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French clubs in Europe 2011-2012

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  1. Tsigalko

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    Team playing in European competition season 2011-2012:

    Stade Rennais F.C.
    vs. F.C. Rustavi Metalurgist (GEO): 28th July (a) 4th August (h): Europe League 3Q

    FC Sochaux-Montbéliard
    vs TBA : Europa League Playoff round (unseeded) Draw 5th August

    Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
    vs TBA : Europa League Playoff round (seeded) Draw 5th August

    Olympique Lyonnais
    vs TBA : Champions League Playoff round (seeded) Draw 5th August

    Olympique de Marseille
    Champions League group stage (2nd seeding Pool) Draw 25th August

    Lille OSC
    Champions League group stage (4th seeding Pool) Draw 25th August

    Rennes opening the french European cup challenge on Thursday, hopefully they'll perform better than Montpelier last year.
     


  2. SportBoy333

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    I know nothing about that team Rennes is playing so I looked them up and it looks likes Rennes should be the heavy favorites. I have more confidence in Rennes than I do in Sochaux. PSG are still adding players so its too early to tell but they are aiming for a top 3 league finish so I dont know how serious they are taking the Europa League. As usual the best hope for Europa League success is if any of the 3 Champions League teams drop down into it. Im very curious to see what happens ifif Lyon lose their CL qualifier and have to play Europa League how they handle that competition as they havent played in it in over a decade.
     
  3. Tsigalko

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    FC Metallurg Rustavi 2 - 5 Rennes
    17' [0 - 1] R. Boukari
    31' [0 - 2] R. Boukari
    41' [1 - 2] L. Japaridze
    42' [1 - 3] J. Pitroipa
    49' [1 - 4] J. Feret
    56' [2 - 4] L. Razmadze (pen.)
    70' [2 - 5] J. Pitroipa

    Not much to complain about, kills off the leg in the first match and a big offensive showing
     
  4. Tsigalko

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    Rennes finishes the job with a 2-0 victory at home.

    So four french teams in tomorrow's draw.
     


  5. Tsigalko

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    Europa League Playoff
    Stade Rennais F.C.v Crvena Zvezda
    Olympiakos Volou vs Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
    Metalist Kharkiv vs FC Sochaux-Montbéliard

    Champions League Playoff
    Olympique Lyonnais vs Rubin Kazan

    Nothing easy but nothing impossible.
     
  6. SportBoy333

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    PSG easiest. Olympiakos Volou got relegated to the 2nd division.
    I think Sochaux will lose.
    Crvena Zvezda has a lot of history but I dont know how big their budget is these days. Wouldnt be surprised if they beat Rennes.
    If Auxerre can beat Zenit St. Petersburg then Lyon can beat Rubin Kazan.
     
  7. StarrMatthieu

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    i was thinking the same this sportboy "if Auxerre can beat Zenit St.petersburg then then Lyon can beat Rubin Kazan"
     
  8. SportBoy333

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    That Auxerre team wasnt even that good as evidence last season. This Lyon team is better and Id also say Ruben Kazin isnt as good as Zenit.
     
  9. Tsigalko

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    Olympique Lyonnais vs Rubin Kazan 3 - 1
    3' [0 - 1] V. Dyadyun
    10' [1 - 1] B. Gomis
    40' [2 - 1] S. Kverkveliya (o.g.)
    71' [3 - 1] J. Briand

    Looked at first like an disaster after Kazan's early goal but Lyon came back and got a good result for the return leg in Russia. Gomis looked lively.
     
  10. StarrMatthieu

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    Allez lyon good job!
     
  11. Tsigalko

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    Three games tonight

    20:30 Metalist Kharkiv - Sochaux @ Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv
    20:30 Red Star Belgrade - Rennes @ Stadion FK Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade
    20:45 Differdange 03 - Paris Saint-Germain @ Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg

    PSG should run over Differdange, Belgrade - Rennes is probably 50/50 affair on the road but Rennes has looked pretty good so far. Sochaux seems to be in some turmoil with Maiga on strike and Martin rumored to go to the premier league, would be surprised if they got away with a positive result in Ukraine.
     
