AS Monaco v SC Bastia: Coupe de la Ligue Preview

AS Monaco v SC Bastia: Coupe de la Ligue Preview

On Wednesday night, Bastia travel to the principality of Monaco to take on Leandro Jardim’s side for a place in the Coupe de la Ligue final. After the first few months of the season, this competition may have been seen as the only way either side would qualify for European competition. Monaco have finally got their act together under Jardim and now they must start favourites to finish in the top 4, but also get…

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Hatem Ben Arfa: I’m ready to go to the North Pole to play

Hatem Ben Arfa: I’m ready to go to the North Pole to play

After the Court of Arbitration for Sport refused to overturn the ruling of FIFA and the LFP that Hatem Ben Arfa cannot represent Nice this season, the former Lyon, Marseille, Newcastle and Hull midfielder has decided to leave Nice. At a press conference held at the Riviera club this morning, Ben Arfa spoke about his feelings and his plans for the future: Have you made any decisions about the next step in your career? It’s…

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Lille OSC v Paris Saint-Germain: Coupe de la Ligue Preview

Lille OSC v Paris Saint-Germain: Coupe de la Ligue Preview

Into the closing stages of the most involved route into Europe possible, and a set of fixtures that look likely to pit France’s two Champions League teams against each other in the final. First up on Tuesday is Lille vs Paris Saint-German at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. Last Round Round-Up In the second quarter-final PSG beat Saint-Etienne 1-0 at the Geoffroy-Guichard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic with the goal. Saint-Etienne made some good chances but put most of them…

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Hope Springs Eternal for Julien Feret #FFWTOTW

Hope Springs Eternal for Julien Feret #FFWTOTW

With only 10 goals scored in this weekend’s ten Ligue 1 games, it wasn’t the most thrilling of matchdays, although let’s give everyone the benefit of the doubt, credit some excellent defensive performances and, if all else fails, blame the weather. The big match of the weekend saw Lyon (no Ligue 1 goals conceded for 476 minutes) visit Monaco (no Ligue 1 goals conceded for 701 minutes). And you’ll never the guess what the score…

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Manchester United to Make Audacious Bid For Marquinhos: Round-Up

Manchester United to Make Audacious Bid For Marquinhos: Round-Up

It may have been a fairly unproductive weekend in Ligue 1, but the transfer stories are heating up, somewhat making up for the baron run of low-scoring game we had to endure this weekend. The best and most bizarre rumour to start the day when The Sun revealed that they believed that Manchester United had met with Paris Saint-Germain to discuss the transfer of Brazilian defender Marquinhos. The 22-year-old was signed by PSG from Roma…

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AS Monaco v Lyon: Preview – Week 23

AS Monaco v Lyon: Preview – Week 23

Sunday night’s game was supposed to be the battle between the league’s best attack against the most stubborn of defences at the Stade Louis II. However, injury to Ligue 1’s top scorer Alexandre Lacazette last weekend against Metz has taken some shine off Week 23’s headline match, but it turns the clash into a very intriguing and interesting battle. Lyon’s last league defeat came in November against Saint-Étienne in the Derby du Rhone, that 3-0…

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Girondins de Bordeaux v EA Guingamp: Preview – Week 23

Girondins de Bordeaux v EA Guingamp: Preview – Week 23

Six positions and five points separate Willy Sagnol’s side from their Breton challengers, but it is the away side that are the form team going in to Sunday’s game between Bordeaux v Guingamp. Les Girondins have failed to win any of their last five games, their last victory came against Lorient at the Stade Chaban Delmas back on the 6th of December. Guingamp are definitely on the rise, the form of both Claudio Beauvue and…

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