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Marseille into semi-finals after five-star comeback against Leipzig

• Salzburg also overturn first-leg deficit to knock out Lazio• Favourites Atletico Madrid through despite defeat in LisbonMarseille advanced to the Europa League semi-finals after overturning a first-leg deficit to defeat RB Leipzig 5-3 on aggregate.Le…

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Rennes have the money and manager to challenge the top four in Ligue 1

The distance between the top four and the rest has been a problem in Ligue 1 for a while. Rennes may bridge that gapBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsRennes are something of a sleeping giant in French football, but that may be ch…

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Marseille v Lyon boils over but Ligue 1 needs Olympico rivalry

Memphis Depay sealed a last-gasp 3-2 win for Lyon that saved a manager, sparked a brawl and made it clear why this fierce rivalry is welcome in Ligue 1By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsTwo months ago Memphis Depay crashed his las…

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Europa League quarter-finals draw – live!

Updates from the last eight draw, which starts at 12pm GMTWenger will talk to Welbeck if forward dived against MilanEmail Simon | or tweet @Simon_Burnton 12.04pm GMT “Uefa Europa League is really competitive and umpredictable, everyone has a chance to …

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PSG can beat Real Madrid without Neymar – by playing as a team

PSG were superb in their 3-0 win over Marseille on Sunday. If they work as hard against Real Madrid, they have a chanceBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“Neymar? He’s a top player. I hope it’s nothing big. I’d prefer to see the b…

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European roundup: Neymar injured and Griezmann scores Atlético hat-trick

• Neymar taken off on stretcher against Marseille• Milan beat Roma 2-0 with impressive showNeymar was carried off on a stretcher in Paris St Germain’s Ligue 1 game against Marseille at the Parc des Princes on Sunday night. The world’s most expensive pl…

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PSG will not win the Champions League until they learn to defend

The defensive lapses that cost PSG in the Bernabéu last week were on show again when they beat Strasbourg on SaturdayBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“We started by producing the match that we needed to,” said a frustrated Adrie…

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Toulouse’s fear of relegation is harming their talented young players

Toulouse should be developing their academy products instead of signing Premier League misfits such as Yaya SanogoBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThings were supposed to improve for Toulouse when they dismissed Pascal Dupraz a …

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PSG reign supreme but a big four is emerging in Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain go into the second half of the season with a commanding lead in Ligue 1 but Monaco, Marseille and Lyon are all fighting to competeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsLigue 1 has been rightly criticised for a lac…

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Florian Thauvin has lost his tux and left Dimitri Payet in the shade at Marseille

Florian Thauvin has swapped his arrogance for maturity and may go on to replace Antoine Griezmann at Atlético Madrid or Franck Ribéry at Bayern Munich By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMarseille’s “Champions Project” has become s…

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Patrice Evra leaves Marseille after Uefa ban until June for kicking fan

• Marseille initially suspended defender after Frenchman kicked out at fan• Evra fined €10,000 and banned from Uefa club matches for seven monthsMarseille have terminated Patrice Evra’s contract by mutual consent after he aimed a kick at a Marseille su…

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Patrice Evra hit with initial ban as Uefa opens disciplinary case into kick at Marseille fan

• Evra likely to be suspended for longer than initial one-match ban• Marseille and Vitória de Guimarães investigated over pitch invasionDisciplinary proceedings have been opened after the Marseille defender Patrice Evra aimed a kick at the head of one …

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Patrice Evra appears to kick Marseille fan before match – video

This is the moment Marseille defender Patrice Evra appears to kick a fan in the head before the club’s Europa League game in Portugal on Thursday. Substitute Evra was dismissed before the match against Vitória had kicked offPatrice Evra sent off before…

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Patrice Evra appears to kick Marseille fan before match – video

This is the moment Marseille defender Patrice Evra appears to kick a fan in the head before the club’s Europa League game in Portugal on Thursday. Substitute Evra was dismissed before the match against Vitória had kicked offPatrice Evra sent off before…

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Patrice Evra sent off before match begins for kicking out at Marseille supporter

• Marseille player appeared to kick fan in head before Europa League tie• Substitute Evra dismissed before match against Vitória had kicked offMarseille defender Patrice Evra appeared to kick a fan in the head in a heated confrontation before his side’…

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Selfish Neymar and his arrogant PSG team-mates offered a lesson in Marseille

An injury-time free-kick from Edinson Cavani rescued a point for PSG, but Unai Emery’s players need to wake up and show their Ligue 1 opponents some respectBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“I couldn’t tell you a name of a single…

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Who will win the entertaining race to finish third in Ligue 1 this season?

Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco will battle for the title, leaving five clubs to fight for the third Champions League place on offer in the division

By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News

Marseille’s 4-2 win at Nice was a somewhat calamitous affair, riddled with poor defending and punctuated by the midfielder Luiz Gustavo’s sending off. The intensity, only to be expected for one of Ligue 1’s bigger rivalries, was increased by crowd trouble during the match, including fans brawling in the stands and objects being thrown on to the pitch. None of this is anything new in France, particularly in a derby match, but the result, which lifted Marseille into third place, is perhaps more important than the circumstances of the match. Not, as one might have hoped in looking at the league table, as a validation of the Marseille owner Frank McCourt’s “Champions Project” but as a clear indictment of the paucity of – if not quality – consistency in Ligue 1 this season.

Right behind Marseille, with their clutch of high-profile, albeit ageing, names, sit Nantes and Caen, a pair of clubs whose summer windows featured a distinct lack of recognisable names. This is not an affront to either of those sides; Nantes’ defensive organisation under Claudio Ranieri, combined with the class of Ciprian Tatarusanu in goal, have allowed them to be consistently stubborn opponents, allowing only two goals in their last seven matches. Caen have taken that edict even further, a somewhat surprising turn, given how open the manager Patrice Garande’s sides usually are, winning five of six behind the league’s best defence. Both have also been helped by the fixture computer and one would do well to recall Angers’ fine start to the 2015-16 season as proof of the sustainability of these sorts of teams in the division.

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European football review: 54 fans from 22 leagues sum up their season

Supporters give their verdicts on how their clubs performed this year

• Premier League fans’ review: part one, part two

• Football League fans’ review: Championship, League One, League Two

Rapid Vienna, fifth in the Bundesliga

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European football review: 54 fans from 22 leagues sum up their season

Supporters give their verdicts on how their clubs performed this year

• Premier League fans’ review: part one, part two

• Football League fans’ review: Championship, League One, League Two

Rapid Vienna, fifth in the Bundesliga

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Ligue 1 has Europe’s tightest title race … and most enthralling relegation battle

The bottom three clubs in Ligue 1 won this weekend to set up a close finish; Memphis Depay insulted some fish; and Mario Balotelli scored an away goal

By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News

In contrast to the past few weeks, when much of the attention in France has been on a particular match, be it the Coupe de la Ligue final or Lyon’s trip to Paris Saint-Germain, the fixture calendar did not throw up anything so compelling this weekend. Paris Saint-Germain were given the Sunday night slot, traditionally reserved for the weekend’s biggest match, by dint of their popularity but their opponents, Guingamp, have failed to score at the Parc des Princes since 2002 and that trend continued. The Bretons had beaten PSG at home earlier in the season, but their form has waned badly in 2017 and PSG duly won 4-0. But, in a surprising turn of events, there was more than enough excitement on Saturday to make up for Sunday’s series of damp squibs, and much of that excitement centred around the teams at the bottom.

Last season, the battle to avoid relegation came down to the last day, with Toulouse, on the heels of a furious fightback, staying up and Reims and Gazelec Ajaccio going down. Neither Reims, who had bizarrely changed their manager late in the season, nor Gazelec, who were operating on a minuscule budget, were likely to stay in France’s top flight. What caught the eye, though, was Toulouse’s dramatic late turnaround under Pascal Dupraz. The fiery manager had enjoyed some decent success in keeping Evian in Ligue 1, but with Toulouse badly adrift upon his appointment, he seemed a bold choice. Lorient and Bastia, the clubs that looked destined for the drop this season, were similarly cut away before the international break, but looked to have run out of options.

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