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Rennes have what it takes to become PSG’s biggest challenger in Ligue 1

Rennes have an outstanding academy, a brilliant manager in Julien Stéphan and owners with deep pockets By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPromising sides in France tend to be torn apart more quickly than they are constructed, vict…

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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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As infighting engulfs Ligue 1, Nice CEO Bob Ratcliffe plots a way forward

The Nice boss wants to see stronger leadership from the top and more cooperation from other clubs in FranceBy Get French Football News for the Guardian Sport NetworkThe state of French football is somewhat bleak. Luis Campos, one of the sport’s greates…

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As infighting engulfs Ligue 1, Nice CEO Bob Ratcliffe plots a way forward

The Nice boss wants to see stronger leadership from the top and more cooperation from other clubs in FranceBy Get French Football News for the Guardian Sport NetworkThe state of French football is somewhat bleak. Luis Campos, one of the sport’s greates…

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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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Like Chelsea, Arsenal need legend in the dugout and his name is Patrick Vieira | Eni Aluko

Frank Lampard has transformed atmosphere at Stamford Bridge and Arsenal’s former captain would do same at EmiratesWhen I left Chelsea to join Juventus last year Antonio Conte was a couple of weeks away from the sack. I had arrived for my second spell a…

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Dijon defeat PSG and savour the sweet taste of redemption

Stéphane Jobard was sacked by Dijon last year for stealing from a colleague. This weekend he led the club to victory against PSGBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsDijon surprised everyone by beating PSG on Friday night. They were …

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Dijon defeat PSG and savour the sweet taste of redemption

Stéphane Jobard was sacked by Dijon last year for stealing from a colleague. This weekend he led the club to victory against PSGBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsDijon surprised everyone by beating PSG on Friday night. They were …

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PSG tried to offload Ángel Di María. He stayed and became their key player

Neymar’s skill bamboozles opponent and Kylian Mbappé’s pace terrifies them, but Di María’s vision knits it all togetherBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWhen a frustrated Ángel Di María trudged off the pitch at the Allianz Rivier…

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PSG tried to offload Ángel Di María. He stayed and became their key player

Neymar’s skill bamboozles opponent and Kylian Mbappé’s pace terrifies them, but Di María’s vision knits it all togetherBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWhen a frustrated Ángel Di María trudged off the pitch at the Allianz Rivier…

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Ligue 1 clubs turn to experienced French managers to right wrongs

Claude Puel, Antoine Kombouaré, Rudi Garcia and Christian Gourcuff are all enjoying positive starts at their new clubsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFour Ligue 1 clubs have changed managers since the start of August and all fo…

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Nice sack Lamine Diaby Fadiga for stealing Kasper Dolberg’s £62,000 watch

Diaby Fadiga admitted taking watch from the dressing room‘The club has cancelled its contract with the 18-year-old’Striker Lamine Diaby Fadiga has been sacked by Nice after he admitted stealing team mate Kasper Dolberg’s watch in the dressing room, the…

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PSG’s transfer strategy is bad news for their academy graduates

PSG should be developing the future greats of French football. Instead they are signing players to plug holes in their squadBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsTwo years after leaving PSG for RB Leipzig, Jean-Kévin Augustin has ret…

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Vieira and Villas-Boas on homophobic banners at Nice v Marseille – video

Patrick Vieira and André Villas-Boas spoke after the French Ligue 1 game between Nice and Marseille, the two sides they manage, was halted for several minutes on Wednesday after fans unfurled banners with homophobic messages.On…

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Nice’s match with Marseille suspended after fans display homophobic banners

• Referee stops game for 10 minutes after banners and chants• Incident is latest in a series to have occurred in FranceThe Ligue 1 game between Nice and Marseille was suspended for 10 minutes on Wednesday night after supporters unfurled banners display…

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Monaco have lost sight of everything that made them Ligue 1 champions

Monaco’s success inspired Lyon, Nice and Bordeaux. It’s time they started following the example they have set for other clubsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsA lot has changed at Lyon, Nice and Bordeaux in recent years. All thre…

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Ligue 1 preview: PSG will win the title but everything else is up for grabs

Lyon will try to push PSG but they are likely to be battling with Lille, Marseille and St Étienne for the Champions League places By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAt first glance Thomas Tuchel’s first season at the Parc des Prin…

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It’s the Adam and Erics 2019! The complete review of the Ligue 1 season

Kylian Mbappé scored a hatful, Dimitri Payet scored a cracker and Nacer Chadli couldn’t score at allBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWith Neymar and Edinson Cavani both struggling for fitness, PSG’s attack became (nearly) the so…

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Rennes win wild cup final as PSG, Mbappé and Neymar lose their heads

PSG threw away a 2-0 lead, Kylian Mbappé was sent off and Neymar hit out as Rennes won their first trophy in 48 yearsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsRennes had not won a trophy since 1971 and it showed. Keeper Tomas Koubek hare…

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With seven weeks to play, half of the clubs in Ligue 1 are aiming for Europe

PSG, Lille and Lyon look set for Champions League football next season but the Europa League places are up for grabsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThis weekend was supposed to be a coronation for PSG, one that seemed inevitabl…