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 […]

Giannelli Imbula: Why Porto’s Record Breaking Signing is Undoubtedly A Superb Acquisition

“I’m very happy to have signed for Porto. “It is a club that has won many European trophies. They have a great team and I hope to make a contribution.” These were the words joyously spoken by Porto’s wildly talented new signing, Giannelli Imbula. The capture of the 22-year-old represents a massive coup for the […]

Sofiane Boufal: Lille’s Ronaldinho Inspired Sensation Making Waves in Ligue 1

“When I signed my first professional contract with Angers, I set myself the goal of having two good seasons in Ligue 2 and trying to attract the attention of a Ligue 1 club. Everything’s gone quickly, but I’m not fazed by that. I think I deserve this.” These were the words of Lille’s latest attacking […]