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Olympique Lyon up to second after dramatic 3-2 win against Toulouse
Olympique Lyon up to second after dramatic 3-2 win against Toulouse

Nabil Fekir of Lyon and Jacques Francois Moubandje of Toulouse Olympique Lyonnais climbed into second place in Ligue 1 after coming from behind to beat Toulouse 3-2 at Le Stadium on Saturday following a dramatic finale featuring three goals in six minutes.Substitutes Clement Grenier and Nabil Fekir made a big impact after Lyon, now one point ahead of Monaco and two in front of fourth-placed Nice, had fallen behind to defender Marcel Tisseran

Apr 24 2016
Major clubs to have never won the Champions League or the Europa League
Major clubs to have never won the Champions League or the Europa League

Davor Suker of Arsenal after missing a penalty against GalatasarayThe success of a football club is measured in the number of national titles that it has won, but for a club to be truly considered among the elite, it has to win the Continental crown. The aura that Real Madrid has would never have been there had it not won those European Cups five years in a row since the competition’s inception.Also read: 6 teams confirmed for the 2016

Apr 24 2016
Monaco recapture second spot as Marseille misery continues
Monaco recapture second spot as Marseille misery continues

Football Soccer - Monaco v Marseille - French Ligue 1 - Louis II stadium, 17/04/16. Olympique Marseille's president Vincent Labrune attends the match. REUTERS/Eric GaillardPARIS (Reuters) - AS Monaco beat troubled visitors Olympique Marseille 2-1 on Sunday to move back above Olympique Lyonnais into second place in Ligue 1 which brings an automatic Champions League spot.Bernardo Silva opened the scoring in the 47th minute with apowerful strike fro

Apr 18 2016
European roundup - Barca lose again, Leicester grab late equaliser
European roundup - Barca lose again, Leicester grab late equaliser

Football Soccer - Bayern Munich v Schalke 04 - German Bundesliga - Allianz-Arena, Munich, Germany - 16/04/16 Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring a goal. REUTERS/Michael DalderLONDON (Reuters) - Barcelona completed a disastrous week by losing 2-1 at home to Valencia, their third consecutive league defeat. In England, Leicester City came from behind to earn a late draw, while Bayern Munich look unstoppable at the top of the

Apr 18 2016
Mamadou Sakho says Ben Arfa is a tougher opponent than either Messi or Ronaldo
Mamadou Sakho says Ben Arfa is a tougher opponent than either Messi or Ronaldo

Ben Arfa has never really lived up to his full potentialLiverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has said that fellow Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa caused him more problems than either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. The duo has won eight Balon d’Or awards between them but, Sakho feels that his countryman is just as capable."I’ve played against Messi and Ronaldo, maybe they were not in their best form against me, but the opponents who has

Ibrahimovic double helps PSG rebound with Caen thrashing
Ibrahimovic double helps PSG rebound with Caen thrashing

Football Soccer - Paris St Germain v Caen - French Ligue 1 - Parc des Princes stadium, Paris, France - 16/04/2016. Paris St Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic in action during his team's soccer match against Caen. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain rebounded after their Champions League exit to Manchester City with a 6-0 victory over Caen in Ligue 1 on Saturday.PSG, who wrapped up the Ligue 1 title last month, suffered heartb

Apr 16 2016
Ligue 1: Alexandre Lacazette salvages draw for Lyon against Nice
Ligue 1: Alexandre Lacazette salvages draw for Lyon against Nice

This was Lacazette's 17th goal of the seasonTen-man Olympique Lyonnais maintained their hopes of a second-place finish in Ligue 1 after salvaging a 1-1 home draw against Nice on Friday.Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette scored from close range seven minutes from full time after Mathieu Valbuena's free-kick hit the bar.Valere Germain headed home in the 18th minute to give the visitors a deserved lead at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.The hos

Apr 16 2016
5 instances when Real Madrid trailed after the first leg in the Champions League era
5 instances when Real Madrid trailed after the first leg in the Champions League era

