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Lille coach Girard rules out Balotelli-Origi swap

Lille coach Girard rules out Balotelli-Origi swap

Lille coach Rene Girard denied rumours about swapping Divock Origi for Italian star striker Mario Balotelli from Liverpool.

Nov 05, 2014, 14:10 PM IST

Controversial penalty hands Lille victory

A highly contentious penalty award allowed Lille to claim their first win of the Ligue 1 season on Friday, Divock Origi`s spot-kick sealing a 1-0 victory against newly-promoted Caen.

Aug 16, 2014, 08:49 AM IST

Ibrahimovic named France`s player of the year

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain was named France`s players` player of the year for the second season running on Sunday.

May 12, 2014, 09:17 AM IST

Ivorians star for Lille and St. Etienne

Ivory Coast international Salomon Kalou grabbed an injury time winner for Lille in Ligue 1 action on Sunday while his compatriot Max Gradel was the hero in Saint-Etienne`s 2-1 derby win at arch rivals Lyon.

Mar 31, 2014, 10:21 AM IST

Kalou sparks title challengers Lille to victory

Ivory Coast striker Salomon Kalou snapped his eight match scoring drought in style as he struck twice to help Lille to a 2-1 win over Bastia and back into the Ligue 1 title race.

Dec 16, 2013, 00:28 AM IST

Roux on target as Lille put pressure on PSG

A first half Remy Roux strike ensured that Lille moved second in Ligue 1 on Friday with a 1-0 win at Nantes as French football braces itself for a strike over a controversial supertax.

Oct 26, 2013, 10:38 AM IST