Berbatov v Ibrahimovic: Battle of Monte Carlo


So we’re finally here; Ranieri vs Blanc, Russia vs Qatar, Falcao vs Ibrahimovic, Monaco vs PSG. Oh wait hang on, one of those is wrong. It won’t be Falcao lining up against Ibrahimovic in the second El Cashico after the Colombian’s terrible injury that looks to have ended his season. During Monaco’s last two matches in Ligue 1, Emmanuel Rivière […]

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French moneybags in the hunt for last-minute marquee signings

Between them, they have spent around £250m this season, but it looks like both Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco are likely to spend a little more over the next few days. Indeed, Monaco have already spent close to £10m on signing Ivorian international striker Lacina Traore from Anzhi Makhachkala earlier this month, but will they want a little more? After […]

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Preview: Monaco v Marseille, Game 22


Just a few days after dealing with the blow of losing star striker Falcao, possibly until the end of the season, AS Monaco (2nd in the table) host Olympique de Marseille (5th) on Sunday to stay alive in the Ligue 1 title race. Claudio Ranieri’s side is under pressure after the draw away to Montpellier two weeks ago, which now […]

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Coupe de France: Chasselay Monts d’Or Azergues vs AS Monaco

La magie de la Coupe. Something that the FA Cup tries to monopolise, but which has been diluted to homeopathic levels by reserve team selections, Wembley semi-finals and tea-time Final kick-offs. France still take their romantic duties seriously however, and a sprinkling of magic took place in the last round, as CFA club Chasselay giant-killed Ligue 2 side Istres, winning […]

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Game-changing month for AS Monaco


Pre-season hype did not seem to faze AS Monaco, who are sitting three points behind leaders PSG mere months after rediscovering Ligue 1 and coming into the January transfer window with renewed ambitions to overtake their Paris rivals by the end of the season. Claudio Ranieri’s men were tipped for glory early on, and quickly justified those ranking them as […]

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French Football’s Greatest Ever Striker: Delio Onnis

Delio Onnis

Born in Giuliano di Roma (Italy) on March 24, 1948,  Delio Onnis grows up in his South-American fatherland, Argentina, and makes his debut for Almagro aged 18. Two years later, he joins La Plata’s Gimnasia and compiles 53 goals in 93 league games for the River Plate side, putting him on the radar of several European clubs. In the end, […]

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The Best and Worst of the Mercato in Ligue 1

Yohan Mollo

The transfer window finally slammed shut on Monday night, the shutters were rolled down, and hopefully we can get on with some football now. The total spent in the window was up at £328 million, £97m of that from PSG and Monaco topping the table with £146 million, leaving £86 million to be spent by the other 18 teams. Marseille […]

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