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Ballon d’ Or 2021: ‘The Show must go on’ – Karim Benzema reacts to award snub
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Ballon d’ Or 2021: ‘The Show must go on’ – Karim Benzema reacts to award snub

Real Madrid attacker, Karim Benzema has reacted to finishing in the fourth position in the Ballon d’Or 2021. Benzema ended up behind Chelsea’s Jorginho, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and the winner, Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi. The 2021 Ballon d’ Or was awarded to Messi on Monday in Paris. Reacting, the France international took to his Twitter handle, also thanked everyone who supported him to make the Ballon d’ Or top five this year, adding that the show must go on. Benzema tweeted, “Thanks to everyone who supports me I play football for you and the show must go on #halamadrid #nueve #alhamdulilla.” Benzema had a great year in 2021. The forward almost led Real Madrid to the La Liga title by scoring 23 goals. However, the Los Blanco mis...
Ballon d’ Or 2021: Gary Lineker agrees with Messi over comments on Lewandowski
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Ballon d’ Or 2021: Gary Lineker agrees with Messi over comments on Lewandowski

Former England international, Gary Lineker has agreed with Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi over his comments on Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski after he won the 2021 Ballon d’ Or on Monday in Paris. Messi had called on France Football, the organizers of the Ballon d’Or award, to give Lewandowski the prize for last year. The Argentine said this after beating Lewandowski and Chelsea’s Jorginho to win a record seventh time Ballon d’ Or on Monday night. In his acceptance speech, Messi paid tribute to Lewandowski and said. “Robert, you deserve your Ballon d’Or. “Last year, everyone was in agreement to say that you were the big winner of this award.” However, reacting to the development, Lineker said, “I think last year’s 2020 Ballon d’Or should be retrospectively given to...
Ballon d’ Or 2021: Robert Lewandowski reacts to Lionel Messi’s 7th award
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Ballon d’ Or 2021: Robert Lewandowski reacts to Lionel Messi’s 7th award

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, has congratulated Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi on winning his seventh Ballon d’Or award. Lewandowski also paid tribute to Alexia Putellas, the winner of the women’s Ballon d’Or award, as well as all other nominated players. DAILY POST reports that France Football named Messi as the winner of this year’s Ballon d’Or award. The Argentine finished with 613 points, while runner-up Lewandowski amassed 580. Despite the disappointing loss, Lewandowski took to his Twitter handle to congratulate Messi on winning his seventh Ballon d’Or award. Lewandowski tweeted: “Congratulations Leo Messi and Alexia Putellas, winners of the Ballon d’Or 2021; congratulations also to all nominated players! I won the ‘Striker of the Year’ Award, and ...
Ballon d’Or 2021: Patrice Evra confirms winner of award this year
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Ballon d’Or 2021: Patrice Evra confirms winner of award this year

Former Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra has confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi is all set to win his seventh Ballon d’Or at the gala on Monday. Evra disclosed this in a post via his Instagram account on Sunday. According to him, Messi is set to get his hands on the 2021 Ballon d’ Or ahead of the likes of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Chelsea’s Jorginho, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and others. He wrote, “Congratulations to @leomessi for winning another ballon d’or. Also the people who do not understand me when I speak that sucks my djudju.” The 2021 Ballon d’Or ceremony is set to take place on the 29th of November. The former Barcelona captain led Argentina to a historic Copa America 2021 triumph. Messi is...
Tuchel takes decision on bringing Mbappe to Chelsea
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Tuchel takes decision on bringing Mbappe to Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has decided not to bring Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe to Stamford Bridge next summer. Tuchel coached Mbappe, who has drawn the interest of Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, among others in the past, during his time at PSG. According to El Nacional, Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia, has pulled the club out of the race to sign Mbappe on a free transfer at the end of the season following Tuchel’s concerns with the France forward. The report added that Granovskaia is no longer willing to submit a ‘great offer’ for Mbappe after Tuchel communicated his doubts as to whether or not his former player would cooperate with his tactics at Chelsea. Mbappe has rejected talks to extend his contract with PSG. The 22-year-old has only one year left...
Ballon d’ Or: Samuel Eto’o names player that should win award this year
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Ballon d’ Or: Samuel Eto’o names player that should win award this year

