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Ten big games to watch this weekend in the European leagues

The Premier League has ended but there is still a lot at stake in Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, Turkey and Italy By Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe Premier League has come to its conclusion, but there is plenty to play for across Europe. Here are …

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Téji Savanier was in Ligue 2 last year. Now he is dominating Ligue 1

Téji Savanier is best known for a ruckus with Kylian Mbappé but he’s also a contender for the player of the year awardBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsA short walk from the centre of Montpellier lies the neighbourhood of Figuero…

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Rennes win wild cup final as PSG, Mbappé and Neymar lose their heads

PSG threw away a 2-0 lead, Kylian Mbappé was sent off and Neymar hit out as Rennes won their first trophy in 48 yearsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsRennes had not won a trophy since 1971 and it showed. Keeper Tomas Koubek hare…

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Stéphanie Frappart to make history as Ligue 1’s first female referee

Referee will take charge of Amiens v StrasbourgFrappart selected to prepare her for ‘World Cup conditions’A French top-flight match will be refereed by a female official for the first time when Stéphanie Frappart takes charge of Amiens’ Ligue 1 home ma…

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PSG are champions again. Now they need to give youth a chance

Kylian Mbappé has been PSG’s star this season but the club should start promoting more homegrown youngstersBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe inevitable came to pass on Sunday as PSG retained the Ligue 1 title. They beat Monac…

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PSG crowned Ligue 1 champions after Lille draw with Toulouse

Paris Saint-Germain win sixth title in seven seasonsLille’s 0-0 draw gives Paris side 16-point league leadParis Saint-Germain clinched the French league title without kicking a ball as second-place Lille could only draw 0-0 at Toulouse on Sunday. Relat…

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The best goalscoring partnerships across Europe this season

Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson are closing in on a Premier League record but they are not the only prolific pair this seasonBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredWho springs to mind when you think about great Premier League strike partnerships? Alan Shearer a…

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PSG miss another chance to seal Ligue 1 title after defeat at Nantes

Paris Saint-Germain missed another chance to wrap up the Ligue 1 title, falling to a 3-2 defeat at Nantes after being beaten 5-1 by Lille at the weekend.Dani Alves’ long-range strike was cancelled out by two goals from the defender Diego and Abdul Maje…

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Lille hammer ‘beginners’ PSG as they close in on the Champions League

This time last season Lille were second bottom. Now they are second only to PSG at the top of the tableBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsStade Louis-Dugauguez, Sedan, December 2000. Laurent Robert scores PSG’s only goal as they l…

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European roundup: PSG hammered by Lille while Bayern go back to top

• Thomas Tuchel’s side suffer humbling 5-1 defeat at Lille• Kingsley Coman double gives Bayern 4-1 win over DüsseldorfParis St-Germain must wait to secure the Ligue 1 title after a humbling 5-1 defeat to second-placed Lille on Sunday.Second-half goals …

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Amiens captain halts Ligue 1 game to confront fans after alleged racial abuse

Prince Gouano took stand after alleged monkey chants Match against Dijon was halted for five minutes Dijon’s Ligue 1 game against visiting Amiens was interrupted for five minutes on Friday when the teams stopped playing after the French defender Prince…

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With seven weeks to play, half of the clubs in Ligue 1 are aiming for Europe

PSG, Lille and Lyon look set for Champions League football next season but the Europa League places are up for grabsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThis weekend was supposed to be a coronation for PSG, one that seemed inevitabl…

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Choupo-Moting’s shocking miss means PSG fail to wrap up Ligue 1 title

• Former Stoke striker guilty of terrible miss against Strasbourg• Juventus need one point to win Serie A after Napoli drawThe former Stoke City forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was guilty of an extraordinary miss as PSG botched the chance to wrap up t…

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Lyon look set to stick with Bruno Genesio – and ignore José Mourinho

Many Lyon fans are crying out for a new manager but the club’s veteran president is likely to stay loyal to Bruno GenesioBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThis week could prove pivotal in the recent history of Lyon. A cup semi-fi…

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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…