Ligue 1

Why Are Premier League Clubs Raiding Ligue 1 So Much This Summer?

Joe Difford | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

We'll take a look at the first bit to start with, because it's as good a place to start as any. European transfer prices tend to move up and down in cycles, and clubs strike for talent when the prices are lower. That's obvious enough. But the cause goes deeper than that.

Player Focus: Playmaker Payet Takes Over the Creative Reins at Marseille

Ben McAleer | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The Marseille star has played more key passes (54) than any other player in Europe's top 5 leagues this season and it helps that Payet has bought into Bielsa's philosophy instantly. Part of his fine form is down to his excellent vision when in possession and clever movement off the ball to find space in order to receive a pass from his teammates, enabling him to create chances.

Brandão Receives Six-Month Ban For Motta Heabutt

The Huffington Post UK & PA | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Sport

Bastia striker Brandão has been handed a six-month ban for his headbutt on Paris St Germain's Thiago Motta, the Ligue de Football Professionnel has a...

Brandão Nuts Motta And Runs Off Like A Wimp

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Sport

Bastia striker Brandão reacted so badly to their 2-0 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain he headbutted Thiago Motta and cowardly returned to his own dressi...

Liverpool Want Falcao, But Is He Going To Anfield?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Sport

Liverpool have ended their interest in Monaco striker Radamel Falcao after discovering the Colombian is on the verge of joining Real Madrid. Liverp...

Sky Sports 5? Try Going to a Game

Aaron Gratton | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Sport
Aaron Gratton

Yippee, just what we need - more live football. Don't get me wrong, I love football. I love watching football, but there is nothing better than getting out there and attending a game, no matter the level.

Team Focus: Chelsea Progressing Despite Consecutive Third Place Finishes

Ben McAleer | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Most are in agreement that the latest Premier League season was in fact a three-horse race and Blues fans could have been forgiven for getting their hopes up, even if they were ultimately left disappointed. A higher points total than the previous campaign shows progress, despite the fact that Chelsea could only manage back-to-back third place finishes.

Goodbye, Chelsea - But Where Is Luíz Off To?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Sport

David Luíz could complete a £40 million transfer from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain before the start of the World Cup, with talks between the clubs...

A Dog's Dinner: Guess How Gourcuff Injured Himself?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Sport

Yoann Gourcuff, the injury-prone France international who is reportedly an Arsenal transfer target, injured himself whilst walking his dog. Gourcuf...

How the Title Race Is Shaping Up in Europe's Top Leagues

Joe Difford | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

The Premier League title race is incredibly different to those we've seen before and the absence of Manchester United is the biggest factor behind this. Liverpool are also having a very different season to last and are real contenders for the title, although they face stiff competition from Manchester City and Chelsea.

Mourinho Hints At Chelsea Bid For Falcao

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Sport

Chelsea manager José Mourinho has dropped the biggest hint yet the club will bid for Radamel Falcao in the summer. Falcao's £52 million move to M...

The Best Young Full-Backs in Ligue 1

Ben McAleer | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The modern day full-back is tasked with pressing forward and overlapping the attack-minded players as a means of providing an offensive outlet to his team, but also having the fitness levels to return to their starting position to perform defensive duties. Mathieu Debuchy and Ricardo Rodriguez, of Newcastle and Woflsburg respectively, have exhibited these qualities this season and are two prime examples of how a right or left-back should operate.

Head And Shoulders Above Them All: Zlatan's Latest Great Goal (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Sport

Zlatan Ibrahimović proved himself to be the man for the big occasion once again as his double booked Paris St Germain a place in the Coupe de la Ligu...

'You Must Get Bored S**tless' - Montpellier President Advises Cabella Not To Join Newcastle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has advised Rémy Cabella not to join Newcastle United because he will be "bored s**tless" in the city. Cabell...

PSG Boss Blanc Says Club Could Bid For Cabaye This Month

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has refused to rule out a move for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye in the January transfer window. Specul...

Player Focus: Cavani vs Falcao - Who Has Settled Better in France?

Ben McAleer | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The quality of personnel supporting Cavani would certainly have aided his adjustment to Ligue 1, while the lack of such an illustrious supporting cast as that in the French capital may have slowed Falcao's progress of late. Nevertheless, all in all it's been a successful start to life in the Hexagon for the pairing.

'You Know What 4-3-3 Means, Don't You?' PSG Coach Accused Of Sexism

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Sport

Laurent Blanc, the Paris Saint-Germain coach, is at the centre of a sexism row after he mocked Swedish journalist Johanna Franden. Aftonbladet repo...

WATCH: Zlatan's Wonder Goal Turned Into Flip-Book (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Sport

Zlatan Ibrahimovič's amazing flick against Bastia you should have seen was a picture book goal, but it is now the star of a flip-book. Another mom...

Zlatan Ibrahimović Warned Over 'Gun' Gesture Aimed At Toulouse Bench

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Sport

Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimović has escaped with a warning for pretending to aim a gun at the Toulouse bench last month. The Swedis...

WATCH: Zlatan Ibrahimović's Latest Amazing Goal (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Sport

Zlatan Ibrahimović added another wonder strike to his archive of great goals with an audacious flicked volley in Paris Saint-Germain's 4-0 win over B...

Patrice Evra Blasts French Pundits As 'Tramps And Parasites'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Sport

Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra has been asked by the French Football Federation to explain his outspoken attack on a number of pundits in a ...

'Le Zlatan' Burger: Yours For €30 In Paris Restaurant (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Sport

His name was last year added to the Swedish dictionary and now Zlatan Ibrahimović has a burger named after him. "Le Zlatan", a 600g behemoth that ...

'Seduced By The Project'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Sport

Paris Saint-Germain have finally completed the signing of Edinson Cavani from Napoli for a reported £55.5 million on a five-year contract. Cavani ...

Ancelotti Confirmed As New Real Coach As Blanc Returns To Take Over At PSG

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Sport

Real Madrid have confirmed Carlo Ancelotti as their new coach with Laurent Blanc replacing the Italian at Paris Saint-Germain. Hailed as an "instit...

Monaco Sign Moutinho And Rodríguez For £60m

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Sport

AS Monaco have completed the double signing of João Moutinho and James Rodríguez from FC Porto for €70 million (£60m) combined. The duo have s...