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Man of the Weekend: Jean-François Bédénik

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When TA Rennes met Vannes OC in the Championnat de France Amateur 2 (CFA 2) last evening, I bet they weren’t expecting Jean-François Bédénik to be a literal wall especially during a crucial penalty save. Vannes won the match 3-0, but I still can’t over the goalie’s Man of the Match performance. 

THE SAVES:

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Posted in France Football (Other), MILESTONES/HISTORY, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Tournaments/Other Football

Tous P4ris! Cavani clinches treble as PSG makes history!

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First, let’s give it up to Laurent Blanc:

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He had a fantastic season as coach!

Auxerre played a great game against Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the Coupe de France final, but Cavani was their undoing when he scored that lone wicked header in the 64th minute to win the title for PSG.

Don’t call it a treble. PSG won’t hear of it, they like the sound of Quadruplé better. This season they’ve won the Ligue, the Coupe de la Ligue and Coupe de France, a historic treble. If you’re wondering where the 4th at, it’s the Trophee des Champs.

This is the first-ever domestic quadruple for Paris.

And how’s this for a stat?:

Edinson Cavani has scored 31 goals in all competitions this season, joint leader for a Ligue 1 player with Alexandre Lacazette. (Opta)

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Congrats PSG and Blanc. As for Cavani, my boy likes a Cup competition! Proud of him this season.

TOUS P4RIS!

SCENES! psg.fr:

His emotions was EVERYTHING ❤

CELEBRATIONS!

Zlatan is a happy camper 🙂

This is my champ! ❤

Posted in France Football (Other), MILESTONES/HISTORY, Tournaments/Other Football

Odsonne Edouard makes history

Eight-goal Edouard takes scorers' prize

Odsonne Edouard’s eight goals in Bulgaria is a record for a UEFA European Under-17 Championship finals, eclipsing the seven Jonathan Soriano managed for Spain in 2002.

On target three times in the final, France forward Odsonne Edouard has finished as the leading marksman at the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship with eight goals.

The Paris Saint-Germain player found the net in each of his five appearances in Bulgaria and in doing so set a new final tournament record, bettering the seven goals Jonathan Soriano registered for Spain 13 years ago.

He saved the best until last, scoring the first U17 final hat-trick as Les Petits Bleus defeated Germany 4-1 in Burgas. His tally is five greater than that of Germany captain Felix Passlack, whose three goals all came in the group stage, team-mate Nanitamo Ikone and Belgium’s Ismail Azzaoui.

Finals top scorers
Odsonne Edouard (France) 8
Felix Passlack (Germany) 3
Nanitamo Ikone (France) 3
Ismail Azzaoui (Belgium) 3

Season top scorers
Odsonne Edouard (France) 13
Jan Mlakar (Slovenia) 8
Patrick Cutrone (Italy) 8
Dennis Van Vaerenbergh (Belgium) 7
Kuki (Spain) 6
Nanitamo Ikone (France) 6

SOURCE: uefa

Congrats Edouard!

Posted in France Football (Other), Hat Tricks etc., Tournaments/Other Football

Edouard’s hat-trick gives France U17 title

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France are Euro U-17 Champions!

Odsonne Edouard inspired France to their second U-17 title last evening against Germany, scoring a fantastic hat-trick and taking his tally to eight goals in the competition, thus making him the top scorer.

His favorite goal of the eight he scored in the tournament?

“The first goal against Italy [a back-heeled finish] is my favourite among the eight I scored.”

Modest Edouard champions France team effort

Coach Jean-Claude Giuntini and the man of the moment, Odsonne Edouard.

France won the final 3-2.

Congrats Les Petits Bleus! I am super proud of you.

Posted in France Football (Other)

Les Petits Bleus makes it to the U17 Euros final; Luca Zidane stars

The boys got their just reward last evening when France beat Belgium 2-1 on penalty shoot-out to reach the final of the European U17 Championship.

Odsonne Edouard opened the scoreline in the 23rd minute, which was eventually canceled out by Rubin Seigers in the 52nd minute. The game ended 1-1 and it eventually went to penalty shoot-outs which France won 2-1. Luca Zidane had a huge part to play in this. The goalie saved 3 goals and stepped up to the plate to take one for the team, but he missed the penalty, hitting the bar. Nonetheless, I am proud of the team. They worked hard for this.

France will face Germany in the final. This is the fourth U17 final for both teams.

Man of the Match? Well, we have this guy to thank for his hard work between the posts. He was HARDCORE during the shootouts! On another note, Zidane quite reminds me of Paul Nardi. Good stuff! France, your future in goalkeeping is set.

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Here is the penalty shootout in full:

Posted in France Football (Other), Ligue 1, Women's Football

UNFP Awards: The Winners

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UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year: Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon)

UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: Mandanda, Maxwell, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Jallet, Payet, Verratti, Pastore, Lacazette, Ibrahimovic, Fekir.