Former Barcelona and Chelsea forward, Samuel Eto’o has backed Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or. Messi is among the 30-man nominees for this year’s Ballon d’ Or. The Argentine captain will battle Chelsea’s Jorginho, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and among others for the 2021 Ballon d’ Or. “[I’d] always [give the Ballon d’ Or to Lionel] Messi, who’s like a little brother to me,” Eto’o told Marca. “I appreciate him very much as a person and as a player. I watched him grow up and I’ve a special love for him.” “For me he is still the best in the world. If we remove Leo, there are others that I like, like Benzema,” Eto’o added. “He’s a player that I love. Cristiano left [Rea...
Ballon d’ Or: Lothar Matthaus names convincing candidate for award
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Ballon d’ Or: Lothar Matthaus names convincing candidate for award

Germany legend, Lothar Matthaus has identified Chelsea’s Jorginho as the convincing candidate to win the Ballon d’ Or this year ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski. Jorginho was recently named among 30-man nominees for this year’s Ballon d’ Or. The Italy international will battle Salah, Messi, Lewandowski, among others, for the Ballon d’ Or. “What Klopp’s superstar Salah has been delivering for a few months is, of course, absolutely world-class,” Matthaus told Sky Sport via Football365. “It’s quite possible that this will help him a lot in his choice of world footballer. But that wasn’t the case for the whole year. In the spring, he and Liverpool had serious problems. “Candidate Jorginho from Chelsea...
Ballon d’ Or: ‘He has to win it’ – Javier Zanetti names player who deserve award
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Ballon d’ Or: ‘He has to win it’ – Javier Zanetti names player who deserve award

Inter Milan legend, Javier Zanetti has named Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi as the player who should win the Ballon d’ Or this year. Zanetti believes his fellow compatriot, Messi has to win the Ballon d’ Or this year because he is still a different player from the rest. Messi, who led Argentina to win the Copa America this year, was recently nominated among a 30-man shortlist to win the Ballon d’ Or this year. The former Barcelona captain has already won the Ballon d’ Or for a record six times in the past. Speaking with Olé, Zanetti said: “For me, Messi has to win the Ballon d’Or because he is still a different player from the rest, always decisive and unbalanced. We are talking about the essence of football. “His numbers are impressive since he started playing footbal...
Ballon d’Or: ‘He has no rival’ – Luis Suarez names player who should win award
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Ballon d’Or: ‘He has no rival’ – Luis Suarez names player who should win award

Atletico Madrid striker, Luiz Suarez, has named Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi as the player who should win the Ballon d’Or this year. Suarez, a former club teammate with Messi at Barcelona, believes the Argentina captain deserves the 2021 Ballon d’Or after leading his country to win the Copa America this year. According to the Uruguay international, Messi has no rival in this year’s Ballon d’Or. Messi was recently named in a 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or this year. The 34-year-old forward has already won the Ballon d’Or for a record six times in the past. Speaking with Olé, Suarez said, “I think Leo deserves to be the Ballon d’Or because he has had a spectacular year on a personal level despite only winning the Copa del Rey with Barcelona. “What he performed...
Cristiano Ronaldo not rated among top five footballers in history
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Cristiano Ronaldo not rated among top five footballers in history

Former Real Madrid and Italy striker, Antonio Cassano, has excluded Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo from his top five football players in history. According to Cassano, Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi; late Argentine legend, Diego Maradona; Dutch legend, Johan Cruyff; and Brazil legends, Pele and Ronaldo Nazario are the greatest players of all-time ahead of Ronaldo. Speaking on Christian Vieiri’s Twitch channel, Bobo TV, via AS, Cassano confidently declared: “Enough theatre. “Is Cristiano Ronaldo the best in the history of football? “He is not even in the top five.” He added, “For me, [Lionel] Messi, Pele, [Diego] Maradona, [Johan] Cruyff and Ronaldo [Nazario] are on another level.” Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’ Or five times in the past. Only Messi has won ...
Ballon d’ Or 2021: Gerard Pique names player that should win award
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Ballon d’ Or 2021: Gerard Pique names player that should win award

