FC Metz v Stade Brestois 29: Coupe de France Preview


Last season FC Metz were deservedly crowned Ligue 2 champions, winning the league by eleven points and losing just six games. However, the transition from Ligue 2 to football at France’s highest level hasn’t gone as smoothly as either Les Messins’ coach Albert Cartier or their supporters would have hoped at the beginning of the current league campaign. Cartier’s side are […]

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Rennes v Marseile: Preview – Week 28 + Ligue 1 Multiplex


Before the season is out there will be many games in Ligue 1 deemed “must wins” for sides up and down the table, but Saturday afternoon’s meeting between Rennes and Marseille brings up a clash where neither side can really afford to go away without any points. There is a gaping hole somewhere in Philippe Montanier’s sinking ship, and unless […]

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Marseille v Evian: Preview + Ligue 1 Saturday


Marcelo Bielsa’s side return to the Stade Velodrome this weekend and try to forget about their terrible away record. Evian have conceded 25 goals away from home, have only won twice and have no draws to show for their troubles. Evian have a history of turning up and putting in performances when you least expect it – just ask PSG […]

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Preview: Lyon v FC Metz + Evian TG v Toulouse FC


If Olympique Lyonnais go on to lift the Ligue 1 title this season, Jean-Michel Aulas should definitely send FC Metz a thank you card and a bouquet of flowers for the part the Lorraine club played. Albert Cartier’s side put Les Gones to the sword in Week 4, coming back from a goal down to win 2-1. Since that day, […]

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Coupe de France Preview: SAS Epinal v FC Metz

The range of teams that make it through to the latter rounds of the Coupe de France generally provide scope for quirky derbies that would not normally take place in a league situation. This year’s Round of 64 draw has thrown up one such scenario, as the Stade Athléthique Spinalien, better known as Epinal, host Ligue 1 Metz in a […]

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Metz Que Un Club: The night Metz humbled Barcelona


Earlier this week Paris Saint-Germain impressively beat Barcelona at the Parc des Princes, repeating their feat of 1995. However, only one French club has succeeded in beating the Catalan giants in their own back yard. This Friday, 3 October, sees the thirtieth anniversary of one of French football’s greatest European club results, and one of Barcelona’s biggest humiliations. Following their […]

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2014/15 Ligue 1 Season Preview


It’s here! We are only days away from the start of the 2014/15 Ligue 1 season. This is set to be one of the best seasons in recent years. Paris Saint-Germain may be miles away from the competition, but it’s the 19 teams behind the champions that will scrap for the other accolades in France’s top division. There are loads […]

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