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Coupe De France: PSG Set Up Final Date Against Third-Tier, Semi-Pro Minnows Les Herbiers After Storming Past Caen In Semis (Photos & Video)

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Kylian Mbappe scored twice as PSG went cavorting into the Coupe de France final courtesy of a 3-1 win over Caen in the semis on Wednesday night.

Indeed, it was Mbappe who scored the opening goal of the game with 25 minutes gone, but his second was definitely more easy on the eye the teenage striker racing in to put the finishing touch on an incisive counter-attack.

France: Paul Pogba Nets Exquisite 30-Yard Free-Kick As Les Bleus Beat Russia 3-1 In St Petersburg (Video)

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Struggling to find his best form at Old Trafford this season, Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba produced a fine performance for France in Russia on Tuesday night.

The 25-year-old set up Kylian Mbappe's fine opener just before the break.

Then, soon after the break, Pogba curled home a beautiful free-kick from all of 30 yards.

France: Thomas Lemar Adds Finishing Touch As Les Bleus Score Fabulous Combination Goal Against Colombia (Video)

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Despite going two goals up inside the first half-an-hour, France still managed to end up on the wrong end of a 3-2 home defeat against Colombia at the Stade de France on Friday evening.

However, Les Bleus were able to take at least a sliver of consolation in the fact that they definitely scored the most aesthetically pleasing goal of the night.

Super Saiyan: PSG Fans Unfurl Gigantic ‘Dragonball Z’ Tifo Ahead Of Le Classique Derby Against Marseille (Photos & Video)

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PSG fans went all out to create a forboding tifo ahead of Sunday night's Le Classique derby match with Marseille.

Indeed, the Parisians opted for a Dragonball Z theme, hoisting a giant image of Goku up in front of the Parc des Princes terrace while foil flags and flares were deployed behind.

Ligue 1: Referee Tony Chapron Suspended While Investigation Carried Out Into Extraordinary ‘Kick’ Incident During Nantes-PSG Match

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Ligue 1 referee Tony Chapron has been suspended after finding himself at the epicentre of an extraordinary incident that brought Nantes' 0-1 home defeat against PSG to a juddering halt on Sunday night.

Chapron tangled legs with Nantes defender Diego Carlos while sprinting after Kylian Mbappe, only to tumble, lash a kick at the Brazilian and then administer him with a second yellow card just to top it all off.

Ligue 1: Incredible Scenes As Referee Tony Chapron Trips Over, Kicks Out At Nantes Player And Then Sends Him Off For Good Measure! (Video)

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Just when you think you've seen it all on a football pitch, Ligue 1 referee Tony Chapron goes and does something that shifts everything into a strange new dimension.

Charged with overseeing Nantes against PSG on Sunday night, Chapron became embroiled in a perplexing incident after being accidentally tripped by Diego Carlos.

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.

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‘You know where I am’ Benzema tells Deschamps

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Madrid (AFP) – Karim Benzema will not make any attempt to persuade Didier Deschamps to take him to the World Cup, the Real Madrid star telling the France coach: “If you need me, you know where I am”.

Benzema has not played for his country since October 2015 after being charged in connection with an alleged blackmail of his French teammate Mathieu Valbuena.

‘You know where I am’ Benzema tells Deschamps

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Madrid (AFP) – Karim Benzema will not make any attempt to persuade Didier Deschamps to take him to the World Cup, the Real Madrid star telling the France coach: “If you need me, you know where I am”.

Benzema has not played for his country since October 2015 after being charged in connection with an alleged blackmail of his French teammate Mathieu Valbuena.

PSG pummelling of Monaco underlines dilemma facing French game

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Paris (France) (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain’s demolition of Monaco that secured them the Ligue 1 crown on Sunday only served to highlight the challenge facing the French game as the giants from the capital leave their rivals trailing.

Last year’s champions Monaco handed over their title with five games remaining as they suffered a humiliating 7-1 defeat against PSG at the Parc des Princes, allowing the Qatar-backed club to secure the French crown for the fifth time in six seasons.

PSG pummelling of Monaco underlines dilemma facing French game

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Paris (France) (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain’s demolition of Monaco that secured them the Ligue 1 crown on Sunday only served to highlight the challenge facing the French game as the giants from the capital leave their rivals trailing.

Last year’s champions Monaco handed over their title with five games remaining as they suffered a humiliating 7-1 defeat against PSG at the Parc des Princes, allowing the Qatar-backed club to secure the French crown for the fifth time in six seasons.

