Archive for category: Ligue 1

Save our Sochaux – Zambians arrive to help Lionceaux

Save our Sochaux – Zambians arrive to help Lionceaux

They both made their debuts for Sochaux this weekend, so we called upon Salim Masoud Said from the excellent Sandals For Goalposts to tell us more about the Zambian duo of Stoppila Sunzu and Nathan Sinkala. In the end, Zambia’s defence of the Africa Cup of Nations was unsuccessful. Whether the […]

Coupe de France: FC Bressuire v Sochaux

If giant-killings can be said to begin before the big boys enter the Coupe de France, FC Bressuire are giant killers indeed. The sixth division side have already vanquished two CFA teams on their way to the round of 64, first defeating Stade Bordelais 3-2 and then squeezing by Stade […]

Coupe de France: Stade Brestois 29 vs. PSG

Ligue 1 champions and eight-time Coupe de France winners Paris Saint-Germain travel to Brittany on Wednesday to face Brest in what could prove to be a tricky encounter. Alex Dupont’s side were relegated from Ligue 1 last season and are struggling in the second tier this time around, sitting in […]

Coupe de France: Quimperle FC vs. AC Ajaccio

Six divisions separate Ligue 1’s AC Ajaccio and Brittany’s Quimperle FC of the local Division Superieure Elite’s Group A when they meet on Sunday in the Coupe de France’s round of 64. The Corsicans will be grateful for the draw as it offers them some respite from a miserable campaign […]

Preview: Coupe de France 32es de finale

Preview: Coupe de France 32es de finale

Get set for some Magie de la Coupe as things kick off after the winter break with the Ligue 1 teams joining the fray. There are four all-Ligue 1 clashes, some familiar names from previous cupsets, and some minnows looking to overturn the big fish. Below is the full list […]

Coupe de France: Rodez Aveyron Football v Montpellier

Coupe de France: Rodez Aveyron Football v Montpellier

If you were looking for a Ligue 1 side likely to be dumped embarrassingly out of the cup, Montpellier would seem worth a flutter; after an underwhelming start to the season they are 17th on 17 points, with a new / old manager yet to bed in, problems scoring, and […]

Coupe de France: Raon-l’Etape CFA v Bordeaux

Coupe de France: Raon-l’Etape CFA v Bordeaux

This could be feisty – a re-run of last year’s last 16 encounter which the Ligue 1 side won only on penalties. US Raon L’Etape are a CFA team with a wealth of cup previous, making the 16emes in 2009/10 and 2010/11 before their best-ever performance last term, and will […]

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v ASSE

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v ASSE

AS Cannes are one of the few clubs laboring in the lower division of French football that can boast substantial name recognition. A true Ligue 1 legend, the team helped launch the careers of French superstars Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira, as well as players like Bernard Casoni, Jonathan Zebina, […]