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Europa Euround-up: three teams, two points, one goal

Europa Euround-up: three teams, two points, one goal

Group F: Qarabag 0 – 0 Saint Etienne While bigger names Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Inter Milan faced off (Inter winning 0-1 with a goal from D’Ambrosio, and Dnipro captain Ruslan Rotan sent off), Christophe Galtier’s men must have been looking at their Azerbaijaini opponents and thinking, “well, how hard can […]

Paris Saint-Germain rue missed chances in 1-1 draw with Ajax

Paris Saint-Germain rue missed chances in 1-1 draw with Ajax

This is the competition that Paris Saint-Germain hope to excel in, but on Wednesday night in the Amsterdam ArenA, the problems that they have endured in the league crossed over to the Champions League. After dominating Ajax for the best part of 70 minutes, Laurent Blanc’s side could only leave […]

Episode 126: The Problem With Ligue 1

Episode 126: The Problem With Ligue 1

This week’s podcast is a little bit different than normal. Jeremy, Jon and Andrew debate the PSG “crisis” or lack of, and the situation at AS Monaco and the changing project. It also leads on to the wider problem in Ligue 1 teams in Europe and some of the reasons behind it. […]

Joao Moutinho raises his game to fire Monaco over Leverkusen

Joao Moutinho raises his game to fire Monaco over Leverkusen

In five Ligue 1 games, AS Monaco had only tasted victory once this season, and that was via the head of a striker who is no longer with the club. On Tuesday night, the Monegasque side started their Champions League campaign with an excellent 1-0 win over German side Bayer […]

Monaco start France’s European adventure with Leverkusen in Monte Carlo

Monaco start France’s European adventure with Leverkusen in Monte Carlo

This midweek sees the first group stage games for the five French teams involved in European competition this season. This followed a not-very-successful-overall set of results in the qualifying play-offs, which saw Lille drop down to the Europa League after being beaten 3-0 on aggregate by Porto, Saint-Etienne needing penalties […]

Toulouse & Casanova: You’ve lost that loving feeling

Toulouse & Casanova: You’ve lost that loving feeling

As Stade de Reims’ Gaëtan Courtet fired home his side’s second and decisive goal on Saturday, it signalled the end to a miserable evening for Alain Casanova’s men. Five games down and Toulouse hold an inconsistent record of LWLWL which, in fairness, is not exactly damning for a side expected […]

Leaping Lopes Lifts Lyon over lowly Monaco #FFWTOTW

Leaping Lopes Lifts Lyon over lowly Monaco #FFWTOTW

Ligue 1 came back this weekend after a break in which some players represented their countries, others enjoyed the time off, and others sat at home frustratingly watching and waiting to prove their international credentials. It’s fair to say that Andre-Pierre Gignac falls into the latter group and he wasted […]

Five Reasons to Watch Ligue 1: Hello, Goodbye! The Return of Gourcuff

Five Reasons to Watch Ligue 1: Hello, Goodbye! The Return of Gourcuff

Hello, Goodbye. Friday night sees Lyon host Monaco in a game about the return and departure of key players.  Both teams have had shaky starts to the season with les Gones winless since their opening week victory over Rennes.  As has been well documented, injuries have played a part in […]