Preview: Tréllisac v Olympique de Marseille – Coupe de France

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The final game of the last 16 of the Coupe de France sees fourth division side Trélissac take on Olympique de Marseille at the Stade Chaban-Delmas on Thursday night. Zivko Slijepcevic’s side has defied all the odds stacked against them to reach this stage, especially in the penalties victory over Lille in the last round. The amateur side went behind […]

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Preview: PSG vs Olympique Lyonnais – Coupe de France

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The balance of power in French football has shifted over the past decade. At the turn of the millennium, Olympique Lyonnais were kings of Ligue 1, winning seven titles in a row up to the 2007/08 season. Fans then enjoyed five straight different champions, until Paris Saint-Germain, under the financial guidance of QSI, seized control of power. PSG’s dominance has […]

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Last Chance Saloon for Newcastle United Loanee Florian Thauvin

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Last summer, Olympique de Marseille was ripped apart when Andre-Pierre Gignac, Gianelli Imbula, Andre Ayew and Dimitri Payet all left the club. One of the last departures from the Stade Velodrome was proverbial “bad boy” Florian Thauvin to Newcastle United, but at the weekend the winger made his return, re-joining on loan for the rest of the season. “It’s very […]

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Preview: PSG v Lyon – Coupe de la Ligue

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Paris Saint-Germain have started 2016 how they would have hoped. It may not have been the best performance, but they managed to squeeze past Wasquehal in the Coupe de France, followed by a comfortable 2-0 home win over SC Bastia on Friday night. On Wednesday night, they face Olympique Lyonnais as they try to retain the Coupe de la Ligue […]

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Preview: Bordeaux v Lorient – Coupe de la Ligue

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The Coupe de la Ligue has reached the quarter-finals stage, and outside of Paris Saint-Germain, this is perhaps the best chance the other seven clubs will have of securing a place in next season’s Europa League. Girondins de Bordeaux v FC Lorient: 20:00 Both clubs come off the back of mixed fortunes this weekend. Bordeaux have had to wave goodbye […]

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Abdoul Camara: Derby County’s Ram-Raiding Speedster

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Under the bright lights of the Stade de France in 2008, a young Stade Rennais side beat Girondins de Bordeaux 3-0 to lift the prestigious Coupe Gambardella. Coming off the bench that day was Derby County’s new signing, Abdoul Camara – however, his journey from youth team to Pride Park has not been a smooth ride. INTERVIEW: @abdoul_razzagui says #DCFC's ambitions […]

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FC Lorient’s Lamine Kone the Man to Save Big Sam’s Sunderland

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When Laurent Koscielny left FC Lorient for Arsenal in 2010, it began a chain of events that revealed the business plan that the Brittany club would follow right up to the present day. Five years ago, Lamine Kone was signed from US Chateauroux to replace the France international and now, according to reports on the BBC, the 26-year-old is set […]

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