Marseille Lifeless as Season Descends into Mediocrity

Michel OM

Olympique de Marseille is a club that demands success – in any form. It doesn’t matter whether the playing staff or set-up actually is capable of delivering on such a demand, it is simply expected to give your best over the course of a season, to generate a campaign worthy of the club’s prestige. To live up to such lofty […]

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Arsenal and Manchester United Target Wants Summer Departure

Cavani

Both Arsenal and Manchester United have been given a boost in their continual pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edinson Cavani. According to the French newspaper L’Equipe on Sunday, the Uruguayan striker is not happy in the French capital and finally wants to leave the Ligue 1 champions for a new challenge – one where he can be a centre-forward again. […]

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Rennes v Lyon: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 30

Rennes OL

As we come to the business end of the season, every game takes on a higher level of importance and with the league being so widely spread, an opportunity to take points off a rival cannot be missed. Sunday evening’s game sees Rennes host Lyon and it could go a long way in deciding who claims a place in the […]

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Montpellier HSC v OGC Nice : Week 30 Ligue 1 Preview

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Eight points and eleven places separate these two teams, but recent form has Montpellier in better shape as the Nice goal-wave abates, and this is quite a tricky one to call. Their seasons could not have started more differently: while Montpellier spent the first ten games accumulating just five points and six goals, and getting mired in the relegation zone, Nice were fifth with 17 […]

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AS Monaco v Stade de Reims: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 30

ASM Reims

Week 30 in Ligue 1 kicks off with Monaco’s position as the second best team in France under threat. They may be six points ahead of Lyon, but they go into Friday’s fixture with Stade de Reims after drawing the last two games and les Gones racing up behind them. The away side will provide an unpredictable challenge at the […]

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Chelsea v PSG: Champions League Preview

Chelsea PSG

On Wednesday night all eyes will turn to Stamford Bridge as Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea do battle for the sixth time in three years – once again the tie is balanced on a knife-edge after a tight and enthralling first game at the Parc des Princes. PSG travel to London on Wednesday night with a 2-1 lead from the first […]

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SC Bastia v FC Nantes : Ligue 1 – Week 27 Preview

Bastia Nantes

While everyone else is watching the Champions League, Ligue 1 is using this midweek opportunity to catch up on some delayed matches, this one due to public order fears rather than the usual weather-related pitch-knack, as in Gazelec v Marseille, kicking off at the same time. Some background – after the away trip to Reims in game 26, which Bastia won 1-0, […]

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Marseille v Toulouse: Week 29 Ligue 1 Preview

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It has definitely been a season to forget for Marseille. They go into Sunday’s match with Toulouse 14th in the table, only seven points clear of the relegation zone. There is obviously the reverse of that point, as they are also only eight points from a place in the Champions League, however, it’s the former that looks more likely than an ascent up […]

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