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Don’t blame Raiola for Donnarumma leaving Milan for PSG: Super-agent got Italy star exactly what he wanted
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Don’t blame Raiola for Donnarumma leaving Milan for PSG: Super-agent got Italy star exactly what he wanted

There has been an attempt to portray Raiola as the bad guy in the goalkeeper's move to Paris, but the 22-year-old is the one calling the shots Gianluigi Donnarumma will not be able to get the squad number he wants at Paris Saint-Germain. Mino Raiola, though, has already secured the one that really counts. Indeed, the news that Donnarumma will be unable to wear his preferred No.99 jersey at Parc des Princes means nothing in the grand scheme of things. What matters is that PSG have agreed to pay Donnarumma the €12 million (£10.3/$14.6m) yearly salary that self-styled 'super-agent' Raiola was seeking all along, making it quite the week for the 53-year-old.
Wijnaldum explains decision to join PSG following months of Barca links
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Wijnaldum explains decision to join PSG following months of Barca links

The Netherlands international says Mauricio Pochettino played a key role in convincing him to move to Parc des Princes Georginio Wijnaldum has explained his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain following months of strong links with La Liga giants Barcelona. PSG officially announced the signing of Wijnaldum on Thursday, with the midfielder's move to Parc des Princes set to be finalised when his contract at Liverpool expires at the end of the month. Barcelona were originally touted as the favourites to land Wijnaldum on a free transfer, but he has ultimately decided to embark on the next stage of his career in Ligue 1, citing Mauricio Pochettino as a major influence.
Aurelien Tchouameni: The Monaco midfield ‘monster’ being linked with Chelsea
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Aurelien Tchouameni: The Monaco midfield ‘monster’ being linked with Chelsea

The France Under-21 star has been a standout performer for the Coupe de France finalists and has seen his value rocket over the past 18 months There has been much to admire about Monaco’s season, which leads them into the final week of the campaign with an outside chance of winning Ligue 1 when it concludes on Sunday, but with a realistic chance of claiming Coupe de France glory against Paris Saint-Germain in Wednesday’s final. After all, Niko Kovac’s side have already defeated PSG twice this season. There was the brilliant come-from-behind success last November, in which they trailed 2-0, before an impressive victory at Parc des Princes in February. It is the first truly coherent term that Monaco have put together since winning Ligue 1 during 2016-17, guided smartly by former B...
‘I want to play with Ronaldo’ – Neymar eager to link up with Juventus star amid PSG rumours
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‘I want to play with Ronaldo’ – Neymar eager to link up with Juventus star amid PSG rumours

The Brazilian says he would like to add the Portuguese star to his list of illustrious team-mates at some point in the future Neymar has revealed that he wants to play with Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been strongly linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in recent months. PSG paid a world-record fee of €222 million (£190m/$269m) to sign Neymar in 2017 from Barcelona, where he had established himself among the best players of his generation. The Brazilian shone alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at Camp Nou, and has also thrived in a world-class squad at Parc des Princes, but still harbours ambitions to play alongside a five-time Ballon d'Or winner currently plying his trade in Italy with Juventus.
Neymar’s best years are behind him
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Neymar’s best years are behind him

The former Parc des Princes favourite has suggested that the world's most expensive player is now past his prime Neymar's "best years are behind him" according to David Ginola, who says the Brazilian's new deal will be meaningless unless Paris Saint-Germain can also tie Kylian Mbappe down to fresh terms. Neymar put an end to speculation over his future at Parc des Princes by signing a new four-season contract last week, which includes the option of an extra year. Ginola was pleased to see the 29-year-old commit to a long-term stay but thinks it's far more important for PSG to sort out an extension for Mbappe, who he believes still has a lot more potential to unlock.
Neymar Opens up on Why he Snubbed Barcelona Return, Signed new PSG Deal
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Neymar Opens up on Why he Snubbed Barcelona Return, Signed new PSG Deal

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar  has signed a new deal with the club to keep him at Parc des Princes until June 2025. The 29-year-old claimed “happiness” was the main factor in extending his stay. Neymar was heavily linked with a return to Barcelona, the club he left for PSG in 2017 in a world-record £200m deal. However, he has now put pen to paper on a bumper five-year deal with the Ligue 1 giants. “I have grown as a person here, as a human being and as a player, too,” he told the PSG website. The Brazil international has scored 85 goals and registered 51 assists in 112 games for PSG.
PSG announce collaboration to commemorate music icon Prince
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PSG announce collaboration to commemorate music icon Prince

