Lille Make Encouraging Start to Ligue 1 Under Marcelo Bielsa

Marcelo Bielsa is always a name that football fans like to hear. It reminds them of high-octane pressing and fast-paced attacking football. The news that he would be returning to football, and Ligue 1, with Lille was therefore met with much excitement, and after the club’s season opener against Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes, it’s clear that […]

Luiz Gustavo Highlights His Importance to Marseille in the Club’s League Opener

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Ligue 1 at the moment. The French top-flight has added a number of impressive names to its ranks, most notably Brazilian superstar Neymar. Then there are coaching additions such as the enigmatic Marcelo Bielsa and Premier League winner Claudio Ranieri, who have signed on with Lille and Nantes respectively. […]

3 Key Things: Why Monaco Playmaker Thomas Lemar is a Man in Demand

Thomas Lemar is hot property at the moment. The young Monaco man is linked with a host of clubs, most notably Arsenal, and there’s good reason for it. He is an excellent player, one with a whole lot of quality and variation to his game, and here, we’ll take a look at some of his […]

Young Marseille Star Maxime Lopez Has What It Takes To Be A Top Technical Midfielder

Maxime Lopez is only 19-years-old, and he’s only just starting to find his feet in the world of professional football, but that doesn’t mean clubs haven’t already rolled out the red carpet for him. The Olympique Marseille man recently revealed that Liverpool once tried to sign him, pulling out all the stops in the process. […]

Malcom Continues to Produce for Bordeaux while Europe’s Elite Circle

  Malcom, Bordeaux’s 20-year-old Brazilian winger, has found himself in the news lately. The right-sided flyer has been linked with both Manchester United and Liverpool in the last couple of weeks, and even though the youngster claims not to know anything of those rumours, he was a little more open when talking about Jorge Sampaoli’s […]

Rennes Star Paul-Georges Ntep Shows His Quality Against Toulouse

Prior to Round 14 of Ligue 1, Rennes weren’t exactly developing a reputation as fast starters. Their earliest goal had only arrived in the 21st minute, and they had needed to wait until Round 13 before Giovanni Sio scored it against Angers. In fact, they were one of only two teams, along with Lille, who […]

PSG Lack Sharpness in Possession in 2-0 Loss to Toulouse

Just as Paris Saint Germain appeared likely to kick into gear, they stalled drastically at the Stadium Municipal. On the back of two wins against Caen and Dijon, where the Parisian outfit scored a total of nine goals and conceded none, they fell to a 2-0 loss against an organised Toulouse. Many will point to […]

A look at Monaco Prodigy and Liverpool Target Thomas Lemar

When Monaco travelled to Caen for a league match at the start of March, the trip held additional significance for one of their players. For Thomas Lemar, it was a chance to revisit the stadium where he first made a name for himself, a chance to play against his former club and show them that […]

Marseille’s Georges-Kevin N’Koudou Continues to Improve as Le Classique Awaits

For Ligue 1 giants Marseille, the 2015/16 season has been a turbulent one. Aside from the poorly-timed resignation of Marcelo Bielsa, they’ve also been forced to endure a transfer saga involving star player Dimitri Payet, who eventually left the club for English outfit West Ham, as well as an extended run of ordinary form. In […]

Ligue 1: A look at Barcelona and Arsenal target Almamy Toure

Monaco have an impressive array of attacking talent. There’s the ex-Benfica man Bernardo Silva, who cost the club a whopping €15.75 million, and there’s the man they call the Pharaoh, Stephan El Shaarawy. Then, of course, there’s €25 million worth of Joao Moutinho and another €9 million worth of Guido Carrillo. When combined, it’s probably […]