Barcelona veteran defender, Gerard Pique has backed Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’ Or this year. Pique, a former club teammate with Messi, believes the Argentine captain deserves the Ballon d’ Or based on criteria. Messi was recently nominated in the 30-man nominees for the 2021 Ballon d’ Or. The PSG number 30 will rival the likes of Chelsea’s Jorginho, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and among others for the Ballon d’ Or this year. The winner for this year’s Ballon d’ will be announced on November 29 in France. Pique was quoted by Sportskeeda as saying: “The Ballon d’Or? If the winner is voted by the criteria, it’s Messi. “If they choose the best in the world, it’s Messi too.” Messi led the Argentina...
Ballon d’ Or: It’s really stupid, doesn’t make any sense – Ex-Chelsea star, Frank slams organizers
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Ballon d’ Or: It’s really stupid, doesn’t make any sense – Ex-Chelsea star, Frank slams organizers

Former Chelsea star, Frank Leboeuf, has slammed Ballon d’Or organizers for their concept of awarding the prestigious prize to individual players in a sport that is regarded as a team effort. Leboeuf compared the Ballon d’Or with awards given to musicians, adding that if an elite musician wins an individual award, his group will not react to it positively. He believes the idea of awarding the Ballon d’Or is really stupid and doesn’t make any sense to him. Recall that the Ballon d’ Or was not handed out last year due to COVID-19 pandemic. 30-man nominees for this year’s Ballon d’ Or was shortlisted last week, which includes Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi, Chelsea’s Jorginho, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and among others. Speaking to ESPN via The Chelsea Chroni...
Ballon d’ Or: I’m conviced – Fabio Cannavaro snubs Jorginho, names player to win award
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Ballon d’ Or: I’m conviced – Fabio Cannavaro snubs Jorginho, names player to win award

Former Real Madrid and Juventus defender, Fabio Cannavaro, has snubbed Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, and named Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi, as the player that should win the Ballon d’ Or this year. Cannavaro, who won the Ballon d’ Or in 2006, said he was convinced Messi will win the Ballon d’ Or this year ahead of Jorginho. Messi won the 2021 Copa America with Argentina, while Jorginho won the Champions League with Chelsea and he was a key player in Italy’s successful Euros title triumph in the summer. Messi and Jorginho were included in this year’s 30-man Ballon d’ Or nominees last week. Both players are expected to rival Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, among others for the...
Arsenal hero, Ian Wright snubs Ronaldo, Messi, names best player in Europe
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Arsenal hero, Ian Wright snubs Ronaldo, Messi, names best player in Europe

Arsenal hero, Ian Wright, has snubbed Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and named Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah as the best player in Europe on current form. Wright believes Salah is “probably” the best player in Europe on current form following his sparkling start to the new season with Liverpool. Salah has been impressive for Liverpool so far this season. The Egyptian international is currently the joint top goal scorer in the Premier League with six goals alongside Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy. The former Chelsea star was also named among the 30-man nominees for this year’s Ballon d’ Or. Asked if Salah is the best player in Europe on current form, Wright told Optus Sport: “Probably at the moment with his form you could put him up ther...
Champions League: Rio Ferdinand blames two players as PSG defeat Man City
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Champions League: Rio Ferdinand blames two players as PSG defeat Man City

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has blamed Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias for Paris Saint-Germain’s opening goal against Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday. PSG defeated Man City in Paris, thanks to two goals from Idrissa Gueye and Lionel Messi. But Ferdinand believes that both Laporte, who failed to close down Kylian Mbappe’s cut-back pass, and Dias could have done more to prevent PSG’s first goal. “If you are Dias, you are screaming at Laporte, get out there now and close him [Kylian Mbappe] down quicker. “Because there are enough white shirts in the box to deal with that situation,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport. “The moment he stands and is in-between, the indecision is a domino effect and leaves everyone else to pick up the pieces.”...
Champions League: I’m in love with Verratti – Guardiola
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Champions League: I’m in love with Verratti – Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said he is “in love” with Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti. Verratti played his part as PSG beat Manchester City 2-0 in a Champions League group fixture on Tuesday. Idrissa Gueye and Lionel Messi scored in either half as the Ligue 1 side claimed a famous victory. “I’m in love with him. He is exceptional. Even under pressure, he manages to find those passes that allow the midfield to be free.
Champions League: Messi has to respect Mbappe at PSG – Anelka
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Champions League: Messi has to respect Mbappe at PSG – Anelka

