Lyon edge Saint-Etienne thanks to a goal towards the end of either half from Sergi Darder (41) and substitute Rachid Ghezzal (88). 57,050 in attendance at Parc Olympique Lyonnais for this clash Continue reading
Loads of players who would have had Reading, Bayern, Benfica and PSG on their acca would’ve been greatly disappointed last night, with PSG the only one of the four failing to live up to their end of the bargain. The Parisians drew 1-1 despite bossing possession and chances, with Beric scoring a late equaliser for St.Etienne Continue reading
In the draw for the group stages of the 16/17 Europa League conducted today, Ligue 1 had two representatives in AS Saint-Etienne and OGC Nice.
Saint-Etienne will be in Group C along with Anderlecht, Mainz and Qabala.
Nice have drawn Schalke, Salzburg and Krasnodar in Group I
Both Lille and Saint-Etienne drew the first legs of their Europa League ties last night. LOSC, who were up against Qabala, went behind in the 13th minute when Vernydub scored for the visitors, but levelled shortly after the interval through Ryan Mendes.
St.Etienne drew 0-0 against Greek side AEK Athens.
Both Lille and St.Etienne were hosts in the first leg, and will have to travel to Azerbaijan and Greece respectively for the return legs next week.
AS Saint-Etienne will not be playing Europa League football next season after they suffered a 1-0 loss at the hands of Lille OSC on the final day of the season. Going into the game, ASSE were a point ahead of Lille and only needed to avoid defeat to stay ahead of Les Dogues.
Instead, Eder’s first half penalty four minutes before half time gave the northern outfit all three points in front of a 39,550 strong crowd at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, and also European football at the expense of Les Verts. They will now join Nice as France’s representatives in the Europa League next season. Continue reading