Archive for category: LOSC Lille

Europa Euround-up: three teams, two points, one goal

Europa Euround-up: three teams, two points, one goal

Group F: Qarabag 0 – 0 Saint Etienne While bigger names Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Inter Milan faced off (Inter winning 0-1 with a goal from D’Ambrosio, and Dnipro captain Ruslan Rotan sent off), Christophe Galtier’s men must have been looking at their Azerbaijaini opponents and thinking, “well, how hard can […]

Monaco start France’s European adventure with Leverkusen in Monte Carlo

Monaco start France’s European adventure with Leverkusen in Monte Carlo

This midweek sees the first group stage games for the five French teams involved in European competition this season. This followed a not-very-successful-overall set of results in the qualifying play-offs, which saw Lille drop down to the Europa League after being beaten 3-0 on aggregate by Porto, Saint-Etienne needing penalties […]

Monaco’s problems are opening up the door for a Champions League race

Monaco’s problems are opening up the door for a Champions League race

During pre-season, the chatter concerning the upper echelons of Ligue 1 quickly coalesced into a firm consensus: PSG would win the league at a canter, Monaco would be a comfortable second and Marseille or Lille would probably grab third. PSG are still certain to end the season on top, but […]

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 […]

Liverpool bound Divock Origi has the world at his feet

Liverpool bound Divock Origi has the world at his feet

Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have all been linked with a move for Lille’s Divock Origi in recent weeks, and on Wednesday evening it was reported that Liverpool had stolen a march on the other Premier League suitors and were close to completing a deal worth around €10 million for […]

Vincent Enyeama: Helping the Super Eagles to soar

Vincent Enyeama: Helping the Super Eagles to soar

It seems strange to say it about a 31-year old, but 2013-2014 has been something of a breakout season for Vincent Enyeama – at least in terms of the big European leagues. The Nigerian goalkeeper will take the field against Iran for his country’s World Cup opener this Monday full […]

Divock Origi: Arise the New Prince of Les Diables Rouges

Divock Origi: Arise the New Prince of Les Diables Rouges

The Divock Origi story starts like that of any other young hopeful striker at any club across Europe. You hear the stories: the remarks about how good he is and then he’s compared to the last great prodigy that came through the ranks. You are not sure what to believe, […]