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Messi vs Mbappe: Neymar Speaks on Comparison, Names Best Player
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Messi vs Mbappe: Neymar Speaks on Comparison, Names Best Player

Neymar has said that there is no comparison between his Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe and Barcelona King, Lionel Messi. Even though Neymar enjoys playing with Mbappe, he noted that the France international is still a long way from reaching Messi’s level. The Frenchman has impressed in the Champions League this season, single-handedly shooting down Barcelona at the Camp Nou. “There’s no comparison,” Neymar told France Football when asked to compare the two. “They have two very different styles of play. “Messi is the best player I’ve seen, and Kylian is on his way to becoming one of the best.” Neymar and Mbappe made it to the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday despite losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich in Paris. The first leg of the quarter-final ties ended...
Champions League: Mbappe is PSG’s Golden Boy – Neymar admits
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Champions League: Mbappe is PSG’s Golden Boy – Neymar admits

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has described his team mate Kylian Mbappe, as the golden boy of the club. Neymar joined PSG in the summer of 2017, but the Brazilian’s future has been the subject of speculation for a long time. He was joined by Mbappe, who switched from Ligue 1 rivals Monaco. “First of all, I was very touched by the man he is. Kylian is very considerate, always happy, polite and kind to everyone. He is a very beautiful person. That’s why we’ve got along so well since our first contact. “Then, of course, I had the opportunity to watch him train, to observe his speed, his dribbling repertoire, his intelligence and to see his humility to keep evolving. There, I said to myself: ‘he is our golden boy!’ “Speed alone doesn’t mean anything. You hav...
Transfer: PSG to Replace Mbappe With Salah
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Transfer: PSG to Replace Mbappe With Salah

  Paris Saint-Germain are looking at Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah as a replacement for Kylian Mbappe, according to Telefoot. Mbappe’s future with the Ligue 1 giants remains uncertain. The France forward is yet to make any decision on his future, but has one year left on his current PSG deal. Although PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has reportedly called Harry Kane personally over a potential reunion, the French giants are also interested in a move for Salah. It is believed they have already established contact with the Egyptian star’s representatives last month. Salah has remained coy over his own future, but would prefer to join Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Berbatov Names Three Players that will Take Over from Messi, Ronaldo
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Berbatov Names Three Players that will Take Over from Messi, Ronaldo

  Former Bulgaria striker, Dimitar Berbatov has named three players that will dominate world football in the coming years. They are Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) and Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain). Rashford has scored 20 times this season and provided 10 assists. Haaland, 20, has become the hottest property in Europe and is expected to leave Germany this summer. He has netted 32 goals this season. Mbappe, 22, scored a brace against Bayern Munich in midweek to match Haaland’s tally. Berbatov told Betfair: “Rashford is still a very young player and he is a superstar in world football. “He has been leading United’s attack for a while now too, I think he is getting the credit he deserves and hopefully he is only just ...
Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, Man City players named in Champions League team [Full list]
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Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, Man City players named in Champions League team [Full list]

  Four Chelsea players have been included in the UEFA Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post on its website on Thursday following the conclusion of the week’s quarter-final first-leg games on Wednesday. The four Chelsea players are César Azpilicueta, Edouard Mendy, Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell. Chelsea players made the list alongside Paris Saint-Germain stars, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Marquinhos. Recall that Chelsea defeated FC Porto 2-0, thanks to goals from Mount and Chilwell. Below is the UEFA Champions League team after the conclusion of this week’s last-8 matches: Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) Defenders: César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Marquinhos (PSG) Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) Midfielders: ...
What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich
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What Pochettino said about Mbappe, Neymar, others after PSG defeated Bayern Munich

  Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has heaped praises on his players, including Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, for their “enormous sacrifice” after beating Bayern Munich 3-2 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Wednesday night in Germany. Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG before Marquinhos made it 2-0 for the visitors, thanks to Neymar’s assists. However, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller then equalized for Bayern before Mbappe netted again to give Pochottino’s men a first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg next week. “I am happy with the result and the attitude of the team, who found themselves in difficult situations against the best side in Europe,” Pochettino said at his post-match press conference after the game. “We ne...
Draxler Names Best Player in the World Following PSG’s 3-2 Win Over Bayern Munich
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Draxler Names Best Player in the World Following PSG’s 3-2 Win Over Bayern Munich

