Archive for category: Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain rue missed chances in 1-1 draw with Ajax

Paris Saint-Germain rue missed chances in 1-1 draw with Ajax

This is the competition that Paris Saint-Germain hope to excel in, but on Wednesday night in the Amsterdam ArenA, the problems that they have endured in the league crossed over to the Champions League. After dominating Ajax for the best part of 70 minutes, Laurent Blanc’s side could only leave […]

Joao Moutinho raises his game to fire Monaco over Leverkusen

Joao Moutinho raises his game to fire Monaco over Leverkusen

In five Ligue 1 games, AS Monaco had only tasted victory once this season, and that was via the head of a striker who is no longer with the club. On Tuesday night, the Monegasque side started their Champions League campaign with an excellent 1-0 win over German side Bayer […]

Monaco start France’s European adventure with Leverkusen in Monte Carlo

Monaco start France’s European adventure with Leverkusen in Monte Carlo

This midweek sees the first group stage games for the five French teams involved in European competition this season. This followed a not-very-successful-overall set of results in the qualifying play-offs, which saw Lille drop down to the Europa League after being beaten 3-0 on aggregate by Porto, Saint-Etienne needing penalties […]

Qualifying for Europe: French clubs set for play-off tests

Qualifying for Europe: French clubs set for play-off tests

Champions League Lille have a big task ahead of them as they prepare to meet Porto on Wednesday evening (19.45 / 20.45 CEST on Bein 1). Having beaten Grasshopper of Zurich, making less of an impact than at the recent World Cup, 2-0 (Sebastien Corchia 30′, Ryan Mendes 49′) in Zurich, they […]

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

With 11 rounds left to play until the curtain falls on the 2013-2014 season, the race for Le Championnat is pretty much over. Except for a major cataclysm at the Camp des Loges, Paris will secure back-to-back Ligue 1 victories, as AS Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri himself admitted before facing […]

PSG v Anderlecht: Champions League Preview

PSG v Anderlecht: Champions League Preview

Tuesday 19.45 GMT – PSG v Anderlecht (5-0 in previous meeting) PSG are top of Group C with three wins from three, most recently having turned Anderlecht over 0-5 in the ‘away leg’, with goals from Ibrahimovic, Ibrahimovic, Ibrahimovic, Cavani, and Ibrahimovic. L’Equipe went out on a limb and described the Belgian champions […]

Anderlecht v PSG: Champions League Preview

Anderlecht v PSG: Champions League Preview

Anderlecht v PSG ce soir CET 20:45 The Parisians travel to Brussels to take on a Belgian side that they must fancy all three points against. Anderlecht have lost both their Champions League games so far and the 3-0 defeat to Olympiakos makes them favourites to finish bottom of the […]

PSG v Benfica: Champions League Preview

PSG v Benfica: Champions League Preview

Game 2: Parc des Princes KO 20:45 local time Game 1: Olympiakos 1 – 4 PSG; Benfica 2 – 0 Anderlecht Someone’s 100% record in the group stage is going to fall on Wednesday night. Paris Saint-Germain were able to rest players in their 2-0 win over Toulouse and will […]