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No Balotelli, but Nice win in Ligue 1 again

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Paris (AFP) Nice may have been without Mario Balotelli but they ground out a 1-0 win at Nancy on Sunday to go back to the top of the Ligue 1 table.

With Balotelli, scorer of four goals in his first two appearances in French football, left behind on the Cote d'Azur due to an adductor problem, his fellow striker Alassane Plea scored the only goal of the game at the Stade Marcel-Picot.

No Balotelli, but Nice win in Ligue 1 again

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Paris (AFP) Nice may have been without Mario Balotelli but they ground out a 1-0 win at Nancy on Sunday to go back to the top of the Ligue 1 table.

With Balotelli, scorer of four goals in his first two appearances in French football, left behind on the Cote d'Azur due to an adductor problem, his fellow striker Alassane Plea scored the only goal of the game at the Stade Marcel-Picot.

Weakened Lyon slump to defeat at Lorient

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Paris (AFP) Lyon missed the chance to move level on points with stumbling champions Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Saturday after losing 1-0 at struggling Lorient.

Jimmy Cabot scored the only goal of the game early in the second half in Brittany as Lyon lost for the third time in the league already this season.

Weakened Lyon slump to defeat at Lorient

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Paris (AFP) Lyon missed the chance to move level on points with stumbling champions Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Saturday after losing 1-0 at struggling Lorient.

Jimmy Cabot scored the only goal of the game early in the second half in Brittany as Lyon lost for the third time in the league already this season.

Ten-man PSG stunned at Toulouse

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Paris (AFP) Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier was sent off against his old club as Paris Saint-Germain slumped to a 2-0 defeat away at Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Friday.

Aurier was shown a second yellow card for conceding a penalty that Yann Bodiger converted early in the second half to put Toulouse in front at Le Stadium.

Ten-man PSG stunned at Toulouse

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Paris (AFP) Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier was sent off against his old club as Paris Saint-Germain slumped to a 2-0 defeat away at Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Friday.

Aurier was shown a second yellow card for conceding a penalty that Yann Bodiger converted early in the second half to put Toulouse in front at Le Stadium.

Balotelli brace helps send Nice top of Ligue 1

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Paris (AFP) Controversial star Mario Balotelli continued his fine start to life on the French Riviera by helping fire Nice to the top of Ligue 1 on Wednesday.

The Italy international scored his second brace in as many league appearances for Nice in a 4-0 thumping of local rivals Monaco to leap-frog champions Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the table.

Nice second after Montpellier point

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Montpellier (France) (AFP) Newly-recruited playmaker Younes Belhanda grabbed a point for Nice in a 1-1 draw at Montpellier with a determined late strike on Sunday meaning his side climb above champions Paris Saint Germain into second place in Ligue 1.

Having come fourth last season, Nice lost their coach Claude Puel to Southampton while Hatem Ben Arfa moved on to PSG.

Nice second after Montpellier point

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Montpellier (France) (AFP) Newly-recruited playmaker Younes Belhanda grabbed a point for Nice in a 1-1 draw at Montpellier with a determined late strike on Sunday meaning his side climb above champions Paris Saint Germain into second place in Ligue 1.

Having come fourth last season, Nice lost their coach Claude Puel to Southampton while Hatem Ben Arfa moved on to PSG.

Falcao header fires Monaco top

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Paris (AFP) A towering Radamel Falcao header helped send Monaco top in France on Saturday as a 3-0 home win over Rennes saw them leapfrog Paris Saint Germain.

The win means Leonardo Jardim's Monaco have 13 points from five games ahead of PSG on ten, while Nice can join Monaco at the top with a win at Montpellier Sunday.

Falcao header fires Monaco top

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Paris (AFP) A towering Radamel Falcao header helped send Monaco top in France on Saturday as a 3-0 home win over Rennes saw them leapfrog Paris Saint Germain.

The win means Leonardo Jardim's Monaco have 13 points from five games ahead of PSG on ten, while Nice can join Monaco at the top with a win at Montpellier Sunday.

Diego Simeone shortens Atletico Madrid coaching contract

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Madrid (AFP) Highly rated coach Diego Simeone said Friday he has shortened his contract with Atletico Madrid by two years until June 2018, a move likely to stir fresh speculation about his future.

The 46-year-oldArgentine, who took Atletico to the Spanish league title in 2014 and the Champions League final last season, has been linked to many of Europe's top clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and Inter Milan.

Diego Simeone shortens Atletico Madrid coaching contract

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Madrid (AFP) Highly rated coach Diego Simeone said Friday he has shortened his contract with Atletico Madrid by two years until June 2018, a move likely to stir fresh speculation about his future.

The 46-year-oldArgentine, who took Atletico to the Spanish league title in 2014 and the Champions League final last season, has been linked to many of Europe's top clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and Inter Milan.

