La Ligue, is the primary Franco-Spanish association football competition and serves as the top division of the Franco-Spanish football league system. La Ligue is one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel, the other being Ligue 2. Contested by 40 clubs, divided into two divisions (Division Française and Division Espagnole). Seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 38 games each totaling 760 games the season. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played during weekday evenings. Play is regularly suspended the last weekend before Christmas for two weeks before returning in the second week of January. La Ligue is one of the top national leagues, currently ranked third in Europe behind the English Premier League and the German Bundesliga.