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.
Marseille striker Mario Balotelli was officially named Ligue 1’s Player of the Month for March 2019. The Italian forward picked up 45% of the vote, beating Kylian Mbappe (35%) and Moussa Dembele (20%).
Balotelli is the first Marseille player to win the award in the current 2018-19 season. The only other player who’s even come close was Florian Thauvin, who polled third with 29% of the vote back in November- perhaps an indicator of OM’s struggles this season.
The 28 year old, who only moved to the Stade Velodrome in January, scored four goals in four games last month.
Balotelli’s performances in March 2019 for OM
Marseille 2-0 Saint Etienne (Balotelli 12)
Marseille 1-0 Nice (Balotelli 61)
PSG 3-1 Marseille (no goal)
Marseille 2-2 Angers (Balotelli 4, 16)
Marseille are currently 5th in Ligue 1 with 51 points from 32 games, five behind third place Olympique Lyonnais, who hold the final Champions League qualifying spot.