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At the start of the season I made my predictions for the Champions League Group Stage, and 14 out of 16 teams tipped to qualify were correct, with Schalke getting through instead of Galatasaray (Group D), and Lyon ahead of Shakthar Donetsk (Group F). So now it is time for the knockout stages, let us have a look at who will advance to the Quarter Finals.
Champions League Round of 16
Legs to be played on 12th February & 6th March
Manchester United v Paris Saint Germain
This tie could not come about …

Another Champions League season is upon us, with some interesting groups being drawn and various betting promo codes you can use to back potential winners. But which teams will advance to the knockout stages from their respective groups and which teams will finish third and go on to play in the knockout stages of the Europa League? Here are my predictions…
Group A
Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco & Club Brugge
Europa League winners Atletico have had a rather awkward start to their domestic league season, but will still qualify from this …

Gregory Coupet played in his first game for France against Australia, in the Confederations Cup in 2001, in which France triumphed. Gregory was in the French squad for the 2002 World Cup, as backup to Number 1 goalkeeper Fabien Barthez. He did not play a single match in this competition, but he featured prominently in the Confederations Cup of the following year. Coupet impressed everyone with his performances, conceding just 3 goals in 5 matches, and recording 3 clean sheets.
Coupet was in the France 23-man squad for Euro 2004, the …

French Super-club Olympique Lyon, which have won the Ligue 1 title 7 times in a row until this year, have now added the Coupe de France to their trophy cabinet. The match was played yesterday night against Paris-Saint Germain at the Saint-Denis Stadium. The match went goalless for 90 minutes, but was decided in extra time.
Sidney Govou scored the winning goal in the 102nd minute, handing Lyon the trophy, to complete the domestic double for their first time ever. Interesting is the fact that Govou’s powerful shot was supplied by …

After last night’s Coupe de France between Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain, the Olympique Lyon TV station, OL-TV, asked Gregory Coupet if he would be leaving the club in the summer. Tottenham are rumoured to be very much interested in the experienced French Number 1 keeper, in a bid to boost their UEFA Cup squad after the departure of Radek Cerny.
Coupet’s comment was:
“Yes, this will be my last match for OL.” – Gregory Coupet
Below is the video where Coupet is interviewed by OL-TV:
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