Archive for category: Coupe de la Ligue

Coupe de la Ligue : Second Round Preview

Coupe de la Ligue : Second Round Preview

First round round-up – 29 goals in the ten games, four of which went to extra time, three of which to penalties, and four red cards were brandished. Both of the National sides are out: Istres were seen off by an early goal from Clermont‘s Pierrick Capelle in a match which […]

Coupe de la Ligue: First Round

Coupe de la Ligue: First Round

Well, the football is coming thick and fast now – Ligue 2, the Trophee des Champions, National, Ligue 1, that weirdly-arranged friendly between Napoli and PSG, and now…the cup! The league cup, that is (the Coupe de France is currently in regional preliminary mode before the 3rd round proper in mid-September) […]

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

The huitiemes are done, and there were some great matches to enjoy. Our predictions were half-right, as ever, but you can watch highlights and check out who has who in the next round below. Nantes v Auxerre Prediction: Auxerre win, narrowly, in a hopefully high-scoring encounter. Let’s say 3-2. Result […]

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

This is the last call for the Coupe de la Ligue, will the final boarders please come to the gate… As an early Christmas present, this midweek sees a round of League Cup matches, with the ‘big six’ finally making an appearance. The idea of the staggered start is to […]

Coupe de la Ligue: Round of “32″ Results

Coupe de la Ligue: Round of “32″ Results

Bastia 1 – 0 Ajaccio The not-in-Corsica-Corsican derby was won with a 7th minute strike from Bastia’s veteran Brazilian Araujo Ilan as things go from bad to worse for Fabrizio Ravanelli’s men. On the upside, nobody got sent off. Lille 0 – 1 Auxerre (a.e.t) In what was described by […]

Coupe de la Ligue: Round of 32 Preview

Coupe de la Ligue: Round of 32 Preview

Due to the changing nature of the number of professional teams in the league and the need to give the European teams a bit of leeway, the seiziemes (round of 32) in the League Cup this year in fact features ten matches. This is the stage at which the Ligue 1 […]

The Ups and Down from all around France: 2012/13

The Ups and Down from all around France: 2012/13

The 2012/13 football season has just about come to a close and here are the various UPS and DOWNS from all over the country. Beware of the lower league reconstruction which sees more teams go down than go up. LIGUE 1 Champions: Paris Saint-Germain CL Group: Marseille CL Qualifier: Lyon […]

Saint-Etienne seek an upgrade on their ticket to Europe

Saint-Etienne seek an upgrade on their ticket to Europe

Welcome Chris Luxford-Noyes to French Football Weekly – he looks at what the final day of fixtures means to Saint-Etienne and their future. Follow him on twitter @Bust_of_Chapman As we approach the final day of the Ligue 1 season, PSG have already been crowned champions with Olympique Marseille as runners-up, but […]