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Aug 23, 2010

France’s Gourcuff to join Lyon from Bordeaux

PARIS (Reuters) – France playmaker Yoann Gourcuff is to join Olympique Lyon from Girondins Bordeaux after both Ligue 1 clubs reached an agreement, Lyon said on Monday.

Gourcuff will sign a long-term contract after passing a medical, Lyon said in a statement.

Aug 23, 2010

Soccer-France’s Gourcuff to join Lyon from Bordeaux

PARIS, Aug 23 (Reuters) – France playmaker Yoann Gourcuff is
to join Olympique Lyon from Girondins Bordeaux after both Ligue
1 clubs reached an agreement, Lyon said on Monday.

Gourcuff will sign a long-term contract after passing a
medical, Lyon said in a statement.

Aug 22, 2010

Soccer-Late Ciani goal gives Bordeaux first win

PARIS, Aug 22 (Reuters) – A goal by Michael Ciani deep in
added time gave Girondins Bordeaux a 2-1 win at Paris St Germain
and their first points in the Ligue 1 season on Sunday.

The 2009 champions, who had lost their first two games,
needed a late header from a corner by central defender Ciani to
win a lively contest at Parc des Princes.

Aug 22, 2010

Champions Marseille get back to winning ways

PARIS (Reuters) – Olympique Marseille emerged from a nightmare start to their Ligue 1 title defence by beating Lorient 2-0 on Saturday.

Elsewhere, surprise early leaders Toulouse maintained their 100 percent start to the season by edging past promoted Arles-Avignon 2-1.

Aug 21, 2010

Soccer-Champions Marseille get back to winning ways

PARIS, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Olympique Marseille emerged from a
nightmare start to their Ligue 1 title defence by beating
Lorient 2-0 on Saturday.

Elsewhere, surprise early leaders Toulouse maintained their
100 percent start to the season by edging past promoted
Arles-Avignon 2-1.

Aug 17, 2010

Anelka’s rollercoaster career suffers a big dip

PARIS (Reuters) – Nicolas Anelka, once promised a fantastic international career, largely wasted his unique talent because of his hot temper and will be remembered by the France fans for all the wrong reasons.

Not unlike the other enfant terrible of French soccer, Eric Cantona, Anelka rarely shone while wearing a France shirt — which he will probably never pull on again after being handed an 18-match ban by the French Football Federation (FFF) on Tuesday.

Aug 17, 2010

Soccer-Anelka’s rollercoaster career suffers a big dip

PARIS, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Nicolas Anelka, once promised a
fantastic international career, largely wasted his unique talent
because of his hot temper and will be remembered by the France
fans for all the wrong reasons.

Not unlike the other enfant terrible of French soccer, Eric
Cantona, Anelka rarely shone while wearing a France shirt –
which he will probably never pull on again after being handed an
18-match ban by the French Football Federation (FFF) on Tuesday.

Aug 14, 2010

Soccer-Marseille nightmare goes on

PARIS, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Champions Olympique Marseille’s
nightmare start to the Ligue 1 season continued on Saturday when
they slumped to a 3-2 defeat at modest Valenciennes to drop to
the bottom of the standings.

Marseille, who started the defence of their title with a 2-1
home defeat by promoted Caen, conceded three goals in 15 minutes
in the second half before reducing the arrears with late goals
by Nigeria defender Taye Taiwo from the penalty spot and Ghana
forward Andre Ayew.

Aug 11, 2010

Marseille target reinforcements after poor start

PARIS (Reuters) – Olympique Marseille promised their fans reinforcements would come after starting the defence of their Ligue 1 title with a shock 2-1 home defeat by promoted Caen.

Marseille, who secured their first Ligue 1 crown in 18 years last May, worried their supporters with a dismal display in their opening match in the campaign last weekend.

Aug 11, 2010

Soccer-Marseille target reinforcements after poor start

PARIS, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Olympique Marseille promised their
fans reinforcements would come after starting the defence of
their Ligue 1 title with a shock 2-1 home defeat by promoted
Caen.

Marseille, who secured their first Ligue 1 crown in 18 years
last May, worried their supporters with a dismal display in
their opening match in the campaign last weekend.

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