As we ramp up towards Saturday's gala season 2016-17 curtain-raiser between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais, check out the records that Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais could be looking to break.
New Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery knows that taking the club from its already impressive achievements to even greater ones will be no easy task, but the Basque is unfazed by the challenge that lies ahead.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc was well pleased after his men comfortably clinched the first trophy of the season, 2-0 over Lyon, whose boss Hubert Fournier acknowledged the gulf between the sides.
Paris Saint-Germain claimed their third consecutive Trophée des Champions on Saturday night as goals from Serge Aurier (11') and Edinson Cavani (17') completed a dominant 2-0 win over ten-man Olympique Lyonnais.
Fresh from a 2-0 win over Manchester United that clinched them the International Champions Cup title on Wednesday, a cool, calm and collected Paris Saint-Germain arrived in Montreal on Thursday afternoon.
After a complicated pre-season period, Olympique Lyonnais are hoping to make the most of their Trophée des Champions berth and get their season off to a strong start by beating current holders Paris Saint-Germain.
FDJ®, A COMMITTED PARTNER OF THE LFP (Ligue de Football Professionnel)
Since 2009, our partnership with the LFP has been based on essential shared values: respect for the rules and equal opportunities / chance. In 2013, FDJ® and the LFP jointly constructed the bases of a new sports partnership model, combining the traditional marketing dimension with a strong focus on sports values, in two complementary sections: "Integrity" and "Society".
The purpose of the "Integrity" section is to remind people of specific rules (ban on sportspeople betting on certain matches, for instance) and to ensure that everyone involved in sport, and the general public, is aware of the risks of manipulating sports events through betting.
The partnership with FDJ® also includes a "Society" section, focusing on actions aimed at developing social responsibility in football.
Since 1997, HTC is the worldwide leader in high technologies. Renowned for its innovative smartphones, HTC offers today a wide range of products in Smartphones, Connected Devices and Virtual Reality. For three seasons and a half, HTC became last January the technology partner of the LFP and all its competitions: Ligue 1, Domino’s Ligue 2, Coupe de la Ligue and Trophée des Champions. With several marketing activations and a genuine experience as a “Foot Reporter” - possibility to watch the match on the sidelines - , HTC has brought through this partnership its significant values such as Excellence, Passion and Innovation.
For the coming season, HTC aspires to gather all the football fans of the different clubs in integrating a digital platform on www.football.fr. For more information, please click on the following link to visit our website
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Adidas is the global leader in football. It is the official sponsor / official supplier partner of the most important football tournaments in the world, such as the FIFA World Cup™, the FIFA Confederations Cup, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA European Championships.
As an official partner of the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), Adidas supplies the official Ligue 1® match ball, which results from the close collaboration of Adidas Group’s global experts and the LFP.
Adidas also sponsors some of the world’s top clubs including Manchester United, Real Madrid, FC Bayern Munich, Juventus, Chelsea and AC Milan. Some of the world’s best players also on the Adidas roster are Leo Messi, Paul Pogba, Gareth Bale, Thomas Müller, Luis Suárez, James Rodríguez, Diego Costa and Mesut Özil. www.adidas.fr/football