Former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker, Nicolas Anelka, has said Paris Saint-Germain’s attack should be led by Kylian Mbappe. According to Anelka, Messi “has to serve” Mbappe. Mbappe has been a talismanic figure at PSG since he joined from Monaco in 2017. The 22-year-old boasts of 136 goals from his first 180 games for the club. However, since the arrival of Messi this summer, Mbappe is having to share the spotlight with him and Neymar. It has been suggested that Mauricio Pochettino will need to build his team around Messi in order to deliver the Ligue 1 title and Champions League, but Anelka thinks Mbappe deserves to be the main man in the PSG squad. Anelka told Le Parisien: “Mbappe has to lead the attack because he’s No.1. “Messi was at Barcelona, but now he has to...
Reims vs PSG: Mbappe Shines as Messi Fails to Score during Debut
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Reims vs PSG: Mbappe Shines as Messi Fails to Score during Debut

Lionel Messi was unable to get on the scoresheet during Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win over Reims on Sunday night. The 34-year-old was making his first appearance for the Ligue 1, after arriving as a free agent this summer. Messi started the game on the bench, while Kylian Mbappe and Neymar got the nod from the beginning. By the time he replaced old Barcelona teammate, Neymar just after the hour mark, PSG had already wrapped up the three points. Mbappe scored twice to seal victory for PSG. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have now won four games out of four in the league.
Ballon d’ Or 2021: Cassano reveals what’ll happen if Jorginho wins award ahead of Messi
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Ballon d’ Or 2021: Cassano reveals what’ll happen if Jorginho wins award ahead of Messi

Former Real Madrid striker, Antonio Cassano, has revealed that there would be a “scandal” if the 2021 Ballon d’Or is awarded to Chelsea’s Jorginho ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi. Jorginho has been tipped to win the Ballon d’ Or this year after winning the UEFA Champions and UEFA Super Cup with Chelsea. The midfielder also won the Euro 2020 with the Italy national team after they defeated England on penalties in the final at Wembley. However, Jorginho will have to battle Messi, who won the Copa America with Argentina. Speaking on the development, Cassano told Christian Vieri on Bobo TV Twitch channel, “Remember when I said any journalist who voted for Jorginho as Ballon d’Or should have his licence taken away? “Well, I was in Formentera with my family...
Messi is not the answer to PSG’s problems – Thierry Henry
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Messi is not the answer to PSG’s problems – Thierry Henry

Former Arsenal captain, Thierry Henry, has claimed Lionel Messi is not the answer to Paris Saint-Germain’s problems. Henry hailed Messi as “superhuman”, but feels PSG need to work on their defence if they want to win silverware this season. Messi signed for the Ligue 1 giants on a free transfer after his shock exit from Barcelona, but Henry insists “balance is most important”. Henry said on Amazon Prime: “We are talking about the team in which I played at Barcelona, but people forget to point out that we weren’t conceding a lot of goals. “Teams that don’t concede a lot of goals are not far from the title, or even from the Champions League. “When you have superhuman players, it gets a little easier but when I see how PSG is evolving at the moment, they concede...
Mbappe in £102m move to Real Madrid despite Messi’s signing
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Mbappe in £102m move to Real Madrid despite Messi’s signing

Real Madrid are preparing to test Paris Saint-Germain’s resolve with a £102m bid for Kylian Mbappe, AS reports. Mbappe’s current contract expires in June 2022 and he is yet to commit his future to the Ligue 1 side. PSG risk losing the France forward for free in 12 months’ time. The club believed that Lionel Messi’s arrival would convince Mbappe to sign a new deal, but he is instead “concerned” by the Argentine’s signing. Real Madrid are preparing a last-ditch attempt to sign Mbappe this summer and are prepared to offer a nine-figure sum to PSG. If PSG refuse to sell this year, Real believe Mbappe will join them as a free agent next summer. Mbappe boasts 132 goals from 172 games in a PSG shirt.
Copa America: CONMEBOL announces team for Tournament [Full list]
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Copa America: CONMEBOL announces team for Tournament [Full list]

