Ligue 1

When Marseille won a tainted Ligue 1 title

This day in football history On 20 May 1993, Marseille beat Valenciennes 1–0 to secure their fifth consecutive Ligue 1 title with one match left to play. Later, however, French authorities learned that Marseille had bribed three Valenciennes players and stripped the title from the club. The press labeled the ensuing scandal “L’affaire VA-OM.” Marseille were …

Monaco’s fan overjoyed by first Ligue 1 title in 17 years

Lonely man only wishes he had someone to share the moment with (AS Monaco/Twitter) Monaco beat St. Etienne 2–0 to seal their eighth Ligue 1 title and first since 2000, delighting their one fan, Prince Albert II of Monaco. “It’s been so hard these last 17 years, just waiting for this day,” said the monarch of the …

Who’s number one in Ligue 1? Not who you think

The foregone conclusion of PSG’s dominance has turned into an enthralling question (PSG/Twitter) For the last four years in Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain has been the Secretariat and the rest of the league has been the bunched Belmont Stakes field behind it. But look at the current standings, and you’ll find that the inevitability of …

Toulouse fans create Tinder tifo for manager Pascal Dupraz

Toulouse fans have taken a liking to manager Pascal Dupraz and to illustrate this, they created a special Tinder themed Tifo for the Ligue 1 match against Bordeaux that features his image within the app and the words “It’s a match!” Dupraz joined the struggling club in March of this year and helped them avoid …