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Category: Ligue 1

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PSG fight back at Rennes and maintain perfect Ligue 1 start

Di María, Meunier and Choupo-Moting all scoreLeverkusen snap Bundesliga losing run with winParis Saint-Germain stretched their perfect Ligue 1 start to six wins after coming from behind to win 3-1 at Rennes in a rip-roaring clash on Sunday.The result l…

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Champions League: previews for the big matches this week

Form guide, fitness news and facts on Inter v Spurs, Liverpool v PSG, Manchester City v Lyon and Real Madrid v RomaBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredTottenham’s two previous trips to San Siro have been eventful to say the least. Eight years have passed s…

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Kylian Mbappé needs to control his temper. Perhaps Neymar can help

Kylian Mbappé scored a fine goal as PSG won 4-2 at Nîmes but his red card was another sign of his increasing petulanceBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“You have to a protect us,” implored an increasing irked Kylian Mbappé to the…

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Patrick Vieira faces a crisis at Nice just three weeks into the Ligue 1 season

It’s still early days but Vieira needs to turn things around quickly after a brutal 4-0 defeat at home to DijonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsNice players were quick to toe a line of togetherness and self-flagellation after th…

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Gus Poyet melts down as Bordeaux go from crisis to crisis

Poyet’s fury was a long time coming but fans are hoping new investment will give the club some stabilityBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsCrisis has become a part of day-to-day life at Bordeaux. Fan unrest, player indiscipline an…

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Lille are finally over Marcelo Bielsa and ready to fight for Europe

Christophe Galtier’s conservatism has allowed Lille to make careful but considerable progress in Ligue 1By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsChristophe Galtier’s reputation in France isn’t quite on par with that of Tony Pulis or Sam…

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PSG expect European excellence after letting Thomas Tuchel make his mark

The French club should retain their Ligue 1 title but their German coach will be under pressure to break new ground in the Champions League“He did not want to sing at the hotel so he will do it here in front of you,” exclaimed Marquinhos as Paris Saint…

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Football quiz: are you up to speed on the managerial merry-go-round?

A lot of Europe’s big clubs have appointed new managers for the season ahead. Have you followed the standout moves?New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has previously worked at Valencia, Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain. At which club did he last just six mon…

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Ligue 1 season preview: PSG will be even stronger under Thomas Tuchel

Lyon are best placed to challenge PSG, Patrick Vieira will hope to take Nice into Europe and Caen face a relegation battleBy Adam White for Get French Football NewsAnything other than an eighth Ligue 1 title in PSG’s history would be huge surprise. Alt…

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Transfer window: the most expensive signings so far this summer – video

From rising star Kylian Mbappé to five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo – we take a look at football’s most expensive signings so far this summerTransfer window 2018 – every summer deal from Europe’s top five leagues Continue reading…

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Transfer window: deals you may have missed because of the World Cup

While events in Russia have hogged the headlines, the market has rolled along. Catch up on the summer’s big deals in Europe’s top leaguesThe Unai Emery era has begun at Arsenal, with goalkeeper Bernd Leno and full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner arriving and…

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Patrick Vieira leaves NYC FC with his – and MLS’s – reputation enhanced

The Frenchman turned New York City FC into a contender and also showed that the league can act as a proving ground for young coachesThe tributes started long before Patrick Vieira had officially departed as head coach of New York City FC.In the wake of…

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Transfer window 2018 – every summer deal from Europe’s top five leagues

All the moves in the top leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany as well as club-by-club guides for all the ins and outs this summer Continue reading…

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It’s the Adam and Erics 2018! The complete review of the Ligue 1 season

Luiz Gustavo, Neymar, Nabil Fékir and a suspended referee are among the big winners in our end-of-season awards By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIn many respects, the 2017-18 Ligue 1 campaign represented a return to business as …

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Marseille suffer second Champions League heartbreak in four days

Marseille had to beat Atlético Madrid in the Europa League final or finish third in Ligue 1 to qualify for the Champions League. They did neither but should still be proud of their seasonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMarseill…

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Thomas Tuchel confirmed as PSG’s new manager on two-year deal

• Former Borussia Dortmund manager replaces Unai Emery • Tuchel accepts role with ‘great joy, pride and ambition’Thomas Tuchel has been confirmed as Paris Saint-Germain’s new manager on a two-year deal.The German, who has been out of work since leaving…

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Lille have pulled off a miraculous escape from relegation – or have they?

Three straight wins have made Lille mathematically safe but they will be going down if their finances are not up to scratchBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFan ire over the running of a club is hardly unusual, but the situation …

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The top 10 breakthrough stars of the season in Europe’s big leagues

Some exciting talent has emerged across Europe this season, from Liverpool to Lyon and LeverkusenBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkTrent Alexander-Arnold has profited from injuries to both Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez over the…

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Thomas Lemar’s slide at Monaco may convince Lyon to let Nabil Fékir go

The Monaco playmaker has been poor since having his head turned. Knowing when to let a player leave is so importantBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThere was some trepidation at the Parc OL on Sunday afternoon, even with the hos…

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The Premier League outcasts who are flourishing across Europe this season

Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne needed two attempts in the Premier League. Perhaps these players will be the sameBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkFootball clubs can be quick to write off foreign imports as flops if they do n…