Arsenal’s new transfer Holding ready NOW? Gabriel on injury list?

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Most Arsenal fans will have had an underwhelming sort of 'meh' reaction to the news that our latest signing would be the relatively unheard of 20-year old defender from a Bolton team that finished rock bottom of the Championship last season. No offence to Rob Holding but I think most of us were not really [.

Arsenal fail to earn win in pre-season opener

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Arsenal stuttered to a 1-1 draw with Lens yesterday, in their opening pre-season game of the summer. The Gunners came into the match missing a number of international stars, who were yet to return to full training, and started the match with a number of squad members, including Mathieu Debuchy, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, who only joined [.

Reine-Adelaide keen to fight for Arsenal place

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The 17 year-old Jeff Reine-Adelaide may have only arrived at Arsenal last summer, but he made an immediate impact when providing an assist against Wolfsburg in the Emirates Cup. Many observers thought that he was already good enough to join the first team squad, but Jeff himself knew that e sill had to fight for [.

Arsenal complete FIRST summer signing

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According to reports in the English media, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has completed the first summer addition to his squad already. However, this looks like an addition to the academy rather than the first-team as the player is only 16 years of age. A report from The Mail is claiming that the North London [.

PHOTO: Chelsea, Arsenal and United target sent off for gun celebration

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PHOTO: Chelsea, Arsenal and United target sent off for gun celebration - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Edinson Cavani was given marching orders for celebrating a goal with gun toting gesture, as PSG beat struggling Lens 3-1at the Stade de France on Friday.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the PSG president, has criticised this controversial decision, insisting that Cavani was wrongly given yellow card as the Uruguayan always does the same celebration.



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Let me introduce you to my travelling companions. Some time ago I looked at the schedule for the tournament and decided that I would go for the first two weeks and visit every venue. After checking the logistics I put together an itinerary which fitted the bill. I circulated this and three friends expressed an interest.

Toulon Provides The Little Ibra

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Alright, so Alexandre Coeff isn't quite as tall (four inches) and he's never even scored a top flight goal (two in Ligue 2), which should probably disqualify him from being mentioned in the same breath, but he at least put some Ibra-lite technique on show at the Toulon Tournament, which has begun in the south of France.

Ligue 1: Shocks, Transfers and Comebacks

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It took Ligue 1 "giants" Marseille, Lyon and Bordeaux until matchday 3 to finally register wins in their domestic campaigns as they beat Lorient, Brest and PSG. Â Toulouse continued their dominant form despite losing their star striker, Andre-Pierre Gignac, to Marseille earlier this week and remain on top of the table.

Pogba will be worth all the hassle for United

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Anyone who remembers the saga connected with the move of French youngster Gael Kakuta from French club Lens to Chelsea last year will realize how messy these type of transfers can become. Chelsea...

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Through Ryu’s Lens: 9 Goals at Stamford Bridge It’s...

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Through Ryu's Lens: 9 Goals at Stamford Bridge

It's difficult to describe watching a 5-4 match between Manchester United and Chelsea only to think, "That was almost as good as the match I saw yesterday." Sometimes we're spoiled as football fans, and this week the goals have been raining down.

Through Ryu’s Lens: Germany vs Sweden The Germans were...

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Through Ryu's Lens: Germany vs Sweden

The Germans were winning 4-0. They're the Germans. 4-0 is beyond over. Except it wasn't. In the second half, Sweden marched back and scored four of their own unanswered goals. Zlatan led the charge, and our man Ryu Voelkel was on hand in Berlin to snap a few photos and watch the Germans collapse in an ineffable manner in front of their home fans.


Campeonato Francês - 2ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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1 Monaco 22 11
2 Angers 19 11
3 Istres 18 11
4 Caen 17 11
5 Dijon 17 10
6 Nantes 16 10
7 Châteauroux 16 11
8 Guingamp 16 11
9 Le Havre 14 11
10 Le Mans 14 11
11 Lens 14 11
12 Auxerre 13 11
13 Arles-Avignon 13 11
14 Clermont 13 11
15 Nimes 13 11
16 Tours 13 11
17 Niort 12 11
18 Laval 11 11
19 GFCO Ajaccio 10 11
20 Sedan 9 11

Campeonato Francês - 2ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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1 Monaco 17 8
2 Dijon 16 8
3 Istres 15 8
4 Angers 15 8
5 Caen 14 8
6 Nantes 13 8
7 Arles-Avignon 13 8
8 Guingamp 12 8
9 Châteauroux 11 8
10 Le Mans 11 8
11 Auxerre 10 8
12 Le Havre 9 8
13 Niort 8 8
14 Laval 8 8
15 Lens 8 8
16 Nimes 7 8
17 Sedan 6 8
18 GFCO Ajaccio 6 8
19 Clermont 6 8
20 Tours 6 8

