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De Bruyne Injury Concern For City Ahead Of PSG Tie
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De Bruyne Injury Concern For City Ahead Of PSG Tie

Manchester City suffered a major injury scare just 11 days before the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain as Kevin De Bruyne was forced off with an ankle injury in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea. The Belgium playmaker came off worst in a challenge with N'Golo Kante just two minutes into the second-half and hobbled off to be replaced by Phil Foden. City reached the last four of the Champions League for the first time in five seasons under Pep Guardiola with victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. However, the loss of De Bruyne would be a huge blow to City's hopes of winning European football's premier club competition for the first time. PSG host the runaway Premier League leaders on April 28 with the return leg at th...
UCL: Stuart Pearce Predicts Teams to Win Champions League Semi-finals
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UCL: Stuart Pearce Predicts Teams to Win Champions League Semi-finals

  Former England defender, Stuart Pearce has tipped Chelsea to beat Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League. He also predicted an all-English final. Chelsea face Real Madrid in one of the semi-finals, while Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain will battle for a place in the final. Pearce described Thomas Tuchel’s side as a team to beat at the moment as they are set to face Spanish side. Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-final to book their place in the final four. Chelsea got past Porto 2-1 on aggregate on Tuesday night as they continue to thrive under Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel’s side will also face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday in what could be a precursor to an all-English Champions League final. “W...
UCL: Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand Predict Teams that’ll Play Champions League Final
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UCL: Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand Predict Teams that’ll Play Champions League Final

  Former England stars, Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen have shared their separate opinions regarding which team will make it to the final of the Champions League. Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are the four teams in the semi-finals. Chelsea will play Real Madrid while Manchester City tackle PSG in the next stage. Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate and will go on to face Thomas Tuchel’s men. Chelsea had earlier beaten Porto 2-1 on aggregate with Mauricio Pochettino’s knocking out Bayern Munich. Manchester City joined them in the other semi-final after beating Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on aggregate, fighting back from a goal down to win 2-1 on Wednesday night courtesy of goals from Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden. Former Liver...
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...
PSG Knock Holders Bayern out on Away Goals
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PSG Knock Holders Bayern out on Away Goals

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

  Bayern Munich’s squad to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie on Tuesday night in France has been confirmed. Bayern Munich manager, Hans-Dieter Flick, released a list of 19 players to tackle PSG in a tweet via the club’s official Twitter handle. Flick’s men had lost 3-2 against PSG in the first-leg last week in Germany. Bayern head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Union Berlin in their previous game on Saturday. Bayern’s squad against PSG: Neuer, Nubel, Pavard, Kimmich, Martinez, Sane, Choupo-Moting, Boateng, Goretzka, Davies, Sarr, Hernandez, Nianzou, Muller, Alaba, Coman, Musiala, Stanisic and Zaiser. The kick-off time for PSG vs Bayern is 8 pm.
Barcelona topple Real Madrid as world’s richest club, Man Utd drop
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Barcelona topple Real Madrid as world’s richest club, Man Utd drop

  Barcelona have climbed above Real Madrid to take the number one spot in Forbes’ Football Rich List. Real topped the rankings two years ago, which was the last time the list was published. However, Barca now have a valuation of $4.76 billion (£3.46bn) to take first place. Manchester United (£3.05billion) have dropped out of the top three, while Liverpool have climbed three places. Premier League champions Liverpool (£2.98billion) are in fifth, with Manchester City,Chelsea and Arsenal ranked sixth, seventh and eighth respectively. Here’s the full list below, according to Forbes: 1. Barcelona – $4.76billion (£3.46bn) 2. Real Madrid – $4.75billion (£3.46bn) 3. Bayern Munich – $4.22billion (£3.07bn) 4. Manchester United – $4.2billion (£3.06bn) 5. Live...
Champions League: Lewandowski Returns To Bayern Munich Training
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Champions League: Lewandowski Returns To Bayern Munich Training

