French Ligue 1

1:41 PM ET Neymar scored a spectacular last-gasp goal for Paris St Germain that was greeted with more cheers than boos in a 1-0 Ligue 1 win over Strasbourg on Saturday on his first appearance of the season following a failed transfer to Barcelona. The Brazil forward found the back of the net with a
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Every September, the excitement builds. And, as always, France is preparing itself for a new European campaign. There will be five clubs from “L’Hexagone” competing this season: Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon and Lille in the Champions League, plus Saint-Etienne and Rennes in the Europa League. Due to Strasbourg’s elimination in the Europa League playoff round this
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Frank LeBoeuf says Neymar’s father has stoked the fire with his latest comments ahead of his son’s return to action with PSG. Craig Burley says he’ll feel absolutely no sympathy for Neymar if the Paris Saint-Germain supporters jeer him in his return. ESPN FC’s Ale Moreno explains why Kylian Mbappe’s presence at PSG makes Neymar
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5:24 PM ET Olympique de Marseille laboured to a 1-0 victory over Saint-Etienne in a bad-tempered Ligue 1 game on Sunday thanks to Dario Benedetto‘s second goal since joining them from Boca Juniors last month. The Argentine, playing in his first season in European football at the age of 29, finished off a flowing move
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The FC crew break down how Mauro Icardi fits with PSG as he joins the French giants on loan from Inter. ESPN FC’s Alexis Nunes and Julien Laurens discuss the transfer rumours linking Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi to Paris Saint-Germain FC. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Gab Marcotti talk through where exactly Mauro Icardi stands
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Former french international Frank Leboeuf joins ESPN FC to give his thoughts on the Neymar transfer saga that continues to drag on between Barcelona and PSG. ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti discusses PSG’s current injury situation and how it will effect Neymar’s future with the French club. ESPN FC’s Ligue 1 correspondent Julien Laurens explains why
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The transfer window for Europe’s major leagues is closed again for the rest of the year, but how did your team do? Did they leave any gaps? Our correspondents assess how the top clubs failed to address their weaknesses this summer. Jump to: Real Madrid | Atletico Madrid | Juventus | Inter | PSG | Bayern | Dortmund BARCELONA: Too few attackers, too
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There was friction within African football’s most beloved double act this weekend, as Sadio Mane’s frustrations with Mohamed Salah boiled over, although there’s been plenty of success for the continent’s stars in Europe’s major leagues this past week. Mane’s displeasure with his teammate came within the context of another resounding Liverpool victory, with the Senegal
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Former french international Frank Leboeuf joins ESPN FC to give his thoughts on the Neymar transfer saga that continues to drag on between Barcelona and PSG. As the Neymar transfer saga continues to wrangle, ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno thinks a compromise needs to be made as soon as possible. Barcelona have given up their pursuit
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The ESPN FC panel break down Group F and talk whether Inter or Borussia Dortmund would be able to knock Barcelona out of the group stage. Shaka Hislop’s famous power rankings are back, and of course the FC crew are baffled by some of his rankings, including Real Madrid at No. 6. Barcelona coach Ernesto
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Julien Laurens thinks Neymar’s options have become increasingly minimal and he’ll most likely now remain in Paris. ESPN FC’s Ligue 1 correspondent Julien Laurens explains why PSG would prefer a cash deal as opposed to a loan offer from Barcelona for Neymar. Alejandro Moreno and Craig Burley react to reports Philippe Coutinho will join Bayern
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Paris Saint-Germain have rejected a €190 million offer from Barcelona that would see Neymar return to Nou Camp on a loan, sources have told ESPN FC. Barca offered an upfront sum of €40m cash for the loan with a future obligation of €150m to permanently sign the Brazilian star from the French champions next summer,
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Julien Laurens discusses Zinedine Zidane’s future at Real Madrid after reports claimed he is unhappy his transfer requests have not been fulfilled. The FC crew examine Zinedine Zidane’s options for how he’ll manage Gareth Bale, with the Welshman content to stay and fight at Real Madrid. Sid Lowe provides the latest surrounding Neymar’s future amid
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Mark Donaldson and Paul Mariner discuss how Barcelona would fit PSG’s Neymar back into the starting lineup if the Brazilian returned to the Camp Nou. Paris Saint-Germain are unhappy with the way their first direct meeting with Barcelona went on Tuesday regarding the potential return of Neymar to Camp Nou, sources have told ESPN FC.
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As Nicolas Pepe inches closer to joining Arsenal, ESPN FC’s Stewart Robson goes to his highlight reel to show what he’ll bring to the Gunners. Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny has signed for Ligue 1 club Bordeaux. Sources told ESPN that the France centre-back arrived in Bordeaux on Monday — the same day that an agreement was
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