Higuain, Khedira fire blanks as Sevilla hold Juve

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Milan (AFP) Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala and Sami Khedira fired blanks as Sevilla held dominant but wasteful Juventus to a scoreless draw in their Champions League opener in Turin on Wednesday.

Juventus welcomed the Europa League champions looking to stretch their 17-match unbeaten run at home in Europe with a win that would get the tournament co-favourites off the mark.

Verratti tells Balotelli to get serious

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain's Italian midfielder Marco Verratti has challenged troubled Ligue 1 new boy Mario Balotelli to concentrate on his football all week long and not just on matchdays.

The former AC Milan, Manchester City and Liverpool striker scored twice on his debut for French outfit Nice on Sunday, where he is trying to resurrect his floundering career.

European Soccer

Friday Kickoff: Aguero, Silva, Real Madrid and more

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While one of the world's top defenders has seen his agent deny a move away, one of the world's top attackers signed a new deal to extend his stay with his current club.

Sergio Aguero has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract extension with Manchester City. (REPORT)

Thiago Silva's agent says the Paris Saint-Germain defender has not been in contact with AC Milan over a potential return.

Wednesday Kickoff: UEFA, Reus, Walcott and more

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UEFA is officially under new leadership, while a pair of star wingers are battling injuries that are keeping them out of action for the time being.

Slovenian lawyerAleksander Ceferinwas named UEFA president on Wednesday after winning the federation's election in a landslide. Ceferin will complete Michel Platini's term, which lasts until 2019, after the French legend was banned due to improper payments.

Arsenal

Wenger wants Hull of an effort from Gunners

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London (AFP) Arsene Wenger will expect his Arsenal side to offer more convincing signs of their ability to compete for the Premier League title when they visit Hull City on Saturday after a testing week in Europe.

A 1-1 draw at Paris Saint-Germain ensured the Gunners avoided defeat in their opening Champions League outing although the point came at the expense of a red card for Olivier Giroud.

Deep run in Champions League would be ideal parting gift from Arsene Wenger

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You can tell a lot about a manager's body language. In the case of Arsene Wenger, he seemed to be beaming inside after his team came back from a goal down to Paris Saint-Germain to draw 1-1 in the opening game of the UEFA Champions League Group Stage on Tuesday night.

It was an important result given that any points claimed away in Europe are gold.

Deep run in Champions League would be ideal parting gift from Arsene Wenger

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You can tell a lot about a manager's body language. In the case of Arsene Wenger, he seemed to be beaming inside after his team came back from a goal down to Paris Saint-Germain to draw 1-1 in the opening game of the UEFA Champions League Group Stage on Tuesday night.

It was an important result given that any points claimed away in Europe are gold.

Champions League Roundup: Feast for strikers but Arsenal and Juventus stumble

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The Champions League group stages kicked off across Europe this week and while it was a resumption of regular duties for some teams, harsh reality befell some others.

16 matchday one games saw 50 goals, with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund accounting for 22 of those 50 goals.

PSG 1-1 Arsenal: 4 talking points from the Champions League clash

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Arsenal drew PSG 1-1 in Paris, earning a valuable point, in the first round of the Champions League. A point away against PSG is a good result in any scenario. The Gunners would be happy with getting the crucial away goal, but would feel, their performance should have been better. Arsene Wenger has received some criticism for his team selection and tactics.

Wenger hails ‘world-class’ Ospina after PSG draw

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Paris (AFP) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger described David Ospina as "world-class" after the Colombian goalkeeper justified his selection in Tuesday's Champions League draw with Paris Saint-Germain with several decisive saves.

Ospina was beaten by Edinson Cavani's header inside the opening minute at the Parc des Princes but foiled the French champions on several other occasions as Alexis Sanchez's late leveller ensured a 1-1 draw in the Group A opener.

Wenger hails ‘world-class’ Ospina after PSG draw

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Paris (AFP) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger described David Ospina as "world-class" after the Colombian goalkeeper justified his selection in Tuesday's Champions League draw with Paris Saint-Germain with several decisive saves.

Ospina was beaten by Edinson Cavani's header inside the opening minute at the Parc des Princes but foiled the French champions on several other occasions as Alexis Sanchez's late leveller ensured a 1-1 draw in the Group A opener.

Sanchez rescues draw for Arsenal in Paris

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Paris (AFP) Alexis Sanchez struck with 12 minutes left as Arsenal came from behind to earn an unlikely 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.

PSG had led virtually from kick-off, an Edinson Cavani header opening the scoring as the clock ticked onto 42 seconds at the Parc des Princes.

Sanchez rescues draw for Arsenal in Paris

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Paris (AFP) Alexis Sanchez struck with 12 minutes left as Arsenal came from behind to earn an unlikely 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.

PSG had led virtually from kick-off, an Edinson Cavani header opening the scoring as the clock ticked onto 42 seconds at the Parc des Princes.

