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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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Arsenal to sign William Saliba for €30m and loan him back to St Etienne

Five-year contract agreed for 18-year-old defenderSaliba has made 16 league appearances for St EtienneArsenal are to sign the St Etienne defender William Saliba for €30m (£27m) and loan him back to the French club for the 2019-20 season. The coveted 18…

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Why are so many Ligue 1 clubs sacking their managers?

Half of the managers who started this season will not be around when Ligue 1 returns in AugustBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWith Dijon having pipped Caen to the relegation play-off spot, the dust has almost but not quite sett…

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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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The most prolific Argentinian striker in Europe this season? Emiliano Sala

The Nantes striker has never played for his country but he has more goals this season than Higuaín, Icardi, Agüero or MessiBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWho is the top-scoring Argentinian in Europe’s big leagues so far this s…

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The most prolific Argentinian striker in Europe this season? Emiliano Sala

The Nantes striker has never played for his country but he has more goals this season than Higuaín, Icardi, Agüero or MessiBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWho is the top-scoring Argentinian in Europe’s big leagues so far this s…

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Ligue 1 suffers more crowd trouble as rival fans battle over stolen banner

The Derby du Languedoc between Montpellier and Nîmes has reemerged as a potent rivalry after lying dormant for 25 yearsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMontpellier’s Stade de la Mosson was unusually packed for the visit of newly…

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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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Memphis Depay is driving Lyon towards a Champions League place

Lyon have won their last six matches in a row and the former Manchester United forward has scored in all of themBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“You do not have the right to be eliminated in this way,” Lyon president Jean-Miche…

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Six of the most dramatic nights in the European Cup and Champions League

From the 1960 final to the miracle of Istanbul, Europe’s top club competition has provided many moments to rival the drama of Real Madrid’s win against JuventusThe almost shocking conclusion to what had been a notable Juventus recovery against Real Mad…

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Mathieu Debuchy’s unlikely return: leader, goalscorer … France full-back?

Mathieu Debuchy was playing in Arsenal’s reserves a few months ago but his current form could take him to RussiaBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“I train with the pros during the week and I play with the youngsters at weekends. …

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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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St Étienne’s unlikely band of misfits may keep them in Ligue 1

St Étienne had not won in 10 matches until Jean-Louis Gasset set sail with a group of nearly men, old faces and free transfersBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThree months have passed since Lyon visited the Stade Geoffroy-Guicha…

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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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Violence erupts as Lyon demolish St Étienne in Ligue 1’s fiercest derby

Lyon showed their youthful exuberance as they destroyed St Etienne 5-0 but Nabil Fékir also showed some youthful inexperience in the way he celebratedBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsLe Classique, between Marseille and Paris Sai…

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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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Saint-Étienne unshackled from lifeless approach by Óscar GarcÍa

Former Brighton manager hasn’t brought Barcelona’s aesthetics to the Rhône Valley but he has at least injected a joie de vivre that has long been lacking

By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News

Watching Saint-Étienne against Amiens on Saturday, one would hardly have thought the hosts, playing a promoted side at home, were up to much, to say nothing of having entered the match with an unblemished record. In the game’s early stages, the defence and the midfield were playing a copious amount of long passes, trying to release the full-backs or the wingers into space, a task that was without much reward against the Picardy side’s massed back five. The hosts took the lead through a penalty, converted by the youngster Jonathan Bamba, but the overall impression might easily have been one of a side lacking in ambition, a continuation of the dull, grinding style of the former manager Christophe Galtier. Such a lack of imagination was hardly what one would have expected when the club announced the signing of the former Barcelona player Óscar García to replace Galtier this summer.

Related: Neymar scores twice as PSG romp to 6-2 win over Toulouse

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Monaco and Mbappé sink St-Étienne to seal thrilling Ligue 1 title triumph

• Monaco beat St-Étienne 2-0 to ensure PSG cannot catch them
• Juventus beat Lazio 2-0 in Italian Cup final to stay on course for treble

Mbappé fired Monaco on their way to a 2-0 win against St-Étienne which wrapped up the Ligue 1 title for Leonardo Jardim’s thrilling side.

Mbappé grabbed his 15th league goal of the season to help the principality club clinch the championship with a game to spare. Valère Germain put the seal on the win with the last kick of the game.

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Monaco and Mbappé sink St-Étienne to seal thrilling Ligue 1 title triumph

• Monaco beat St-Étienne 2-0 to ensure PSG cannot catch them
• Juventus beat Lazio 2-0 in Italian Cup final to stay on course for treble

Mbappé fired Monaco on their way to a 2-0 win against St-Étienne which wrapped up the Ligue 1 title for Leonardo Jardim’s thrilling side.

Mbappé grabbed his 15th league goal of the season to help the principality club clinch the championship with a game to spare. Valère Germain put the seal on the win with the last kick of the game.

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Manchester United’s Mkhitaryan and Carrick set to miss EFL Cup final after St-Étienne victory

José Mourinho believes Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Michael Carrick will miss Sunday’s EFL Cup final because of respective hamstring and calf injuries picked up as Manchester United cantered into Friday’s Europa League last-16 draw.

Related: St-Étienne v Manchester United: Europa League second leg – live!

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