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Rappler's latest stories on Ligue


Football return: League-by-league guide around Europe

May 24, 2020 - 6:42 PM

Some of the world’s top football leagues look to complete their season with Spain’s La Liga the latest to announce its comeback in June

BACK SOON. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi (left) challenges Real Sociedad's goalkeeper Alex Remiro during their La Liga match last March. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

PSG awarded Ligue 1 title as French football season declared over

May 01, 2020 - 12:44 PM

France cancels the biggest European football league yet as Paris Saint-Germain emerges the outright champion

STILL CHAMPS. Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Silva (center) celebrates with teammates after their French Ligue 1 football title romp in 2019. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

French Ligue 1 doctor 'commits suicide' after coronavirus diagnosis

Apr 06, 2020 - 4:52 PM

Bernard Gonzales, who worked at Reims for over 20 years, left a note in which he mentioned he had tested positive for coronavirus before his death

MOURNING. Reims says it is 'devastated' following the death of team doctor Bernard Gonzalez. Photo from Instagram/@stadedereims

LIST: How the coronavirus has hit global sports

Mar 27, 2020 - 5:59 PM

(UPDATED) Sporting events worldwide come to a complete standstill as the virus continues to wreak havoc

MAJOR HIT. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been pushed back to 2021. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA-EFE

Mbappe brace keeps leaders PSG's cushion over Marseille

Dec 22, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Kylian Mbappe and Neymar show their partnership on the pitch as PSG stays on top of the table

BIRTHDAY BOY. Kylian Mbappe celebrates his first day of being 21 with a brace over Amiens SC. File photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Neymar scores stunning winner in hostile PSG return

Sep 15, 2019 - 1:23 PM

'It is time to turn the page. Today I am a Paris Saint-Germain player and I am going to give everything on the field,' says Neymar

STILL WITH PSG. Neymar is determined to prove that he is committed to performing for PSG. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Cavani, Mbappe injured as PSG's problems pile up despite win

Aug 26, 2019 - 6:04 PM

Already dealing with the rumors of Neymar planning to move to Real Madrid or return to Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain loses two stars to injuries

BIG LOSS. Kylian Mbappe appears to have injured his hamstring. Photo from Twitter/@PSG_inside

Mbappe wants responsibility, 'maybe at PSG, maybe elsewhere'

May 20, 2019 - 11:23 PM

The French wonder has been regularly linked with a potential move to Real Madrid

TOP OF THE LEAGUE. Kylian Mbappe is hailed the Ligue 1 player of the season. Photo from Paris Saint Germain's Twitter account (@PSG_inside)

Neymar returns in newly-crowned PSG's Monaco match

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Neymar returns to PSG after sustaining a right foot injury since January 23

RETURN. Neymar comes into the match as a substitute in the second half. Photo from PSG Twitter

LOOK: Mbappe fan sneaks on-pitch selfie during PSG game

Apr 01, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The young man manages to shake Mbappe's hands before he is escorted outside the pitch by security

BACK OF THE NET. Kylian Mbappe fires PSG to a win over Toulouse. Photo from Paris Saint-Germain's Twitter account (@PSG_English)

Mbappe, Neymar steer PSG to new win record on troubled day

Nov 03, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Paris Saint-Germain posts a record 12th straight league win amid allegations made by a Football Leaks investigation

HOTSHOTS. Paris Saint-Germain's teen star Kylian Mbappe (right) celebrates with teammate Neymar after scoring a goal against Lille. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

PSG appoints Thomas Tuchel as new coach

May 15, 2018 - 10:31 AM

The 44-year-old German agrees to succeed Unai Emery who will leave after the final game of the French season

NEW START. Thomas Tuchel will take the reins of the top team in Ligue 1. File photo by Sascha Schuermann/AFP

No shame in losing to Real Madrid, says embattled PSG coach

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'To be eliminated in the last 16 is a disappointment, but to lose against Real Madrid is not,' says Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery

GOAL. Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Real Madrid on March 6, 2018, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Photo by  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT

Brazil's Neymar sidelined for up to 3 months with foot surgery

Mar 02, 2018 - 4:56 PM

'The (recovery) period will be around two and a half to 3 months,' says Brazil's national team surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar, who flew with Neymar to Rio de Janeiro

A picture obtained from Twitter account of @Claire_Dorland shows Brazilian superstar Neymar as he arrives at Rio de Janeiro after flying from Paris on March 1, 2018 ahead of an operation on his fractured foot. Brazilian superstar Neymar flew into Rio de Janeiro early Thursday ahead of an operation on his fractured foot that will rule him out for up to three months. Neymar suffered a hairline fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot as well as a twisted ankle late in PSG's 3-0 win over Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday Claire Dornald Clauzel / Twitter / AFP

Ben Mbala bound for France to play for Roanne in Pro B

Jan 31, 2018 - 6:57 PM

Mbala moves on after Mexico stint for 'better opportunities'

FRANCE BOUND. Ben Mbala is in pursuit of better opportunities in the pro world of Basketball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Ref under fire for kicking Nantes player in PSG game

Jan 15, 2018 - 9:46 AM

The official stunned the stadium by kicking out at Carlos before brandishing a second yellow card at the unfortunate player.

