On-loan Liverpool striker Divock Origi netted the winner as Lille moved to the top of the Ligue 1 standings ahead of the weekend matches with a somewhat fortunate 1-0 win at promoted Caen.
The game hinged on an incident midway through the second half when Caen defender Dennis Appiah was sent off for bringing Origi down inside the area, and from the resulting penalty the Belgium striker slotted home for the only goal of the game.
That was the first goal of the new season for the 19-year-old, who...
Ligue 1 newcomers Caen got their season off to the perfect start after they claimed a 3-0 win away at Evian on the opening day of their campaign.
Mathieu Duhamel scored twice following Ngolo Kante's opener as Caen stormed to a three-goal lead by the half-time whistle before holding onto their advantage in the second period.
The result put Caen at the top of the overall standings with two games left to play in the first round of fixtures.
The newly-promoted side dominated the first half, with Duhame...
Ligue 1 clubs including Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille are challenging rules that permit Monaco to avoid the French 75 percent “super tax” rate on salaries of more than one million euros.
• Laurens: PSG-Monaco rivalry
Last month, the club -- exempted due to the fact it is based in the Principality of Monaco -- agreed to pay the French Football League (LFP) 50 million euros in order to settle the matter.
However, seven Ligue 1 clubs -- ...
Nice overcame Marseille 5-4 in a thrilling Mediterranean derby to book their place in the last 16 of the Coupe de France on Tuesday night.
The all-Ligue 1 tie was the clear pick of the night's action and more than lived up to its billing as both defences took the night off at Stade Velodrome.
The opening minutes gave a clue as to what was to come, with Marseille going ahead in the third ...