  CONMEBOL has announced the Copa America 2021 team of the tournament. The Copa America 2021 ended on Sunday morning with Argentina beating Brazil 1-0 in the final. Paris Saint-Germain’s Angel Di Maria scored the only goal of the match in the first half to give Argentina the victory against Brazil. Below is CONMEBOL’s Copa America 2021 team: Forwards: Diaz, Neymar and Messi. Midfielders: Yotun, Casemiro and De Paul. Defenders: Estupinan, Marquinhos, Romero and Isla. Goalkeeper: Martinez
Xavi Simons: Will the PSG wonderkid be able to live up to the hype?
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Xavi Simons: Will the PSG wonderkid be able to live up to the hype?

The 18-year-old has a huge following on social media thanks to his time at Barcelona, and made his first steps into first-team football last season In the aftermath of Paris Saint-Germain's narrow 1-0 win over Caen in the Coupe de France back in February, most of the talk surrounded one major issue. Despite the game coming just a week before PSG's meeting with Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, Mauricio Pochettino had opted to start Neymar against lower-league opposition, only to see the world's most expensive player pick up an injury that would rule him out of facing his former club. That the majority of the attention fell on one ex-Barcelona playmaker meant that a momentous day for another former Blaugrana attacker could have been overlooked.
Euro 2020: Gary Neville blasts ‘clueless’ France after defeat to Switzerland
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Euro 2020: Gary Neville blasts ‘clueless’ France after defeat to Switzerland

  Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has slammed France players following their Euro 2020 defeat to Switzerland on Monday night. Neville said that the match was a mess for France, adding that they were complacent. Switzerland defeated France 5-4 on penalties in Bucharest, Romania, after Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe saw his spot-kick saved by goalkeeper Yann Sommer. The match between the two countries ended in a 3-3 draw after 120 minutes at the National Arena. “I think it was a mess for France tonight, from the first minute,” Neville told ITV. “They thought they could turn up, be complacent, I felt the way they set up in their system was all wrong, the players didn’t have a clue in the first half what they were doing. “That was four out of ...
Samuel Eto’o Names Player that will Take Over from Messi, Ronaldo
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Samuel Eto’o Names Player that will Take Over from Messi, Ronaldo

  Cameroon legend, Samuel Eto’o, has tipped Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe to take over from Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, in the near future. Eto’o believes Mbappe can become a “new God” after Messi and Ronaldo are “tired of giving us these joys.” Mbappe has been widely tipped to follow in Ronaldo and Messi’s footsteps as one of the next dominant football superstars in the world. The 22-year-old, who has been heavily linked with Real Madrid, was in excellent goalscoring form for his club last season. He scored 42 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions for PSG. “Cristiano is another God. Together with Messi, they are the players who mark current football with the highest grades,” Eto’o told Argentine newspaper...
Paul Scholes Hands Man Utd lists of three Players to Sign this Summer
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Paul Scholes Hands Man Utd lists of three Players to Sign this Summer

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has handed a list of three players to the club to sign. Scholes wants Man United to make a move for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Paris Saint-Germain’s Marquinhos this summer transfer window. According to him, Grealish, Sancho and Marquinhos are exactly the types of players Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs at Old Trafford to compete for the Premier League title next season. “I think we need someone who is a creative midfield player. Grealish or Sancho, one of them would be ideal,” Scholes told the Webby & O’Neill show. “It would be great to have a left-footed centre back, but I don’t think it’s needed, I don’t think we are desperate for that. “I would like to see a centre-half co...
Neymar Involved in Tunnel Tussle with Djalo after Red Card for PSG vs Lille
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Neymar Involved in Tunnel Tussle with Djalo after Red Card for PSG vs Lille

