Ligue 1

9:34 AM ET Barcelona defender Gerard Pique‘s company Kosmos Holding has bought the rights to Ligue 1 in Spain for the next three years after Lionel Messi‘s move to Paris Saint-Germain, a source has confirmed to ESPN. Messi’s potential debut will be shown free-to-air on the streaming service Twitch this Sunday when PSG travel to
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1:49 AM ET Lille president Olivier Letang has confirmed that the Ligue 1 champions have been unable to persuade Christophe Galtier to remain as coach. Galtier, who had a year left on his contract, joined Lille in 2017 after eight years at Saint-Etienne and guided them to their first top-flight title since 2011. The 54-year-old
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4:45 PM ET Lille have ended Paris Saint-Germain‘s dominance to win the Ligue 1 title after beating Angers 2-1 on Sunday. Les Dogues become French champions for the fifth time in their history — their last title came in 2011 when Eden Hazard was part of the squad. The club also won the league in
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4:00 AM ET Tor-Kristian Karlsen Christophe Galtier has worked wonders with the squad under tough circumstances. John Berry/Getty Images Sunday’s Ligue 1 showdown sees the most exciting finish to the French season for almost 20 years, with three clubs still in with a chance of being crowned Ligue 1 champions: Lille, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco. PSG
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5:40 AM ET Ligue 1 club Bordeaux have been placed in administration after their American-based owners King Street said they no longer wished to support the club financially. The former French champions have been struggling financially due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the premature end to the 2019-20 season also resulted in
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3:05 PM ET Lille players celebrate a goal during their 2-0 Ligue 1 win against Dijon. SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP via Getty Image USMNT international Timothy Weah scored as Lille provisionally stretched their Ligue 1 lead to three points with a solid 2-0 victory at bottom side Dijon on Wednesday. Yusuf Yazici and Weah scored either side of
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2:53 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Real Madrid have submitted a second, improved offer of €180 million to Paris Saint-Germain for Kylian Mbappe, sources have told ESPN. An initial €160m bid was rejected this past Tuesday, and sources close to Madrid have told ESPN the signing would be difficult, but they were hopeful of
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6:00 AM ET Tor-Kristian Karlsen The world’s best players are getting younger but, as the likes of Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and Man City midfielder Phil Foden make headlines every week, is it finally time to crown successors to the legendary Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo? 2 Related For the third straight year (read 2019
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9:48 AM ET Fifteen of Europe’s biggest clubs are in talks to launch a European Super League, planned to start in time for the 2023-24 season, with a $6 billion (£4.3 bn) fund backing the project, sources have told ESPN. If the initiative is successful, it would threaten the existence of the Champions League —
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4:00 AM ET Tor-Kristian Karlsen With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting football clubs’ finances around the world, Europe’s top teams are looking to their youth teams rather than to transfers for ways to freshen up. Already this season we’ve seen teenagers like Borussia Dortmund‘s Giovanni Reyna, Arsenal‘s Bukayo Saka and Manchester United‘s Mason Greenwood make their
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