Ligue 1 begins tomorrow, Bruno Cheyrou to Cyprus.

After a prolonged holiday vacation (actually way too long of a vacation), Ligue 1 action will begin on Wednesday with the replay of two matches that were cancelled earlier in the season.

AS Monaco is looking to get their season back on track as they host rising Ligue 1 power Montpellier at the Stade Louis II. Monaco, who started off the year with a bang, currently find themselves leading the second half of the table in 11th place. In addition to a poor performance in the last two months, the team has been unable to load off their dead weight, especially Eidur Gudjohnsen. But the team will see the return of a healthy Nene, which should give striker Chu Young Park some help up front.

This also starts the second half of Montpellier’s season. This game will be the perfect showcase to the Ligue 1 world to prove that MSHC is the team that current sits 5th halfway through the season. Will they continue their stunning play or will they fall into the Ligue 1 abyss? We will soon see.

Tomorrow’s second match will be between Boulogne and Sochaux. This match was cancelled a few weeks ago due to the massive snow storms that swept through the northern part of the country. But, as we have seen on the news, the snow is not letting up, and it is expected that there will light snow tomorrow. Still, light snow shouldn’t stop this game.

Both Boulogne and Sochaux are still near the bottom of the table. And, so far in this transfer window, Boulogne have been the only ones that really have tried to improve their team. During the last transfer window, the team strengthened their defense with the acqusition of Chicago Fire defender Bakary Soumare. And in the last day, Boulogne acquired the services of midfielder Olivier Kapo on a loan from EPL side Wigan.

Sochaux still continues to have their problems with the absence of American Charlie Davies. They have yet to pile on the scoring threat like they did with the American on the team. There as been talk about them capturing a striker for the rest of the season, but so far nothing has materialized.

This match is important for both teams. Boulogne sits in the relegation zone, and Sochaux isn’t far in front of it. This might not be the most exciting match to watch, but weather can throw many surprises.

In addition to tomorrow’s matches, there were a few moves in the transfer market. In addition to the Kapo move to Boulogne, Rennes sent Japanese midfielder Junichi Inamoto back to Japan to the Kawasaki Frontale. Also Rennes loaned midfielder Bruno Cheyou to Cyprus team Αnorthosis Famagusta FC.

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