UNFP Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year: Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

UNFP Ligue 1 Goal of the Year: Julian Palmieri (SC Bastia)

UNFP Ligue 1 Manager of the Year 2015: Laurent Blanc (PSG)

UNFP Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year: Nabil Fékir (Lyon)

UNFP Ligue 2 Team of the Year: Petric, Carole, Traore, Rincon, Martins Pereira, Diaw, Nivet, Ndoye, Kodjia, Le Bihan, Toko Ekambi.

UNFP Ligue 2 Manager of the Year: Jean Marc Furlan (ESTAC Troyes)

UNFP Ligue 2 Goalkeeper of the Year: Denis Petric (ESTAC Troyes)

UNFP Ligue 2 Player of the Year: Jonathan Kodjia (Angers)

UNFP Ligue 1 Referee of the Year Award: Ruddy Buquet

UNFP Ligue 2 Referee of the Year Award: Stéphane Jochem

UNFP Honorary Award Winner: Eric Abidal

UNFP Women’s Player of the Year: Eugenie Le Sommer (Lyon)

UNFP Peace and Sport trophy is awarded to the “Football People, Proud of Our Differences” campaign.

UNFP Charitable Acts Winner: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

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Clermont Foot 63 looking good with four ligue games to go

Corinne Diacre’s main objective was to keep Clermont Foot 63 out of Ligue 2 relegation drop zone and although the team had it’s highs and lows, they’re currently sitting in 13th place with 43 points after a 6th consecutive match without defeat.

Clermont’s last four matches:

01st May: Tours (away)

08th May: Nancy (home)

15th May: Laval (away)

22nd May: Brest (home)

Clermont kicked off their Ligue 2 season with a 2-1 defeat to Brest. Let’s hope they can get a better result at the end of the season.

Allez Clermont!

Posted in Arsenal, FC Barcelona, France Football (Other), Paris Saint-Germain F.C., Reports, Tournaments/Other Football, Women's Football

All hail the champions of 2015

This thread is dedicated to the champions of 2015. I’ll try my hardest to update whenever a champion is announced. Queen?

We are the champions, my friends, And we’ll keep on fighting ’til the end. We are the champions. We are the champions. No time for losers ‘Cause we are the champions of the world.

Football fanatics, enthusiasts and lovers, *Booming Yami Yugi voice* I PRESENT, YOUR 2015 CHAMPIONS! *Coughs* Never gonna do that again. *Coughs coughs* I’ll update as winners are announced.

African Cup of Nations: Ivory Coast

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Read about their manager, Mr. Hervé Renard’s accomplishments here: https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/herve-renard-makes-history/

See gallery here: https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/gallery-ivory-coast-celebrating-afcon-victory/

Capital One Cup: Chelsea

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https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/live-banter-chelsea-v-spurs-capital-one-cup-final/

Coupe de la Ligue: Paris Saint-Germain

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/zlatan-and-cavani-sees-double-as-they-inspire-psg-to-victory-in-coupe-de-la-ligue-final/

Eredivisie: PSV

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/psv-secure-eredivisie-title/

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/bayern-munich-secure-25th-bundesliga-title/

Ligue 2: Troyes AC

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Premiere League: Chelsea 

This is Chelsea’s 4th PL title in 11 years.

Serie A: Juventus

This is their 33rd Scudetto title.

Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain

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https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/psg-claims-third-consecutive-ligue-1-title/

La Liga: FC Barcelona

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/barcelona-wins-la-liga-title-at-the-calderon/

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/barcelona-celebrates-la-liga-photos/

Primeira Liga (Portugal): Benfica

Russian Premier League –  Zenit St. Petersburg

The Portuguese manager is hoisted into the air by his players after being crowned Russian champions

Coppa Italia: Juventus

UEFA U-17 Championship: France

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/edouards-hat-trick-gives-france-u17-title/

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/odsonne-edouard-makes-history/

Europa League: Sevilla

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FA Cup: Arsenal

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They have now won this cup 12 times, the most in history of the competition.

DFB Pokal: Wolfsburg

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First Cup triumph for Wolfsburg.

Coupe de France: Paris Saint-Germain

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Copa del Rey: FC Barcelona

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https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/barcelona-wins-copa-del-rey/

Champions League: FC Barcelona

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https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/barcelona-completes-treble/

Toulon Tournament: France

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Our 12th! Congrats boys.

U20 World Cup: Serbia

Copa America: Chile

FIFA Women’s World Cup: United States of America

Gold Cup: Mexico

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Pam Am: Uruguay

Trophée des Champions: Paris Saint-Germain

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German Super Cup: Wolfsburg

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Community Shield: Arsenal

International Champions Cup: Real Madrid

Real Madrid players celebrate with the International Champions Cup trophy in Shanghai  

Audi Cup: Bayern Munich

Joan Gamper Trophy: FC Barcelona

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UEFA Super Cup: FC Barcelona

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/category/la-liga/fc-barcelona/

Spanish Super Cup: Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona v Athletic Club - Spanish Super Cup: Second Leg

FIFA Club World Cup: FC Barcelona

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