Archive for category: LOSC Lille

PREVIEW: Lille v Toulouse – Week 18

PREVIEW: Lille v Toulouse – Week 18

After the fans turned against the club on Thursday, there should be an interesting atmosphere at the Stade Pierre Mauroy on Sunday as Lille take on Toulouse. Poor decisions from René Girard didn’t help after Wolfsburg scored in the dying seconds of the first-half, but the players will be expected […]

Europa Euround-up : Beauvue brace keeps the Ligue 1 end up

Europa Euround-up : Beauvue brace keeps the Ligue 1 end up

The last group game in both European competitions and with only one team (PSG) sure of progressing to the next round, some tension in the air. The midweek of destiny was upon us. On Tuesday, Monaco welcomed Zenit St Petersburg to the Stade Louis II needing a point to progress, and […]

Europa Euround-up: Don’t Roux Missed Chances

Europa Euround-up: Don’t Roux Missed Chances

Another midweek European round, with the Champions League serving as an amuse-bouche for the serious business of the Europa League on Thursday. In group F, PSG stay top, a point ahead of Barcelona, after their 3-1 win over Ajax. Cavani opened the scoring around the half-hour mark, Ajax pulled it back […]

Euro Mascot to be Joking…

Euro Mascot to be Joking…

So, the less said about the newly announced France 2016 mascot the better. After the design masterpieces that were Peno and Footix, the new representative of la belle France (a slightly creepy kid with a red cape) is yet to be named, which is open to a public vote – […]

Liverpool’s Divock Origi Pursuit Gives Lille a Massive Dilemma in January

Liverpool’s Divock Origi Pursuit Gives Lille a Massive Dilemma in January

The future of Divock Origi is a debate that is set to run all the way up until the transfer window finally closes at the end of January. The only way it will stop before then is if Liverpool get their man ahead of schedule. Part of his £10 million […]

Europa Euround-up – Beauvue a Good Look for Guingamp

Europa Euround-up – Beauvue a Good Look for Guingamp

Better. Not perfect, by any stretch of the imagination, but definitely better. Firstly, the Champions League. On Tuesday, Monaco continued the not scoring thing but fell down on the not conceding thing to an 82nd minute goal from Talisca. Jardim started Lacina Traore up-front and Monaco got a decent amount of shots […]

Simon Kjaer: The Defensive Rock Giving Lille Hope Against Everton

Simon Kjaer: The Defensive Rock Giving Lille Hope Against Everton

When René Girard took charge of Lille following Rudi Garcia’s departure for Rome, there was always going to be a change in style at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. Defence was never one of Garcia’s priorities, but when you have the likes of Eden Hazard, Gervinho, and Dimitri Payet spearheading your attack, […]

Monaco Martial the Attack against Benfica

Monaco Martial the Attack against Benfica

OK everyone. It’s a midweek European round and we all know what the key question is. Can the French teams muster more than one goal between them this time? Don’t panic. If they don’t, it’s not the end of the world. If they again also don’t concede any goals, again, […]