PSG v Valencia: Pedestrian at the Parc des Princes

PSG are top of Ligue 1, in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France, and now in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, 18 years after their last appearance in the knock-out stage of this competition. On the face of it, everything looks very positive, but in each competition there have been weird stutters between the comprehensive victories that don’t […]

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Paris Saint-Germain v Valencia: Champions League Preview

Paris Saint-Germain are on the cusp of their first Champions League quarter-final in 18 years as they host Spanish stalwarts Valencia at the Parc des Princes this evening. Leading 2-1 on aggregate, Carlo Ancelotti will be fully aware that the emphasis will be on Los Che to attack, needing at least two away goals if they are to have any […]

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Valencia v Paris Saint-Germain: Champions League Preview

Tonight’s match marks Leonardo’s 20th anniversary since he left Valencia. With PSG’s +11 goal difference in the group stage, Leonardo returns with the Champions League’s most dominant team. Both sides come into this match in encouraging form. Valencia have found a way to nick victories on the road and PSG are finally settling into the title-winning rhythm most had expected from them. […]

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A Guide to Valencia: Los Che welcome Les Parisiens

Spanish expert David Cartlidge very kindly donated his time and gave FFW the low-down on PSG’s opponents. So what can Carlo Ancelotti expect from tonight’s Spanish opponents? The story: Valencia comes into the game against Paris Saint-Germain in the best position they’ve been in all season. A change of coach in December proved to be a pivotal moment with Mauricio […]

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FOR SALE: Younes Belhanda of Montpellier – Only One Owner

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So, Louis Nicollin has pulled the 2CV up at the car-boot sale and has started arranging his trestle table; Tinhan has been put on the train to Arles-Avignon on loan, Utaka is rumoured to be off to Qatar for a million or so, and then there’s Belhanda.  Montpellier’s number 10 is usually the central creative talent in the 3 in […]

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Olympiacos v Marseille – CL Preview

Olympiacos v Marseille

Normally you would think that Marseille would be favourites for an away trip to Olympiacos however, Didier Deschamps’ side are struggling in the league and out of five matches played so far they have drawn three and lost two. Following Saturday’s 0-1 home defeat to Rennes the side from Provence are in crisis and after a second consecutive home match […]

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Rubin Kazan v Olympique Lyonnais – Champions League Preview

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Tonight the first of four French teams try and make it through to the Group Stage of European Competition. Lyon travel to Kazan with a 3-1 lead after the first leg and will hope to be in Thursday’s group draw for the Champions League. There is no doubt that Rémi Garde and Jean Michel Aulas are taking this qualification with […]

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