Football Club de Metz, commonly referred to as simply Metz (French pronunciation: ​[mes]), is a French association football club based in Metz, Lorraine. The club was formed in 1932 and plays in Ligue 1, the highest level in the French football league system. Metz plays its home matches at the Stade Municipal Saint-Symphorien located within the city. The team is managed by Philippe Hinschberger.

Questions have been asked about the strength of their defence, but Scotland offered no test of that.

Et si Edgar Morin, souvent cité par Leonardo Jardim, le coach de Monaco, pouvait inspirer plus largement la Ligue 1 ? Tentative de dribble philosophique.

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Their midfield options are mouth-watering - the trio of N'Golo Kante, Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi look masterful, oozing power and athleticism.

Kingsley Coman, Dimitri Payet, Antoine Griezmann and Anthony Martial were also given game time as Deschamps examined his options before Friday's competitive bow against Romania in Paris.

Hugo Lloris (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Olivier Giroud answered some of his critics with the opening two goals and his Arsenal team-mate Laurent Koscielny headed a third before the break.

Attempt missed. Anthony Martial (France) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi with a cross.

Attempt missed. Antoine Griezmann (France) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bacary Sagna with a cross.

Stephen Kingsley (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Steven Naismith (Scotland) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Barrie McKay.

Falcao ne sera pas du déplacement à Metz, samedi. Il sera peut-être imité par Benjamin Mendy et Adama Traoré, selon l'entraîneur de l'ASM Leonardo Jardim.

Jean-Louis Triaud talks wine production, club culture and the side's prospects under new coach Jocelyn Gourvennec - as well as new faces like Jérémy Toulalan and Jérémy Ménez - with the Ligue 1 Show's Matt Spiro.

The reality is that this performance and result are no indication in helping to answer that question, but the tournament hosts certainly appear to have the quality to do so.

Leonardo Jardim, l'entraîneur de Monaco, était ravi du large succès de son équipe sur la pelouse de Metz ce samedi (7-0).

Olympique Lyonnais and AS Saint-Étienne renew one of the most hostile rivalries in French football when they meet for the first time at the Parc OL in Sunday's Rhône derby. Ligue1.com's Ian Holyman looks at the passion behind the clash.

Metz s'est imposé ce vendredi en amical face à une formation luxembourgeoise (2-1).

During the 2nd World War, the Moselle département being annexed by Germany, the club had to play under the Germanised name of FV Metz in the Gauliga Westmark. In the three completed seasons of this league from 1941 to 1944, the club finished runners-up each year.[5]

Après la victoire du FC Metz à Montpellier (1-0) grâce à un but de Mevlut Erding, Philippe Hinschberger a souligné l'importance de son attaquant.

Attempt saved. Yohan Cabaye (France) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Martial.

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Sorti dès la 5e minute du match entre Montpellier et Metz (0-1), Daniel Congré est blessé à une cuisse a expliqué son entraîneur Frédéric Hantz samedi.

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* This history does not include the "war" seasons (1939/1940 to 1944/1945).

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Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (France) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

L'entraîneur de Metz, Philippe Hinschberger, a appelé les mêmes joueurs que face à Montpellier pour la réception de Monaco se samedi (20h00).

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Attempt blocked. Paul Pogba (France) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

Managerial careerFC Sochaux-Montbéliard(adjoint 1996-1997), Louhans-Cuiseaux (1998-2001), Chamois Niortais (2001-04 et 2005-06), Havre AC (2004/05), Stade Lavallois (2007-février 2014), US Créteil (2014/15), FC Metz (centre de formation, 1992-1996, depuis déc. 2015)

Ikechi Anya (Scotland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Didier Deschamps' side ran amok to underline their pre-tournament billing as favourites.

Attempt missed. Adil Rami (France) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann with a cross following a corner.

Blaise Matuidi (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Mario Balotelli's brilliant winner ensured OGC Nice top the table going into the international break, but AS Monaco are right behind them after recording their record away win. Meanwhile, Olympique Lyonnais claimed the derby honours.

Saint-Etienne striker Robert Beric - injured and out of commission for Slovenia's two World Cup qualifiers - has admitted that he probably shouldn't have played in his side's 2-0 Rhône derby loss to Olympique Lyonnais.

Attempt saved. Adil Rami (France) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Adama Traoré et Benjamin Mendy, annoncés comme incertains, seront finalement absents contre Metz ce samedi (20h00).