Lyon: No Case for the Defence?

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Lyon’s current run of form sees them without a win in their last five competitive fixtures.  Just a few weeks ago the side seemed the main contenders to Paris Saint-Germain’s seemingly insatiable march to the Ligue 1 title but things have changed dramatically in the space of a few fixtures.  One main strength of the team was the togetherness brought […]

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Le50 – 2013: The Best Young Players In France

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Le50. This is a collection of the best young footballers currently playing in France – all the players featured were born on or after the 1st of January 1991. The French Football Weekly team have spent the last few months deliberating and voting on who to include from a list of around 200 players. […]

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OM’s approach speaks volumes for their ambition

Guest writer Paul Mullaney takes a look at Marseille’s tactics against Lyon on Sunday and discusses the implications of their gameplan. Sunday’s ‘Olympico’ between OL and OM, currently second and third in the Ligue 1 table respectively behind runaway leaders PSG, was billed as ‘must-win’ if either side was to maintain slim hopes of challenging for the title. In reality, […]

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OL v PSG continues Le Feminisation du Football

Last week, representatives of the twelve Division 1 Feminine clubs met for two days of discussion of the challenges facing women’s football in France, with the intention that the FFF publishes a full policy paper in June in collaboration with the Institut de Formation du Football. This was “un état des lieux“, according to executive committee member Brigitte Henriques, looking at […]

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Lyon stunned by Spurs but Bordeaux fly the Ligue 1 flag

In the end it was a mixed Thursday night for the French sides in Europa League action. Two teams were reduced to one, but it could so easily have been both teams through to the next round. Moussa Dembele’s injury-time strike against Lyon levelled the scores on the night but gave Tottenham a 3-2 lead on aggregate and a match […]

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Tottenham 2 Lyon 1 – Europa League Report

Love hurts! After coming back from a goal down and looking for every passing minute that they could escape from London with an excellent away result, it was Gareth Bale’s delicious left foot that twice struck the decisive blow on a heart-breaking Valentine’s Day evening in London for Lyon.  This is the first time Les Gones have lost three games […]

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Tottenham v Lyon: Europa League Preview

Europa League football is back this midweek, and Theo Benneworth looks ahead to the Anglo-French clash between Spurs and Lyon. After a two-month break, European football nights are back to quench our thirst for club-level continental clashes. While Tuesday and Wednesday gave us a few sips of Champion’s League action, Thursday brings with it copious lashings of Europa League goodness […]

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