PREVIEW: PSG v Lille OSC: Coupe de la Ligue FINAL

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On Saturday evening, Ligue 1 takes a rest as Paris Saint-Germain and Lille do battle for the third domestic trophy of the season – if you count the Trophée des Champions (you shouldn’t – Ed). Frederic Antonetti’s in-form Lille side take on the champions and cup holders at the Stade de France and the “home” side will obviously start as […]

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PREVIEW: Coupe de la Ligue – Lille OSC v Girondins de Bordeaux

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For two clubs looking from the outside in at the race for European football this season, Tuesday night offers both Lille OSC and Girondins de Bordeaux hope. Victory in the semi-final would take them just one game away from the chance to qualify for the Europa League. Meeting at the Stade Pierre Mauroy, the game is too close to call, […]

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Coupe Heroics from Enyeama, Referee Blunders and a Purple Haze for OM

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Into the quarter-finals, featuring a carefully scheduled series of three matches on Wednesday which of course ended up overlapping. Eight goals, extra time, a penalty shootout and, for once, no red cards, as an all-Ligue 1 line-up continued its pursuit of silverware. Bordeaux 2 – 0 Lorient After a valuable away win against Montpellier at the weekend, the departure of Henri […]

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Preview : Guingamp v Lille – Coupe de la Ligue

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In their third season after promotion from Ligue 2, Guingamp look stalled, after a creditable tenth-place finish in 2014/15 that also saw them put in the most impressive French performance in the Europa League. Top-scorer Claudio Beauvue left for Lyon (not entirely successfully), his habitual partner in crime Christophe Mandanne went to the UAE on a free, and despite some promising […]

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Preview: PSG v Lyon – Coupe de la Ligue

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Paris Saint-Germain have started 2016 how they would have hoped. It may not have been the best performance, but they managed to squeeze past Wasquehal in the Coupe de France, followed by a comfortable 2-0 home win over SC Bastia on Friday night. On Wednesday night, they face Olympique Lyonnais as they try to retain the Coupe de la Ligue […]

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Preview : Toulouse v Marseille – Coupe de la Ligue

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Toulouse might still be down in the relegation zone, but things have picked up after a fairly yikes start to the season, and they are unbeaten in five in all competitions. So far in the cup Wissam Ben Yedder had scored a brace in both of their previous matches, and most recently got a hat-trick against Reims at the weekend. […]

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Preview: Bordeaux v Lorient – Coupe de la Ligue

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The Coupe de la Ligue has reached the quarter-finals stage, and outside of Paris Saint-Germain, this is perhaps the best chance the other seven clubs will have of securing a place in next season’s Europa League. Girondins de Bordeaux v FC Lorient: 20:00 Both clubs come off the back of mixed fortunes this weekend. Bordeaux have had to wave goodbye […]

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Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes Round Up: Ooh, Ounas

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Given the size and shape of this competition, the scope for a giantkilling is limited, but upsets can still happen. Not this round, unfortunately, although there were some near misses. All four Ligue 2 teams are now out. On Tuesday, League leaders Dijon were beaten 3-0 by Lorient. They went down to ten men early in the second half, already a goal behind […]

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