PARIS (AP) — Flying high at the helm of Lens, Franck Haise is gaining respect from his peers in the French league.
After leading the Northern club to a seventh-place finish last season as Lens returned to the top division, the little known 50-year-old coach has ascended to another level this autumn, guiding his players near the top of the standings.
PARIS (AP) — The French league match between Lens and defending champion Lille was interrupted for about 30 minutes when fans from the northern rivals clashed at halftime on Saturday.
After the first half ended, a large group of Lens supporters invaded the field and ran to the away section where they fought with Lille fans.
PARIS (AP) — Habib Diallo scored twice after strike partner Ludovic Ajorque netted early on as Strasbourg beat Metz 3-0 in the French league on Friday.
Ajorque put the Alsace-based side ahead from the penalty spot in the fifth minute following a foul on midfielder Dimitri Lienard.