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Bastia get neutral ground, closed doors ban

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Paris (AFP) – Bastia will have to play their next home game at a neutral venue and behind closed doors as punishment for crowd violence which led to Sunday’s match with Lyon being abandoned, French Ligue 1 officials said.

Supporters of the Corsican side twice invaded the pitch and attacked the visiting Lyon players which caused the game to be called off at half-time.

Bastia get neutral ground, closed doors ban

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Paris (AFP) – Bastia will have to play their next home game at a neutral venue and behind closed doors as punishment for crowd violence which led to Sunday’s match with Lyon being abandoned, French Ligue 1 officials said.

Supporters of the Corsican side twice invaded the pitch and attacked the visiting Lyon players which caused the game to be called off at half-time.

Lyon players file complaint after Bastia fan attacks

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Marseille (AFP) – Three Lyon players have filed police complaints after being attacked by Bastia fans during Sunday’s Ligue 1 match.

Sunday’s clash was called off at half-time with the score at 0-0 after fans of the Corsican side twice invaded the pitch and attacked Lyon players.

Lyon players file complaint after Bastia fan attacks

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Marseille (AFP) – Three Lyon players have filed police complaints after being attacked by Bastia fans during Sunday’s Ligue 1 match.

Sunday’s clash was called off at half-time with the score at 0-0 after fans of the Corsican side twice invaded the pitch and attacked Lyon players.

Bastia fans attack Lyon players on pitch

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Bastia (France) (AFP) – Dozens of Bastia fans invaded the pitch at their Armand Cesari stadium and attacked Lyon players as they warmed up for a French Ligue 1 game on Sunday.

Lyon players fled to the dressing rooms and the 1500 GMT kick-off between the two sides was consequently delayed by more than 50 minutes.

Bastia fans attack Lyon players on pitch

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Bastia (France) (AFP) – Dozens of Bastia fans invaded the pitch at their Armand Cesari stadium and attacked Lyon players as they warmed up for a French Ligue 1 game on Sunday.

Lyon players fled to the dressing rooms and the 1500 GMT kick-off between the two sides was consequently delayed by more than 50 minutes.

Bastia fans attack Lyon players

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Bastia (France) (AFP) – Dozens of Bastia fans invaded the pitch at their Armand Cesari stadium and attacked Lyon players as they warmed up for a French Ligue 1 game on Sunday.

Lyon players fled to the dressing rooms and the 1500 GMT kick-off between the two sides was consequently delayed, with some doubt as to whether the game would kick off at all.

Bastia fans attack Lyon players

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Bastia (France) (AFP) – Dozens of Bastia fans invaded the pitch at their Armand Cesari stadium and attacked Lyon players as they warmed up for a French Ligue 1 game on Sunday.

Lyon players fled to the dressing rooms and the 1500 GMT kick-off between the two sides was consequently delayed, with some doubt as to whether the game would kick off at all.

Rui Almeida replaces Ciccolini as Bastia coach

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Bastia (France) (AFP) – Rui Almeida has replaced Francois Ciccolini as coach of struggling Ligue 1 club Bastia.

Portuguese Almeida, sacked by Ligue 2’s Red Star in December, takes over a club which lies second from bottom of France’s first division, just one point off bottom team Lorient.

Bastia punished over Balotelli abuse

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Paris (AFP) – French Ligue 1 side Bastia were punished Thursday over racist abuse directed at Nice striker Mario Balotelli in a game last month.

The French league’s disciplinary commission docked Bastia one point – suspended – and ordered the club to close its East Stand for the next three home games over the monkey chants by some of its fans.

Bastia fan admits Balotelli racial abuse – club

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Bastia (France) (AFP) "Several" Bastia fans racially abused Nice forward Mario Balotelli with monkey chants while one admitted it and faces a France-wide stadium ban, the Corsican club said on Wednesday.

The Italian said he suffered racist abuse throughout Friday's 1-1 Ligue 1 draw at Bastia, where the coach of title-chasers Nice was also pelted with stones.

Bastia admits fans racially abused Balotelli

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Bastia (France) (AFP) "Several" Bastia fans racially abused Nice forward Mario Balotelli with monkey chants while one admitted it and faces a France-wide stadium ban, the Corsican club said on Wednesday.

The Italian said he suffered racist abuse throughout Friday's 1-1 Ligue 1 draw at Bastia, where the coach of title-chasers Nice was also pelted with stones.

Bastia admits fans racially abused Balotelli

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Bastia (France) (AFP) "Several" Bastia fans racially abused Nice forward Mario Balotelli with monkey chants while one admitted it and faces a France-wide stadium ban, the Corsican club said on Wednesday.

