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Category: Ligue 1

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La Liga could teach the Premier League about being competitive

Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are disproving the theory that ‘anyone can beat anyone’ in the Premier LeagueBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThere are many factors to consider when assessing what makes one league better than another, but over th…

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Memphis Depay is a big club player with a small time attitude

Depay has been more effective in Ligue 1 this year than Neymar or Kylian Mbappé but his mentality is holding him backBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMemphis Depay is not often associated with the words “effective” or “consisten…

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What is going so badly wrong for Thierry Henry at Monaco? | Paul Doyle

Henry, still searching for his first win after five games in charge, is facing problems on and off the pitch at the Ligue 1 club“People tell me after every match that it can’t get worse, but it does,” observed Thierry Henry after his team’s crushing 4-…

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The most prolific Argentinian striker in Europe this season? Emiliano Sala

The Nantes striker has never played for his country but he has more goals this season than Higuaín, Icardi, Agüero or MessiBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWho is the top-scoring Argentinian in Europe’s big leagues so far this s…

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The most prolific Argentinian striker in Europe this season? Emiliano Sala

The Nantes striker has never played for his country but he has more goals this season than Higuaín, Icardi, Agüero or MessiBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWho is the top-scoring Argentinian in Europe’s big leagues so far this s…

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PSG beat Lille for 12th straight win and set record in major leagues

• Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Lille• Mbappé and Neymar on target as PSG stretch lead in Ligue 1Paris Saint-Germain have become the first team to win all their opening 12 league games in one of Europe’s top five divisions following a 2-1 triumph over Lille….

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Ten young players who have taken Europe by storm this season | Martin Laurence

James Maddison and Richarlison have been brilliant in the Premier League but Germany is the place to be for emerging talentBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredMore than the odd eyebrow was raised when Everton agreed to meet Watford’s lofty £40m valuation o…

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Thomas Tuchel is making slow but sure progress at PSG

The manager’s emphasis on defensive rigour and discipline will pay dividends if given timeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG don’t handle change well. In nearly eight years of QSI rule, the club has rarely deviated from their …

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The most improved football teams in Europe this season

Liverpool had a negative goal difference this time last season. Which other sides in Europe’s big leagues have improved?It’s easy to forget that Liverpool were in a worrying position this time last year. Having just suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat to Totte…

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What can we learn from Thierry Henry’s debut as Monaco manager?

Monaco were beaten 2-1 by Strasbourg in their first game under Henry, but they have reasons for positivityBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThierry Henry went into his first match as Monaco manager missing his two best goalkeeper…

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Thierry Henry forgets about translator during first Monaco press conference – video

Thierry Henry says Pep Guardiola will provide the ‘reference’ for him as he begins his managerial career at Monaco. The France and Arsenal legend starts his ‘dream job’ with a trip to Strasbourg in Ligue 1 on Saturday.’This club will alw…

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Back to the start: Thierry Henry joins Monaco as head coach – video

Thierry Henry has been named as the new head coach at Monaco, the team where he made his professional debut in 1994. His first challenge will be to help them recover from a poor start to the season as they lie 18th in Ligue 1Thierry Henry appointed as …

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Thierry Henry appointed as Monaco manager on three-year deal

• Former striker takes Ligue 1 job with club down in 18th place• ‘I am very happy to come back to Monaco,’ says HenryThierry Henry has been named as the new head coach at Monaco. The former Arsenal and France forward replaces Leonardo Jardim, who was s…

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Leonardo Jardim should not be blamed for Monaco’s struggles

Monaco’s misguided transfer policy made Leonardo Jardim’s job impossible. He did well to thrive for so longBy Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThis is how it ends, then. Monaco’s glorious money-spinning project, so potent and so impressive for th…

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Leonardo Jardim leaves Monaco after poor start to Ligue 1 season

• Manager who won title in 2017 leaves with club third-bottom• ‘We achieved some great victories together,’ says JardimLeonardo Jardim has departed his post as Monaco manager by mutual consent after a run of 10 winless games left the French club third-…

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No sign of Premier League procession as Chelsea and Arsenal up their games | Paul Wilson

Pep Guardiola’s refusal to countenance a two-horse race for the title may have merit and other leagues look similarly openWhen Pep Guardiola was asked whether he thought the Premier League was turning into a two-horse race last week, before Manchester …

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A host of Europe’s top football clubs are strangely out of sorts

Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona have won 26 European Cups between them. You wouldn’t know it from their formBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredIt was a weekend of shock results across Europe’s major leagues, with the Bundesliga…

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Ligue 1 suffers more crowd trouble as rival fans battle over stolen banner

The Derby du Languedoc between Montpellier and Nîmes has reemerged as a potent rivalry after lying dormant for 25 yearsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMontpellier’s Stade de la Mosson was unusually packed for the visit of newly…

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Hertha Berlin level with Bayern Munich at top of Bundesliga after stunning win

Hertha Berlin moved level with Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga table with a 2-0 victory at the Olympiastadion on Friday evening.First-half goals from Vedad Ibisevic, from the penalty spot, and Slovakian midfielder Ondrej Duda secured the fir…

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Marseille must beat big rivals if they are to return to Champions League

Marseille did not win against PSG, Lyon or Monaco in the league last season. That run of results needs to change soonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt was more of the same for Marseille on Sunday evening at the Parc OL, as the…