Lyon Combine Pressing and Counter-Attacking to Outpoint Marseille

Lyon are an excellent counter-attacking team. They currently sit in 3rd place on the Ligue 1 table, and following the prodigous form of their two most advanced front men, No. 10 Nabil Fekir and striker Mariano, that’s absolutely where they deserve to be. More than that, though, they’re getting the best out of their attackers […]

Marseille exploit Nice’s Aggression To Claim Impressive Comeback Victory

In the early going, Nice looked to have the better of Marseille. During their Ligue 1 encounter on Sunday, Lucien Favre’s men took the lead just three minutes in, through a Mario Balotelli header, and doubled it not long after. When Jean Michael Seri’s deflected effort skidded into the back of the net, Nice were […]

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. […]

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. […]

Tactics: 3 Key Things from PSG’s 4-2 Coupe de France Triumph over Marseille

Paris Saint-Germain produced an efficient performance to defend their Coupe de France title, defeating Olympique de Marseille 4-2 in the final. The Saturday night clash started with early drama, as mere seconds after OM winger Abdulaziz Barrada fired a long-range strike just wide of goal, PSG opened the scoring through Blaise Matuidi. Marseille were behind […]

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 […]

Stage Perfectly Set for Andre-Pierre Gignac to Propel Tigres into Libertadores Final

Tigres’ fascinating capture of Andre-Pierre Gignac signified a major statement of intent, ahead of their Copa Libertadores semi-final against Internacional, by the Mexican giants. Moreover, the club also added some further class by acquiring Ikechukwu Uche and Javier Aquino (both from Villarreal), while gifted 22-year-old speedster Jurgen Damm, who signed from Pachuca amid interest from […]

Dimitri Payet: The Assist-Generating Sensation Hoping to Make it at West Ham

Since the completion of last season, Olympique de Marseille have endured a period of upheaval. They lost Andre-Pierre Gignac to Mexican side Tigres, while another of their star performers, Andre Ayew, swapped the Stade Velodrome for a stint with Swansea City. Giannelli Imbula also moved to Porto, and then there was the shift of consistent […]

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 […]