  Julian Draxler has said that his Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe has ‘quality like no-one else in the world.’ Draxler said this after Mbappe netted twice to help the French champions to a memorable 3-2 win over Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night. Mbappe opened the scoring for the visitors and Marquinhos made it 2-0, but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller had equalised for Bayern before Mbappe netted again. PSG now have a huge advantage going into the second leg in France with three away goals and Draxler had no doubts who they had to thank for the fine win. He said the prolific Frenchman possesses quality that no other player in the world can match. “That’s what [Mbappé] is there for becau...
Bayern 2-3 PSG: Kylian Mbappe Scores Twice as Paris St-Germain Beat Title Holders, Bayern Munich in Champions League Quarter-final
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Bayern 2-3 PSG: Kylian Mbappe Scores Twice as Paris St-Germain Beat Title Holders, Bayern Munich in Champions League Quarter-final

European and World champions, Bayern Munich were stunned by PSG as they suffered their first champions league defeat since March 2019 on Wednesday night, April 7, losing 2-3 at home. PSG took an early lead through star boy Kylian Mbappe after making an aggressive start as Bayern showed just how much they missed the absent Lewandowski. Marquinhos scored PSG’s second, before Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller both struck for a Bayern team that played with an intensity and intent that bordered lacked that magical finishing touch that Lewandowski had become known for. Bayern fought back well, taking control in the second half to make it 2-2 but PSG struck on the counter to secure their advantage. Fresh from outshining Lionel Messi in the previous round, Mbap...
I’m Better Than Ronaldo, Messi – Mbappe
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I’m Better Than Ronaldo, Messi – Mbappe

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, has said he tells himself he is better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Mbappe has widely been hailed as the player to take over when Messi and Ronaldo finally hang up their boots. The 22-year-old, however, admits he already ranks himself above the two football superstars. “Every time I go on a pitch, I always tell myself that I’m the best, and yet I have played on grounds where there was Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. “They are better players than me, they have done a billion more things than me. “But, in my head, I always tell myself that I’m the best because that way, you don’t give yourself limits and you try to give your best,” Mbappe told RMC Sport.
Cristiano Ronaldo gets new role at Real Madrid
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Cristiano Ronaldo gets new role at Real Madrid

  Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered the role of an ambassador by Real Madrid when he retires from playing, according to OkDiario. The sports site reports that Real Madrid have no plan to resign the Portuguese as a player but will be given a new role by Los Blancos when he retires. The 36-year-old currently plying his thread with Juventus has been linked with a move back to Spain ahead of the summer transfer window. However, that does not seem such move will materialise as Juventus chief, Paved Nedved had recently declared that the 5 times ballon d’Or winner will see out his contract in Turin. The speculation about Ronaldo’s future increased ever since their Champions League exit to Porto earlier in the month. Yet OkDiario say the La Liga giants don’t want to re-...
Gareth Southgate names best five strikers
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Gareth Southgate names best five strikers

England manager, Gareth Southgate, has listed the top five strikers in world football. They include Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspurs), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) and Kylian Mbappe (PSG). According to Southgate, he has included his captain Kane, because of his incredible record. Kane has scored 28 goals in all competitions for club and country, providing 17 assists. Southgate said: “There are not many outright No9s in the world at the moment at a really elite level. “Lukaku is obviously one. The two boys we’re speaking about – Kane and Lewandowski – are. I suppose Aguero has been. “But you don’t get that profile of forwards so often, there’s a lot more of the interchangeable forward players that can pl...
Real Madrid to Sell Six Players to Bring in Mbappe, Haaland
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Real Madrid to Sell Six Players to Bring in Mbappe, Haaland

  Real Madrid is planning to sell up to six players, in a bid to fund the transfers for Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe. Mundo Deportivo reports that Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Isco and Marcelo are on the chopping board. The LaLiga giants are desperate to land both Haaland and Mbappe this summer. Haaland will be available for £65 million when his release clause becomes active next season. But the Norway striker is expected to be targeted by top European clubs this summer. He could cost as much as £150 million at the end of the season. Mbappe, meanwhile, has no release clause and is contracted at Paris Saint-Germain until 2022. The French forward could cost considerably more, especially as PSG does not want to sell but Mbappe has a...
Mbappe vs Haaland: Jamie Carragher Names Player Liverpool should sign
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Mbappe vs Haaland: Jamie Carragher Names Player Liverpool should sign

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has named the player the club should sign between Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Liverpool, who are expected to sign a striker in this summer transfer window, have been linked with both Mbappe and Haaland. Mbappe and Haaland are widely regarded as the two best young players in world football. Asked which player Liverpool should sign between Mbappe and Haaland, Carragher told Sky Sports: “I mean I have watched the clips today and I have always gone with Mbappe before, but there’s something about Haaland. “He looks mad, but in a good way. You know, when
Thiago Silva Names Toughest Players he ever Faced
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Thiago Silva Names Toughest Players he ever Faced