The Ligue 1 champions have confirmed a partnership with the estate of the late rock star which will include an exclusive vinyl and clothing Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have announced a new partnership with the estate of the late American rock star Prince. The Parisian club will release a new vinyl containing some of the singer's music, as well as a range of clothing. The deal, which was announced in a YouTube video from PSG, will see the French club celebrate the life of Prince - who passed away in 2016 - with the artist having previously lived in Paris and performed a concert at Parc des Princes, the club's home stadium.    
Ganago strike not enough as Lens lose against Gueye’s Paris Saint-Germain
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Ganago strike not enough as Lens lose against Gueye’s Paris Saint-Germain

The Cameroon international found the back of the net but his effort could not save the Blood and Gold from defeat at Parc des Princes Ignatius Ganago was on the scoresheet as Lens lost 2-1 to Idrissa Gueye’s Paris Saint-Germain in Saturday’s Ligue 1 game. Ganago was afforded his 13th league start of the season and utilized the opportunity to increase his tally for the Blood and Gold. The Cameroon international’s effort was, however, not enough to help Franck Haise’s men continue their unbeaten run.
Chelsea vs Man Utd: I Was in a Dark Place After Losing to Solskjaer – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Man Utd: I Was in a Dark Place After Losing to Solskjaer – Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat to Manchester United in the last 16 of the Champions League, left him in a ‘dark place’. In March 2019, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side arrived at the Parc des Princes 2-0 down after a first-leg home defeat and amid an injury crisis. However, they went on to win 3-1 and qualify for the quarter-final. Tuchel faces Solskjaer again with Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, in a match that will have implications in the battle to finish in the top four. “I can be very honest after that match I was two days in a very dark place and I can tell you I was not able to speak to anybody and to think about anything else [other] than this defeat,” Tuchel told reporters ahead of Sunday’s clash. “Th...
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...
‘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
Neymar Sees Red As PSG Finish With Eight Men In Chaotic Ligue 1 Return
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Neymar Sees Red As PSG Finish With Eight Men In Chaotic Ligue 1 Return

No less than five players from both sides were ejected in injury time as the tense clash descended into anarchy Neymar was one of three Paris Saint-Germain players to see the red card as their Ligue 1 return against Marseille descended into chaos on Sunday. Having been excused from duty for the first two rounds of 2020-21 due to their exertions in the delayed Champions League knockout stages, Thomas Tuchel’s men were back in action this weekend as they welcomed l’OM to Parc des Princes. There is little love lost between the capital side and Marseille, but a bad-tempered game that saw 36 fouls committed and 12 yellow cards handed out inside the 90 minutes eventually spiralled out of control deep into injury time. A tussle between Argentine pair Dario Benedetto and Leandro Parede...
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.
PSG complete €50m signing of Icardi from Inter
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PSG complete €50m signing of Icardi from Inter

Paris Saint-Germain have completed the permanent signing of Mauro Icardi, with Inter receiving €50 million (£45m/$56m) plus an additional €8m (£7m/$9m) in bonuses for the Argentine striker. Icardi, who had been on loan at Parc des Princes since the start of the 2019-20 season, has put pen to paper on a four-year deal, tying him to the French capital club until 2024. The finer details of the contract were finalised on Sunday, with Mycelebrityandi having previously revealed the Nerazzurri insisted on including an 'anti-Juventus' clause that would see the San Siro outfit bag an additional €15m if their former captain is sold on to a Serie A side.
Icardi, Mbappe shine as PSG thrash Marseille
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Icardi, Mbappe shine as PSG thrash Marseille

Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe scored twice each as Paris St Germain extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to eight points with a 4-0 crushing of bitter rivals Olympique de Marseille at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. Argentine striker Icardi and France forward Mbappe netted all the goals in the opening half to put PSG on 27 points from 11 games, eight ahead of their nearest challengers Nantes, and leave OM in seventh place on 16 points. Icardi has now scored seven goals in his last seven games while Mbappe has struck five times in two matches for PSG, who were without the injured Neymar. OM have not won against PSG in all competitions in their last 20 meetings since 2011 - the year Qatar Sports Investment took over in the capital before investing more than a billion euros in ...
Paris is a stressful, racist city; I do not like it – Dani Alves
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Paris is a stressful, racist city; I do not like it – Dani Alves

