Prior to the Tuesday’s Champions League clash between Manchester United and Paris Saint-German, there were trending comparison between Kylian Mbappe and United’s Marcus Rashford making rounds web. Paris St-German’s supporters claimed their wonderkid is miles above the England international while we have the Old Trafford club supporters saying same about Marcus Rashford. The comparison became […]
Category: Ligue 1
Ligue 1 (French pronunciation: [liɡ œ̃]), is a French professional league for men’s association football clubs. At the top of the French football league system, it is the country’s primary football competition. Administrated by the Ligue de Football Professionnel, Ligue 1 is contested by 20 clubs and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Ligue 2.
Seasons run from August to May. Teams play 38 matches each (playing each team in the league twice, home and away), totaling 380 matches in the season. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played during weekday evenings. Play is regularly suspended the last weekend before Christmas for two weeks before returning in the second week of January. Ligue 1 is one of the top national leagues, currently ranked fifth in Europe behind Spain’s La Liga, England’s Premier League, Germany’s Bundesliga and Italy’s Serie A.
Ligue 1 was inaugurated on 11 September 1932 under the name National before switching to Division 1 after a year of existence. The name lasted until 2002 before switching to its current name. AS Saint-Étienne is the most successful club with ten league titles in France while Olympique Lyonnais is the club that has won the most consecutive titles (seven between 2002 and 2008). With the presence of 67 seasons in Ligue 1, Olympique de Marseille hold the record for most seasons among the elite, while FC Nantes holds the League record for longevity with 44 consecutive seasons (1963–2007). The current champions are Paris Saint-Germain, who won their sixth title in the 2015–16 season.
League info were according to Wikipedia
Having gone 11 games unbeaten under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, many Manchester United fans had high expectations that their team will put up a great showing against the Ligue 1 champions at Old Trafford prior to yesterday’s game. That wasn’t the case as the Premier League giants were outclassed by PSG in a tension-soaking affair on […]
Manchester United are set to resume their Champions League campaign on Tuesday as they face Thomas Tuchel’s Paris St-German. The Red Devils are in confident mood having won 10 of their last 11 matches across all competitions and they are more than ready to face whatever challenge the Ligue 1 champions might impose. Ole Gunnar […]
Arsenal suffered another frustrating loss to Manchester City who scored three goals in Sunday’s entertaining tie at the Etihad stadium. Though the Gunners found the back of Ederson’s net via Laurent Koscielny, but that wasn’t enough to help them salvage a draw against the Premier League reigning champions. A hat-trick from Sergio Aguero saw the […]
Juventus will be looking to strike a deal with one of the three European giants who are strongly interested in signing Paulo Dybala. According to Italian news outlet Tuttosport, the tabloid claims likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Bayern Munich are in a three-way battle to sign Dybala. The Bianconeri are looking to bag […]
Could be true, might be rumour or speculations. But if reports bear fruits, Manchester City aren’t just satisfied with running rampant in the Premier league but are set to take Euro in a storm with the signing of Kylian Mbappé to the Etihad. Without any doubts, there’s arguably no hotter property in world football as […]
With talks about Chelsea signing Russian World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin this summer looks bleak, the Blues could consider the singing of France international and Lyon star Nabil Fekir. However, this will only be happening if either Willian or Eden Hazard leave the club this summer window of which seems likely that the duo will […]
According to L’Equipe, Tottenham Hotspur could agree a £53m deal with Olympique Lyonnais for Tanguy NDombele. The French midfielder, who has represented his country at u21 level, is the subject of a £35m bid from Spurs, but Lyon are requesting nearly £20m more for his signature. NDombele joined Lyon on loan from SC Amiens last […]
Chelsea have been dealt a major blow this summer, with West Ham United looking to agree a deal for Jean Michael Seri. The OGC Nice midfielder has a release clause of £35m and could be on the move after impressing in Ligue 1 last season. According to The S*n, new Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini is […]
According to RTL France, Chelsea are in ‘advanced talks’ over OGC Nice’s box-to-box midfielder Jean Michael Seri, who has been ‘personally chosen’ by owner Roman Abramovich. The energetic 26-year-old, who has been linked with Arsenal, could be on his way to Stamford Bridge as the Blues appear to be leading the race for his signature. […]