Strongly linked with a move to Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will entertain where he goes, on and off the pitch. Following his departure from PSG, where he lead to French giants to four consecutive league titles, the club has put together a superb montage of the Swede's best moments.
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Netting a pretty impressive 156 goals in 180 games for the French giants, Ibrahimovic's mix of footballing genius, social media prowess, sense of humourand unbridled arrogance,gave PSG a limitless supply of superb memories.
Going into thevery lastday of the Ligue 1 season, Toulouse knew that only a win over Angers would be enough to guarantee they'd be safe from relegation come the final reckoning.
Knowing exactly what was on the line, coach Pascal Dupraz earned his crust before the game by delivering an absolute spine-tingler of a team talk, channelling Al Pacino, Maximus Decimus Meridius, Remember The Titans, William Wallace, Invictus and the president from Independence Day as he riled his troops up into a lather.
In what must surely bethe most significant mass leak of papers in living memory, Friday night's Ligue 1 match between Lyon and Nice had to be temporarily suspended in the second half when large swathes of thepitch disappeared under a layer of debris thrown from the terraces.
With roughly 70 minutes played, the Lyon fans began hurling litter out onto the turf which was subsequently spread across the entire lower corner of the pitch by the blustery winds swirling around inside theParc Olympique.
Marseille fans really aren't happy at the moment, what with their team wallowing way down in 14th place in Ligue 1, a whopping 43 points behind leaders PSG and just six points above the dotted line o' doom. They haven't won a league game at home since September that's how bad things have gotten.
As such, miffed L'OM supporters used this weekend's game against Bordeaux at the Stade Velodrome to stage a mass protest, with several large goat placards (generally poor players are referred to as 'goats' in French football circles) being held aloft as well as banners pleading with the club's presidentto be spared the "humiliation of relegation".
Euro 2016 is upon us and if you are wondering about your travel, accommodation and require a general guide to France, here at Soccerlens we have you covered.
GoEuro, a company that aims to make travelling across Europe easier by providing people with the tools to fully benefit from Europe’s excellent rail, bus, and air travel infrastructure, have together a detailed travel guide for Euro 2016 and they also look at the host cities in depth in terms of affordability, accessibility and football spirit.
xxxx during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom.
It truly has been a remarkable year in European football.
Whether it was Leicester City winning the English Premier League just two years removed from winning theChampionship title,Juventus winning a fifth straight Serie A title or Barcelona winning its final five games to clinch the title away from rival Real Madrid, there surely weren't a shortage of storylines.
It's a report that will keep Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward up at night. United are losing relevance to football fans across the world.
United have become the third biggest club in the world on the back of its commercial success. But Woodward is finding out that lack of success on the pitch will impact revenues from the clubs commercial revenues.
Well, it hasn’t taken long, has it? The raid on newly crowned Premier League Champions Leicester City is truly under way as French media outlet France Football reports that Arsenal have set their sights on signing French midfielder N’golo Kante. The 25 year old has had a stunning season for Claudio Ranieri’s side and was a key member in Leicester’s historic Premier League triumph.
According to reports from the Guardian, Liverpool have been offered encouraging signs to sign French winger Ousmane Dembele. The 18 year old teenage sensation has been in stunning form for Ligue 1 side Stade Rennes having scored 12 goals in his first season as a professional. It is believed that Liverpool are competing against their manager’s former side Borussia Dortmund in a deal that could be worth £28m.
In any other year, a Liverpool—Chelsea matchup this late in the season would have major implications on the Premier League table. This year is different, though, as Sunderland's clash with Everton takes centerstage.
Mired in a fierce relegation battle, a Sunderland victory on Wednesday would seal the Black Cats' place in the Premier League next season.
Recently the American politician Donald Trump launched a scathing attack towards the Latin Americans during a speech and now an Argentine TV channel has produced a viral advert for the upcoming 2016 Copa América based on Trump’s message to the United States.
The advert perfectly synchronizes it’s visual with Trump’s comments towards the Latin Americans.
Liverpool are looking to make a move for highly rated Argentine playmaker Javier Pastore this summer.
