Ligue 1 Round-Up: Paris Saint-Germain are crowned champions of France

Sunday 15th April: Paris Saint-Germain 7-1 Monaco It has effectively been confirmed for many weeks, but Paris Saint-Germain have now officially been crowned champions of Ligue 1 this weekend, following a 7-1 destruction of last season’s victors, Monaco. Amid a carnival-like atmosphere in the Parc des Princes, PSG went to work diligently as they tore […]

Eddie Howe labels Crystal Palace clash ‘huge game’

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has admitted that tomorrow’s game against Crystal Palace is important, as his side look to move closer to Premier League survival. The Cherries moved another step closer to retaining their top flight status after last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Watford, Jermain Defoe’s last gasp equaliser keeping the south coast side […]

Legends of Ligue 1: Pauleta

Ligue 1 has been blessed with some of football’s most clinical frontmen throughout its illustrious history. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Sonny Anderson have graced television screens in France with breathtaking moments of brilliance, weaving their way through defences and humiliating goalkeepers in plain view of their watching wives and children. But perhaps the greatest […]

Ligue 1 Talking Points: how do PSG compete with Europe’s elite?

Champions League success has slipped by prematurely from Paris Saint-Germain, with yet another early exit. Losing to reigning European champions Real Madrid is no embarrassment, but the few moments the French side managed to compete with Zinedine Zidane’s free-flowing outfit were far outweighed by moments of brilliance from those in white. A narrow defeat at […]

Ligue 1 Round-Up: PSG shrug off Champions League exit after easing past Metz

Paris Saint-Germain returned to their emphatic domestic form after brushing Metz aside 5-0, days after another premature exit from the Champions League. Elsewhere in France, Monaco tightened their grip on second place and Lyon finally returned to winning ways with a narrow win over Caen. For all the action from Ligue 1 this weekend, read […]

Howe demands players remember ‘pain’ of Huddersfield defeat ahead of Newcastle clash

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe wants his squad to remember the ‘pain’ caused by the heavy defeat at Huddersfield, ahead of the return to Premier League action this weekend. A strong start to the year saw Howe honoured with the Premier League’s January Manager of the Month award, but the 4-1 reverse at the John Smith’s […]

Ligue 1 Round-Up: Lyon’s form falters again and PSG rout Strasbourg

Lyon are rapidly falling away from automatic Champions League contention, after being held to a 2-2 stalemate with struggling Lille. Both Monaco and Marseille picked up victories this weekend, to put more pressure on Bruno Genesio heading into the back end of the season. Elsewhere in Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain comfortably ripped apart Strasbourg at […]

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