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has named the toughest opponents he has ever faced in his career. According to Silva, Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe, Didier Drogba, Roberto Firmino, Romario, Adriano, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the ten strongest footballers he has played against. The 36-year-old, who has also played for Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan, said this on Thursday ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Leeds United on Saturday. “The ten strongest and most difficult players that I had the chance to play against are Di Maria, because of his technical quality and his incredible left foot,” Silva told Chelsea’s official website. “Kylian Mbappe, because of his speed and as well as his technical quality. “Didier Drogba, be...
Mbappe Breaks Messi’s Champions League Young Goal scorer Record
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Mbappe Breaks Messi’s Champions League Young Goal scorer Record

Kylian Mbappe has become the youngest player in Champions League history to reach 25 goals in the competition, breaking Lionel Messi's record. Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG against Barcelona on Wednesday, netting from the penalty spot in the 31st minute of their last-16 second leg clash. At 22 years and 80 days, Mbappe broke a record Messi set aged 22 years and 286 days. Mbappe continues to haunt Barca Mbappe gave PSG a huge lead going into the second leg by scoring a hat-trick in the first leg at Camp Nou – a 4-1 win for the Ligue 1 giants. With his goal at home on Wednesday, Mbappe set yet another record in a game that ended in a 1-1 draw, with PSG advancing to the last eight through a 5-2 aggregate win. The striker has four goals against Barca in this year's Cham...
Mbappe Snubs Swapping Shirts With Messi after 1-1 Draw
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Mbappe Snubs Swapping Shirts With Messi after 1-1 Draw

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, opted not to swap shirts with Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, following their 1-1 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Mbappe had opened scoring from the penalty spot, before Messi fired in a stunning equalizer from long range. However, the result was not enough for Barca, who had lost the first leg 4-1 at the Camp Nou. After the game, Mbappe asked Barcelona youngster Pedri for his jersey. Pedri had played 78 minutes before he was replaced by Miralem Pjanic. But he made his way back onto the field after the game and was approached by Mbappe, who had already removed his PSG jersey. The duo hugged and spoke to each other for a few seconds before Mbappe asked the 18-year-old for his shirt. Pedri respon...
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 ...
Koeman Reacts as Barcelona Crash Out to PSG
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Koeman Reacts as Barcelona Crash Out to PSG

Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, has reacted to his side’s exit from the Champions League on Wednesday. The Catalans crashed out to PSG in the last 16. The game between PSG and Lionel Messi-led Barcelona ended 5-2 on aggregate in favour of the Ligue 1 side. The first leg ended 4-1 in Camp Nou with the second leg tie ending in 1-1 in Paris, Kylian Mbappe cancelling out Messi’s opener. Addressing the press after the game Koeman said: “Okay, we are out, which is what counts in this sport. “But we leave with good sensations. We had opportunities to make things very complicated for our rival. “We were the superior team in the first half, taking big risks at the back with man-to-man marking. “Really, we deserved more for that effort. It should at least have been 2-1 to us ...
Wenger Predicts Mbappe’s Future
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Wenger Predicts Mbappe’s Future

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has predicted that Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, will take home the Ballon d’Or prize at least once within the next five years. He also believes Mbappe will be playing for Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain. The 22-year-old’s contract with PSG expires at the end of next season and top European clubs are monitoring his situation. PSG may be forced to cash in if they cannot get him to commit to a new deal. Wenger thinks he will remain in Ligue 1 or move to Madrid. “In five years’ time, Kylian will be on top of the world. On top of the world in Paris or Madrid,” Wenger told Le Parisien. “And I hope he will have won one or several Ballon d’Or. Kylian must not place any limitations on himself.”
Golden Shoe: Top 10 Europe’s Highest Goal Scorers
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Golden Shoe: Top 10 Europe’s Highest Goal Scorers

  Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is currently leading the race for this season’s Europe Golden Shoe. The striker added to his tally with a tap in against Koln on Saturday, taking him to 28 league goals. The Golden shoe is mostly given to the top goal scorer in the Europe’s top five leagues with Barcelona ace winning the highest number of the individual award – six times. Players featuring in the Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 are mostly considered. Closest to Lewandowski in the chat is Frankfurt’s Portuguese international, Andre Silva followed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. Here are players that make up the top 10: 1. Robert Lewandowski – 28 2. Andre Silva – 19 3. Cristiano Ronaldo – 19 4 Lionel Messi 1...
I Won’t Take It With Hard Feelings, Mbappe Reacts To Pique’s Criticisms
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I Won’t Take It With Hard Feelings, Mbappe Reacts To Pique’s Criticisms

