Olympique Lyonnais: Genesio’s Achilles Heel

Lopes Morel OL v Atalanta

Leads and Olympique Lyonnais don’t seem to sit well together these days. Playing at home against Dijon, Bruno Génésio’s troops couldn’t cut the mustard and ended up sharing the points in a 3-3 draw. Les Gones surrendered the lead not just once but twice against the visitors. Former OL left back Jérémy Berthod zeroed in on the problem. “Sometimes you have to […]

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Champions League Preview – Manchester City v Monaco


While not the high-profile encounter involving a Ligue 1 team of last week, Monaco’s trip to the Etihad Stadium this evening is nevertheless an intriguing one. Manchester City’s season has been one of mixed fortunes; dogged by injuries (Vincent Kompany, Ilkay Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus) and the failure of big-name transfers (Claudio Bravo, John Stones) to settle, the team have seemingly […]

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A change in approach – An Italian Job or Realpolitik in Ligue 1?


Seven rounds in, there have been many surprises in Ligue 1 so far, including what the hell are PSG up to, Pascal Dupraz for President, and yikes Lille. One interesting side-note has been a change from the norm in formation terms – to three (or five) at the back. This approach is not unheard of in France, of course, but this season’s […]

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Barcelona v PSG: A Tale of Two Goals

Through the eye of the needle

Harvey Kelly takes a look at the key moments in the Champions League semi-final second leg in Barcelona. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A wonderful game, which probably would have been the pick of the quarter-finals if Dortmund hadn’t beaten Malaga with two goals in the 91st and 93rd minutes, but Paris Saint-Germain […]

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PSG using Sleight of Hand to distract Ligue 1 defences


Please give a warm French Football Weekly welcome to Maher Mehazi. Maher has offered to bring his multimedia talents to the website, combining articles with his own videos to give you an insight into the tactics and styles in Ligue 1. What better way to start than looking at the relationship between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Kevin Gameiro, a very interesting […]

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Mercato Summer 2012 – They’ve spent how much?

Ligue 1 Scatter

The transfer window has (as is traditional) slammed shut – sort of. Possibly there are still some frees / late release deals to be done, but for now, we’re putting a pin in it and sending up the dashboard.  This takes the details of all the deals done by Ligue 1 and Premiership clubs this window, and visualises the results […]

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