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Aubameyang the hero as Arsenal beat Rennes and reach quarter-finals

It was a night when Arsenal required superhuman effort and some heroic performances to overturn a two-goal handicap and seize their ticket for the Europa League quarter-finals. An accomplished team performance was crowned by the moment Pierre-Emerick A…

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Arsenal v Rennes: Europa League last 16, second leg – live!

Europa League updates from the second leg (first leg: 1-3)Join Paul Doyle for live updates of Dynamo Kyiv v ChelseaLive scoreboard: Thursday’s latest scores and resultsAnd you can email Rob here with your thoughts 8.05pm GMT That didn’t take long. 8.0…

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Lucas Torreira confident Arsenal can overturn Rennes Europa League deficit

• Midfielder calls on attacking players to lead charge• ‘We have complete faith and confidence we will do the job’Lucas Torreira has outlined his confidence that Arsenal have the firepower to overturn Rennes advantage in the Europa League on Thursday n…

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Nacho Monreal own goal helps Rennes to easy win over 10-man Arsenal

This was not just a defeat, it was a disintegration by Arsenal. They got off to an ideal start thanks to Alex Iwobi’s goal inside four minutes but by half-time they were a shambles, with Sokratis Papastathopoulous sent off for a plethora of bookable of…

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Rennes v Arsenal: Europa League last 16, first leg – live!

Europa League updates from the 5.55pm GMT kick-offLive scoreboard: the latest from Thursday’s matchesAnd you can email Jacob here or tweet him here 4.57pm GMT Rennes: Koubek; Zeffane, Da Silva, Mexer, Bensebaini; Bourigeaud, Andre, Grenier, Sarr; Hunou…

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Rennes face Arsenal determined to put right a history of failure

The French side are renowned for blowing their big chance but believe they can cause an upset against Unai Emery’s side in their last-16 Europa League tieUnder Julien Stéphan, a manager emerging from the shadow of his father, Rennes are looking to bani…

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Unai Emery rejects talk of tiredness before Arsenal face Rennes

• Head coach says team have prepared well during critical week• Europa League tie sits between Spurs and Man United gamesUnai Emery did not pack easy excuses when he travelled to France for Thursday’s Europa League first leg with Rennes. The last-16 ti…

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Unai Emery rejects talk of tiredness before Arsenal face Rennes

• Head coach says team have prepared well during critical week• Europa League tie sits between Spurs and Man United gamesUnai Emery did not pack easy excuses when he travelled to France for Thursday’s Europa League first leg with Rennes. The last-16 ti…

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Things go from bad to worse for Thierry Henry at Monaco

The manager was brought in to save the club’s Ligue 1 status but he is struggling to cope with crises on all frontsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsEdinson Cavani’s goal was met with a groan. Monaco had embarrassed PSG by captur…

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Europa League: last 32 draw – live!

Updates and news from them the 12pm GMT drawChampions League draw: PSG for Mourinho, Liverpool face BayernSign up now for The Fiver, our free football emailFeel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 12.08pm GMT Sasic is asked how she thinks the G…

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Hatem Ben Arfa has not lost his eye for a spectacular finish

Earlier this year Hatem Ben Arfa sarcastically ‘celebrated’ a year away from first-team action. Now he is a player rebornBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“Joyeux anniversaire à moi,” read the caption as Hatem Ben Arfa posed, thu…

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Marseille’s dream of returning to the Champions League remains a fantasy

Marseille have already suffered six defeats in Ligue 1 this season – more than they lost in the entirety of last seasonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe Frank McCourt era at Marseille was not supposed to be like this. The Ame…

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Marseille’s dream of returning to the Champions League remains a fantasy

Marseille have already suffered six defeats in Ligue 1 this season – more than they lost in the entirety of last seasonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe Frank McCourt era at Marseille was not supposed to be like this. The Ame…

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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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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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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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Lille fans attack their own players as the team fights relegation

Anger has been brewing at the club for some time but it spilled out of the stands and on to the pitch on Saturday eveningBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsLigue 1 often made the headlines for the wrong reasons last season, with v…

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Nice and Seri refocus after tumultuous transfer window to leave Monaco bruised

Nice had a dire start to the season – including home and away Champions League defeats by Napoli – but they got back on track in style in their local derby

By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News

As the Champions League anthem blared at the Stadio San Paolo a month ago, a broad grin spread over Allan Saint-Maximin’s face. “In this moment, I was my younger self,” explained Nice’s new winger. “When I was small I played football on the beaches of French Guyana and I would sing the Champions League anthem.” Nice, seemingly, had reached their promised land. After some shrewd coaching and astute transfer business, a stunning 2016-17 campaign had brought them to the brink of the Champions League proper.

However, after an early season collapse in Ligue 1 and a difficult transfer window, it seemed as if Nice, like Saint-Maximin, were merely dreaming of a Champions League future. They will not be competing in the group stage this week, having been outclassed by Napoli over two legs in the final qualifying round. But their 4-0 routing of champions Monaco in the Cote d’Azur derby this weekend suggests, with Jean Michaël Seri orchestrating proceedings once more, that last season’s third-place finish was no fluke.

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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

Continue reading…