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Category: Ligue 1

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Adrien Rabiot: the golden boy who became PSG’s French football outcast | Ed Aarons

Midfielder should be a force at his club but a contract stand-off and off-pitch behaviour have led to him being frozen out“It’s not that I’m hiding away,” insisted Adrien Rabiot on French television last week. “I am available to the club. If I could pl…

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Ligue 1 blows chance to rid itself of ‘farmers league’ jibe

For the first time since 2011, not a single French club will appear in either the Europa League or Champions League last eightBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt was not supposed to happen like this for Ligue 1, not with the way…

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It is Max Gradel’s world and Toulouse are living in it … dangerously

The Ivorian has been sensational since returning to Ligue 1 from the Premier League and losing him would be disastrousBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWith modern football characterised by intensity and collective ideals, for a …

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Marseille hint at change of focus as Champions Project hits the rocks

OM’s reliance on ageing stars could be nearing a conclusion as young players begin to make their presence feltBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFootballing ideologies have come to define many French clubs. While for Monaco and Ni…

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European roundup: Bayern draw level with Dortmund; PSG go 20 points clear

• German champions thrash Borussia Mönchengladbach 5-1• Kylian Mbappé scores twice for PSG in 2-1 win at CaenChampions Bayern Munich demolished their hosts Borussia Mönchengladbach 5-1 to join leaders Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga afte…

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The January signings who are proving big hits across Europe

The transfer window hasn’t changed much in the Premier League but some new signings are impressing on the continentBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredA month after the January transfer window closed, one could almost forget it happened for most Premier Le…

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Reserve teams in the lower leagues? That idea doesn’t even work in Spain

Pep Guardiola says Premier League clubs should have reserve teams in the Championship, but his argument doesn’t hold upBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsPep Guardiola regularly suggests that English football should copy the B-team system he en…

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Reims were in Ligue 2 last season. Now they are dreaming of Europe

Reims struggled to adapt to the top flight at the start of the season, but they are now unbeaten in 10 matchesBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFrench football has thrown up plenty of surprises this season, remaining a compelling…

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The in-form young footballers in 2019

Kylian Mbappé is making 2019 his own, but teenagers Jadon Sancho, Ibrahima Konaté and Nicolo Zaniolo are also thrivingBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredPeter Bosz’s arrival as Bayer Leverkusen head coach just before Christmas has had a galvanising effect…

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Monaco may regret sacking the man who revitalised the club

Vadim Vasilyev made Monaco the model of a sustainable, profitable club. But he has paid for their disastrous seasonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsUntil recently, mistakes were rare at Monaco. In just five years, the Russian du…

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Bayern recover from 13-second own goal to beat Augsburg and close gap at top

• Bayern win 3-2 and are two points behind Borussia Dortmund• Cristiano Ronaldo scores in Juventus’s 3-0 defeat of FrosinoneBayern Munich twice came from a goal down to beat Augsburg 3-2, courtesy of Kingsley Coman’s two goals, and cut the gap with the…

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PSG’s long and sometimes successful relationship with Brazilian footballers

Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Dani Alves and Neymar are just the latest Brazilian players to have found a home in ParisBy Craig McCracken for Beyond The Last ManThe build-up to PSG’s tie against Manchester United in the Champions League has centred around …

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PSG’s long and sometimes successful relationship with Brazilian footballers

Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Dani Alves and Neymar are just the latest Brazilian players to have found a home in ParisBy Craig McCracken for Beyond The Last ManThe build-up to PSG’s tie against Manchester United in the Champions League has centred around …

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Nice have the best goalkeeper in France – which is just as well

Patrick Vieira’s team have the second worst attack in Ligue 1 this season yet they are somehow challenging for a place in EuropeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe visit of Lyon to the Allianz Riviera was not the easiest of mat…

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Emiliano Sala: Nantes players wear black shirts in tribute to teammate – video

Emiliano Sala was given an emotional tribute during Nantes’ first home game since the footballer was confirmed to have died in a plane crash.The 28-year-old’s former teammates wore black shirts with the name ‘Sala’ on the back and Nantes fans also…

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European roundup: Dortmund waste three-goal lead in draw with Hoffenheim

• Jadon Sancho scores for leaders before visitors’ late comeback• Bayern Munich face Schalke in Bundesliga’s evening gameBorussia Dortmund inexplicably surrendered a three-goal lead in the second half to draw 3-3 against Hoffenheim after completely dom…

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Chelsea should try to sign Thorgan Hazard – especially if Eden leaves

Thorgan Hazard was an inexperienced teenager when he signed for Chelsea in 2012. Now he is a star in the BundesligaBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredSaturday was a good day for the Hazard family, with both Eden and Thorgan playing decisive roles in victo…

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Lyon show Ole Gunnar Solskjær how to handle PSG in Manchester | Adam White and Eric Devin

PSG suffered their first defeat of the Ligue 1 season at Lyon on Sunday night but they are a different proposition in ParisBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG’s visit to Lyon on Sunday night wasn’t just about PSG and Lyon. For …

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Lyon show Ole Gunnar Solskjær how to handle PSG in Manchester | Adam White and Eric Devin

PSG suffered their first defeat of the Ligue 1 season at Lyon on Sunday night but they are a different proposition in ParisBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG’s visit to Lyon on Sunday night wasn’t just about PSG and Lyon. For …

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Lyon show Ole Gunnar Solskjær how to handle PSG in Manchester | Adam White and Eric Devin

PSG suffered their first defeat of the Ligue 1 season at Lyon on Sunday night but they are a different proposition in ParisBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG’s visit to Lyon on Sunday night wasn’t just about PSG and Lyon. For …