Tag: Ligue 1

Watch: Match ball parachuted into stadium ahead of game between Marseille and Monaco

French special forces parachute match-ball in ahead of big Ligue 1 encounter.


France’s forgotten kings of Europe

Chris Bardet takes a look back and remembers the heroes, and sadly the villains, of the greatest team ever seen in France, Olympique de Marseille, and why their legacy has been tarnished somewhat.


Tottenham new boy N’Jie has the potential to succeed in England

There has been somewhat of a reputation building around Lyon’s academy success in recent years. In the recent past they’ve produced some exciting young talents who look destined for the top. If you don’t follow Ligue 1 cl


A look at Lyon

It’s common knowledge that in football your pre-season doesn’t define the season ahead, but it can certainly set the tempo for how you start. In Lyon’s five pre-season games, they’ve lost four of them, conceding 13 go


Why Lyon’s Lacazette is hot property

Last week I decided to focus on one half of Lyon’s dynamic duo in the shape of Nabil Fekir but this week I’m having a look at another influential figure and the other decisive factor in Lyon’s recent revival in Alexandre


Lyon’s Nabil Fekir could be the next big thing to come out of France

Ligue 1 received a lot of plaudits last season. The title race was a lot more exciting than many predicted, with Marseille and Lyon pushing eventual champions Paris Saint Germain all the way. Last campaign also s


Zlatan Ibrahimovic calls France a ‘s**t country’ in remarkable outburst

Zlatan Ibrahimovic does what he wants, doesn’t he? He’s not one to shy away from any attention or hold back from doing anything that might cause a stir, that’s for sure. Well, following Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-2 d


Goalkeeper scores contender for the worst own goal of the year

Saint-Etienne goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier had an absolute shocker on the weekend. As well as being on the receiving end of a 5-0 battering from Paris Saint-Germain, the poor sod also scored possibly one of the worst (or b


This might just be the worst corner kick ever

On Monday, we had a story on this appalling corner from AC Milan’s Keisuke Honda during a friendly against Spanish side Valencia over the weekend. Well, since then, we’ve stumbled across a new contender for the


Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s dodgy grasp of French leaves PSG team-mates in tears of laughter

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was crowned the Ligue 1 Player of the Year for the second season running on Sunday evening, also picking up trinkets for ending 2013/14 as top goalscorer and the scorer of the league’s most be