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Mourinho faces Ibrahimovic dilemma for West Brom clash

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho must decide whether now is the time to recall Zlatan Ibrahimovic to his starting line-up as Manchester United prepare to visit West Brom in the Premier League on Sunday.

The former Paris Saint-Germain striker has played 73 minutes in five substitute appearances since returning from cruciate knee ligament damage against Newcastle in November.

Neymar ready to face Rennes says Emery

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar, who made a three-day trip to Brazil earlier in the week, should be ready to play for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 this weekend, manager Unai Emery said on Friday.

Neymar flew home to Brazil for three days because of a “family problem” and returned to France on Wednesday.

PSG coach Emery’s house robbed on match night

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery’s Paris apartment was burgled on Wednesday evening as his side won a cup tie away at Strasbourg.

The robbery at the top floor flat of a chic Parisian street in the 16th arrondissement was discovered around 11pm by Emery’s wife.

PSG coach Emery’s house robbed on match night

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery’s Paris apartment was burgled on Wednesday evening as his side won a cup tie away at Strasbourg.

The robbery at the top floor flat of a chic Parisian street in the 16th arrondissement was discovered around 11pm by Emery’s wife.

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.

Neymar returns to Paris after Brazil trip

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has returned to the French capital and will train on Thursday after being allowed to visit his native Brazil on family matters, the Ligue 1 leaders said Wednesday.

The world’s most expensive player will miss Wednesday’s French League Cup tie at Strasbourg, after also sitting out last weekend’s 3-1 win over Lille through suspension.

Neymar returns to Paris after Brazil trip

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has returned to the French capital and will train on Thursday after being allowed to visit his native Brazil on family matters, the Ligue 1 leaders said Wednesday.

The world’s most expensive player will miss Wednesday’s French League Cup tie at Strasbourg, after also sitting out last weekend’s 3-1 win over Lille through suspension.

Falcao’s 50-yard stunner seals Monaco win

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Paris (AFP) – An outrageous strike by Radamel Falcao was the highlight as a much-changed Monaco side eased to a 2-0 win over Caen to reach the quarter-finals of France’s League Cup on Tuesday.

Monaco were leading through Guido Carrillo’s first-half effort when Falcao - who had come off the bench - took a touch just inside the Caen half on the edge of the centre circle.

Falcao’s 50-yard stunner seals Monaco win

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Paris (AFP) – An outrageous strike by Radamel Falcao was the highlight as a much-changed Monaco side eased to a 2-0 win over Caen to reach the quarter-finals of France’s League Cup on Tuesday.

Monaco were leading through Guido Carrillo’s first-half effort when Falcao - who had come off the bench - took a touch just inside the Caen half on the edge of the centre circle.

Neymar to miss PSG Cup tie after returning to Brazil

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain will again be without Neymar for their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on Wednesday, the club confirmed.

Coach Unai Emery confirmed on Monday that the world’s most expensive player had been allowed to return to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter.

Neymar to miss PSG Cup tie after returning to Brazil

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain will again be without Neymar for their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on Wednesday, the club confirmed.

Coach Unai Emery confirmed on Monday that the world’s most expensive player had been allowed to return to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter.

Lyon and Marseille win, Balotelli Nice’s hero

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon and Marseille kept the pressure firmly on Monaco in the race for Champions League qualification in France as Mario Balotelli fired Nice to another victory on Sunday.

Teenage midfielder Houssem Aouar scored twice, including a last-gasp winner, as Lyon came from behind to triumph 2-1 at Amiens and go second on goal difference above both Monaco and Marseille.

Five things to look out for in German Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich will be out to extend their formidable lead at the top of the Bundesliga when they face Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, with veteran Franck Ribery leading the way.

After two months out injured, the 34-year-old Frenchman captained Bayern to a 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, making him the man of the moment in Munich.

Five things to look out for in German Bundesliga

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich will be out to extend their formidable lead at the top of the Bundesliga when they face Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, with veteran Franck Ribery leading the way.

After two months out injured, the 34-year-old Frenchman captained Bayern to a 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, making him the man of the moment in Munich.

