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#Ligue 1

# ligue-1 - Friday 18 August, 2017

Juventus do a great bit of business by snapping up Matuidi for €20m
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Juventus do a great bit of business by snapping up Matuidi for €20m

Aug 18th 2017, 5:27 PM 6,954 Views 16 Comments

The French midfielder has completed his transfer from PSG, signing a three-year contract.

# ligue-1 - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Lyon president says 'it could be necessary for the French State to take over' after Neymar transfer
# Coup
From The42
# Coup

Lyon president says 'it could be necessary for the French State to take over' after Neymar transfer

Aug 8th 2017, 4:18 PM 11,186 Views 1 Comment

Jean-Michel Aulas believes Paris Saint-Germain will wind up spending €1bn on the Brazilian.

# ligue-1 - Sunday 6 August, 2017

'I must thank Neymar for advising me to come here' - Dani Alves was encouraged to join PSG by striker From The42

'I must thank Neymar for advising me to come here' - Dani Alves was encouraged to join PSG by striker

Aug 6th 2017, 10:00 AM 8,585 Views 9 Comments

Former Juventus full-back Dani Alves said he was advised by fellow Brazilian Neymar to join PSG.

# ligue-1 - Friday 4 August, 2017

Barcelona refuse to pay €26m Neymar loyalty bonus
# No Chance
From The42
# No Chance

Barcelona refuse to pay €26m Neymar loyalty bonus

Aug 4th 2017, 2:28 PM 18,376 Views 19 Comments

The new PSG signing’s father reportedly stood to earn €26m as part of his son’s contract at Camp Nou.

# ligue-1 - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Dani Alves marked his PSG debut with a phenomenal strike as they saw off Monaco
# Oh Dani Boy
From The42
# Oh Dani Boy

Dani Alves marked his PSG debut with a phenomenal strike as they saw off Monaco

Jul 29th 2017, 10:19 PM 8,972 Views 5 Comments

Who needs Neymar?

# ligue-1 - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Report claims PSG will smash the world record and pay Barcelona €222m for Neymar
# Transfer News
From The42
# Transfer News

Report claims PSG will smash the world record and pay Barcelona €222m for Neymar

Jul 18th 2017, 4:09 PM 9,226 Views 11 Comments

Barca director Jordi Mestre insists a deal won’t be happening, however.

# ligue-1 - Friday 7 July, 2017

PSG star 'would love' Barcelona move but club refuse to sell
# Ambition
From The42
# Ambition

PSG star 'would love' Barcelona move but club refuse to sell

Jul 7th 2017, 11:10 AM 5,961 Views 8 Comments

Marco Verratti wants a transfer to happen but the French side have made it unlikely, the Catalans’ president has claimed.

# ligue-1 - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Arsenal complete record deal for Lacazette
# Forward Thinking
From The42
# Forward Thinking

Arsenal complete record deal for Lacazette

Jul 5th 2017, 5:50 PM 7,036 Views 33 Comments

Arsene always gets his man.

# ligue-1 - Monday 26 June, 2017

Claudio Ranieri ready to 'forget Leicester' as he gets to know Nantes
# Dilly Ding
From The42
# Dilly Ding

Claudio Ranieri ready to 'forget Leicester' as he gets to know Nantes

Jun 26th 2017, 5:04 PM 3,816 Views 2 Comments

“I’ve watched a lot of the matches, I’m not going to say the names but there is quality,” says the Italian, sounding like he hasn’t exactly been scouting the French club.

# ligue-1 - Friday 23 June, 2017

Monaco midfielder 'tempted' by move to Man United
# Come Get Me Plea
From The42
# Come Get Me Plea

Monaco midfielder 'tempted' by move to Man United

Jun 23rd 2017, 4:07 PM 6,928 Views 7 Comments

Brazilian Fabinho is believed to be a target for the Premier League club.

# ligue-1 - Friday 16 June, 2017

Arsenal make bid for prolific Lyon striker
# Transfer News
From The42
# Transfer News

Arsenal make bid for prolific Lyon striker

Jun 16th 2017, 1:53 PM 8,581 Views 6 Comments

The Gunners are attempting to recruit a striker this summer, with Alexandre Lacazette a target.

Mbappe not worth £120m price tag as Abidal talks up Barca move for Dembele
# It's All About The Money
From The42
# It's All About The Money

Mbappe not worth £120m price tag as Abidal talks up Barca move for Dembele

Jun 16th 2017, 8:29 AM 7,958 Views 6 Comments

The Barcelona ambassador does not agree with the transfer figures being touted for 18-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe.

# ligue-1 - Friday 9 June, 2017

Former Ajax and Barca great Kluivert ousted at PSG
# Departures Lounge
From The42
# Departures Lounge

Former Ajax and Barca great Kluivert ousted at PSG

Jun 9th 2017, 11:36 PM 9,566 Views 4 Comments

The former striker has left his position at the Ligue 1 club by mutual consent after a single season.

