2014′s Top Goal Scorers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As we near to the end of 2014, it might be interesting to look back on the year and see which player scored the most goals in all competitions for club and country. The familiar names (or the usual suspects) are of course Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as they have topped this list in each of the last 5 years.
Major Arsenal target set to join fierce Premier League rivals? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Talented French youngster Adrien Rabiot seemed to have dismissed all talks of a move away from Paris Saint-Germain when he signed a three-year extension with the club earlier on this year. Courted by Arsenal all summer, Rabiot chose to stay at his parent club rather than make the move to the Premier League.
Manchester United need to pay €7m to land French defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
We have the morning Manchester United transfer news update Serie A giants Inter Milan are planning to make formal offer for Manchester United target Benjamin Mendy, while Spanish midfielder Juan Mata is wantedby La Liga outfit Sevilla.
Will Manchester United lose world-class winger if they don't finish in top 4? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Some big changes took place at Manchester United this summer. Twelve months after Sir Alex Ferguson had stepped down after 26 years in charge at Old Trafford, the club's image as a footballing giant had diminished somewhat.
Confirmed: Origi will not return to Liverpool in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
LOSC Lille manager Rene Girard has confirmed that Liverpool striker Divock Origi will remain on loan at the French club till in the end of the season. There was speculation earlier this week about whether the Belgian would return to Anfield in Januaryto alleviatethe Reds' crisis up front.
Chelsea and Arsenal's 'fraud' transfers investigated - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The transfers of Samir Nasri and Didier Drogba to Arsenal and Chelsea respectively are being investigated by the French police on the suspected grounds of fraud. French football is currently facing a credibility crisis with several allegations of match-fixing and fraud, French magazine Le 10 reports.
FROM FRANCE: Highly-Rated Arsenal Target Could Make Move In January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
French side Lyon will have to accept sooner or later that letting talented midfielder Clement Grenier go is inevitable. Since losing the leagueto Bordeaux in the 2008-09 season, the club have never been able to replicate their previous success, which saw them win seven consecutive Ligue 1 titles.
French Moneybags To Beat Arsenal To In-Demand Juventus Star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Paris Saint-Germain are looking to derail Arsenal's bid to sign Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner. According to Forza Italian Football, the French champions have had the Swiss international as a target for a long time now, and are looking to sign him in January.
17.2% is the rather paltry percentage of homegrown players in Europe's top leagues according to a new survey.
The Centre International d'Etude du Sport (CIES) in Switzerland found the average has fallen from 20.2% four years ago. They took 'homegrown' as a player who had spent at least three years in a club's academy between the ages of 15 and 21.
Already serving a six-month ban from football metered out by the LFP for the same offence, Bastia striker Brandao has today been served with a one-month jail sentence for head-butting PSG midfielder Thiago Motta in the Parc des Princes tunnelafter the fixture between the two sides on 16th August.
Already plagued by injuries, PSG will now have a suspension to deal with over the course of the next few weeks after Edinson Cavani was one of three players sent off during their feisty 1-3 victory over RC Lens at theStade de France on Friday evening.
Lens hadbothJean-Philippe Gbamin andJerome Le Moigne dismissed over the course of the evening, with the former picking up asecond yellow in the 54th minute for shovingCavani in the penalty area.
Tasked by PSG's in-house Youtube channel to select a "Dream XI" of the best players he's ever played alongside over the course of his long and distinguished career, Zlatan Ibrahimovic sets about selecting a formidable side including the likes of Gigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro, Xavi, Pavel Nedved and Lionel Messi.
In a bid to help Maarten Stekelenburgcope with his reflexes vis-a-vis late divots and bobbles, Monaco's goalkeeping coaches have devised a fiendishly clever drill using nowt but a ball and a securitybarrier tipped on its side...
Well, we're impressed anyway small things please small minds, after all.
Having been sent-off against Toulouseat the weekend after the referee took offence at his "sniper" goal celebration, PSG striker Edinson Cavani was treading on eggshells after he spun neatly and popped away the 87th-minute winner against APOEL in the Champions League last night.
Partly as a gesture of their appreciation for the increasing the profile ofFrench football and partly, one suspects, because dropping his name into conversation is always good for precious, precious HITZ, Toulouse have sent a special, social media-friendly birthday message to Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the anniversaryof his 33rd year here on Earth.
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Marcelo Bielsa Coffee Video- Marseille coach sits on a hot cup of Coffee! is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Funny scenes from Ligue 1, as Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa accidentally sat on a hot cup of coffee which had been left there by his assistant.
Bielsa's Marseille setting the pace, yet a Physical Burnout is Inevitable - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Paris St Germain have won the French Ligue One in each of the last two years. Backed by Qatar Sports Investments' financial prowess the Parisians have been a class apart from the other sides in the league.
On Sunday night,October 19,Olympique Lyonnaisthrashed Montpellier 5-1. Yoann Gourcuff netted a brace with Nabil Fékir, Alexandre Lacazette and Steed Malbranque scoring the other goals. Oddly enough this match was a far tenser affair than Lyon's 3-0 triumph over Lille.
In the early stages Montpellier looked lively and wasted a golden chance to take the lead, when Lucas Barrios failed to convert a one-on-one opportunity when racing towards Anthony Lopes' goal.
It's not every day that I get to attend a Ligue 1 game. It's certainly not every day that I prepare to attend a Ligue 1 clash by watching live Premier League action as part of a program Match of Ze Day (yep that's what it's called).
Shortly after Marseille had registered their eighth win on the bounce against Toulouse on Saturday to go seven points clear at the top of Ligue 1, coach Marcelo Bielsa was spotted celebrating in the only way he knows how vigorously poring over his side's Prozone stats on his own at a McDonald's just down the road.
Argentinian tactician and all-round look Marcelo Bielsa has done a superb job with Marseille this season in Ligue 1. However, during his side's clash with Toulouse, the unpredictable 59-year-old made a rather bad decision when choosing a place to rest his weary bones.
Barcelona suffered a rare group stage defeat at Paris Saint-Germain while Manchester City once again struggled at home in the Champions League on Tuesday.
The match-up in Paris between PSG and Barcelona brought up the stars with Jay-Z, Beyonce and David Beckham all taking in the game. And they saw Barca concede for the firs time this season as the Lique 1 champions won 3-2.
The marque matchup on Champions League match day two is Barcelona's trip to the Parc des Princes to play French giants Paris Saint-Germain. Barca's trip will be a little easier with the news that PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Tuesday's match due to a nagging heel problem.
"As the different tests carried out this morning on the problem with his left heel were not satisfactory, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out of the match against Barcelona," said a statement released by PSG on Monday.
Ligue 1 side Montpellier HSC are reeling today after their stadium was absolutelydevastated by freak floods on Monday evening.
According to RFI, the city in the south of France was hit by a torrential downpour on Monday night which flooded the city and forced thousands of people to sleepin railway stations, airports and schools.