Archive for category: Ligue 1

Lyon Back on Track – The Kids are Alright

Lyon Back on Track – The Kids are Alright

Allow me, if you will, to rewind the clock to 17 May 2014. Lyon had just won their final game of the season away at Nice to secure a 5th place finish in Ligue 1. It was the culmination of an disappointing campaign overall which had seen them as low […]

Olympique Lyonnais v Olympique de Marseille: Return to the old days

Olympique Lyonnais v Olympique de Marseille: Return to the old days

In some ways, it feels like a bit of a return to the days of Le Championnat before Qatari and Russian billionaires took over at PSG and Monaco. The days in which former giants Marseille, and more particularly Lyon, were the form teams in the league, and where an Olympico fixture […]

Can Liverpool’s Loanee Down Everton in the Europa League?

Can Liverpool’s Loanee Down Everton in the Europa League?

Round three is here, roll up roll up. The midpoint of European competition with its back-to-back fixtures approaches; for the Champions League teams, these look do-able – for two of the Europa contingent, less so. Tuesday 21 October 19.45 BST – APOEL Nicosia v Paris Saint Germain PSG are in […]

Gourcuff turns back the years as Lyon demolish Montpellier #FFWTOTW

Gourcuff turns back the years as Lyon demolish Montpellier #FFWTOTW

Journée 10 started with a bang, continued with a bagarre, and the worked its way gently up to a shellacking on Sunday night. Something for everyone. Friday night saw PSG travel…sort of, to Lens, where a 3-1 win was garnished with three red cards including one for Edinson Cavani for inappropriate […]

AS Monaco vs. Evian Thonon Gaillard: Jardim fighting against the tide

AS Monaco vs. Evian Thonon Gaillard: Jardim fighting against the tide

Don’t look now but, improbably, the form team in this match is Evian — they’ve won three in a row and are now just a point behind 13th place Monaco, a team still valiantly fighting to avoid the “Officially in Crisis” label. For a while, the principality side was able […]

Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Water way to bounce back

Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Water way to bounce back

Water way to bounce back Marseille’s run of victories has been well documented of late but can you name the other team who over the last three rounds of matches have matched their winning ways? You may think PSG perhaps? Bordeaux possibly? Lyon maybe? Nope, it is Evian Thonon Gaillard. […]

Lacazette triple helps Lyon to tame Lille #FFWTOTW

Lacazette triple helps Lyon to tame Lille #FFWTOTW

This weekend saw the Davids beat the Goliaths, relatively speaking, as six matches saw the lower-placed team in the Ligue 1 table at start of play overcome higher-ranked opponents. The trend was set on Friday night, as Reims bounced back from two heavy defeats to grind out a 1-0 win […]

Metz Que Un Club: The night Metz humbled Barcelona

Metz Que Un Club: The night Metz humbled Barcelona

Earlier this week Paris Saint-Germain impressively beat Barcelona at the Parc des Princes, repeating their feat of 1995. However, only one French club has succeeded in beating the Catalan giants in their own back yard. This Friday, 3 October, sees the thirtieth anniversary of one of French football’s greatest European […]