Paria Saint Germain forwrd, Kylian Mbappe has responded to criticisms from Barcelona defender, Gerrard Pique, saying he needs to win more trophies before he can be listed among the elite footballers. Pique also said for Mbappe to be at the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo he must work harder and stop being decided by fans. This is coming from the Spanish defender after Mbappe scored a Hart trick against Barcelona in last week champions league encounter. Reacting to the critics, Mbappe said “What Pique said, I won’t take it with hard feelings, i will take it as an advice. Indeed am 22 years old and will turn 23 years in December. Pique has won more than I have done. “He has ran so many races and won them with Barcelona and Spain. What He said was true. I nee...
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi Need Better Teammates – Wenger
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi Need Better Teammates – Wenger

  Former Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger has said that both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi need better teammates in their respective clubs. The legendary manager noted that both Juventus and Barcelona are overly reliant on the two superstars. While Juventus fell 2-1 to FC Porto in Portugal, Barcelona suffered a 4-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 with both Ronaldo and Messi leading their various teams. Messi fired Barcelona into the lead from the spot-kick, but a Kylian Mbappe-inspired hat-trick sealed a successful comeback for the French side. Speaking on beIN SPORTS, Wenger pointed out that Juventus’ reliant on Ronaldo showed that the “players around him just aren’t good enough. “It’s a problem that [Juve] are only relying on Ro...
Rivaldo Identifies Club Messi Will Join From Barcelona
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Rivaldo Identifies Club Messi Will Join From Barcelona

  Barcelona legend, Rivaldo, has revealed that captain, Lionel Messi, will join Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires this summer. Rivaldo believes Barcelona’s 4-1 defeat against PSG would be Messi’s last Champions League game for the La Liga giants at Camp Nou. Recall that PSG thrashed Barcelona in Spain in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday night, thanks to a hat-trick from Kylian Mbappe. “This heavy defeat against PSG will almost certainly be Messi’s last Champions League game with Barcelona at the Camp Nou,” Rivaldo told Betfair. “[Barcelona cannot give Messi] the real possibility of fighting for big trophies. “His future will be PSG, even more so given his display at the Camp Nou. They are a team that can give him the opti...
Champions League: Wenger Advises PSG Against Signing Messi From Barcelona
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Champions League: Wenger Advises PSG Against Signing Messi From Barcelona

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has advised Paris Saint-Germain to prioritise securing the long-term futures of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe rather than sign Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi. Wenger said this as PSG defeated Barcelona 4-1 in the Champions League last-16 first-leg tie on Tuesday night at Camp Nou, thanks to three goals from Mbappe and a strike from Moise Kean. Messi was heavily linked with a move away from Barcelona last summer and the Argentine captain looks set to leave the La Liga giants this summer. Asked whether PSG should try to sign Messi, Wenger told beIN Sports: “That is another question because Lionel Messi demands huge investment. “I would say PSG should be more focused on keeping their two best players and invest all the money they have in thes...
Champions League: Koeman Explains Why Barcelona Lost 4-1 to PSG in Camp Nou, hails Mbappé
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Champions League: Koeman Explains Why Barcelona Lost 4-1 to PSG in Camp Nou, hails Mbappé

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman has said that his side fell 4-1 to PSG in the Champions League round of 16 first leg in Camp Nou because Mauricio Pochettino’s men were better. The former Everton manager also singled out PSG’s Kylian Mbappé for praise after the Frenchman netted a hattrick. Koeman further admitted that it would be difficult for his side to upturn the result when they travel to Paris for the second leg on March 10. “In the 2nd half they were better than us and were very efficient, especially Mbappé. Physically they were superior…,” he told a post match press conference. “We have to accept they were better, they showed they’re a more complete team than us… Losing 4-1 at home there aren’t many chances [to turn it around]. “We are on the path to changing thin...
Champions League: Mbappé, Griezmann react as PSG demolish Barcelona 4-1 at Camp Nou
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Champions League: Mbappé, Griezmann react as PSG demolish Barcelona 4-1 at Camp Nou

Kylian Mbappé scored a hat-trick to help Paris Saint-Germain beat Barcelona 4-1 at Camp Nou in the Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday. And reacting after the game, the French said he had always wanted to give his team the best of his performance. Also, his national teammate and Barcelona forward, Antoine Griezmann, described the game as a bad one for him and his teammates, adding that they will now have to work until the last second in the second leg in France. Barcelona dominated the early stages of the game with Keylor Navas denying Griezmann before Lionel Messi scored from the spot after Layvin Kurzawa tripped Frenkie de Jong in the area. However, PSG responded emphatically with Mbappé firing in the equaliser, and struck twice midway through the second half. Mbap...
‘We don’t have a Messi or a Ronaldo’ – Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City players for their team spirit after extending lead at top of EPL table
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‘We don’t have a Messi or a Ronaldo’ – Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City players for their team spirit after extending lead at top of EPL table

