2021 Season

2021 Schedule
3-3-1, 4th in French Ligue 1
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5dReuters

Pitch invasion mars Lens win over champs Lille

Lens beat Lille for the first time in 15 years to go second in Ligue 1 after the derby was marred by crowd trouble on Saturday.

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Lens sink Monaco to pile pressure on Kovac

Opportunist goals by Ignatius Ganago and substitute Simon Banza gave Lens a 2-0 win at Monaco and piled the pressure on home manager Niko Kovac.

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PSG beat Lens to keep title hopes alive

Paris Saint-Germain went top of Ligue 1, at least provisionally, after Neymar scored and set up another goal in a 2-1 home win against Lens.

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298dEd Dove

Senegal World Cup hero Diop dies at 42

Former Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop, who scored the winner to defeat World Cup holders France in the 2002 tournament, has died aged 42.

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3yBen Gladwell

Bianda becomes Roma's ninth summer signing

The 18-year-old defender, who has made only five Ligue 2 appearances, was described as "an exciting prospect" by sporting director Monchi.

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4yDermot Corrigan

Atletico sell their share in Lens

Atletico Madrid have sold their share in Ligue 2 side Lens just 12 months after making the investment.

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4yDermot Corrigan

Atleti to visit Mexico in July - San Luis chief

"Atletico will first play in Toluca, then in Los Angeles, and later they will come with us in the middle of July," the San Luis president said.

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4yIan Holyman

Arsenal dismiss Reine-Adelaide transfer claims

Arsenal have played down reports that they exploited a loophole in transfer dealings to secure the signing of two promising youngsters from Lens.

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5yDermot Corrigan

Atletico confirm interest in Liga MX club

San Luis' current owner, Jacobo Payan Espinoza, said in AS that Atletico had an "intention to invest some money in Mexico."

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5yPA Sport

Coupe de France: OM win in Payet's debut

New signing Dimitri Payet came off the bench in extra-time as Marseille edged through 2-1 against Lyon in their Coupe de France tie.

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5yESPN staff

Friendlies: Llorente debuts in Swansea win

Arsenal cruised past Viking FK with Joel Campbell, Alex Iwobi braces; Tottenham ran roughshod over Inter Milan in Oslo; Dortmund and Sunderland draw.

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5yMattias Karen

Oxlade-Chamberlain hands Arsenal draw

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain marked his injury comeback with a delightful goal as a youthful Arsenal side drew 1-1 with French club RC Lens on Friday.

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5yDermot Corrigan

Atletico buy stake in Lens

La Liga club Atletico Madrid have formalised the purchase of 34.6 percent of the shares of Ligue 2 club Lens.

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5yMattias Karen

Arsenal to play in preseason vs. Lens

The Gunners will travel to to the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in northern France for an evening game against the Ligue 2 club.

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Atletico to buy share in Ligue 2 side Lens

Atletico Madrid will have a direct 35-percent stake in Lens, with a Luxembourg based company, Solferino, having the remaining 65 percent.

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6yPeter O'Rourke

Spurs, West Ham tracking Moore - source

Tottenham, West Ham United, Crystal Palace and Southampton are tracking England under-19 captain Taylor Moore, a source has told ESPN FC.

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6yPA Sport

Lens midfielder attacked by own fans

Bourigeaud was out in Arras with former teammate Baptiste Guillaume when the latter was confronted by Lens fans angered by his transfer to Lille.

RankingsFrench Ligue 1

Goal Difference4Tied-4th
Goals Scored115th
Assists7Tied-5th
Goals Conceded7Tied-7th