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French Teams in Europe - 2019/20 Edition

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The Players 

Champions League (Group Stage)
PSG
Lille
Lyon

Europa League
Saint-Etienne (Group Stage)
Rennes (Group Stage)
Strasbourg (2nd Qualifying Round)

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Bit of an odd year, as two mid-table clubs from last year make Europe with Rennes and Strasbourg. Rennes are in as Champions of the Coupe de France, and Strasbourg are in as Champions of the Coupe de la Ligue. Both team will particiapte in the Europa League, with Strasbourg starting off in the Qualifying rounds as 4th seeded team in Group 6. 

In the first round they faced Maccabi Haifa, winning 4-3 on aggregate. 

In Round 3 of Qualifying, they were a 5th Seed in Group 2, set to face off against Lokomotiv Plovdiv (BUL), and which they won 2-0 on Aggregate. 

In Round 4 of Qualifying, they have been given a non-seeded spot in Group 3, and had an unlucky draw to set up a matchup with Eintracht Frankfurt. 

Matches will be played on 22 Aug & 29 Aug

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE UPDATE
As all French teams that qualified for the CL are in the Group stage, the breakdows are as follows:

PSG: Pot 1
Lyon: Pot 2/3 Depending on how qualifying goes 
Lille : Pot 4

EUROPA LEAGUE UPDATE
Saint-Etienne
will be in either Pot 2 or 3 depdning on results from Qualifying
Rennes will be in Pot 3 or 4 depending on which teams qualify
Stratsbourg (If they defeat Eintracht Frankfurt), will be seeded in Pot 3 or 4. 
 

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Think Frankfurt will be too strong for Strasbourg. Good test for them and good luck to them but can't see them winning. They'll be gutted they didn't get weaker opposition as once you get in to the group stages of EL, it can be fairly favourable given how many obscure teams make it. Always an outside chance of further qualification. 

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3 hours ago, Stan said:

Think Frankfurt will be too strong for Strasbourg. Good test for them and good luck to them but can't see them winning. They'll be gutted they didn't get weaker opposition as once you get in to the group stages of EL, it can be fairly favourable given how many obscure teams make it. Always an outside chance of further qualification. 

I'd say Strasbourg have a 15% chance of getting past Frankfurt. 

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Lille have the more difficult group, but both of them have avoided the really big clubs who are likely to challenge to win it. 

Lyon should be expected to get out of that group, and Lille won't be favourites to advance but should be able to give those 3 some good games.

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Yes - good draw for the French Sides. 

PSG will advance. 

Lyon might actually be favorites to win their group. 

Lille avoided the big players, and will likely finish last, but 'could' possibliy cause a stir. 

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Strasbourg LIneup today against Frankfurt. 

 

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I think Frankfurt will win but 2-1 could still see them out.

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Europa League

Rennes in a group with Lazio, Celtic & Cluj. Difficult group to call!

St. Etienne in a group with Wolfsburg, Gent & Oleksandriya. They should qualify with the Germans from that group.

 

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1 minute ago, Stan said:

Europa League

Rennes in a group with Lazio, Celtic & Cluj. Difficult group to call!

St. Etienne in a group with Wolfsburg, Gent & Oleksandriya. They should qualify with the Germans from that group.

 

Yeah - I think both certainly have a chance, with St. Etienne having a slightly easier group. 

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Not good.

Saint-Étienne still very much in it, only two points behind Wolfsburg in 2nd, but Rennes already out with two games left to play.

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Poor from Rennes. Especially after impressing last season. Is it just the transfer of Ismaila Sarr that's affected them or anyone else?

St Etienne could be doing better but their manager change has probably not helped. They're doing better in the league so may still make Europe next season. But their EL group I'd have expected them to be more comfortable and to have at least won one of the games against Oleksandriya. 

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