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Category: Ligue 1

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A week at Bordeaux: protests, fallouts, a huge win and a familiar defeat

Bordeaux won 6-0 on Tuesday and were beaten 3-1 on Sunday. And that’s only half the story By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAs Laurent Koscielny trudged off the pitch on Sunday evening at the Stade Vélodrome, he must have been ex…

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Bordeaux ultras storm pitch and cause 25-minute delay … then team win 6-0

Fans demanding resignation of club presidentLondon-born Josh Maja fires hat-trick in routDozens of Bordeaux fans stormed on to the pitch during their Ligue 1 match against Nîmes, forcing the game to be halted for 25 minutes.The angry supporters staged …

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The surprise packages of the season

Like an underdog story? Look no further than Sheffield United, Cagliari, Osasuna, Freiburg and AngersBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe unpredictability of football was in evidence over the weekend as Manchester City, Juventus and Bayern Munich all dr…

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André Villas-Boas is quietly making Marseille best of the rest in Ligue 1

The revolution has been quiet, stable and even a little boring, but Villas-Boas is giving Marseille exactly what they needBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“Stable” and “efficient” are not words that describe Marseille’s recent h…

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In praise of Stéphane Ruffier, the most underrated goalkeeper in Europe

Ruffier made his 303rd league appearance for Saint-Étienne this weekend and was as reliable as everBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt wasn’t pretty, but Saint-Étienne battled their way to a goalless draw against Montpellier on …

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Dimitri Payet has his revenge as Marseille finally beat Lyon in Ligue 1

Payet had a point to prove against his former manager and did it perfectly. If only he was that motivated every weekBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsDimitri Payet didn’t hold back. “They have two different visions of football. T…

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Dijon defeat PSG and savour the sweet taste of redemption

Stéphane Jobard was sacked by Dijon last year for stealing from a colleague. This weekend he led the club to victory against PSGBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsDijon surprised everyone by beating PSG on Friday night. They were …

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Dijon defeat PSG and savour the sweet taste of redemption

Stéphane Jobard was sacked by Dijon last year for stealing from a colleague. This weekend he led the club to victory against PSGBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsDijon surprised everyone by beating PSG on Friday night. They were …

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European roundup: Barça lose at Levante as Frankfurt thrash Bayern

• La Liga champions stunned by three goals in seven minutes• Ten-man Bayern beaten 5-1 and drop to fourth in BundesligaLa Liga champions Barcelona fell to a shock 3-1 defeat away to Levante after taking the lead but then conceding three times in the sp…

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Ten of the most prolific strikers in Europe this season

Robert Lewandowski has scored in every league game he has played this season and he’s not the only striker on a hot streakBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredA few strikers in Europe’s top leagues have enjoyed blistering starts to the season. Robert Lewand…

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PSG tried to offload Ángel Di María. He stayed and became their key player

Neymar’s skill bamboozles opponent and Kylian Mbappé’s pace terrifies them, but Di María’s vision knits it all togetherBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWhen a frustrated Ángel Di María trudged off the pitch at the Allianz Rivier…

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PSG tried to offload Ángel Di María. He stayed and became their key player

Neymar’s skill bamboozles opponent and Kylian Mbappé’s pace terrifies them, but Di María’s vision knits it all togetherBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWhen a frustrated Ángel Di María trudged off the pitch at the Allianz Rivier…

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European roundup: Minnows Granada go top of La Liga after Real Betis win

Mönchengladbach top Bundesliga after Eintracht winRoma defeat continues crisis at MilanGranada continued a stunning start to the season by climbing above Barcelona to the top of La Liga on Sunday after beating Real Betis 1-0 for a fourth consecutive ho…

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Ligue 1 clubs turn to experienced French managers to right wrongs

Claude Puel, Antoine Kombouaré, Rudi Garcia and Christian Gourcuff are all enjoying positive starts at their new clubsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFour Ligue 1 clubs have changed managers since the start of August and all fo…

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Claude Puel joins St Étienne and immediately turns up heat on Lyon

Within 48 hours of taking the job, Puel was celebrating a dramatic, last-minute victory over his new club’s biggest rivalsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFlanked by a pair of beefy security guards, Sylvinho emerged from a cloud…

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Claude Puel joins St Étienne and immediately turns up heat on Lyon

Within 48 hours of taking the job, Puel was celebrating a dramatic, last-minute victory over his new club’s biggest rivalsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFlanked by a pair of beefy security guards, Sylvinho emerged from a cloud…

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European roundup: Hoffenheim stun Bayern Munich with Adamyan double

• Bundesliga champions lose 2-1 at home to Hoffenheim• Borussia Dortmund blow lead against FreiburgHoffenheim’s Sargis Adamyan scored his first two Bundesliga goals to stun hosts Bayern Munich 2-1 on Saturday and earn their first ever win in Munich.The…

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Nice sack Lamine Diaby Fadiga for stealing Kasper Dolberg’s £62,000 watch

Diaby Fadiga admitted taking watch from the dressing room‘The club has cancelled its contract with the 18-year-old’Striker Lamine Diaby Fadiga has been sacked by Nice after he admitted stealing team mate Kasper Dolberg’s watch in the dressing room, the…

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Have Monaco suddenly found a winning formula?

A week ago it looked as if Leonardo Jardim would be sacked. Now it feels as if he may be building his next great teamBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWhat a difference a week (and a tactical switch) has made for once-beleaguered…

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Angers are starting to turn heads with their unconventional beauty

Stéphane Moulin’s team have beaten Toulouse and St Etienne this week to go level with PSG at the top of Ligue 1 By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe term “jolie laide” cannot be directly paired with an English word. It literally…