Archive for category: Ligue 1

Ibra-less Paris Saint-Germain face huge Barcelona test

Ibra-less Paris Saint-Germain face huge Barcelona test

Tuesday 19.45 BST / 20.45 CEST – Paris St-Germain v Barcelona In game 1 : PSG drew 1-1 at Ajax (Pastore’s opener cancelled out by Schone), and Barca beat Apoel 1-0 at home (Pique). PSG’s league form continues to raise some eyebrows, as they drew 1-1 (again) away at Toulouse […]

Bussmann the main man as Metz maul Reims #FFWTOTW

Bussmann the main man as Metz maul Reims #FFWTOTW

A busy week of Ligue 1 football, comprising three matchdays, came to an end on Sunday evening, with the table beginning to take shape, but a couple of familiar names continuing to show some vulnerability. Monaco came back to earth with a bump on Saturday afternoon, following their impressive performance […]

André-Pierre Gignac: Letting the good times roll at Marseille

André-Pierre Gignac: Letting the good times roll at Marseille

“He doesn’t scare me!” was the rallying cry of an unnecessarily defensive André-Pierre Gignac in May when rumours were swirling that fearsome, but respected coach Marcelo Bielsa was about to be handed the reins at a disjointed and down Olympique de Marseille. You can excuse Gignac for again feeling like […]

Olympique de Marseille vs. AS Saint-Etienne: Big Test for Bielsa

Olympique de Marseille vs. AS Saint-Etienne: Big Test for Bielsa

It is a good time to be a Marseille supporter right now. After five consecutive victories – during which the team have scored 16 goals and conceded just one – les Phoceens sit atop the Ligue 1 table after the first seven fixtures. Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa is about to […]

Marqui-nhos player lifts PSG to win over Caen #FFWTOTW

Marqui-nhos player lifts PSG to win over Caen #FFWTOTW

Well, to everyone’s great surprise it took until their fourth attempt, but finally the Ligue 1 giants have an away win! Yep, that’s right, Metz have now won on their travels, Gaëtan Bussmann’s first half goal followed by a strong last-ditch defensive display (and some refereeing help, after he ignored […]

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 […]