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, got back to preparing on Monday after a knee injury. Nonetheless, the Bundesliga champions have governed him out of their Champions League quarter-last second leg at Paris Saint-Germain. Bayern say Lewandowski "isn't accessible" for Tuesday's down in Paris. The holders need to upset a 3-2 loss from the primary leg. Lewandowski harmed tendons in his correct knee a fortnight back while on global obligation with Poland. Bayern's clinical staff at first projected he would be out for about a month, yet the 32-year-old participated in drills on Monday during a snowfall in Munich. Lewandowski has scored 35 association objectives this season. Robert Lewandowski plays the position Forward, is 32 years old and 185cm tall, weights 79...
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.
Neymar Caught Watching illegal Stream with X-rated Images of Women Popping up
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Neymar Caught Watching illegal Stream with X-rated Images of Women Popping up

Neymar was left red-faced after he was caught watching an illegal stream with X-rated images of female porn stars popping up in the corner. The Brazilian footballer wasn't involved in Paris Saint-Germain's 4-1 win against Strasbourg on Sunday April 11, due to suspension and decided to watch a game from Brazil on his laptop instead. While watching the match, it became clear the stream Neymar had chosen to watch was dodgy, with pop-ups for "sexy singles" appearing at the top of the screen. One pop-up advertised someone called Nina, a 28-year-old woman who appeared to be just 1km away from the 29-year-old superstar. Social media users were quick to point out the x-rated images popping up on the footballer's screen. One wrote: "Dude is a multi millionaire and still u...
Juventus Offer Everton Four First-team Players in Exchange for Kean
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Juventus Offer Everton Four First-team Players in Exchange for Kean

Juventus is so desperate to re-sign former striker Moise Kean and will offer Everton four first-team players, according to Tuttosport. It is understood that the four players Juventus will offer Everton to force the deal are Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Merih Demiral and Douglas Costa. Kean is currently on loan at Paris Saint-Germain from Everton. The 21-year-old is a product of Juventus’ academy, but the Serie A champions sold him to Everton for €30million in 2019. The Italy international left Goodison Park after just one season to join PSG on a loan deal. The forward is expected to return to Everton at the end of the season. However, PSG remains interested in making Kean’s move permanent.
Champions League: Chelsea hero, Frank Names Favourite Clubs to win Trophy
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Champions League: Chelsea hero, Frank Names Favourite Clubs to win Trophy

Chelsea hero, Frank Lebouef, has named Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain as the favourites clubs to win the Champions League ahead of the Blues this season. Leboeuf feels Chelsea is far away from winning the Champions League this season despite beating Porto 2-0 in the quarter-final first-leg on Wednesday. “You can say you have a feeling, but you cannot say Chelsea has a chance to win the Champions League, You have to be far away from really thinking that,” Leboeuf told ESPN. “Of course, in one game, you do not know what can happen and it happened for them when they played Bayern Munich in 2012, playing the final in Munich. It is possible. “But they’ll have to be more consistent up front, stronger in the middle of the park to just hope of winning someth...
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...
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...
What I told Chelsea players after 5-2 defeat to West Brom – Thomas Tuchel
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What I told Chelsea players after 5-2 defeat to West Brom – Thomas Tuchel

  Thomas Tuchel haa revealed what he told Chelsea players after their shock 5-2 defeat in the Premier League at home to West Brom on Saturday. The former Paris Saint-Germain boss said he had some quick words with the players which was majorly to calm them down and prepare them for more to come. Being their first loss in 14 games, the manager said he made the player understand that they have to accept and find a away to deal with it. Since taken over from Frank Lampard towards the end of January, Thomas Tuchel’s Blues kept over 7 clean sheets and had 14 matches unbeaten run in all competitions. The German gaffer also said that he will digest the game later once they are less ‘emotional’. Chelsea took at Stamford Bridge through Christian Pulisic but the game flippe...
PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat
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PSG vs Lille: Pochettino Criticizes Neymar, Others after Ligue 1 Home Defeat

