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Ligue 1 preview: PSG will win the title but everything else is up for grabs

Lyon will try to push PSG but they are likely to be battling with Lille, Marseille and St Étienne for the Champions League places By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAt first glance Thomas Tuchel’s first season at the Parc des Prin…

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Amiens captain halts Ligue 1 game to confront fans after alleged racial abuse

Prince Gouano took stand after alleged monkey chants Match against Dijon was halted for five minutes Dijon’s Ligue 1 game against visiting Amiens was interrupted for five minutes on Friday when the teams stopped playing after the French defender Prince…

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With seven weeks to play, half of the clubs in Ligue 1 are aiming for Europe

PSG, Lille and Lyon look set for Champions League football next season but the Europa League places are up for grabsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThis weekend was supposed to be a coronation for PSG, one that seemed inevitabl…

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PSG finally drop points as Thomas Tuchel hints about players’ futures

After a run of 14 straight wins in Ligue 1, PSG lost their 100% record in an exciting 2-2 draw at BordeauxBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG’s run of wins to start the Ligue 1 season finally came to an end on Sunday night as t…

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Patrick Vieira faces a crisis at Nice just three weeks into the Ligue 1 season

It’s still early days but Vieira needs to turn things around quickly after a brutal 4-0 defeat at home to DijonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsNice players were quick to toe a line of togetherness and self-flagellation after th…

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Marseille v Lyon boils over but Ligue 1 needs Olympico rivalry

Memphis Depay sealed a last-gasp 3-2 win for Lyon that saved a manager, sparked a brawl and made it clear why this fierce rivalry is welcome in Ligue 1By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsTwo months ago Memphis Depay crashed his las…

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Dijon defy Ligue 1 stereotypes and catch the eye with fluid football | Adam White and Eric Devin

Olivier Dall’Oglio’s side have managed to strike a balance between adapting to the league and playing the kind of attacking football with which they ascendedBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“We wanted to play high and hinder Lyo…

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Dijon defy Ligue 1 stereotypes and catch the eye with fluid football | Adam White and Eric Devin

Olivier Dall’Oglio’s side have managed to strike a balance between adapting to the league and playing the kind of attacking football with which they ascendedBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“We wanted to play high and hinder Lyo…

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Kick It Out slams booking of Balotelli for complaining about racist insults

• ‘It is unacceptable a match official has failed to apply Uefa protocol’• Nice forward made his point to referee and was shown yellow cardMario Balotelli’s booking for complaining about alleged racist chanting during Nice’s defeat at Dijon on Saturday…

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Neymar was superb but PSG’s 8-0 win raised more questions about unity

Neymar scored four goals for Paris Saint-Germain as they thrashed Dijon but his attitude does not make things easy for his managerBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsOn Wednesday evening at the Parc des Princes, Neymar spent the ma…

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Pascal Dupraz kept Toulouse up last year. Now his ‘dirty kids’ are aiming for Europe

When Pascal Dupraz took over as Toulouse manager last March they were 10 points from safety. He pulled off one miracle and is now aiming for another

By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News

“You’re dirty kids! You’re dirty kids!” was the cry of a joyous Pascal Dupraz as his Toulouse side returned triumphantly to their dressing room. His team had just beaten champions Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade Municipal, having looked doomed to relegation just six months earlier. Toulouse’s win over PSG in September and the 3-1 victory over Monaco a fortnight later marked the peak of an astounding rise for a club that was being remoulded in the image of their violently charismatic coach. A considerable trough followed the peak as they struggled over the winter months but the signing of striker Andy Delort in January has propelled Toulouse back to their compelling best.

This time last year Toulouse found themselves 10 points from safety with just 10 games to play. They were all but down after a 2-1 defeat to Rennes left them second from bottom with only four wins in 28 matches. A meandering, limp campaign led by the aloof Dominique Arribagé had flickered and died, leaving Toulouse coachless, rudderless and hopeless. Club president Oliver Sadran has since admitted “there was no plan B” when Arribagé left.

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Pre-season friendly roundup: Crystal Palace and Sunderland seal wins

• Freddie Ladapo scores first goal for Palace in 3-2 victory over AFC Wimbledon
• Sunderland beat Dijon 3-2, while Southampton defeat Twente 2-1

Freddie Ladapo struck his first goal for Crystal Palace as they secured a 3-2 friendly win at the newly promoted League One side AFC Wimbledon.

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