Friday, July 24, 2009

Off to Montreal for Le Trophée des Champions!

Tomorrow I am off to watch the debut of the French season, Le Trophée des Champions. Which for the first time ever is being held outside of France, in the largest Francophone city outside of France, Montreal. Which is conveniently located 2 hours away from Ottawa. The match features last years Ligue 1 winners Lyon - what someone else won? Oh right for the first time in 7 years Lyon didn't win, so it will be Ligue 1 Champions Bordeaux. Their opponents are Ligue 2 side Guingamp who won the French Cup. Bordeaux have added Yoann Gourcuff to their ranks, but are without Gabriel Obertan who joined Manchester United. They should however have striker Marouane Chamakh in the lineup, but he has been linked with a number of premiership clubs.

Bordeaux shouldn't have any problems with Guingamp, but given that this is the French League's overseas debut I am hopeful of a good match.

If anyone is interested in attending the match at the "Big O" in Montreal tomorrow at 3pm. I happen to have two extra tickets, write a comment and let me know if you are interested.

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