BAD FORM. Nantes midfielder Valentin Rongier had a good view of the incident and called for referee Tony Chapron to be given a lengthy ban. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Neymar heads to Brazil for 'personal matters'

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Neymar might miss Wednesday's clash with Strasbourg

PERSONAL MATTERS. Neymar heads home to Brazil for personal reasons. Photo from AFP

No Neymar, no problem as Cavani sends PSG 7 points clear

Oct 28, 2017 - 1:23 PM

PSG makes history by striking its 2,500th league goal

NO PROBLEM. PSG wins by 7 points despite Neymar being suspended. File photo by Alain Jocard/AFP.

Neymar scores twice as PSG thrash Bordeaux

Oct 01, 2017 - 2:18 AM

PSG continues its dominance in Ligue 1

SPARKLING NEYMAR. Neymar scored twice, including a first-half penalty, and created another goal as Paris Saint-Germain hammered previously unbeaten Bordeaux 6-2. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

'Penaltygate' threatens to halt PSG's lightning start

Sep 22, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery refuses to name his first-choice penalty taker after Neymar and Edinson Cavani's apparent falling out against Lyon.

TROUBLE IN PARADISE. Paris may not be big enough for the egos of Edinson Cavani and Neymar. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Mbappe nets debut goal as PSG thrash Metz

Sep 09, 2017 - 5:16 AM

PSG stars Neymar Cavani and Mbappe each score in their first game together

TRIPLE THREAT. Mbappe (C) was handed a starting spot in his debut after joining from Monaco on a season-long loan. Photo by Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP

With Neymar in attendance, PSG cruises to season-opening win

Aug 06, 2017 - 2:40 AM

Paris Saint Germain celebrates the arrival of Neymar with a 2 0 victory over Amiens

ALLEZ PARIS. Neymar has vowed to "win lots of trophies" with Paris Saint-Germain as he received a warm reception at Parc des Princes. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

Marseille holds PSG to scoreless draw in drab 'Classique'

Oct 24, 2016 - 5:20 AM

Ligue 1 s version of El Clasico serves as a poor advert for French football as Cavani PSG fail to capitalize on opportunities

DRAB DRAW. Paris Saint-Germain's forward Edinson Cavani reacts after missing an opportunity to score. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Cavani strikes as Paris Saint-Germain moves into second place

Oct 16, 2016 - 2:31 AM

PSG remains in striking distance of Ligue 1 pacers Nice with a 2 1 victory over Nancy

PSG WINS. Edinson Cavani scores his league-leading ninth goal for PSG in the win. Photo by Patrick Hertzog/AFP

Football: Paris Saint-Germain takes over top spot in France

Sep 21, 2016 - 7:59 AM

PSG bounces back from a listless season start to usurp Monaco with a 3 0 victory over Dijon at Parc des Princes

WALK IN THE PARC. Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring the 2-0 penalty. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Paris Saint-Germain vs Chelsea: Tenang, Barcelona masih jauh

Feb 16, 2016 - 2:32 PM

Dua musim berturut turut kedua tim bentrok di Liga Champions Musim lalu PSG pemenangnya Bagaimana kali ini?

CHELSEA DECIDER. Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring the game's only goal in a win over Arsenal. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Teary-eyed Beckham delivers farewell performance

May 19, 2013 - 9:23 PM

Football superstar David Beckham delivered an assist in his farewell performance for Paris Saint Germain

FAREWELL. Beckham bid competitive football adieu with an assist. Photo from Paris Saint-Germain's Facebook page.

The highs and lows of David Beckham's career

May 17, 2013 - 10:27 AM

Let s go back to the highs and lows of David Beckham s splendid career

VICTORIOUS. Beckham also won a title in France. Photo from David Beckham's Facebook page.

PSG seals 1st Ligue 1 title since 1994

May 13, 2013 - 5:37 PM

After beating Lyon Paris Saint Germain bagged its first Ligue 1 title since 1994

CELEBRATION. PSG booters rejoice after winning the Ligue 1 title. Photo from Paris Saint Germain's Facebook page.

Beckham stars in dream PSG debut

Feb 25, 2013 - 9:12 AM

David Beckham came off the bench to spark Paris Saint Germain to a 2 0 win over bitter rivals Marseille in Paris

Beckham (left) might debut for PSG next weekend. File photo by RAPPLER.

Beckham might debut for PSG next week

Feb 08, 2013 - 11:01 AM

February 17 is a date PSG is looking for David Beckham to make his first appearance for his new team

Beckham (left) might debut for PSG next weekend. File photo by RAPPLER.

Beckham could bring US-like boost to PSG

Feb 05, 2013 - 7:47 AM

The 37 year old former England captain is in position to raise the profile of France s Ligue 1 and notably Paris Saint Germain