Olympique de Marseille v Stade de Reims: Preview

Olympique de Marseille v Stade de Reims: Preview

Stade de Reims are in a very rare group – they are one of the few clubs that Olympique de Marseille has actually beaten away from home this season. This does not bode well for Jean-Luc Vasseur and his team as they travel to the Stade Velodrome for Friday night’s fixture. Marcelo Bielsa’s team were at their imperious best when these sides met at the Stade Auguste Delaune in September. Marseille ran out comfortable 5-0 winners, but…

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Is Kevin Gameiro the Answer for Marseille Après Gignac?

Is Kevin Gameiro the Answer for Marseille Après Gignac?

With André-Pierre Gignac almost certain to leave Olympique de Marseille when his current contract expires at the end of the season, a number of French media outlets including Canal + have reported this week that the Sevilla FC and France international striker Kevin Gameiro has emerged as a possible target to replace the Provence-based club’s current top scorer at the end of the season. Gameiro has fallen out of favour with the current Sevilla manager…

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Could Former Liverpool Boss Replace Blanc This Summer

Could Former Liverpool Boss Replace Blanc This Summer

Despite having relative success with Paris Saint-Germain over the last two seasons, it is looking very unlikely that Laurent Blanc will continue in his role next season. On Wednesday morning, Correiro dello Sport, suggests that former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez could be in running to leave Naples and become the new coach at Manchester City, Newcastle United or possibly return to Anfield. Recently Benitez has also been touted to replace Blanc in the Parisian hot…

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Arsenal Looking To Steal One of Lyon’s Crown Jewels

Arsenal Looking To Steal One of Lyon’s Crown Jewels

Behind the 21 goals of Alexandre Lacazette, Olympique Lyonnais are top of Ligue 1 after 24 weeks, but he is not the only player making an impact this season. Nabil Fekir has almost come from nowhere to take France by storm. On Tuesday, British Newspaper The Sun has linked the 21-year-old with a summer move to Arsenal. With eight goals and five assists this season, it’s no surprise to see the young forward linked with…

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Paris Saint-Germain v FC Nantes: Coupe de France Preview

Paris Saint-Germain v FC Nantes: Coupe de France Preview

This Coupe de France Round of 16 tie adds to the distractions for Paris Saint-Germain, who continue their quest for the quadruple, as they host FC Nantes at the Parc des Princes. Since PSG’s narrow 2-1 win over Bordeaux in the last round, the Parisian outfit has still not reclaimed the Ligue 1 lead, but they have qualified for the Coupe de la Ligue final against Bastia, after beating Lille 1-0 in the semi-final. It…

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AS Monaco v Stade Rennais: Coupe de France Preview

AS Monaco v Stade Rennais: Coupe de France Preview

Are the wheels starting to come off the Monaco revival? Just a week ago, they were still going strong in both cups, had reached the Champions League knockout round (Arsenal await!), were up to joint-fourth in Ligue 1, and were in the midst of a nearly 800-minute shutout streak, having not conceded a league goal since November. Now, though, just a few days later, they’ve gone out of the Coupe de la Ligue on penalties…

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AS Yzeure vs EA Guingamp: Coupe de France Preview

AS Yzeure vs EA Guingamp: Coupe de France Preview

CFA club Yzeure were one of the heroes of the last round, defeating Ligue 2’s Valenciennes 2-0 in order to reach the Round of 16 for the first time in their history. A penalty from star playmaker Rémy Jous and a composed finish from Marvin Rousseau did for Bernard Casoni’s VAFC, whilst goalkeeper Jean-Christophe Colard did his bit, saving a penalty to prevent the Nordistes from getting back into the match. Coach Nicolas Dupuis, speaking…

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Red Star FC v AS Saint-Étienne: Coupe de France Preview

Red Star FC v AS Saint-Étienne: Coupe de France Preview

Only one Ligue 1 side is in action in Tuesday’s four opening games of the Coupe de France round of 16. Six-time champions AS Saint-Étienne travel to Paris to take on Championnat National representatives Red Star at Stade Jean-Bouin after both sides successfully navigated the last round, in slightly different fashions. Les Verts were involved in arguably the clash of the round of 32; a pulsating eight-goal thriller away at Tours FC that eventually saw Christophe…

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