# ligue-1 - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Belgian wonderkid joins Monaco in €23million deal despite Premier League interest
# Transfer News
From The42
# Transfer News

Belgian wonderkid joins Monaco in €23million deal despite Premier League interest

May 24th 2017, 8:58 PM 9,802 Views 8 Comments

Youri Tielemans will continue his career in France after agreeing a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 champions.

# ligue-1 - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Unbelievable scenes as Amiens seal first Ligue 1 promotion with 96th-minute winner
# Sacre Bleu
From The42
# Sacre Bleu

Unbelievable scenes as Amiens seal first Ligue 1 promotion with 96th-minute winner

May 20th 2017, 2:06 PM 10,946 Views 3 Comments

They went from finishing sixth to second with one kick of a ball.

# ligue-1 - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

In-demand Mbappe fires Monaco to first French title in 17 years
# Champions
From The42
# Champions

In-demand Mbappe fires Monaco to first French title in 17 years

May 17th 2017, 9:59 PM 6,630 Views 11 Comments

Valere Germain added a second goal with the final kick of the match.

Monaco players promised private gig with 50 Cent as they close in on league title
# In Da Club
From The42
# In Da Club

Monaco players promised private gig with 50 Cent as they close in on league title

May 17th 2017, 3:24 PM 4,462 Views 8 Comments

The club will be crowned Ligue 1 champions if they avoid defeat against St Etienne.

# ligue-1 - Monday 15 May, 2017

Radamel Falcao fired Monaco to the brink of the Ligue 1 title last night
# Poacher
From The42
# Poacher

Radamel Falcao fired Monaco to the brink of the Ligue 1 title last night

May 15th 2017, 7:05 AM 7,976 Views 6 Comments

The Ligue 1 title is not yet mathematically secured.

# ligue-1 - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

'Best manager I ever had' - Balotelli responds to Rodgers' jibe
# Super Mario
From The42
# Super Mario

'Best manager I ever had' - Balotelli responds to Rodgers' jibe

May 3rd 2017, 2:40 PM 13,582 Views 20 Comments

The pair ramped up the sarcasm in assessing one another following their dreadful time together at Liverpool.

# ligue-1 - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Ligue 1 game abandoned after pitch invaders try to attack Lyon players
# Ugly Scenes
From The42
# Ugly Scenes

Ligue 1 game abandoned after pitch invaders try to attack Lyon players

Apr 16th 2017, 5:44 PM 8,200 Views 5 Comments

This is the second time this week that the French club has been affected by crowd trouble.

# ligue-1 - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Don't ask me for interviews again - Balotelli hits out at media
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

Don't ask me for interviews again - Balotelli hits out at media

Mar 16th 2017, 11:23 PM 5,904 Views 4 Comments

Coverage of a radio interview has left the Nice striker upset at how his quotes were recontextualised.

# ligue-1 - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Liverpool told me I'd replace Coutinho, says Marseille teenager
# Successor
From The42
# Successor

Liverpool told me I'd replace Coutinho, says Marseille teenager

Mar 14th 2017, 4:14 PM 8,911 Views 5 Comments

Maxime Lopez claims he was wanted as a long-term successor to the Brazilian schemer.

# ligue-1 - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Memphis Depay continues goalscoring form with outrageous goal from the halfway line
# Oh My Word
From The42
# Oh My Word

Memphis Depay continues goalscoring form with outrageous goal from the halfway line

Mar 12th 2017, 9:21 PM 11,077 Views 8 Comments

Is that the same guy who was at Man United!?

# ligue-1 - Friday 10 March, 2017

PSG hit out at L'Equipe over story that Verratti and Matuidi were partying before Barca defeat
# Denial
From The42
# Denial

PSG hit out at L'Equipe over story that Verratti and Matuidi were partying before Barca defeat

Mar 10th 2017, 5:58 PM 6,064 Views 0 Comments

Allegations that the pair were in a nightclub two days before their Champions League exit have been shot down by the club.

# ligue-1 - Monday 30 January, 2017

Dimitri Payet officially departs West Ham in €29 million deal
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Dimitri Payet officially departs West Ham in €29 million deal

Jan 30th 2017, 8:15 AM 9,935 Views 8 Comments

The France international has re-signed with former club Marseille.

# ligue-1 - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Balotelli furious after alleged racial abuse at Bastia
# Racism Row
From The42
# Racism Row

Balotelli furious after alleged racial abuse at Bastia

Jan 21st 2017, 12:27 PM 4,661 Views 0 Comments

After Nice’s disappointing draw at Bastia on Friday, a furious Mario Balotelli condemned the home fans for allegedly racially abusing him.

