Here are all the videos of today’s Ligue 1 goals and highlights!
Le Mans 1 – 0 Grenoble
During the last week, a three-part interview of US captain Carlos Bocanegra has been published on the official Ligue 1 website. Earlier in the year, Ligue 1 also conducted an exclusive interview with Charlie Davies as well. Is seems like Ligue 1 has become a very friendly environment for American players abroad.
In the first part of the interview, Bocanegra talked about his club team, Rennes, and how they are struggling to play as a team. “I think the biggest problem for us is that everybody has been in good form individually, but not as a team. Players have been having a good game when other guys haven’t been performing so well. Our problem is in the group effort and getting everyone to play well at the same time,” said Bocanegra.
Also, Bocanegra played his 50th game in Ligue 1 recently. He stated that he played over 100 games for Fulham and hopes that we can do the same thing in Ligue 1 as well.
In the second part of the interview, Carlos said that he wishes that he could express himself at Rennes as much as he can at USNT matches. He said that there is a language barrier. “I try and remain the same, but the problem at Rennes is that I can’t always express myself the way I would like in French and that is hard for me because sometimes I feel like I can’t completely get my point across. But you just try and lead with your actions.”
It’s a cold and rainy holiday afternoon where I am, and while trolling through French football related information, I came upon three youtube videos I thought I’d share.
If you’re a sucker for goal videos…
That’s one excellent compilation of goals from last season. Also, take a look at one fans opinion of the best Ligue 1 goals ever (since the invention of youtube)…
But, as of today, Ligue 1′s site has come out and said it. So, therefore, it is game on between the Ligue 1 and the other leagues.
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I’m sorry Lyon fans, but I have to bring it up. This week, Olympique Lyonnais, the mighty French side that defeated Liverpool at Anfield, were crushed on the road with a 4-1 loss to Nice. While Nice is a team that has played under their potential this season, they were still a team that was in the relegation zone.
I have heard some people saying that this shows that Lyon’s win at Anfield was ‘a fluke’. That a Liverpool side that was banged up should have won against Lyon. They base this on the fact that Lyon lost to a team that was in the relegation zone.
This, again, shows the lack of knowledge of Premiership fans, most whom rarely look at other leagues, and assume that their league is superior. Anyone that watches Ligue 1 could tell you that Nice has been playing under their potential and that there was a possibility of an upset in the making as Lyon travelled south. In fact, though I picked Lyon to win, I said that this game could be quite close and maybe the upset of the week. And I think that any Ligue 1 fan could agree with that assessment.
19:00 – AJ Auxerre / Grenoble Foot 38
Auxerre: Sorin – Hengbart, Coulibaly, Mignot, Grichting – Chafni (or Birsa), Pedretti, Ndinga , Capoue – Niculae, Jelen.
Grenoble: Le Crom – Mainfroi, Jemmali, Vitakic, Robin – Batlles, Romao – Feghouli (or Courtois), Akrour, Matsui – Ljuboja.
19:00 – FC Lorient / Paris Saint-Germain
Lorient: Audard – Sosa, Marchal, Koscielny, Morel – Amalfitano, Ducasse, Mvuemba, Diarra – Gameiro, Vahirua
Paris Saint-Germain: Coupet – Ceara, S. Traoré, M. Sakho, Armand – Giuly, Makelele, Clément, Sessegnon – Hoarau, Luyindula
19:00 – AS Monaco FC / AS Saint-Etienne
Monaco: Ruffier – Adriano, Mongongu (or Nkoulou), Puygrenier, Traoré – Costa, Coutadeur – Alonso, Gudjonhsen (or Perez), Nenê – Park
Saint-Etienne: Janot – Varrault, Bayal, Ndaw, Dabo – Landrin, Gelson, Matuidi, Augusto (or Payet) – Sanogo, Bergessio
19:00 – Montpellier HSC / US Boulogne CO
Montpellier: Jourdren – Yanga-Mbiwa, Dzodic, Spahic, Collin – Pitau, Marveaux, Costa – Aït-Fana, Camara, Montano
Boulogne-sur-Mer: Valverde – Rabuel, Touré, Lachor, Borne – Marcq, Adefemi, Da Rocha, Agouazi – Blayac, Robert
19:00 – AS Nancy Lorraine / FC Sochaux-Montbéliard
Nancy: Bracigliano – Chrétien, Macaluso, Sami, Marange – Féret, Berenguer, Ca, Brison – Dia, Hadji
Sochaux: Richert – J. Faty, Perquis, Bréchet, Jokic – Boudebouz (or Nogueira), B. Gavanon, Mar. Martin, Dalmat – Davies, Sverkos
19:00 – Valenciennes FC / Olympique de Marseille
Valenciennes: Ndy Assembé – Ducourtioux, Bisevac, Rafael, Tiéné – Mater, Cohade, R. Gomis, Sanchez, Danic – Pujol
Marseille: Mandanda – Bonnart, Diawara, Heinze, Rool – Cissé, Abriel, Lucho, Be. Cheyrou – Brandao, Niang
21:00 – Olympique Lyonnais / Toulouse FC
Lyon: Lloris – Réveillère, Cris, Bodmer, Cissokho – Toulalan, Makoun – Källström, Pjanic, Govou – Gomis
Toulouse: Pelé – Congré, Capoue, Nounkeu, Tabanou – Berson – Braaten, Didot, Sissoko, Machado – Gignac
Yesterday’s League Cup action saw a number of surprises. The Ligue 2 teams did quite a good job representing their league, while other teams blew large leads going into the final minutes. So what does it all mean, not just for the cup play but possible consequences for league play as well? We will examine the teams and the games from last night.
Metz 2 – 0 Valencienne
After a great come from behind victory against Sochaux last weekend, I am sure this was the last result that the Valencienne fans expected. Their loss to mid-table Ligue 2 side FC Metz lead many to question where Valencienne are this season. One minute they look impressive, the next they look terrible. This week their cause won’t get any help, with the vastly improved Marseille coming to town. With another loss, Valencienne could possibly see themselves flirting with the relegation zone come Saturday evening.
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Well, Ligue 1 and French soccer is starting to be talked about in a few circles here in the United States which hopefully will be the next step to promoting French football here in this country.
I was part of a couple of interviews yesterday to discuss French soccer. I want to thank Richard Farley of Inside the Six and Brian Houge and Scott Cordova of The Football Pub for giving me a chance to discuss some French footie.
Here are the links to the shows that were done this weekend:
Thanks to both shows for featuring French soccer on your sites, and looking forward to doing it again.
I ended Part 1 talking about how Ligue 1 produces and develops some of the world’s greatest players. I am now going to discuss the quality of play and excitement of the league.
The goals scored in Ligue 1 are spectacular as a rule. For example, both these goals were scored just last weekend: