Bordeaux winger Malcom is nearing a switch to Arsenal, with Brazilian media sources reporting that the 20 year old’s representatives are discussing terms with the Gunners. The Gunners will apparently pay close to 50 million euros for the youngster, who is being touted as a long term replacement for Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott, who are both expected to leave the Emirates in this winter window Continue reading
Here are the opponents for French sides Lyon, Nice and Marseille from today’s Europa League Round of 32 draw.
There were three French teams in the group stages of the Europa League and all three qualified for the Round of 32 as runners up- Lyon behind Atalanta, Nice behind Lazio and Marseille behind Red Bull Salzburg.
There could have been a fourth Ligue 1 representative in the Round of 32 had Monaco atleast managed to finish third in their Champions League group, but the principality outfit finished last and bowed out of Europe altogether. Continue reading
Paris Saint-Germain’s “reward” for topping their Champions League group is a clash against mighty Real Madrid in the Round of 16. The Parisians faced Barcelona in the Round of 16 last season- an epic two legged clash which saw the Catalans overturn a 4-0 lead from the first leg, and will now square off against the defending champions this season. Continue reading
Newly promoted Strasbourg carried on from where they had left against Paris Saint-Germain last weekend after beating Bordeaux away on Friday night. Bahoken, Lienard and Terrier (the last of the three a very nice goal indeed) were on target for Strasbourg, who have now leapfrogged Girondins in the league standings.
As for Bordeaux, this is a third loss in four games for FCGB, and pushes them closer to the drop zone.
Strasbourg will again face PSG, this time in the League Cup, later in midweek, while Bordeaux will square off against Toulouse in the same competition Continue reading
French youngster Corentin Tolisso scored twice as Bayern Munich handed Paris Saint-Germain their first defeat in the Champions League this year with a 3-1 triumph at the Allianz Arena.
PSG had won all five of their CL group fixtures and had conceded only once going into this fixture, but went down 3-1 to suffer their second straight loss in all competitions, having been upset by Strasbourg over the weekend.
PSG had beaten Bayern 3-0 earlier in this competition, a result that saw the Bavarians sack Carlo Ancelotti. His replacement Jupp Heynckes has masterminded a revival of sorts in recent weeks, with Bayern re-establishing their Bundesliga dominance.
However the 3-1 was not enough for Bayern to leapfrog the Parisians, who finished as Group winners. Bayern finished second in their group, which means they could face tougher opponents in the Round of 16 Continue reading
According to news reports in France and Spain, Barcelona are reportedly interested in Lyon starlet Houssem Aouar. The teenager has been enjoying a fantastic season at OL, and his performances have attracted the attention of scouts across Europe.
Barcelona have been long linked with Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, but the 19 year old Aouar, with his versatility across midfield, is also being looked upon as a potential signing.
With the likes of Aouar and Nabil Fekir in fine form, OL have surged to second in the league behind Paris Saint-Germain, and will be hopeful of a return to the Champions League