Monaco keep French flag flying high in Europe

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Ligue 1’s only representatives left in Europe, AS Monaco, stayed on course for a spot in the last four after beating Borussia Dortmund 3-2 at the Westfalenstadion.

The two German teams- Bayern and Dortmund were the only CL quarterfinalists hosting the first leg to lose, while Atleti and Juve both made home advantage count against Leicester and Barcelona respectively Continue reading

Domestic treble for Parisians?- Unai Emery’s side win League Cup with 4-1 win over Monaco

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Paris Saint-Germain may have bowed out of the Champions League following a shock loss in the second leg at the Nou Camp, but Unai Emery’s side still remain on course for a domestic treble after hammering AS Monaco 4-1 in the Coupe de la Ligue final. Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani and Angel di Maria netted for the Parisians while Thomas Lemar was Monaco’s solitary scorer on the evening Continue reading

United to trigger Griezmann release clause

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Manchester United are contemplating triggering Antoine Griezmann’s 85 million pound release clause at the end of the season. All players in Spain are required to have a release clause as per Spanish law and Griezmann is understood to be one of United’s main targets, although Romelu Lukaku and Kylian Mbappe are also said to be on manager Jose Mourinho’s radar. Continue reading

Lyon vs Besiktas and Monaco vs Dortmund in continental last eight ties

Ligue 1’s last two teams left in Europe, AS Monaco and Olympique Lyonnais, will do battle against Besiktas JK and Borussia Dortmund in their respective continental quarterfinals.

Monaco, who were surprise quarterfinalists in the Champions League after eliminating Pep Guardiola’s Man City on the away goals rule, have drawn Dortmund- a side ASM will fancy their chances of beating, in comparison to say, Bayern, Barca or Real Madrid.

Lyon’s prize for eliminating AS Roma in the Europa League Round of 16 is a tie against Besiktas.

France had PSG as a representative in the Champions League, but they bowed out following a stunning loss at the Nou Camp after having won the first leg 4-0.