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Silva and Di Maria back for PSG after missing Madrid defeat

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Paris (AFP) – Thiago Silva and Angel Di Maria were recalled by Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday after coach Unai Emery faced criticism for dropping them for the Champions League tie against Real Madrid.

Emery dispensed with the pair for the 3-1 defeat to Madrid on Wednesday, a decision that baffled Brazilian veteran Silva’s wife who slammed the coach on social media, saying: “Tactics, tactics, what tactics?

PSG leave Thiago Motta out of squad for Madrid trip

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain have omitted veteran midfielder Thiago Motta from their squad for the trip to face Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16, first leg on Wednesday.

The French giants opted to leave the 35-year-old Italy international behind in Paris, even though he apparently is no longer injured and trained normally on Tuesday morning.

Neymar lifts PSG past Toulouse ahead of Real trip

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar scored the only goal as Paris Saint-Germain ground out a 1-0 victory at Toulouse on Saturday in their final tune-up for next week’s Champions League showdown against holders Real Madrid.

The runaway French league leaders stretched their advantage over Marseille to 13 points courtesy of Neymar’s 19th Ligue 1 goal of the season midway through the second half in Toulouse.

Neymar lifts PSG past Toulouse ahead of Real trip

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar scored the only goal as Paris Saint-Germain ground out a 1-0 victory at Toulouse on Saturday in their final tune-up for next week’s Champions League showdown against holders Real Madrid.

The runaway French league leaders stretched their advantage over Marseille to 13 points courtesy of Neymar’s 19th Ligue 1 goal of the season midway through the second half in Toulouse.

Falcao injury blow for Monaco

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco captain Radamel Falcao will miss the next three Ligue 1 games due to a thigh injury picked up during the weekend win over Lyon, the club said on Wednesday.

Following last summer’s sales, Monaco have been reliant on the 31-year-old this season and he has scored 17 goals in 20 league games, trailing only Paris Saint-Germain pair Edinson Cavani on 21 and Neymar on 18.

Di Maria fuels PSG as Marseille hit nine in French Cup

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Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria scored a hat-trick as holders Paris Saint-Germain defeated second-tier Sochaux 4-1 on Tuesday to reach the French Cup quarter-finals, while Marseille demolished Ligue 2 outfit Bourg-en-Bresse 9-0.

The Argentine winger headed PSG, who were playing without the rested Neymar, ahead inside the first minute at the Stade Bonal in eastern France, but twice former winners Sochaux levelled through Florian Martin before the quarter hour.

Di Maria fuels PSG as Marseille hit nine in French Cup

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Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria scored a hat-trick as holders Paris Saint-Germain defeated second-tier Sochaux 4-1 on Tuesday to reach the French Cup quarter-finals, while Marseille demolished Ligue 2 outfit Bourg-en-Bresse 9-0.

The Argentine winger headed PSG, who were playing without the rested Neymar, ahead inside the first minute at the Stade Bonal in eastern France, but twice former winners Sochaux levelled through Florian Martin before the quarter hour.

Stars turn out to celebrate Neymar’s birthday

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Paris (AFP) – Former Brazil great Ronaldo turned up alongside a host of Paris Saint-Germain stars and international team-mates to celebrate Neymar’s birthday at a glitzy reception in central Paris on Sunday.

Edinson Cavani and PSG coach Unai Emery were notably among the reported 150 guests in attendance, while Marseille midfielder Luiz Gustavo and Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus also attended the event.

Neymar brushes off penalty controversy

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar played down the latest debate surrounding whether he or Edinson Cavani should be taking penalties for Paris Saint-Germain, after scoring a spot-kick against Montpellier on Saturday.

The world’s most expensive player was booed by the PSG home fans despite scoring four goals in an 8-0 thrashing of Dijon a fortnight ago, after taking a penalty that could have given Cavani the club’s all-time goalscoring record.

Neymar brushes off penalty controversy

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar played down the latest debate surrounding whether he or Edinson Cavani should be taking penalties for Paris Saint-Germain, after scoring a spot-kick against Montpellier on Saturday.

