PREVIEW: PSG v Rennes: Ligue 1 Week 36

PSG Rennes

Stade Rennais travel to the French capital on Friday night for a tough clash against the champions at the Parc des Princes. On one hand, Paris Saint-Germain could be distracted and chance for Rennes to win some vital points in their quest for European football, but Laurent Blanc will expect his team to finish the season strong to help their […]

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Building for Success – PSG and the Champions League

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When Qatar Sports Investments bought Paris Saint-Germain in 2011 (securing 100% ownership in 2012), instantly transforming the Parc des Princes outfit into one of the richest clubs on the planet, it was the Champions League that was their ultimate goal. Champions League also is the way that the club will be judged by those inside and outside France. Their recent […]

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Le50 2016: Georges-Kevin Nkoudou – Olympique de Marseille

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Marseille fans have not had much to cheer them this season, but a bright spot has been the performance of young winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou. Bought from Nantes for only €1.5m in the summer of 2015, he has brought pace, tenacity – and the feeling that he’s actually trying – to a team struggling on so many levels. Nkoudou’s record with […]

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PREVIEW: Lille OSC v SCO Angers – Ligue 1 Week 35

Lille Angers

On Wednesday night, Lille need to brush off their weekend hangover and get back to league duty at home to SCO Angers. The northern club lost the Coupe de la Ligue final 2-1 to Paris Saint-Germain and therefore haven’t secured a place in the Europa League for next season – they will now have to focus on their league quest. […]

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Le50 2016: Angelo Fulgini – Valenciennes FC

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As first matches as a professional go, it wasn’t a bad start. Making his first Valenciennes appearance since signing his first contract in the summer, it took Angelo Fulgini four minutes to score his club’s – and Ligue 2’s – first goal of the season, in VAFC’s 1-0 win at Niort. It was no surprise that Fulgini seemed in a […]

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Rennes v Monaco: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 35

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The big match of the weekend, in terms of European qualification anyway, sees Rennes host Monaco. Whilst the home side need the points to keep alive their dwindling hopes of Europa League football next season, Monaco will be looking for the win and the points in their quest to finish in second place and the final automatic Champions League qualification […]

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PREVIEW: PSG v Lille OSC: Coupe de la Ligue FINAL

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On Saturday evening, Ligue 1 takes a rest as Paris Saint-Germain and Lille do battle for the third domestic trophy of the season – if you count the Trophée des Champions (you shouldn’t – Ed). Frederic Antonetti’s in-form Lille side take on the champions and cup holders at the Stade de France and the “home” side will obviously start as […]

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OGC Nice v Stade de Reims: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 35

Nice Reims

The Ligue 1 season is getting down to the final weeks, four games left and if you have visions of playing in Europe next season, now, in this congested table, is the time to make your move. It may have seemed like a dream scenario for OGC Nice at the start of the campaign, but Les Aiglons are serious contenders […]

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