The Italian said he suffered racist abuse throughout Friday's 1-1 Ligue 1 draw at Bastia, where the coach of title-chasers Nice was also pelted with stones.

Balotelli accuses Bastia fans of racial abuse

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Nice (France) (AFP) Angry Nice striker Mario Balotelli accused Bastia fans of racially abusing him and screaming monkey chants throughout Friday's 1-1 Ligue 1 draw in Corsica.

"Yesterday the result against Bastia was right... We will do more work to try to get our objective. The referee was good too," Balotelli wrote on his Instagram account, alongside the image of a black square.

Title hopefuls Nice held at Bastia

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Bastia (France) (AFP) French title hopefuls Nice edged provisionally a point clear of Monaco but were Friday lamenting the loss of two points in a 1-1 draw at lowly Bastia.

The match was marred by an ugly incident beforehand when police reported some Bastia fans stoned the Nice team bus, breaking two windows, as it arrived at the Armand Cesari stadium.

Monaco top, PSG stunned, keeper hit by firecrackers

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Paris (AFP) Colombian striker Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco thrashed Bastia 5-0 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday, while French champions Paris Saint-Germain crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat at Montpellier.

However, the day's action in France was scarred when the game between Metz and Lyon was abandoned after Portuguese goalkeeperAnthony Lopes was hit by a firecracker, prompting fears that the Lyon star may have lost his hearing.

Monaco top, PSG stunned, keeper hit by firecrackers

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Paris (AFP) Colombian striker Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco thrashed Bastia 5-0 to move top of Ligue 1 on Saturday, while French champions Paris Saint-Germain crashed to a shock 3-0 defeat at Montpellier.

However, the day's action in France was scarred when the game between Metz and Lyon was abandoned after Portuguese goalkeeperAnthony Lopes was hit by a firecracker, prompting fears that the Lyon star may have lost his hearing.

Ligue 1

PSG vs Bastia 4-0 Coupe de la Ligue Final 2015 Highlights Ibrahimovic Cavani Goals Video

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Video Bastia vs PSG 4-2 Highlights 2015 Palmeiri Goals Lucas Rabiot

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Il Psg vince ma perde Ibra. Negli spogliatoi testata di Brandao a Thiago Motta

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Il Psg trova la prima vittoria stagionale in Ligue 1, superando 2 a 0 il Bastia al Parco dei Principi, con reti di Lucas e Cavani, ma il successo si rivela amaro a causa dell'infortunio occorso a Ibrahimovic e di quanto avvenuto nel rovente dopogara del match andato in scena ieri. Partiamo da Ibra. Al [.

Video PSG vs Bastia 2014 Highlights 2-0 Goals Lucas Cavani

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Bastia vs PSG 2014 Highlights 0-3 Ibrahimovic Lavezzi Goals Video

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Bastia vs PSG 2014 Highlights 0-3 Ibrahimovic Lavezzi Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Bastia vs PSG 2014 (Bastia Paris SG VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Bastia vs PSG 0-3 (Ibra, Lavezzi*2) Stade Armand Cesari- 8 March, 2014- Ligue 1- 8/3/14 Ezequiel Lavezzi's brace helps Paris Saint-Germain [.

Football Art: Zlatan’s Elastic-Hamstringed Backheel Volley Against Bastia Given Flipbook Animation Treatment (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Everybody's favourite footballing flipbook animator, etoilec1, has been busy of late, rendering Zlatan's hammy-defying scorpion backheel volley thingamajig against Bastia from a week or two ago in his signature style...

Cool little things.

PSG vs Bastia 4-0 Highlights 2013 Ibrahimovic Goals Cavani Penalty Video

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Scores One Of His Hamstring-Defying Backheels vs Bastia (Video)

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One to watch before the Youtube Police strip it down: classic stuff from Zlatan against Bastia this afternoon...

Suggested further viewing...

30 Incredible Photos Of Zlatan And His God-Given Taekwondo Hamstrings

PSG Goes Six Points Clear In Ligue 1

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Paris Saint-Germain shook off a lacklustre first half to defeat Bastia 3-1 on Friday and go six points clear at the top of Ligue 1 in a morale-boosting win ahead of their UEFA Champions League duty next week. The capital club did all the damage after a goalless first 45 minutes in which the decision to keep star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the bench looked as though it could prove costly.

PSG vs Bastia 3-1 Highlights 2013 Menez Ibrahimovic Pastore Khazri Goals Video

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Ligue 1 2012 review

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As the calendar year 2012 comes to an end and with French football all wrapped up for another year, it's unsurprising to see that "Zlatan Ibrahimović'sParis St. Germain" are the club that have topped the French charts during 2012.

It's quite interesting to note that the three promoted sides Bastia, Reims and Troyes haven't performed very strongly in the first half of the 2012/2013 season.

