French Ligue 1

Who was your MOTM in Manchester City's 5-3 win against Monaco?

After their draw against Huddersfield in the FA Cup, Manchester City came up against an in-form Monaco side in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie.   The Citizens and their French opponents fielded strong sides with Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Kevin de Bruyne starting for the home side while hitman Radamel Falcao featured from the get-go …

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Analysing Paris Saint Germain’s 4-0 first-leg Champions League victory over Barcelona

From the opening minute of last night’s Champions League encounter against Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain made their intentions clear. Immediately both full-backs pressed high up the pitch, with Marco Verratti dropping back to avoid being outnumbered by Barcelona’s front three. Yet this soon looked unnecessary as the Catalan giants adopted a 4-4-2 or 4-5-1 (With Lionel Messi behind Luis Suarez) …

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The best footballers under 23-years-old to watch out for in 2017

Football’s production lines never stop and 2017 is set to be another year where potentially world class talent is about to be unearthed for the rest of the watching world to view. The most prestigious clubs around the world develop some incredible talent to boost their seasons and The Boot Room have picked out five potential world-beaters who are ready …

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Monaco vs Tottenham: Match preview and predicted line-ups

Spurs may be the only unbeaten side in the Premier League, but they have all their work still ahead of them to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages. ‘Home’ defeats to Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley have done serious damage to Tottenham’s chances of progression, and they travel to the Principality in need of a victory. Technically speaking, …

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Three things we learnt from Tottenham’s 1-2 loss to Monaco on their Champions League return

Tottenham Hotspur had the unfortunate result of becoming the only English side to lose in the Champions League on Matchday one. The side, playing at Wembley Stadium, conceded first half goals by Monaco’s Silva and Lemar before a Toby Alderweireld goal gave them some hope, only for a resolute defensive performance to stand in their way. Disappointment then for the …

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Tottenham vs Monaco: Match preview and predicted line-ups

Tottenham will be playing their home matches in the Champions League at Wembley, due to the work having been started on the White Hart Lane site ahead of their more to a new stadium at the beginning of the 2018-19 season. It will be interesting to see how they deal with playing at England’s national stadium, with the men on …

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Three things we learnt from Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at PSG

In what promised to be one of the most exciting games of the Champions League group stages on paper, Arsenal traveled to Paris to face up against Paris Saint-Germain in a tough opening fixture in a group also containing FC Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad. The action kicked off immediately, with Edinson Cavani capping off a fine counter-attacking move within 46 …

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Three players who could make the difference for Arsenal against PSG

Tonight begins another Champions League quest for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side, who make the short journey across the English Channel to France, and then onto the capital, Paris. The French Champions are set to be waiting, a team that without the likes of David Luiz, Lucas Digne and Zlatan Ibrahimovic doesn’t seem as intimidating as it once was. PSG have …

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