Manchester city manager, Pep Guardiola says his squad doesn't possess a player like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo who can be a solo matchwinner but his team's resolve and togetherness has ensured they have a commanding lead at the top of the EPL table. Manchester city beat Tottenham over the weekend while Manchester United drew and Liverpool lost, further cementing  their status as Premier League title front-runners. Guardiola has now come out to speak out on the impressive resolve of his side to achieve success despite not having superstars like Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar or Mbappe. "We don't have players who can win the game by himself - we don't have a Messi, a Cristiano, [Kylian] Mbappe or Neymar," Guardiola said. "We have to do it as a team. "I'll be honest, I would lo...
Neymar Jnr Begs Mbappe to Stay at PSG
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Neymar Jnr Begs Mbappe to Stay at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has urged his fellow teammates, Kylian Mbappe, to remain at the French Ligue 1 champions amid transfer interests from Real Madrid and Liverpool. Neymar said he has a brotherly relationship with Mbbape, adding that he likes to play together with the France World Cup winner. Mbappe has 18 months remaining on his current contract with PSG and has drawn the interest of Real Madrid and Liverpool in the past few weeks. “I have adapted. I feel calmer, and I am very happy here,” Neymar told French television channel TF1. “I want to stay at PSG, and I hope Kylian [Mbappe] will stay too. “Of course, that is the wish of every PSG supporter. With Kylian, we have a relationship of brothers … We really like to play together. “We want PSG to be a...
Neymar To Extend Stay At PSG, Wants Mbappe To Do The Same
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Neymar To Extend Stay At PSG, Wants Mbappe To Do The Same

Brazil forward Neymar wants to extend Paris Saint-Germain contract and urges Kylian Mbappe to do the same; "I want to stay at PSG, and I hope Kylian will stay too. We want PSG to be a great team"; PSG suffered shock defeat to Lorient on Sunday Neymar has openly confirmed his desire to stay at Paris Saint-Germain and extend his contract, and hopes that Kylian Mbappe will do the same. The Brazilian forward has been in talks with the club to extend his stay at the Parc des Princes, which is currently due to expire next year. Neymar's time at PSG has not always been idyllic, with the club's fans publicly telling him to leave after he handed in a transfer request in the summer of 2019 and reported back late for pre-season training. But in an interview with TF1, he looked determi...
Mbappe Committed To PSG, Says Pochettino
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Mbappe Committed To PSG, Says Pochettino

New Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has played down reports that forward Kylian Mbappe will leave the French champions this year. Mbappe, who has 18 months remaining on his contract in Paris, has been heavily linked in Spanish media with a move to Real Madrid. He was on the cover of sports daily Marca on Thursday with a report that Real were waiting for the 22-year-old France World Cup winner to give them the green light before making their move. "There's lots of rumours, but I see him remaining at PSG for a long time to come and that's what the club wants," the Argentine coach told Marca. "We have him in our plans for all the time that we're going to be at the club. "Granted he needs to make a decision (on his future), but what we see is someone who is very h...
I Am Thinking About My Future – Kylian Mbappe
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I Am Thinking About My Future – Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe has revealed he is thinking about his future with PSG amidst interest from big European clubs. There are speculations Mbappe will not be renewing his current contract with Paris Saint-Germain which will expire in 2022 as top European clubs continue to fight for the signature of the highly-rated forward. However, Mbappe himself is also concerned about the situation as he also wants to stay in PSG and will only extend his contract if it is only for a long time. "We're in talks with the club to find a project. I'm thinking about it because I think, if I renew, it'll be for a long time," Mbappe said after his side game against Montpellier on Friday "I'm very happy here, I always have been happy here. The fans, the club... they've always helped me. That's why I'll ...
FIFA 21 Team of the Year: Ronaldo & Lewandowski headline as Messi misses out
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FIFA 21 Team of the Year: Ronaldo & Lewandowski headline as Messi misses out

Ultimate Team players will see the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Kevin De Bruyne and Alphonso Davies receive huge in-game upgrades to their cards EA Sports has officially announced the FIFA 21 Team of the Year – and for the first time ever, there’s no space for Lionel Messi. The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Kevin De Bruyne are set for huge in-game upgrades on Ultimate Team after more than 10 million votes were cast in the process. Four members of Bayern Munich's treble winning side - Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, Alphonso Davies and Joshua Kimmich - made the XI, with Premier League champions Liverpool the only other club represented more than once. Editors' PicksZidane's second Real Madrid cycle coming to an end after Copa humiliation Are you watching, Chelsea?...
Mbappe explains PSG contract delay as Pochettino urges forward to stay ‘for many years’
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Mbappe explains PSG contract delay as Pochettino urges forward to stay ‘for many years’

