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6 Olympique Lyonnais Players To Watch Out For

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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.

Recount Of The Lyon Matchday Fan Experience

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Date: October 5th 2014

Location: Lyon, France

Match: Olympique Lyonnais vs. Lille OSC

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).

Ligue 1 Recap Of Round 6

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Everything you need to know about football in France last weekend.

The game of the week-end: Toulouse-Caen

Ligue 1 is not known for its crazy number of goals per games, and the words you hear from players and coaches who discover French football are typically "strong", "defensive", "tight lines".

Video Lyon vs AS Monaco 2014 Highlights 2-1 Goals Tolisso Fekir Ocampos

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Champions League

Edinson Cavani Scores Late Winner For PSG, Alters ‘Rifle’ Celebration So As Not To Cause Offence (Video & GIF)

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By Chris Wright

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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.

Barca Beaten While Man City Struggle Again In Europe

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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.

Ibra Misses Showdown With Barcelona

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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.

Managers

Happy Meal For One: Marseille Coach Marcelo Bielsa Spotted On His Lonesome In McDonald’s (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

"Happy Meal and a Smarties McFlurry please"

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.

Football Vine & GIF: Marseille Boss Marcelo Bielsa Unwittingly Sits On Cup of Coffee, Reacts In Classic ‘El Loco’ Fashion

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By Alan Duffy

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.

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Marcelo Bielsa Coffee Video- Marseille coach sits on a hot cup of Coffee!

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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

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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.

Champagne Football for Bielsa’s Marseille!

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Champagne Football for Bielsa's Marseille! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Marseille continued to pick up pace under their firebrand coach Marcelo Bielsa with another convincing win in Ligue 1, this time, away at Reims.

After a stuttering start and behind the scenes squabbles, Marseille have now won their last 5 games scoring 16 goals and conceding just 1 sending them top of the Ligue 1 standings.

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Edinson Cavani Sent Off For ‘Sniper’ Goal Celebration After Scoring Penalty Against RC Lens (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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.

Bastia Striker Brandao Banned For Six Months For Headbutting PSG Midfielder Thiago Motta In Tunnel

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By Chris Wright

Bastia striker Brandao has been banned for six months by theLigue de Football Professionnel(LFP) for head-butting PSG midfielder Thiago Motta during a confrontation in the tunnel after the fixture between the two sides on 16th August.

Tunnel-cam footage of the incident circulated almost immediately which clearly showedBrandao was guilty of two things: 1) head-butting Motta and then, 2) running away like a massive wimp.

Summer Of God-Awful Corners Continues With Dimitri Payet’s Dismal Effort Against Guingamp (Video)

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By Chris Wright

This will surely go down as the summer of the god-awful corner kick, with Wayne Rooney, Serge Gakpe and Keisuke Honda all ensuring an unforgettable few months of abject ineptitude.

The latest addition to the oeuvre comes courtesy of Marseille's Dimitri Payet, who managed to hit the top of the stadium with his corner against Guingamp at the weekend thanks to an interfering piece of loose turf or at least that's what he wants you to think.

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Lens vs PSG 1-3 Highlights 2014 Cabaye Maxwell Goal Three Red Cards Video

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Video PSG vs Monaco 2014 Highlights 1-1 Martial Goals Lucas

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PSG vs Lyon 2014 Goals 1-1 Cavani Umtiti Highlights Video

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Rennes vs PSG 1-1 Highlights 2014 Camara Ntep Goals Video

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Ligue 1 Recap Of Rounds 1-4 Of The 2014/15 Season

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Four games have been played in France in this 2014-2015 season. There is no suspense in the title race, as Monaco's ambitious project is going into oblivion after the transfers of James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao, while no club can compete with PSG's dream team. This season, the interesting part will be the race for second and third place between Monaco, Lille, Bordeaux, Saint-Etienne and Marseille.

Video PSG vs Saint Etienne 5-0 Highlights 2014 Ruffier own goal Ibrahimovic Hat trick

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Evian vs PSG 2014 Highlights Video Cabaye Red Card

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Change In Champions League Seeding Big Blow For Premier League And La Liga Teams

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UEFA has announced that the seeding for the Champions League will change next season, a decision that will have potentially a huge impact on the fortunes in Europe of English and Spanish sides.

The existing UEFA format means that seeding is based on the results of clubs competing in the five previous seasons of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

All-Time Top Goalscorers In Europe and International Football

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Here is a look at the all-time top goalscorers from the biggest leagues in the World, as well as the UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup and European Championships.

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Starting with the English Premier League top scorers that dates back to 1992 when the league pulled away from the Football League.

Champions League Returns This Week

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The best club tournament in the world returns this week, as Real Madrid will begin defence of their Champions League trophy on Tuesday.

