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Match Highlights – Lyon vs Juventus, Porto vs Sevilla

Posted on 3 Apr, 2014, by in Soccer

The first legs of the Europa League quarterfinals drew most of the focus to the matches between Lyon and Juventus, which the Italians won 1-0 thanks to a Leonardo Bonucci goal, and the encounter between Porto and Sevilla, which was won by the Portuguese champions 1-0 thanks to a Eliaquim Mangala strike. More

Arsenal FC Transfer Rumors – Yoann Gourcuff Willing to Sacrifice so He’ll be Signed

Posted on 13 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

The case of Yoann Gourcuff is a very weird one. A player who had two excellent seasons for Bordeaux, started declining and still got a huge contract from Lyon, making him the highest paid Frenchman. A deal he’s now willing to take a big paycut on if it means he can join Arsenal. More

Michel Bastos With the Early Goal of the Year in France

Posted on 19 Aug, 2012, by in Soccer

Two weeks of football are hardly enough time to declare a goal of the season, but I doubt we’ll see many strikes better than Michel Bastos delivering a perfect overhead kick in Lyon’s 4-1 win over Troyes, putting on top of the table after two matches in Ligue 1 with 6 points. More

First Title of the New French Season (Lyon vs Montpellier)

Posted on 29 Jul, 2012, by in Soccer

The French Super Cup, Trophée des champions, has been played away from France for the last four years, this time using Red Bull Arena in New Jersey as its home. French Cup holders Lyon with a mostly French lineup came back twice against the Champions Montpellier before claiming their eighth trophy by winning through a penalty shootout. More

Transfer Rumors 2012 – Arsenal After Hugo Lloris

Posted on 6 Jul, 2012, by in Soccer

This summer is a completely different one for Arsenal. While Robin van Persie announced he won’t be a gunner for much longer, the club is trying to show the fans (and possibly him) that they are deeply involved in the transfer market this time, with Hugo Lloris of Lyon, one of the best goalkeepers in the world, lined up for acquisition. More

Champions League Round of 16 Second Legs Previews – Part II

Posted on 7 Mar, 2012, by in Soccer

What would be the biggest surprise? Leverkusen actually coming back from losing 1-3 to Barcelona at home, or APOEL Nicosia beat Lyon by the right amount of goals and continuing their magical run in the Champions League? Knowing what we know now, seeing Leverkusen in the UCL quarter finals would be a bigger shock. More

Champions League – Four Final Thoughts on Real Madrid’s 3-0 Win Against Lyon

Posted on 16 Mar, 2011, by in Soccer

Here are a few thoughts and ponderings after watching the fantastic display from Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, Marcelo, Benzema and Angel Di Maria as Real Madrid beat Lyon 3-0 in the Champions League round of 16 second leg. More

Champions League – Late Gomis Equalizer Gives Lyon Chance Against Real Madrid

Posted on 22 Feb, 2011, by in Soccer

Real Madrid dropped a 1-0 lead to end their annual visit to the Stade de Gerland against Lyon in a 1-1 draw, as Bafetimbi Gomis equalized for the home side after Karim Benzema opened the scoring against his former club. More

Lyon Knock Real Madrid Out of Champions League With Pjanic Equalizer

Posted on 10 Mar, 2010, by in Soccer

An early Cristiano Ronaldo goal wasn’t enough, as Pjanic and Lyon stood strong and waved Real Madrid goodbye from the Champions League with a 1-1 draw and winning both legs with a 2-1 aggregate score. More

Top Ten Teams in European Football this Decade

Posted on 13 Dec, 2009, by in Soccer

Here are the top 10 teams in European Football since the start of the decade More