Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani has been named Ligue 1’s player of the Season at the UNFP Trophy awards (Trophees UNFP- France’s version of the PFA). Cavani succeeds Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who won it last year before opting for a free transfer to Man Utd.
Monaco’s Subasic won Goalkeeper of the Year, while the Young Player of the Year, as expected, went to Kylian Mbappe.
Player of the Year– Edinson Cavani (PSG)
Young Player of the Year– Kylian Mbappe (Monaco)
Goalkeeper of the Year– Danijel Subasic (Monaco) Continue reading
Ligue 1 clubs Marseille and Monaco are said to be interested in taking Portuguese starlet Renato Sanches on loan next season. The Euro 2016 winner’s development at Bayern has stalled this season owing to limited opportunities under coach Carlo Ancelotti, who has mostly preferred to back experienced players, and a move to France could revitalise his career.
Champions League semifinalists Monaco, who are also likely to feature in the CL next season, with the 2016/17 Ligue 1 title all but in their grasp, would be an attractive destination for Sanches, who would’ve been greatly encouraged by seeing the way Anthony Martial and Kylian Mbappe were developed by ASM. Continue reading
New kit season is approaching season and while France’s top flight has just had one set of kits released (courtesy Angers SCO and Kappa), more are set to be unveiled later this month, with Lyon and Marseille both expected to reveal theirs in the next week. Continue reading
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
Monaco are held in Ligue 1 ahead of their crunch European trip to Man City, with SC Bastia drawing 1-1 with the league leaders. Sadio Diallo put Bastia ahead on 19 minutes, but Bernardo Silva’s second half header gave ASM a point.
Angel di Maria scored two fantastic goals as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg of their Round of 16 clash. Di Maria scored on his birthday as did Edinson Cavani Continue reading