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Archives: lyon

The strange and curious case of French talent Yoann Gourcuff

Posted on by Thariq Amir

Yoann Gourcuff is France’s soccer enigma. On his day Gourcuff is a mesmerizing presence who makes the game of soccer look ridiculously easy. Elegant on the ball, creative with an uncanny ability to dictate the pace of a soccer match … Continue reading

2015 Emirates Cup lineup announced

Posted on by Chris Moore
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The 2015 edition of the Emirates Cup will feature Olympique Lyonnais, Villarreal, VfL Wolfsburg and, of course, Arsenal.  The annual pre-season invitational tournament will be the eighth instalment, with every match being played at the Emirates Stadium in north London. … Continue reading

The return of Clement Grenier could be a catalyst for the Ligue 1 title

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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There was a point during Lyon’s match against Bastia at the Stade de Gerland where the crowd felt that things were not going to go the home side’s way. Nabil Fekir was having an underwhelming game, Alexandre Lacazette was becoming … Continue reading

In demand Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette still has a lot to learn

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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“Thierry shook me and told me to always question myself, which we tend to forget to do when we’re young. It hit me hard. When a player like Thierry Henry speaks to you, you can’t ignore what he says. I … Continue reading

Winter Break Review of Ligue 1

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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If anyone suggested that Paris Saint-Germain would be sitting in second let alone third going into the winter break they certainly would not have been met with a gallic shrug, quite the opposite in all likelihood. But that’s the state … Continue reading

Arsenal Target Clément Grenier An Intriguing Proposition

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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With the January transfer window edging closer and closer, clubs are no doubt making preparations to ensure that they land their targets with a minimum amount of fuss. One such club is Arsenal who has been experiencing an indifferent season … Continue reading

6 Olympique Lyonnais Players To Watch Out For

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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On Sunday night, October 19, Olympique Lyonnais thrashed 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 … Continue reading

Recount Of The Lyon Matchday Fan Experience

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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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 … Continue reading

Ligue 1 Recap Of Round 6

Posted on by Arnaud Roux
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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 … Continue reading

Lyon Join the Chase to Try To Sign USA World Cup Star DeAndre Yedlin

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Ligue Un side Olympique Lyonnais has joined the chase for Seattle Sounders and USA defender DeAndre Yedlin, according to French newspaper L’Equipe. Major League Soccer has already received multiple offers for the player who impressed during the 2014 World Cup. Yedlin … Continue reading

My Experience At The French League Cup Final

Posted on by James Ferrier
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“This Coupe de la Ligue was very important; we owed it to ourselves to shine in one of the domestic cups.” The comments of Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc after their 2-1 victory over Olympique Lyonnais in the League Cup … Continue reading

Monday Soccer Insider With Kartik Krishnaiyer

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Here in the United States, NBC’s Premier League debut was amazing even to the point of engaging non-soccer fans and non-Premier League supporters. The studio shows hosted by Rebecca Lowe were informative and engaging. The only complaint I have was with … Continue reading

Yoann Gourcuff Would Take Pay Cut to Join Arsenal, Says Lyon President

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas says that French attacking midfielder Yoann Gourcuff would be willing to take a salary cut to play for Arsenal. The 27-year-old is currently at Lyon, but is interested in leaving the club where he’s currently making … Continue reading

At The Turn: Who Needs to Win

Posted on by Mike

To use a golf analogy, the teams in the group stage of the Champions League make the turn today and tomorrow with the completion of the first three games of the group stage. And while it’s early, for some teams, … Continue reading

Draws galore but Bayern Munich and Juventus return with wins

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Just a quick editorial note to start, I had hoped to complete my Group Previews before Matchday 1 but that was not the case. I will still be pushing those out, hopefully finish before Matchday 2 hits. Now, on to … Continue reading

Sensational Shootouts and Surprise Scorelines

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

In many ways it was a wild finish to the Round of 16 and it’s not done yet! We still have the second leg of the Liverpool – Internazionale tie on Tuesday, March 11th. FC Schalke 04 overcame some poor … Continue reading

The smoke clears

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

…and we are left with 16 teams. The knockout phase pairings will be drawn on December 21 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. The complete list of teams heading into the draw is posted below: 2007/08 UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16 … Continue reading