Archive for category: Ligue 1

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 […]

Europa Euround-up : Marvellous Marveaux, Lille Roux missed chances

Europa Euround-up : Marvellous Marveaux, Lille Roux missed chances

Round two of the Europa league, and the French contingent were aiming to do better than the single point they got in the first game… Group K : Guingamp 2 – 0 PAOK At Guingamp, there was a mostly first-team team, but a start for Jonas Lössl, who will also […]

From Marseille to Moscow: The success of Mathieu Valbuena

From Marseille to Moscow: The success of Mathieu Valbuena

When Mathieu Valbuena left Ligue 1 for Russian side Dynamo Moscow, there was a worry that it was a bad move for the 29-year-old midfielder. He had just come off the back of a wonderful World Cup campaign in Brazil, the football world was left baffled as to why no […]

Forgettable game as Monaco win a point against Zenit in Russia

Forgettable game as Monaco win a point against Zenit in Russia

Sometimes football likes to punish you for enjoying yourself. While there was rejoicing as Paris Saint-Germain played a superb match to beat Barcelona 3-2 at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night, on Wednesday, as if to balance the universe, we were forced to watch Zenit St. Petersburg and AS Monaco […]

PSG turn on the style at the Parc to beat Barcelona 3-2

PSG turn on the style at the Parc to beat Barcelona 3-2

Paris Saint-Germain finally looked like the European powerhouse that they aspire to be as they beat Barcelona 3-2 in a pulsating match at the Parc des Princes. Much of the pre-match talk was of Laurent Blanc’s fragile position as coach, perhaps letting off the hook a group of players who […]