The world’s most expensive player was booed by the PSG home fans despite scoring four goals in an 8-0 thrashing of Dijon a fortnight ago, after taking a penalty that could have given Cavani the club’s all-time goalscoring record.

Neymar returns to PSG squad from injury

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar is back is in the Paris Saint-Germain squad for their Ligue 1 clash with Montpellier on Saturday after missing two matches with injury, the French league leaders announced on Friday.

PSG coach Unai Emery had hinted earlier that Neymar could play at the weekend after revealing that the Brazilian had returned to full training, and the club’s squad list confirmed that the world’s most expensive player was ready to return from a knock to his right thigh.

Neymar returns to PSG squad from injury

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar is back is in the Paris Saint-Germain squad for their Ligue 1 clash with Montpellier on Saturday after missing two matches with injury, the French league leaders announced on Friday.

PSG coach Unai Emery had hinted earlier that Neymar could play at the weekend after revealing that the Brazilian had returned to full training, and the club’s squad list confirmed that the world’s most expensive player was ready to return from a knock to his right thigh.

Neymar will be world’s best says PSG coach

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar is back in full training after missing two matches, Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery said on Friday before heaping praise on the Brazilian.

Emery has called on fans to show Neymar more affection after he was booed for taking a penalty on his only league appearance of 2018, which denied Edinson Cavani a chance to break the PSG goalscoring record.

Neymar will be world’s best says PSG coach

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar is back in full training after missing two matches, Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery said on Friday before heaping praise on the Brazilian.

Emery has called on fans to show Neymar more affection after he was booed for taking a penalty on his only league appearance of 2018, which denied Edinson Cavani a chance to break the PSG goalscoring record.

Emery wants PSG fans to show Neymar ‘affection’

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has called on fans to show Neymar more “affection”, despite the Brazilian’s excellent form since joining the Ligue 1 leaders.

The world’s most expensive player has struggled with injury since the winter break and was booed for taking a penalty on his only league appearance of 2018 so far against Dijon, which denied Edinson Cavani a chance to break the PSG goalscoring record.

Emery wants PSG fans to show Neymar ‘affection’

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has called on fans to show Neymar more “affection”, despite the Brazilian’s excellent form since joining the Ligue 1 leaders.

The world’s most expensive player has struggled with injury since the winter break and was booed for taking a penalty on his only league appearance of 2018 so far against Dijon, which denied Edinson Cavani a chance to break the PSG goalscoring record.

No Neymar as PSG make Cup progress

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain made light of Neymar’s absence in beating Guingamp 4-2 to secure their ticket to the French Cup last 16 on Wednesday as Edinson Cavani was made to wait for his club-record goal.

Adrien Rabiot opened the scoring in the 21st minute followed smartly by Lucas Deaux’s own goal, with Javier Pastore and Marquinhos completing the round of 32 win after the break.

No Neymar as PSG make Cup progress

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain made light of Neymar’s absence in beating Guingamp 4-2 to secure their ticket to the French Cup last 16 on Wednesday as Edinson Cavani was made to wait for his club-record goal.

Adrien Rabiot opened the scoring in the 21st minute followed smartly by Lucas Deaux’s own goal, with Javier Pastore and Marquinhos completing the round of 32 win after the break.

Neymar out of PSG trip to Lyon

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s trip to Lyon on Sunday night with a thigh problem, the Ligue 1 leaders said on the eve of the game.

PSG said the world’s most expensive player had a “pain in his right thigh”.

The Brazilian already missed last weekend’s 1-0 victory at Nantes with a rib injury but returned to score four goals and set up two more in the 8-0 win over Dijon on Wednesday, PSG’s record home victory.

Neymar on the spot as Lyon await PSG

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon will look to inject fresh life into the Ligue 1 title race at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday when the focus will once again fall on world record signing Neymar.

The Brazilian scored four times in Wednesday’s 8-0 rout of Dijon but was whistled by his own fans after taking a late penalty and denying Edinson Cavani the chance to break Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s all-time PSG goals record.

Neymar on the spot as Lyon await PSG

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon will look to inject fresh life into the Ligue 1 title race at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday when the focus will once again fall on world record signing Neymar.