PSG to fall foul of UEFA’s FFP investigation: report

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London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Free-spending French giants Paris Saint-Germain are set to face UEFA sanctions for breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP), according to a report by the Financial Times on Wednesday that claims PSG “overstated” sponsorship contracts to the tune of 200 million euros.

PSG to fall foul of UEFA’s FFP investigation: report

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London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Free-spending French giants Paris Saint-Germain are set to face UEFA sanctions for breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP), according to a report by the Financial Times on Wednesday that claims PSG “overstated” sponsorship contracts to the tune of 200 million euros.

Pogba problems nothing to do with me, insists Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has suggested that it is up to Paul Pogba to explain why he has been so inconsistent for Manchester United this season.

The midfielder was in fine form for France on Tuesday, scoring with a 30-yard free-kick after setting up a goal for Kylian Mbappe in a 3-1 friendly international victory over Russia in Saint Petersburg.

Russian coach Cherchesov licks wounds ahead of World Cup

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Moscow (AFP) – World Cup hosts Russia were licking their wounds after successive beatings by Brazil and France exposed dire shortcomings ahead of the June kickoff to the international football extravaganza.

It was a month to forget for coach Stanislav Cherchesov and fans desperate to see their team make it past the World Cup group stage for the first time since the Soviet era.

Russian coach Cherchesov licks wounds ahead of World Cup

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Moscow (AFP) – World Cup hosts Russia were licking their wounds after successive beatings by Brazil and France exposed dire shortcomings ahead of the June kickoff to the international football extravaganza.

It was a month to forget for coach Stanislav Cherchesov and fans desperate to see their team make it past the World Cup group stage for the first time since the Soviet era.

Pochettino hails Dele Alli as ‘world’s best’ youngster

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London (AFP) – Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Dele Alli as the best young player in the world as he rejigs his side to cope with the absence of the injured Harry Kane.

The 21-year-old Alli has been criticised for some inconsistent performances this season for a Spurs side chasing a top-four spot in the Premier League and in FA Cup quarter-final action this weekend.

Pochettino hails Dele Alli as ‘world’s best’ youngster

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London (AFP) – Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Dele Alli as the best young player in the world as he rejigs his side to cope with the absence of the injured Harry Kane.

The 21-year-old Alli has been criticised for some inconsistent performances this season for a Spurs side chasing a top-four spot in the Premier League and in FA Cup quarter-final action this weekend.

Monaco starlet Pellegri sidelined by hernia surgery

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Monaco (AFP) – Sixteen-year-old Monaco striker Pietro Pellegri, the club’s youngest ever player, will undergo a hernia operation that will keep him out for six weeks, the reigning French champions said on Monday.

Italian Pellegri, who joined Monaco in January from Genoa for 20 million euros ($25 million), last month eclipsed Kylian Mbappe’s record as the club’s youngest player in history.

Di Maria on the mark as PSG turn focus to Real

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Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria kept up his irresistible form as a Paris Saint-Germain side missing Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe defeated Troyes 2-0 ahead of their Champions League showdown with Real Madrid.

The Argentine notched his 13th goal in 14 starts this year during Saturday’s visit to the Stade de l’Aube, which coincided with Neymar successfully undergoing an operation to repair a broken bone in his right foot.

Di Maria on the mark as PSG turn focus to Real

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Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria kept up his irresistible form as a Paris Saint-Germain side missing Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe defeated Troyes 2-0 ahead of their Champions League showdown with Real Madrid.

The Argentine notched his 13th goal in 14 starts this year during Saturday’s visit to the Stade de l’Aube, which coincided with Neymar successfully undergoing an operation to repair a broken bone in his right foot.

After Neymar, PSG now sweat on Mbappe for Real

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Paris (AFP) – As if losing Neymar wasn’t bad enough, Paris Saint-Germain’s hopes of overturning their 3-1 Champions League deficit to Real Madrid took another blow on Wednesday when striker Kylian Mbappe picked up an ankle injury in the 3-0 French Cup quarter-final win over Marseille.

Neymar injury mars PSG victory over Marseille

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar was worryingly stretchered off with an ankle injury on Sunday, marring Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 victory over Marseille that increased their Ligue 1 lead to 14 points.

Just 10 days before the French leaders’ Champions League last 16, second leg against Real Madrid, there was concern over the world’s most expensive player as Neymar was carried off 10 minutes from time.

Manchester City squad most expensive in history: report

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Paris (AFP) – Premier League leaders Manchester City have the most expensive squad in history, according to a report published on Monday by the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory.

