PREVIEW: PSG v Lille OSC: Coupe de la Ligue FINAL

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On Saturday evening, Ligue 1 takes a rest as Paris Saint-Germain and Lille do battle for the third domestic trophy of the season – if you count the Trophée des Champions (you shouldn’t – Ed). Frederic Antonetti’s in-form Lille side take on the champions and cup holders at the Stade de France and the “home” side will obviously start as […]

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Gazelec Ajaccio v Lille: Ligue 1 Preview: Week 34

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An intriguing encounter on Saturday evening as Gazelec Ajaccio host an in-form Lille. Both teams still have plenty to play for. The home side will be desperate for points as they look to keep alive their hopes of staying in Ligue 1 for a second season. Frederic Antonetti and his Lille team meanwhile have continued to move away from the […]

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PSG Stunned by Lyon in First Defeat of Ligue 1 Season

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They’ve done it, they’ve finally done it…that’s right, Stade de Reims scored four goals in a game for the first time since the end of August. Oh! You thought I meant Paris Saint-Germain finally losing to Lyon – ok, that was better. Let’s start at the Stade des Lumières. Lyon, with a whole host of players missing through injury and […]

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Ligue 1: Week 27 – Previews and Predictions

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After a week in which Ligue 1’s footballers have shown some spectacularly bad judgement on social media (Aurier), on the road (Ongenda) and at the barber’s (Alessandrini) it’s a relief to see them back to what they do best. The weekend opens with Bordeaux looking to avenge their 6-1 defeat to Nice earlier in the season and we also have […]

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Ligue 1: Week 24 – Previews + Predictions

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Lille OSC v SM Caen: Wednesday 18:00 – by @Gibney_A Lille welcome SM Caen to the Stade Pierre Mauroy on Wednesday, hoping to stop the recent slide. However, they won’t have it easy, facing Patrice Garande’s team that seem to have stopped their own run of bad form. After three straight defeats, the Normand side, following the 2-0 win over […]

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PREVIEW: Coupe de la Ligue – Lille OSC v Girondins de Bordeaux

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For two clubs looking from the outside in at the race for European football this season, Tuesday night offers both Lille OSC and Girondins de Bordeaux hope. Victory in the semi-final would take them just one game away from the chance to qualify for the Europa League. Meeting at the Stade Pierre Mauroy, the game is too close to call, […]

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Coupe Heroics from Enyeama, Referee Blunders and a Purple Haze for OM

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Into the quarter-finals, featuring a carefully scheduled series of three matches on Wednesday which of course ended up overlapping. Eight goals, extra time, a penalty shootout and, for once, no red cards, as an all-Ligue 1 line-up continued its pursuit of silverware. Bordeaux 2 – 0 Lorient After a valuable away win against Montpellier at the weekend, the departure of Henri […]

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Preview : Guingamp v Lille – Coupe de la Ligue

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In their third season after promotion from Ligue 2, Guingamp look stalled, after a creditable tenth-place finish in 2014/15 that also saw them put in the most impressive French performance in the Europa League. Top-scorer Claudio Beauvue left for Lyon (not entirely successfully), his habitual partner in crime Christophe Mandanne went to the UAE on a free, and despite some promising […]

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