Paris Saint Germain played Lorient in the league today. And they won. Just like they have in each of their last eight matches, and 17 in their last 18, and 30 in their last 33. That’s because as good as PSG undoubtedly are, Ligue 1 sucks.
We can’t imagine PSG’s Ángel di María heard about Dele Alli’s wondergoal earlier today, but if he did this is a fitting response. Dare we say di María learned it from Zlatan?
This flash of brilliance from Hatem Ben Arfa is only his most recent in a run of incredible plays of late. That he didn’t score here doesn’t matter much, and Nice won the match anyway (on two Ben Arfa penalties), so let’s appreciate this for what it is.
PSG are a whopping 19 points clear atop the Ligue 1 table, thanks to Zlatan kinda yawning his way into thunderbolts like this.
You almost feel like Hatem Ben Arfa’s entire time on a soccer pitch was destined to culminate in this moment. For years Ben Arfa’s career has flickered with brief moments of genius, intermittently successful attempts at squeezing through the tightest of openings and twirling past the thickest swarms of defenses,…
Mathieu Valbuena starred for French club Marseille for eight long, prosperous seasons before moving on to richer pastures last summer. He was their best player and the crowd favorite for many a year, and when he left for Dynamo Moscow the club retired his number. After one season in Russia, he’s back in France, now…
Marseille beat Toulouse 6-1 last night, and a Toulouse fan—perhaps upset that Toulouse is on track to be relegated—tried to take his frustrations out by chucking a water bottle at Steve Mandanda. But the fan couldn't have picked a worse target, as Mandanda is Marseille's goalkeeper, where his entire job is to catch or…
Hey, this is really cool. Girondins de Bordeaux hosted AS Saint-Étienne today, and Bordeaux's fans thought of a cool new way to support their squad: dust.
Another January past, and another transfer window closes as the rumor mill, hype machine, and hope-mongering all come to screeching halts. For a little while, at least. But this window did have some fascinating moves, so let's take the opportunity to break down all the transfers that caught our eye during the only…
Paris Saint-Germain are playing Stade Rennais right now. They're up 1-0 because they scored a goal that is pornographic in nature and should be only watched at home, in bed, with lotion close at hand, and Poliça playing softly through your computer's speakers. Here is that goal:
Bordeaux manager and former French international Willy Sagnol had some things to say about African soccer players this week. As you can probably guess, they were racist as hell.
We can't keep letting PSG do this. Yesterday, the French giants took on Cyprian giants/world ants APOEL in Champions League play. This was a match even schizophrenic PSG couldn't muck up, right? No. Instead of a dominating performance on a day full of them, we saw another typically lackadaisical display from the…
This is FC Girondins de Bordeaux striker Thomas Touré, who was in action yesterday against AS Saint-Étienne. And this is Thomas Touré's dong.
Towards the tail end of this past World Cup, more than a few readers emailed us looking for guidance on how to become a soccer fan. Never ones to disappoint our adoring readership, we've now obliged. Here's how we imagine that conversation would go.
France's Ligue 1 kicks off today, and outside of watching Zlatan Ibrahimović and Paris Saint-Germain make fools of their opponents week after week en route to a third league championship in three years, you may be thinking "What's the point?"
Supporters of Ligue 1 side Saint-Étienne traveled to Nice for yesterday's match, and were not polite guests. They brawled with home fans, brawled with riot police, even brawled with each other in a bloody spectacle that left one man dangling from the upper deck.
The European transfer window isn't even open for another month, but the biggest summer signing may have already happened. French club AS Monaco, newly-promoted to Ligue 1, have bought Colombian striker Radamel Falcao from Spanish side Atletico Madrid for somewhere between 45 and 60 million euros. Monaco, which we…
David Beckham played in the last game of his career today after announcing his retirement from soccer last week. He started and was given the captain's armband for his club, Paris Saint-Germain, in their last home match of the season against last-place Brest.