Pastore has been in and out of the Paris Saint-Germain side over the last couple of season and it is believed that the 26-year-old will consider a move away this summer.
Earlier it was reported that Chelsea are interested in the Argentine attacking midfielder and now the Italian media are claiming that the Blues have already begun discussions with the player’s representatives regarding a summer transfer.
Arsenal have agreed on a professional contract with the highly talented Romanian midfielder Vlad Dragomir.
Dragomir is the captain of the Romanian U16 side and is highly rated by the coaches at the Arsenal academy. Dragomir joins a long list of young players who have recently signed a contract with Arsenal.
Champions League 2016: Scores, Analysis, Fixtures & Live Stream - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals are upon us and the likes of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, PSG, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will be fighting it out to make it to the last four of the competition.
The Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United rumors have been circulating for months, but they seemed to have grown in intensity in recent weeks as it has became obvious that Louis van Gaal will be fired at the end of the season.
In his 2011 autobiography, "I am Zlatan", the Sweden international alluded to the strained relationship between the pair when he played under Ronald Koeman at Ajax and van Gaal was at the club as technical director.
Gabriel Jesus, following in the footsteps of Neymar and Oscar, is another Brazilian wonderkid who has put every big club in Europe on alert with his immense rise in stature.
Palmeiras’ young hot-shot Gabriel Jesus’ incredible performances both at club and international levels has sparked the interest of a host of European clubs including Arsenal, Juventus, Benfica and Roma among others.
Reported Manchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to sign a one year contract extension at Paris Saint-Germain before accepting an eye watering €50 million offer from Qatar.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the former Barcelona and Inter Milan stalwart sparked the interest of a host of European clubs, including the likes of United and Arsenal, when he decided against renewing his contract.
The Premier League is not just the most popular and entertaining European football league, it also has a massive impact on the travel industry in the United Kingdom. It helps generate more revenue than any other European football league.
According to GoEuro, a company that aims to make travelling across Europe easier by providing people with the tools to fully benefit from Europe’s excellent rail, bus and air travel infrastructure, Premier League generates around £447,688,000 per year.
After a lot of speculations, Luis Suarez’s transfer fee from Liverpool to Barcelona has finally been revealed. The La Liga champions paid Liverpool a sum of 65 million pounds for the Uruguayan striker back in 2014.
Suarez’s contract (leaked recently) also shows that Barcelona still owe Liverpool a final payment of around 13 million pounds in July 2016.
Havingscored twice in his final game against Nantes to bow out as both PSG's record all-time and single-season goalscorer, it would appear that the club's owners are set to bestowZlatan Ibrahimovic with one of the highest honours the football world has to give.
The 34-year-old Swede is due to leave Paris when his contract expires at the end of June, though not before he gets a stand renamed after him at the Parc des Princes.
It was arguably the worst defensive showing by four center-half's in Champions League history. While PSG boss Laurent Blanc and Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini, former center-backs themselves, were left looking aghast at the performance of their defenders on Wednesday, the defensive problems created an exciting Champions League quarter-finals in Paris on Wednesday night.
On the subject of gaudy new kits, Girondins de Bordeaux have partially unveiled their third strip for next season.
We'd love to tell you that it'sa demure little number in that classic French style, but it's actually a garish neon pink, purple and blue number that is made up of a collage of images of famous Bordeaux landmarks.
Managed by former US national team manager Bob Bradley, French side Le Havre AC went into this weekend's home Ligue 2 fixture against Bourg Peronnas needing third-place Metz to lose. The team also needed to equal Metz' goal difference of seven higher than their own.
On Friday, Metz lost1-0 to RC Lens, but Bradley's team missed the third position in Ligue 2 after a 5-0 win over Bourg Peronnas.
It's a pleasure to (belatedly) announce that Abou Diaby has successfully made it through a full 90-minute football match unscathed for the first time inover two years.
After fighting back from yet another injury setback, Diaby lasted the entire distance on Wednesday night as Marseille narrowly beatsecond-tierSochaux to earn themselves a place in the Coupe de France final.