Lyon go second as Marseille wobble

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon moved second in Ligue 1 as Marseille failed to take advantage of Paris Saint-Germain’s slip at Strasbourg after stumbling to a 1-1 draw at Montpellier on Sunday.

Rudi Garcia’s Marseille were fortunate to escape Montpellier with a point as Florian Thauvin’s disputed penalty negated Giovanni Sio’s opener for the home side at the Stade de la Mosson.

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.

Marseille take second, Lyon beaten by Lille

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Paris (AFP) – Florian Thauvin starred as Marseille moved second in Ligue 1 after cruising to a 3-0 victory at lowly Metz on Wednesday, while Lyon lost to managerless Lille and Monaco were beaten at Nantes.

Rudi Garcia’s Marseille are now unbeaten in 10 league games and seven points adrift of rivals and league leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who host Troyes later on Wednesday.

Marseille take second, Lyon beaten by Lille

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Paris (AFP) – Florian Thauvin starred as Marseille moved second in Ligue 1 after cruising to a 3-0 victory at lowly Metz on Wednesday, while Lyon lost to managerless Lille and Monaco were beaten at Nantes.

Rudi Garcia’s Marseille are now unbeaten in 10 league games and seven points adrift of rivals and league leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who host Troyes later on Wednesday.

Monaco midfielder Tielemans suffers knee injury

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans will need surgery after suffering a knee injury in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Belgian international, 20, has not travelled with Leonardo Jardim’s squad for Wednesday’s match at Nantes and could be out until after the winter break.

Lyon’s Diaz denies Real has buy-back clause

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Lyon (AFP) – Lyon forward Mariano Diaz denied on Tuesday that Real Madrid have a buy-back clause, after the European champions sold him to the Ligue 1 club in the close season.

The Spaniard has impressed in France, scoring 11 goals in all competitions this term, but Spanish media reports suggested Real had added an option to buy him back, similar to the clause that saw Alvaro Morata return to the Santiago Bernabeu from Juventus in 2016.

Kids the bait in football shark pool

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Paris (AFP) – The money men began sniffing around Hannibal Mejbri when he was just nine - it was “way too soon” complains his father, who was fielding dozens of phone calls and pitchside advances as word of his son’s potential spread.

The boy from the French capital rapidly attracted interest as scouts flocked to see if they had unearthed a hot prospect like Kylian Mbappe, the 18-year-old set to become the world’s most expensive teenager when his loan move to Paris Saint-Germain is finalised next year.

Kids the bait in football shark pool

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Paris (AFP) – The money men began sniffing around Hannibal Mejbri when he was just nine - it was “way too soon” complains his father, who was fielding dozens of phone calls and pitchside advances as word of his son’s potential spread.

The boy from the French capital rapidly attracted interest as scouts flocked to see if they had unearthed a hot prospect like Kylian Mbappe, the 18-year-old set to become the world’s most expensive teenager when his loan move to Paris Saint-Germain is finalised next year.

Lyon thrash sorry Nice to go second

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay starred as Lyon thumped Nice 5-0 on Sunday to move into second behind Paris Saint-Germain in the Ligue 1 table.

The Dutch winger scored twice at Nice’s Allianz Riviera home as Lyon brushed off the absence of captain Nabil Fekir through illness to leapfrog Monaco on goals scored, ahead of the clash between the principality club and PSG later on Sunday.

Lyon thrash sorry Nice to go second

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay starred as Lyon thumped Nice 5-0 on Sunday to move into second behind Paris Saint-Germain in the Ligue 1 table.

The Dutch winger scored twice at Nice’s Allianz Riviera home as Lyon brushed off the absence of captain Nabil Fekir through illness to leapfrog Monaco on goals scored, ahead of the clash between the principality club and PSG later on Sunday.

Celtic thrive on trophy expectations

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong said the Scottish champions’ hectic schedule means they have little time to reflect upon past failures and successes as they prepare for Sunday’s League Cup final with Motherwell.

The Glasgow giants will have had just three days preparation for Sunday’s show-down with the Steelmen at Hampden following their 7-1 Champions League capitulation to Paris Saint-Germain.