Campeonato Francês - 2ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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1 Dijon 15 7
2 Monaco 14 7
3 Istres 12 7
4 Arles-Avignon 12 7
5 Caen 11 7
6 Nantes 11 6
7 Châteauroux 10 7
8 Le Mans 10 7
9 Auxerre 10 7
10 Angers 9 6
11 Le Havre 8 6
12 Guingamp 8 6
13 Lens 8 7
14 Laval 8 7
15 Niort 7 7
16 Nimes 7 6
17 Sedan 5 7
18 Clermont 5 7
19 Tours 5 7
20 GFCO Ajaccio 3 6

Salaries of Ligue 1 Presidents Revealed

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This picture (of Marseille President, Jean-Claude Dassier)Â makes *so* much more sense now!

Le Parisien has revealed the salaries pocketed by the French league's reigning Presidents. As always, money in sports is always an interesting topic.

Lique 1

Evian promoted to French top flight

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REIMS, France Evian won promotion from France's Ligue 2 following a 2-1 victory at 10-man Stade Reims. Evian, who now have 64 points with one match left, cannot finish outside the top three after a late Cedric Cambon strike gave them the three points. Evian, sponsored by fresh food group Danone, had won promotion [.

Marseille put pressure on leader Lille in French league

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PARIS, France — Marseille beat Saint-Etienne 2-1 Saturday in the French league to keep up its title challenge. The defending champion cut Lille's lead to three points and provisionally moved into second place in the standings, one point clear of Lyon which thrashed Nancy 4-0 on Friday. Lille visits Montpellier on Sunday.

New life for Marseille and Lyon in Ligue 1

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PARIS, France — Marseille and Lyon both came from behind to breathe new life into their title challenges on Saturday, with OM beating Sochaux 2-1 and OL overpowering derby rivals Saint-Etienne 4-1. Andre-Pierre Gignac was the match-winner for Marseille at Sochaux, as the defending champions secured a victory that took them up to second place [.

Erding double keeps PSG’s title hopes alive

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PARIS, France — Paris Saint Germain, who were last crowned French champions back in 1994, moved to within one point of leaders Lille with a 2-1 win over bottom club Arles-Avignon on Saturday. Turkish striker Mevlut Erding, PSG's top scorer last season, ensured the points with goals in either half, with Senegelese midfielder Deme Ndiaye [.

Hermach and Maoulida seal Lens victory over Caen

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LENS, France Lens overcame Caen 2-0 in Ligue 1 to leapfrog their opponents and move out of the relegation zone. Lens started the day second bottom in the standings, while fellow strugglers Caen were in better form after winning two straight games. However, Lens proved too strong at Stade Felix-Bollaert as they claimed a [.

Heavy snow hits Ligue 1 fixtures

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PARIS, France The Ligue 1 clash between Lens and Caen was postponed for a second time on Sunday due to heavy snow and is now set to take place in the new year, while the match between league leaders Lille and Nancy was also called off. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the top-flight clash was [..

Marseille extend Ligue 1 lead despite Rennes stalemate

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PARIS, France Olympique Marseille opened a one-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 after they were held to a goalless home draw by Stade Rennes in a rescheduled game on Wednesday. The French champions, who have not conceded a goal in their last four outings in all competitions, have 26 points from 15 [.

Montpellier top as PSG cement title claims

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PARIS, Frnce — Montpellier became the latest side to occupy the summit of the French first division in a wide open season with a 1-0 win at Nice on Saturday. Striker Olivier Giroud's goal seven minutes from time earned Montpellier the win which lifted them on to 24 points. Earlier Paris Saint Germain had consolidated [.

Brest stay top as Marseille stumble again

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PARIS, France — Brest held onto top spot in the French first division despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Sochaux on Saturday, as Marseille missed the chance to gain ground in a 1-1 draw with Lens. Victory for Marseille would have taken them to within a point of Brest and Stephane [...]


Serie A Weekly Five-A-Day: Monday April 18

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Here we go again with Serie A Weekly giving you a list of five stories to read this lunchtime that we have seen from around the web and enjoyed ourselves. Many of these will be about Italian football of course but there is always room for something different and those will be here too. Take a look at our recommendations, pass them on and be sure to leave a comment on these great articles.

Calcio, Risultati: Lens-St Etienne 1-0. Vittoria di rigore, decide Eduardo

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Un gol su rigore, al 91', trasformato da Eduardo (gettato nella mischia cinque minuti prima dal tecnico), consegna i tre punti al Lens e manda al tappeto il Saint Etienne. Questo il risultato dell'anticipo della 19° giornata in Ligue 1, deciso dal gol del brasiliano. Una sconfitta pesante per la squadra più titolata di Francia (10 scudetti vinti dal club nel quale militò Michel Platini), che non naviga in buone acque ed era ormai sicura del prezioso pari.


