Anthony Lopes, Steve Mandanda… Jean-Michel Aulas (OL) questions the consistency of refereeing decisions

In response to a Lyon supporter on Twitter, Jean-Michel Aulas slipped a tackle at the arbitration on Saturday, questioning the homogeneity of the decisions taken in Ligue 1. This fan was complaining about a “two-speed arbitration” by comparing the situation of OL goalkeeper Anthony Lopes, expelled against Ajaccio on August 5 (2-1) after having violently … Read more

Olivier Dall’Oglio (Montpellier): “We need to be more rigorous”

“What is your first reaction after this heavy defeat, despite two goals scored?I’m like the players, disappointed, because we held on. We made a good start. We knew it was going to be very complicated, it was. We were disciplined and united until a certain moment. The end of the first half hurt us, like … Read more

FC Barcelona stumbles on Rayo Vallecano for its first match in La Liga

FC Barcelona was held in check this Saturday by Rayo Vallecano (0-0) for its first Championship match this season. Xavi’s players were unable to get rid of the compact defense of Madrid’s Rayo, who had chances to carry out the hold-up. Despite the presence on the Barça side of Lewandowski, Raphinha, Dembele, Aubameyang, Ansu Fati, … Read more

Tracked by AS Monaco, Éric Bailly (Manchester United) is also courted by OM

He was already one of Marseille’s tracks, last January, to strengthen the central defense as part of a six-month loan. For two good weeks, OM have reconnected with Éric Bailly, the 28-year-old Ivorian international from Manchester United. AS Monaco is also eyeing this solid guy, under contract until 2024. But the Mancunians are for the … Read more

Before Lorient-OL, the state of the lawn at the Moustoir stadium worries

Five days before the reception of OL on behalf of the 2nd day of Ligue 1, the lawn of the Moustoir stadium in Lorient shows significant damage, even though the Bretons did not play at home during the 1st day of the French Championship but in Rennes (1-0 victory). First of all, the drought: Morbihan … Read more

Bruno Genesio (Rennes) after the defeat against Lorient: “There are 37 days left”

Bruno Genesio, Rennes coach, after the home defeat against Lorient (0-1): “There are 37 days left, if we are already alarmist and defeatist, the season is going to be long … We will have to show another face in the intensity that we did not put in the second period. In general, you get what … Read more

Michel Der Zakarian after the defeat of Brest in Lens: “Some players were transparent”

Michel Der Zakarian (Brest coach, beaten by Lens 2-3): “When we come back to the score from 0-3 to 2-3, we believe in it. Afterwards, we had to better manage everything that happened before, play better, so as not to find ourselves at 0-3. During the first quarter of an hour, we defended well, but … Read more

Christophe Galtier after PSG victory in Clermont: “When Leo (Messi) smiles, the team smiles too”

“We were often used to seeing PSG slow down when the team was largely leading. This (Saturday) evening, she kept the intensity throughout the game. Is this the great satisfaction of the evening?That’s part of the satisfaction, the way we maintained a high pace. We put on the intensity to recover the ball as quickly … Read more

Olivier Pantaloni (AC Ajaccio): “We did not collapse”

“Despite the defeat, are you satisfied with the content? Yes, and the behavior of the team in general. We got off to a good start, hampering Lyon in the construction of their game. We conceded a goal, well done, when we weren’t expecting it. The second is avoidable, because we know that Lyon likes to … Read more

UEFA fines Fenerbahçe 50,000 euros for pro-Putin chants

In a press release published on Friday, UEFA announced that it had fined Turkish club Fenerbahçe 50,000 euros and partially closed the stadium in order to punish its supporters for chanting pro-Putin during a match against the Ukrainians. Dynamo kyiv on July 27. Fenerbahçe hosted Dynamo kyiv in the second round of Champions League qualifying. … Read more