Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes Round Up: Ooh, Ounas

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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

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

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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 7

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What a weekend of Ligue 2 action we have ahead of us: top-of-the-table Metz take on local rivals and third-place Nancy on Friday night, Dijon take on Le Havre, and Nimes and Niort do battle in an early six-point relegation battle. FC Metz v AS Nancy-Lorraine: Friday 19:00 – @jeremysmith98 A spicy affair at the best of times, this weekend’s Lorraine derby […]

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Coupe de la Ligue round-up: CA Bastia Boucher-ed

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In the second round of the Coupe de la Ligue there were fourteen goals in six matches, and just the one red card this time. The early game was Evian v Clermont, and this time the TV pick got goals. Both sides are unbeaten in the league so far, but Evian were looking for their first win of the season, having four […]

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FC Tours: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

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Coach: Marco Simone Stadium: Stade de la Vallée du Cher Last Season: 15th in Ligue 2 DEFENCE Tours had huge goalkeeping problems last season. They ended up using three different starting custodians, eventually settling on youngster Bingoura Kamara. He was ok but inconsistent as you’d expect. They have signed Quentin Westberg from Norwegian club Sarpsborg as competition but he’s only average at […]

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Wigan Athletic’s Andy Delort Set For Return to France

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Since his summer move to the English Championship, Wigan Athletic striker Andy Delort has endured a frustrating spell at the Lancashire club. Now it appears that the forward could make a surprise return to Tours FC, just five months after he left the Ligue 2 side. On Friday evening during Tours FC’s eventual two-nil home defeat to AC Ajaccio, France Football reported […]

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