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Patrick Vieira’s Nice go on back foot to survive Henry’s Monaco onslaught

They occupied their own intensely involved worlds for almost two hours but, when their first taste of short-term enmity was done, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira could look one another in the eye. A draw in this Derby de la Côte d’Azur felt about righ…

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Henry and Vieira put aside friendship for first meeting as managers | Nick Ames

Derby on the Riviera between Henry’s Monaco and Vieira’s Nice will be special for the former Arsenal and France teammatesWhen Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira met in London over Christmas, using a short break in the Ligue 1 schedule to take coffee in t…

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Thierry Henry won’t like Patrick Vieira for a ‘little bit’ during Monaco v Nice – video

Monaco head coach Thierry Henry has joked that he and former teammate Patrick Vieira ‘won’t like each other for a little bit’ when the Ligue-1 strugglers play Nice on 16 January.Henry played alongside Vieira, who now manages eighth-place Nice…

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‘All guilty’: Marseille fans spell out their anger at players, coach and club

Marseille are without a win in eight games after their dispiriting 1-1 draw at home to MonacoBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMarseille’s recent travails continued at the Vélodrome on Sunday during and after their disappointing …

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European roundup: PSG beat Amiens to stay unbeaten, Juventus win in cup

• PSG go 13 points clear in Ligue 1 after 3-0 away win• Juve, Milan and Lazio into Coppa Italia quarter-finalsParis Saint Germain manager Thomas Tuchel said his side’s 3-0 victory over ten-man Amiens was “deserved” as they extended their lead at the to…

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Marseille humbled by fourth-tier amateurs in Coupe de France

Marseille played in the Europa League final in May. On Sunday they lost in the cup to club deemed too small to host the gameBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWhile gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protests interrupted much of the Lig…

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The forwards whose new year’s resolution should be to score goals

Simone Zaza has taken 26 shots since he last scored. Wilfried Zaha has taken 31. Sandro Ramírez should look away nowBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredA new year is a time for a new start. A few Premier League strikers took the spirit of new year’s resolu…

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Transfer window January 2019 – every deal from Europe’s top five leagues

All the latest deals and club-by-club guides for the top divisions in England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany Continue reading…

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Things go from bad to worse for Thierry Henry at Monaco

The manager was brought in to save the club’s Ligue 1 status but he is struggling to cope with crises on all frontsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsEdinson Cavani’s goal was met with a groan. Monaco had embarrassed PSG by captur…

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European roundup: Dembélé and Messi sweep Barcelona past Celta Vigo

• Barça maintain three-point lead at top of La Liga• Bayern cruise to victory over Eintracht FrankfurtBarcelona ensured they will end the year sitting top of the table by strolling to a comfortable 2-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday, inspired by anoth…

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In defence of Lyon manager Bruno Génésio

The Lyon boss is mocked regularly but reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League is a real achievementBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsLyon were without a win in four games before they played Monaco on Sunday on night….

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European roundup: Benzema gives Real Madrid win amid Bernabeu boos

• Real Madrid fans unhappy despite 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano• Serge Gnabry stars as Bayern Munich beat Hannover 4-0Real Madrid edged a 1-0 win over minnows Rayo Vallecano, earning a third consecutive La Liga victory and rising to third in the table, …

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‘They are bullies’: The American businessman taking on PSG at Bordeaux

Joseph DaGrosa is the latest American to invest in French football. He tells Steve Brenner how he hopes to compete with one of the world’s richest clubsJoseph DaGrosa, a Miami-based investor and entrepreneur, is no stranger to financial challenges. So …

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Hatem Ben Arfa has not lost his eye for a spectacular finish

Earlier this year Hatem Ben Arfa sarcastically ‘celebrated’ a year away from first-team action. Now he is a player rebornBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“Joyeux anniversaire à moi,” read the caption as Hatem Ben Arfa posed, thu…

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Marseille’s dream of returning to the Champions League remains a fantasy

Marseille have already suffered six defeats in Ligue 1 this season – more than they lost in the entirety of last seasonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe Frank McCourt era at Marseille was not supposed to be like this. The Ame…

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Marseille’s dream of returning to the Champions League remains a fantasy

Marseille have already suffered six defeats in Ligue 1 this season – more than they lost in the entirety of last seasonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe Frank McCourt era at Marseille was not supposed to be like this. The Ame…

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Gilets jaunes protests postpone Thierry Henry’s clash with Patrick Vieira

• Monaco v Nice one of four matches to be cancelled• Police resources stretched by protests against fuel taxThierry Henry’s much-awaited reunion with his former Arsenal teammate Patrick Vieira as managers of Monaco and Nice, respectively, has been post…

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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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The surprising struggles of Europe’s top goalkeepers

David de Gea, Thibaut Courtois, Marc-André ter Stegen and Manuel Neuer have all been unusually inconsistent this seasonBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe weekend threw up another series of shock results around Europe. Real Madrid suffered a humiliatin…

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Why PSG can beat Liverpool without Kylian Mbappé and Neymar

With Thiago Silva, Ángel Di María and Julian Draxler all on top form, PSG may not need their two stars on Wednesday nightBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsNever has a club been as single-minded as PSG. While trophies are the aim …