The Brazil forward was sent off during the 1-0 defeat and continued the argument as he went down the tunnel Neymar had to be separated from Tiago Djalo in the tunnel after both were shown red cards during Paris Saint-Germain’s loss to Lille. With PSG trailing heading into the final couple of minutes, Neymar and Djalo tussled for the ball near the touchline before the latter was bundled over. In his haste to get the ball, Neymar shoved Djalo to the floor and was shown a second yellow card by referee Benoit Bastien - while the Lille man was also dismissed for a foul-mouthed rant.
Mbappe vs Haaland: Jamie Carragher Names Player Liverpool should sign
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Mbappe vs Haaland: Jamie Carragher Names Player Liverpool should sign

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has named the player the club should sign between Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Liverpool, who are expected to sign a striker in this summer transfer window, have been linked with both Mbappe and Haaland. Mbappe and Haaland are widely regarded as the two best young players in world football. Asked which player Liverpool should sign between Mbappe and Haaland, Carragher told Sky Sports: “I mean I have watched the clips today and I have always gone with Mbappe before, but there’s something about Haaland. “He looks mad, but in a good way. You know, when
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...
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Mbappe Returns to Haunt Monaco, Hits 20th Goal of Season

Kylian Mbappe scored twice to take his season tally to 20 as the French World Cup winner shone in Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-1 rout of his former club Monaco on Wednesday. The victory kept PSG eight points clear at the top. They also registered their 50th goal of the league campaign from 20 matches. Monaco came away from PSG with a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw in the capital last weekend but they posed no similar threat just three days later. Mbappe was on target in the 24th and 90th minutes with Neymar tucking away a penalty in first-half stoppage time. Pablo Sarabia added another in the 73rd minute, just seconds after coming on as a substitute. Ibrahima Bakayoko grabbed a late consolation for Monaco, beating the impressive Kaylor Navas in goal. “In every area, we wer...
Neymar’s Dream of Playing with Hazard Could Happen – Zidane
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Neymar’s Dream of Playing with Hazard Could Happen – Zidane

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has hinted that Eden Hazard and Neymar could play together under him. Earlier this week, Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar spoke of his desire to play with Chelsea star, Hazard, who is believed to be on his way to Spain. When asked if Neymar could realise his wish of featuring in the same side as Hazard in Spain, Zidane told a press conference on Saturday: “Yes. A lot of players want to come here and play for Real Madrid, but let’s see what happens in the future. Refusing to let the Hazard go, reporters pushed Zidane for an answer on whether Hazard could fit in a side with Gareth Bale, as rumours continue to swirl that the Welsh winger would be on the move in the summer. “Yes! All the good players can play together. People told me that I was...
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’s Team to Face Manchester United Revealed
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PSG’s Team to Face Manchester United Revealed

Edinson Cavani is set to make his return from a hip injury, in the second leg of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League Round of 16 clash with Manchester United. PSG manager, Thomas Tuchel, is expected to continue Julian Draxler in the No 10 role, while Angel Di Maria will line up on the left wing and Dani Alves plays out of position on the other flank in support of Kylian Mbappe. Dani Alves has been overlooked in favour of Thilo Kehrer at right-back recently, while Presnel Kimpembe has been partnering Thiago Silva in central defence. This has allowed Marquinhos to move forward into midfield alongside Marco Verratti, with the duo compensating for the absence of Adrien Rabiot who is currently frozen out with the reserves. Juan Bernat was preferred to Layvin Kurzawa at left-b...
Silva Confirms Everton Rejected PSG Bid for Gueye
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Silva Confirms Everton Rejected PSG Bid for Gueye

Paris Saint-Germain's attempt to bolster their midfield with Idrissa Gueye has failed, as Marco Silva says a bid for him was turned down. Everton manager Marco Silva has confirmed the club have rejected a bid from Paris Saint-Germain for combative midfielder Idrissa Gueye. Although cruising towards back-to-back Ligue 1 title triumphs, PSG find themselves in a difficult position with their midfield options. Lassana Diarra is reportedly mulling over retirement, Adrien Rabiot has been ostracised after refusing to sign a new contract and is expected to leave, while Marco Verratti is suffering from an ankle injury. It is no secret the club are looking for reinforcements, with Zenit's Leandro Paredes also mooted as a target, but Gueye – for whom PSG are said to have offered £...

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