Former Paris Saint-Germain right-back Dani Alves has accused the city of Paris of being racist after leaving to join Sao Paulo in the summer. Alves, 36, returned to Brazil to play club football for the first time in nearly 20 years when he completed a free transfer in August after two years at Parc des Princes. Despite Alves being prepared to extend his stay with PSG, the former Barcelona, Juventus and Sevilla man told GQ in Brazil of his disgust at his experience of Parisian life and his preference for the life he enjoyed while playing in Spain. "Paris is a stressful city -- I do not like it that much," Alves said. "If you go there for a week, it will be the trip of a lifetime. More than that, though, and it gets on your nerves. "It reminds me a bit of Sao Paulo. However, in P...
Neymar wants to leave’ – Barcelona president claims PSG won’t allow star sale
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Neymar wants to leave’ – Barcelona president claims PSG won’t allow star sale

Despite asserting that the Brazilian is unhappy at Parc des Princes, the Blaugrana chief says "no way" a return will happen this summer Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has admitted defeat in his club's efforts to re-sign Neymar despite claiming the player is keen to leave Paris Saint-Germain. The former Barcelona forward, 27, and Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann have been the Catalans' top targets this summer. Frenkie de Jong, Emerson and Neto are the only new faces currently confirmed at Camp Nou, while Marc Cardona, Jasper Cillessen, Denis Suarez and Andre Gomes are among those to move on.
If I owned a football club, I’d want Neymar’ – Barcelona move backed by Juninho
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If I owned a football club, I’d want Neymar’ – Barcelona move backed by Juninho

A former Brazil international can understand why a fellow countryman is wanted back at Camp Nou, with summer transfer talk continuing to build A proposed return to Barcelona for Neymar has the support of Juninho, with a former Brazil international saying of a fellow countryman: “If I was the owner of a football, I’d want to have him too.” Those at Camp Nou are said to be piecing together plans to bring a South American star back to Camp Nou. Neymar departed Catalunya for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, but is said to be looking for a way out of Parc des Princes after two seasons.
Ellis: USWNT win over France was the ‘most intense game I’ve ever been a part of’
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Ellis: USWNT win over France was the ‘most intense game I’ve ever been a part of’

The U.S. advanced to the World Cup semifinal with a 2-1 win in front of a sold-out crowd at Parc des Princes U.S. head coach Jill Ellis has praised her side’s defeated rival France, saying that Friday night’s World Cup quarterfinal was the most intense match she’s ever been a part of. The USWNT got past the host nation with a 2-1 win at Parc des Princes, as Megan Rapinoe’s two goals were enough to see her side through to the semifinals. Unlike most U.S. matches, however, Ellis’s side ceded much of the possession and initiative to their opponent. France had 60 percent of the possession while taking 20 total shots, in comparison to 10 for the USWNT.
Rabiot reveals Juventus talks and leaves door open for potential Man Utd move
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Rabiot reveals Juventus talks and leaves door open for potential Man Utd move

The France international midfielder is about to become a free agent and could end up making a switch to either Italy or England this summer Paris Saint-Germain contract rebel Adrien Rabiot has admitted to having held talks with Juventus, while the door has been left open for a potential move to Manchester United. As things stand, the France international midfielder is due to be available on a free transfer in the summer having refused to commit to fresh terms with the Ligue 1 champions. That has led to him being frozen out at the Parc des Princes, with no appearances made since December 11, 2018.
Arsenal Boss Unai Emery ‘makes Personal Contact’ With Thomas Meunier
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Arsenal Boss Unai Emery ‘makes Personal Contact’ With Thomas Meunier

Unai Emery is hoping his personal touch will help Arsenal in their battle with Manchester United for Thomas Meunier. The Gunners are hoping to steal a march on their Premier League rivals in the fight for Paris Saint-Germain full-back Meunier through Emery. The Arsenal boss worked closely with Meunier during his time as PSG chief and has used his 'in' to try and persuade the Belgium international to move to the Emirates, according to Paris United. Meunier is expected to leave the Parc des Princes this summer having played 31 times in all competitions last season. The 27-year-old is said to be in advanced talks with the Gunners over a five-year contract, as the north London club attempt to bolster their back-line.
Real Madrid Offers To Pay Neymar £1.2m A Week Wages To Leave PSG
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Real Madrid Offers To Pay Neymar £1.2m A Week Wages To Leave PSG

