Europa Preview : Zulte Waregem v OGC Nice

OGCN after ASM

It has been a mixed start to the season for Nice, as they knocked Ajax out of Champions League qualifying on away goals before losing both legs of the play-off to Napoli, around which they lost to not one but two newly promoted sides in Ligue 1, and then beat Monaco 4-0 at the weekend. So, Lucien Favre and his men should […]

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France in Europe – Group Round-Up

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After the international break, this week sees the start of the group stages of the Champions and Europa Leagues. As ever, the draw is the time for fans to start planning tricky mid-week away trips and panicking about squad-depth after the close of the transfer window. Also, as is traditional for the French teams, qualifying saw mixed results as Nice failed to […]

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Champions League Play-Off : Napoli v Nice

Nice beat Ajax

Nice, after a fine start to their competitive campaign in defeating Ajax, are now faced with an even more difficult task against Italian giants Napoli. No one had given Les Aiglons much of a chance against the Dutch side, but that was before Nice had lost twice in the league, and in rather embarrassing fashion to a less-than-potent Saint-Étienne and […]

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Champions League Qualification Preview: OGC Nice vs Ajax Amsterdam

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We’ve barely put the Confederations Cup in the rear-view mirror, but already football is upon us once again, as Nice seek to reap the rewards of their impressive 2016/17 season. Les Aiglons‘ third place finish earned them a place in the third round of the Champions’ League qualifiers, and this evening they host an Ajax side which, less than three […]

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Le50 2017 – Wylan Cyprien

Cyprien OGCN

Wylan Cyprien is a name that is gaining some serious traction across France. The 22-year-old midfielder gained rave reviews as unfancied Nice upset the pundits’ predictions with an unlikely title push, before finishing in a highly respectable third place and with it a potentially lucrative place in the UEFA Champions League. In 2016, Cyprien had enjoyed a sterling season with […]

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Le50 2017 – Vincent Koziello

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The baby-faced Nice midfielder enjoyed a stellar 2015/16 campaign at the heart of a Nice side which earned a Europa League spot. While Nice went one step better this year, the same can’t be said for Vincent Koziello’s own progression. Despite being held in high esteem by Nice, and Lucien Favre who counted on the performances of the 22-year-old during […]

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France in Europe 2017

European Destinations 2017

It’s the Champions’ League final today – which sadly will not feature a French participant. Similarly in the Europa League, a French team reached the semi-final – but went no further. However – how far did the French teams actually go, in European competition this season? Our attention was drawn to this cool infographic (see below) that rounded up the […]

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