Five in a row or no?

July 26, 2005
By Alex Chick
Lyon's seemingly easy dominance of French football was given a jolt when coach Paul Le Guen quit at the end of last season. The 41-year-old oversaw some of the most stylish, attacking football in Europe and created an indomitable team spirit, yet still walked away. The pressure is on the more pragmatic GĂ©rard Houllier to deliver a fifth consecutive championship.

Elsewhere, Paris Saint-Germain have undergone their usual summer revamp, while the wholesale changes continue at Marseille. ...

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