Archive for category: Olympique Lyonnais

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 […]

Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Return of the Mak

Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Return of the Mak

Every week FFW will bring you Five reasons to watch Ligue 1 this weekend. Return of the Mak The early game on Saturday afternoon sees new Bastia manager Claude  Makelele return to Paris to take on champions PSG. When Makelele left Chelsea in 2008 he joined PSG and played with […]

PREVIEW – Toulouse v Lyon: Battle for superiority on the wings

PREVIEW – Toulouse v Lyon: Battle for superiority on the wings

Ligue 1 is back in full-swing and already we have some interesting narratives that are going to develop as the season continues. On Saturday two of the league’s most interesting sides meet in what could be an excellent and compelling battle. Lyon travel to the Stade Municipal to take on […]

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 […]

Olympique Lyonnais Stars Warm up for the World Cup with poker hands

Olympique Lyonnais Stars Warm up for the World Cup with poker hands

Former Olympique Lyonnais goalkeeper Rémy Vercoutre may be known for having a reasonably safe pair of hands – but according to a recent video ad for the Poker Stars website – midfielder Clément Grenier has even bigger hands. Of course you have to know at least a little Francais to […]

Henri Bedimo: The Lyon Lion that’s Deadly on the Left

Henri Bedimo: The Lyon Lion that’s Deadly on the Left

Cameroon are heading to their seventh World Cup this summer, since making their debut in 1982 – and this time they will be playing the hosts as they attempt to get out of their group for only the second time. In 1990, they beat Argentina and Romania in the group, […]

Olympique Lyonnais: 2013/14 Season Review

Olympique Lyonnais: 2013/14 Season Review

The 2013-14 season will perhaps be looked back on as one of missed opportunities for Lyon but will be remembered for bringing Remi Garde’s time in charge to an end. It had looked so promising heading into the season. Lyon were set to compete in the Champions League and possessed […]

Infograph: Lyon’s Maxime Gonalons – Leading by example

Infograph: Lyon’s Maxime Gonalons – Leading by example

Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons looks set to leave Ligue 1 this summer. The French midfielder was named in Didier Deschamps’ reserve list on Tuesday and, barring an injury, he will not be travelling to Brazil this summer. The next move for the 25-year-old will likely be to Italy, with Serie […]