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PSG Star, Neymar Banned for two Games
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PSG Star, Neymar Banned for two Games

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has been suspended for two matches, following his red card against Lille last Saturday. This means the Brazilian international will not feature for PSG when they tackle Strasbourg this weekend and Saint-Etienne on April 18, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has announced. Neymar was sent off during PSG’s 1-0 home defeat following an altercation with Lille defender, Tiago Djalo, who was also dismissed. Neymar and Djalo were given three-match bans, but with one of those games suspended. PSG’s defeat against Lille means Mauricio Pochettino’s men are now three points behind Christophe Galtier’s side on the Ligue 1 table. Meanwhile, Neymar was impressive for PSG in their Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-2 victor...
PSG vs Barcelona: Koeman Announces Squad for Champions League Clash
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PSG vs Barcelona: Koeman Announces Squad for Champions League Clash

Barcelona’s squad to face Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie has been released. Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has called up 22 players to tackle Mauricio Pochettino’s men in France. Koeman’s side was defeated 4-1 by PSG in the first-leg last month at Camp Nou. Barcelona head to the game after defeating Osasuna 2-0 in the LaLiga last Saturday, while PSG won 3-0 against Brest in the French Cup. Barcelona’s squad against PSG: Ter Stegen, Dest, Sergio, Griezmann, Pjanic, Braithwaite, Messi, Dembele, Riqui Puig, Neto, Lenglet, Pedri, Trincao, Jordi Alba, Matheus, De Jong, Umtiti, Junior, Iñaki, Ilaix, Konrad and Mingueza. The kick-off time for PSG vs Barcelona is 9 pm.
Barcelona vs PSG: Joe Cole Blasts Messi, Warns Guardiola over Signing Argentine
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Barcelona vs PSG: Joe Cole Blasts Messi, Warns Guardiola over Signing Argentine

Former Chelsea midfielder, Joe Cole has slammed Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, following the Blaugrana’s Champions League last 16, first-leg, 4-1 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night at Camp Nou. He also warned Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, over signing Messi. Cole believes Messi was not “emotionally engaged” and was “disinterested” during Barcelona’s tie with PSG, adding that it would be a “gamble” for Guardiola to sign him if he continues to play like that. Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick gave Mauricio Pochettino’s side a first-leg advantage over Barcelona ahead of the second leg next month. Speaking after the game, Cole told BT Sport: “Disinterested is the word. They (Barcelona) had no power, no togetherness. “Messi looked disinterested. It’s real...
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: Barcelona’s Squad to Face PSG Confirmed
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Champions League: Barcelona’s Squad to Face PSG Confirmed

  Barcelona’s squad to face Paris Saint-Germain in tonight’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie has been released. Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has called up 21 players to tackle Mauricio Pochettino’s side at Camp Nou. Barcelona head to the game after defeating Alaves 5-1 in the LaLiga last Saturday, while PSG won 2-1 against Nice in the Ligue 1. Barcelona’s squad against PSG: Ter Stegen, Dest, Pique, Sergio, Griezmann, Pjanic, Braithwaite, Messi, Dembele, Riqui Puig, Neto, Lenglet, Pedri, Trincao, Jordi Alba, Matheus, De Jong, Umtiti, Junior, Inaki Pena, Mingueze. The kick-off time for Barcelona vs PSG is 9 pm.
‘We didn’t take the position we wanted’ – Emery says Arsenal are focused on Valencia following Premier League setback
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‘We didn’t take the position we wanted’ – Emery says Arsenal are focused on Valencia following Premier League setback

The Gunners hopes of qualifying for the Champions League via the league are almost over, with the manager expecting better Unai Emery promised Arsenal will show more mental strength against Valencia in the Europa League than in their 1-1 Premier League draw at home to Brighton and Hove Albion. Arsenal's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League by finishing in the top four are all but over after Glenn Murray cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's early opener at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Emery's side are three points behind fourth-placed Spurs, who lost 1-0 at Bournemouth and had two players sent off on Saturday. Mauricio Pochettino's side also have a far superior goal difference going into the final weekend of the Premier League season.
Ajax Release Killer’ Squad Against Tottenham Hotspur
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Ajax Release Killer’ Squad Against Tottenham Hotspur

Ajax have released a strong squad to face Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final first leg tie at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. According to Football London, Ajax coach, Erik ten Hag has released a list of 22 players. Ajax head to the game after defeating Cristiano Ronaldo-led Juventus in the Champions League quarter-final. Below is Ajax’s Champions League squad against Tottenham: André Onana, Lamprou, Varela, Kristensen, Veltman, Matthijs de Lies, Sinkgraven, Mazraoui, Magallan, Blind, Tagliafico, Brook, Tadic, Labyad, Schöne, De Jong, Ziyech, White, Neres, Huntelaar, Dolberg, Ekkelkamp The kick-off time for the match is 8pm Nigeria time.
Champions League quarterfinals: Guardiola reacts to Manchester City draw against Tottenham
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Champions League quarterfinals: Guardiola reacts to Manchester City draw against Tottenham

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has reacted to his side’s Champions League quarter-finals draw with Tottenham Hotspur. DAILY POST recalls that Man City were drawn alongside Tottenham when the draw for quarter-finals took place in Nyon on Friday. Guardiola said Man City and Tottenham know each other very well, adding that he has a lot of respect for Mauricio Pochettino’s men. “We know each other quite well,” Guardiola was quoted by Manchester Evening News as saying in his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead Man City’s FA Cup quarter-final clash with Swansea City this weekend. “We play each other many times. I have a lot of respect for them. I know quite well the quality of this team. We will try to arrive in the best condition possible. It is a pleasure to be in th...
‘Don’t Ask Me About Kane!’ – Mourinho Shoots Down Questions On Spurs Star
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‘Don’t Ask Me About Kane!’ – Mourinho Shoots Down Questions On Spurs Star

Jose Mourinho headed off questions about Harry Kane's absence from Saturday's Premier League showdown between Manchester United and Tottenham. England striker Kane has fired Spurs to joint-second in the league with United, who will welcome Mauricio Pochettino's men to Old Trafford looking to re-establish a cushion after last week's defeat at Huddersfield Town. A hamstring injury will prevent the league's top scorer from playing, but Mourinho refused to divulge any tactical switches he could make, or his thoughts about taking on a clearly weakened opponent. Mourinho began his news conference: "Because I know the question I don't need the question, I'll answer. "I don't speak about injured players so don't ask me about Harry Kane, because to speak about Harry Kane I have to speak...

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