EUROUNDUP: Zlatan Breaks Another Record as Group Stages End

Ibra v Shakhtar

Going into this round, two teams were already sure of progressing (Paris Saint-Germain and St Etienne) and two had their calendars marked ‘available’ (Lyon and Bordeaux), so most of the interest was split over the two Europa League shifts on Thursday as Marseille looked for a point against Slovan Liberec, and Monaco went to Spurs looking for a win and the other […]

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Euro-Connotations – The Final Group Games

Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores past Malmo's goalkeeper Johan Wiland during the UEFA Champions League Group A, second-leg football match Malmo FF vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in Malmo, Sweden on November 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY / ANDREAS HILLERGREN   +++ SWEDEN OUT +++ / AFP / TT NEWS AGENCY / ANDREAS HILLERGREN        (Photo credit should read ANDREAS HILLERGREN/AFP/Getty Images)

Another midweek round, this time for the last group games in the European competitions, and some of this is a bit involved, so here’s your handy cut-out-and-keep guide to the situation as it stands… Tuesday 19.45 GMT – PSG v Shakhtar Donetsk PSG are through in second and nothing is going to change that given their head-to-head record against Real […]

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Euroundup 5 : Two In, Two Out, Two Shaken All About

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It’s the business end of the European competitions, and some places, for good and bad, are already confirmed. The French teams’ bilan is now two through, two out, and two TBC, with one looking slightly more likely than the other. Champions League PSG are through after a 5-0 trouncing of Malmo, led by supply captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, returning to where it […]

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Ada Hegerberg Melting Faces for Lyon as PSG “Struggle” Domestically

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Well, the men are running around and that’s all very exciting, but there’s another football going on right now which is just as interesting. Allez les femmes… Division 1 Seven games in, and first place in the table is no surprise, as Lyon are top with seven wins, scored 44, conceded 0, and with a minimum winning margin of four […]

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What Lyon Can Expect from Group H Opponents Gent

KAA Gent

Chris Mayer from the excellent website BeNeFoot gives FFW the low-down on what Lyon can expect from their Belgian opponents on Wednesday. Just by making Europe’s premier competition represents a tremendous turnaround in fortunes for one of Belgium’s biggest clubs Gent. Despite being one of the country’s most recognisable sides, the big one had always alluded De Buffalos – that […]

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EUROUNDUP: All Aboard the Europa League Train

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As feared, Monaco will be a Europa League team this season, despite a sterling effort at Stade Louis II on Tuesday. The home side won the C1 play-off second leg 2-1 after goals from Andrea Raggi (again) and Elderson after Valencia’s Alvaro Negredo had twisted the knife with an early opener. However ASM could not get the crucial third goal, […]

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Preview: AS Monaco v Valencia CF – Champions League

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Although there have only been three weekends of league action, this has the appearance of being one of the biggest spells in AS Monaco’s season. On Tuesday night they host Valencia at the Stade Louis II – trying to peg back a 3-1 first-leg defeat – then Paris Saint-Germain come to town, asking questions of Monaco’s ability to challenge them at […]

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Valencia Threaten to Dent Monaco’s Champions League Hopes

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Manchester United may have the bigger reputation whilst Bayer Leverkusen may be an exciting young team but Valencia was probably the toughest draw that Monaco could have received in the Champions League play-off draw. Much like les Monegasques, the Spanish side has benefited greatly from recent investment and there are a number of parallels that can be drawn between the approaches of […]

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