Real Madrid has offered a financial package 'worth £1.2million (N450m) a week to prize Neymar away from Paris Saint-Germain' this summer. The Brazilian, who moved to the French capital in 2017 in a world-record £198m move, is far from settled at PSG and could be tempted by a move this summer. According to AS, Neymar's staggering wage demands would be integral to any move from the Parc des Princes to the Bernabeu with Zinedine Zidane desperate to galvanise his squad with a Galactico signing. Neymar would 'need to be paid £1.2million a week' to make the move to join Real Madrid. Latest accounts released show that Real pay an annual £247.5m on player wages following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. But, AS report that the club boast more than 800 employees and the total ...
Kylian Mbappe Cheers Up Crying Child In Tunnel Before Match
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Kylian Mbappe Cheers Up Crying Child In Tunnel Before Match

Kylian Mbappe helped a young mascot overcome his emotions as he prepared to walk out with the Paris Saint-Germain Squad from the tunnel. The fan is at the front of a line of mascots and is due to walk out with PSG captain Thiago Silva for the semi-final. Mbappe soon spots the emotional youngster and feels compelled to step into put a smile back on his face. He has a brief conversation with the star struck mascot before giving him a high-five and a kiss on his right cheek. The young fan soon steadies himself for theoccasion before taking Silva's hand and wearing a wide grin as they emerge from the tunnel at the Parc des Princes. Video Below....
Neymar In Talks With PSG Over New Contract
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Neymar In Talks With PSG Over New Contract

Neymar’s father has said his son is in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a contract extension, amid constant reports of interest from Real Madrid. Since moving to the Parc des Princes from Barcelona in a world record €222million deal in 2017, the Brazil international has regularly been linked with a return to Spain. However, Neymar Snr. who also acts as his son’s agent, has said they have no plans to leave any time soon. “Neymar is in the second year of his contract, so he has three more to run. “We are already discussing an extension with PSG. “His name has been the subject of rumours since he was 17 – from the moment he took his first professional steps. Neymar has only experienced two transfers in his life, but he has known speculation for 10 years. “The probabil...
Herrera in Shocking Move to PSG From Man United
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Herrera in Shocking Move to PSG From Man United

Manchester United midfielder, Ander Herrera, could leave Old Trafford to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer after the French Ligue 1 champions offered him a £150,000-a-week deal. The Spain international is free to negotiate with foreign clubs after entering the final six months of his contract at Man United. The Sun reports that Herrera, who had agreed a deal in principle to stay at Manchester, has now made a dramatic U-turn after talks with PSG. The reports claimed that the 29-year-old is expected to sign a three-year deal at the Parc des Princes. The former Athletic Bilbao star has impressed since caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho in December. Herrera has scored 19 goals in 177 appearances for United since joining the club in 2016.
Champions League: Neymar Under UEFA’s Investigation
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Champions League: Neymar Under UEFA’s Investigation

UEFA have confirmed they are investigating Neymar’s outburst on social media over the Video Assisted Referee (VAR), ESPN reports. The Paris Saint-Germain forward fumed over the use of VAR to award Manchester United a late penalty in their 3-1 Champions League round-of-16 second-leg win at Parc des Princes last week. Injured Neymar could only watch on from the stands and later the touchline as his teammates threw away a two-goal lead from the first half. “This is a disgrace. Four guys who know nothing about football watch a slow-motion replay in front of the television. “It was nothing! What can [Kimpembe] do with his hand while his back is turned? Go f— yourselves!” Neymar wrote on Instagram...
Use of VAR against ‘spirit of football’, says Platini
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Use of VAR against ‘spirit of football’, says Platini

Former UEFA chief Michel Platini has slammed video assistant referee (VAR) as ‘against the spirit of football’ in reaction to Paris Saint-Germain’s contentious Champions League last-16 exit to Manchester United. The Red Devils remarkably triumphed 3-1 at Parc des Princes on Wednesday, becoming the first team to progress in a Champions League knockout-round match having lost a home first leg by two or more goals.But the result was not without controversy as referee Damir Skomina opted to award a penalty for handball against Presnel Kimpembe following a consultation with VAR and Marcus Rashford lashed in the last-gasp spot-kick. It was a decision that has split opinion, with many pundits feeling Kimpembe was hard done by due to the close proximity and speed of Diogo Dalot’s shot.And Pl...
PSG coach Tuchel refuses to blame VAR after ‘cruel’ Champions League exit
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PSG coach Tuchel refuses to blame VAR after ‘cruel’ Champions League exit

