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Category: Ligue 1

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Lille have their sights set on challenging PSG for the Ligue 1 title

Eight games into the season, Lille are the only unbeaten team in Ligue 1. Could they go all the way?By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsA mishit shot from Gervinho was enough for Lille to beat Sochaux 1-0 on 18 May 2011 and secure …

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PSG show off the power of their squad before Manchester United visit

PSG were without nine first-team regulars for their trip to Nîmes in Ligue 1 on Friday. They still won 4-0By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG were missing nine potential first-choice players for their trip to Nîmes on Friday ev…

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Thomas Tuchel takes aim at PSG over lack of spending in transfer window

Tuchel wants reinforcements all over the pitch but sporting director Leonardo says he should be creative with what he has By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsOn-field implosions are nothing new for PSG. However, this week they have…

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Lyon cannot buy a win in Ligue 1. Where is it all going wrong?

Having played in the Champions League semi-finals last month, Lyon are now in the bottom half of the Ligue 1 tableBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsLyon have not won any of their last four matches in Ligue 1. After their 1-1 draw…

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From Rome to Rio: where fans are back in stadiums and where they are barred

A look at what is allowed in mainland Europe’s major leagues and selected other countries amid the coronavirus crisisThe government on Wednesday announced a reduction in the number of fans allowed in grounds. Initially 5,000 had been permitted but risi…

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Ten footballers who sparkled on their debuts around Europe this season

Willian wowed for Arsenal, Jeff Hendrick netted for Newcastle and Leroy Sané was brilliant for Bayern MunichBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredWith all five of the major European leagues now back under way for the 2020-21 season, we’ve been given a glimps…

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Lorient president Loïc Féry: ‘Watch out, because Ligue 1 is coming’

Lorient are back in Ligue 1 for the first time in three years and the club’s president is expecting big thingsBy Get French Football News for the Guardian Sport NetworkThe Ligue 1 table has an intriguing look after four rounds of fixtures, with Lyon an…

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Michel Der Zakarian and Téji Savanier are making Montpellier marvellous

Der Zakarian has always produced solid if unspectacular teams, but he has something special brewing this seasonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAfter 37 years of marriage, Véronique Der Zakarian and her husband Michel do not alw…

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Chelsea agree deal to sign goalkeeper Édouard Mendy from Rennes

Mendy signing will put pressure on Kepa ArrizabalagaChelsea were told to raise offer of £18.2m plus add-onsChelsea are set to sign a goalkeeper to put pressure on Kepa Arrizabalaga after reaching an agreement with Rennes over a £22m deal for Édouard Me…

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Marseille beat PSG in a battle and show they are Ligue 1 title contenders

The game will be remembered for its splenetic finish but it was also the night Marseille planted a flag in the title raceBy Eric Devin and Adam White for Get French Football News“Imbeciles.” “Red with Shame.” “OM breaks Paris.” The headlines in France …

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Neymar among five red cards after brawl as Marseille win at champions PSG

Marseille earned a smash-and-grab win at Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain after Florian Thauvin struck in the 31st minute of a pulsating though ill-tempered match at the Parc des Princes on Sunday, in which five players were dismissed late on.It was …

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Arsenal sign defender Gabriel Magalhães from Lille in £27m deal

Gabriel follows fellow Brazilian Willian to clubMikel Arteta hails ‘defender with many outstanding attributes’Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Gabriel Magalhães from Lille for £27m on a five-year contract, bringing their pursuit of the centre-back…

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Why Eduardo Camavinga is the most exciting teenager in world football

The 17-year-old is a strong, smart and skilful midfielder who will only improve while playing for Rennes and FranceBy Eric Devin and Adam White for Get French Football NewsEduardo Camavinga handles pressure better than most. “I remember the fire as if …

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‘Here we go’: inside the football transfer window with Fabrizio Romano – video

The transfer window can be a time of huge excitement or heartbreak for football fans across the world. Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano, who prides himself on being the first to break the latest transfer rumours, shares his insight into what…

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Lorient and Lens offer newly promoted clubs a lesson in purpose

Two of Ligue 1’s new clubs showed the benefits of playing a well-organised, contemporary style of footballBy Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt is easy to get carried away with the results of one round of football, especially in France where we …

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PSG are not European champions but they have earned their rivals’ respect

Thomas Tuchel and his players made mistakes against Bayern Munich but should leave Lisbon with their heads held highBy Adam White for Get French Football NewsWasted opportunities are something of a theme for PSG. They famously squandered a four-goal le…

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Ligue 1 season preview: 10 things to look out for in 2020-21

While PSG concentrate on the Champions League this weekend, the rest of the league is returning to domestic affairs By Adam White for Get French Football NewsAlthough Ligue 1 was the only leading European league to not complete its season following the…

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Lyon should take Bayern Munich’s lead and adopt an attacking mentality | Eric Devin

Lyon had a brilliant run in the Champions League but they will only go so far with a defensive mindsetBy Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAnd so Lyon’s odyssey ends. After upsetting Juventus and Manchester City, Rudi Garcia and his team were unab…

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Lyon should take Bayern Munich’s lead and adopt an attacking mentality | Eric Devin

Lyon had a brilliant run in the Champions League but they will only go so far with a defensive mindsetBy Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAnd so Lyon’s odyssey ends. After upsetting Juventus and Manchester City, Rudi Garcia and his team were unab…

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Lyon should take Bayern Munich’s lead and adopt an attacking mentality | Eric Devin

Lyon had a brilliant run in the Champions League but they will only go so far with a defensive mindsetBy Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAnd so Lyon’s odyssey ends. After upsetting Juventus and Manchester City, Rudi Garcia and his team were unab…