Olympique Lyonnais v Paris Saint-Germain: Preview – Week 24


Without doubt, this is one of the biggest games in Ligue 1 over the past few seasons. Last season Paris Saint-Germain versus Monaco came too early to really build up the hype, and then the second game was after PSG had pulled away. On Sunday night, PSG travel to the Stade Gerland to face league leaders Lyon in what could […]

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EA Guingamp v AS Monaco: Preview – Week 24


Results have gone their way, and Monaco knows that over Guingamp at the Stade Roudourou would take them above Saint-Etienne and into fourth. It won’t be easy, despite sitting down in 12th, the Breton side have only lost one of their last six league games. Sunday afternoon will see Ligue 1’s in form defence take on one of France’s red-hot […]

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Debut Goal for Lucas Ocampos Marseille’s Last Gasp Transfer

Ocampos training

One of the most interesting moves of the January transfer window was the loan of Argentine winger Lucas Ocampos from Monaco to Marseille – particularly when it looked like it might not happen. How ironic that he would go on to save Marseille’s blushes this weekend. With the clubs in agreement, somebody pointed out that Monaco had made too many […]

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Rennes v Marseile: Preview – Week 28 + Ligue 1 Multiplex


Before the season is out there will be many games in Ligue 1 deemed “must wins” for sides up and down the table, but Saturday afternoon’s meeting between Rennes and Marseille brings up a clash where neither side can really afford to go away without any points. There is a gaping hole somewhere in Philippe Montanier’s sinking ship, and unless […]

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Edinson Cavani: The Missing Heart of PSG’s Matador


It’s quiet surprising to witness a player with the capability to produce match-winning displays and superstar performances becoming a shadow of the player he once was. Edinson Cavani was once the focal point of a Napoli attack that almost returned the glory days of the 1980s at the Stadio San Paolo, before his big money move away from Naples. Now in […]

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Saint-Étienne v RC Lens: Preview Week 24


In the past, Friday night’s fixture between Saint-Etienne and RC Lens would have been billed as one of the most exciting in Ligue 1. The sad reality is that the home side start heavy favourites and a huge cloud of uncertainty hangs over the northern club. In the league they sit 19th after 23 weeks, three points from safety. Travelling […]

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Mercato: Danic left Lyon, Lacazette didn’t, Liverpool sad.


So, not a great deal happened in headline terms, apart from the intriguing possibility of Hatem Ben Arfa playing in the Arctic circle and Doria eventually getting to play some actual top-tier football (to clarify – Doria unlikely to play some actual top-tier football). But there has been a lot of movement in and around the Ligue, and it’s worth […]

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