Stunned Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel said his side’s Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester United on Wednesday was “cruel” but refused to blame the match officials after the late VAR-awarded penalty that decided the tie. “I am a big supporter of VAR and I stay a big supporter of VAR,” said Tuchel, who looked white as he spoke to media after PSG’s 3-1 defeat at the Parc des Princes in their last 16, second leg. Having won 2-0 in the first leg last month, the French side wobbled in the return but were still going through until Slovenian referee Damir Skomina gave a stoppage-time penalty for a Presnel Kimpembe handball in the box, after reviewing the images. A Diogo Dalot shot had struck Kimpembe, and Marcus Rashford duly converted from the spot, as United went ...
PSG coach Tuchel refuses to blame VAR after ‘cruel’ Champions League exit
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PSG coach Tuchel refuses to blame VAR after ‘cruel’ Champions League exit

Stunned Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel said his side’s Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester United on Wednesday was “cruel” but refused to blame the match officials after the late VAR-awarded penalty that decided the tie. “I am a big supporter of VAR and I stay a big supporter of VAR,” said Tuchel, who looked white as he spoke to media after PSG’s 3-1 defeat at the Parc des Princes in their last 16, second leg. Having won 2-0 in the first leg last month, the French side wobbled in the return but were still going through until Slovenian referee Damir Skomina gave a stoppage-time penalty for a Presnel Kimpembe handball in the box, after reviewing the images. A Diogo Dalot shot had struck Kimpembe, and Marcus Rashford duly converted from the spot, as United went ...
Neymar Returns to Paris for PSG’s Clash Against Man Utd
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Neymar Returns to Paris for PSG’s Clash Against Man Utd

Neymar will return to Paris on Wednesday morning, to watch his Paris Saint-Germain team-mates take on Manchester United in the Champions League on Wednesday night, ESPN reports. The Brazil international has been back in his homeland, continuing his recovery from a second fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot. However, he is expected to be at Parc des Princes, to watch the second leg of the round of 16 tie. The Ligue 1 champions won the first leg 2-0 at Old Trafford. Recently, Neymar rejected claims that his partying habits were hampering his ability to lead PSG to collective glory and land individual accolades such as the Ballon d’Or. “I do not think that my social life hinders my performance on the pitch. “In fact, I even find it funny that what I do off the p...
PSG Fined By Uefa For Crowd Trouble
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PSG Fined By Uefa For Crowd Trouble

Paris Saint-Germain have escaped with a fine from European football's governing body Uefa following crowd trouble at their Champions League home game against Red Star Belgrade in October. The French giants ran the risk of being forced to play their next home European match – against Manchester United in the Champions League last 16 second leg in March – behind closed doors. Trouble erupted outside the Parc des Princes after the game, but the only punishment for the crowd disturbances and "illicit chants" from their supporters was a fine of €35 000. Red Star, who lost the game 6-1, were also fined €25 000 for chants from their supporters. Meanwhile, Olympiakos were fined €90 000 and handed a suspended one-game stadium ban after their fans set off fireworks and invaded the pitch when the...
Mbappé Wins French Player Of The Year Award
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Mbappé Wins French Player Of The Year Award

Kylian Mbappe’s remarkable rise to the top of the global game has now seen the Paris Saint-Germain forward crowned French Player of the Year for the first time. After bursting onto the scene as a precociously-gifted teenager at Monaco, a big-money transfer had taken him to Parc des Princes. Another Ligue 1 title triumph was enjoyed in 2017-18, as PSG swept the board in terms of domestic honours. Mbappe then headed to Russia with his country and a shot at World Cup glory. He helped Les Bleus to go all the way, with a fine individual effort netted in a 4-2 final triumph over Croatia. His efforts were recognised with the Young Player Award, and his game has continued to go from strength to strength. Mbappe has hit 16 goals in 19 appearances for PSG this season, as they c...
Neymar Becomes Highest-Scoring Brazilian in Champions League History After Netting His 31st Goal Against Liverpool
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Neymar Becomes Highest-Scoring Brazilian in Champions League History After Netting His 31st Goal Against Liverpool

