Ligue 1 officially slams the EPL, Serie A

I have said for a while that I think that Ligue 1 is the best league in the world from top to bottom. Thomas, our other contributor on here, has written a few articles saying the same thing.

But, as of today, Ligue 1’s site has come out and said it. So, therefore, it is game on between the Ligue 1 and the other leagues.

Here is what is on the front page of the Ligue 1 website:

Ligue 1 – Europe’s most competitive league
Friday’s Clasico defeat to archrivals Marseille means Paris Saint-Germain are languishing down in 13th place in Ligue 1, alongside Lille. But the French first division is such a competitive league that PSG and the LOSC are just ten points down on leaders Auxerre!
A look around Europe’s other big leagues confirms that none are as tough to triumph in, or a suspense generating than France’s Ligue 1.14 for the price of just 5 in EnglandIn the English Premier League, Chelsea are already three points clear of Manchester United and six to the good of Arsenal (who have a game in hand). In the Premiership, the ten points that separate Auxerre and PSG and Lille are just enough to cover the top four. Aston Villa in fifth place are already 11 points adrift!

In Italy it’s a similar story where Inter Milan already have one hand on the title just a third of the way into the championship. José Mourinho’s men are a whopping five points clear of Juventus, while sixth-placed Fiorentina are already 11 points down on the leaders.

Usual suspects in Spain

Spain is not different, where the perennial favourites Real Madrid and Barcelona are once again at the top of the standings with 28 and 27 points respectively. Seventh-placed Sporting Gijon are seventh on 17 points, already three down on sixth placed Deportivo La Coruna.

In the German Bundesliga, nine points lie between leaders Bayer Leverkusen and ninth-placed Borussia Dortmund, with tenth-placed Hannover a further two points adrift.

So, there we go. Ligue 1 has thrown down the hammer. I think it is quite interesting that Ligue 1 did an article like this, but I am glad they did. And with two teams already in the Champions League, I think they are making a reasonable argument.

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