Di Maria Sparkles on Debut for PSG While Reims Hit Four

Di Maria Sparkles on Debut for PSG While Reims Hit Four

Champagne corks would have been popping all across Reims on Saturday night. Olivier Guegan’s side went top of the table after their superb 4-1 win over Lorient at the Stade Auguste Delaune, but Paris Saint-Germain’s dominant 3-0 win over Monaco saw the champions end the week top once again. OH NO FOR OM AT GUINGAMP Expectations surrounding Marseille were high after last week’s superb 6-0 drubbing of Troyes. But in typical OM fashion, they once…

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Anthony Martial: What are Manchester United Getting for €50 million

Anthony Martial: What are Manchester United Getting for €50 million

Just as AS Monaco were about to take on Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday’s late Ligue 1 game, news broke from respected journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi that Manchester United had made a €50 million bid for France international striker, Anthony Martial. During most transfer windows Bouhafsi is rarely wrong, but that doesn’t mean that the information he is being fed is of the same quality. Everyone has the sources, and sometimes they can be wide of the…

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Ola Toivonen: What can Sunderland expect from the Rennes flop

Ola Toivonen: What can Sunderland expect from the Rennes flop

On Thursday morning it was confirmed that Sunderland had secured the signing of Rennes’ striker-come-attacking midfielder Ola Toivonen on a season long loan deal. The Swedish forward has ended what has mostly been a frustrating spell in Ligue 1 by joining up with his former PSV Eindhoven coach Dick Advocaat. It was in the Eredivisie that Toivonen probably played his best football in an attacking midfield role, a position he was not to see during his stint…

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Ligue 1 Preview and Predictions: Week Four

Ligue 1 Preview and Predictions: Week Four

The season is starting to take shape. Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon have discovered their Champions League opponents and Saint-Etienne, Bordeaux, Monaco and Marseille await their Europa League fate. Adding extra competitions to the mix will ask questions of those clubs’ ability to finish high up the table, giving the other Ligue 1 wannabes a chance at making a charge. by @Gibney_A EA Guingamp v Olympique de Marseille: Friday 19:30 To kick things off on Friday…

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EUROUNDUP: All Aboard the Europa League Train

EUROUNDUP: All Aboard the Europa League Train

As feared, Monaco will be a Europa League team this season, despite a sterling effort at Stade Louis II on Tuesday. The home side won the C1 play-off second leg 2-1 after goals from Andrea Raggi (again) and Elderson after Valencia’s Alvaro Negredo had twisted the knife with an early opener. However ASM could not get the crucial third goal, and now will drop to the Europa League – and maybe lose a bunch more…

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Preview: AS Monaco v Valencia CF – Champions League

Preview: AS Monaco v Valencia CF – Champions League

Although there have only been three weekends of league action, this has the appearance of being one of the biggest spells in AS Monaco’s season. On Tuesday night they host Valencia at the Stade Louis II – trying to peg back a 3-1 first-leg defeat – then Paris Saint-Germain come to town, asking questions of Monaco’s ability to challenge them at the top of the table. First things first, the Champions League test against the very dangerous…

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Palmieri Inspires Bastia and Marseille Hit Troyes for Six

Palmieri Inspires Bastia and Marseille Hit Troyes for Six

Round three of the Ligue 1 season, and Paris Saint-Germain are top with three wins out of three thanks to a Blaise Matuidi goal. We know, we’re as surprised as you are. Despite their poor start to the season, Montpellier gave a good account of themselves and forced Kevin Trapp into making a great save. Quick note for PSG fans – Cheering from Stambouli is the cool thing to do. Trapp is here ! #MHSCPSG…

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