Articles by: Jeremy Smith

Lacazette triple helps Lyon to tame Lille #FFWTOTW

Lacazette triple helps Lyon to tame Lille #FFWTOTW

This weekend saw the Davids beat the Goliaths, relatively speaking, as six matches saw the lower-placed team in the Ligue 1 table at start of play overcome higher-ranked opponents. The trend was set on Friday night, as Reims bounced back from two heavy defeats to grind out a 1-0 win […]

Metz Que Un Club: The night Metz humbled Barcelona

Metz Que Un Club: The night Metz humbled Barcelona

Earlier this week Paris Saint-Germain impressively beat Barcelona at the Parc des Princes, repeating their feat of 1995. However, only one French club has succeeded in beating the Catalan giants in their own back yard. This Friday, 3 October, sees the thirtieth anniversary of one of French football’s greatest European […]

PSG turn on the style at the Parc to beat Barcelona 3-2

PSG turn on the style at the Parc to beat Barcelona 3-2

Paris Saint-Germain finally looked like the European powerhouse that they aspire to be as they beat Barcelona 3-2 in a pulsating match at the Parc des Princes. Much of the pre-match talk was of Laurent Blanc’s fragile position as coach, perhaps letting off the hook a group of players who […]

Bussmann the main man as Metz maul Reims #FFWTOTW

Bussmann the main man as Metz maul Reims #FFWTOTW

A busy week of Ligue 1 football, comprising three matchdays, came to an end on Sunday evening, with the table beginning to take shape, but a couple of familiar names continuing to show some vulnerability. Monaco came back to earth with a bump on Saturday afternoon, following their impressive performance […]

Marqui-nhos player lifts PSG to win over Caen #FFWTOTW

Marqui-nhos player lifts PSG to win over Caen #FFWTOTW

Well, to everyone’s great surprise it took until their fourth attempt, but finally the Ligue 1 giants have an away win! Yep, that’s right, Metz have now won on their travels, Gaëtan Bussmann’s first half goal followed by a strong last-ditch defensive display (and some refereeing help, after he ignored […]

Sergey Krivets makes a Metz of Bastia #FFWTOTW

Sergey Krivets makes a Metz of Bastia #FFWTOTW

Football can be a cruel game at times. Just ask Pascal Dupraz. His Evian team arguably had the better of the match against a lethargic Bordeaux. But chances were squandered, mainly by Benezet, and two rare pieces of quality made the difference as les Roses went home pointless and rock […]

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 […]

PSG victorious as Zlatan and Ruffier humiliate Saint-Etienne #TOTW

PSG victorious as Zlatan and Ruffier humiliate Saint-Etienne #TOTW

You’re going to visit the Ligue 1 behemoth in their own back yard, their star player is back, you’ve played 120 nerve-wracking minutes a few days earlier and your captain is out through injury. No need to worry though, you’re unbeaten in 12 league matches, you have a solid defence […]