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Neymar turns it on as seven-up PSG destroy Celtic

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar was back in the mood with the Brazilian scoring twice to set up Paris Saint-Germain’s comeback from behind as they hammered a shellshocked Celtic 7-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Moussa Dembele had put the visitors ahead inside a minute at the Parc des Princes, but Neymar’s brace soon turned the game around and both Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe added goals of their own before the interval.

Boateng lifts lid on Ancelotti’s Bayern exit

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng has lifted the lid on Carlo Ancelotti’s team selection for what turned out to be the manager’s last match in charge, a Champions League thrashing in Paris.

Bayern were hammered 3-0 at the end of September as Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar netted for Paris Saint-Germain after Ancelotti dropped five stars from his starting line-up, including Boateng.

Boateng lifts lid on Ancelotti’s Bayern exit

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng has lifted the lid on Carlo Ancelotti’s team selection for what turned out to be the manager’s last match in charge, a Champions League thrashing in Paris.

Bayern were hammered 3-0 at the end of September as Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar netted for Paris Saint-Germain after Ancelotti dropped five stars from his starting line-up, including Boateng.

PSG, Bayern Munich reach Champions League last 16 as Manchester United edge closer

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Paris (AFP) – Layvin Kurzawa scored an unlikely hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain powered into the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 5-0 rout of Anderlecht, while Bayern Munich joined them in the knockout stage.

Marco Verratti curled in a terrific opening goal - his first in Europe since September 2014 - on the half-hour at the Parc des Princes, with Brazilian superstar Neymar firing in a second before the break.

PSG, Bayern reach Champions League last 16 as Manchester United edge closer

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Paris (AFP) – Layvin Kurzawa scored an unlikely hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain powered into the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 5-0 rout of Anderlecht, while Bayern Munich joined them in the knockout stage.

Marco Verratti curled in a terrific opening goal - his first in Europe since September 2014 - on the half-hour at the Parc des Princes, with Brazilian superstar Neymar firing in a second before the break.

PSG, Bayern reach Champions League last 16 as Manchester United edge closer

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Paris (AFP) – Layvin Kurzawa scored an unlikely hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain powered into the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 5-0 rout of Anderlecht, while Bayern Munich joined them in the knockout stage.

Marco Verratti curled in a terrific opening goal - his first in Europe since September 2014 - on the half-hour at the Parc des Princes, with Brazilian superstar Neymar firing in a second before the break.

PSG without Dani Alves against Marseille

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain will have to do without Dani Alves for Sunday’s Ligue 1 encounter with eternal rivals Marseille, the club announced.

PSG said that Alves was currently undergoing “treatment” without specifying the extent of the problem, and so the Belgian international Thomas Meunier is likely to start Sunday night’s match at the Velodrome at right-back.

‘Complete’ Mbappe praised after PSG beat Bayern

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe was singled out for praise despite being the only member of Paris Saint-Germain’s superstar attack who didn’t score in Wednesday’s big Champions League win over German giants Bayern Munich.

Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar netted as PSG eased to a 3-0 victory at Parc des Princes to make it two wins from two games in Group B and take a huge step towards progressing to the last 16.

‘Complete’ Mbappe praised after PSG beat Bayern

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe was singled out for praise despite being the only member of Paris Saint-Germain’s superstar attack who didn’t score in Wednesday’s big Champions League win over German giants Bayern Munich.

Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar netted as PSG eased to a 3-0 victory at Parc des Princes to make it two wins from two games in Group B and take a huge step towards progressing to the last 16.

Alves urges ‘friend’ Neymar to show courage

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – Veteran Brazil international full-back Dani Alves said he is hopeful superstar Neymar will join him at Paris Saint Germain but insisted he isn’t using his personal friendship to sway the Barcelona forward’s decision.

The two were team-mates at Barca from Neymar’s arrival in 2013 until Alves left to join Juventus a year ago.

Alves urges ‘friend’ Neymar to show courage

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – Veteran Brazil international full-back Dani Alves said he is hopeful superstar Neymar will join him at Paris Saint Germain but insisted he isn’t using his personal friendship to sway the Barcelona forward’s decision.

The two were team-mates at Barca from Neymar’s arrival in 2013 until Alves left to join Juventus a year ago.

Alves on target as PSG win Champions Trophy

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Tangiers (Morocco) (AFP) – New Brazilian recruit Dani Alves powered Paris Saint-Germain to their first title of the season beating Monaco 2-1 in the Champions Trophy final on Saturday.

It was a fifth straight trophy for the Parisians in the traditional curtain-raiser to the French season to put them level with Lyon’s record of seven titles.

Barca ‘200%’ certain Neymar will stay

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre insisted Tuesday that Brazilian star Neymar will be staying in Spain despite rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Asked during a press conference if he could confirm Neymar would remain at Barca ahead of the 2017-18 season, Mestre replied: “200 percent”.

