mediterranean to face feisty regional rivals Montpellier.

Sunday 1 January
Angers SCO - FC Lorient
AS Monaco - Brest
FC Nantes - AJ Auxerre
Toulouse FC - AC Ajaccio
OL - Clermont
RC Lens - PSG

Monday 2 January
Strasbourg - ESTAC Troyes
LOSC - Reims
Montpellier - OM
Rennes - OGC Nic

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