The 22-year-old scored twice against Montpellier on Friday to keep his side top of Ligue 1 but talks over a new deal are dragging on Kylian Mbappe says he has not yet come to a decision on his future as Paris Saint-Germain look to tie him down to a new contract – but he says he is happy at PSG. PSG director Leonardo claimed in early December that the club were making progress on new deals for Mbappe and strike partner Neymar, but neither player has so far committed to fresh terms. Mbappe’s contract with his hometown club runs until the summer of 2022. Real Madrid and Liverpool have been the clubs most strongly linked with signing him but there remain questions as to whether any club could afford to prise him away from PSG – unless he lets his contract run down.  
Pochettino Tells Mbappe to Improve as PSG Fails to Beat Saint-Etienne
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Pochettino Tells Mbappe to Improve as PSG Fails to Beat Saint-Etienne

New Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has called on forward, Kylian Mbappe, to improve his game following his side’s 1-1 draw against Saint-Etienne in a Ligue 1 tie on Wednesday. Romain Hamouma scored for Saint-Etienne in the 19th minute, before Moise Kean equalized just three minutes later for PSG. The result means PSG remain in the second position on the Ligue 1 table with three points behind Lyon. “Kylian needs to improve, like everybody else,” Pochettino said during his post-match press conference. “He should feel disappointed as we did not win, and he can always do better. However, his attitude was good. I am happy with what he did.” PSG’s next Ligue 1 fixture is against Brest on Saturday at Le Parc des Princes
Montpellier 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain: Mbappe landmark goal adds gloss as champions back on track
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Montpellier 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain: Mbappe landmark goal adds gloss as champions back on track

Kylian Mbappe scored his 100th Paris Saint-Germain goal as his side moved four points clear at the Ligue 1 summit. Paris Saint-Germain returned to winning ways in Ligue 1 as a landmark strike from Kylian Mbappe put the seal on a 3-1 victory over Montpellier at Stade de la Mosson on Saturday. Thomas Tuchel's side had picked up just one point from their previous two top-flight games against Monaco and Bordeaux and they looked set for more disappointment after Stephy Mavididi had cancelled out Colin Dagba's opener before half-time. The champions sealed a fifth win in six games against their hosts in the final 13 minutes, though, with Moise Kean lashing home from an acute angle and Mbappe coming off the bench to tap in from close range for his 100th PSG goal.
Mbappe reaches 100 goals for PSG with strike against Montpellier
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Mbappe reaches 100 goals for PSG with strike against Montpellier

The 21-year-old only joined the Ligue 1 giants in 2017, initially on loan from Monaco before making the transfer permanent the following year Kylian Mbappe’s strike against Montpellier on Saturday in a 3-1 win marked his century of goals for Paris Saint-Germain, placing him in some elite company. The 21-year-old only joined PSG in 2017, initially on loan from Monaco before making the transfer permanent the following year, and his goals have come at an impressive rate. His first goal came against Metz on September 8 2017, his second appearance for the club in the league.
Desperate Tuchel Has Eight Days To Save His PSG Job
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Desperate Tuchel Has Eight Days To Save His PSG Job

Only three matches into their Champions League campaign, the Parisians are walking a thin line and the slightest slip could see their coach jettisoned Almost three months to the day since Paris Saint-Germain played their first Champions League final, Thomas Tuchel, the man who led them to that momentous occasion, stands on trial. The former Borussia Dortmund coach has eight days to prove his worth to the club’s board. Quite simply, that means picking up a minimum of four points in clashes against RB Leipzig and Manchester United. Anything short of that tally will likely see PSG consigned to the Europa League after Christmas, by which time it would be a miracle if Tuchel was still in charge. Having hit the club's European high point in August, this would make a dramati...
‘Herrera died in the dressing room’ – PSG boss Tuchel singles out midfielder for praise after Rennes win
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‘Herrera died in the dressing room’ – PSG boss Tuchel singles out midfielder for praise after Rennes win

The former Borussia Dortmund boss hailed the efforts of the Spaniard while he also picked out Angel Di Maria for his ability to respond to adversity Paris Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel has given special praise to midfielder Ander Herrera after Saturday’s 3-0 win over Rennes. The Ligue 1 champions were depleted for their match against the side that lay third in the league, with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Marco Verratti just some of the players out due to injury. Herrera, though, stepped forward and created a goal for Angel Di Maria, who was widely hailed as the man of the match after finding the net twice. For Tuchel, however, the former Manchester United central midfielder merited singling out.
‘We know how to react’ – Mbappe promises PSG will bounce back from Manchester United loss
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‘We know how to react’ – Mbappe promises PSG will bounce back from Manchester United loss