Barca ‘200%’ certain Neymar will stay

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre insisted Tuesday that Brazilian star Neymar will be staying in Spain despite rumours linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Asked during a press conference if he could confirm Neymar would remain at Barca ahead of the 2017-18 season, Mestre replied: “200 percent”.

Barcelona agree deal for Portugal’s Semedo

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo on a five-year deal, the Spanish club announced on Thursday.

Barcelona said Semedo would undergo a medical on Friday after Spanish press reports said they had agreed to pay a transfer fee of 30 million euros (£26.

Barcelona agree deal for Portugal’s Semedo

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo on a five-year deal, the Spanish club announced on Thursday.

Barcelona said Semedo would undergo a medical on Friday after Spanish press reports said they had agreed to pay a transfer fee of 30 million euros (£26.

Walker set for big money Man City move

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London (AFP) – England full-back Kyle Walker is set for a £50 million ($64.5m, 56.7m euros) move to Manchester City from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the BBC and British Press Association reported Thursday.

The 27-year-old - who moved along with Kyle Naughton to Spurs from Sheffield United in 2009 for a combined total of £9 million - is expected to undergo a medical with City on Friday and go with them on their pre-season tour of the United States.

Walker set for big money Man City move

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London (AFP) – England full-back Kyle Walker is set for a £50 million ($64.5m, 56.7m euros) move to Manchester City from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the BBC and British Press Association reported Thursday.

The 27-year-old - who moved along with Kyle Naughton to Spurs from Sheffield United in 2009 for a combined total of £9 million - is expected to undergo a medical with City on Friday and go with them on their pre-season tour of the United States.

Alves targets history after PSG switch

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Paris (AFP) – Brazil international Dani Alves admitted the prospect of “making history” by winning the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain factored into his decision to join the French heavyweights.

Alves was unveiled as the club’s second signing of the close season on Wednesday after joining PSG in a two-year deal on a free transfer following his exit from Juventus last month.

Alves special sends ruthless Juve into final

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – A stunning Dani Alves volley helped Juventus stroll into their second Champions League final in three years on Tuesday, a 2-1 win on the night completing a 4-1 aggregate victory over outclassed Monaco.

Brazilian wing-back Alves’s 25-yard strike followed Mario Mandzukic’s opener for the treble-chasing Italian champions as any semblance of a contest was snuffed out by half-time.

Alves special sends ruthless Juve into final

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – A stunning Dani Alves volley helped Juventus stroll into their second Champions League final in three years on Tuesday, a 2-1 win on the night completing a 4-1 aggregate victory over outclassed Monaco.

Brazilian wing-back Alves’s 25-yard strike followed Mario Mandzukic’s opener for the treble-chasing Italian champions as any semblance of a contest was snuffed out by half-time.

Monaco outclassed but Higuain warns Juve not there yet

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Monaco (AFP) – Two-goal hero Gonzalo Higuain urged his Juventus teammates to keep their feet on the ground after a brilliant 2-0 win in Monaco on Wednesday that left them on the brink of the Champions League final.

Argentine striker Higuain was set up by Dani Alves to open the scoring in the 29th minute and then converted an Alves cross just before the hour as Juve claimed a seemingly decisive victory in the semi-final first leg at the Stade Louis II.

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Dani Alves issues warning to Celtic ahead of Champions League clash

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Celtic face the daunting task of playing Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes on Wednesday for a UEFA Champions League group stage fixture.

The Parisians thrashed Celtic 5-0 in Glasgow in their group opener and have already qualified for the Round of 16. But fullback Dani Alves has warned the Hoops that PSG will show no mercy when the two sides meet again.

Wednesday Kickoff: Donnarumma re-signs; Ozil wants Arsenal stay and more

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The AC Milan transfer saga of the summer has finally reached its end while Arsenal's seems to be nearing a conclusion as well.

After a prolonged transfer saga, Gianluigi Donnarumma officially signed a new deal with AC Milan. (REPORT)

Mesut Ozil says he wants to stay at Arsenal while adding he is hoping Alexis Sanchez comes to the same decision.

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World Cup Qualifying: Bolivia Striker Marcelo Moreno Joins Brazil’s Pre-Match Team Photo

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Eagle-eyed viewers of Brazil's World Cup qualifying match against Bolivia last night might have spotted a little unorthodox to-doing during the pre-match team photos.

This was because Bolivia striker Marcelo Martins ended up posing in Brazil's ensemble photo, a lone island of green amid a sea of yellow.

Brazil: Neymar, Dani Alves, Marcelo & Thiago Silva Enjoy Lively Game Of ‘Foot-Table-Head-Tennis-Ball’ In Dressing Room (Video)

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The Brazilian national team are currently congregated at the Beira Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre, where the Selecao are limbering up for a World Cup qualifier against Ecuador on Friday evening.

After their morning session, several of the squad kept things ticking over by pairing off to take part in a little impromptu skill challenge in the dressing room.

Neymar, Tielemans, Dani Alves… 10 Ligue 1 summer transfers to get excited about in 2017/18

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With the 2017/18 Ligue 1 season kicking off in France, what were the major deals of the summer you need to know about? Here are 10 Ligue 1 summer transfers we're most excited about ...