The research values Pep Guardiola’s squad at 878 million euros ($1.08 billion), with Paris Saint-Germain second on 805 million euros, after a January transfer window in which City acquired centre-back Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for 65 million euros.

Manchester City squad most expensive in history: report

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Paris (AFP) – Premier League leaders Manchester City have the most expensive squad in history, according to a report published on Monday by the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory.

The research values Pep Guardiola’s squad at 878 million euros ($1.08 billion), with Paris Saint-Germain second on 805 million euros, after a January transfer window in which City acquired centre-back Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for 65 million euros.

Neymar gets 3 mn euros a month and PSG pay 12 of highest Ligue 1 salaries

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain pays 12 of the 13 largest player salaries in the French league, led by Neymar, who makes 3.07 million euros ($3.8 million) gross a month, more than twice as much as the next highest earner, sports daily L’Equipe reported on Tuesday.

Behind Neymar, PSG players occupy the next seven places: Uruguayan Edinson Cavani makes 1.

Neymar gets 3 mn euros a month and PSG pay 12 of highest Ligue 1 salaries

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain pays 12 of the 13 largest player salaries in the French league, led by Neymar, who makes 3.07 million euros ($3.8 million) gross a month, more than twice as much as the next highest earner, sports daily L’Equipe reported on Tuesday.

Behind Neymar, PSG players occupy the next seven places: Uruguayan Edinson Cavani makes 1.

Monaco snap up Italian 16-year-old Pellegri

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Monte Carlo (Principality of Monaco) (AFP) – French champions Monaco have snapped up 16-year-old Pietro Pellegri from Serie A side Genoa in a deal worth a reported 25 million euros ($31 million).

Pellegri, who turns 17 in March, had been in negotiations with Italian champions Juventus but the Riviera side pushed through a five-year deal on Saturday.

Monaco snap up Italian 16-year-old Pellegri

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Monte Carlo (Principality of Monaco) (AFP) – French champions Monaco have snapped up 16-year-old Pietro Pellegri from Serie A side Genoa in a deal worth a reported 25 million euros ($31 million).

Pellegri, who turns 17 in March, had been in negotiations with Italian champions Juventus but the Riviera side pushed through a five-year deal on Saturday.

Cavani breaks PSG scoring record in Montpellier rout

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Paris (AFP) – Edinson Cavani broke Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s all-time goalscoring record for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday, while Neymar scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Montpellier.

The Uruguay striker tapped in his 157th PSG goal in the 11th minute at the Parc des Princes to spark wild celebrations, having levelled the Swede’s previous mark 10 days ago.

Neymar scores four as Cavani matches Zlatan record

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar scored four times while Edinson Cavani equalled Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Paris Saint-Germain all-time goalscoring record as the runaway Ligue 1 leaders thrashed Dijon 8-0 on Wednesday.

Angel Di Maria struck twice inside the opening quarter-hour at the Parc des Princes before the Argentine provided the cross for Cavani to net his 156th PSG goal.

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.

From Cruyff to Cristiano – the boot deal bonanza

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Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and the rest of the world’s top footballers may earn eye-popping salaries but the sums they make from long-running boot deals can be equally astounding.

In July 2017 the new face of French football, Kylian Mbappe, pursued by Europe’s elite clubs, caused a frenzy of excitement by announcing on Twitter he had a big announcement to make.

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.

Monaco look to revive French Ligue 1 title challenge

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Paris (AFP) – Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco head to Saint-Etienne on Friday hoping to put a recent slump in form firmly behind them with a third straight Ligue 1 victory.

The reigning French champions sit nine points adrift of league leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who visit Rennes on Saturday, after following back-to-back defeats with successive wins over lowly Angers and Troyes.

PSG sink managerless Lille to halt slide

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Paris (AFP) – Runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain shook off the absence of the suspended Neymar on Saturday to end their recent wobble with a 3-1 win over managerless Lille in Ligue 1.

Argentine winger Angel Di Maria nodded in a cross from Kylian Mbappe on 28 minutes at a chilly Parc des Princes, with Pastore powering in a second just after half-time.

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Ligue 1: PSG Officially Trigger Kylian Mbappe’s Release Clause After Finally Steering Themselves Clear Of Relegation

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PSG have today been able to seal the permanent transfer of Kylian Mbappe after triggering the requisite clause in the teenage striker's loan deal.

The Parisians initially signed Mbappe on a one-year loan from Monaco, ostensibly to make sure that his vastly expensive acquisition didn't take place during the same financial year as Neymar's £200million mega-move from Barcelona.