Europa League Round of 32 Draw | Opponents for French sides Lyon, Nice and Marseille revealed

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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.

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Champions League semifinalists Monaco, who are also likely to feature in the CL next season, with the 2016/17 Ligue 1 title all but in their grasp, would be an attractive destination for Sanches, who would’ve been greatly encouraged by seeing the way Anthony Martial and Kylian Mbappe were developed by ASM. Continue reading

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Mario Balotelli Nice debut 2016- Balotelli scores 2 on debut v Marseille

Mario Balotelli scored two on debut for OGC Nice last night as they beat Marseille 3-2 in Ligue 1. Balotelli had scored only TWO league goals in the last two seasons and equalled that tally within 78 minutes of OGCN’s game against Marseille.

Has Ligue 1 found its next Ibrahimovic in Balotelli? Continue reading