Tuesday Kickoff: Silva, Terry, Jesus and more

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One star defender is set to make his return, while another will miss a big match this weekend.

Thiago Silva, who has been out of action since July due to a hip injury, could make his return on Tuesday as Paris Saint-Germain takes on Arsenal. (REPORT)

Chelsea defender John Terry will miss Friday's clash with Liverpool due to a foot injury.

PSG v Arsenal Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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Arsenal are in the French capital of Paris today as they prepare to take on Paris Saint-Germain in their opening Champions League group game. We have had doubts over the fitness of Laurent Koscielny, but Arsene Wenger appeared to reveal that he would be able to feature tonight, which will be a huge boost to [.

Where to find Paris Saint-Germain vs. Arsenal on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Paris Saint-Germain vs. Arsenal, you've come to the right place.

With Arsene Wenger revealing this week that PSG has approached the manager several times to convince him to take charge at the Parisian club, there's no doubt that the ties between PSG and Arsenal are close.

Where to find Paris Saint-Germain vs. Arsenal on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Paris Saint-Germain vs. Arsenal, you've come to the right place.

With Arsene Wenger revealing this week that PSG has approached the manager several times to convince him to take charge at the Parisian club, there's no doubt that the ties between PSG and Arsenal are close.

Champions League 2016/17, Group Stage: Fixtures, Preview & Score predictions

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This season’s Champions League campaign kicks off later today and the European heavyweights will be looking to make a bright start.

The likes of Juventus, Manchester City and Barcelona will be fired up after a disappointing European campaign last season. Atletico Madrid will look end their poor run of form in the finals and win the trophy this year.

Wenger eyes European improvement as Arsenal face PSG

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Paris (AFP) Arsene Wenger is looking for Arsenal to show greater consistency in the Champions League, starting with a positive result when they begin their campaign at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

A year ago the Gunners lost their opening two group games before scraping through to the last 16 behind Bayern Munich, only to fall at that stage for the sixth year running.

Wenger eyes European improvement as Arsenal face PSG

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Paris (AFP) Arsene Wenger is looking for Arsenal to show greater consistency in the Champions League, starting with a positive result when they begin their campaign at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

A year ago the Gunners lost their opening two group games before scraping through to the last 16 behind Bayern Munich, only to fall at that stage for the sixth year running.

4-3-3 v PSG: Arsenal without five first team players for vital UCL clash; Team News, Key Stats and Predicted Lineups

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Paris Saint-Germain vs Arsenal predictions, betting tips, team news, and stats ahead of this weekend’s Champions League fixture.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Arsenal
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Kick-off Time: 19:45 pm BST, 13th September 2016
Venue: Parc Des Princes

Arsenal’s Team News & Preview

Arsenal begin their Champions League campaign against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

Guardiola, Ancelotti begin European quest with new clubs

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Paris (AFP) AFP Sports looks ahead to Tuesday's opening round of group matches in the Champions League as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City kick off their respective European campaigns (all kick-offs 1945 GMT):

Group A

At Paris

Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) v Arsenal (ENG)

Under-pressure PSG coach Unai Emery makes his Champions League bow with his new charges after leading Sevilla to three consecutive Europa League titles.

Wenger buoyant for PSG clash after Saints win

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London (AFP) It was deep into injury time and Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal side were facing the ignominy of being booed from their Emirates pitch for the second time in this nascent Premier League season.

And then up popped Santi Cazorla to score a controversial spot-kick in the fourth minute of added-on time after referee Bobby Madley judged Jose Fonte to have pulled down Olivier Giroud a decision that left Southampton boss Claude Puel fuming.

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Can one of Man City, Juventus and PSG win the Champions League?

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The UEFA Champions League is one of the most-watched club football tournaments in the world, and when you look at the teams competing in this season’s competition it is easy to see why.

Barcelona are the pre-tournament favourites (+300 to win the Champions League), closely followed by Germany’s Bayern Munich (+350), and Barcelona’s Spanish arch-rivals Real Madrid (+500).

FIFA 17: Career Mode, Frostbite and Gameplay

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FIFA 17 is all set for its official launch later this month and all eyes will be on the FIFA 17 demo which comes out early next week.

FIFA 17 is one of the most anticipated video games of the year and will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The official release date of the full version of FIFA 17 is on Thursday, 29th September (The UK and worldwide).

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Paris Saint-Germain 2016/17 Nike Third Kit

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French Ligue 1 title favorites Paris Saint-Germain today launched their 2016/17 Nike third kit. The [...]

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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Sunday isn't the busiest day of soccer action, but several of the game's heavy hitters take the field on a day that features plenty of interesting matchups.

In England, Premier League contenders Chelsea return to action for a visit to Wales to take on Swansea City. Sunday could see the reintroduction of centerback David Luiz, who could see the field for the club after recently joining from Paris Saint-Germain.