Archive for category: RC Lens

Coupe de France: AS Monaco v RC Lens

Coupe de France: AS Monaco v RC Lens

With only four Ligue 1 teams left and two CFA sides still hanging around in the last eight, Ligue 2′s Lens must practically feel like Coupe de France favorites at this point. They’ve already dispatched two top division teams in their march to the quarterfinals (Bastia and Lyon, both in […]

Coupe de France Quarter Finals – Tilting at Windmills…

Coupe de France Quarter Finals – Tilting at Windmills…

The magic’s back. Eight teams, including two from the fourth tier of French football, will be fighting it out for a place in the semi-final, hoping for an iconic piece of silverware and a place in Europe next season. No replays. No names on shirts. No messing. Tuesday 25 March 19.45 GMT […]

Coupe de France: Lyon v RC Lens

Coupe de France: Lyon v RC Lens

In the final Coupe de France match of the round two sides with proud histories go head to head. Lyon were winners of the competition in 2012 when they defeated 4th tier Quevilly thanks to a solitary Lisandro Lopez goal. That was their fifth time lifting the trophy – their […]

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 […]

2013/14 Preview: Ligue 2 Kick-off

2013/14 Preview: Ligue 2 Kick-off

It’s that time of year again when the dust begins to settle, the smell of fresh grass wafts through the corridors to the changing rooms and a sense of optimism swells inside every supporter. There really is nothing better than the beginning of the football season. As Paris and Monaco […]

Guingamp a step closer to Ligue 1 glory

Guingamp’s amazing 7-0 win over Lens puts them a step closer to playing Ligue 1 football for the first time since 2004. They are four points ahead of Angers in fourth. Caen in 5th are five points behind but play Nantes on Monday night. Guingamp were without their star player […]

Coupe de France Quarter-Finals: Previews

Coupe de France Quarter-Finals: Previews

The Magic of the Cup took a bit of a knock in the last round, as only Lens remain as representatives of football outside Ligue 1. The last three amateur sides in the competition exited in the last round, so we will not see the like of last year’s final […]

Le50 – 2013: The Best Young Players In France

Le50 – 2013: The Best Young Players In France

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Le50. This is a collection of the best young footballers currently playing in France – all the players featured were born on or after the 1st of January 1991. The French Football Weekly team have spent the last few months deliberating and voting on […]