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# L'Equipe

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# L'Equipe
Penaud and Dupont passed fit for France's quarter-final showdown with Wales
Jacques Brunel has made just one change to the side which began in such impressive fashion against Argentina.
# Setback
Blow for Bayern Munich's Champions League hopes as key player set for lengthy absence
French sports daily L’Equipe claim Kingsley Coman could miss at least two months.
# tough night
L'Equipe don't hold back with their player ratings and absolutely skewer Barca's stars
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and captain Andres Iniesta were singled out by the famous French publication.
# Big Money
PSG set to sign German star for €36 million - reports
Julian Draxler is on the verge of joining the French side.
# shiny happy people
French media: When it comes to its football fans, "Ireland is unified"
“It does us good to see such happy people.”
# Harsh truths
French newspaper L'Equipe didn't hold back with their player ratings for Ireland v Belgium
One Irish starter as given 2/10, while Belgium’s worst performer got a three.
# column
Have Wenger's values led Arsenal into a moral maze?
‘Is it wise that one man’s morality should be allowed to guide the fortunes of the club in such a complete way?’, asks TV3′s Tommy Martin.
# Allegation
Arsene Wenger has come across 'many teams' in football that are guilty of doping
The Arsenal boss has suggested athletics isn’t the only sport in which drug cheats have prospered in recent times.
# Claim
'Fifa takes women footballers for idiots'
France’s Camille Abily has slammed world football’s governing body.
# Oh dear
Liverpool's Belgian striker named in Ligue 1's worst XI of the season
Divock Origi features on the unwanted list after a poor campaign on loan at Lille.
# Media Review
'Leinster had no intention of playing' - The French papers react to Toulon's win
Leinster left Marseille ‘alive, standing, and always ambitious,’ says one paper.
# shots fired
Laurent Blanc calls Jose Mourinho a 'genius' on the back of Chelsea's 4-2 loss to Bradford
The PSG coach is hoping to avenge his side’s loss to Chelsea in the Champions League last year.
# J10
Concern over Sexton head injury as L'Équipe reports spell on sidelines
The Ireland out-half sustained the injury against Australia in November.
# Media Preview
Here's what the French papers are saying about Munster's visit to Clermont
Munster’s chances of winning are being talked up by certain quarters of the French media.
# problems
Was the Russian athletics federation paid €450k to cover up a positive doping case?
The IAAF, the governing body of athletics, said there was “already an on-going investigation”.
# Reaction
Here's what the French media are saying about Munster's defeat to Toulon
There were mixed perspectives on the Munster performance on the pages of Midol, L’Equipe and Rugbyrama.
# Reaction
Here's what the French media are saying after the Heineken Cup quarter-finals
We’ve taken a look at L’Équipe, Midi Olympique and Rugbyrama to discover the alternative viewpoint on the action.
# le match
Here's what the French papers are saying about tomorrow's showdown in Paris
We’ve taken a look at what they’re writing in Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Le Parisien.
# Les Bleus
'DO IT' orders French newspaper before World Cup playoff tonight
France attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit in tonight’s playoff second leg against Ukraine.
# spring break
European champions Toulon line up move for Ulster's Ruan Pienaar
The 29-year-old is involved in negotiations with the province as his contract expires next summer.
# Reports
Jonny Sexton will play in the top 14 next season, but not necessarily for Racing Metro - L'Equipe
Clermont, Toulouse and Toulon are rumoured destinations.
# Protest
European newspapers publish reform manifesto
A number of papers have joined forces to promote an eight-point plan for cycling’s future.
# knees up
Injured Rafa Nadal has not picked up a tennis racket in three months
Bet he hasn’t picked up the phone to a match-challenging Roger Federer either.
# broadsheet
‘The biggest newspaper in the world’ — L’Equipe produce giant edition to mark London 2012
In two sections measuring 32 inches side to side and 22 inches up and down, the paper admitted it would cause problems for commuters.
# accusation
Johnson deliberately broke my leg, says Sagna
The defender pointed the finger at his opponent after suffering a season-ending injury yesterday.
# Review
Here's how the French papers reacted to Leinster's win yesterday
L’Equipe were not happy with Wayne Barnes’ performance, while Le Figaro suggested that the visitors deserved their victory.