Celtic thrive on trophy expectations

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong said the Scottish champions’ hectic schedule means they have little time to reflect upon past failures and successes as they prepare for Sunday’s League Cup final with Motherwell.

The Glasgow giants will have had just three days preparation for Sunday’s show-down with the Steelmen at Hampden following their 7-1 Champions League capitulation to Paris Saint-Germain.

Lyon held to draw by Montpellier

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon’s four-match winning streak in Ligue 1 came to an end in the absence of captain Nabil Fekir as they were held to a 0-0 home draw by Montpellier on Sunday.

Bruno Genesio’s men slipped to nine points adrift of league leaders Paris Saint-Germain after a disappointing performance, while they could lose third place to Marseille, who play Bordeaux later on Sunday.

Lyon held to draw by Montpellier

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon’s four-match winning streak in Ligue 1 came to an end in the absence of captain Nabil Fekir as they were held to a 0-0 home draw by Montpellier on Sunday.

Bruno Genesio’s men slipped to nine points adrift of league leaders Paris Saint-Germain after a disappointing performance, while they could lose third place to Marseille, who play Bordeaux later on Sunday.

Champions Monaco slip up

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Paris (AFP) – French champions Monaco were held to a 1-1 draw at newly-promoted Amiens on Friday despite an equaliser from Stevan Jovetic to drop two points in the Ligue 1 title race.

Christophe Pelissier’s home side took a shock 31st-minute lead through Serge Gakpe, but Jovetic came off the bench in the second half to equalise.

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Champions League 2017/18: Spurs handed tough draw, Man City fans will be delighted

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The UEFA Champions League draw for the knockout rounds of the competition took place at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon earlier today.

The draw consisted of two seeding pots, one of which comprised of the group winners and the other of runners-up. No team is allowed to play a club from their group or any side from their own association in the knockout rounds.

Man United or Barcelona leading the race to sign this star striker

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Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has tipped Antoine Griezmann to join either Manchester United or Barcelona next summer.

The striker has been linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid, but Balague believes he will see out the season with his current club.

“Griezmann will stay at Atletico Madrid in the New Year, but Atleti are working on the assumption he is leaving next season,” he told Sky Sports.

Antonio Conte on PSG shortlist to replace Unai Emery

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is one of the candidates shortlisted by Paris Saint-Germain to replace Unai Emery, as per reports in France.

The Parisians are nine points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table and have qualified for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League but several members of the squad have apparently shown their discontent with the way Emery has run the club so far.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Merseysiders on alert as £18m playmaker considers future

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Javier Pastore has admitted he could leave the club in January, citing disappointment over a lack of playing time, reports talkSPORT.

Manchester United have joined Chelsea and Liverpool in the race for his signature, and could have some luck in signing the £18m man given his latest quotes in L’Equipe.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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France takes center stage in what's another busy week of soccer on your television.

Fresh off thumping Celtic in the Champions League, Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain face their toughest test in France to date. The French leaders travel south to face AS Monaco on Sunday, the defending Ligue 1 champions, in a match that will put their unbeaten record to the test.

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain battling for £60m Premier League star

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According to the Mirror, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain will compete for the signature of Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez. The 28-year-old will be out of contract with the Gunners in the summer and is no closer to extending his stay at the Emirates.

With foreign clubs able to negotiate a pre-contract six months before the deal expires, Paris Saint-Germain stand a great chance of luring the Chilean to the French capital.

UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League Wednesday Preview: Juventus hosts Barcelona, Roma travels to Atletico, and more

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Matchday 5 in the UEFA Champions League continues this week with several mouth-watering fixtures on display.

The premier match comes from Turin as Juventus hosts Barcelona in a rematch of last year's quarterfinals. Barcelona defeated the Old Lady 3-0 earlier this group-stage and is one of the in-form sides in all of Europe.

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.

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PSG approach Man Utd’s Marouane Fellaini

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Sevilla hope to complete £17.75m deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward

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Sevilla are close to completing a deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain attacking-midfielder Javier Pastore, reports Sport via talkSPORT. The 28-year-old has struggled for playing time this season and could be on his way out in January as a result.

Pastore has made just four Ligue 1 starts for PSG, racking up less than 400 minutes.