Le50 2016: Maxwel Cornet – Olympique Lyonnais

CORNET

In any regular season, Maxwel Cornet would likely have been hailed as the next big thing. The Lyon attacker, though, has been pushed firmly into the shade by Ousmane Dembele, despite a breakthrough campaign that has seen the 19-year-old become increasingly influential on the banks of the Rhone. Cornet’s explosion comes as little surprise. He bubbled away quietly last term, […]

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Sochaux v Marseille: Coupe de France Preview

Sochaux Toko

Wednesday night’s Coupe de France semi-final against FC Sochaux was already going to be a tough fixture for Olympique de Marseille, but the pressure, intrigue and mystery over the game was quickly raised on Tuesday when OM announced that Michel was no longer the head coach at the southern club. The Spanish coach was already heading down a slippery slope, […]

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Le50 2016: Marcus Coco – EA Guingamp

COCO

It was nearly the moment that Marcus Coco needed this season, but it ended up finishing as a move that captures the frustrating season the 19-year-old has had at EA Guingamp. Within the opening seconds of the Breton derby game against Stade Rennais at Roazhon Park, Coco, playing upfront beside Jimmy Briand, is put through on goal, made possible due […]

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Le50 2016: Wylan Cyprien – RC Lens

CYPRIEN

In April, Wylan Cyprien repaid the faith that his current side have shown in him by signing a contract extension which would keep him at RC Lens until 2018. In recent years, the club’s La Gaillette youth system has seen the likes of Geoffrey Kondogbia, Raphael Varane and Serge Aurier pass through its gates before moving on to other clubs. […]

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Le50 2016: Almamy Touré – AS Monaco

TOURE

Considering that he had been compared numerous times already to Lilian Thuram, it seemed almost inevitable that Almamy Touré should mimic France’s record cap-holder’s most celebrated match. In Monaco’s 3-3 draw at Marseille in November 2015, Touré stole the show, scoring an excellent double from right back. His first was nothing spectacular, diverting home a free kick when left unmarked, […]

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Le50 2016: Yoan Cardinale: OGC Nice

CARDINALE

With the return of Hatem Ben Arfa and the incredible counter-attacking football on display at Nice, the goings-on further back have gone slightly under the radar. At the start of the season most expected Simon Pouplin to be the first choice but he lasted just over 30 minutes in the opening game of the season. Talented youngster Mouez Hassen, who […]

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Le50 2016: Bernardo Silva – AS Monaco

SILVA

Just as it has been a frustratingly stop-start season for Monaco, so too has it been a campaign lacking any particular rhythm for Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese attacking midfielder was one of their shining lights offensively last term, and with the likes of Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco departing last summer, it was anticipated that the former Benfica man would take up even […]

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Michel removed as head coach of Olympique de Marseille

Michel OM

Olympique Marseille’s already awful season fell into further disarray this morning as it was reported that coach Michel had been relieved of his duties as Marseille coach. The writing had been on the wall for a while for the ex-Spain international, who has presided over a calamitous tenure, which sees Marseille currently sitting only six points and two places above […]

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