Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week Two

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The new season is underway, and the first weekend may have been more sparklers than fireworks, but it did show that Ligue 1 will be as unpredictable as always. Games are as hard to call as always, and it will take a few weeks until we see any patterns emerging. This weekend’s games see Lyon and Marseille face tough away tests […]

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Birthday Boy Claudio Beauvue: The King of Guingamp

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The ball nestles in the top corner leaving the goalkeeper helpless. The usually sulphurous Toumba Stadium in Thessaloniki is brought to a deafening silence by a vicious drive from outside the box. PAOK Salonika are knocked out of the Europa League, and their assassin comes in the most unlikely of forms, in the shape of Coupe de France holders, En […]

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Coupe de France Preview: AJ Auxerre v EA Guingamp

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After the poor start they made to the season, no one would have expected Guingamp to be in their current position. Relatively safe in mid-table, they now have a chance to return to the Stade de France and defend the trophy they surprisingly won last season. Auxerre will be no pushovers however. The second-tier side are somewhat cup specialists and […]

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US Concarneau v EA Guingamp: Coupe de France Preview

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On Thursday evening, the Coupe de France quarter-final stage ends with Ligue 1 side EA Guingamp travelling just 140 kilometres south to face CFA side US Concarneau in a Breton derby fuelled with gallons of cup magic. Guingamp has been one of the best stories in Ligue 1 this season, and they are the current cup holders. They are taking […]

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

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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. […]

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Europa League – Guingamp go to Kiev

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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 […]

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Europa Euround-up – Guingamp 2 – 1 Dynamo Kiev

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French representation in the Europa League now rests with Guingamp, and they faced tricky opposition on Thursday night in the form of Ukrainian league leaders Dynamo Kiev, who topped their group over Aalborg, Steaua Bucharest and Rio Ave. It was a chaotic game which saw an early injury, three goals, two red cards, a lot of needle, and possibly record-breaking crossing […]

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FC Metz v EA Guingamp: Preview – Week 25

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Playing in the Europa League will seem like a distant dream to Metz before Sunday’s game, but the competition could help them pick up vital points this weekend. Guingamp play Dynamo Kyiv this week, and Jocelyn Gourvennec’s team may inadvertently have one eye on Thursday as they travel to the Stade Saint-Symphorien. Albert Cartier’s team need something to go their […]

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