Marquinhos at Right Back – the Right Move for Him and PSG?

Marquinhos at Right Back – the Right Move for Him and PSG?

This is a guest article from Eric Devin – you can read his blog Eric Talks Soccer and follow him on Twitter here.   While Paris Saint-Germain’s use of Marquinhos at right back over the course of January was largely born out of necessity, as Toulouse loanee Serge Aurier’s Ivory Coast side captured the African Cup of Nations, and Gregory van der Wiel has been largely at sea thus far, his sterling performance against Lyon in the league has perhaps asked some questions about his future in the…

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What Arsenal, Spurs and the Premier League can learn from Lyon

What Arsenal, Spurs and the Premier League can learn from Lyon

A hushed silence settled over the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night as Arsenal were stunned by Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in the first-leg of their Champions League last 16 tie. The London club still have a chance to turn things round in the second-leg, but the plaudits have to go to Monaco’s young side and the risks taken by Portuguese Coach Leonardo Jardim. Monaco had a 20-year-old defender, Wallace, playing in the middle, 18-year-old Almamy Touré…

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Europa Euround-up: Guingamp Go Out, Kiev Carry On

Europa Euround-up: Guingamp Go Out, Kiev Carry On

When Guingamp could only manage a slender 2-1 victory over Dynamo Kiev in the first leg of this tie, there were concerns that that would not be enough to progress against the team top of the Ukrainian league, who had a precious away goal, and had displayed great defensive fortitude playing over half the match with nine men. So it proved. Kiev won 3-1 to go through 4-3 on aggregate. The hosts were missing some key…

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Europa League – Guingamp go to Kiev

Europa League – Guingamp go to Kiev

After last week’s chaotic 2-1 win over 9-man Dynamo Kiev at the Roudourou, Guingamp have no key injuries as they travel for the second leg. Jocelyn Gourvennec put the weekend’s defeat at home to Montpellier down to tiredness, but stressed that his team has now recovered and is in good shape for the match in Kiev. The squad: Lössl, Samassa, Guichard – Jacobsen, Baca, Angoua, Kerbrat, Sorbon, Dos Santos, Lévêque – Pied, Diallo, Mathis, Cardy, Sankharé,…

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How Monaco are Expected to Lineup against Arsenal

How Monaco are Expected to Lineup against Arsenal

Monaco have a few issues going into Wednesday’s Champions League tie with Arsenal. At least eight first-team regulars are set to start, but there are a few doubts, which give Coach Leandro Jardim some food for thought before selecting his eleven. Jardim will set his team up to play 4-3-3 – they will be compact in midfield and look to hit on the break. Danijel Subasic will start in goal. The Croatian has enjoyed an…

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Teenage Kicks: Huge Future Ahead for Bastia’s Francois Kamano

Teenage Kicks: Huge Future Ahead for Bastia’s Francois Kamano

François Kamano’s rise in stock this season has been meteoric. At the tender age of 18, the SC Bastia forward has been at the forefront of the club’s revival under new coach Ghislain Printant. Indeed, he even remarkably earned selection to his country’s 2015 AFCoN squad. Born in Guinea’s third largest city, Kindia, Kamano relocated to the capital Conakry for his studies and footballing career without his family. In 2010, he joined local giants Satellite…

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Super Sala Sends SM Caen Towards Safety #FFWTOTW

Super Sala Sends SM Caen Towards Safety #FFWTOTW

Lyon remain two points clear at the top of the table after a 1-0 win at home to Nantes. Despite the return of Alexandre Lacazette, it was a far from straightforward win for Hubert Fournier’s men, who struggled to break down a resolute Canari defence, and were lucky that Nantes were not a little more clinical on the break, certainly in the first half. But a very scrappy goal was enough for les Gônes to…

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Le Grand Choc Féminin : PSG v OL

Le Grand Choc Féminin : PSG v OL

Tonight sees a match that could decide the Division 1 title and see it go somewhere other than Lyon for the first time since… (reaches for archive folder) 2006 when Juvisy took the honours. PSG welcome OL to Charlety and the situation could not be closer. PSG currently top the table with 73 points, but given their continuing involvement in the WCL, are actually ahead of schedule, having played 19 games – two more than Lyon…

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