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has criticized his players, including Neymar, after his side’s Ligue 1, 1-0 home defeat against Lille on Saturday. Pochettino explained that PSG players didn’t create enough chances against Lille, adding that they showed a lack of aggression in the final third of the encounter against the visitors. Jonathan David’s first-half goal gave Lille all three points against PSG at the Parc des Princes as Neymar, and Tiago Djalo were sent off late in the second half of the match. The result means PSG are in the second position on the Ligue 1 table with 3 points behind leaders Lille after 31 games. “We didn’t score, and they did. They created fewer chances than us, but they were more clinical in front of goal,” Pochettino said at his ...
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.
Chelsea Favorites To Land Sergio Aguero
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Chelsea Favorites To Land Sergio Aguero

Chelsea lead the race to sign Sergio Aguero as Manchester City's record scorer wants to STAY in England with Blues primed to land this summer's hottest free transfer Sergio Aguero is determined to continue his career in the Premier League and Chelsea are in prime position to land this summer’s hottest free transfer. The greatest goalscorer in Manchester City’s history will leave the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season, bringing an end to a decade of outstanding service. City announced on Monday that they will mark Aguero’s contribution to the club by building him a statue. But leaving City does not necessarily mean he is leaving the English game. Aguero will have offers from all around the world, including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, but his preference would b...
Sergio Aguero’s Preferred Club Revealed as he Leaves Man City
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Sergio Aguero’s Preferred Club Revealed as he Leaves Man City

Departing Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, will join Barcelona this summer as other top European sides, Chelsea, Manchester United, Inter and Paris Saint-Germain, also show huge interest, according to Marca. Manchester City at the weekend announced that the record goalscorer will leave the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season when his contract expires. The Argentine, who remains one of the dreaded strikers in the English top-flight, arguably one of the Premier League’s best-ever strikers, will not be short of offers ahead of the summer. The football site reports that the Argentina international has already chosen Barcelona as his next destination and the La Liga club’s board is keen on the free transfer. According to the report, Aguero wants to link up with fellow...
Ex-PSG Player, Jean-Pierre Adams Has Been In Coma For 39 Years
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Ex-PSG Player, Jean-Pierre Adams Has Been In Coma For 39 Years

Jean-Pierre Adams, a former centre-back for Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team, is still in a coma 39 years after a knee operation went horribly wrong Former Paris Saint-Germain player Jean-Pierre Adams is still in a coma, 39 years after receiving aesthetic prior to a knee operation. Adams' career was going well, he had played more than 120 times for Nice and had spent three seasons at PSG, as well as 22 appearances for the French national side. After spending the entirety of his career in France, he retired in 1981 after a brief stint with local amateurs FC Chalon. But just a year later, his life was cruelly derailed after a botched operation on his knee. Adams was scheduled to go under the knife after rupturing a ligament in his knee, but the anaesthetist...
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...
Uruguay Coach Tells Cavani to leave Man United
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Uruguay Coach Tells Cavani to leave Man United

  Uruguay’s assistant coach, Mario Rebollo, has urged Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani, to leave Old Trafford and moved to Boca Juniors. Cavani has been heavily linked with a return to South America despite joining Man United on a free transfer last October from Paris Saint-Germain. The 34-year-old’s father, Luis, has hit out at his treatment at Man United and claimed the former Paris Saint-Germain star wants to be “comfortable” as he talked up a summer exit. However, speaking on the development, Rebollo told 2 De Punta, “It helps the national team if Cavani goes to Boca or wherever. “The priority is that he plays where he is comfortable and with a good competitive level. If he’s close to here, it’d be great, but if he’s not comfortable, he will not bear it...
Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes First Footballer To Earn Crypto
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Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes First Footballer To Earn Crypto

The world’s highly respected footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo collected about 770 Fan Tokens JUV ahead of Juventus’ match against Benevento on Sunday as a way of marking his record-breaking goal milestone. It’s the first time a footballer has been rewarded with Crypto which is becoming prominent in terms of fan interaction into the world’s most popular sport. Fan Tokens like $JUV permits Juventus fans to interact extensively with their football club and participate in various decisions through the Socios app. At the time of writing Chiliz the sport-based crypto, trading at $0.550926 with a daily trading volume of $1.07 Billion. Chiliz is up 0.03% for the day and currently has a market value of $3.077 Billion. The five-time ”World football of the year” would collect 770 JUV ...
Arteta Expresses Interest in Managing PSG
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Arteta Expresses Interest in Managing PSG

