Coupe de la Ligue: Laval v Montpellier – Nantes v Angers


The Coupe de la Ligue is back for a midweek round with the fourteen non-European Ligue 1 teams joining the party, along with four Ligue 2 teams and two from third-tier National. Stade Lavallois v Montpellier Hérault SC, 18:45 CEST (Canal+ Sport)  Stade Lavallois are bottom of Ligue 2, and have only scored six goals in the dozen matches played thus far in […]

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Le Havre v Laval: Ligue 2 Preview – Week 32


Prior to the international break, Le Havre beat Tours 2-0. It was more of a workmanlike performance, but they got the job done and that’s all that matters at this stage of the season. HAC have generally been playing well in the last couple of months, and the only blotch was a surprising 0-1 loss at Sochaux, in what was […]

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Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes Round Up: Ooh, Ounas


Given the size and shape of this competition, the scope for a giantkilling is limited, but upsets can still happen. Not this round, unfortunately, although there were some near misses. All four Ligue 2 teams are now out. On Tuesday, League leaders Dijon were beaten 3-0 by Lorient. They went down to ten men early in the second half, already a goal behind […]

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Preview: Coupe de la Ligue – Last 16


We have reached the last 16 of the Coupe de la Ligue – eight fixtures, with smaller clubs looking to find a way into Europe outside of the unpredictability of the season in Ligue 1. Four Ligue 2 sides are left in the competition, but they all face Ligue 1 opposition. The games are spread over two days, with coverage […]

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Ligue 2 : Week 18 Previews


Much of Ligue 2 will be pleased to return to the bread and butter of league action this weekend. Seven second-tier clubs were knocked out of the Coupe de France last weekend, including the current top three, Dijon, Nancy and Metz, and only eight Ligue 2 clubs have made it through to the next round. The old “concentrating on the […]

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Coupe de la Ligue : Allez Ahamada and Rain Stops Play – Again


Midweek Cup Action Ahoy! The Coupe de la Ligue reached the seiziemes – or, due to the structure of the competition, the dixiemes; we’ve already lost all the eligible third-tier teams and most of Ligue 2, as they made up the first two rounds. But now is the time the big boys arrive! Or, some of them, as the European teams are still […]

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Preview: Ligue 2 – Week 9

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We are nearly one quarter of the way through the Ligue 2 season, but the table is not looking how anyone would have expected. Dijon are good for their first place, but Bourg-en-Bresse and Creteil have surprised some by taking up places in the top five. In contrast, big names like Auxerre, Sochaux and Lens find themselves at the wrong end […]

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