The competition kicks off with an array of enticing fixtures, including Arsenal's trip to Borussia Dortmund, the first of three showdowns between the Premier League and Bundesliga, as Manchester City also play Bayern Munich and Chelsea meet Schalke.

The curious case of Adrien Rabiot

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Adrien Rabiot is still a PSG midfielder but that might change in six-months' time. Arsenal and Roma were thought to be interested in the precocious 19-year-old with the later more likely to sign him up when the transfer window re-opens in January.

Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement at end of MLS season

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On Thursday Carlos Bocanegra announced, he will be retiring from the game of soccer at the end of 2014 Major League Soccer season. Photo provided by ISI Photos.

The 35-year-old former U.

Carlos Bocanegra announces retirement at end of MLS season

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On Thursday Carlos Bocanegra announced, he will be retiring from the game of soccer at the end of 2014 Major League Soccer season. Photo provided by ISI Photos.

The 35-year-old former U.

3 Ways To Improve Transfer Deadline Day

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The hysteria of transfer Deadline Day has come and gone, and like a fraternity the day after hosting a "Back to Campus" party, a number of teams have to live with the consequences of their rushed decisions. On World Soccer Talk we've covered a number of angles on the pros and cons of the transfer window for the teams, leagues and media companies, however, we haven't touched on the transfer window itself.

Tough Weekend For Some European Heavyweights

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In a weekend full of surprises Real Madrid and Manchester City both lost and Bayern Munich were held, while Chelsea scored six and Ibra got a hat trick.

Spain
Real Sociedad ended a torrid week on an almighty high as they came from 2-0 down to stun Real Madrid. Having lost to Liga new boys Eibar and exited the UEFA Europa League, another chastening defeat was on the cards, but the Basque club completed a stunning turnaround to win 4-2.

Done Deal: Tottenham agree to sign French midfielder

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Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a deal to sign French defensive midfielderBenjamin Stambouli. The 24-year-old midfielder plays for French club Montpellier, who confirmed the news via their official twitter handle.

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Catastrophique: Montpellier HSC’s Stadium Completely Devastated By Freak Floods (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

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.

PSG Launch New Line Of Crisps And Snacks With An Actual ‘Yohan Kebab’ Flavour! (Photos)

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By Chris Wright

Spotted by the diligent folks at Le Parisien, PSG have launched a brand new range of crisps and savoury snacks which feature Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the lads gurning away on the packaging...

Le PSG lance sa gamme apéritif.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

‘Thank You For Everything!’ – Toulouse Send Special Birthday Message And Gift Hamper To Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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.

Sing Hosanna And Rejoice For There May Be A Zlatan Ibrahimovic Movie In The Works!

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By Chris Wright

"HOLY WATER, CLEANSE MY SINS! MAKE ME PURE AGAIN!"

Coming on the back of the runaway success of his autobiography, "I Am Zlatan", it's being reported in Sweden that a follow-up Zlatan Ibrahimovic movie may well be in the works.

Transfers & Rumours

Monaco Supporters Group Urges Fellow Fans To Demand Season Ticket Refunds After Summer Exodus Of Falcao And Rodriguez

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By Chris Wright

One of AS Monaco's largest supporters groups is urging fellow fans to take action and start demanding refunds for their season tickets after the Ligue 1 club flogged off two of their biggest stars, James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao, over the summer.

According to L'Equipe, the aggrieved administrators of thePlanete ASM fan site have issued a blog statement entitled,"Supporters, demand a refund for your season ticket," in which they implore "hungover" Monaco fans to do just that.

Deadline Day: Man Utd Agree To Pay Radamel Falcao’s Wages In Full – Season Loan Set To Cost An Absolute Fortune!

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By Chris Wright

It's edging ever closerandManchester United are now on the home stretch in their bid to finalise a loan deal for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao.

However, the Telegraph are reporting that United have had to agree to pay the Colombian striker's absolutely extortionate Monaco salary (£18million per annum) in full in order to push the deal through, meaning that they're going to have to find£346,000-a-week to shovel into the 29-year-old's bank account.

Deadline Day: Joao Moutinho Desperate To Leave Monaco, Offered To Man Utd And Valencia By His Agent

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By Chris Wright

With James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao already jumping the Monaco ship this transfer window, it seems like Joao Moutinho may have had a word in his agent's ear and tasked him with landing a move before he's stuck treading water at the Stade Louis for another six months.

The Rest

Former Liverpool Striker David N’Gog May (Or May Not) Have Gone Missing In France

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By Chris Wright

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According to today's L'Equipe, former Liverpool, Swansea and Bolton striker David N'Gog has reportedlygone missing after disappearing from his hotel room in France.

N'Gog,who has played just 65 minutes of football since joining Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims over the summer, pulled out oflast weekend's game against Lorient with a stomach bug.

Nantes vs Monaco 2014 Highlights Falcao Goal Video

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