  12. Tsigalko

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    Metalist Kharkiv - Sochaux 0:0
    Red Star Belgrade - Rennes 1:2 (Pitroipa, Montano)
    Differdange 03 - Paris Saint-Germain 0:4 (Gaimero, Bahrebeck, Ceara, Menez)

    The weakest link Sochaux going home with a draw and no conceded goals is nice surprise, good performance in light of the squad turmoil due to all the transfer rumors.

    Rennes brings home a great results from hostile territory in Belgrade and continues their good run, should be favored to qualify now.

    PSG put up a pretty sleepy performance from what I saw but in the end the talent gap was just too big in Luxembourg.
     
  13. AfrcnHrbMan

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    Lyon qualifies for the Champions league group stages for the 12th consecutive year. 1-1 in Russia today against Rubin Kazan 4-2 on agg. Allez L'OL.
     
  14. Tsigalko

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    Important victory for Lyon and the french ranking. Very important day tomorrow with the draw for the champions league and the Europa league playoff return legs.

    Here's the pots for tomorrow's draw.

    Pot 1
    Barcelona
    Manchester United
    Chelsea
    Bayern Munich
    Arsenal
    Real Madrid
    Porto
    Internazionale

    Pot 2
    Milan
    Lyon
    Shaktar Donetsk
    Valencia
    Benfica
    Villarreal
    CSKA Moscow
    Marseille

    Pot 3
    Zenit St. Petersburg
    Ajax
    Leverkusen
    Olympiacos
    Manchester City
    Lille
    BATE Borisov

    Pot 4
    Borussia Dortmund
    Napoli
    Dinamo Zagreb
    APOEL
    Trabzonspor
    Genk
    Viktoria Plzeň
    Oţelul Galaţi
     
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    Manchester City being a 3rd pot team is gonna give some group hell...
     
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    man city is a big dog! Look at there depth ! Wow !
    they just got Nasri:eek: today
     
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    Very strange seeing German champs in pot 4. Perhaps UEFA's system is flawed.
     
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    Groupe B : Inter Milan, CSKA Moscou, Lille OSC, Trabzonspor
    Groupe D : Real Madrid, Olympique Lyonnais, Ajax Amsterdam, Dynamo Zagreb
    Groupe F : Arsenal, Olympique de Marseille , Olympiakos Le Pirée, Borussia Dortmund

    Lille got the easiest group and OM got the toughest.
     
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    OM has got their work cut out for them, damn. If Lille doesn't get through, it will be a disgrace. I even fancy their chances taking a game from Inter at home.
     
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    LYON HAS IT THE HARDEST second L'om third LILLE
     
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    Lyon have 2nd place pretty much locked up assuming they dont screw things up royally. I know Arsenal are down now but they are still the favorites and if you have the defending champion of the 3rd or 4th best league (Germany) as the 4th seed then that is the toughest. Im not convinced Dortmund and Marseille finish ahead of Arsenal because they still might add a big name of 2 before the transfer window closes so I will not bury them yet.

    Also what I think will happen is that since OM "lost" the title last year they will focus more on the league than on Europe and that will hurt them. Since Lille won the title I think they will focus more on Europe. Lyon can focus on both since they are clearly the 2nd best team in their group so they wont have to exert themselves too much. I wouldnt mind seeing OM play PSG in the Europa league.
     
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    PSG 2-0 Differdange PSG 6-0 agg.
    Rennes 4-0 Etoile Rouge Belgrade Rennes 6-1 agg.
    Sochaux 0-4 Metalist Metalist 4-0 agg.

    I didnt expect Sochaux to get blown out but theres no shame since some big clubs like Roma, Celtic, Rangers, Sevilla, got eliminated. I am surprised at Rennes's goal outburts especially since they were actively seeking another attacker.
     
  23. Tsigalko

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    Atletico Madrid
    Udinese
    Rennes
    Sion/Celtic

    Europa League draws, I think Rennes is probably screwed though sometimes Italian teams tend to disappoint in the Europa League. PSG should sail through
     
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    I think Rennes have a shot because Udinese isnt considering one of the big clubs in Serie A. I wouldnt pick Rennes to go through if I were a betting man but I think they have a chance.
     
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    Udinese are not the typical Italian team. They press and go forward all the time even in road games, but are not a stellar defending team. I think Rennes will have a hard time finishing ahead of them.
     
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