Preview : Juventus v Olympique Lyonnais – Champions League

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As Lyon prepare themselves for what now appears to be a must-win match this evening at the Juventus Stadium, things are looking up for the French side. A gritty win against Toulouse will have given the team some much-needed confidence, even if the tactical shift employed by manager Bruno Genesio is unlikely to be taken up tonight.   A fortnight […]

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Coupe de la Ligue: Laval v Montpellier – Nantes v Angers

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The Coupe de la Ligue is back for a midweek round with the fourteen non-European Ligue 1 teams joining the party, along with four Ligue 2 teams and two from third-tier National. Stade Lavallois v Montpellier Hérault SC, 18:45 CEST (Canal+ Sport)  Stade Lavallois are bottom of Ligue 2, and have only scored six goals in the dozen matches played thus far in […]

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Preview : Olympique Lyonnais v Juventus – Champions League

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As Lyon prepare to welcome Juventus to the Parc OL this evening, a bit of a cloud hangs over the team. As Alexandre Lacazette and Rafael were only just coming back from injury lay-offs, the pair only featured from the bench in Friday’s defeat to Nice. Admittedly, Nabil Fekir’s red card halfway through the first half had more to do […]

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Preview : CSKA Moscow v AS Monaco – Champions League

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Monaco head to Russia this evening on the back of a disheartening loss at Toulouse on Friday. Leonardo Jardim opted for a rotated side, with several players having been in action internationally, and paid the price, as an aggressive Toulouse side won 3-1, a margin that could have been more had the hosts been more clinical. Nevertheless, Monaco are in good stead […]

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Preview : Lyon v Dinamo Zagreb – Champions League

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Having conceded seven goals in their last two league matches, it would be a bit of an understatement to say that Lyon are a club in flux. After comprehensive defeats of Nancy and Caen to start the season, last year’s runners-up have dropped six points and seem to be riddled with problems. A perfect storm of injuries and poor form have […]

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Preview : Tottenham v Monaco – Champions League

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When Monaco were last in the Champions’ League proper, in 2014-15, they qualified directly by finishing second in Ligue 1. In this edition, it took a pair of playoff rounds, and some might have it that they were lucky with regards to their opponents. Both Fenerbahce and Villarreal could be considered favorable draws; both were hit hard by injuries and suspensions, making […]

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Preview: Monaco v Villareal – Champions League Qualifying

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With just six days between matches, and seemingly no change in the fitness issues that are currently plaguing Villarreal, the overriding assumption is that today’s match between hosts Monaco and the Spanish side is all but a foregone conclusion. After all, at the weekend while Monaco were able to eke out a victory away at the always-challenging Nantes, despite using […]

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Preview: Villareal v Monaco – Champions League Qualifying

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The early start to Monaco’s season means that the club will have played seven competitive matches before the end of August, no easy feat given a very short summer. Many are eagerly anticipating their clash with Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1’s third matchday, but before Leonardo Jardim’s side take on the champions, a much more pressing task awaits in the form […]

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