PSV take two point lead in eredivisie

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EINDHOVEN, Netherlands PSV Eindhoven took the lead in the Dutch Eredivisie with a 4-1 win over NAC Breda on Sunday after Twente could only draw. PSV and defending champions Twente were level on 50 points ahead of their respective matches, but Fred Rutten's PSV side are now out in front with 53 points.

PSV demolishes AZ; Twente beat Vitesse

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Marcus Berg and Balazs Dzsudzsak each scored twice as PSV Eindhoven blanked AZ Alkmaar 4-0 to stay top of the Dutch league on Saturday. Berg slotted a rebound to give PSV the lead after eight minutes then Ola Toivonen played in Dzsudzsak for the second on the stroke of the hour.

PSV and Twente pull clear of losing Ajax

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EINDHOVEN, Netherlands PSV Eindhoven enjoyed a one-sided 3-0 victory over strugglers VVV-Venlo to maintain their slender advantage at the top of the Eredivisie. Wilfred Bouma and Jeremain Lens gave the visitors an interval lead before Atiba Hutchinson put the result beyond doubt at the start of the second half.

PSV say good-bye to Ibi with win

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands PSV Eindhoven beat Roda JC 3-1 on Sunday in captain Ibrahim Afellay's last Dutch league game with the club to extend its lead atop the standings by four points, while three other games were postponed due to bad weather. Afellay, who made his Eredivisie debut for PSV under coach Guus Hiddink in [.

PSV profits from off-day FC Twente

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EINDHOVEN, Netherlands – PSV leads Twente by two points in the standings, after the former leaders fell 2-1 at NAC on Saturday to suffer their first loss of the season. Twente posted nine wins and four draws in its first 13 matches. Jeremain Lens and Ola Toivonen each had a goal and an assist, as [.

Daily Dose: August 2nd, 2010.

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Maarten Stekelenburg's good form remains in SA.

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English Premier League

Chelsea starlet Kakuta seals Fulham loan

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LONDON, England Chelsea forward Gael Kakuta has joined Fulham on loan for the remainder of the season, both clubs have confirmed. Kakuta, 19, completed his move after passing a medical on Tuesday and the deal was sealed after the squad left London for Wednesday's Premier League game at Liverpool. The talented French teenager is [.

Birmingham City Complete £4m Dindane Deal

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French Club Lens Want Portsmouth “Shut Down” Over Unpaid Debts

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Group I: PSV seal top spot with Metalist stalemate

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EINDHOVEN, Netherlands PSV Eindhoven clinched top spot in the UEFA Europa League Group I after a low-key 0-0 draw against FC Metalist Kharkiv. The Ukrainian side created the most chances in a tepid first half, but lacked the sharpness to convert any of their openings. PSV were stronger after the break though they too [.

O maior pesadelo da história do Feyenoord

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1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.... . O PSV não fez por menos e aplicou "chapa 10" aos rivais do Feyenoord. O brasileiro Jonathan Reis foi um dos protagonistas da partida, com um hat-trick. Afellay, Toivonen, Lens (2), Dzsudzsak (2) e Engelaar marcaram os restantes golos. Os actuais líderes beneficiaram ainda da expulsão de Leerdam aos 34', para arrancar para uma segunda parte em grande estilo.

The Rest

RC Lens v ES Troyes AC

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Life Thru a Lens Lens 2-1 Troyes (13:08:11) The second installment of a three-part French and Belgian European Football Weekend sees Danny Last taking over the baton from Andy Hudson.... There she blows - A headline that I've had jotted down in the EFW notebook for three years alongside a further scribble that reads: Get yourself to Racing Club de Lens quick sharp old chap; their fans areÂ


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According to articles published today on SPANISH FOOTBALL & SPORTS press REAL MADRID is a "stones throw" away in signing LENSÂ French defender & young 18 year old sensation RAPHAEL VARANE. Real Madrid is simply awaiting that the players family approve the players move to Spain. Raphael Varane Here is the run down.

DTotD: Studs in the face

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Nice's Mamadou Bagayoko was sent off for kicking his boot up just a smidge to high and planting his studs in Lens midfielder Nenad Kovacevic's forehead. And apparently Bagayoko had a hard time understanding this concept of getting sent off, because when he later came back to watch the end of the match in his street clothes from the tunnel, the referee had to take the time to go over and explain to him that when you kick someone in the face, it's time to go the hell home.