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Category: Ligue 1

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French football ‘could resume in mid-April’, says LFP president

Ligue 1 and 2 were suspended indefinitely last week‘We have to remain pragmatic,’ says Nathalie Boy de la TourCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThere will be no games in the top two French leagues until 15 April at the earl…

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PSG: a story of promise, dominance, blunders and now hope?

As PSG look forward to a (potential) Champions League quarter-final, we reflect on their key games of the last decadeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAfter three years of exiting the Champions League at the last-16 stage, PSG fi…

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Terrible Toulouse all but relegated but problems may be just beginning

A catastrophic season is set to end with a humiliating drop into Ligue 2 and a controversial new owner in Chien Lee By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAnother week, another defeat for Toulouse in a relegation six-pointer against D…

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Champions League elite have got fat on easy dominance and quality has suffered | Jonathan Wilson

Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Juve and others have become short-termist as domestic success has bred complacencyJust wait for the knockout phase of the Champions League. That’s when the season really gets going, that’s when the real football begins. Tha…

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European roundup: Lionel Messi leaves it late to put Barcelona top

• VAR-awarded spot-kick helps Barça overtake Real Madrid• Achraf Hakimi gives Borussia Dortmund vital win in GladbachLionel Messi kept his nerve from the penalty spot to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad in La Liga to return his side to the t…

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Lyon v St Étienne: the French derby with lots of clowns but no laughs

Poor teams, angry fans, incompetent managers and swathes of clowns turned France’s fiercest derby into something of a circusBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsLyon threatened to sue their own supporters this week. After becoming i…

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European roundup: Union Berlin game suspended after further fan protests

• Hoffenheim investor Dietmar Hopp twice the subject of banners• Duván Zapata nets a hat-trick as Atalanta thrash Lecce 7-2The Bundesliga saw further protests against Hoffenheim investor Dietmar Hopp on Sunday, twice causing Wolfsburg and Union Berlin …

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Loïc Rémy has found his voice – and his scoring boots – at Lille

Lille coasted to second in Ligue 1 last year. Things are not going as well this time around but Rémy continues to be influentialBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMuch of Lille’s recent success under Christophe Galtier has been do…

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PSG are better placed than ever to satisfy European obsession

Thomas Tuchel is controlling matters on the pitch. Leonardo is instilling discipline off it. And, for once, Neymar looks happy By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG’s dumbfounding defeat to Manchester United in the last-16 of the…

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European roundup: PSG and Amiens battle to remarkable 4-4 draw

• PSG trailed 3-0 and led 4-3 before last-minute equaliser• RB Leipzig return to top of Bundesliga with win over BremenParis St Germain were held to a pulsating 4-4 Ligue 1 draw at struggling Amiens after erasing a three-goal deficit only to concede a …

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‘Better late than never’: European reaction to Manchester City’s ban

News of Manchester City’s two-season Champions League ban hit the front pages around Spain, Italy and Germany“Better late than never,” declared Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga. “At last Uefa is taking decisive measures. Imposing financial fair p…

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‘Better late than never’: European reaction to Manchester City’s ban

News of Manchester City’s two-season Champions League ban hit the front pages around Spain, Italy and Germany“Better late than never,” declared Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga. “At last Uefa is taking decisive measures. Imposing financial fair p…

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The players who are enjoying life beyond the Premier League

Trippier, Smalling, Lukaku, Di María and Slimani were deemed surplus to requirements in England. Now they are thrivingBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredSome of the best players in the Premier League have had to leave England and prove their worth elsewhe…

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Dimitri Payet roars back into view with audacious Marseille winner

The former West Ham man is revived since a four-match ban and is leading OM towards Champions League qualificationBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWhile the old tale about a cat having nine lives may not be exactly true, there i…

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Neymar to miss PSG match after partying with a rib injury

• He injured himself in a match before celebrating his birthday• PSG manager Tuchel: ‘Is it the best way to prepare? No’Neymar will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 match away to Nantes due to a rib injury, 48 hours after celebrating his 28th birthda…

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Is Kylian Mbappé spoiled or just spoiling for a move from PSG?

Mbappé had a needless argument with his manager over the weekend. Is he becoming entitled or simply trying to leave?By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsTo say that PSG were cruising would be an understatement. With a quarter of the…

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European football roundup: Haaland on target again with Dortmund double

• Borussia Dortmund 5-0 Union Berlin; Mainz 1-3 Bayern Munich• Norwegian striker has seven goals in three games for DortmundBorussia Dortmund enjoyed dominant afternoon, demolishing Union Berlin 5-0 with two goals from Norwegian sensation Erling Haalan…

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Strasbourg swat aside Monaco as they set their sights on Europe

After suffering a difficult start to the season, Strasbourg have won four of their last five gamesBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsEven though Monaco are still struggling to find their feet under Robert Moreno – and were playing…

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European roundup: Ashley Young notches assist on dramatic Inter debut

Ex-Manchester United winger supplies pinpoint cross for openerRadja Nainggolan equalises for Cagliari against parent clubInter Milan were held to a third successive 1-1 draw in Serie A after Radja Nainggolan, a player they loaned to Cagliari for this s…

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Erling Braut Haaland’s scoring run continues as Dortmund thrash Cologne

Teenager takes tally to five goals in two substitute appearancesMilan beat Brescia 1-0 in Serie A thanks to Ante Rebic goalErling Braut Haaland came off the bench to score twice as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Cologne 5-1 to move up to third place in the…