The Brazilian scored four times in Wednesday’s 8-0 rout of Dijon but was whistled by his own fans after taking a late penalty and denying Edinson Cavani the chance to break Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s all-time PSG goals record.

Buoyed by cup wins, PSG resume Ligue 1 title march

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain resume their relentless drive towards the French Ligue 1 title after the traditional three-week winter break at fifth-placed Nantes this weekend.

PSG head to the Loire on the back of a 6-1 rout of Ligue 1 rivals Rennes in the French Cup and a 2-0 midweek defeat of Amiens to reach the League Cup semi-finals.

Buoyed by cup wins, PSG resume Ligue 1 title march

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain resume their relentless drive towards the French Ligue 1 title after the traditional three-week winter break at fifth-placed Nantes this weekend.

PSG head to the Loire on the back of a 6-1 rout of Ligue 1 rivals Rennes in the French Cup and a 2-0 midweek defeat of Amiens to reach the League Cup semi-finals.

Neymar strikes as PSG reach League Cup semis

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar scored a second-half penalty as four-time defending champions Paris Saint-Germain toiled before overcoming 10-man Amiens 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the French League Cup on Wednesday.

PSG were again without leading scorer Edinson Cavani, who also missed Sunday’s French Cup rout of Rennes after returning late from his Christmas and New Year break in Uruguay.

Neymar strikes as PSG reach League Cup semis

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar scored a second-half penalty as four-time defending champions Paris Saint-Germain toiled before overcoming 10-man Amiens 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the French League Cup on Wednesday.

PSG were again without leading scorer Edinson Cavani, who also missed Sunday’s French Cup rout of Rennes after returning late from his Christmas and New Year break in Uruguay.

PSG want answers as Pastore and Cavani miss Cup tie

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Paris (AFP) – Crack marksman Edinson Cavani and gifted midfielder Javier Pastore will need to provide answers to their tardy returns from Latin America with both men absent from the Paris Saint-Germain squad to face Rennes in the French Cup Sunday.

Sources close to the club say both men face heavy sanctions with Cavani returning two days late Friday and Pastore yet to return.

PSG want answers as Pastore and Cavani miss Cup tie

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Paris (AFP) – Crack marksman Edinson Cavani and gifted midfielder Javier Pastore will need to provide answers to their tardy returns from Latin America with both men absent from the Paris Saint-Germain squad to face Rennes in the French Cup Sunday.

Sources close to the club say both men face heavy sanctions with Cavani returning two days late Friday and Pastore yet to return.

Birthday boy Mbappe stars as PSG down Caen

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe celebrated his 19th birthday on Wednesday with a goal and an assist as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 3-1 victory over Caen in Ligue 1.

The French teenager has enjoyed a stratoshperic rise in 2017 and rounded out a memorable year in style by setting up Edinson Cavani to fire PSG ahead on 21 minutes, before adding a goal of his own on the hour.

Birthday boy Mbappe stars as PSG down Caen

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe celebrated his 19th birthday on Wednesday with a goal and an assist as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 3-1 victory over Caen in Ligue 1.

The French teenager has enjoyed a stratoshperic rise in 2017 and rounded out a memorable year in style by setting up Edinson Cavani to fire PSG ahead on 21 minutes, before adding a goal of his own on the hour.

Neymar shines on return as PSG beat Rennes

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar starred on his return to the Paris Saint-Germain line-up after two games out with two goals and two assists in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat of Rennes in Ligue 1.

The world’s most expensive player missed last weekend’s win over Lille due to suspension and sat out Wednesday’s French League Cup clash at Strasbourg after travelling back to Brazil to deal with a family matter.

PSG cruise into League Cup quarters

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain brushed off the absence of Neymar to ease into the French League Cup quarter-finals with a 4-2 victory at Strasbourg on Wednesday.

The Ligue 1 leaders gained a measure of revenge for their shock 2-1 league defeat by Strasbourg less than a fortnight ago as they started their bid for a fifth straight League Cup title.