After the 2-1 defeat at Parc des Princes, the World Cup winner has said that his side know how to respond Kylian Mbappe says Paris Saint-Germain will bounce back from their opening night disappointment against Manchester United in the Champions League. Last season’s runners-up suffered a shock 2-1 loss at Parc des Princes last weekend, with a late Marcus Rashford goal the difference. PSG found themselves in the crosshairs of critics after a lacklustre display, but Mbappe says his side are ready to respond. "It's not the first time that we've lost the first match of the group stage. We know how to react,” he told the club's official website ahead of Wednesday’s match against Istanbul Basaksehir
Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Dijon: Kean off the mark with first-half double
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Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Dijon: Kean off the mark with first-half double

PSG were not always convincing against Dijon but coasted to victory with braces from Moise Kean and substitute Kylian Mbappe. Moise Kean scored his first Paris Saint-Germain goals as the Ligue 1 champions bounced back from their Champions League disappointment by beating lowly Dijon 4-0 at the Parc des Princes. PSG, finalists in Europe last season, started the new continental campaign with a surprise home defeat to Manchester United on Tuesday. Perhaps with one eye on their next Champions League assignment at Istanbul Basaksehir, Thomas Tuchel started with Kylian Mbappe on the bench against Dijon but there was never any serious prospect of a second straight loss on Saturday.
Anthony Joshua Shares Snip Of Star-studded Zoom Call With Thierry Henry & Mbappe
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Anthony Joshua Shares Snip Of Star-studded Zoom Call With Thierry Henry & Mbappe

ANTHONY JOSHUA linked up with Thierry Henry and Kylian Mbappe on a Zoom call this week. The three superstars have been picked to be ‘Groundbreakers’ on the new FIFA 21 game. This means gamers will have the chance to play against them on Volta mode. If they beat them, they will be able to recruit the Groundbreakers to their own squad. Heavyweight champion AJ enjoyed a catch up with his fellow Fifa stars this week. The 31-year-old joined a Zoom call with Arsenal legend Henry, 43, and Fifa cover star Mbappe, 21. Although he’s a world champion boxer, fans will be able to test out AJ’s skills on the game. But he could exceed expectations after his friend admitted he could have played in the Premier League. AJ cracked a smile while on the call with Mbappe and Henr...
Haaland will end up at Real Madrid, Man City or Bayern Munich’ – Michu expects Dortmund striker to land Ballon d’Or
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Haaland will end up at Real Madrid, Man City or Bayern Munich’ – Michu expects Dortmund striker to land Ballon d’Or

The former Swansea forward, who a Norwegian youngster has admitted to admiring, believes a big future lies in store for an exciting talent Erling Haaland’s impact in European football is similar to that made by Kylian Mbappe, says Michu, with the Dortmund striker expected to join Real Madrid, Manchester City or Bayern Munich at some stage while also fighting for “the Golden Boot and Ballon d’Or every season”. At just 20 years of age, an exciting Norwegian frontman has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence. The 2019-20 campaign opened with Haaland being a relative unknown on the books of Austrian outfit Red Bull Salzburg.
Kylian Mbappe Tests Positive For COVID-19
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Kylian Mbappe Tests Positive For COVID-19

French football star Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Monday. Mbappe took a test on Monday morning that returned positive, the FFF said, and was then isolated from the French national team. France is scheduled to play at home in Paris on Tuesday against Croatia in a UEFA Nations League match. The 21-year-old is the seventh Paris Saint-Germain player to have tested positive for coronavirus in recent weeks. Neymar was reportedly among six others to test positive last week. Mbappe played for France against Sweden on Saturday, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win. PSG are set to begin their domestic season on Thursday, but the availability of several of their players is in question following ...
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Mbappe: PSG have to buy players to fulfil Champions League ambition

The 21-year-old is determined to seal the European title with the club but says they need to sign the right players to make it happen Kylian Mbappe says Paris Saint-Germain must make smart decisions in the transfer market if they are to achieve their dream of winning the Champions League. After sealing a treble of trophies in France, Thomas Tuchel's men reached the Champions League final for the first time last season, but were bested by Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, with PSG youth academy product Kingsley Coman netting the decisive goal. The Ligue 1 champions have seen the likes of Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, Eric Choupo-Moting and Thomas Meunier leave this summer, while their only signings have been striker Mauro Icardi and goalkeeper Sergio Rico, who joined on permanent...
Lionel Messi’s £95MILLION Salary Is More Than Neymar And Kylian Mbappe Combined
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Lionel Messi’s £95MILLION Salary Is More Than Neymar And Kylian Mbappe Combined

