Tag Archives: nancy

David Beckham plays a cameo part in PSG"s 2-1 over Nancy

Beckham plays cameo role in Zlatan show as PSG recover from a goal down to beat struggling Nancy

PUBLISHED:

19:22 GMT, 9 March 2013

|

UPDATED:

23:49 GMT, 9 March 2013

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was on the top of his game tonight as he scored twice to help Paris St Germain overturn a one-goal deficit and beat lowly Nancy 2-1 at the Parc des Princes.

David Beckham had to make do with a cameo substitute appearance as his Swedish club-mate stole the attention with two second-half goals in the space of three minutes, following Benjamin Moukandjo's first-half opener for the visitors.

Victory for PSG lifted them five points clear at the summit of Ligue 1, ahead of Sunday's clash between second-placed Lyon and third-placed Marseille, while a fourth league defeat in five for their opponents left them six points adrift of safety.

Scroll down for video

Late entrance: David Beckham replaces Paris Saint-Germain's Italian midfielder Marco Verratti

Late entrance: David Beckham replaces Paris Saint-Germain's Italian midfielder Marco Verratti

Lille came from behind to beat Valenciennes 3-1 at the Stade du Hainaut and extend their Ligue 1 winning streak to five matches.

Maor Melikson had given mid-table Valenciennes a first-half lead, but Rudi Garcia's men slipped into another gear after the break, with goals from Ronny Rodelin, Tulio de Melo and Benoit Pedretti earning the three points.

The latter pair stepped off Lille's bench to make the difference, with Valenciennes unable to summon a response as the visitors – now fifth – closed in on the top three..

Start turn: But it was Zlatan Ibrahimovic who stole the show with two goals after PSG had been behind

Start turn: But it was Zlatan Ibrahimovic who stole the show with two goals after PSG had been behind

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Trademark: Despite his limited playing time, Becks manages to deliver a trademark corner

Trademark: Despite his limited playing time, Becks manages to deliver a trademark corner

Lower down the ladder, Evian responded to coach Pascal Dupraz's pre-match pleas with an emphatic 5-1 win over fellow strugglers Sochaux to move out of the relegation zone.

Dupraz had claimed that psychologically the game was 'worth a thousand points', with Evian lying three points behind their opponents who occupied the last position above the drop zone.

By the time Cedric Barbosa and Saber Khelifa had scored twice apiece, Kevin Berigaud adding another to render Cedric Bakambu's 53rd-minute equaliser irrelevant, Evian had jumped two places to 16th and it was their shell-shocked opponents who were left residing in the bottom three.

Brest remained looking over their shoulder at the relegation places after losing 1-0 at home to Toulouse.

Landry Chauvin's side headed into the game five points above the drop zone and looking to build on last weekend's 1-1 draw with title-chasing Lyon.

But Adrien Rabiot's goal on the stroke of half-time at the Stade Francis-Le Ble – coupled with Evian's win – saw Brest's margin over the bottom three shrink to just two points. Toulouse, meanwhile, climbed to 11th.

It was a dramatic night in the lower reaches and a woeful display from Reims goalkeeper Kossi Agassa helped Troyes lift themselves off the foot of the table and drag the away side ever closer to the drop zone after a 4-2 win.

Goals from Corentin Jean and Julien Faussurier put the home two in front with an hour gone before a late scoring spree, including Jean's second and a late effort from Mohamed Yattare added to the excitement.

Nicolas de Preville and Odair Fortes were on target for the visitors, making it 2-1 and then 3-2.
Finally, Ajaccio moved clear of the danger zone as Ronald Zubar's second-half goal earned them a 1-0 victory over Lorient. The former Wolves defender lashed home a powerful shot in the 75th minute.

Challenge: Beckham wins the ball from from Nancy midfielder Salif Sane

Challenge: Beckham wins the ball from from Nancy midfielder Salif Sane

Making an exit: Beckham claps the Parc des Princes faithful

Making an exit: Beckham claps the Parc des Princes faithful

VIDEO: Watch highlights here

Alfred N"Diaye joins Sunderland

Sunderland complete first signing of window as N'Diaye joins for 3m from Bursaspor

By
Adam Shergold

PUBLISHED:

15:29 GMT, 9 January 2013

|

UPDATED:

15:37 GMT, 9 January 2013

Sunderland have completed the signing of midfielder Alfred N'Diaye from Turkish side Bursaspor for 3m.

