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Category: Ligue 1

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Ryan Sessegnon is not the only gifted young player in the Championship

The 17-year-old was voted best player, best young player and best apprentice at the EFL awards but he’s just one of many talents excelling in the Championship this seasonBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkRyan Sessegnon won’t fo…

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Thomas Tuchel in pole position to take over as PSG manager

• French champions set to offer post to 44-year-old • Tuchel expected to succeed Unai Emery at end of seasonThomas Tuchel is in pole position to become Paris Saint-Germain’s new manager next season after further meetings between his representatives and…

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PSG are champions but their ‘project’ is under more pressure than ever

PSG smashed their closest challengers 7-1 to win the Ligue 1 title but they need some new ideas to progress in EuropeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFew clubs could canter to a treble and end the season disappointed, but Paris …

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Who should win the Premier League young player of the year award?

Peter Barnes was the last City player to win the award. Who deserves it more this season: Raheem Sterling or Leroy Sané?By Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkThe votes for the PFA Player of the Year awards have been cast and the od…

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Rennes have the money and manager to challenge the top four in Ligue 1

The distance between the top four and the rest has been a problem in Ligue 1 for a while. Rennes may bridge that gapBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsRennes are something of a sleeping giant in French football, but that may be ch…

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Mathieu Debuchy’s unlikely return: leader, goalscorer … France full-back?

Mathieu Debuchy was playing in Arsenal’s reserves a few months ago but his current form could take him to RussiaBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“I train with the pros during the week and I play with the youngsters at weekends. …

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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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Lille fans attack their own players as the team fights relegation

Anger has been brewing at the club for some time but it spilled out of the stands and on to the pitch on Saturday eveningBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsLigue 1 often made the headlines for the wrong reasons last season, with v…

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European round-up: PSG bounce back from Real defeat to thrash Metz 5-0

• Christopher Nkunku scores twice to restore confidence• Bayern Munich hammer six past Hamburg to go 20 points clearParis Saint-Germain bounced back from their Champions League defeat by Real Madrid by trouncing Ligue 1’s bottom side, Metz, 5-0.The las…

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Lyon player turns up for press conference to find media boycott – video

French midfielder Lucas Tousart arrives as normal for a press conference before Lyon’s match with Caen on Sunday. However, he is met with no questions, no cameras and no journalists. The media decided to boycott the press conference after what they cal…

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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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PSG can beat Real Madrid without Neymar – by playing as a team

PSG were superb in their 3-0 win over Marseille on Sunday. If they work as hard against Real Madrid, they have a chanceBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“Neymar? He’s a top player. I hope it’s nothing big. I’d prefer to see the b…

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European roundup: Real Madrid rout Alavés as Bayern Munich held by Hertha

• Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema score for Real in 4-0 La Liga victory• Bayern’s winning run halted by Hertha in goalless Bundesliga drawReal Madrid’s strikeforce hit back with a vengeance when Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema all scored in …

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Jack Grealish’s progress is pushing Aston Villa towards promotion

Jack Grealish has been around for a long time – having played under five managers in five years – but he is now growing upBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkAston Villa’s season has been shaped by injuries, for better and for wo…

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PSG will not win the Champions League until they learn to defend

The defensive lapses that cost PSG in the Bernabéu last week were on show again when they beat Strasbourg on SaturdayBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“We started by producing the match that we needed to,” said a frustrated Adrie…

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Toulouse’s fear of relegation is harming their talented young players

Toulouse should be developing their academy products instead of signing Premier League misfits such as Yaya SanogoBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThings were supposed to improve for Toulouse when they dismissed Pascal Dupraz a …

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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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European roundup: Real Madrid go third thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick

• Real beat Real Socieded 5-2; second-placed Atlético beat Málaga• Robert Lewandowski equals record as Bayern go 18 points clearCristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid moved into third place following a 5-2 thumping of Real Sociedad at the …

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Bournemouth: from worrying about relegation to dreaming of Europe

Bournemouth were 18th at Christmas but wins over Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Stoke have left them top of the form tableBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkAfter Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham could only manage draws a…