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FC Barcelona

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Monday Kickoff: Barca exec criticizes Neymar, van Dijk accuses Kane of diving and more

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While one executive traced the transfer fee boom to one player, one of the winter's big signings accused another star of diving.

Barcelonavice-president Jordi Mestre says Neymar's dishonesty over this past summer's move to Paris Saint-Germain has led to the massive surge in transfer fess in Europe.

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Cavani, Neymar key as PSG rebound from Madrid gloom

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Paris (AFP) – Edinson Cavani struck twice as Paris Saint-Germain beat Strasbourg 5-2 on Saturday to relieve some of the pressure on the runaway Ligue 1 leaders following their Champions League defeat at Real Madrid.

Strasbourg struck early through Jean Eudes Aholou, but PSG hit back courtesy of a Julian Draxler effort before two goals in as many minutes from Neymar and Angel Di Maria put the home side in control.

Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid take control against PSG

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to stun Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the first leg of their heavyweight Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.

Ronaldo scored his 100th Champions League goal for title-holders Real from the penalty spot late in the first half to cancel out Adrien Rabiot’s opener for the French side at the Santiago Bernabeu, set up by Neymar.

The master Ronaldo against the pretender Neymar

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Madrid (AFP) – With Cristiano Ronaldo on one side and Neymar on the other, Wednesday’s heavyweight Champions League showdown between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain sees two of the game’s biggest global superstars collide.

Ronaldo, the current world player of the year, has rediscovered something like his best form just at the right time for Real.

The master Ronaldo against the pretender Neymar

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Madrid (AFP) – With Cristiano Ronaldo on one side and Neymar on the other, Wednesday’s heavyweight Champions League showdown between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain sees two of the game’s biggest global superstars collide.

Ronaldo, the current world player of the year, has rediscovered something like his best form just at the right time for Real.

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.

Sanchez move outshone Neymar on social media: Man Utd chief

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London (AFP) – The social media frenzy surrounding Alexis Sanchez’s high-profile move to Manchester United dwarfed interest shown when Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said Thursday.

Sanchez joined United from Premier League rivals Arsenal last month in a deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan go the other way and has made an immediate impact on and off the pitch, scoring on his home debut and setting a new record for shirt sales.

Sanchez move outshone Neymar on social media: Man Utd chief

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London (AFP) – The social media frenzy surrounding Alexis Sanchez’s high-profile move to Manchester United dwarfed interest shown when Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said Thursday.

Sanchez joined United from Premier League rivals Arsenal last month in a deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan go the other way and has made an immediate impact on and off the pitch, scoring on his home debut and setting a new record for shirt sales.

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.

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, PSG begin vital month in style

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Paris (AFP) – A superb Neymar free-kick helped Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win at troubled Lille on Saturday as the Ligue 1 leaders began a decisive month as they mean to go on.

The world’s most expensive player netted the second goal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy after Yuri Berchiche had opened the scoring just prior to half-time.

Neymar, PSG begin vital month in style

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Paris (AFP) – A superb Neymar free-kick helped Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win at troubled Lille on Saturday as the Ligue 1 leaders began a decisive month as they mean to go on.

The world’s most expensive player netted the second goal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy after Yuri Berchiche had opened the scoring just prior to half-time.

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.

Record-breaker Cavani says he can work with Neymar

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Paris (AFP) – Edinson Cavani insisted that he is happy playing with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain, after the Uruguayan broke the club’s goalscoring record and his strike partner netted twice against Montpellier on Saturday.

The 30-year-old is PSG’s top scorer this term with one more goal than world-record signing Neymar, who returned to the team for the first time since being booed after taking a penalty that could have given Cavani the record in an 8-0 thrashing of Dijon on January 17.

Record-breaker Cavani says he can work with Neymar

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Paris (AFP) – Edinson Cavani insisted that he is happy playing with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain, after the Uruguayan broke the club’s goalscoring record and his strike partner netted twice against Montpellier on Saturday.

The 30-year-old is PSG’s top scorer this term with one more goal than world-record signing Neymar, who returned to the team for the first time since being booed after taking a penalty that could have given Cavani the record in an 8-0 thrashing of Dijon on January 17.

Football: Record-breaker Cavani says he can work with Neymar

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Paris (AFP) – Edinson Cavani insisted that he is happy playing with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain, after the Uruguayan broke the club’s goalscoring record and his strike partner netted twice against Montpellier on Saturday.

The 30-year-old is PSG’s top scorer this term with one more goal than world-record signing Neymar, who returned to the team for the first time since being booed after taking a penalty that could have given Cavani the record in an 8-0 thrashing of Dijon on January 17.

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 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.

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.

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 set to return for PSG

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Paris (AFP) – Brazilian superstar Neymar looks set to return for Paris Saint-Germain against Dijon on Wednesday after coach Unai Emery included him in the Ligue 1 leaders’ squad on Tuesday.

Neymar missed Sunday’s 1-0 win at Nantes due to a rib injury but Spaniard Emery believes he should be recovered in time.

Neymar set to return for PSG

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Paris (AFP) – Brazilian superstar Neymar looks set to return for Paris Saint-Germain against Dijon on Wednesday after coach Unai Emery included him in the Ligue 1 leaders’ squad on Tuesday.

Neymar missed Sunday’s 1-0 win at Nantes due to a rib injury but Spaniard Emery believes he should be recovered in time.

Cavani back for Nantes trip, Neymar injured

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Paris (AFP) – Edinson Cavani is in line to return for Paris Saint-Germain at Nantes on Sunday after missing their last two matches following his delayed return from holiday, but Neymar is sidelined with a rib injury.

Cavani, who sat out domestic cup wins over Rennes and Amiens after returning to PSG two days late following the winter break, was included Saturday in a 19-man squad for the visit to Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes.

Real Madrid

Unai Emery Is Not Good Enough To Lead PSG To Champions League Glory

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Unai Emery, Unai Emery, Unai Emery! You will never hear that chant from PSG fans because he is simply not good enough to lead PSG to Champions League glory.

For any team to reach its full potential and win the holy grail of European football – the Champions League – you need the right man in charge.

Monday Kickoff: Marcelo backs Neymar to Madrid, Man United looks to keep de Gea and more

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Real Madrid is the headliner in Monday's news as the club continues to be linked an unlinked with the world's top stars.

Marcelo says he expects Neymar to play at Real Madrid some day. (REPORT)

Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United will not sell David de Gea, saying that the club will not let its best players leave.

CRISTIANO RONALDO TO LEAVE REAL MADRID | WELCOME NEYMAR

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Manchester United

Back On Top: Man Utd Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward Has Some Exciting News For Fans Regarding Alexis Sanchez’s Transfer

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Manchester United fans will be able to sleep soundly in their beds tonight after vice-chairman Ed Woodward delivered a stirring 'State of the Union' address at the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.

Coinciding with the release of United's half-season results, it was left to Woodward to deliver the exciting news that all supporters have been longing to hear.

Monday Kickoff: Aubameyang move nears completion, PSG CEO dismisses Neymar rumors and more

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While one major transfer deal is close to being finalize, another rumored move was laughed off by a club executive.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly close to finalizing his move to Arsenal as the move could be announced as soon as Monday. (REPORT)

Paris Saint-Germain chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi laughed off reports linking Neymar with a move away from the club, saying he is "2,000 percent" sure the Brazilian will stay.

The Rest

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.