Olympique Lyonnais strengthened their hold on third position with this fine 3-0 away win against bitter southern rivals Olympique Marseille.
Marseille had suffered a slump of sorts in their previous games, dropping points against Nantes and Strasbourg, and their European hopes were severely dented with this 3-0 loss at the Velodrome.
Memphis Depay was poor for OL, but the rest of his teammates were quite good, as shown by these player ratings.
Saint-Etienne’s Champions League hopes suffered a huge blow as they went down 1-0 to Montpellier at home on 10 May, 2019. ASSE, who had won six of their last seven games in Ligue 1, would’ve gone third with a win here, but the loss has dented their hopes and at the same time re-ignited Montpellier’s aspirations of playing in the Europa League next season.
Both teams had a player sent off (Remy Cabella for ASSE and Daniel Congre for MHSC), while Gaetan Laborde scored the only goal of the game on 64 minutes.
Here is what is supposedly the new Olympique Lyon jersey for 2019/20. Initial leaks seemed to suggest a very minimalist look for Les Gones, but this latest leaked pic hints at some subtle detailing, such as the Lion at the bottom right of the jersey.
The Adidas creation is otherwise pretty standard, and judging by some of the features on this picture, does look like the real one. Continue reading
Football is one of the world’s greatest sports played by the world’s greatest sportsmen. Throughout the decades we have watched some of the greatest football players shine on the field, set new records and set the bar for new players greeting the field for the first time. France is no exception- they’re the reigning World champions and have been one of Europe’s powerhouses in the modern era. Continue reading
Kylian Mbappe wrote himself into Ligue 1’s history books as his hat trick propelled PSG to a 3-1 win over AS Monaco. The Parisians had been confirmed champions of France for the sixth time in seven seasons thanks to Lille’s goalless stalemate earlier against Toulouse, but Mbappe added the icing on the cake with his three goals- making him the first Ligue 1 player to score 30 in a season since Jean-Pierre Papin nearly two decades ago.
Here are the ratings from the French press. Not a great day at the races if you were an ASM fan.