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Guardiola hails City ‘personality’ after surviving stern test in France

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PA10 hits

Pep Guardiola felt Lyon were a step up from domestic opponents after Manchester City scrambled to a 2-2 draw in the Champions League.The Premier League leaders twice needed to come from behind as they were outplayed for large spells by the French side in Tuesday’s Group F clash in France.The result ensured City qualified for the last 16, but Guardiola felt the game should serve as another ...Full Story »

Off-colour City struggle in France, but do enough to book last-16 spot

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PA5 hits

Aymeric Laporte and Sergio Aguero struck as Manchester City twice came from behind to qualify for the Champions League last 16 with a 2-2 draw at Lyon.The outstanding Maxwel Cornet grabbed both goals for the hosts, who outplayed the Premier League champions for large spells at the Groupama Stadium.The Ivory Coast forward opened the scoring in the 55th minute and restored the lead after Laporte&r...Full Story »

France 1 - 0 Uruguay: Giroud penalty sees France edge past Uruguay

Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by PA25 hits

Olivier Giroud’s second half penalty clinched France a 1-0 friendly win against Uruguay in Paris.Chelsea striker Giroud converted a 52nd minute spot kick to give the world champions a lift after their failure to qualify for the Nations League Finals.But Les Bleus’ win came at a price as Paris St Germain forward Kylian Mbappe was forced out of the action with a shoulder injury.France ...Full Story »

France vs Uruguay - Kylian Mbappe desperate to end memorable year on a high

Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by PA16 hits

Kylian Mbappe is targeting a positive end to the year with France after admitting no outfield player shone in the defeat to Holland last week.Les Bleus lost for the first time since becoming world champions as Georginio Wijnaldum’s strike and Memphis Depay’s penalty gave Holland a 2-0 win.The result in Rotterdam did not flatter Holland, with visiting goalkeeper Hugo Lloris making a s...Full Story »

France failed to perform in Holland defeat – Didier Deschamps

Posted Saturday, November 17, 2018 by PA37 hits

Didier Deschamps admits France failed to perform after defeat to Holland left them in danger of failing to qualify for the Nations League finals.A draw in Rotterdam would have ensured top spot in Group A1 for the world champions but they were outplayed by the dominant Dutch and slipped to a 2-0 loss.Les Bleus must now hope Germany – who were relegated to League B by Friday’s res...Full Story »

Netherlands 2 - 0 France: Germany relegated as Netherlands turn on style to beat France

Posted Saturday, November 17, 2018 by PA65 hits

Germany were relegated from Group A1 of the Nations League after Holland earned a surprise 2-0 win over France.Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay crowned a dominant display from the Dutch in Rotterdam to end Les Bleus’ 15-game unbeaten run.Friday’s result leaves Joachim Low’s winless German side rooted to the bottom of the table and heading to League B.Holland wil...Full Story »

Netherlands vs France - Ronald Koeman: Dutch win over France would send a strong signal

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2018 by PA33 hits

Holland boss Ronald Koeman knows his side can make a big statement by following up victory over Germany with a toppling of world champions France.After failing to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, Holland put themselves back among the big boys with last month’s 3-0 victory over their great rivals in Amsterdam.That followed a narrow loss to France, who they face in Rotterdam on Friday, i...Full Story »

Injured Man Utd duo Pogba and Martial drop out of France squad

Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com103 hits

France coach Didier Deschamps has replaced injured duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial with Moussa Sissoko and Alexandre Lacazette. Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial have pulled out of France's squad for the games against Netherlands and Uruguay. Pogba missed United's 3-1 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday with a thigh injury, while Martial – who scored his side's go...Full Story »

Di Francesco admits Napoli deserved a point

Posted Monday, October 29, 2018 by PA28 hits

Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco admitted Napoli deserved their 90th-minute equaliser in the Derby del Sole.Dries Mertens struck late on to earn the second-placed hosts a 1-1 draw in Sunday’s Serie A clash.Roma had been on course for a fourth win in five league games after Stephen El Shaarawy’s first-half opener.But Di Francesco, whose side lost Daniele De Rossi and Kostas Manolas to i...Full Story »

Napoli vs AS Roma - Di Francesco looking for consistency from Roma

Posted Saturday, October 27, 2018 by PA51 hits

Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco admits his “unpredictable” side need to find some consistency or risk missing out on a Champions League spot this season. The Giallorossi head to second-placed Napoli this weekend lying seventh in Serie A following a topsy-turvy start to the campaign. A run of five games without a win in all competitions was immediately followed by an impressive fo...Full Story »

