Marseille have booked their place in the Coupe de France quarter-finals by beating arch-rivals Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade Vélodrome in a tense Classique. Les Parisiens grew into the game as Marseille loosened their grip. But Les Parisiens were punished by their passiveness. Les Parisiens crash out of the Coupe de France and there won’t be time to rest. Neymar, – 5 The Brazilian returned in the starting line-up and played a part in every goalscoring opportunity from Les Parisiens.
UEFA Europa Conference League, Gameweek 5, 27/10/22A crucial victory for OGC Nice and a fully deserved one. Gaëtan Laborde almost doubled the lead soon after, but the Partizan goalkeeper was quick off his line and smothered the effort. In what looked like a turning point for Lucien Favre’s side, who have looked fluidity and control in matches all season, Nice imposed themselves, sustaining pressure and creating chances. Melvin Bard went close with a long-range effort, but Nice were made to pay for not killing the game. Nice, however, looked superior throughout the match and their response to the leveller was immediate.5 months ago Get French Football News
GFFN editor-in-chief Raphaël Jucobin and GFFN sub-editor Luke Entwistle face off in our Ligue 1 predictions competition. It’s three points for a correct score, two points for a correct score difference, and one point for a correct result. Will there be any lingering mental wounds for some of the French contingent such as Kylian Mbappé, who – miraculously – only featured for Paris Saint-Germain just 10 days after that World Cup final defeat? Lens were brilliant for the entirety of the campaign pre-World Cup break, whilst Lucien Favre’s Nice showed signs of revival in October and early November. Neither side lost many players to the World Cup, and those that did depart returned early.3 months ago Get French Football News
This is the latest feature in our series counting down French football’s 20 hottest properties, those most likely to feature in elite clubs’ 2023 transfer plans. One such player who still naturally fits the bill as a traditional number ten is Rennes’ Croatian midfielder Lovro Majer. Bruno Genesio’s recent move to 4-4-2 hasn’t suited Majer, who naturally operates best in a midfield trio rather than a double pivot. Majestic on the ball, Majer has a glue-like dribbling technique, meaning he always looks to be in complete control of his surroundings. Over the same period, he ranked in the top two percent of midfielders in Europe’s top five leagues for non-penalty goals per 90 (0.28), non-penalty xG per 90 (0.24), xG assisted per 90 (0.26) and shot-creating actions per 90 (4.34).5 months ago Get French Football News
The visitors initially struggled to find any attacking incisiveness, with the relegation contenders as ever proving a tough opponent when at home in Corsica. Kylian Mbappé eventually made the breakthrough as the ball was won back in midfield and Lionel Messi threaded through a ball for the Frenchman to finish in trademark, sweeping fashion. Carlos Soler – 3 – Started in a playmaker role behind Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi but it was the latter who dominated creative proceedings, with Soler hardly involved. Lionel Messi – 8 – Irresistibly good from PSG’s attacking leader. Involved in a sensational move for Lionel Messi’s goal and got his double as the pace picked up towards the end of the game.5 months ago Get French Football News
Ligue 1, Round 16, 28/12/2022AS Monaco secured a late victory against Auxerre (2-3) thanks to Eliesse Ben Seghir’s brilliance. Two of those substitutes, Golovin and Ben Seghir, combined to complete the Monaco turnaround. Under 15 minutes into his Ligue 1 debut, Ben Seghir slotted home inside the box after being played in by Golovin. As Monaco changed formation during the break, Ben Yedder made way. Others:Eliesse Ben Seghir – 8 – The Monaco youth product has looked impressive for the academy this season, especially in a match against Manchester United.2 months ago Get French Football News
Ligue 1, Gameweek 20, 29/01/23A Kasper Schmeichel-inspired OGC Nice earned a narrow victory against Lille OSC (1-0). Lille should have been at least three up, if not four by the time Nice scored their opener. Mohamed Bayo, Rémy Cabella and Timothy Weah all forced Schmeichel into huge saves when 1v1. Nice player ratingsKasper Schmeichel – 9 – Scheimchel’s best game in a Nice shirt. Lille player ratingsLucas Chevalier – 5Ismaily – 4José Fonte – 5Tiago Djalo – 5Bafodé Diakite – 4Angel Gomes – 5Leny Yoro – 5Rémy Cabella – 2 – Nice’s best outfield player.1 month ago Get French Football News
Ligue 1, Gameweek 13, 30/10/22AS Monaco ended their four game winless streak with a 2-0 victory against bottom side Angers. In search of attacking thrust, Vanderson came on for Malang Sarr at the break, and the substitution reaped immediate dividends. The victory allows Clement’s men to leapfrog Lille into sixth, although Les Dogues can re-take their position if they beat Lyon on Sunday evening. Youssouf Fofana – 6Eliot Matazo – 5Wissam Ben Yedder – 4 – Not a day to remember for Ben Yedder, who is running out of time to impress Didier Deschamps ahead of the announcement of Didider Deschamps’ World Cup squad. Once again displaying his physical prowess, Embolo brought others into play and worked well in tandem with Ben Yedder, despite the latter having a relative off-day.4 months ago Get French Football News