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Supercoppa di Francia al Psg. Quinto successo consecutivo per Cavani e compagni

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Parte bene la stagione di Emery e del suo Psg che, a "Tangeri", in Marocco, si aggiudica la quinta Supercoppa francese consecutiva (Trophée des Champions) superando 2 a 1 in rimonta il Monaco di Jardim. Grande protagonista l'ex bianconero Dani Alves, che dopo aver fatto male ai monegaschi nella semifinale della scorsa Champions League con [.

Official: Dani Alves Signs For PSG After Ligue 1 Side Almost Double Man City’s Salary Offer (Photo & Video)

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While it looked for all the world like he had one foot in the door at Man City just a fortnight ago, Dani Alves has instead signed for PSG today on a two-year deal.

The Ligue 1 side unveiled their latest acquisition at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, leaving the man himself to start printing his own replica shirts up.

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Reports: Dani Alves Jilts Man City At The Altar, Now ‘Within Hours’ Of Signing For PSG

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Just a fortnight ago, the smart money would have been on Dani Alves jumping ship at Juventus to rejoin Pep Guardiola at Man City.

The deal looked as good as done, with the Brazilian full-back reported to have verbally agreed a move to the Etihad.

However, a PSG-sized spanner has been hurled into the works, with rumours circulating in the French press that Alves has been talked out of joining City in favour of a move to Ligue 1.

‘Today Is The End Of Our Relationship’ – Dani Alves Confirms Juventus Exit With Honest, Self-Penned Farewell Message

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With a move to Man City purported to be in the offing, Dani Alves has confirmed that he has left Juventus after just one largely successful season with the Turin-ians.

The 34-year-old Brazilian posted a heartfelt farewell message on his Instagram account, thanking everybody at Juve for making the last year of his career such an enjoyable one.

Juventus target Matteo Darmian as Dani Alves replacement

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Juventus are targeting Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian as a replacement for the outgoing Dani Alves. According to Sky Sports, Darmian is one of three players on Juve’s wish-list, along with Monaco’s Fabinho and Real Madrid’s Danilo.

It was confirmed today that the Seria A champions had terminated Dani Alves’ contract by mutual consent.

Reports: Dani Alves ‘Verbally Agrees’ To Join Man City, Currently Negotiating Juventus Exit

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It may have come ever so slightly out of the blue, but it looks like Dani Alves will be moving to Man City in the very near future.

Alves only joined Juventus last summer and spent an incredibly successful year at the Serie A champions, endearing himself to fans while defying naysayers who cited his advancing years as a reason to be cautious.

Juventus’ Dani Alves alerts Premier League giants by revealing desire to play in England

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Juventus full back Dani Alves has put Premier League giants on alert after revealing that he is hopeful of playing in England before he ends his playing career.

The Brazilian full back has had a very impressive start to his career at Juventus since his controversial departure from Barcelona last summer.

Dani Alves vows to keep his Champions League promise to Gianluigi Buffon

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Juventus full back Dani Alves has vowed to keep his Champions League promise to veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon ahead of the mega finale against Real Madrid on Saturday night.

Since his controversial exit from Barcelona last summer, Alves has been an integral part of Allegri’s side this season who are now on the verge of a historic treble.

Champions League: Dani Alves Scores Thumping Volley To See Off Monaco As Juventus Storm Into Final (Photos & Video)

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Juventus secured themselves a secondChampions League final berth in threeyears with 2-1 homevictory over Monaco in the Tuesday night's semi-final second leg.

Already leading 2-0 from the first leg, Juve were as well marshalled as you'd expect as they nullified and eventually quashed Monaco's ever-present threat.

Juventus Reach Champions League Final

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Massimiliano Allegri believes Juventus have the required quality to win the Champions League after swatting aside Monaco 4-1 to reach the final.

Goals from Mario Mandzukic and the star of the tie Dani Alves were enough to see off the Ligue 1 leaders 2-1 at Juventus Stadium, backing up their win in the principality last week.

Juventus 2-1 Monaco – 5 key talking points as Juve reach Champions League final

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With goals from Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves, Juventus cruised into the Champions League final courtesy of a 4-1 aggregate win over Monaco. Two years since losing to Spanish opposition in the 2015...

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Champions League: Gonzalo Higuain Brace Fires Juventus To Deserved Win In Monaco (Video)

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Juventus produced a superb display at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday night, battlingto a deserved 2-0 first leg win against Monaco.

Monaco have enjoyed a superb season, with a Ligue 1 title within touching distance, and theystarted well, with wonder-kid Kylian Mbappe going closeon two occasions.

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Evening Ticker: FIFA warns Mexico, Dani Alves set for Man City, and more

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One major federation has received what seems to be one final warning, while transfers in Europe are starting to heat up.

On behalf of FIFA, Anin Yeboah, member of the disciplinary committee, has issued a warning to the Mexican Football Federation over the 'insulting and discriminatory chants' of a small group of Mexican fans in the Kazan Arena.