Here is Ligue 1’s team of the week for Round 13. GW 12’s Ligue 1 Team of the Week was dominated by Nimes players, but Les Crocodiles do not have even a single representative this week, having lost 1-0 at home to Nice.
The club with the most representatives is perhaps not surprisingly PSG, who have four players (Kehrer, Draxler, Diaby and Cavani) following their 4-0 demolition of a struggling Monaco side at Stade Louis II.
Ligue 1 Team of the week GW13:- Sels (Strasbourg); Kehrer (PSG), Rami (Marseille), Thomas (Angers); Atal (Nice), Draxler (PSG), Aouar (Lyon), Diaby (PSG); Depay (Lyon), Cavani (PSG), Khazri (St Etienne)
Draxler, Cavani and Diaby are the only three players from this XI to have appeared in a Team of the Week previously.
Coach of the Week in Ligue 1 goes to Jean-Louis Gasset, whose St.Etienne side beat in form Reims 2-0. The referee of the week was Olivier Thual, who was in charge of LOSC’s home fixture against Racing.
Ligue 1 Results Game Week 13
Lille 0-0 Strasbourg
Guingamp 2-4 Lyon
Angers 1-0 Montpellier
Nimes 0-1 Nice Continue reading
PSG added to Monaco and Thierry Henry’s misery with a thumping 4-0 win at Stade Louis II on Sunday evening. The loss was ASM’s second consecutive 4-0 drubbing, following their thrashing by the same margin at home against Club Brugge in midweek.
It’s been a terrible start to Thierry Henry’s managerial career- he has now gone six games without a win, and PSG completely a fairly comfortable win thanks to a hat trick from Cavani and a second half penalty from Neymar.
L’Equipe was, as you’d expect, fairly scathing on the Monaco players. Djibril Sidibe earned a 1/10 in their books and no ASM played earned more than a 4/10. Henry as a manager was given a 3/10 while his opposite number Tuchel got a 7/10 Continue reading
AS Monaco bowed out of the Champions League after a disappointing 4-0 defeat at home against Belgian outfit Club Brugge. The result saw ASM stuck at the bottom of Group A with a single point to show for their efforts after four games. With Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund both on nine points, there is no way for the Principality outfit to qualify for the Round of 16.
Tuesday evening’s result saw new manager Thierry Henry’s struggles continue- he is yet to win as coach and the club are winless in their last fifteen games across all competitions.
Check out the player ratings for the game from French paper L’Equipe. Bar Sofiane Diop (5) and Moussa Sylla and Diego Benaglio (4 each), all the others were rated 3 or below. The worst ratings (2/10) were reserved for the defensive pair of Kamil Glik and Jemerson, while manager Henry also got a 2. On an average the side rated 3.2/10, with Brugge performing twice as better (6.5/10) Continue reading
Nimes dominated the Ligue 1 Team of the Week, with more than half of the team drawn from the side that beat Dijon 4-0.
Nimes left midfielder Denis Bouanga, who netted a brace in that win, has also found himself named in Italian paper Gazzetta’s European Team of the Week. Bouanga is one of three Ligue 1 representatives in GDS’ XI, the other beings Nantes’ Emiliano Sala and Paris Saint-Germain’s Marquinhos. Interestingly, neither Marquinhos nor Sala found themselves in the Ligue 1 Team of the Week. Continue reading
The 12th game week of Ligue 1 started with PSG creating a new European record of most consecutive wins to start a domestic season and ended with Marseille’s 3-0 loss to Montpellier away.
Here is a look at the best players from the 12th GW of Ligue 1 for the 18/19 season
Bernardoni (Nimes); Ripart (Nimes), Briancon (Nimes), Abdelhamid (Reims), Maouassa (Nimes); Tait (Angers), Savanier (Nimes), Rongier (Nantes), Bouanga (Nimes); Mbappe (PSG), Laborde (Montpellier) Continue reading
AS Monaco have officially parted ways with manager Leonardo Jardim after a poor start to the season that saw ASM sit third from bottom in the league table before the international break. Monaco won the league in 2016-17 and finished second in 2017-18 behind PSG, but have been inexplicably poor this season, winning only one of their nine games so far.
While Jardim’s successor has not officially been announced, it is widely expected to be former Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, who recently rejected an offer from Championship club Aston Villa to be their new manager.
Monaco were beaten 5-4 on penalties by Polish outfit Wisla Krakow in a friendly as they continued with their preparations for the 2018/19 season.
With World Cup stars like Falcao, Glik and Tielemans not available for selection, ASM played Benaglio, Grandsir, Raggi, Jemerson, Serrano, Ghezzal, Faivre, N’Doram, Lopes, Bongiovanni, Guebbels in the first half. The likes of N’Gakoutou, Diakhaby, Boschilia, Badiaschiie, Diop, Isidor, Navarro, Toure and Mboula also got a hit-out in the second half.
Isidor scored ASM’s only goal of the game on 60 minutes after Pietrzak had put Wisla ahead in the 6th minute.
Boschilia, Navarro, Mboula and Diakhaby scored in the penalty shootout for ASM, while Toure missed. Wisla nailed all five of their penalties. Continue reading
Young French star Kylian Mbappe has come under fire for “acting like Neymar” during Les Bleus’ quarterfinal against Argentina. Mbappe was involved in an incident with Cristian Rodriguez that saw the former go to the ground theatrically, and referee Pitana chose to give both players yellow cards.
Some have put this down to Neymar’s influence on Mbappe, with the two currently at the same club- Paris Saint-Germain. Continue reading