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Lyon hold strong as Bordeaux crumble in Frankfurt

Lyon hold strong as Bordeaux crumble in Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt 3 – 0 Bordeaux  When the teams were announced, there was a slight suspicion that Francis Gillot was more worried about addressing les Girondins’ league position and preparing for the trip to Lorient this weekend. Having scored only three goals in five games, none of the scorers were […]

FFF decide Lyon is the place for Euro 2020

FFF decide Lyon is the place for Euro 2020

We all know that the European Championships will be coming to France in three years as Euro 2016 is hosted in nine different French cities in 10 different stadia. 2016 is set to be an absolute fantastic summer of football and a tournament to never forget, as for the first […]

Coupe de France: 3rd Round – Arras and Ploërmel earn Regional success

Coupe de France: 3rd Round – Arras and Ploërmel earn Regional success

Last weekend saw the third round of the Coupe de France take place with hundreds of amateur teams meeting in the hope of continuing their cup adventure and maintaining their chances of encountering a big team in future rounds. However, even French-based football fans could be forgiven for not noticing […]

Never pause when Fanni is going forward: Episode 99

Never pause when Fanni is going forward: Episode 99

This week on the show the guys look at the two Champions League games that were played on Tuesday and Wednesday. PSG’s excellent 4-1 win in Greece and Marseille’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal. The discuss the game, where it went right and wrong and the sides chances in the group […]

Week of two halves – PSG head past Olympiakos as Marseille frustrate against Arsenal

Week of two halves – PSG head past Olympiakos as Marseille frustrate against Arsenal

The music! The banners! The waving of the logo over the centre circle! The vertigo-inducing final third camera angles at the Velodrome! Yes, the Champion’s League is back, people – we’ll ignore qualifying as Lyon will be featuring in the next round-up – and there have been 53 goals in […]

Marseille v Arsenal: Champions League Preview

Marseille v Arsenal: Champions League Preview

When these two sides met in the group stage of the 2011/12 edition of the Champions League, Arsenal won the away leg with a 90th minute goal from Aaron Ramsey, and the home leg was goalless, the Londoners topping the group before being knocked out by Milan, Marseille going through […]

Olympiakos v Paris Saint-Germain: Champions League Preview

Olympiakos v Paris Saint-Germain: Champions League Preview

It’s finally time for the French champions PSG to get started in the competition that they were built for – “we created a team to play in the Champions League, not the championship”, as ex-Sporting Director Leonardo so famously said after their defeat to Stade de Reims last season. Now […]

Sleeping with the enemy: French and English clubs do battle in Europe

Sleeping with the enemy: French and English clubs do battle in Europe

Entente cordiale? This week the Champions League gets into gear with the start of the group stages and match-day one sees an Anglo-French match-up in the shape of Olympique de Marseille taking on Arsenal at the Vélodrome. In this piece, we will look other similar memorable games involving sides from […]