Ligue 1

News, commentary, tickets, pre and post match reaction alongside opinion about the Lique 1 and everything French football related.

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UEFA Draw Line In Sand When All Seasons Must End

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UEFA President Aleksandar Ceferin admits the idea of Champions League and Europa League play-offs are “an option,” but either way all leagues “must finish by August 3.”

All football has been suspended in Europe’s major leagues due to the coronavirus pandemic and it’s not clear when, or indeed if, the campaign will be concluded.

What we do now have is a deadline, set by Ceferin during an interview with German television station ZDF.

“It must finish by August 3, both the Champions and Europa League. It is an extraordinary situation we are in, so we are flexible on dates and kick-off times. If the crisis eases earlier, then we can start sooner.”

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Olympique Marseille v Paris Saint-Germain Rivalry: Short But Passionate

PSG vs Marseille

The Olympique Marseille v Paris Saint-Germain football rivalry is known by two names, Le Classique and the Derby de France. This is not a rivalry born from proximity, as many are. The two teams are located in cities in different regions of France. It is, instead, a social and cultural rivalry, as Olympique Marseille represents the working class people and port city of Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain is seen as being associated with the ultimate bastion of French society and culture, Paris. It is Marseille, the power center of the south, versus Paris the capital city in the north.

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Liverpool Has Most Valuable Squad In Europe

Liverpool World Champions

The research group CIES Football Observatory have just released its most valuable squads in the transfer market from Europe’s top-five leagues, and it is the current European and World Champions who now sit top the pile.

The Liverpool squad is now worth a whopping €1.4 billion (£1.27 billion), which puts them ahead of every other club on the continent. Second is Premier League rival Manchester City at €1.36b.

Spanish giants Barcelona (€1.17b) and Real Madrid (€1.1b) are third and fourth respectively, with Chelsea shockingly in fifth place (€1.08b) despite having been banned from signing players in last summer’s transfer window.

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Champions League: PSG v Dortmund Behind Closed Doors Now

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Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Barcelona and Napoli also face playing in an empty stadium as their last-16 second leg at the Nou Camp next week is under threat.

There were fears the PSG tie, at the Parc des Princes, would be postponed at this late stage as French government have placed a ban on gatherings of more than 1,000 people.

But Paris police confirmed it will go ahead at the 48,000-capacity stadium. Thomas Tuchel’s side head into the tie trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Germany.

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Marseille Tickets

Olympique de Marseille or simply Marseille, is once again expected to challenge for another Ligue 1 title this year.

Marseille play their football at the 60,000-seater Stade Vélodrome which it moved to in 1937. The stadium filled regularly by the impressive L’OM fans and is said to have one of the best atmospheres in the league. Every time Marseille score a goal at the Stade Vélodrome, the song Come with Me by Puff Daddy is played.

The club’s colours are light blue and white but Marseille are renowned for their eccentric designs on their away and alternative kits.

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Paris Saint-Germain Tickets

Paris Saint-Germain will look to win another Ligue One title this year, but for PSG being Champions of France is not the ultimate goal. That is to win the Champions League and be called the Champions of Europe. Will that happen for PSG this season? We have Paris Saint-Germain tickets for all the big games as PSG look for glory domestically and in Europe.

Frequently Asked Questions About Buying Paris Saint-Germain Tickets

Where to buy Paris Saint Germain football tickets? Paris St Germain Official Website. Book at psg.fr. All tickets for PSG home games are sold for the ‘local’ section of the stadium (i.e. where all the tourists will be gathered). If you don’t want to sit with the tourists, you can select from the tickets below.

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Bordeaux Tickets

FC Girondins de Bordeaux was founded in 1881, making it one of the oldest clubs in France. Bordeaux has enjoyed great success over the years and is traditionally one of France’s biggest clubs.

The club is nicknamed Les Girondins, named after the French revolutionaries who came from the Bordeaux region. They are the current holders of the domestic cup, the Coupe de France, after beating Evian 3-2 in the final.

Boredeaux has won the domestic Ligue 1 title six times, most recently in 2009. The club also has four Coupe de France titles and three Coupe de la Ligue titles to its name.

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Klopp Turned Down PSG Approach Before Christmas

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp recently ‘spent an hour on the phone discussing a possible move to Paris Saint-Germain with the club’s sporting director Leonardo’ before insisting he is happy at Anfield.

According to French outlet Le10Sport, Leonardo reached out to Klopp to sound him out about taking over the reins with current boss Thomas Tuchel under increasing pressure.

Tuchel guided PSG to the Ligue 1 title last term but club chiefs are desperate to win the Champions League, and the German is expected to be axed if he cannot deliver it this season.

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Champions League Knockout Draw Preview

Champions League Probability

Chelsea could well find themselves on a collision course with Barcelona in the last-16 of the Champions League with that the most likely outcome from Monday’s draw.

A calculation of the probabilities of each pairing shows that Liverpool and Manchester City are most likely to face a trip to Madrid to play either Real or Atletico.

Tottenham, meanwhile, will be thrilled if they avoid the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain and pull out their most likely tie against Valencia.

The Twitter account LaLigaenDirecto, run by mathematics graduate Fran Martinez, has calculated the percentage chances of each club being drawn together in the last-16.