Archive for category: Ligue 1

Coupe de France: Previews Seiziemes de Finale

Coupe de France: Previews Seiziemes de Finale

Reset your magie de la coupe levels, it’s the round of 32 – while top-billing in the timetable and TV schedules has been given to the two all-Ligue 1 clashes, OM v Nice and PSG v Montpellier, we are assured some minnow-progression with matches between Sete and Jura Sud, and […]

Coupe de France: Chasselay Monts d’Or Azergues vs AS Monaco

Coupe de France: Chasselay Monts d’Or Azergues vs AS Monaco

La magie de la Coupe. Something that the FA Cup tries to monopolise, but which has been diluted to homeopathic levels by reserve team selections, Wembley semi-finals and tea-time Final kick-offs. France still take their romantic duties seriously however, and a sprinkling of magic took place in the last round, […]

Coupe de France: PSG v Montpellier

Coupe de France: PSG v Montpellier

The two most recent French champions go head-to-head on Wednesday when current titleholders Paris Saint-Germain welcome 2011-2012 surprise winners Montpellier HSC to the Parc des Princes in the Coupe de France round of 32. However, while the capital club have thrived since La Paillade famously pipped them to the title […]

Coupe de France: Balagne Ile Rousse v Bordeaux

Coupe de France: Balagne Ile Rousse v Bordeaux

Like the rustic Trinighellu train that snakes its way around the breath-taking coastline of the beautiful island of Corsica, local side Football Ile-Rousse Monticello (or Balagne Ile Rousse) are making steady inroads on what could potentially be a famous deep Coupe de France run. Next up for the plucky islanders […]

Coupe de France: AS Yzeure vs Olympique Lyonnais

Coupe de France: AS Yzeure vs Olympique Lyonnais

One of the big heroes of the last round of the Coupe de France were CFA’s Yzeure, who giant-killed Ligue 1 side Lorient 1-0, through Steve Mbida’s first half strike. For a fourth-tier team to beat a side from the top division is impressive enough; to overcome one of Ligue […]

Coupe de France: AC Ajaccio v SM Caen

Coupe de France: AC Ajaccio v SM Caen

Here is the tale of two teams who could very well meet up this summer on their transition between Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. While top-flight strugglers Ajaccio stand at the bottom of Ligue 1 with only nine points in 21 games, Caen remain well positioned in the race for […]

Coupe de France: Moulins v Toulouse FC

Coupe de France: Moulins v Toulouse FC

Le Téfécé will have to be very careful on Wednesday evening. Coming off the back of a frustrating 2-0 defeat to Monaco, they face CFA side Moulins, a side with a history of having a bit of a cup pedigree. In fact it was only last season they made it […]

Coupe de France: RC Lens v SC Bastia

Coupe de France: RC Lens v SC Bastia

This used to be a game that brought memories of two of France’s better sides, and we could be getting back to those days shortly, but for now it’s Ligue 2 against mid-table Ligue 1. However don’t tell that the 40,000 plus fans that will turn up to the Stade […]