Paris Saint-Germain striker, Neymar, has now become the highest-scoring Brazilian in Champions League history after scoring his 31st goal in the competition The former Barcelona star achieved the landmark in the 36th minute for Paris Saint-Germain against Liverpool at Parc des Princes on Wednesday night. The 26-year-old had drawn level with the previous 30 goals record set by AC Milan legend Kaka last month when he scored a hat-trick in PSG's 6-1 demolition of Red Star Belgrade in Serbia. That goals also saw the Brazilian footballer become the 20th player to reach 30 goals in Europe's premier club competition.
Mbappe Injured As France See Off Uruguay
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Mbappe Injured As France See Off Uruguay

A shoulder injury to Kylian Mbappe overshadowed France’s 1-0 friendly win over Uruguay at the Stade de France on Tuesday as Didier Deschamps’ world champions ended the year on a high note. Mbappe had to be replaced in the first half after a nasty fall, continuing a miserable night for his Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel after the German had already seen Neymar hobble off injured early in Brazil’s friendly with Cameroon in Milton Keynes. PSG face Liverpool in a crucial Champions League clash at the Parc des Princes on November 28. When asked if he could give “reassuring news” about Mbappe in his press conference, France coach Deschamps said: “Not necessarily reassuring, but not worrying either. “He had some shoulder pain after his fall and he has to have tests tomorrow (Wednes...
Mbappe Helps PSG Break 82-Year-Old Record With Four Goals
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Mbappe Helps PSG Break 82-Year-Old Record With Four Goals

Kylian Mbappe tore Lyon to shreds on Sunday with four goals as a 5-0 thrashing at the Parc des Princes saw Paris Saint-Germain set a new French top-flight record of nine straight wins to start a season. Thomas Tuchel’s Ligue 1 leaders broke the 82-year-old record of eight consecutive wins set by Olympique Lillois in 1936, having equalled the mark with their 3-0 victory at Nice last weekend. “Fantastic, incredible. It was super hard in the first half, it was a crazy match,” PSG coach Tuchel told Canal+. A Neymar penalty gave PSG a ninth-minute advantage, but Presnel Kimpembe was sent off just after the half-hour mark to give Lyon hope. Bruno Genesio’s side threw away their man advantage, though, as Lucas Tousart was dismissed, and after missing a string of chances, the sensation...
‘I’m A Better Coach Than Emery? Bullshit!’ Says Zidane
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‘I’m A Better Coach Than Emery? Bullshit!’ Says Zidane

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has dismissed claims that he is a superior tactician to Unai Emery as “bulls**t”. His team saw off the challenge of Emery’s Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 with a 5-2 aggregate win over the Ligue 1 leaders, leading to rumours that the Spaniard will be on his way out of Parc des Princes. Zidane, though, is wary of the fickle nature of the game, having seen his own job come under scrutiny for a poor league performance for the Bernabeu side this term. “So today I’m a better tactician than Emery?” he mused at his press conference ahead of a Saturday meeting with Eibar. “That’s bulls**t! For me, that’s the biggest idiocy. “But OK, we have to accept it because maybe in a few weeks we’ll say that I’m an idiot and that another coach,...
Dani Alves Had Liverpool Agreement And Still Harbours Premier League Ambition
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Dani Alves Had Liverpool Agreement And Still Harbours Premier League Ambition

Dani Alves has revealed that he “pretty much had an agreement with Liverpool” in 2006 and that he still hopes to play in the Premier League. The Brazilian full-back was a much sought-after talent following a productive stint at Sevilla, with Europe’s top clubs clamouring for his signature. Liverpool were among those in the mix and came agonisingly close to pulling off a transfer coup, but were left empty-handed and, two years later, Alves joined Barcelona where he spent eight trophy-laden seasons. “I pretty much had an agreement with Liverpool,” the bucaneering defender told FourFourTwo. "But for whatever reason it didn’t happen at the last moment and I really don’t know why, as I wasn’t the one conducting the negotiations. "I had other people representing me back then. “Something si...
Paris Saint-Germain Star Neymar Dresses As Joker For Halloween
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Paris Saint-Germain Star Neymar Dresses As Joker For Halloween

After helping Paris Saint-Germain to another win, Neymar – dressed as The Joker – turned his focus to a Halloween party. The Brazil international was on the scoresheet as PSG crushed Anderlecht 5-0 in the Champions League at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. But the 25-year-old wasted little time in turning his attentions elsewhere, and his Joker costume was impressive. Neymar showed off his costume – and those of his friends – on Instagram. Neymar and his team-mates will be back in action on Saturday with a Ligue 1 match at Angers.
Golden Boy Mbappe Gets The Fright Of His Life -Ligue 1 Goes Social
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Golden Boy Mbappe Gets The Fright Of His Life -Ligue 1 Goes Social

