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Lille’s win over PSG shows that fame only takes you so far in Ligue 1

Lille beat PSG 1-0 at the Parc des Princes over the weekend to take the lead in a fascinating title race in FranceBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThings did not augur well for Lille before their trip to the Parc des Princes at …

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Lens beat Monaco 3-0 to climb even further up the Ligue 1 table

Newly promoted Lens are up to seventh in Ligue 1 – and they have a game in hand on the teams above themBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIn our first article of the season, we were quick to praise the two promoted sides, Lens and…

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Lorient and Lens offer newly promoted clubs a lesson in purpose

Two of Ligue 1’s new clubs showed the benefits of playing a well-organised, contemporary style of footballBy Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt is easy to get carried away with the results of one round of football, especially in France where we …

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Ligue 1 season preview: 10 things to look out for in 2020-21

While PSG concentrate on the Champions League this weekend, the rest of the league is returning to domestic affairs By Adam White for Get French Football NewsAlthough Ligue 1 was the only leading European league to not complete its season following the…

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Why are so many Ligue 1 clubs sacking their managers?

Half of the managers who started this season will not be around when Ligue 1 returns in AugustBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWith Dijon having pipped Caen to the relegation play-off spot, the dust has almost but not quite sett…

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Iceland? Motherwell? Lens? Where did the ‘thunderclap’ originate? | The Knowledge

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“Where did this bloody Icelandic clap really first come from?” asks Simon Weaver.

Every time a new song is aired or a new action appears on the terraces its origin is met by claim and counter-claim, with only a few exceptions (see: the Poznan, the Mexican wave). This summer’s fashionables,

Mitro’s
Will Grigg’s on Fire and the Icelandic Viking clap/haka/chant/thunderclap/roar/train, are no different and are coming back to a stadium near you very soon.

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Euro 2016 venue guide: Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens – video

Stade Bollaert-Delelis will host England v Wales on Thursday. The stadium in Lens underwent restoration during the build-up to the tournament which reduced its capacity from 42,000 to 38,000 – still more than the population of Lens itself

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PSG warm up for Chelsea by thrashing Lens and putting pressure on Lyon

Paris Saint-Germain thumped Lens 4-1 to move top of Ligue 1 for at least 24 hours as the French champions geared up for their Champions League clash at Chelsea on Wednesday.David Luiz, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Blaise Matuidi and Javier Pastore scored the go…

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Edinson Cavani one of three players sent off as PSG beat Lens in Ligue 1

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Radamel Falcao seals victory for below-par Monaco against Nantes

Colombian striker and World Cup absentee clinches 1-0 win Lens stun Lyon while St Etienne draw with Rennes Continue reading…