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Tag: French Champions

PSG Knock Holders Bayern out on Away Goals
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PSG Knock Holders Bayern out on Away Goals

Paris Saint-Germain knocked Bayern Munich out of the Champions League after a 1-0 win for the Bundesliga side was not enough, with the French champions progressing to the semi-finals on away goals. In another elite encounter which followed on from an entertaining first leg which PSG won 3-2 in Germany, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's goal (40), which came against the run of play after Neymar had hit the post and bar, put Bayern just one goal away from qualification. PSG could have crumbled, knowing they have only made one Champions League semi-final since 1995, but Mauricio Pochettino's team were resolute in defence to see out the result. The French side will face either Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals.
I’ve Been Told not to Talk About Messi Again – Leandro Paredes
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I’ve Been Told not to Talk About Messi Again – Leandro Paredes

PSG star, Leandro Paredes, has said that he has been warned by officials of the French champions not to talk about Lionel Messi again amid the ongoing speculation surrounding the Argentina superstar’s future. The Argentina International is being heavily linked with Manchester City and PSG with the 33-year-old set to become a free agent at the end of June. Neymar, Angel Di Maria and now Paredes have all publicly welcomed the prospect of Messi’s arrival at PSG. Paredes said that PSG officials gave him a slap on the wrists for his earlier comments about Messi’s arrival, telling Le Journal Du Dimanche : “They have asked me not to talk about it anymore. “People didn’t like my position on what I was saying. Some people saw it as disrespectful. This was not the case for me. “I...
What I told PSG players at half-time during 1-1 draw with Barcelona – Pochettino
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What I told PSG players at half-time during 1-1 draw with Barcelona – Pochettino

  Mauricio Pochettino has revealed what he told his players at half-time during their hard fought 1-1 with Barcelona in Paris on Wednesday. Having won the first leg 4-1 in Spain, the French club needed to stop Lionel Messi-led Barcelona from a dramatic comeback as they did in 2017. And Pochettino said he warned his players against letting that happen after Kylian Mbappe had cancelled out Messi’s opener and with the Argentine missing from the spot at the stroke of half time “We suffered a lot in the first half,” Pochettino told RMC Sport. “We struggled with the first pass. “I asked them to play. Of course I was not happy, I told the players that, but sometimes it happens and we were more combative in the second half. The important thing is that we are through. We ...
Chelsea Announce Thomas Tuchel As New Manager
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Chelsea Announce Thomas Tuchel As New Manager

Thomas Tuchel has been appointed as the new Chelsea Head Coach. He moves to Stamford Bridge following a two-and-a-half year spell at French champions Paris Saint-Germain, which came to an end last month. He will be the first German to manage Chelsea and arrives having guided PSG to four major honours and the Champions League final during his time in the French capital. Prior to that, he spent seven seasons coaching in the Bundesliga, first with Mainz, where he led them into the Europa League, and then a successful period with Borussia Dortmund where he won the German Cup. At Chelsea, he will be reunited with Christian Pulisic and Thiago Silva who he coached during his spells in Dortmund and Paris respectively. Tuchel, who has signed an 18-month contract with the possibility o...
Neymar: I want to stay at PSG and return to the Champions League final
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Neymar: I want to stay at PSG and return to the Champions League final

The Brazilian has long been linked with a return to Barcelona, but has no intention of walking out on the French champions this summer Neymar has expressed his desire to remain at Paris Saint-Germain, with it his ambition to return to the Champions League final as soon as possible. PSG forked out a world record €222 million (£199m/$264m) fee to bring Neymar to Parc des Princes from Barcelona in the summer of 2017. The Brazilian emerged as one of the best players in the world at Camp Nou, but struggled to live up to that billing during his first two seasons in France.
French champions, PSG confirms Permanent signing of Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan following successful loan spell
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French champions, PSG confirms Permanent signing of Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan following successful loan spell