Neymar’s PSG beaten by lowly Strasbourg

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Paris (AFP) – Newly-promoted Strasbourg put the brakes on Paris Saint-Germain by becoming the first team to beat the runaway Ligue 1 leaders this season with a shock 2-1 win on Saturday.

Stephane Bahoken downed Neymar and company with a bullet finish in the 65th minute to drag the lowly home side away from relegation trouble and up to 14th, and gave Marseille the chance to close the 10-point gap between Rudi Garcia’s in-form side and PSG when they face Montpellier on Sunday.

Neymar’s PSG beaten by lowly Strasbourg

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Paris (AFP) – Newly-promoted Strasbourg put the brakes on Paris Saint-Germain by becoming the first team to beat the runaway Ligue 1 leaders this season with a shock 2-1 win on Saturday.

Stephane Bahoken downed Neymar and company with a bullet finish in the 65th minute to drag the lowly home side away from relegation trouble and up to 14th, and gave Marseille the chance to close the 10-point gap between Rudi Garcia’s in-form side and PSG when they face Montpellier on Sunday.

Russia breathe sigh of relief after drawing ‘ideal’ World Cup group

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Moscow (AFP) – Russia breathed a collective sigh of relief on Friday after avoiding Spain and looking like favourites to make it out of their group in their first home World Cup.

“The ideal group,” the government-run R-Sport news agency shouted in a banner headline on its website after the State Kremlin Palace draw saw them paired with Saudi Arabia and Egypt for next year’s finals.

Neymar lifts PSG as Marseille go second

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar conjured up a moment of magic as French league leaders Paris Saint-Germain beat Troyes 2-0 on Wednesday to pull 10 points clear of Marseille at the summit.

PSG thrashed Troyes 9-0 the last time the sides met in March 2016, but Edinson Cavani saw his first-half penalty saved by Mamadou Samassa at the Parc des Princes.

Neymar lifts PSG as Marseille go second

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar conjured up a moment of magic as French league leaders Paris Saint-Germain beat Troyes 2-0 on Wednesday to pull 10 points clear of Marseille at the summit.

PSG thrashed Troyes 9-0 the last time the sides met in March 2016, but Edinson Cavani saw his first-half penalty saved by Mamadou Samassa at the Parc des Princes.

Neymar not immune to criticism, says Mbappe

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Paris (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe insisted his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is “human like everyone else” after the Brazilian was reduced to tears on Friday by the controversy that has followed him since his arrival from Barcelona.

A tearful Neymar pleaded with the media to stop the “false stories” about his alleged frosty relations with PSG coach Unai Emery and fellow striker Edinson Cavani following Brazil’s 3-1 international friendly win over Japan in Lille.

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Ligue 1: Neymar Whisps Past Six Defenders To Score Superb Solo Goal As PSG Ram Eight Past Dijon (Video)

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PSG faced scant resistance while sauntering to an 8-0 win over Dijon in Ligue 1 last night, leading to several thousand identical "cut the mustard" gags being hatched across the entire continent.

Angel Di Maria opened proceedings with a brace in the 4th and 15th-minute, before Edinson Cavani made it three with 21 minutes elapsed a goal that saw the Uruguayan notch his 156th goal for PSG and thus draw level with Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the club's all-time top scorer.

PSG: Trio Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Invade Pitch To Celebrate Goal With Edinson Cavani And Kylian Mbappe (Photos & Video)

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PSG maintained their nine-point lead at the summit of Ligue 1 with a 4-1 away win over Rennes on Saturday evening.

Neymar both opened and closed the scoring, sandwiching a goal apiece from Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe inbetwixt.

Cavani's goal celebration proved particularly noteworthy as the PSG players were joined on the pitch by a trio of crime-fighting mutant turtles Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo if we're not mistaken.

Champions League: PSG Set New Record For Most Group Stage Goals After Battering Celtic 7-1 In Paris (Video)

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Celtic found themselves on the end of a right thrashing in Paris on Wednesday day, with the Bhoys losing 7-1 against a rampant PSG side.

Celtic had got off to the perfect start, with PSG youth product Moussa Dembele scoring on 56 seconds.

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