Former Lille Striker and Charlton Atheltic Target Moves to Spain

Former Lille Striker and Charlton Atheltic Target Moves to Spain

Spanish second division side Real Valladolid have today announced on their official website the signing of former Le Mans, Lille and Évian Thonon Gaillard striker Túlio de Melo on a free transfer until the end of June. The club announced that the player arrived in Madrid this morning, and after negotiations were finalised, he successfully completed a medical. [Presentación] De Melo, ilusionado con el reto del ascenso http://t.co/5nxcgkbVmq #pucela @tuliodemelo9 pic.twitter.com/QhbpMpMgy7 — Real Valladolid C.F….

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Preview: Lille OSC v AS Monaco + Ligue 1 Saturday

Preview: Lille OSC v AS Monaco + Ligue 1 Saturday

Earlier in the season, the last meeting between these two was played out in the shadows of Radamel Falcao arranging his move to Manchester United in the stands. Both teams have changed significantly since the end of August and it sets up a very intriguing clash at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. The home side sit in 12th, but their form had improved massively just before the winter break, winning three out of four games before…

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Crystal Palace Move For Defender Could Help Liverpool Land Origi

Crystal Palace Move For Defender Could Help Liverpool Land Origi

Premier League side Crystal Palace have this morning been linked with a move for Lille OSC left-back Pape Souaré. It has been reported by French newspaper L’Equipe, that the London club has made an offer of €4.6 million for the 24-year-old Senegalese defender. There are two interesting developments that the sale of Souaré could lead too. First of all, it would give Lille the money to buy Brazilian centre-forward Derley from Portuguese side Benfica, which…

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Coupe de France Preview: SC Bastia v Lille OSC

Saturday’s marquee game in the Coupe de France has the potential to be a relative shock. Lille may be the bigger name in the competition, but although six places separate the two Ligue 1 sides, there are only three points between them. Lille have won two of the last three meetings at the Stade Armand Cesari, but the sides drew 1-1 the last time they met in May. Times have changed massively since they last played and both…

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PREVIEW: Marseille v Lille – Week 19

PREVIEW: Marseille v Lille – Week 19

On Sunday afternoon Marseille finish 2014 with an amazing opportunity to finish as Ligue 1’s Autumn champions. Something that 12 months ago would have seemed almost impossible. With Paris Saint-Germain drawing 0-0 with Montpellier on Saturday night, OM is on the same points going into Sunday’s game against Lille, and only a two-goal defeat would see Marseille fail to stay above the Parisians. Lyon play Bordeaux in the late game and could leap frog both…

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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 to show more fight and desire on Sunday. Toulouse have recently moved away from their trademark back three. Alain Casanova has changed to 4-4-2/4-4-1-1 and…

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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 ended up topping the group after a 2-0 win as Bayer Leverkusen downed tools and drew 0-0 away at Benfica. With a back four of…

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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 level in the second half through Davy Klaassen, then PSG made it safe with Ibrahimovic’s first goal since August, and a second for Cavani. Barcelona put…

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