Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes Round Up: Ooh, Ounas


Given the size and shape of this competition, the scope for a giantkilling is limited, but upsets can still happen. Not this round, unfortunately, although there were some near misses. All four Ligue 2 teams are now out. On Tuesday, League leaders Dijon were beaten 3-0 by Lorient. They went down to ten men early in the second half, already a goal behind […]

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Episode 161: Chelsea, This is Not the Draw You Were Looking For

Episode 161

Welcome to the FFW Podcast. PSG beat Lyon 5-1 and then draw Chelsea in the Champions League for the third consecutive year. The Parisians league form and Chelsea’s indifference should make the French side favourites to advance. Lyon are in a bit of a mess and Hubert Fournier has been given a small vote of confidence. But will he be […]

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Preview: Coupe de la Ligue – Last 16


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

Ibra v Shakhtar

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


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

aulas and el-khal

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!


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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