Can new-look OM revive PSG rivalry? : Marseille's new owner Frank McCourt spoke of the importance of reviving the club's rivalry with Paris Saint-Germain before he completed his takeover earlier this week, so it is apt that his first game will be Sunday's Classique.

Ounas opts for Algeria : Girondins de Bordeaux youngster Adam Ounas, a former France youth international, has decided to respond to the call from the Algerian national team.

Nice without Balotelli in Nancy : OGC Nice will have to do without Mario Balotelli due to injury as Les Aiglons visit AS Nancy Lorraine on Sunday looking to reclaim top spot.

Emery demands better from PSG : Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has admitted his team need to raise their game as the stumbling champions prepare to face SM Caen in Normandy on Friday evening.

CdL draw: Paris Saint-Germain-LOSC in the round of 16 : Title holders Paris Saint-Germain will take on LOSC when they enter into competition at the round-fof-16 stage of the Coupe de la Ligue - check out the rest of the draw for the round of 32 and the round of 16.

Anticipation building in Nice ahead of derby : OGC Nice fans will turn out in force at the Allianz Riviera on Sunday, hoping to see the club's trio of big-name new signings feature for the first time in the Mediterranean derby against Olympique de Marseille.

The Coupe de la Ligue hits the road! : The LFP has announced that the final of the Coupe de la Ligue 2016-17 will be held at Lyon's Parc OL, with other state-of-the-art French stadiums to host the cup final in the seasons to come.

More Mr. Nice guy? : OGC Nice's signings of Mario Balotelli and Younes Belhanda are two of the summer's most exciting moves, and give both players the chance to get back on track at a club that specialises in rebirths, writes Ian Holyman.

Girard in fight to win over Nantes doubters : René Girard knew he had a huge job on his hands to win over the supporters of FC Nantes this season and it has not been the start that the former Montpellier and Lille boss was looking for, writes's Andy Scott.

Marquinhos wins Olympic gold with Brazil : Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has won Olympic gold with Brazil at the Rio Games after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Germany in the final.

Emery begins title quest at Bastia : Paris Saint-Germain will be without captain Thiago Silva and star striker Edinson Cavani as they start their title defence at Bastia on Friday evening in coach Unai Emery's first Ligue 1 game in charge of the capital club.

New signings - six of the best : With the new season upon us, and after another busy summer in the transfer market, here are six new signings to look out for in 2016-17...

OL with sound reasons for optimism : In spite of their Trophée des Champions setback, David Crossan argues Olympique Lyonnais are still the club best equipped to challenge Paris Saint-Germain for the Ligue 1 title in 2016-2017.

Marquinhos' Brazil held… again : The Brazil of Paris Saint-Germain star Marquinhos continue to tread water in the Rio Olympics, the host nation held to a 0-0 draw by Iraq on Sunday after the same result against South Africa in their opener.

How might PSG line up in 2016-17? : For the first time in four seasons, champions Paris Saint-Germain are kicking off a Ligue 1 campaign without Laurent Blanc in the dugout. How will they line up under new coach Unai Emery? Stuart Telford takes a closer look…

Highs and lows as clubs wrap up pre-season : There were mixed fortunes for Ligue 1 sides on Saturday as they put their finishing touches to their pre-season preparations.

Lacazette worry for Lyon : Alexandre Lacazette will undergo further medical examination to determine the extent of the thigh injury that forced him to limp out of Olympique Lyonnais' Trophée des Champions defeat on Saturday.

Trophée des Champions: reactions : Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery challenged his team to maintain their blistering start to the season after Saturday's emphatic Trophée des Champions win over Olympique Lyonnais.

Ben Arfa nets as PSG thrash OL : Paris Saint-Germain were in ominously good form as they crushed Olympique Lyonnais 4-1 in Klagenfurt, Austria to claim a fourth consecutive Trophée des Champions.

Heavyweights clash in Austria : Paris Saint-Germain will be without Edinson Cavani as they go hunting for their first trophy of the new season when they take on Olympique Lyonnais in the Trophée des Champions in Klagenfurt on Saturday.

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