Ligue 1 Preview and Predictions: Week Four

Ligue 1 Preview and Predictions: Week Four

The season is starting to take shape. Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon have discovered their Champions League opponents and Saint-Etienne, Bordeaux, Monaco and Marseille await their Europa League fate. Adding extra competitions to the mix will ask questions of those clubs’ ability to finish high up the table, giving the other Ligue 1 wannabes a chance at making a charge. by @Gibney_A EA Guingamp v Olympique de Marseille: Friday 19:30 To kick things off on Friday…

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Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week Three

Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week Three

Normal service has already resumed, and it’s only the second week. Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win over Gazelec Ajaccio on Sunday night saw Laurent Blanc’s side take top spot; the other teams are now playing catch-up. by @Gibney_A Montpellier v PSG: Friday 19:30 The Parisians travel south on Friday night for what is usually a tough test at the Stade de la Mosson, but they arrive taking on a Montpellier side that start the weekend rock…

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Layvin Kurzawa to PSG: A Killer Blow to Ligue 1?

Layvin Kurzawa to PSG: A Killer Blow to Ligue 1?

Laurent Blanc stated earlier in the summer that any future departures from Paris would be replaced. With the news that Lucas Digne has moved closer to joining AS Roma on loan, it’s no surprise that the Ligue 1 champions have been rumoured to be interested in an array of left-backs. One surprise, on Wednesday afternoon, was the breaking rumour that AS Monaco’s Layvin Kurzawa was on the brink of joining the capital club. L'accord définitif…

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Bielsa Shocks Ligue 1 as Lecomte is Lorient’s Hero

Bielsa Shocks Ligue 1 as Lecomte is Lorient’s Hero

No matter how many goals were scored and regardless of the results in the opening weekend of fixtures in Ligue 1, Marcelo Bielsa made sure there was only one story dominating the press in Journée 1. Straight after the 1-0 defeat to Caen at the Stade Velodrome, the Argentine coach, to the shock of everyone, announced his decision to quit as OM coach. He handed his letter of resignation to Vincent Labrune on his way to the…

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Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week One

Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week One

Ligue 1 is back! After a short break and various pre-season tours, the top division in France returns on Friday and although the title looks like an obvious procession back to the capital, it is the excitement that comes below that will keep you tuning in. Each week, the FFW team will preview the three biggest games of the weekend and then provide you with predictions to help you decide who is going to win each…

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Coupe de France Preview: AJ Auxerre v Paris Saint-Germain

Coupe de France Preview: AJ Auxerre v Paris Saint-Germain

AJ Auxerre make the journey from Burgundy to Paris on Saturday, hoping to upset the odds and stop Paris Saint-Germain winning an unprecedented treble. It is going to be tough, but here is Steve Wyss on how they get here, and who and what will be key to their success. To make the final of the Coupe de France is a great achievement for any Ligue 2 side, although some would argue that Auxerre have…

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Women’s Champions League Final : Frankfurt 2 – 1 PSG

Women’s Champions League Final : Frankfurt 2 – 1 PSG

PSG headed for Berlin on Thursday for their first ever appearance in the Champions League final. After a nervy semi-final second leg against Wolfsburg, PSG had held on to win 3-2 on aggregate. Three-time winners Frankfurt, meanwhile, had coasted in on a 13-0 aggregate win over Brondby, the second game featuring hat-tricks from Veronica Boquete and Celia Sasic, getting the German striker to 13 goals in 7 matches, only one away from the competition record. Frankfurt’s…

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Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016

Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016

The position of back-up goalkeeper is often one that sees limited opportunities but huge responsibility when their time in the spotlight comes. France it seems has been blessed with a large number of excellent goalkeepers in recent times and the friendly matches against Brazil and Denmark at the end of March gave les Bleus’ coach Didier Deschamps a chance to try out a couple of his deputies in the absence of captain Hugo Lloris. With…

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