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has expressed an interest in coaching Paris Saint-Germain in future. Arteta sent one year on loan at PSG between 2001 and 2002. During his spell in France, he won the Intertoto Cup before leaving Barcelona for Rangers. His history with the Ligue 1 club has led to links with a possible return. Arteta was in December mentioned as a potential candidate when Thomas Tuchel was sacked, before Mauricio Pochettino was appointed. “I love Paris, I love Paris,” Arteta told BeIN Sports FR. “I have very good memories from over there. It was my first club as a professional. The club is always in my heart. “You never know, but I have a lot of work to do (at Arsenal).”  
Thiago Silva Takes Decision on Chelsea Future
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Thiago Silva Takes Decision on Chelsea Future

  Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, will sign a one-year contract extension at Stamford Bridge, Le10Sport reports. Silva signed an initial 12-month deal when he joined from Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent last summer. Despite suffering from injury problems, the Brazilian has shown he has lost little of his quality. Silva worked under Thomas Tuchel in Paris and the German tactician appreciates the defender’s leadership, even if he has not been able to call on him as much as he’d like in recent weeks. Chelsea inserted a 12-month extension option in Silva’s initial deal, but it required both sides to agree in order for it to be activated. Silva believes he has more to give and has agreed to extend his deal, meaning he will stay at Chelsea until he is at least 37....
Messi will play with Neymar again – Football agent
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Messi will play with Neymar again – Football agent

  Neymar’s former agent has hinted that the Paris Saint-Germain forward will play with Lionel Messi at Barcelona again. There are rumours about Messi moving over to PSG having refused to sign a new contract with Ronald Koeman’s side but Andre Cury believes Neymar will return to Barcelona instead. Cury, Neymar’s former agent, is backing Joan Laporta to arrange a reunion for the pair at Camp Nou. Cury thinks there is a far greater chance of the Brazilian star returning to the Catalan outfit than Messi leaving for PSG. “Neymar has an open door at Barcelona, their fans know he made a mistake and even he recognised it some time later,” Cury told Argentine publication El Litoral. “Two years ago, Neymar formally asked me to return to Barcelona,” adding that re-elected p...
PSG Told to Sign Messi, Ronaldo to Play in Attack with Neymar, Mbappe
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PSG Told to Sign Messi, Ronaldo to Play in Attack with Neymar, Mbappe

  Paris Saint-Germain has been told to seize their ‘once in a lifetime opportunity to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi from Juventus and Barcelona respectively. Former Tottenham star, Jamie O’Hara made the call, adding that the French champions have the financial power to sign both superstars this summer. Ronaldo and Messi have been rumoured to be seeking moves away from their various clubs The Argentina captain has long been linked with a move to PSG having expressed his unhappiness with how Barcelona was being run last year. Ronaldo, meanwhile, will reportedly be allowed to leave Juventus this summer if a £25 million bid comes in and has been linked with a return to Real Madrid. But O’Hara believes that the Ligue 1 giants have the financial power and sho...
Top 5 Highest Paid Footballers in Europe Emerge
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Top 5 Highest Paid Footballers in Europe Emerge

  Europe’s highest paid top footballers have been revealed with Barcelona’s Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo taking the lead. Messi is however, earning astonishingly more than twice the wages of his rival. Recall that Messi’s Barcelona contract details were leaked earlier in the year and it was the biggest deal in sporting history. And now French outlet, L’Equipe reports that the Argentina International’s salary breaks down to an incredible weekly wage of £2.1 million which is about £108.2 million yearly income. Ronaldo is second on the list with £900,000 weekly from Juventus, according to L’Equipe and earns £46.7 million per year. This is less than half of Messi’s salary. Brazilian international and Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, occupies the third...
UEFA Champions League Draw: No All-english Tie, As Bayern Faces PSG
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UEFA Champions League Draw: No All-english Tie, As Bayern Faces PSG

