Paris Saint-Germain Immortalised in Limited Edition SoccerStarz Ligue 1 Champions Pack!

SoccerStarz are pleased to confirm that following the successful defence of Ligue 1 in France, a limited edition Champion De France 2013/2014 Paris Saint-Germain Team Pack is now available!

With only 1300 Team Packs produced  the Champion De France 2013/2014 Team Pack will feature 15 players from the 2013/2014 Paris Saint-Germain first team  featuring; Edinson Cavani, Salvatore Sirigu, Gregory Van Der Wiel, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Lucas Moura, Javier Pastore, Blaise Matuidi, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Jeremy Menez,  Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marco Verratti, Thiago Motta, Christophe Jallet and Yohan Cabaye.

Each Team Pack comes complete with its own Certificate of Authenticity and is individually numbered 1-1300.

For more information on the Paris Saint-Germain Team Pack, please click here

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World Round up – November 4th

World Round Up –  this week we shall start in Turkey where Fenerbache needed to come from a goal down to defeat Bursaspor to stay top of the league.

England – Arsenal beat, Liverpool, to go five points clear at the top. Jose Mourinho claims he needs to make ” 11 changes” following their defeat to Newcastle United. Manchester United scored three in the first 22 minutes at Craven Cottage to beat Fulham, whilst Asmir Begovic scored the quickest goal of the current season, in 13 seconds, and yes, he is a goalkeeper. Oh and Manchester put 7-0 past a Norwich City.

Italy – Roma dropped their first points of the season, drawing 1-1 at Torino. It gave both Juventus and Napoli the chance to close the gap. which they duly did.

Spain – Atletico kept pace with the Catalan giants, by winning 2-0 against Athletic Club. Real Madrid also won, beating Real Vallecano. Meanwhile Real Sociedad will enter the game with Manchester United full of confidence following a 5-0 victory over Osasuna.

Germany – Bayern Munich broke the league record for going unbeaten, it has been 36 games since they last tasted Bundesliga defeat. BVB demolished  VFB Stuttgart 6-1, a Leverkusen slipped to defeat at the hands of bottom club Braunschweig.

France – Monaco drop to third position following a loss to Lille, who have now jumped to second. PSG remain top, two points clear.

Portugal – A familar look to the Liga Sagres table, as Porto are top, with Sporting Lisbon second and Benfica third.

Argentina – Newell’s Old Boys have not won in 3 games now, but are still two points clear at the top of the Clausura.

Falcao couldn't prevent Monaco from losing their first game of the season

Falcao couldn’t prevent Monaco from losing their first game of the season

Brazil – Cruzeiro’s lead currently stands at 13 points and it looks increasingly likely that they will be crowned champions this season.

Weekend Round-Up – October 7th

England – North London rivals both drop points in the title race. Spurs get ‘Hammered’ by West Ham, whilst West Brom hold Arsenal to a 1-1 draw. Manchester United recovered from being a goal down, to beat bottom side Sunderland 2-1. Adnan Januzaj scored both goals on his full debut in the Premier League.

Germany – The Bundesliga saw some upsets this past weekend. Firstly Borussia Dortmund fell at Borussia Moenchengladbach whilst Entracht Braunschweig finally won their first game in the league with am impressive 2-0 over Wolfsburg. Champions Bayern recorded a 1-1 with Bayer Leverkusen.

Spain – Two very late goals for Real Madrid saw them turn a 2-1 defeat into a 3-2 victory. Morata and Ronaldo scored the late decisive goals. Barcelona easily dispatched of Valladolid 4-1. Whilst Atletico Madrid made it 8 out of 8 wins, to remain joint top with Barca.

Italy – Three first half goals, including two from Francesco Totti, saw Roma canter to a victory in the Giuseppe Meazza, against an Inter side, unreconziable to the one that won the Champions League just three years ago. Napoli and Juventus remained two point behind the league leaders.

France – Monaco and PSG both won their respective games 2-1 to maintain their lead at the top of Ligue 1. Valenciennes are currently bottom of the league,

Portugal – Porto are currently two points in front of Sporting Lisbon. Benfica are a further five points behind.

Argentina – Newell’s Old Boys remain top of the Clausura, with San Lorenzo in second and Boca Juniors in third

Brazil – Cruzeiro kept to winning way, beating Nautico 4-1. Gremio and Atletico Paranaense sit second and third respectively.

Japan – Sanfreece Hiroshima and Yokohama F Marinos sit joint top of J1. Omiya Ardija lost again, going down to third place Urawa Red Diamonds 4-1.

Omiya, who were top at the mid point break, have won just once in 13 League games and find themselves sitting 10th

Omiya, who were top at the mid point break, have won just once in 13 League games and find themselves sitting 10th

Willy Sagnol – October 2nd

One heck of a right back for both club and country, Willy Sagnol was a true professional. It’s a shame that his Achilles heel was infact his Achilles heel, that eventually saw him retire early.

Sagnol started his professional career at Saint Etienne in 1995, playing 10 times that season, before becoming a regular the next season, appearing in the league 36 times. His performances that season, secured a move to newly crowned Ligue 1 Champions AS Monaco. In moving to Monaco, Sagnol got his chance to test his abilities in the Champions League. All in all Sagnol spent three seasons at Monaco winning two Trophees des Champions and in his final season the Ligue 1.

Bundesliga comes calling.

Come the summer of 2000, clubs from around Europe began sniffing around the young right back. Bayern Munich were the club that managed to secure his signing, and Sagnol moved across the border and into Bavaria. It didn’t take long for Sagnol to become a regular fixture at right back for Bayern, also on occasion being asked to play as an attacking wing back. His first season with Bayern ended in great success, winning both the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League. Sagnol would go on to win plenty more trophies with the German giants, including another four Bundesliga titles, four DFB-Pokals, two LIGA Pokals and a Intercontinental Cup.

It was during the year of 2000, that Sagnol made his debut for the French National squad. Initially he found it difficult to displace stalwart Lillian Thuram at right back. He spent a lot of time sitting on the bench for Les Bleus, until Lillian Thuram moved into centre back. Sagnol did win two tournaments with France, both Confederations Cups, and was a runner-up in the infamous 2006 World Cup Final, mainly rememebered for the Zidane/Materazzi incident.

Sagnol eventually retired in 2009 because of a continuous Achilles heel injury. It drew to a premature close a very successful end to a career for the man from Saint-Etienne

Sagnol (left) up against Spain's Fernando Torres at the 2006 World Cup in Germany

Sagnol (left) up against Spain’s Fernando Torres at the 2006 World Cup in Germany