It’s getting to that time of the year where ghosts and ghouls start to appear everywhere for Halloween celebrations. No-one in Ligue 1 knows that better than Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, who was given the fright of his life by the tricksters at his club. Many members of the PSG squad were pranked by the social media team, who conned them into believing that they were filming a promotion to wish their fans Happy Halloween. Midway through their interviews, all the lights in the room would cut out, leaving the players in pitch darkness. Using an infrared camera, PSG show an actor in ghoulish make up sneak up on their stars to make them jump. While some, like Layvin Kurzawa, took it coolly, others were far more dramatic, with Mbappe the best of these. The teenager literally j...
Mbappe: Neymar Like A Big Brother To Me At PSG
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Mbappe: Neymar Like A Big Brother To Me At PSG

Kylian Mbappe is enjoying playing alongside Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain as the Brazil star is "like a big brother" with the teenage striker. Mbappe joined the Parc des Princes side from Monaco in a deal that will cost around €160 million shortly after Neymar made the switch to the French capital for a world record €222m. The duo have had bright starts to life with Unai Emery's side, with Mbappe scoring four goals in all competitions and Neymar getting 10 in 11. Mbappe expects Neymar to be pivotal in PSG's future as they look to secure their place among Europe's elite, but the 18-year-old is benefiting from his presence off the field too. "He's really behaved like a big brother with me," he told This is Paris. "For me it's great to have a player like him with you every day. "He's rea...
Bomb Found Near PSG Football Ground As 5 People Arrested After Explosives Are Discovered
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Bomb Found Near PSG Football Ground As 5 People Arrested After Explosives Are Discovered

The device, consisting of four gas cylinders covered in petrol were found in the upmarket 16th arrondissement near the Parc des Princes stadium, just hours before PSG were playing a league game. Five men have been arrested, including a known Islamist extremist who was meant to be under surveillance. The four gas cylinders were linked to a ‘mobile phone that could ignite the cylinders so causing an explosion’, said an investigating source in the French capital. Close to 50,000 people arrived at the stadium later on Saturday for the league champions tie against Bordeaux. They included the most expensive multi-millionaire footballers in the world, including the Brazilian Neymar da Silva Santos and France international Kylian Mbappe. ‘The device was soaked in petrol and operational,’ said...
Neymar Annoyed At Media’s Treatment Of His Feud With Edinson Cavani
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Neymar Annoyed At Media’s Treatment Of His Feud With Edinson Cavani

"They invent lots of stories and they talk too much," the forward said in the Parc des Princes mixed zone. "They talk about things they do not know about, trying to get into our dressing room and saying things that are not true." "Everything's fixed," Neyamr said when asked about who will take PSG's next penalty. "I've already spoken about that," he continued before repeating that "they say a lot of things that are not true" and saying that these matters "remain in the dressing room. Everything is decided." The Brazil star preferred to focus on his team's play after they beat Bayern 3-0 and said PSG have "a very high level. We can dream about winning the Champions League because we see ourselves at the same level as the best teams in the competition." While he didn't speak about Cavani ...
Neymar Demands Paris Saint-Germain Sell Edinson Cavani ‘Diario SPORT’
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Neymar Demands Paris Saint-Germain Sell Edinson Cavani ‘Diario SPORT’

Neymar shows his best face off in puclic but behind closed doors that smile transforms. The former Barcelona forward has told Al-Khelaifi that co-existing with Cavani is totally impossible and he's asked for the Uruguay striker to be sold. The ideal scenario would be during the winter transfer market, but having already played in the Champions League, the chances of a sale are reduced. It could happen, therefore, at the end of the season. The PSG president, who made Neymar the most expensive player in the history of football, knows what he has on his plate and before the storm becomes a tsunami, he must take action. Or, to be clearer, he must pick sides. Obviously, in Neymar's favour. Neymar has the support of the Brazilians in the dressing room and has been able to quickly win Kylian M...
Neymar Had To Be Kept Apart From Cavani After Dressing Room Bust-Up ‘L’Equipe’
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Neymar Had To Be Kept Apart From Cavani After Dressing Room Bust-Up ‘L’Equipe’