The Wolfsburg players celebrate scoring against RealThe penultimate day for Real Madrid so far this season has arrived. As the league was supposedly lost a long time ago, fans focused on the Champions League and hoped that maybe, just maybe they could cough up their best in Europe’s elite competition and go all the way.Now, with Barca losing two games in a row in the league, Real Madrid are back in contention as they are just four

Apr 12 2016
10 best goal scoring midfielders of the Champions League era
10 best goal scoring midfielders of the Champions League era

The UEFA Champions League is one of the most followed competitions in the world. Top clubs across Europe all target the Champions League as winning it crowns them as the best club in Europe if not the world.There have been a lot of goals scored in the competition and unsurprisingly the list of top scorers is dominated by strikers and forwards like Ronaldo, Messi and Raul. However, there have been a lot of midfielders as well who have left a mark

Apr 6 2016
European roundup - Real end Barca's unbeaten run, Leicester win again
European roundup - Real end Barca's unbeaten run, Leicester win again

Football Soccer - Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt - German Bundesliga - Allianz-Arena, Munich, Germany - 02/04/16 Eintracht Frankfurt's David Abraham and goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky in action with Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller REUTERS/Michael DalderLONDON (Reuters) - Real Madrid ended La Liga leaders Barcelona's long unbeaten run with a 2-1 win in the Clasico, while Leicester City's fourth straight 1-0 win put them further atop the Premier Le

Apr 4 2016
Ibrahimovic stars as PSG thrash Nice
Ibrahimovic stars as PSG thrash Nice

Football Soccer - Paris St Germain v Nice - French Ligue 1 - Parc des Princes stadium, Paris, France - 02/04/2016. Paris St Germains Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a goal against Nice. REUTERS/Benoit TessierPARIS (Reuters) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagged a hat trick as Paris St Germain geared up for their Champions League clash against Manchester City with a convincing 4-1 Ligue 1 home win over Nice on Saturday.Ibrahimovic scored twice i

Apr 2 2016
Monaco suffer to 2-1 loss at home to Bordeaux
Monaco suffer to 2-1 loss at home to Bordeaux

Football Soccer - Monaco v Bordeaux - French Ligue 1 - Louis II stadium - 01/04/2016 - Monaco's goalkeeper Danijel Subasic challenges Bordeaux's Thomas Toure. REUTERS/Eric GaillardPARIS (Reuters) - Second-placed AS Monaco slumped to a 2-1 defeat by visiting Girondins de Bordeaux in Ligue 1 on Friday as they missed the chance to open a provisional eight-point gap over their rivals for a Champions League spot.Monaco, who failed to convert a penalty

Apr 2 2016
NEWSMAKER - Desperate Villa quietly call for changing of the Garde
NEWSMAKER - Desperate Villa quietly call for changing of the Garde

Football Soccer - Aston Villa v Everton - Barclays Premier League - Villa Park - 1/3/16 Aston Villa manager Remi Garde before the match Reuters / Andrew Yates/ LivepicBy Ed OsmondLONDON (Reuters) - One of the most unlikely and mystifying managerial appointments in English soccer's top-flight history ended meekly on Tuesday when Remi Garde left Aston Villa after nearly five months in charge.The relegation-doomed Premier League club announced the F

Mar 30 2016
5 quickest league title triumphs in European football
5 quickest league title triumphs in European football

In the world of modern football, it may be rare to see a team dominate such that another team cannot challenge them for the title.  It is when a team leaves behind every single competitor it has in the league that abnormally quick title wins take shape.Often such victories are shaped by the inadequacies of the challengers and the qualities of the victors. The English Premier League, however, provides ample proof that teams can comp

Mar 29 2016
PSG suffer first home league defeat in almost two years
PSG suffer first home league defeat in almost two years

Football Soccer - Paris St Germain v Monaco - French Ligue 1 - Parc des Princes stadium, Paris, France - 20/03/2016. Monaco's Fabinho argues with referee Antony Gautier (L) as Paris St Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R) looks on. REUTERS/Charles PlatiauPARIS (Reuters) - Newly-crowned champions Paris St Germain suffered their first Ligue 1 home loss in almost two years and second defeat of the season with a 2-0 reverse to second-placed AS Monaco

Mar 21 2016
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