Coupe de la Ligue round-up: CA Bastia Boucher-ed

Coupe de la Ligue round-up: CA Bastia Boucher-ed

In the second round of the Coupe de la Ligue there were fourteen goals in six matches, and just the one red card this time. The early game was Evian v Clermont, and this time the TV pick got goals. Both sides are unbeaten in the league so far, but Evian were looking for their first win of the season, having four draws to their name and a bye in the first round of the cup. The…

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Ligue 2 Preview: Week 3

Ligue 2 Preview: Week 3

After the dismal performance in front of goal in Week 1, thing definitely improve – but 17 goals is still far from a goal rush. Teams are still finding their way and after midweek Coupe de la Ligue exploits, it will be very interesting to see how the squads cope this weekend. RC Lens v US Creteil: Friday 19:00 – @rich_allen85 Lens go into this game hoping to get their first win of the season…

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AS Nancy: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

AS Nancy: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

Coach: Pablo Correa Stadium: Stade Marcel Picot Last Season: 5th in Ligue 2 DEFENCE Nancy had a bit of a goalkeeping merry-go-round last season. Paul Nardi was sold to Monaco but loaned back for a year. However, he seemed to regress and was eventually dropped. Guy Rolland Ndy Assembe took over, although it’s unclear if he’ll be part of the squad this year or not. Brice Samba has signed from OM for a year long loan and I…

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Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016

Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016

The position of back-up goalkeeper is often one that sees limited opportunities but huge responsibility when their time in the spotlight comes. France it seems has been blessed with a large number of excellent goalkeepers in recent times and the friendly matches against Brazil and Denmark at the end of March gave les Bleus’ coach Didier Deschamps a chance to try out a couple of his deputies in the absence of captain Hugo Lloris. With…

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Continuing Juventus French Connection: Clément Lenglet

Continuing Juventus French Connection: Clément Lenglet

Max Quelch-Woolls covers Ligue 2 for Football Radar – so when Juventus agreed to buy Clément Lenglet from AS Nancy we thought we’d ask him just what sort of player the Italians were signing. Juventus know a thing or two about nurturing French footballing talent and the club has boasted several of Les Bleus’ finest players over the years. Legends of yesteryear such as Michel Platini, Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane, David Trezeguet and Lilian Thuram…

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Coupe de France Preview: AS Saint-Etienne v AS Nancy

Pablo Correa, in charge of Nancy for what seems like the 100th time, takes his side to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday and the Ligue 2 side should be full of optimism of causing a shock, although current form will have them worried. Despite sitting in sixth place, well within reach of the promotion places, it has all gone suddenly downhill. In November, ASNL were enjoying a nine-game unbeaten run, but then an injury time winner…

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Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15

Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15

Ligue 2 kicks off on Friday night and it is set to be a very exciting and unpredictable season. Our resident Ligue 2 expert Steve Wyss brings you up to date with all the summer goings on, and looks at the contenders up and down the table. Promotion contenders When mentioning promotion contenders, the first place to start has to be Troyes. Arguably, the club managed by Jean Marc Furlan have the strongest looking squad…

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Ligue 2 Promotion Race Set for Five Star Finish

Ligue 2 Promotion Race Set for Five Star Finish

Things are heating up nicely in the race for promotion from Ligue 2 to Ligue 1. With one team having already sealed their place in France’s elite for the 2014-2015 season, several others are trying their best to win the opportunity to test themselves at a higher level. That team which has already been promoted is FC Metz. They have been atop the league table since the twelfth round of games and confirmed their place…

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