1. Marseille vs. Bordeaux: Key Issues and Decisions That Will Shape Ligue 1 Game

    Depending on how title rivals Paris Saint-Germain perform against FC Metz on Friday, Marseille could go into Sunday’s game with Bordeaux needing all three points to go back on top of Ligue 1...

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  2. Why Layvin Kurzawa Should Start for France Following Win with Sweden

    In the games against both Albania and Sweden, AS Monaco left-back Layvin Kurzawa was a standout performer for Les Bleus as he made his full international debut...

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  3. France Squeeze Past Sweden but Deschamps Needs to Release Paul Pogba to Progress

    France relied on a late Raphael Varane header to defeat Sweden 1-0 in Tuesday night's friendly at the Stade Velodrome...

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  4. France vs. Sweden: 4 Things Les Bleus Should Test in Friendly Game

    France take on Sweden on Tuesday night at Marseille's Stade Velodrome in what is the second of their two friendlies this international break and it gives Didier Deschamps a chance to experiment a little against the Scandinavian side...

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  5. France's Formation Change Against Albania Signals End of Franck Ribery Comeback

    On Friday night, France drew 1-1 with Albania at the Stade de la Route de Lorient in the first of two friendlies during this international break...

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  6. France vs. Albania: How Les Bleus Should Line Up in Euro 2016 Game

    On Friday evening, France takes on Albania in the first of two friendlies during the international break at the Stade de la Route de Lorient. It is another chance for Didier Deschamps to continue his preparations for the European Championships in 2016...

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  7. Predicting France's Euro 2016 Starting XI

    France’s 1-0 defeat to Germany in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup is the last competitive game Les Bleus will play until they host the 2016 European Championships...

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  8. Why Yohan Cabaye Is Under Most Pressure for PSG Following Win with Marseille

    Yohan Cabaye may have only played 25 minutes in Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win over Marseille , but it was another example of the Parisian side playing well without the efforts of the former Newcastle United midfielder...

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  9. PSG vs. Marseille: Key Issues and Decisions That Will Shape Ligue 1 Game

    Le Classique is by far the biggest game in France. Marseille travel to the Parc des Princes on Sunday with a four-point lead over the rivals Paris Saint-Germain and it is one of the most anticipated meetings between the two sides for years...

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  10. Why Paris Saint-Germain Can't Afford Defeat to Marseille on Sunday

    On Sunday night, Paris Saint-Germain hosts Olympique de Marseille at the Parc des Princes for the first Le Classique of the season...

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  11. Why Marseille Are Genuine Contenders to PSG's Ligue 1 Crown

    Even the most optimistic of Marseille supporters wouldn ’t have predicted a title challenge this season...

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  12. PSG vs. Apoel Nicosia: Key Issues and Decisions That Will Shape UCL Game

    Their performances this season may have left something to the imagination, but Paris Saint-Germain have the chance on Wednesday night to secure their qualification to the last 16 of the Champions League if they can beat Apoel Nicosia...

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  13. 5 Players to Watch in Champions League Matchday 4

    Although we are still in the middle of the Champions League group stage, this week’s matches have something of a second leg feel to them...

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  14. PSG Bounce Back Against Lorient: Winners and Losers from Week 12 in Ligue 1

    It has been another interesting and intriguing weekend in Ligue 1. No one in the top nine positions lost, and Guingamp was the only team in the bottom half to pick up all three points...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 19 days ago 455 reads 2 comments

  15. Monaco Are One Striker from Becoming Ligue 1 Contenders Again

    Not much was expected of AS Monaco this season, especially not after they sold James Rodriguez to Real Madrid and Radamel Falcao joined Manchester United on loan...

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  16. Edinson Cavani Has to Show That Actions Speak Louder Than Words

    It's one thing to talk a good game, but it’s another to put those words into action. Edinson Cavani has faltered and stuttered around the Parc ...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 21 days ago 875 reads 2 comments

  17. How PSG Must Adapt to Prosper Without Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    At the start of the current season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced that he would be unlikely to continue his playing career beyond 2016 , giving Paris Saint-Germain at least two seasons to begin their post-Zlatan preparations...

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  18. Lucas Moura: Finally Becoming a Superstar at Paris Saint-Germain

    Without both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani for Saturday’s home game against Girondins de Bordeaux , Laurent Blanc had to look elsewhere for Paris Saint-Germain’s match winner...

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  19. Lyon Stop Marseille Winning Run: Winners and Losers from Week 11 in Ligue 1

    Record tumbled this weekend in Ligue 1. Lyon stopped Marseille setting a club record, Paris Saint-Germain had a man sent off at the Parc des Princes and Carlos Eduardo of Nice did something that hadn't been achieved in 30 years...

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  20. Where Paris Saint-Germain Must Improve to Win Champions League

    Sometimes in life, the football gods are against you. On Tuesday night, anyone who watched Paris Saint-Germain narrowly beat Apoel Nicosia would have noticed the other seven games serve up 39 goals to PSG ’s one...

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  21. How Marcelo Bielsa Has Made Immediate Impact in Ligue 1 with Marseille

    Marseille were expected to improve this season with the appointment of Argentinian coach Marcelo Bielsa, but it has come as a welcome surprise to see just how quickly he has transformed this sleeping giant into a genuine title contender...

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  22. Apoel Nicosia vs. PSG: Lessons Learned from Champions League Game

    After what was a hard-fought 90 minutes in Cyprus, Paris Saint-Germain were lucky to come away with all three points after their 1-0 win over Apoel Nicosia on Tuesday night...

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  23. Apoel Nicosia vs. PSG: Key Issues That Will Shape Champions League Game

    Paris Saint-Germain travel to Cyprus on Tuesday for the first of two Champions League games against Apoel Nicosia—games that will help decide the outcome of Group F...

    Andrew Gibney Written by Andrew Gibney about 1 month ago 1,206 reads 0 comments

  24. Lyon Demolish Montpellier: Winners and Losers from Week 10 in Ligue 1

    What a fantastic weekend in Ligue 1. It started with a bang–sorry Edinson Cavani–and ended with one of the biggest victories of the season as Lyon extracted some revenge on Montpellier for last season's 5-1 defeat at the Stade de la Mosson...

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  25. Why Olivier Giroud Is Under Most Pressure for France Following Win over Armenia

    Arsenal ’s Olivier Giroud must have felt a moment of anguish as Andre-Pierre Gignac inspired France to a 3-0 victory over Armenia on Tuesday night...

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