Le Weekend Qui Foot: Defeat on the Rocher leaves Monaco on the Rocks

So, PSG are going to run away with Ligue 1, as we always knew they would. But, if you ignore first place, the French top flight is still one of the most competitive around, with several evenly matched teams competing throughout the season for European places and to avoid relegation. Ignore the PSG cakewalk, and…

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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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Memphis Depay: the lion reborn in Lyon

Thirty-seven games had elapsed; just two minutes of another Ligue 1 season remained. None of the capacity sea of colour and noise at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais were leaving this one early. Having seen Les Gones recover from a first-half breakaway strike from Nice’s Alassane Pléa, the home crowd were a bag of nerves. The…

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Le Weekend Qui Foot: the end of an era at Monaco?

Last week, we alluded to the fact that Monaco have had a strange season, despite lying second. Frankly, for much of the campaign, the team has flattered to deceive, carried in the first part of the season by Falcao’s goals and in the second by Rony Lopes’ excellent form. Considering the champions sold crucial parts…

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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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Le Weekend Qui Foot: Walking With Memphis

Memphis Depay is in many ways the personification of Olympique Lyonnais. No one disputes that he is an immensely talented footballer. What is and has always been his problem is his consistency and in-game intelligence. Lyon fans are often as frustrated as Manchester United fans used to be by the number of times he would…

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