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

Ligue 1 Team of the Year 2016- UNFP Team of the Season 2015/16

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The Ligue 1 team of the year, as voted for by the UNFP, has been announced. Champions Paris Saint-Germain dominate the list with as many as EIGHT players in the XI. Marseille have two representatives in Goalkeeper of the Year Steve Mandanda and Player of the Year Lassana Diarra. Nice’s Hatem Ben Arfa is the only non PSG & OM player in the XI Continue reading

UNFP Trophy Awards 2016- Ligue 1 Player of the Season 2015/16

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named Ligue 1’s Player of the Year for the third time on Sunday. The UNFP Trophees (France’s version of the PFA, as voted for by peers), saw Ibra beat Angel di Maria, Hatem ben Arfa and Lassana Diarra to the crown. Ibra’s coach at PSG, Laurent Blanc, won the Coach of the Year award for the second season running.

The best keeper of the year went to Marseille’s Steve Mandanda. Continue reading