Ligue 1 title

Lyon win Rhone Derby but Ligue 1 title hopes remain remote

 November 9, 2015   John Welsh

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The Rhone Derby is one of the more fiercely competitive games in French football aside from Le Classique between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille. These games are normally fiercely contested between Lyon and Saint-Etienne from two cities approximately 30 miles apart, but they are clubs with strong traditions in Ligue 1. Saint Etienne, nicknamed Les Verts, […]

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Lyon preserve Ligue 1

Lyon preserve Ligue 1 lead despite intense PSG pressure

 February 10, 2015   John Welsh

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While Atletico Madrid produced a quality display of football in beating city neighbours Real 4-0 at the weekend and the Africa Cup of Nations provided a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory for the Ivory Coast, the clash between Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) was arguably one of the more compelling football matches this weekend. The game […]

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Ligue 1

Exciting French Ligue 1 title race gathers momentum as footballers pay tribute to ‘Je Suis Charlie’ victims

 January 13, 2015   John Welsh

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After several days in which terrorist attacks dominated the news headlines in France and many other parts of the World, the weekend French sporting events were characterised by tributes to those people who lost their lives, with the ‘Je Suis Charlie’ slogan symbolising the reaction of many people to the horrifying events. There were moments […]

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Lyon Ligue 1 title contenders

Lyon emerging as Ligue 1 title contenders after early season difficulties

 December 20, 2014   John Welsh

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With the winter break set to begin in several European football leagues following the weekend fixtures before Christmas, the situation at the top of Ligue 1 in France is much closer than in previous seasons under Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) domination. Without the distraction of a European campaign this term, Marseille are offering a genuine challenge […]

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