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Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite: “I came to play in a better league”

Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite: “I came to play in a better league”

Since arriving in France this August, Toulouse’s Martin Braithwaite has made an immediate impact in Ligue 1. Having joined from Danish side Esbjerg fB for a fee in the region of €2million, the 22-year-old attacker has already started to pay that fee back and has netted three goals and provided […]

Bordeaux v Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Europa League Preview

Bordeaux v Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Europa League Preview

Perhaps the only comforting thought for Francis Gillot regarding Thursday night’s match is that he doesn’t have to face Frankfurt again for a few weeks. Next up are the Israeli champions and league leaders Maccabi Tel-Avi. With the hosts languishing just outside the relegation places in Ligue 1, it should […]

Lyon v Vitoria de Guimaraes: Europa League Preview

Lyon v Vitoria de Guimaraes: Europa League Preview

First travels to meet second in Group I in the second week of the Europa League group stage but oddly neither side are demonstrating the sort of form that suggests they might be back again next year. After rather fortuitously escaping their game on the weekend against Lille with a […]

PSG v Benfica: Champions League Preview

PSG v Benfica: Champions League Preview

Game 2: Parc des Princes KO 20:45 local time Game 1: Olympiakos 1 – 4 PSG; Benfica 2 – 0 Anderlecht Someone’s 100% record in the group stage is going to fall on Wednesday night. Paris Saint-Germain were able to rest players in their 2-0 win over Toulouse and will […]

Riff of (Last) Week – put that in your bun and eat it…

Riff of (Last) Week – put that in your bun and eat it…

So, someone has brought out a ‘Zlatan Burger’ to (it says here) pay homage to the great man – “600 grams of mince beef with onions, bacon and three types of cheese including cheddar, Emmental and Auvergne blue”. Boooooooring. There are so many other Ligue 1 burger options, we tried […]

PSG Champions League Press Conference

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Dortmund v Marseille: Champions League Preview

Dortmund v Marseille: Champions League Preview

Game 2: Signal Iduna Park (Westfalenstadion) – KO 20:45 local-time Game 1: Marseille 1 – 2 Arsenal; Napoli 2 – 1 Dortmund It doesn’t get much easier for Marseille in the Champions League after Arsenal came to town and crept past Elie Baup’s side. They now travel to face one […]

Team of the Midweek, plus Managerial Casualty Klaxon

Team of the Midweek, plus Managerial Casualty Klaxon

The midweek round for game seven saw the highest team score so far, and also the first managerial casualty, as Guingamp hammered Sochaux 5-1, leading to Eric Hely tendering his resignation and – massive surprise – it was accepted. While the Daf-Pégorer-Ginès triumvirate of interim fort-holders look to be dragging every player who […]