As revealed by Sportmail earlier this week, the 22-year-old has today signed a three-and-a-half year deal at the Stadium of Light after completing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

He is Martin O'Neill's first signing of the January transfer window.

New face: Alfred N'Diaye has joined Sunderland for 3m from Turkish side Bursaspor

New face: Alfred N'Diaye has joined Sunderland for 3m from Turkish side Bursaspor

N'Diaye started his career with Nancy
four years ago and moved to Turkey at the start of last season after
more than 60 appearances in the French top division.

O’Neill,
who is desperate for midfield cover for injured captain Lee Cattermole,
launched a bid for the ball-winning midfielder at the opening of the
transfer window.

Powerhouse: N'Diaye (left) passed a medical on Wearside today and could make his debut against West Ham this weekend

Powerhouse: N'Diaye (left) passed a medical on Wearside today and could make his debut against West Ham this weekend

He told his club's website: 'Alfred is a strong, powerful young player and as such can offer us more strength in depth.

'He will give us options and I'm delighted that we have been able to bring him to the club.'

N'Diaye could go straight into the squad for Saturday's home game with West Ham if he receives international clearance in time.

Fulham keen on Alexander Madlung and Derek Boateng

Fulham keen on defender Madlung and midfielder Boateng in January window

|

UPDATED:

22:45 GMT, 30 December 2012

Fulham are hoping to conclude a deal for Wolfsburg defender Alexander Madlung.

The 30-year-old former Germany man is out of contract in the summer and has failed to agree new terms.

Target: Fulham are keen to sign Alexander Madlung from Wolfsburg

Target: Fulham are keen to sign Alexander Madlung from Wolfsburg

Fulham are also hopeful of agreeing terms with Dnipro midfielder Derek Boateng, 29.

Reading are keen on Nancy winger Lossemy Karaboue. The 24-year-old has also attracted interest from Aston Villa.

Queens Park Rangers sign Samba Diakite on permanent deal

QPR complete deal for Diakite as Mali midfielder make permanent switch to Loftus Road

|

UPDATED:

14:39 GMT, 27 June 2012

QPR have completed the permanent signing of Mali midfielder Samba Diakite from French side Nancy for an undisclosed fee.

Diakite has agreed a four-year deal with the Loftus Road club having initially joined on loan last season.

The 23-year-old made nine appearances for Rangers last term, receiving a red card on debut against Fulham and scoring the winning goal against Arsenal.

I'm staying! Diakite has signed a new deal to remain at Loftus Road

I'm staying! Diakite has signed a new deal to remain at Loftus Road

QPR boss Mark Hughes told www.qpr.co.uk: 'Samba was a real find for us in January, so we're delighted he's joined us permanently.

'He's a very accomplished footballer and he's made to measure for the Premier League.

'He's got good pace, strength and ability on the ball and he's going to be a great asset for us going forward. There's still so much more to come from him.

'He's only been exposed to the Premier League for a handful of games, so I'm sure he's raring to go and get back into the action again.'

Credit where it's due: Rangers boss Hughes is delighted Diakite is staying

Credit where it's due: Rangers boss Hughes is delighted Diakite is staying

Diakite was equally pleased to seal the move.

'It's a dream come true to sign this contract,' he said. 'I loved my time here on loan and I couldn't be happier to join QPR on a permanent deal.

'It's a fantastic club to play for and the owners have great plans for the future – I am just delighted to be part of it.

'This is a really exciting move for me.'

Aston Villa watch Olivier Giroud and Benjamin Stambouli at Montpellier

Villa scouts keep an eye on 15m Montpellier striker Giroud and team-mate Stambouli

|

UPDATED:

22:47 GMT, 19 March 2012

Aston Villa sent scouts to watch Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud and defender Benjamin Stambouli against Nancy on Saturday.

But Giroud, 25, may be too expensive at 15m.

French fancy: Aston Villa want Montpellier forward Olivier Giroud (right)

French fancy: Aston Villa want Montpellier forward Olivier Giroud (right)

Millwall have signed Sheffield United midfielder Nick Montgomery on loan.

Charlton have signed Millwall striker Dany N'Guessan and QPR's Lee Cook until the end of the season.

Fulham's Lauri Dalla Valle has joined Exeter on loan.