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Marseille v PSG Marred With Crowd Trouble

PSG vs Marseille

Marseille and Paris St-Germain played out an eventful draw with several big VAR decisions as play was held up several times for crowd trouble. In both halves play had to be stopped as home fans threw bottles at Neymar as he tried to take a corner. On both occasions security staff used plastic shields to [...]

Europa League Matchday Two Review

The Europa League kicked off this week as Real Betis and Napoli mounted memorable comebacks from two goals down while there were winning starts for Galatasaray, West Ham and Lyon. The big match was in England where Leicester City hosted Napoli. Ayoze Pérez finished a superb team move to put Leicester ahead and Harvey Barnes [...]

Pochettino Wins First Trophy As A Manager

Mauricio Pochettino won the first trophy of his managerial career as Paris St-Germain beat Marseille to win the Trophee des Champions in Lens. The Trophee des Champions is France’s version of the Community Shield – a game between the league and cup winners. It was only the former Spurs manager’s third game in charge of [...]

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 [...]

PSG Named Champions Of Ligue 1

Paris St Germain have been crowned champions of Ligue 1 after the French football season ended early due to the coronavirus crisis. PSG had a 12-point lead over second-placed Marseille when the season was suspended as part of the French government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Didier Quillot, chief executive of the French [...]

French Government Ends Ligue 1 Season

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The 2019-20 Ligue 1 season in France has been cancelled after the prime minister Edouard Philippe announced football games, even behind closed doors, will not be allowed before September. France has now joined the Netherlands, Belgium and Argentina in announcing the 2019-20 season is already over. Last week, the French Professional Football League (LFP) announced [...]

UEFA

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 [...]

Inter Crashed Out of Europe In a Tragic Way

Inter Milan suffered a rather tragic exit from their Champions League campaign as Claudio Ranieri’s side went out from the competition in the last minute of the match courtesy of the away goal rule. The former treble winner actually won their match in midweek 2-1, but their opponent, Marseille, were the ones having the last [...]

Inter Stumble Again as Marseille Edged Them In Europe

Inter Milan carried their poor league form into the Champions League as the Italian outfit were defeated by Marseille with a late goal from Andrew Ayew at Vellodrome. The result was obviously disappointing for the Nerazzurri who were actually very close in earning a pretty precious point if not for defensive mistake right at the [...]

Wenger Admits Benching Van Persie Was A Mistake

Arsene Wenger has admitted that his decision to start Robin Van Persie on the bench in last night’s Champions League fixture against Marseille did not pay off. The Gunners resulting barren draw means that they will have to win their last 2 matches if they are to qualify for the knockout stages without a hitch. [...]