Three French clubs out of four have qualified for the last 16 of the UEFA Cup as Marseille enjoyed a penalty shoot-out win over Twente, Paris (photo) defeated Wolfsburg and St Etienne beat Olympiakos. Only Bordeaux pulled out.
Passports belonging to four Ligue 1 players, including Bordeaux striker Cavenaghi and Olypique Marseille defender Civelli, are suspected of being false. The French League has asked the Italian authorities to investigate.
A shake-up at the top of the French league this weekend saw reigning champions Lyon retain top spot, but five points separate the top six spelling a European qualification dogfight if the situation lasts
As winds abate, rescuers are rushing in to clear debris, put out fires and restore electricity in southwest France and northern Spain after a storm with winds as strong as 180km/h killed 15 people and caused massive damage to forests.
Four children were killed when the roof of a sports centre near Barcelona collapsed, raising the death toll to 15, as a powerful storm system lashed Spain and France, and leaving about a million homes without power.
As winds begin to die down, rescuers are rushing in to clear debris, put out fires and restore electricity in south-west France and northern Spain. A storm with winds as high as 180kph killed 15 in the region and caused enormous damage to forests.
After beating Racing Lens (2-0), Paris St Germain will meet Bordeaux, who thrashed the club of the capital 4-0 at the week-end. Bordeaux disposed of second division club Chateauroux after a 2-1 win at home.
Bordeaux stormed to within one point of Ligue 1 leaders Lyon after rolling over a hapless Paris Saint-Germain (4-0) thanks to a sterling performance by Breton forward Yoann Gourcuff. Saturday, Lyon conceded a draw against Lorient.
Bordeaux and Paris Saint-Germain performed welll in the French Ligue 1 on Saturday, allowing them to take the second and third places in the rankings behind leaders Lyon. This adds pressure to Lyon who face Marseille on Sunday.