Ligue 1 Talking Points: Mbappe’s Monaco nightmare and Bielsa’s sacking

This weekend’s Ligue 1 action featured several thrashings, the return of Kylian Mbappe to Monaco and Marcelo Bielsa being photographed inside a dingy Lille cafe, fresh off the back of his ‘temporary suspension’. Of course, despite the wording of Lille’s statement, it is blatant that Bielsa has been removed from his post. His short stint […]

Ligue 1 Round Up: PSG’s march to the title continues after narrow win over Monaco

Goals from Edinson Cavani and Neymar helped Paris Saint-Germain beat Monaco this weekend, meaning the Parisians have tightened their grip on the Ligue 1 title. Elsewhere, Lyon routed Nice, piling the pressure on Lucian Favre, and Amiens continued their impressive rise up the table. Read below for all the Ligue 1 action this weekend: Friday […]

Ligue 1 Talking Points: Cavani, Lille’s resurgence and Monaco’s slip-up

When Paris Saint-Germain began their very public flirting with Brazilian star Neymar, the football world remained in denial. Surely he would never move to France, and give up his hopes and dreams at Barcelona? Just as soon as Lionel Messi departed to take his place among the footballing gods, maybe Neymar might finally challenge for […]

Ligue 1 Talking Points: Balotelli, thrashings and Lyon’s deadly trio

Wherever Mario Balotelli goes, entertainment will surely follow. The Italian forward has always presented himself as a bit of an enigma in world football, and his time in France has so far proven no different. Amid all the confusion surrounding Neymar’s supposed unhappiness with life at Paris Saint Germain, it’s a refreshing feeling to be […]

Keep Up With All The Action in Ligue 1: Neymar’s Exciting Debut, Lyon’s Renovated Attack, Monaco’s Easy Win

Nantes-Marseille Claudio Ranieri had an unfortunate debut in Ligue 1 against Marcelo Bielsa’s Lille. Last weekend, Ranieri’s home debut would be against French giants Marseille. Nantes decided to change their usual 4-4-2 to an innovative 5-3-2, both of which were regularly tested in pre-season by the Italian manager. Rudi Garcia’s side began with a similar […]

Jake Humphrey Exclusive: “£198 Million Isn’t Too Much”

Following his world-record £198 million move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, there is only one place in the UK where you can watch Neymar in action. That place is BT Sport, the exclusive home of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League as well as Ligue 1 football. The Brazilian has been the talk […]

Ligue 1 Matchday 1 Roundup: Monaco involved in opening day thriller as PSG unveil a new player

Monaco – Toulouse The 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign commenced with an entertaining fixture of Monaco vs Toulouse, where both sides enjoyed dominating minutes of the match. Toulouse went ahead in the match just 6 minutes in, after a beautifully executed corner kick routine. Andy Delort laid off the ball with his chest for Zidenine Machach […]

Ligue 1 Roundup: Nancy and Bastia will play Ligue 2 football next year, while Monaco reached 95 points

Rennes-Monaco All matches this weekend were played simultaneously, as Rennes hosted Monaco at the Roazhon Park. The away squad all died their hair to the colours of Monaco, due to their recent coronation as Ligue 1 Champions. They aligned a lot of rotations in their lineup, shifting from their usual 4-4- to a 4-3-3. They […]

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