Europa Preview : Lyon, Marseille and Nice all still second

Konyaspor v OM

The final round of the Europa league sees only one game that will decide if a French team goes through, as Marseille host Salzburg in Group I. Elsewhere as predicted it’s a straight shoot-out between Atalanta and Lyon for top spot in Group E, as they are level on 11 points with the Italian team ahead on goal difference, and Nice travel […]

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Europa Preview : Nice, Marseille and Lyon all in second place

OL v Everton

The group stages of the European competitions are getting to the interesting bit, so while Monaco have fairly fundamentally screwed up their Champions League campaign while PSG are cheerfully laying waste to all before them so far, the Europa League teams are all sitting in second place in their groups after four games. Group K – OGC Nice v Zulte Waregem […]

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Coupe de la Ligue Seiziemes / Dixiemes

Gaz v Red Star CdL

The Coupe de la Ligue is back, with the 14 Ligue 1 teams un-bothered by Europe joining the fray, which combined with the limited scope of professionalism in France and a fairly rigid approach to naming things, means another set of seiziemes that involve dix matches. One National (third-tier) team remains, Paris’ Red Star, who have so far needed penalties for their […]

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Europa Preview : Nice, Marseille and Lyon in action

Nice v Vitesse

On to game three of the Europa League group stage, and the back-to-back games that will have a big bearing on the final standings. So far things are going per the form book results-wise for Marseille and Nice, but Lyon have looked a little shaky with two draws against the lower-ranked teams in group E. Nice v Lazio Nice have two wins […]

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Women’s Champions League : Lyon flying, Montpellier in a fix

Ada Hegerberg v Medyk Konin

The first legs of the round of 32 were a good news/bad news situation for the French teams. Lyon, as predicted, won 5-0 away at Medyk Konin, in a characteristic walkover where they had almost all of the ball, and 19 shots to 1. Montpellier, on the other hand, failed to make their dominance at the Mosson count, losing to […]

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Women’s Champions League : Lyon and Montpellier start their campaigns

OL WCL 2017

This will be the ninth Women’s Champions League competition, after the earlier UEFA Cup, and the French participants will be hoping to continue their dominance alongside the Bundesliga teams. In the eight editions so far, OL have won four, with another two final appearances, and after the QSI takeover of PSG saw money also being injected into the women’s team, the capital club have […]

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Europa Preview : Marseille, Lyon and Nice

Nice v Zulte

After Monaco messed up their home tie against Porto losing 3-0 and PSG Mbappe’d all over Bayern Munich winning by the same margin, we’re onto the real competition as the three Europa teams go into their second match. Lyon – Atalanta After a slightly awkward first group match that saw OL concede an injury-time equaliser away against Apollon Limassol after Memphis’ […]

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Europa Preview : Zulte Waregem v OGC Nice

OGCN after ASM

It has been a mixed start to the season for Nice, as they knocked Ajax out of Champions League qualifying on away goals before losing both legs of the play-off to Napoli, around which they lost to not one but two newly promoted sides in Ligue 1, and then beat Monaco 4-0 at the weekend. So, Lucien Favre and his men should […]

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