SM Caen v AS Monaco: Ligue 1 – Week 29 Preview

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In a feat of great scheduling, just 24 hours after hosting Marseille’s 1-0 win over Granville in the Coupe de France, SM Caen face AS Monaco at the Stade Michel d’Ornano in a key Ligue 1 battle. Pictures of the torn up pitch have been shown online, giving this fixture another angle. This could be a clash of styles. Monaco […]

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Granville v Marseille: Coupe de France Preview

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Although at first glance Saint-Etienne vs PSG looked like the stand-out quarter-final of this year’s Coupe de France, it is Granville vs Marseille which has been given top billing. The match-up between the fifth tier minnows and France’s favourite club is really catching the nation’s imagination, as indicated by the fact that the match, to be held at the Stade […]

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Saint-Etienne v Paris Saint-Germain: Coupe de France Preview

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The grand choc of the quarter-finals sees six-time winners Saint-Etienne hosting nine-time winners and current holders Paris Saint-Germain. Les Verts haven’t had the smoothest ride to this stage and are yet to finish a match inside the traditional 90 minutes. The edgiest match was the first one, against CFA2’s Raon L’Etape, which went to penalties after a 1-1 draw, Stephane Ruffier the […]

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FC Lorient v Gazelec Ajaccio: Coupe de France Preview

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in the opening pair of quarter-finals, there is an all-Ligue 1 clash between FC Lorient and Gazelec Ajaccio, hoping to outdo their league colleagues Saint-Etienne and PSG later on. Lorient needed extra time in both of their first two cup matches, at home to Ligue 2 Tours and away at National’s Boulogne, both times having Benjamin Jeannot to thank for their progression […]

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FC Sochaux v FC Nantes: Coupe de France Preview

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Granville may be the fairytale story of this season’s Coupe de France, but FC Sochaux are quietly flying under the radar and are just one game away from the semi-finals. Les Lionceaux, one of the French league’s founding members, take on Nantes at the Stade Auguste-Bonal at a time of uncertainty. They currently sit 18th in Ligue 2, two points […]

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PSG Stunned by Lyon in First Defeat of Ligue 1 Season

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They’ve done it, they’ve finally done it…that’s right, Stade de Reims scored four goals in a game for the first time since the end of August. Oh! You thought I meant Paris Saint-Germain finally losing to Lyon – ok, that was better. Let’s start at the Stade des Lumières. Lyon, with a whole host of players missing through injury and […]

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Ligue 2 Previews: Week 28

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FC Metz vs Stade Brestois 29: Friday 19:00 – @FRfootballWillG As has been the case for most of the season, Metz have once again stuttered in their bid for promotion. No wins in three after three consecutive wins sums up their campaign, with the Lorraine side now 5th in Ligue 2 and not looking any more likely to grab the […]

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