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French Sports Minister Threatens Future Of Ligue 1 After Dimitri Payet Injured By Thrown Bottle

PARIS — Repeated crowd problems in Ligue 1 are putting the future of French soccer at risk, French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu said after Sunday's game between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique Marseille was abandoned due to fan violence.

The disciplinary commission of the French League (LFP) on Monday said that Lyon would play their Ligue 1 home games behind closed doors until it rules on the incident on Dec. 8 after an investigation.

How To Stop Lionel Messi? Man In Jeans Has The Answer During Le Classique

With El Clásico, Reds-Red Devils, the Derby d'Italia and Le Classique all falling on Sunday, American viewers were presented with a smörgåsbord of hatred and fury from across Europe. 

Marseille’s standing as an epicenter of football culture and fandom has long been under-appreciated by the English-speaking world, but there’s no denying that — for better or worse — the Vélodrome had the best atmosphere of all the aforementioned games.  

El Primer Barcelona - Real Madrid Sin Messi Y Los Otros Tres Clásicos Que Remecen Europa

El próximo domingo 24 de octubre será uno de esos días que todo fanático del fútbol sueña. Uno de esos días en que uno despierta y espera que nadie lo moleste. Nadie. Una cita íntima entre tú, el televisor y el control remoto.

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Didier Drogba, 43, Stars In Charity Match Alongside Samir Nasri, 34

If he were American, Didier Drogba would probably still be the starting striker for the USMNT. Instead, the 43-year-old former Chelsea star is spending this international break holding a charity match with his former club, Marseille. Even three years after he retired as a member of Phoenix Rising in the USL Championship, the Ivory Coast international’s still got it.

Samir Nasri, on the other hand, has been enjoying his retirement quite a bit, the 34-year-old having only announced he’s leaving the game a few weeks ago.

Americans Are Taking Over Europe; Here Are All 25 Transfers, Loans And Moves From This Summer

American players were moving across Europe this summer with more than 20 different transfers, loans and moves during the transfer window. This article will list them all. If you’re looking for USMNT transfers Summer 2021, then you’ve come to the right place.

The European summer transfer window closed on Monday, bringing an end to one of the most memorable windows in history. Lionel Messi going to PSG and Cristiano Ronaldo going back to Manchester United were the major headlines, but Americans also made some big moves.

Let’s look at all the various deals.

I’ll Pay Anyone $10 If They Can Name All 22 Americans Set To Play In UEFA Competitions

For the first time in history, Americans will play in all three of UEFA’s European tournaments. This season is also the first time there have been three tournaments, but minor details. There are tons of Americans playing in Europe, but only 22 have made it to the group stages across the three competitions.

Here are the numbers for Americans playing in European tournaments.

  • Champions League: 11 Americans
  • Europa League: 9 Americans
  • Europa Conference League: 2 Americans

First, let’s look at the 11 in the Champions League.

Las Sanciones Que Arriesgan Los Involucrados En Los Incidentes Entre El Niza Y El Olympique De Marsella

Francia y Europa continúan en shock tras las barbáricas escenas que se vivieron este domingo en la Ligue 1, luego de que un grupo de ultras del Niza ingresara al campo de juego para enfrentarse con jugadores del Olympique de Marsella.

La caótica situación se produjo en el minuto 74, cuando Dimitri Payet acudió a ejecutar un tiro de esquina en favor del Marsella. Camino al banderín del córner, el jugador recibió un proyectil en la espalda y aunque intentó contar hasta diez no aguantó las ganas de devolver el objeto desde donde había venido.

Ligue 1 Drops Hammer On Nice And Marseille After Mass Brawl Forces Match Abandonment

PARIS - Nice and Marseille have been summoned to a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday after their Ligue 1 match on Sunday had to be abandoned due to crowd trouble, said the French professional league (LFP).

The match at Nice's Allianz Riviera was abandoned in the 75th minute on Sunday after Marseille players clashed with home fans who pelted them with missiles and stormed onto the pitch.

OGC Nice Ultras Storm The Pitch To Fight Dimitri Payet

Nice and Marseille’s Ligue 1 match at the Allianz Riviera on Sunday was brought to a halt in the 75th minute when Marseille’s Dimitri Payet, taking a corner kick beside the Nice ultras, responded angrily to all the debris being hurled at him. 

Everyone knows that ultras can dish it out but are soft as hell when it comes to taking it, so the entire stand poured out onto the pitch to show Payet its collective toughness. Nothing says “we’re hard” like a good old 500 vs. 1 melee.  

5 Reasons To Watch Ligue 1 Not Named Messi

Ligue 1 gets a lot of shit these days. As the fifth-best league in Europe, it’s often derided as a “farmer’s league” by the snobbier football fans. Anyone who has actually paid attention to Ligue 1 over the last few years knows this isn’t the case. With the addition of Lionel Messi to the league now official, here are five reasons you should watch Ligue 1 not named Messi. 

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