Liverpool have been paired with Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, while Manchester City will take on Borussia Dortmund. Elsewhere, Chelsea must try and navigate a route past surprise package Porto and there will be a re-match between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain – the two finalists from 2020. All contests at this stage of elite European competition are mouth-watering, but the draw for the last eight has thrown up some intriguing tussles. Liverpool and Real Madrid have plenty of history, with the Blancos emerging victorious against the Reds in the 2018 final as they conquered the continent for a 13th time, and will be expected to produce more fireworks when they lock horns. Manchester City remain in the hunt for a historic quadruple this s...
Juventus To Accept £25m Bid For Ronaldo
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Juventus To Accept £25m Bid For Ronaldo

Serie A giant Juventus are reportedly prepared to accept as little as £25million for Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. The 36-year-old joined Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018, with Old Lady chiefs hopeful that he could help them to clinch an elusive Champions League title. However, Juventus’s performances in Europe’s top competition have dramatically slumped since Ronaldo’s arrival, with the Italians failing to advance past the quarter-finals in each of the last three seasons. At the age of 36, Ronaldo is proving a incredibly expensive asset, with his £28m-per-year salary significantly dwarfing the earnings of his team-mates. And reports in Italy suggest that Juventus are tempted to cut Ronaldo loose this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain interested in landing the five-time Ba...
Champions League quarter-final: Tuchel Names Club he Doesn’t want Chelsea to Face
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Champions League quarter-final: Tuchel Names Club he Doesn’t want Chelsea to Face

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted he does not want to face his former club Paris Saint-Germain, in the quarter-final of the Champions League. The Blues booked their place in the last eight, thanks to a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmeri got the goals on the night, as Chelsea progressed on a 3-0 aggregate. Tuchel’s men now go straight into Friday’s draws, where they could face PSG, Bayern Munich, Manchester City or Liverpool. “The draw? I am not sure that I want to come across PSG because they are strong,” Tuchel told RMC. PSG eliminated Barcelona in the round of 16.
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...
Wan-Bissaka Names Toughest Player he ever Faced
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Wan-Bissaka Names Toughest Player he ever Faced

Manchester United fullback, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, has named Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar as his toughest opponent. According to the 23-year-old, facing Neymar can be “quite challenging”. Since securing a £50 million move to Old Trafford in the summer of 2019, Wan-Bissaka has lined up against some of the finest talents in English and European football. But when asked by United’s official website to pick out his most testing opponent, Wan-Bissaka said: “I’d say Neymar. “That was a player that was quite challenging, but I was always up for it, and I enjoyed it, the experience, to be playing against him. That meant a lot.” United was paired with PSG in the group stages of the 2020/2021 Champions League.
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...
Griezmann Subtly Blames Messi for Barcelona’s Defeat to PSG
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Griezmann Subtly Blames Messi for Barcelona’s Defeat to PSG

  Barcelona forward, Antoine Griezmann has partly blamed teammate Lionel Messi for the team’s exit from the Champions League on Wednesday night. While the first leg ended 4-1 in favour of Paris Saint-Germain in Camp Nou, the reverse fixture ended one goal apiece between the two sides. Barcelona could not make it beyond the last 16 of the competition joining another top side, Juventus who were knocked out by FC Porto earlier on Tuesday. Messi missed from the spot in the 45th minute of the game, a goal that would have turned things around for the visitors. And Griezmann believes that Messi’s missed spot kick and a couple of other wasted opportunities did not help the team’s course of upturning the result. The Frenchman told the press, “It’s a real shame, I’d say th...
Messi Buys A House In European City As Barcelona Contract Nears Expiration Date
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Messi Buys A House In European City As Barcelona Contract Nears Expiration Date

According to Don Balon, Barcelona icon Lionel Messi has already bought a house in Paris ahead of a summer switch to PSG. It’s the worst kept secret in football that Messi’s contract with Barcelona ends in the summer. As you’d expect, when arguably the greatest player of all-time could be available on a free transfer, it gets people talking. As reported, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are two clubs who have been mentioned as potential destinations for Messi. Unsurprisingly, too. There’s a short list of clubs who can realistically afford to sign Messi, and they’re both on it. However, Don Balon’s report claims that Messi is to snub a move to the Premier League in favour of moving to Paris, where he has already bought a house. Joan Laporta has only just ...
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.
Cavani Takes Decision to Leave Man United for Boca Juniors
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Cavani Takes Decision to Leave Man United for Boca Juniors

  Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani, wants to leave the club after just a season at Old Trafford, according to the Argentine outlet, Ole. Cavani wants to return to South America to fulfil a boyhood dream by seeing his career at Boca Juniors this summer. The former Napoli star has asked Boca Juniors who his team-mates would be next season and asked for assurances that they could make signings to challenge for the Copa Libertadores title. The Uruguayan is willing to take a huge cut on his £210,000-a-week wages to ensure the move goes smoothly. Cavani will demand a three-year contract worth the equivalent of what he would earn at Man United in a single season. Recall that Boca Juniors have shown interest in signing Cavani in the past, with the report previou...
Man City vs Man United: De Gea Set to Join PSG
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Man City vs Man United: De Gea Set to Join PSG

Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, is set to leave the club for Paris Saint-Germain as replacement Keylor Navas. The Sun (UK) reports that the Spaniard is now a top transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain De Gea, who spent 10 years at Old Trafford is wanted by Mauricio Pochettino to replace Navas. De Gea has seen his position come under pressure from Dean Henderson, but the veteran has thus far kept his starting job. Following the outstanding performance from Henderson, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, had at the weekend confirmed De Gea will be given an extended break, following the birth of his first child. De Gea flew back to Spain to be with his girlfriend for the birth of Yanay. This means that the young England goalkeeper will be in goal...
Champions League: Micah Richards Names Club that will Win Trophy
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Champions League: Micah Richards Names Club that will Win Trophy

Former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, has named reigning champions, Bayern Munich, as the club that will win this season’s Champions League. Richards believes Bayern Munich are favourites to win the Europe top-flight tournament, followed by Man City and then Paris Saint-Germain. Bayern Munich already have one foot in the last-8 after they thrashed Lazio 4-1 in the round of 16 first leg last month. Man City and PSG both won their first leg fixtures against Borussia Monchengladbach and Barcelona, respectively, putting themselves in pole positions to progress to the last-8. “My top three would be PSG third, Man City second at this moment in time and then Bayern,” Richards told CBS Sports’ ‘¡Qué Golazo Podcast! ‘. “But I don’t want to get too excited because we ha...
Neymar Preparing to Face Barcelona in Return leg
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Neymar Preparing to Face Barcelona in Return leg

  Paris Saint-Germain could have Neymar available, for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Barcelona next Wednesday. Neymar has been left out of the squad to play Brest in the Coupe de France on Saturday. But he has returned to partial training and manager Mauricio Pochettino is “very happy” with his recovery. Neymar has not played for PSG since suffering an injury in the 1-0 cup win over Caen on February 10 and missed out as they beat his former side 4-1 at Camp Nou. Speaking in a press conference on Friday, PSG coach Pochettino said: “He will not be here tomorrow but we are very happy with his development and we will see in the days to come if he can be part of the squad against Barcelona.”
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.”
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel downplays Comparison With Klopp
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Liverpool vs Chelsea: Thomas Tuchel downplays Comparison With Klopp

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that he and Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, are “not half as close as everybody thinks”. Tuchel and Klopp have often been compared, having both managed Mainz and Dortmund before leaving the Bundesliga for Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool, respectively. The Blues boss won two Ligue 1 titles during his time at PSG, while Klopp secured Champions League and Premier League with Liverpool. The German coaches will face each other when Liverpool hosts Chelsea on Thursday night in the Premier League at Anfield. “It’s nice to be compared because [Klopp] he’s one of the best coaches in Europe,” Tuchel told Sky Sports News. “On the one hand, it is nice because it tells you you have reached a certain level, and then at some point, it is ...
Koeman Reacts as Barcelona Defeat Sevilla, Warns Against PSG
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Koeman Reacts as Barcelona Defeat Sevilla, Warns Against PSG

  Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, has reacted to his side’s 3-0 win over Sevilla in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg clash on Wednesday night at Camp Nou. Koeman also warned that it would be difficult for Barcelona to overcome Paris Saint-Germain after losing 4-1 against the Ligue 1 champions in the Champions League round of 16 first leg tie last month. Three goals from Ousmane Dembele, Gerard Pique and Martin Braithwaite ensured Barcelona defeated Sevilla to qualify for the final on 3-2 aggregates after losing 2-0 in the first leg last February. “It is easier to come back from 2-0 than to come back from 1-4,” Koeman told reporters after the game. “PSG have a great team and great players. We will start the game to win, to see if there is a chance to go through....
Hector Bellerin Has Reportedly Already Agreed To Leave Arsenal This Summer
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Hector Bellerin Has Reportedly Already Agreed To Leave Arsenal This Summer

Hector Bellerin is reportedly certain to head for the exit door at Arsenal in the summer transfer window. The Spain international is currently Mikel Arteta's first-choice right-back and has made 27 appearances in all competitions this term, although he continues to be criticised by a portion of the Arsenal fanbase. Bellerin was linked with an exit last summer but ended up remaining at the Emirates Stadium after conversations with Arteta, who supposedly convinced him to stay on in North London for one more season. According to ESPN, as Bellerin has fulfilled Arteta's wishes by staying loyal to the Gunners this season, the Arsenal manager will not stand in his way if he wants to move on - an outcome which both sides are expecting. The 25-year-old has been at Arsenal since the a...
Rio Ferdinand Names Man City’s Two Biggest Threats to Winning Champions League
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Rio Ferdinand Names Man City’s Two Biggest Threats to Winning Champions League

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has named Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, as the two biggest threats to Manchester City winning the Champions League this year. City beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 comfortably on Wednesday, in the first leg of their last-16 tie. Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus scored to wrap up a routine win for the Premier League leaders. Pep Guardiola’s men are now in a strong position to reach the quarter-finals with a home leg to come. Given City’s dominance in the Premier League, many are tipping them to finally go all the way in Europe’s premier competition. But Ferdinand thinks both PSG and Bayern can cause them issues in the later rounds. He said on BT Sport: “I think Bayern have got the experience and the ...
Lucas Digne signs new Everton contract
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Lucas Digne signs new Everton contract

Lucas Digne has signed a new long-term contract with Everton, committing his future to the Club until the end of June 2025. The France international left-back says the Blues’ big ambition, coupled with the “love supporters show me every day”, made penning an extended deal an easy decision. Digne, who likened his bond with Everton to “an amazing wedding”, won major honours with former clubs Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona. And the 27-year-old is convinced Everton boast the manager, talent and infrastructure to add to his trophy haul. Digne joined from Barcelona in summer 2018 and in 97 Everton appearances has directly contributed to 24 goals, scoring five and assisting 19. “The fans made me feel at home from the beginning, they showed me big love and created a song for ...
Hector Bellerin Considering Arsenal Exit
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Hector Bellerin Considering Arsenal Exit

Hector Bellerin is reportedly considering leaving Arsenal amid interest from French club Paris Saint-Germain. Bellerin, 25, has been with the Gunners since he joined from Barcelona as a 16-year-old and has become a key player for the London club in recent years. However, CBS Sports reports that Bellerin is keen on a fresh challenge and is ready to consider leaving Arsenal this summer. PSG manager and former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is understood to be an admirer of the Spaniard, who has two-and-a-half years remaining on his current contract. Barcelona, as well as at least two other clubs in Serie A, are also believed to be monitoring the situation and will look to try and persuade the right-back to leave London this summer. Mikel Arteta is hoping th...
Champions League is Not My Priority – Chelsea Manager, Tuchel
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Champions League is Not My Priority – Chelsea Manager, Tuchel

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said the Champions League is not a priority for him. Tuchel stated this on the eve of their last-16 first leg against Atlético Madrid on Tuesday. According to the German who reached the final last season with Paris Saint-Germain, the competition will not take precedence over others. “My priority is the next game we play. “That has never been different and hopefully will never change. It is exactly what I expect from my players and my teams: that when we wear a Chelsea shirt, we play a Chelsea game and that means we play to win and give 100 per cent of effort and intensity. “It’s very nice and exciting to play Champions League games in the knockout stages, but there is no preference,” Tuchel said.

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