Paris Saint-Germain has confirmed the signing of striker Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan following his successful loan spell. The Argentina international, 27, signed a four-year deal with PSG which runs until June 30, 2024, after the French club agreed to pay a fee of €50m (£45m) with €7m (£6.2m) in add-ons for Icardi, who first joined them on loan from Inter on September 2. Icardi scored 20 goals in 31 matches in all competitions before the French season was officially ended on 30 April because of the Coronavirus pandemic. A statement issued by the Inter Milan club on Sunday, read: ‘The statement read: ‘FC Internazionale Milano announces the transfer of Mauro Icardi to Paris Saint-Germain FC: the striker, born in 1993, has permanently moved to the French club. ‘The Club than...
PSG ‘Willing’ To Let Kylian Mbappe Leave For Free In 2022 Rather Than Cash In This Summer Amid Real Madrid’s Interest
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PSG ‘Willing’ To Let Kylian Mbappe Leave For Free In 2022 Rather Than Cash In This Summer Amid Real Madrid’s Interest

Paris Saint Germain are reportedly open to the idea of letting starlet Kylian Mbappe leave for free to Real Madrid in the summer of 2022 when his contract expires in the French capital The Santiago Bernabeu outfit, a known admirer of the forward are expected to come for the most valuable player on the planet this summer but de to the coronavirus crisis and the negative economic impact it brought along with it, Los Blancos would have to wait till the end of next season to make a realistic move for the French International. However, the French Champions all do whatever necessary to tie down their striker to a new contract this summer despite Real Madrid’s Interest. According to AS, PSG are determined not to sell the former AS Monaco forward this summer, if Real Madrid steps in f...
PSG slumped to their third Ligue 1 defeat of the season
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PSG slumped to their third Ligue 1 defeat of the season

Kylian Mbappe registered his seventh goal in four games with a delightful chipped finish over Dijon goalkeeper Alfred Gomis after 19 minutes. Mounir Chouiar deservedly levelled for Stephane Jobard's strugglers deep into first-half stoppage time. Jhonder Cadiz then completed the comeback two minutes after the restart. Mauro Icardi blazed over from close range and Edinson Cavani dragged a shot narrowly wide as PSG failed to force an equaliser. The shock result sees Dijon, who only survived in Ligue 1 last season by winning a relegation play-off, climb two places to 18th. PSG, who had won six straight games and scored 17 goals in their last four, lost just five games on their way to winning the 2018-19 title, but Thomas Tuchel's side have already been beaten three times in the ...
PSG lost Mbappe and Cavani to injury as the French champions comfortably beat Toulouse
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PSG lost Mbappe and Cavani to injury as the French champions comfortably beat Toulouse

Cavani was forced off after 14 minutes, while Mbappe pulled up in the second half with a thigh problem. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting - Cavani's replacement - broke the deadlock, before Mathieu Goncalves put through his own net. Angel di Maria missed a penalty, but Choupo-Moting's second goal and a Marquinhos header sealed the win. Thomas Tuchel's side are already without Brazil forward Neymar, who reportedly is not being considered for selection while his future remains in doubt. The victory lifts PSG up to third in Ligue 1, behind Lyon and early leaders Rennes, who beat the champions 2-1 last weekend.
Meunier reiterates transfer stance as rumours of swapping PSG for Arsenal or Man Utd rumble on
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Meunier reiterates transfer stance as rumours of swapping PSG for Arsenal or Man Utd rumble on

The Belgium international defender is not shutting the door on a summer move, but maintains that his intention is to remain with the French champions Thomas Meunier has reiterated that it is his intention to remain at Paris Saint-Germain this summer, not secure a move to Arsenal or Manchester United. The Belgium international has been heavily linked with a transfer amid fierce competition for places in the French capital. He is also approaching the final year of his current contract.
PSG Takes Final Decision on Tuchel’s future
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PSG Takes Final Decision on Tuchel’s future

Paris Saint-Germain have handed manager Thomas Tuchel a new contract until June 2021, despite a disappointing second half of the season. Tuchel replaced Unai Emery on a two-year deal last summer and helped PSG successfully defend their league title this season. Although the French champions made a fine start under the German tactician, their season nosedived as they were dumped out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage for the third straight year and also failed to retain the two domestic cups. However, the PSG hierarchy have chosen to retain Tuchel, offering him new terms. “I’m delighted to extend my contract and commitment to Paris Saint-Germain. “I’d like to thank the chairman, Nasser Al-Khelaifi and the whole club for their trust in me and my staff. “This o...
Mbappe to Be Dropped for Criticising Team-mates:Nantes vs PSG
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Mbappe to Be Dropped for Criticising Team-mates:Nantes vs PSG