Lionel Messi's enormous salary means a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer is 'impossible', according to reports in France. It was announced on Tuesday night that the Barcelona captain handed in a transfer request to the Catalan side in a move that has stunned the world of football. Messi could even leave on a free transfer if he wins a legal battle to activate a clause in his contract that would allow him to walk away for no fee. However, Barcelona claim that clause expired in June, meaning he or his new employers could have to pay his £630million release clause.
Ronaldo advises Real Madrid who to sign between Neymar, Mbappe
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Ronaldo advises Real Madrid who to sign between Neymar, Mbappe

Brazil legend, Ronaldo de Lima, has advised his former club, Real Madrid to sign Kylian Mbappe instead of his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate, Neymar. The two PSG attackers will be in action on Sunday night in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich. Both Neymar and Mbappe have been linked with move to Madrid in the past and the speculations are beginning to pop up again this summer. Speaking in a webinar hosted by Santander, Ronaldo urged Madrid to target Mbappe above Neymar. "Right now, it is not that one is better than another, but if Real Madrid had to make a big investment, they should do so thinking about the future," he said. "Neymar is 28 years old and Mbappe is 22. As an investment, it would be more logical to bring the younger [of the two]."
Champions League Final: PSG are Failures – Jose Mourinho
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Champions League Final: PSG are Failures – Jose Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has labelled Paris Saint-Germain “failures” ahead of Sunday’s Champions League final. PSG qualified for their first ever final, despite their complete domination of the French topflight. Mourinho is not impressed that the Ligue 1 side who spent £340m on just Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, have not achieved much in the competition “I think it is failure that they haven’t won it in the two seasons before. “Because for five or six years, the investment is crazy, the list of top players that is there is incredible. “For how many seasons, Thiago Silva is there, Marquinhos is there, and then all the big guys, Ibra [Zlatan Ibrahimovic], [Edinson] Cavani, Neymar, [Kylian] Mbappe,” Mourinho told DAZN. PSG face Bayern Munich in the final. ...
PSG were the better team’ – Nagelsmann understands RB Leipzig outclassed in Champions League semi-final
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PSG were the better team’ – Nagelsmann understands RB Leipzig outclassed in Champions League semi-final

The German boss was aware of the gap between the two teams on the night and revealed the goals for his side next season RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has admitted PSG were the better team on Tuesday and deserved to qualify for the Champions League final. The Bundesliga side were swept aside 3-0 in the semi-final at the Estadio da Luz, with Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria and Juan Bernat getting on the scoresheet, while Neymar and Kylian Mbappe also performed strongly in attack. Nagelsmann felt his team started the match well but in the end had no answer for the quality shown by the Ligue 1 champions.
Atalanta 1-2 PSG: PSG Complete Stunning Turnaround to Reach Champions League Semi-Finals
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Atalanta 1-2 PSG: PSG Complete Stunning Turnaround to Reach Champions League Semi-Finals

Paris Saint-Germain are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League after beating Atalanta in a stunning tie. The French champions scored in the 90th and 93rd minutes to come through against the Italians. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting - yes, really - grabbed the winner to seal the stunning turnaround. PSG were without Kylian Mbappe from the start due to the Frenchman's recovery, leaving the onus on Neymar. And the Brazilian tried his hardest to drag PSG through but he wasn't able to do it. The first half was all about the 28-year-old. It seemed like barely a minute went by without the Brazilian being on the ball, although the results were mixed. Outside of the box, Neymar was brilliant. He pulled the strings and got into many dangerous positions. But once he ...
’80 per cent’ of rumours are false – Real Madrid star Kroos plays down transfer reports
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’80 per cent’ of rumours are false – Real Madrid star Kroos plays down transfer reports

The Germany international midfielder has been around long enough, and seen enough names linked with his team, to take gossip with a pinch of salt Toni Kroos is reading little into the speculation suggesting that Kylian Mbappe, Jadon Sancho and Kai Havertz are transfer targets for Real Madrid, claiming “80 per cent” of rumours prove to be false. The Blancos are expected to bolster their ranks again when the next window opens. Zinedine Zidane will be given more money to spend, with the very best talent on the market always of interest to La Liga giants. Raids on Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen have been mooted for a trio of exciting young performers with plenty of potential. Kroos is aware of the gossip but, as a seasoned professional, is t...

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