The two forwards, who combined cost the French giants an eye-watering £253million, had seemed to be striking up a potent partnership after the Brazilian's world-record move from Barcelona this summer. But in their 2-0 victory over Lyon on Sunday, the pair twice argued over who should take a set-piece. And French daily L'Equipe claim the row escalated after the game. Under front-page headline 'Le Clash', the paper claim: 'The unease seen between Neymar and Cavani during the match against Lyon on Sunday night at the Parc des Princes continued in the dressing room. 'Several of their team-mates had to intervene to keep the two South Americans apart.' Two own goals ensured PSG's perfect start to the season continued against Lyon. But it appears all is not well in the French capital among ma...
Barcelona Missed Out On Di Maria By 10 Million Euros
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Barcelona Missed Out On Di Maria By 10 Million Euros

It was only a disagreement over the transfer fee that saw the player stay at the Parc des Princes, despite his requests to the club's hierarchy to allow him to leave. According to L'Equipe, the amount the Catalan club offered for the 29-year-old was 45 million euros, plus 5m euros in add-ons. Yet the Ligue 1 side were looking for 60m euros, an amount that Barcelona were not prepared to pay.
Mbappe: People Should Be Happy To See A Good Player Stay In Ligue 1
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Mbappe: People Should Be Happy To See A Good Player Stay In Ligue 1

It is early Wednesday afternoon, during a crazy and unforgettable day for the new PSG star, who was loaned with a 145 million euro (+35-million-euro bonus) buyout clause in case of Ligue 1 survival. Between his press conference organized by his new club in the Parc des Princes, while surrounded by two hundred journalists, and the inauguration of a small new sports complex in Bondy (Seine-Saint-Denis), the new Parisian striker hosted L’Équipe at the back of the bus made available by his sponsor for his close family and professional entourage, in order to make the trip across the city where he spent his childhood. Relaxed and cheerful despite all the contact and requests made since the morning, he found time to joke in his opening, saying “I’m red-hot and ready to go.” He took the opportuni...
‘He’s No Longer With The Best’ – Wenger Questions Neymar’s Decision To join PSG
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‘He’s No Longer With The Best’ – Wenger Questions Neymar’s Decision To join PSG

Many football stars aspire to play alongside the best talent in the world but Neymar "decided to go the other way", according to Arsene Wenger. Paris Saint-Germain pulled off a stunning coup by luring Neymar from Barcelona for a world-record €222 million in August. He has been joined by Kylian Mbappe at Parc des Princes, having sacrificed the chance to continue his fruitful partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in attack at Camp Nou. Arsenal manager Wenger, speaking to beIN SPORTS, acknowledged his surprise that a global talent in the prime of his career would choose to leave the La Liga giants. "Neymar never expressed exactly in his statement the reasons of his move, because there is always a huge desire for the players to play with the best players," he said. "He decided to ...
Mbappe Vows To Help PSG Team-Mate Neymar Win Ballon d’Or
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Mbappe Vows To Help PSG Team-Mate Neymar Win Ballon d’Or

Kylian Mbappe wants to help Neymar win the Ballon d'Or, following the duo's blockbusting moves to Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar arrived at Parc des Princes from Barcelona for a world-record €222 million while Mbappe, still only 18, has joined on a season-long loan from Ligue 1 champions Monaco - a deal that will be made permanent next year for €180m. Mbappe was officially presented as a PSG player on Wednesday and he and Neymar appeared to hit it off immediately in training as €400m worth of talent shared a laugh and a joke. When asked if winning the Ballon d'Or was in his thoughts, Mbappe said he was hoping to assist his new team-mate in lifting the award, after nine years of dominance enjoyed by Neymar's former fellow La Liga behemoths Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. "No. I already...
Bayern Munich President Hoeness Rules Out Draxler Transfer
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Bayern Munich President Hoeness Rules Out Draxler Transfer

Julian Draxler is not a transfer target for Bayern Munich as Die Roten are already well stocked in forward positions, president Uli Hoeness has said.Germany international Draxler joined Paris Saint-Germain in January and impressed at Parc des Princes with four goals in 12 Ligue 1 appearances last term.However, the arrival of Neymar from Barcelona and the imminent signing of Monaco's teenage prodigy Kylian Mbappe is set to leave the attacking midfielder down Unai Emery's pecking order and there are reports PSG are prepared to cash in to balance the books.Premier League duo Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly long-term admirers, while Bundesliga champions Bayern have been credited with an interest.But Hoeness does not a see a spot in Carlo Ancelotti's squad for Draxler – who has spoken of h...

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