PARIS (AP) — There is still a glimmer of hope at Nantes that the eight-time champion can avoid relegation, 11 years after its last season in the second-tier of French soccer.
Nantes hosted last-placed Angers in their final match of a dismal season on Saturday.
Marseille win keeps pressure on Lens; Aboukhlal misses Toulouse game in rainbow jersey protestMay 14, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Dimitri Payet made the most of a rare start this season to score as Marseille beat relegated Angers 3-1, keeping pressure on Lens in the race for second place and an automatic Champions League spot.
MATCHDAY: Barcelona hosts Betis; Milan visits RomaApril 28, 2023 GMT
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:
Out of the Premier League relegation zone after a first win since Feb. 5, Nottingham Forest will look to pull clear of the bottom three by beating Brentford.
Blas and Nantes chasing French Cup glory amid strugglesApril 27, 2023 GMT
There have been only a few highlights for Nantes this season, and Ludovic Blas is no stranger to those happy moments.
Just three weeks ago, it was the prolific midfielder's superb strike against Lyon that sent his team to a second straight French Cup final, a year after Blas' penalty kick gave Nantes its first trophy in 21 years.
Blas scores winner as holder Nantes reaches French Cup finalApril 5, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Nantes is on course to retain its French Cup trophy after beating Lyon 1-0 at home in the semifinals on Wednesday.
Midfielder Ludovic Blas settled a tight match with a superb goal in the 57th minute, moving into space to control a high ball on his chest and then spinning to hit a fierce volley past goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.
Openda scores fastest French league hat trick in 50 yearsMarch 12, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Lois Openda scored the fastest French league hat trick in 50 years to help Lens move into third place with a 4-0 win over Clermont on Sunday.
Openda struck three times in 4 minutes, 30 seconds.
Barcelona, Man United play 2-2 thriller in Europa LeagueFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
Barcelona and Manchester United served up a thrilling 2-2 draw in the Europa League knockout playoffs Thursday that outranked anything seen in the Champions League this week.
The former European champions traded leads in a back-and-forth second half of their first-leg game at Camp Nou.
Rare home win for Marseille against rival PSG in French CupFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
Marseille celebrated its first home win against Paris Saint-Germain in more than a decade to reach the quarterfinals of the French Cup, beating its bitter rival 2-1 on Wednesday.
Cheered on by buoyant fans at a packed Stade Velodrome, Marseille had rarely looked so dominant against PSG since the Paris club started its supremacy in France after Qatari investors took over.
French Cup holder Nantes needs penalties to make round of 16January 22, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — French Cup holder Nantes needed penalty kicks to win at fifth-tier Thaon and reach the round of 16 on Sunday.
After the game finished 0-0, coach Antoine Kombouaré's team held its nerve to win the shootout 4-2.
Leader PSG loses 1-0 at Rennes, Monaco routs Ajaccio 7-1January 15, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé couldn't stop Paris Saint-Germain losing 1-0 at Rennes for a second straight away defeat in the French league on Sunday as its lead over second-place Lens dropped to three points.
Cardiff told to pay Nantes $6M for plane crash victim SalaAugust 26, 2022 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — A years-long transfer dispute after the death in an airplane crash of soccer player Emiliano Sala was decided on Friday in favor of his former club Nantes against Cardiff, which promised more legal action in the multi-million dollar case.