Kylian Mbappe is set to be dropped by manager, Thomas Tuchel, after the Paris Saint-Germain forward criticised the team for having, “no personality”. Mbappe laid into his team-mates, after PSG were thrashed 5-1 at Lille on Sunday. Despite the French champions being on course for their eighth Ligue 1 title, Mbappe said: “We’re going to be champions but we cannot lose like this. It’s not normal. “We lack personality, it’s one of our flaws, we have to correct this. We played like debutants.” Tuchel felt the comments were unnecessary and plans to leave Mbappe out of the league clash away at Nantes on Wednesday night, L’Equipe reports. PSG would seal the title should they win.
Herrera Agrees £200,000-a-week Deal to Leave Man Utd For PSG
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Herrera Agrees £200,000-a-week Deal to Leave Man Utd For PSG

Ander Herrera has reportedly agreed to sign for Paris Saint-Germain this summer, after growing frustrated with Manchester United’s offer. United refused to sanction Herrera’s £200,000-a-week wage demands, despite PSG’s attempts to land the Spanish midfielder on a free transfer. The 29-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and was demanding a big increase to his current £130,000-a-week salary, to stay with the Old Trafford giants. United were prepared to hand him around £170,000-a-week including bonuses. However, Mirror Sport reports that Herrera has reached a pre-contract agreement with the French champions and will join them July 1.
Enyeama Plans a Return to the Post after Two Years in Limbo
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Enyeama Plans a Return to the Post after Two Years in Limbo

Former Nigerian captain Vincent Enyeama is keen on a return to football almost two years after making his last competitive appearance for French club Lille. The 36-year-old last played for Lille in April 2017 and he was released by the 2011 French champions in August 2018. “I have put the past behind me as I continue to train and hoping to make a positive return,” Enyeama told BBC Sport, denying reports he was about to quit the game. “I’ve received some offers in Israel and Turkey. But at this stage in life, I want to make family a priority when I need to make a move because they are very settled here in France. “The way I play football is with a smile and I would love to do that knowing my family is happy and settled.” Despite his age and his time away from the game, Enyeama said...
Neymar Wants To Return To Barca
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Neymar Wants To Return To Barca

Neymar regrets his decision to leave Barcelona for PSG and is desperate to return to the Nou Camp at the end of the season, according to a new report in Spain. Mundo Deportivo claims that the Brazilian has offered to rejoin the Spanish giants ‘several times’ already and that a big-money deal is ‘not impossible’. Neymar is said to have grown tired with life in Paris and wants to move back to Barcelona – and be reunited with Lionel Messi. Mundo Deportivo say that his relationship with the Argentine is a key factor, as are his friendships with the likes of Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic. Neymar is said to regard Barca as ‘his club’ and he has not been motivated by playing in Ligue 1, with PSG already eight points clear at the top of the table. The French champions were easily beaten by Re...
Monaco Sign Promising Midfielder Meite
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Monaco Sign Promising Midfielder Meite

French champions Monaco have made their fourth signing of the close season with the capture of 23-year-old midfielder Soualiho Meite from Belgian side Zulte Waregem. The Paris-born former Lille player has agreed a five-year contract for a fee reported to be in the region of eight million euros ($9m). His arrival is expected to be in anticipation of Monaco selling French international Tiemoue Bakayoko, who has been tipped to join English champions Chelsea. Bakayoko’s midfield partner, the Brazilian Fabinho, has also been linked with a transfer away from the Stade Louis II. Monaco have already signed the Belgian international midfielder Youri Tielemans from Anderlecht, young defender Jordy Gaspar from Lyon and Swiss international goalkeeper Diego Benaglio from Wolfsburg this summ...
PSG Director Of Football Patrick Kluivert Part Ways With The French Champions 
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PSG Director Of Football Patrick Kluivert Part Ways With The French Champions 

Patrick Kluivert has left Paris Saint-Germain by mutual consent after spending a single season as the Ligue 1 club’s director of football.Former Netherlands, Ajax, Barcelona and AC Milan striker Kluivert was appointed to the role in July 2016 but presided over a disappointing debut campaign for coach Unai Emery. PSG’s dominance of French football was ended in stunning fashion by Monaco, who Leonardo Jardim led to the Ligue 1 title, although PSG won the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue. President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has backed Emery to continue as PSG’s coach, but the club has replaced outgoing sporting director Olivier Letang with Antero Henrique in a period of upheaval at the Parc des Princes. “The club would like to underline the quality of the relationships Pa...

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