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Paris Party People: PSG feminine – Olympique Lyon feminine

The Parc des Princes was vibrant on a chilly evening when the PSG ladies hosted their counterparts from Olympique Lyon. If the men fail to get to the semi-final of the champions league, the women have been there a few times, though never won the tournament. The opponents on the night were Olympique Lyon who…

Valenciennes vs SM Caen

The season in France’s second division is fast approaching the final straight and Valenciennes find themselves hovering just above the relegation zone after their draw against Dijon the last weekend. The opposition today, SM Caen, come with the confidence of having thoroughly beaten the division’s high flyers Toulouse FC 4-1 and three wins from their…

Slide and Jump

The good news don’t stop coming for 1. FC Magdeburg. Their recent results read played five, won three with two draws at 14 goals scored with five conceded. A year ago, the picture looked much bleaker, there was genuine fear the Club might go down. Among these five games there were two top games which…

“I never had to announce so many goals”: Valenciennes vs Nancy

A relegation battle in the French second division on a Tuesday night: Valenciennes hosted Nancy in early February to hoist themselves up from the relegation zone. The first half provided a spectacle while the second was rather low-key. Approaching the ground from the tram, the thin throng of people grew thicker the closer the grail…

Magdeburg and Saarbrücken provided a rare spectacle

Sometimes a good match comes along when you least expect it. It is one fixture that many have been looking forward to for several reasons: first against third of division three shown live on terrestrial television while Bundesliga 1 and 2 take a break. This is a dream set-up. The only downside are the restrictions…

Slapstick Pinball Wizardry

Magdeburg supporters will be smiling this week as their team cemented the top spot in the table, going into the second leg of the season with 37 points from 17 games and a goal difference of +19. The latest game, away at TSV 1860 Munich however, had the aura of a farce. Not so much…

Red Star vs Le Mans – Match Report

Two years without a live match are a long time. Add to that some personal issues and it seems an eternity has passed. This game Red Star vs Le Mans demonstrates the end of the wait. It has been two years and two months that the last match report has been published here; a year…

42 Years of Hurt

Magdeburg have done the almost unthinkable: beating Hansa Rostock at their own ground for the first time in 42 years. Magdeburg are the team of the hour – not only did they beat Hansa – this was their sixth game unbeaten, their fourth win on the trot and the fourth clean sheet. They have halved…

Magdeburg beat Bayern 2

FC Magdeburg continue their good run against teams from or around Munich, beating Bayern’s reserves at the Bayern campus. They are now three games unbeaten and look good. Bayern vs. Magdeburg: some history There was a time when the fixture FC Bayern München against 1. FC Magdeburg had the connoisseurs of European click their tongues…

How much hope left?

Another match day and another defeat. This time after being the better team. Zero points are the cruel reality for Magdeburg. This season is rapidly approaching the period when matches can be counted on two hands – there are fourteen matches left – and when those who may go up have established a gap of…