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Ola-la! Toivonen leads Rennes to Bastia win #FFWTOTW

Ola-la! Toivonen leads Rennes to Bastia win #FFWTOTW

They’ve finally done it! After two decades of hurt, during which they managed just one win in 27 attempts; after 18 straight derbies in which they failed to score more than one goal, Saint-Etienne finally did it when it mattered, registering a 2-1 win at (an albeit injury-ravaged) Lyon! A […]

Antoine Griezmann: From Rebel to Real Superstar

Antoine Griezmann: From Rebel to Real Superstar

Rarely does a forbidden venture to a nightclub, on the eve of a crucial game, lead a football player to his most prolific season. And yet, this is exactly what has happened to Antoine Griezmann this year. The Real Sociedad striker this month made his national team debut against the […]

Coupe de France: Stade Rennais v Lille OSC

Coupe de France: Stade Rennais v Lille OSC

The only all-Ligue-1 tie of the round brings third-placed Lille to the Stade de la Route de Lorient to face the often frustrating Rennes. Both have had relatively simple runs to the quarter finals with only Rennes having faced a fellow Ligue 1 team prior to this match. After a […]

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: AS Moulins v Angers SCO

Coupe de France: AS Moulins v Angers SCO

Group B of the CFA is clearly the place to be if you want to become a Coupe de France hero this year. After Chasselay’s defeat of Ligue 2 Istres, and Yzeure’s giant-killing of Ligue 1 Lorient, it is AS Moulins, conquerors of Toulouse, who will be flying the flag […]

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v EA Guingamp

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v EA Guingamp

AS Cannes and the windmills of Moulins are the two lowest-ranked teams left in the Coupe de France, and if ever there was a fairy tale set to continue in this competition, the Dragons of Cannes are the perfect characters, and this time they’re the good guys. Ligue 1 sides […]

Debut Issa piece of cake for Baradji #FFWTOTW

Debut Issa piece of cake for Baradji #FFWTOTW

Oh, Valenciennes! Valenciennes, Valenciennes, Valenciennes… With three minutes to go, Ariel Jacobs’ men were all set to climb outside the relegation zone for the first time since mid-September, leading lanterne rouge Ajaccio 2-1 at home (two more goals from Waris to make it 8 goals in 11 matches – Waris, he’s […]

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 […]