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Sunderland agree takeover deal with 22-year-old Louis-Dreyfus heir

Owner Stewart Donald to retain 15% of his sharesDirector Juan Sartori part of new consortium The Sunderland owner, Stewart Donald, has agreed a deal to sell the club to a consortium led by minority shareholder Juan Sartori and Kyril Louis-Dreyfus – the…

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These are worrying times for Ligue 1

French clubs cannot compete abroad. If their TV deal falls through, they will struggle to compete at homeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“In order to be shit in the Champions League, you have to at least qualify for the Champio…

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Ferran Torres opens the scoring as Manchester City beat Marseille

Manchester City are cruising in Group C, this second victory giving Pep Guardiola’s team a maximum six points. Until Ilkay Gündogan’s second Marseille still had a glimmer but, really, their visitors had toyed with them throughout. The German’s goal cam…

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Marseille v Manchester City: Champions League – live!

Updates from the 8pm GMT kick-off at Stade VélodromeLive scoreboard: follow all Tuesday’s games!And you can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 7.19pm GMT Those teams: Aymeric Laporte is back on the pitch for Manchester City for the first time since the…

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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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Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car turns down chance to join West Ham

Marseille centre-back wants to play in Champions LeagueHammers have already failed in several bids for defendersWest Ham’s search for a new centre-back has suffered another blow after they were turned down by Duje Caleta-Car, who wants to stay at Marse…

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Champions League 2020-21: group stage analysis and predictions

Manchester City and holders Bayern Munich should secure straightforward passage but Manchester United must find a way past two of last year’s semi-finalistsThe intrigue of a group is usually dependent less on the best two teams than the third side, and…

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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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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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Raymond Goethals: Marseille’s messiah who toppled mighty Milan | Paul Doyle

The man who guided Marseille to the Champions League is seldom remembered outside France and Belgium but his tactical wizardry and brushes with crime make him a fascinating figureThe first final after the rebranding of Europe’s premiere club competitio…

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Ending the Ligue 1 season leaves us with as many questions as answers

Which clubs will be relegated? Who qualifies for Europe? And how will this affect PSG and Lyon in the Champions League?By Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsSo ends the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season. The French prime minister, Édouard Philippe, announced …

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Football quiz: how much do you know about Ligue 1?

How good is your knowledge of club football in France?By Jeremy Smith for Get French Football NewsWhich French World Cup winner finished runner-up in Ligue 1 for two different clubs in 1997-98 and 1998-99?Laurent Blanc Robert PiresChristophe Dugarry Th…

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Pape Diouf: Marseille’s fearless leader who changed French football forever

Diouf, who has died after contracting coronavirus, was the first black president of a top-tier football club in EuropeBy Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt is difficult to write about the importance of one man at the time of untold tragedy. Payi…

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Former Marseille president Pape Diouf dies after contracting coronavirus

Club announce death of 68-year-old in SenegalDiouf was first black president of a top-tier European teamThe former Marseille president Pape Diouf has died, the French league (LFP) has announced. The club had earlier revealed the 68-year-old had been su…

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Lyon v St Étienne: the French derby with lots of clowns but no laughs

Poor teams, angry fans, incompetent managers and swathes of clowns turned France’s fiercest derby into something of a circusBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsLyon threatened to sue their own supporters this week. After becoming i…

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Dimitri Payet roars back into view with audacious Marseille winner

The former West Ham man is revived since a four-match ban and is leading OM towards Champions League qualificationBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWhile the old tale about a cat having nine lives may not be exactly true, there i…

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Strasbourg swat aside Monaco as they set their sights on Europe

After suffering a difficult start to the season, Strasbourg have won four of their last five gamesBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsEven though Monaco are still struggling to find their feet under Robert Moreno – and were playing…

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Erling Braut Haaland’s scoring run continues as Dortmund thrash Cologne

Teenager takes tally to five goals in two substitute appearancesMilan beat Brescia 1-0 in Serie A thanks to Ante Rebic goalErling Braut Haaland came off the bench to score twice as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Cologne 5-1 to move up to third place in the…

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There is still magic in the French Cup

Domestic cups have lost their lustre in recent years but the Coupe de France is as romantic as everBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsLa Magie de la Coupe is thriving in France. While the big European leagues demand more and more …