Antoine Griezmann reveals half-time chat lifted France

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PA54 hits

Antoine Griezmann revealed France had “a quiet word” in the dressing room at half-time which helped the world champions produce a comeback to beat Germany 2-1 in their Nations League clash.Under-fire Germany coach Joachim Low had called for a response following the 3-0 defeat in Holland on Saturday, which put his side in danger of relegation.The 2014 World Cup winners produced an imp...Full Story »

France 2 - 1 Germany: Antoine Griezmann leads France fightback as Germany continue to struggle

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by PA60 hits

Antoine Griezmann scored twice in the second half as world champions France came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 in their Nations League clash and increase the pressure on Joachim Low.Germany looked to have produced the required response from a 3-0 defeat in Holland on Saturday, which left them in danger of relegation, as Toni Kroos slotted in a penalty just before the break.Les Bleus, though, r...Full Story »

France vs Germany - Low convinced Germany have learned from their humbling

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by PA66 hits

Germany coach Joachim Low warned world champions France his side have “learned a few things” from their “painful” Nations League defeat to Holland ahead of Tuesday night’s clash in Paris.Die Mannschaft head to Saint-Denis bottom of League A Group One following a 3-0 reverse in Amsterdam on Saturday.Low hit out at his players for “breaking apart” against ...Full Story »

France's World Cup win hurt me - Koscielny retires from international football

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com65 hits

Laurent Koscielny has retired from international football and detailed how France's World Cup success had more of a negative impact on him than the injury that ruled him out of contention. Arsenal defender Koscielny was unavailable for selection for the competition in Russia after tearing his Achilles in the Europa League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid last May. The 33-year-ol...Full Story »

France investigates the possible fixing of the PSG-Red Star match

Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018 by Marca.com85 hits

An investigation has been opened by French authorities into the possible match-fixing of the Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star Belgrade on October 4. The reason for the probe is that a senior Serbian club leader had bet a huge amount of money that his team would lose by five goals. UEFA alerted France of the possible rigging of the result after being warned abou...Full Story »

France 2 - 2 Iceland: France strike twice late on to rescue draw against Iceland

Posted Friday, October 12, 2018 by PA68 hits

World champions France rescued themselves from an embarrassing defeat by Iceland with two goals in the last five minutes, including a last-gasp penalty from substitute Kylian Mbappe, to secure a 2-2 friendly draw at the Stade du Roudourou in Guingamp.Iceland had been out of form and regularly conceding goals, and against opponents who had followed winning the World Cup in July by takin...Full Story »

France vs Iceland - Hugo Lloris wants to focus on football as he returns to France action

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2018 by PA54 hits

France captain Hugo Lloris hopes to be able to put a “shaky” start to the season behind him by returning to action for the World Cup winners against Iceland in Guingamp on Thursday.The 31-year-old has been on something of a rollercoaster since lifting the trophy with Les Bleus in Moscow on July 15 and enjoying a victory parade back in Paris along the Champs Elysees.Tottenham keeper L...Full Story »

AS Roma vs Lazio - Di Francesco wants Roma to win over the fans with victory over Lazio

Posted Saturday, September 29, 2018 by PA82 hits

Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco has urged his players to restore belief among supporters by toppling Lazio in the Rome derby at the Stadio Olimpico.Two wins from six matches have left Roma in mid-table of Serie A while their capital rivals are fourth, but Di Francesco’s side are unbeaten in their last six games at the ground and thumped Frosinone 4-0 on Wednesday night.“The derby is a...Full Story »

Di Francesco stars as Sassuolo bounce back to beat Empoli

Posted Saturday, September 22, 2018 by PA41 hits

Federico Di Francesco scored one and set up two as Sassuolo recovered from conceding after just 18 seconds to beat Empoli 3-1 in Serie A.Francesco Caputo’s early strike counted for little as Di Francesco set up goals for Kevin-Prince Boateng and Gianmarco Ferrari before finding the net himself after Empoli’s Miha Zajc was shown a second yellow card for diving with 19 minutes lef...Full Story »

Olivier Giroud: I was going to be taken off before scoring France’s winner

Posted Monday, September 10, 2018 by PA55 hits

France match-winner Olivier Giroud admits he was aware he was about to be substituted before he scored his landmark goal in the 2-1 Nations League victory over Holland.In addition to ending his 10-match international drought the 75th-minute strike took him past Zinedine Zidane to third on France’s all-time list with 32 goals.“I thought I was going to be taken off. The game against Ge...Full Story »

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