Lille: a new trio of stars and a project reborn

Sitting second in the table with one of the top scorers in Ligue 1, the second tightest defence, and a league-leading 100% winning record at home, it’s safe to say that nine games into the season, things have been going pretty well for Lille. Quite a turnaround for a team who flirted with relegation for…

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Le Weekend Qui Foot: Mbappe already the difference-maker

Ligue 1, week two, started with the excellent news that BT Sport have signed up for another three years, meaning that we’ll be able to watch French football on a full screen rather than a betting –site postage-stamp sized screen. Unfortunately the goal tally wasn’t quite as high as last week’s 33, but still a…

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Ligue 1 2018-19 previews: Part 1 – From Amiens to Lyon

As the Ligue 1 season returns this coming weekend, we run down each of the teams and what is anticipated from them. — Amiens One of the surprise teams of last season, as they defied all expectations and not only remained in the top flight, but did so with ease. Their success was built off…

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Le Weekend Qui Foot: Olympique Games

With PSG having sewn up the title last weekend, attention this weekend turned to the important issues that remain to be resolved: European qualification and Ligue 1 survival. The race for the Champions League places heated up this week. Lyon and Marseille have been battling it out for third place for some weeks now, but…

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