French Ligue 1

Neymar to return to Brazil for treatment on broken foot Paris Saint-Germain confirm

20/02/2019

The crew weigh up Neymar’s level after he fell outside the top 10 in ESPN Brazil’s poll of greatest post-Pele players for the Selecao. ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno explains why he believes Neymar may come to regret not maximizing his talent for both club and country. France legend Frank Leboeuf joins ESPN FC to talk […]

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Ex-Manchester United boss Mourinho: I would like to manage in France

18/02/2019

Look back at ESPN FC’s outtakes and hilarious moments from this week, including going down a Mourinho rabbit hole and vetoing Sarri-ball talk. Former Man United manager Jose Mourinho took a nasty spill after the ceremonial puck drop at a match in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League. Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno examine the re-emergence of […]

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Mario Balotelli scores again as Marseille ease past SC Amiens

16/02/2019

Marseille SC Amiens 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Mario Balotelli has a laugh with teammate Florian Thauvin, who pulled up limping on Marseille's opening goal, after Balotelli scored the second. Mario Balotelli scored again as Marseille beat Amiens 2-0 to move up to fourth […]

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Argentines pay tribute to Sala at special memorial

16/02/2019

A period of silence was held to remember the life of Emiliano Sala before kick-off between Southampton and Cardiff at St. Mary’s. Tributes were paid to footballer Emiliano Sala on Saturday at a special memorial in his home region of Santa Fe, Argentina. The body of the 28-year old, who died in a plane crash […]

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Lyon vs. Guingamp – Football Match Report – February 15, 2019

15/02/2019

PARIS, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Nabil Fekir earned Olympique Lyonnais a 2-1 home win against En Avant Guingamp on Friday as they cemented third place in Ligue 1 ahead of their Champions League clash against Barcelona. Fekir struck in the 35th minute after Felix Eboa Eboa had cancelled out Martin Terrier’s opener to put Lyon […]

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Neymar targeting prospective Champions League quarterfinal for PSG return

15/02/2019

Julien Laurens believes PSG’s win at Old Trafford is evidence of Thomas Tuchel’s ability to prepare his players and win tactical battles. Craig Burley says Kylian Mbappe is the one player who can rival the world’s two best players after his big night for PSG at Manchester United. The FC crew assess Paul Pogba’s performance […]

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PSG’s Mbappe subject of racist anti-Semitic graffiti in Paris authorities to investigate

14/02/2019

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe looks on during his side’s win over Manchester United. Anti-racism groups are calling for French authorities to investigate racist and anti-Semitic graffiti targeting Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe. SOS Racisme and Sportitude, bodies that combat racism in professional football in France, have requested an investigation be opened into the abusive […]

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Nantes pay final tribute to Sala, Monaco held

10/02/2019

Nantes Nimes 2 4 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats PARIS, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Nantes paid a final tribute to former striker Emiliano Sala in a 4-2 home defeat against Nimes in Ligue 1 on Sunday, three days after the Argentine was confirmed dead in a […]

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PSG player ratings – Verratti 7 of 10 as PSG grind out win ahead of Manchester United clash

09/02/2019

PSG’s injury woes continue as Edinson Cavani picked up a knock after netting the winning penalty against Bordeaux. France legend Frank Leboeuf joins ESPN FC to talk the ramifications for PSG should they fail to progress in the Champions League for yet another season. Paris Saint-Germain opened up a provisional 13-point lead over Lille at […]

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Cavani injured as PSG beat Bordeaux in Ligue 1

09/02/2019

Paris Saint-Germain Bordeaux 1 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats PARIS, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain got back to winning ways in Ligue 1 on Saturday with a 1-0 defeat of Girondins de Bordeaux but the French champions lost striker Edinson Cavani through injury […]

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Manchester United rise into top four evidence win over PSG is possible – Mata

09/02/2019

Manchester United eased past a woeful Fulham side to move up to 4th place in the Premier League. Following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 10th win in 11 games as caretaker manager at Man United, Paul Mariner thinks the job he’s done should not be understated. ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner recaps Man United’s dominant display against Fulham, […]

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PSG’s Cavani leaves pitch injured unlikely to face Man Utd says Tuchel

09/02/2019

Thomas Tuchel said he is “worried” about the injury Edinson Cavani sustained during Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 home game against Bordeaux on Saturday, and thinks it will be hard for the striker to play against Manchester United in the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday. The Uruguay striker left the pitch on the stroke of […]

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PSG injury crisis as Cavani Meunier join Neymar in missing Manchester United clash

09/02/2019

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed they will almost certainly be without striker Edinson Cavani for Tuesday’s Champions League round of 16 first leg away at Manchester United, while right-back Thomas Meunier has also been ruled out. Cavani, 31, was hurt taking a penalty to score the only goal of the match in Saturday’s 1-0 Ligue 1 […]

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Mario Balotelli strikes as Marseille see off Dijon in Ligue 1

08/02/2019

Dijon FCO Marseille 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Mario Balotelli's second goal in three games helped Marseille to a 2-1 win at Dijon in Ligue 1 on Friday. The Italian striker, who joined last month from Nice, turned the ball in from close range […]

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PSG must put January blues behind them before Manchester United clash

07/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno explains why he believes Neymar may come to regret not maximizing his talent for both club and country. During his 27th birthday celebration, an emotional Neymar spoke about his desire to return to the pitch. Julien Laurens predicts how Thomas Tuchel will set up his starting XI against Manchester United, with […]

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PSG’s Neymar Kylian Mbappe just ahead of Nicolas Pepe – Lille boss

07/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno explains why he believes Neymar may come to regret not maximizing his talent for both club and country. During his 27th birthday celebration, an emotional Neymar spoke about his desire to return to the pitch. Lille manager Christophe Galtier believes their rising star Nicolas Pepe is “just behind” Neymar and Kylian Mbappe […]

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Police Body found in plane confirmed as footballer Emiliano Sala

07/02/2019

A body found in the wreckage of a plane in the English Channel has been identified as that of Emiliano Sala, according to a statement from the Dorset police. The plane, which was carrying the Argentine footballer, 28, and pilot David Ibbotson, 59, went missing from radar near Guernsey two weeks ago. A private search team […]

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Source: PSG’s Marco Verratti trains but status unclear for Manchester United

07/02/2019

France legend Frank Leboeuf joins ESPN FC to talk the ramifications for PSG should they fail to progress in the Champions League for yet another season. From the heroics of Lionel Messi and Gervinho to PSG’s first defeat of the season, here’s how the top clubs in Europe fared at the weekend. Paris Saint-Germain midfielder […]

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Emiliano Sala – Nantes demanding first instalment of transfer fee – source

06/02/2019

Sam Borden provides the latest on the investigation into what caused the plane Emiliano Sala was aboard to crash and the complex process of recovering the aircraft. FC Nantes have demanded payment from Cardiff City for the first instalment of the £15 million transfer of Emiliano Sala, a source has confirmed to ESPN. The BBC were […]

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Body recovered from wreckage of plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala

06/02/2019

Sam Borden provides the latest on the investigation into what caused the plane Emiliano Sala was aboard to crash and the complex process of recovering the aircraft. A body has been recovered from the wreckage of the plane that was carrying Argentina-born professional soccer player Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, the Air Accidents Investigation […]

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