• Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes narrowly avoids disaster as firecracker explodes inches away from him

    Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes narrowly avoids disaster as firecracker explodes inches away from him

    Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was sent to hospital after being struck by a firecracker in Lyon’s game against Metz. The match was subsequently abandoned.

    However, Lopes narrowly avoided a far more serious injury by rolling away in the nick of time as the firecracker exploded on the spot where he was receiving treatment.

    Metz took a first-half lead at the Stade Saint-Symphorien, but the home fans responded by throwing projectiles at the visiting goalkeeper.

    Lopes was surrounded by concerned players and the Lyon […]

  • ‘Di Maria still a great player’ – Saviola backs PSG star to shake off slump

    ‘Di Maria still a great player’ – Saviola backs PSG star to shake off slump

    The 28-year-old’s former team-mate insists his talent remains despite his struggles this season, while confessing Argentina have lost too many finals of late.

    Javier Saviola has backed Angel Di Maria to shake off his current patch of bad form and get back to his best for Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina, calling the midfielder a “great player”.

    Di Maria has struggled for PSG this season, scoring just once in 16 appearances, and has been linked with a January move to Inter.

    His struggles in […]

  • Lyon deny Valbuena ‘despicable’ death claim

    Lyon deny Valbuena ‘despicable’ death claim

    Lyon have hit out at “despicable” social media reports that claimed French international Mathieu Valbuena had died.

    “Mathieu Valbuena is happily alive and well contrary to what those despicable individuals are spreading on Twitter,” the club tweeted on Monday, alongside a photograph of the player.

    The Ligue 1 side acted after a number of social media posts claimed the 32-year-old died on Sunday.

    “Lyon are horrified at such disgraceful and inhuman acts,” the club added.

    Valbuena, who has 52 France caps, has endured a […]

  • Referee admits Balotelli red card error

    Referee admits Balotelli red card error

    Mario Balotelli is unlikely to serve a suspension for his red card in Nice’s victory over Lorient after the referee admitted that he made an error.

    The striker has made a stunning start to his career in Ligue 1 after being rescued from his Liverpool nightmare on the final day of the transfer window.

    Balotelli has scored six goals in five appearances in all competitions for leaders Nice since arriving in France, the latest an 86th-minute winner to secure a 2-1 victory […]

  • Mario Balotelli sent off THREE minutes after scoring stunning Nice winner

    Mario Balotelli sent off THREE minutes after scoring stunning Nice winner

    Mario Balotelli had a bittersweet afternoon at the Allianz Riviera, where he scored a stunning winning goal to put Nice top of Ligue 1 but was later dismissed in the 2-1 win over Lorient.

    The Italy international, who was overlooked for a recall to the Azzurri this weekend despite his excellent form in France, shot brilliantly into the top corner with a curling shot from the edge of the box with four minutes to restore his side’s advantage after Benjamin Moukandjo […]

  • PSG star sentenced to ‘two months in prison’ for assaulting police officer

    PSG star sentenced to ‘two months in prison’ for assaulting police officer

    Controversial Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier has been sentenced to two months in prison for violence towards a police officer.

    The Ivory Coast international, who was stopped by police in his Porsche Cayenne and asked to take a breath test after leaving a Parisian nightclub, abused and acted violently towards police officers before elbowing an officer in the chest on May 30th.

    The 23-year-old was also ordered to pay €600 in fines by the Paris correctional tribunal, with a further €1,500 in […]

  • “I Didn’t Smoke And Drink” Angry Emmanuel Adebayor Finally Reveals [Must Read]

    “I Didn’t Smoke And Drink” Angry Emmanuel Adebayor Finally Reveals [Must Read]

    Emmanuel Adebayor has refuted claims he asked for whisky and smoked cigarettes at a meeting as he tried to secure a contract with Lyon.

    The former Arsenal and Crystal Palace striker, who is without a club, was said to have made the bizarre requests by Lyon’s manager Bruno Geneseo after discussions over a move to the Ligue 1 club.

    “We had a place in our squad for Manu, so I arranged to meet him for a coffee in Lyon. But, to my […]

  • Radamel Falcao hospitalised with concussion in Monaco defeat

    Radamel Falcao hospitalised with concussion in Monaco defeat

    Radamel Falcao spent Wednesday night under observation in hospital in Monaco after suffering concussion in his team’s 4-0 derby defeat to Nice.

    Falcao, 30, went off at half-time of the Ligue 1 encounter after a heavy collision with Nice goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale.

    The former Porto and Atletico Madrid striker, who spent the last two seasons on loan at Manchester United and Chelsea, underwent an MRI scan at the Princess Grace hospital in the principality, the results of which were “normal,” according to […]

  • Adebayor blasts Lyon’s ‘ridiculous’ excuse to cancel transfer

    Adebayor blasts Lyon’s ‘ridiculous’ excuse to cancel transfer

    Emmanuel Adebayor has expressed his anger over Lyon’s ‘nonsense’ excuse for not signing him.

    The 32-year-old was expected to seal a move to the Ligue 1 club as a free agent, but they pulled out of the deal, because of Adebayor’s participation in next year’s Africa Nations Cup and his ineligibility for the Champions League.

    “They said that? That’s nonsense,” he told L’Equipe.

    “They came to me after we had qualified [for the African Nations Cup], so they knew I was going to […]

  • Lyon pull out of Adebayor deal

    Lyon pull out of Adebayor deal

    Lyon have confirmed they will not sign Emmanuel Adebayor.

    The 32-year-old who is a free agent, was expected to put pen to paper for the Ligue 1 team, after coach Bruno Genesio hinted a deal could be imminent.

    However, they have decided against taking the former Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid, because he is considering playing at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

    “Olympique Lyonnais has decided not to pursue the discussions initiated with Emmanuel Adebayor who, since the beginning […]

  • Monaco hand Paris Saint-Germain first defeat of the season

    Monaco hand Paris Saint-Germain first defeat of the season

    Paris Saint-Germain suffered their first league defeat since March, as Monaco struck an early blow in the Ligue 1 title race with a 3-1 victory over the reigning champions.

    Monaco were the last French team to record a victory over PSG — although that came straight after they had won a fourth straight title — and they fired a warning that this year’s competition could be closer.

    Joao Moutinho and Fabinho scored in the first half, and although Edinson Cavani pulled one […]