Nuno Tavares to Marseille on Loan – Here’s Why This Could Be A Great Move

Nuno Tavares to Marseille on Loan – Here’s Why This Could Be A Great Move As one of the more unexpected transfers of the season, the relatively unknown Portuguese player Nuno Tavares initially turned out to be a decent choice for Arsenal. The left-back has impressed some fans during his time at the club but … Read more

Monaco thriving under coach Clement, eyes Champions League

PARIS (AP) — While Monaco’s decision to hire unheralded Belgian league coach Philippe Clement in January surprised many observers, it is now clearly paying off. Monaco heads into the last two games of the French league on an eight-game winning streak and with a chance to secure Champions League soccer next season. Monaco is in … Read more

English striker Mavididi leads Montpellier’s French Cup bid

PARIS (AP) — Having missed a chance of emulating his idol Thierry Henry by playing for Arsenal in the English Premier League, Stephy Mavididi is now making a name for himself in French soccer. The 23-year-old forward is doing well with Montpellier and will be leading his side’s bid to reach the French Cup quarterfinals … Read more

Christian Pulisic’s play in Chelsea’s win over Lille will make Tuchel think twice about dropping the American again

LONDON — It is the dichotomy at the heart of Christian Pulisic’s career right now that at the same time he is learning not to feel the need to “save” the United States men’s national team, Chelsea are searching for a talisman as Romelu Lukaku continues to falter. Pulisic revealed in an exclusive interview with … Read more

Messi’s PSG form is excellent with Champions League, World Cup in his sights

The World Cup is in Messi’s sights and his form suggests he’s fully focused on achieving his top goals for club and country this season. Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images The stat says a lot about the kind of season Lionel Messi is having so far. In the big five European leagues, the … Read more

Rating every Premier League Big Six club’s record signing after Arsenal loan Nicolas Pepe to Nice

Nicolas Pepe left Arsenal for Nice on loan after not making a single appearance for them so far this season. VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images Arsenal’s all-time record signing has left the club after less than three years this week — for this season, at least — with Nicolas Pepe leaving the Premier League club … Read more

Richarlison rises up in Tottenham’s Champions League win over Marseille but Son Heung-Min struggles

Richarlison’s first goals for Tottenham Hotspur helped them mark their return to the Champions League with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Marseille in Group D on Wednesday. Until Richarlison’s brace Tottenham had been mediocre against a lively Marseille who were the better team until Chancel Mbemba was sent off three minutes into the second half. … Read more

Nice’s Gouiri and Marseille’s Payet key in race for 2nd spot

PARIS (AP) — With Paris Saint-Germain still holding a strong lead in the French title race, the fight for second place is heating up down south between Nice and Marseille. They are 11 points behind PSG with Nice in second spot on goal difference while Marseille has played one game less. If it remains this … Read more

Former Marseille president, businessman Bernard Tapie dies

PARIS (AP) — Bernard Tapie, a flamboyant businessman who was beloved by sports fans for leading French soccer club Marseille to glory but also dogged by legal battles and corruption investigations, has died. He was 78. A feature of French life for decades, Tapie’s death Sunday unleashed tributes from across the worlds of sports, politics, … Read more

PSG, Real Madrid among clubs trying cheeky set play to score direct from kick-off

Kylian Mbappe scored the fastest goal in Paris Saint-Germain’s history using the kick-off routine inspired by Bournemouth. DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images It’s the latest craze that’s sweeping the soccer world, with Real Madrid trying it repeatedly in the Champions League and Kylian Mbappe using it to score the quickest goal in Paris Saint-Germain’s history: … Read more