Coupe de France 16emes : Chateauroux v Chambly

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It’s mid-table versus mid-table as Chateauroux, ninth in Ligue 2, host Chambly who currently lie ninth in the National. With the home side in good form of late, a win for Chateauroux looks like a good bet however Chambly have a history of raising their game against higher league opposition. Chateauroux, under the leadership of former Reims coach and FFW’s […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : Stade Rennais v PSG

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A repeat of last season’s Coupe de France match up, albeit a round earlier this time round, Rennes host runaway Ligue 1 leaders PSG on Sunday evening. The two sides also squared up against each other at Roazhon Park in the penultimate league fixture before the winter break so are pretty well acquainted. In both of those fixtures the Parisian […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : AS Yzeure v AS Monaco

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In one of the more obvious David vs Goliath clashes, the glitz, glamour and wealth of Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco side travel to central France to take on 4th tier AS Yzeure. AS Yzeure, or to give them their “commercial” name, Moulins-Yzeure Foot, a name which came about when neighbouring side AS Moulins liquidated in 2016 and a subsequent deal was […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : Saturday Part III

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There are six matches happening in the Saturday early evening slot, including the all-minnow match-up of Canet Roussillon FC v Sud Nivernais Imphy Decize, and two Ligue 1 sides hoping not to slip up against lower opposition as Caen travel to SC Hazebrouck and Monaco to AS Yzeure. Elsewhere there are some matches that guarantee some smaller teams in the next round. Angouleme CFC […]

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Coupe de France Semi-Final Preview : Paris Saint-Germain v AS Monaco

PSG v ASM CDF

On paper this looks to be another highly-anticipated encounter between the division’s top two sides. In reality, to be quite frank, Monaco couldn’t care less about the outcome of the Coupe de France semi-final against PSG. In his press conference on Monday, Leonardo Jardim was honest in his assessment that his side’s focus was far more on Saturday’s Ligue 1 […]

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Champions League Preview: Borussia Dortmund v Monaco

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“We have an incredible atmosphere here,” warned Dortmund midfielder Raphaël Guerreiro in yesterday’s press conference ahead of a visit from Monaco in the Champions’ League quarterfinal. “There will be a lot of pressure, and they will be surprised.” While it is true that the Westfalenstadion is one of Europe’s most intimidating places to play, the match will more than likely […]

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Coupe de France Quarter-Final : AS Monaco v Lille OSC

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So after Saturday night’s limp Coupe de la Ligue final display, questions have finally been raised against high-flying Monaco. Leonardo Jardim takes his side into an immediate test on Tuesday night as they play host to a, whisper it, slowly improving Lille. It came as something of a surprise to see Monaco so comprehensively outplayed as PSG romped to league […]

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