Le Weekend Qui Foot: Dr Kylian, Mr Mbappe

This weekend’s Ligue 1 action saw four teams win their first match of the season at the fourth attempt, while a couple of the bigger names continue to struggle and another big name is ominously already clear at the top. In Short The aim of this column, as well as giving a weekly summary of…

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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 Preview: Part 2 – To Paris via Marseille

Welcome to Part 2 of our Ligue 1 preview for 2018-19. We’ll look at all the teams from M to P here, but if you need to catch up with Part 1, click here. — Marseille Despite failing to secure Champions League football, there is a feeling that good times are starting to return to…

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Atlético Madrid earn fairytale finish in Europa League

Both Olympique de Marseille and Atlético de Madrid headed into the Europa League final on Wednesday deserving the win. But only one team earned it. Marseille haven’t won silverware for a long time. They’ve won the Champions League once, however – in 1993 against Milan, which is better than Atlético can say for themselves. Atleti…

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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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5 questions with… ESPN’s Jonathan Johnson

ESPN’s French football expert Jonathan Johnson joins us this week to talk about his unique journey from the Midlands to Paris, the impact PSG’s wealth has had on French football and a view back home to his beloved Aston Villa. Thanks for joining us, Jonathan. There can’t be many French football journalists from the Midlands!…

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