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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.