# ligue-1 - Thursday 19 January, 2017

'Immeasurable bulls**t' - Ligue 1 coach destroys Van Basten's offside plan
# Unimpressed
From The42
# Unimpressed

'Immeasurable bulls**t' - Ligue 1 coach destroys Van Basten's offside plan

Jan 19th 2017, 10:45 PM 15,299 Views 7 Comments

Rennes coach Christian Gourcuff has questioned the Dutch legend in the strongest terms.

# ligue-1 - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Arsenal and Liverpool miss out as PSG confirm Draxler capture for reported €42 million fee
# Done Deal
From The42
# Done Deal

Arsenal and Liverpool miss out as PSG confirm Draxler capture for reported €42 million fee

Jan 3rd 2017, 11:40 AM 4,687 Views 5 Comments

The German international has signed for the French club on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

# ligue-1 - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Inspired by Mario Balotelli, the team defying doubters at the top of the French league
# A True Underdog Story
From The42
# A True Underdog Story

Inspired by Mario Balotelli, the team defying doubters at the top of the French league

Dec 25th 2016, 11:01 AM 6,756 Views 2 Comments

Nice’s ascension is a result of successful gambles on players and astute coaching appointments.

# ligue-1 - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Mario Balotelli shown a straight red card for this kick on a Bordeaux defender
# Why Always Me
From The42
# Why Always Me

Mario Balotelli shown a straight red card for this kick on a Bordeaux defender

Dec 22nd 2016, 8:30 AM 11,146 Views 17 Comments

There was late drama last night as Nice saw their lead at the top of Ligue 1 cut to two points.

# ligue-1 - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Are Mario Balotelli and Nice set to be this season's great underdog story?
# Going Well
From The42
# Going Well

Are Mario Balotelli and Nice set to be this season's great underdog story?

Oct 25th 2016, 6:35 PM 15,579 Views 18 Comments

The former Liverpool striker looks rejuvenated since moving to Ligue 1.

# ligue-1 - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Mario Balotelli has now scored 4 goals in 2 games after netting a brace against Monaco
# Super Mario
From The42
# Super Mario

Mario Balotelli has now scored 4 goals in 2 games after netting a brace against Monaco

Sep 21st 2016, 10:34 PM 11,507 Views 20 Comments

Nice are now sitting pretty at the top of Ligue 1.

# ligue-1 - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Mario Balotelli - 'Joining Liverpool was the worst decision of my life'
# Critical
From The42
# Critical

Mario Balotelli - 'Joining Liverpool was the worst decision of my life'

Sep 11th 2016, 9:48 PM 15,054 Views 38 Comments

The new Nice striker has bad memories of his time at Liverpool.

# ligue-1 - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Portugal hero Eder 'sorry' for scoring Euro 2016 winner
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

Portugal hero Eder 'sorry' for scoring Euro 2016 winner

Sep 10th 2016, 12:31 PM 13,920 Views 9 Comments

There’s been a negative reaction from fans in Ligue 1.

# ligue-1 - Friday 9 September, 2016

Ibrahimovic: I miss my wages at PSG
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

Ibrahimovic: I miss my wages at PSG

Sep 9th 2016, 8:39 AM 19,592 Views 29 Comments

The former Sweden international is reportedly earning an estimated €30,000 a week less at Old Trafford.

# ligue-1 - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Mario Balotelli lashes out at 'bad player' Carragher
# Fireworks
From The42
# Fireworks

Mario Balotelli lashes out at 'bad player' Carragher

Sep 3rd 2016, 8:12 PM 14,200 Views 23 Comments

Mario Balotelli has called Jamie Carragher a “wonderful hater” for his comments about the forward’s time at Liverpool.

# ligue-1 - Saturday 16 July, 2016

'Barcelona move reduced me to tears'
# Pride
From The42
# Pride

'Barcelona move reduced me to tears'

Jul 16th 2016, 12:56 PM 12,725 Views 6 Comments

The 22-year-old wants to force his way into the team’s starting line-up immediately.

# ligue-1 - Monday 4 July, 2016

Ben Arfa thinks PSG move can make him one of the best players in the world
# Lofty Ambitions
From The42
# Lofty Ambitions

Ben Arfa thinks PSG move can make him one of the best players in the world

Jul 4th 2016, 9:29 PM 8,526 Views 4 Comments

Good man, Hatem.

# ligue-1 - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Leicester pave the way for Kante's exit by signing French midfielder
# Replacement
From The42
# Replacement

Leicester pave the way for Kante's exit by signing French midfielder

Jul 3rd 2016, 2:49 PM 11,625 Views 2 Comments

Nampalys Mendy becomes the Premier League champions’ third arrival of the close-season.

# ligue-1 - Monday 27 June, 2016

Laurent Blanc departs PSG with Unai Emery waiting in the wings
# Au Revoir
From The42
# Au Revoir

Laurent Blanc departs PSG with Unai Emery waiting in the wings

Jun 27th 2016, 12:43 PM 5,110 Views 1 Comment

Blanc’s departure from the French champions was confirmed on Monday.