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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EUROUNDUP: Zlatan Breaks Another Record as Group Stages End

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Going into this round, two teams were already sure of progressing (Paris Saint-Germain and St Etienne) and two had their calendars marked ‘available’ (Lyon and Bordeaux), so most of the interest was split over the two Europa League shifts on Thursday as Marseille looked for a point against Slovan Liberec, and Monaco went to Spurs looking for a win and the other […]

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Ligue 2 : Week 18 Previews

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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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Ligue 1 : Week 18 – Previews + Predictions

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Fourteen more sleeps and two more Ligue 1 rounds until Christmas! After a fascinating (we need to check that – ed.) midweek round of European games, Ligue 1 is back, but still features no away fans. They’ll be back for the midweek Coupe de la Ligue round. The team has picked out three fixtures worth your attention, as well as […]

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So Long, Gerland!

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On Saturday evening, after 65 years and 1,201 league matches, the Stade de Gerland saw its final Ligue 1 match as Lyon played host to SCO Angers. When Lyon comfortably beat Saint-Etienne 3-0 in early November, it would have been hard to believe that les Gônes would come into the Angers match off the back of three straight home defeats. A […]

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Euro-Connotations – The Final Group Games

Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores past Malmo's goalkeeper Johan Wiland during the UEFA Champions League Group A, second-leg football match Malmo FF vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in Malmo, Sweden on November 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY / ANDREAS HILLERGREN   +++ SWEDEN OUT +++ / AFP / TT NEWS AGENCY / ANDREAS HILLERGREN        (Photo credit should read ANDREAS HILLERGREN/AFP/Getty Images)

Another midweek round, this time for the last group games in the European competitions, and some of this is a bit involved, so here’s your handy cut-out-and-keep guide to the situation as it stands… Tuesday 19.45 GMT – PSG v Shakhtar Donetsk PSG are through in second and nothing is going to change that given their head-to-head record against Real […]

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Ligue 1: Week 17 – Previews + Predictions

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It’s a quick turnaround here in Ligue 1, and even the TV commentary team last night got confused what round they were talking about as Marseille beat Rennes 1-0 to finish up round 16. After the goal-fest last weekend (35), the midweek action saw the lowest scoring round so far this season, with only 13 scored, and a massive zero goals […]

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