Archive for category: Ligue 1

Bastia and Claude Makelele Can-Nantes afford another defeat

Bastia and Claude Makelele Can-Nantes afford another defeat

New Bastia coach Claude Makelele would have hoped for better than 18th place in the table after the first six games. However, the Corsicans have at least managed to pick up six points in that period and played some good football at times; SCB just need to become a more […]

Sergey Krivets makes a Metz of Bastia #FFWTOTW

Sergey Krivets makes a Metz of Bastia #FFWTOTW

Football can be a cruel game at times. Just ask Pascal Dupraz. His Evian team arguably had the better of the match against a lethargic Bordeaux. But chances were squandered, mainly by Benezet, and two rare pieces of quality made the difference as les Roses went home pointless and rock […]

Preview: A Tale of Two Cities – Paris Saint-Germain vs Lyon

Preview: A Tale of Two Cities – Paris Saint-Germain vs Lyon

Paris Saint Germain and Olympique Lyonnais.  Two of France’s most famous and best supported clubs, but fans of each might now be starting to have differing opinions of their respective teams. Both have made frustrating starts to the season; however, while one team may have turned a corner, the other […]

Europa Euround-up: three teams, two points, one goal

Europa Euround-up: three teams, two points, one goal

Group F: Qarabag 0 – 0 Saint Etienne While bigger names Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Inter Milan faced off (Inter winning 0-1 with a goal from D’Ambrosio, and Dnipro captain Ruslan Rotan sent off), Christophe Galtier’s men must have been looking at their Azerbaijaini opponents and thinking, “well, how hard can […]

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 […]

Toulouse & Casanova: You’ve lost that loving feeling

Toulouse & Casanova: You’ve lost that loving feeling

As Stade de Reims’ Gaëtan Courtet fired home his side’s second and decisive goal on Saturday, it signalled the end to a miserable evening for Alain Casanova’s men. Five games down and Toulouse hold an inconsistent record of LWLWL which, in fairness, is not exactly damning for a side expected […]