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Ligue 1, formerly known as Division 1 and sometimes referred to as Le Championnat, is the French professional league for association football clubs. It is the country's primary football competition and serves as the top division of the French football league system. Ligue 1 is one of two divisions making up the Ligue de Football Professionnel, the other being Ligue 2. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Ligue 2. Seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 38 games each totaling 380 games in the season. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played during weekday evenings. Play is regularly suspended the last weekend before Christmas for two weeks before returning in the second week of January. Ligue 1 is one of the top national leagues, currently ranked fifth in Europe behind the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, and the German Fußball-Bundesliga. The league is officially known as Ligue 1 Orange as it is sponsored by French telecommunications company Orange. - Source: Wikipedia
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Two minutes, 34 seconds. That's all it took for Robin van Persie to score in his first match against Arsenal and, in doing so, prove how ridiculous it is to imagine that his former team somehow struck a canny deal in selling him.
BeIN Sport says it has reached agreements to be carried in English and Spanish by Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, deals that will expand the U.S. distribution for broadcasts on Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A and France's Ligue 1.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is known as a goal scorer, rightfully so, considering he has amassed 271 goals for club and country over his illustrious 17-year career. His most recent goal was an acrobatic volley against France in this summer's European Championship that was named goal of the tournament.
It's difficult to look at Charlie Davies and not dwell on the deep scar that runs from ear to ear across the top of his skull, a reminder of the night he nearly died.
D.C. United coach Tom Soehn told his team at halftime last night that the first goal of the second half against FC Dallas could secure the victory.