Le50 2016: Fabien Centonze – Evian TG

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few are as versatile as Évian Thonon-Gaillard’s star youth product Fabien Centonze. In a season in which the club has struggled to adapt to another spell in Ligue 2 after last season’s relegation, the 19-year-old utility man’s development has been a much needed source of pride for les Roses’ supporters and directors. The Voiron-born youngster has made an impressive 31 […]

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Le50 2016: Angelo Fulgini – Valenciennes FC

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As first matches as a professional go, it wasn’t a bad start. Making his first Valenciennes appearance since signing his first contract in the summer, it took Angelo Fulgini four minutes to score his club’s – and Ligue 2’s – first goal of the season, in VAFC’s 1-0 win at Niort. It was no surprise that Fulgini seemed in a […]

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Le50 2016: Adrien Hunou – Clermont Foot/Stade Rennais

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Another player to emerge from the renowned Rennes academy, Adrien Hunou has really blossomed whilst on loan with high-flying Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot. Under coach Corinne Diacre, Hunou has progressed leaps and bounds from the slight figure who only got the occasional game at Rennes. In his second spell on loan with Clermont, after a successful time in early […]

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Sochaux v Marseille: Coupe de France Preview

Sochaux Toko

Wednesday night’s Coupe de France semi-final against FC Sochaux was already going to be a tough fixture for Olympique de Marseille, but the pressure, intrigue and mystery over the game was quickly raised on Tuesday when OM announced that Michel was no longer the head coach at the southern club. The Spanish coach was already heading down a slippery slope, […]

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Le50 2016: Wylan Cyprien – RC Lens

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In April, Wylan Cyprien repaid the faith that his current side have shown in him by signing a contract extension which would keep him at RC Lens until 2018. In recent years, the club’s La Gaillette youth system has seen the likes of Geoffrey Kondogbia, Raphael Varane and Serge Aurier pass through its gates before moving on to other clubs. […]

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Le50 2016: Clement Lenglet – AS Nancy

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On paper, there can be few players with as exciting a potential as Nancy’s Clément Lenglet. At just 20 years of age, the central defender captains one of the biggest sides in Ligue 2 and his consistently strong performances in France’s second-tier have enabled him to become a regular feature in French international youth teams, in every age category from […]

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AJ Auxerre v FC Metz: Ligue 2 Preview – Week 33

Metz Auxerre

Auxerre had a great 2-0 win against Red Star a few weeks ago away from home which looked to have moved them back into the promotion race. However, back to back defeats to Bourg-en-Bresse and RC Lens appears to have ended any lingering hopes of a top three finish. The Burgundy outfit are nine points adrift of that spot now […]

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Dijon v AS Nancy: Ligue 2 Preview – Week 32

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Les Rouges have battled with Nancy for supremacy in Ligue 2 this season and it’s a toss up who is the better side. Dijon have only lost one of their last 17 games and the lone defeat actually came in their previous home game, losing 1-0 to Nimes. They played some great stuff during that unbeaten run but recently their […]

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