The Ligue 1 team of the year, as voted for by the UNFP, has been announced. Champions Paris Saint-Germain dominate the list with as many as EIGHT players in the XI. Marseille have two representatives in Goalkeeper of the Year Steve Mandanda and Player of the Year Lassana Diarra. Nice’s Hatem Ben Arfa is the only non PSG & OM player in the XI Continue reading
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named Ligue 1’s Player of the Year for the third time on Sunday. The UNFP Trophees (France’s version of the PFA, as voted for by peers), saw Ibra beat Angel di Maria, Hatem ben Arfa and Lassana Diarra to the crown. Ibra’s coach at PSG, Laurent Blanc, won the Coach of the Year award for the second season running.
The best keeper of the year went to Marseille’s Steve Mandanda. Continue reading
Olympique Marseille guaranteed their spot in Ligue 1 next season as they beat SCO Angers in this French top flight game on May 1, 2016. Batshuayi’s goal midway through the first half separated both sides at the final whistle and gave OM an eight point lead over third from bottom Reims, meaning that OM will stay in Ligue 1 next season.
OM had gone eleven league games without a win prior to the Angers clash and recently fired coach Michel.
Captain Steve Mandanda expressed relief at the result and said that his players could now focus their attention on the French Cup final against PSG in three weeks’ time Continue reading
The list of nominees for Ligue 1 goalkeeper of the season (2015/2016) is out. The UNFP (Professional Union of French Players) have listed four keepers- Lille’s Vincent Enyeama, Lyon’s Anthony Lopes, Marseille’s Steve Mandanda and PSG’s Kevin Trapp. Continue reading
Struggling Olympique Marseille have fired coach Michel Gonzalez and have put assistant coach Franck Passi in charge for their remaining games of the season, including an important midweek French Cup tie against Sochaux.
Marseille are winless in their last eleven Ligue 1 games and are just six points above the drop zone.
Among all Marseille managers who have been in charge for more than 30 games at Stade Velodrome, Michel possesses the second worst win record- only Louis Maurer (15.8%) is worse than him Continue reading
Six goals in this clash between Slovan Liberec and Olympique de Marseille. Marseille raced to a 3-0 lead before Slovan hit back with two goals in the space of two minutes, thus setting up a tense finish. However Lucas Ocampos scored at the end to seal victory for L’OM Continue reading