Video- Marco Estrada Goal vs Bastia Montpellier 4-0 But Volley MHSC December 2012

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Video- Marco Estrada Goal vs Bastia Montpellier 4-0 But Volley MHSC December 2012 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This cracking Marco Estrada goal vs Bastia ( VIDEO BELOW) is a definite contender for goal of the season in France.

‘Outraged’ 73-Year-Old Bastia Official Goes On Hunger Strike Over Stadium Ban

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The man they call 'Hungry Joe'

SC Bastia's former sporting coordinator, 73-year-old Jo Bonavita, has announced that he has gone on hunger strike after his beloved club (for whom he was worked since 1981) were handed a stadium ban by the French League (LFP).

Paris Saint Germain

Brazilian Striker Brandao Handed One-Month Jail Sentence For Headbutting Thiago Motta

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Brazilian striker Brandao has been handed a one-month jail sentence along with a £16,000 fine for headbutting Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta.

The Bastia player had already been given a six-month ban by the Ligue de Football Professionnel for an incident which took place at the Parc des Princes on August 16th.

Brazilian Striker Brandao Handed One-Month Jail Sentence For Headbutting Thiago Motta

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Brazilian striker Brandao has been handed a one-month jail sentence along with a £16,000 fine for headbutting Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta.

The Bastia player had already been given a six-month ban by the Ligue de Football Professionnel for an incident which took place at the Parc des Princes on August 16th.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Out For At Least 6 Weeks Due to Injury

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Paris Saint-Germain has been rocked by the news that their talismanic striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, will be out for close to six weeks due to injury.

Ibrahimovic was forced off with an injury after just 15 minutes into the Ligue 1 clash against Bastia, with the score still tied at 0-0. The Swedish international suffered the injury following a innocuous attempt to turn away from his man while in possession.

Team News and Rumors

Bastia vs OL : calling for redemption

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A positive result was badly needed for Garde's men, after two disappointing draws at Gerland ( versus Valenciennes and Toulouse) and a slap at the Parc des Princes (0-4 ) . The morale of Les Gones had taken a hit and moving to Bastia looked a real challenge as the Corsican's stadium is a real fortress ( 19 points earned at home from a possible 21).

Lyon vs Sochaux : about pride and ambition

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A little less than two weeks after the crushing defeat in Bastia (4-1), and an international truce finally welcome to reflect on it, Rémi Garde had two tasks on his plate. First, to explain the collective failure in Corsica ; second, to bounce back against Sochaux. "I expect that we all together show a different face, in particular after this second period in Bastia absolutely unworthy of what we want to do.

Arsenal

Bastia declare Arsenal interest in Thauvin

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The one area in which Arsenal do seem to have plenty of players of good quality is the attacking midfield position. Tomas Rosicky made a good return yesterday and there is Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Andery Arshavin. Arteta, Diaby and Oxlade-Chamberlain can also do the job, so it is strange that Arsenal are reported to be interested in 20-year old Florian Thauvin from Ligue 1 Bastia, because he is an attack minded midfielder.

Newcastle Launch €3M Bid For Top French Midfielder

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It seems that Newcastle have launched a bid for Bastia's 19 year-old midfielder Florian Thauvinm, and although Arsenal are interested they have yet to put in any bid for the player. Florian Thauvinm - Newcastle have launched a bid for the youngster And the news today is that Bastia Chairman Pierre-Marie Geronimi has said [.

Jo Bonavita

Bastia Official’s Hunger Ban

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There are a number of things in this world which are worthy of a hunger strike. Poverty. War. Racism. Ligue 1 stadium bans are somewhere in there too, apparently. At least according to Jo Bonavita, Bastia's 73 year old official, who will be doing without the supple fruits of this world in protest over his beloved club's stadium ban for multiple instances of violence.

73-year-old Bastia official begins hunger strike in protest of fans’ stadium ban

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Ligue 1 side Bastia were forced to play their most recent home game with Marseille in an empty stadium as a punishment for violent incidents in the stands during the goalless draw with Corsican neighbors Ajaccio in October.

Apparently having learned nothing, Bastia fans who watched the Wednesday evening match in on a big screen outside the Stade Armand-Cesari set off what the French FA (LFP) have described as "an impressive arsenal" of flares and fireworks, creating "a climate of insecurity" for spectators.

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Montpellier’s Marco Estrada scores a wonderful volleyed golazo

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http://youtu.be/YOysPs34ZGI Marco Estrada may well take the bow for goal of the weekend with his volleyed wonder goal for Montpellier against Bastia. After a shot was blocked on the edge of the area, Estrada took on the volley on his left foot. It flew into the goal past a stranded goalkeeper, off the right hand [.