Nice beat Lyon as football resumes in France

Nice beat Lyon as football resumes in France

Ligue 1 has taken the initiative to observe a minute of silence and play La Marseillaise before the kick-off games.

Ex-Brazil winger hits out at racist abuse on Instagram

Ex-Brazil winger hits out at racist abuse on Instagram

Former Brazil international winger Michel Bastos has announced plans to take legal action against a fan who racially abused him.

Lyon back to winning route in Ligue 1

Lyon back to winning route in Ligue 1

 Seven-times Ligue 1 champions Lyon bounced back from consecutive defeats with a 1-0 Ligue 1 win over Reims, while Nice's home game against Nantes was halted by heavy rain.

Marseille suffer partial stadium ban after violence

Marseille suffer partial stadium ban after violence

Marseille were ordered to shut down their hardline, ultra sections at their Stade Velodrome home on Thursday after last weekend`s match with Lyon was held up for 20 minutes by crowd violence.

Three Marseille supporters recieve prison sentences for violence

Three Marseille supporters were handed prison sentences between four and six months over violent incidents during the weekend clash between their side and Lyon.

Marseille, Lyon draw as crowd trouble mars clash

Marseille, Lyon draw as crowd trouble mars clash

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette opened his account for the season on Sunday but 10-man Marseille battled back to earn a 1-1 draw in a toxic encounter at the Stade Velodrome.

France star Mathieu Valbuena takes old club Marseille to court

France star Mathieu Valbuena takes old club Marseille to court

Lyon and France playmaker Mathieu Valbuena has gone to court to claim 568,000 euros ($640,000; £414,000) in compensation from his old club Marseille following a dispute with his former agent.

Didier Deschamps laments blow of losing talented Nabil Fekir

Didier Deschamps laments blow of losing talented Nabil Fekir

The long-term loss of exciting Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir to a serious knee injury is a "body blow" to Euro 2016 hosts France, coach Didier Deschamps admitted on Sunday.

'Playing for Brazil harder than any football club'

'Playing for Brazil harder than any football club'

 French club Lyon's Brazilian right-back Rafael da Silva has opined that playing for Brazil is harder than any other club team because mistakes cannot be made at that level.

French Ligue 1 2015-16: Monaco, Lyon lose ground on PSG

French Ligue 1 2015-16: Monaco, Lyon lose ground on PSG

Monaco and Lyon lost ground on leaders Paris Saint-Germain in French Ligue 1 action on Saturday with the Principality side held 1-1 at Toulouse while Lyon fell 2-1 at home to Rennes.

Bordeaux strike late to deny Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1

A stoppage-time free-kick by stand-in captain Henri Saivet gave Bordeaux a 1-1 draw with Saint-Etienne at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in the early Ligue 1 game on Saturday.

EPL: Tottenham announce Njie capture

EPL: Tottenham announce Njie capture

Cameroon international forward Clinton Njie has joined Tottenham Hotspur from Lyon on a five-year contract, the two clubs announced on Saturday.

Lyon boost as star striker Lacazette extends contract

Lyon boost as star striker Lacazette extends contract

Lyon received a massive boost on Saturday when star striker Alexandre Lacazette signed a new contract up to 2019, the Ligue 1 club announced.

PSG looking for rivals as financial reality bites

PSG looking for rivals as financial reality bites

The new Ligue 1 season begins on Friday with Paris Saint-Germain expected to win a fourth straight title and the rest of France just hoping they won`t run away with the championship.

Rafael poised to join Lyon from Manchester United

Rafael poised to join Lyon from Manchester United

Olympique Lyonnais are on the verge of signing Brazil defender Rafael from Manchester United, the French club`s president said on Monday.

Theo Walcott seals Emirates Cup success for Arsenal

Theo Walcott seals Emirates Cup success for Arsenal

 Arsenal stepped up their impressive preparations for the new season by winning the Emirates Cup for the first time since 2010 as Theo Walcott`s strike clinched a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg on Sunday.

Villarreal add to Lyon`s misery in Emirates Cup

Villarreal add to Lyon`s misery in Emirates Cup

Villarreal piled on the pain for Lyon with a 2-0 victory that kept alive the Spanish club`s hopes of winning the Emirates Cup on Sunday.

Rampant Arsenal hit Lyon for six

Rampant Arsenal hit Lyon for six

Arsenal made a stylish start to their Emirates Cup campaign as four goals in nine minutes inspired a scintillating 6-0 rout of Lyon on Saturday.

In-demand Alexandre Lacazette will stay at Lyon, says manager Hubert Fournier

In-demand Alexandre Lacazette will stay at Lyon, says manager Hubert Fournier

Lyon manager Hubert Fournier on Friday claimed France forward Alexandre Lacazette will remain at his club this season despite interest from Europe`s superpowers.

Farmers block France`s second city as Hollande bids to ease crisis

Hundreds of furious farmers blocked access roads to France`s second city Lyon with their tractors Thursday, unimpressed with a EUR 600 million government package to ease their financial plight sparked by falling prices.