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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Preview: Coupe de la Ligue – Last 16

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We have reached the last 16 of the Coupe de la Ligue – eight fixtures, with smaller clubs looking to find a way into Europe outside of the unpredictability of the season in Ligue 1. Four Ligue 2 sides are left in the competition, but they all face Ligue 1 opposition. The games are spread over two days, with coverage […]

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Coupe de la Ligue : Allez Ahamada and Rain Stops Play – Again

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Midweek Cup Action Ahoy! The Coupe de la Ligue reached the seiziemes – or, due to the structure of the competition, the dixiemes; we’ve already lost all the eligible third-tier teams and most of Ligue 2, as they made up the first two rounds. But now is the time the big boys arrive! Or, some of them, as the European teams are still […]

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Coupe de la Ligue round-up: CA Bastia Boucher-ed

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In the second round of the Coupe de la Ligue there were fourteen goals in six matches, and just the one red card this time. The early game was Evian v Clermont, and this time the TV pick got goals. Both sides are unbeaten in the league so far, but Evian were looking for their first win of the season, having four […]

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Coupe de la Ligue : Could Bastia Beat PSG – Again?

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At the time of our first round-up of the season, SC Bastia were in the relegation zone, having just dispensed with the services of Claude Makelele as manager, and brought in the head of their youth programme, Ghislain Printant, as interim replacement. In their third season back in the top flight they were struggling to pass, hold onto the ball, shoot, […]

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