Archive for category: AS Saint-Etienne

Qualifying for Europe: French clubs set for play-off tests

Qualifying for Europe: French clubs set for play-off tests

Champions League Lille have a big task ahead of them as they prepare to meet Porto on Wednesday evening (19.45 / 20.45 CEST on Bein 1). Having beaten Grasshopper of Zurich, making less of an impact than at the recent World Cup, 2-0 (Sebastien Corchia 30′, Ryan Mendes 49′) in Zurich, they […]

2014/15 Ligue 1 Season Preview

2014/15 Ligue 1 Season Preview

It’s here! We are only days away from the start of the 2014/15 Ligue 1 season. This is set to be one of the best seasons in recent years. Paris Saint-Germain may be miles away from the competition, but it’s the 19 teams behind the champions that will scrap for […]

Saint-Etienne: 2013/14 Season Review

Saint-Etienne: 2013/14 Season Review

If you had offered Christophe Galtier a fourth place finish at the start of the season, he would probably have been chewing on your hand moments later. However, with a chance of finishing third up for grabs until the last game of the season, it’s likely that Les Verts are […]

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

With 11 rounds left to play until the curtain falls on the 2013-2014 season, the race for Le Championnat is pretty much over. Except for a major cataclysm at the Camp des Loges, Paris will secure back-to-back Ligue 1 victories, as AS Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri himself admitted before facing […]

Teenage sensation Kurt Zouma is Chelsea bound

Teenage sensation Kurt Zouma is Chelsea bound

The news broke late last night, and momentum continued this morning. Jose Mourinho and Chelsea have agreed a deal with Saint-Etienne for teenage centre-back, Kurt Zouma. The 19-year-old has begun talks with the London club and any deal would see him leave Ligue 1 in June. Reports suggest the fee […]

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v ASSE

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v ASSE

AS Cannes are one of the few clubs laboring in the lower division of French football that can boast substantial name recognition. A true Ligue 1 legend, the team helped launch the careers of French superstars Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira, as well as players like Bernard Casoni, Jonathan Zebina, […]

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

The huitiemes are done, and there were some great matches to enjoy. Our predictions were half-right, as ever, but you can watch highlights and check out who has who in the next round below. Nantes v Auxerre Prediction: Auxerre win, narrowly, in a hopefully high-scoring encounter. Let’s say 3-2. Result […]

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

This is the last call for the Coupe de la Ligue, will the final boarders please come to the gate… As an early Christmas present, this midweek sees a round of League Cup matches, with the ‘big six’ finally making an appearance. The idea of the staggered start is to […]