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Emery’s PSG face Marseille fight

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain must win their Ligue 1 grudge match at resurgent Marseille with the club’s Qatari owners demanding nothing less than the successful defence of their title.

Such are the demands at PSG that should they lose to their bitter southern rivals on Sunday and drop six points behind leaders Monaco it would be considered a crisis.

Emery’s PSG face Marseille fight

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain must win their Ligue 1 grudge match at resurgent Marseille with the club’s Qatari owners demanding nothing less than the successful defence of their title.

Such are the demands at PSG that should they lose to their bitter southern rivals on Sunday and drop six points behind leaders Monaco it would be considered a crisis.

PSG football fans banned from Marseille trip – police

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Marseille (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain fans have been barred from Sunday’s Ligue 1 trip to Marseille, local police said on Tuesday.

Champions PSG are due to play bitter rivals Marseille at the Velodrome on Sunday evening.

Previous matches between the sides have been marred by trouble between opposing fans.

Lowly Leganes hand Barca chance to lick PSG wounds

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Madrid (AFP) – Still reeling from their humiliation at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona can’t afford a Champions League hangover as they return to La Liga action at home to Leganes on Sunday.

Barca trail league leaders Real Madrid by a point, but have also played two games more than their title rivals, leaving Luis Enrique’s men little room for error in their quest for a third straight La Liga title.

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique lambasted after PSG humbling

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona coach Luis Enrique floundered in the firing line on Wednesday after what he called a “disastrous” 4-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain left the Spanish champions on the brink of their earliest Champions League exit in a decade.

Enrique confronted a television reporter working for Catalan station TV3 after the match, while his tactics were criticised by Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets.

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique lambasted after PSG humbling

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona coach Luis Enrique floundered in the firing line on Wednesday after what he called a “disastrous” 4-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain left the Spanish champions on the brink of their earliest Champions League exit in a decade.

Enrique confronted a television reporter working for Catalan station TV3 after the match, while his tactics were criticised by Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets.

PSG defeat ‘disastrous’ for Barcelona – Luis Enrique

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Paris (AFP) – Barcelona coach Luis Enrique admitted his side need a “heroic performance” in the return to stand any chance of overturning a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Tuesday.

“It is difficult to explain. They were superior to us from the start.

Di Maria stars as brilliant PSG stun Barcelona

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Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria scored a brilliant brace on his birthday as Paris Saint-Germain sensationally destroyed Barcelona 4-0 at the Parc des Princes in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Tuesday.

Di Maria, the former Real Madrid star, opened the scoring in the 18th minute and curled in another 10 minutes into the second half to celebrate his 29th birthday in style.

Draxler starts for PSG against Barcelona

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery has selected January signing Julian Draxler for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League last 16 first leg against Barcelona at the Parc des Princes.

The German World Cup winner, formerly of Wolfsburg, gets the nod ahead of Lucas Moura to start on the right flank, while Angel Di Maria will play on the other side in support of Edinson Cavani.

PSG boss Nasser ready for intense times

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Doha (AFP) – The next few days promise to be intense for Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chairman of Paris Saint-Germain and arguably the most recognisable face behind tiny Qatar’s global sporting rise.

On Tuesday night he will take his seat in the Presidentielle Stand at the Parc des Princes for the first leg of the crucial Champions League last 16 tie against Barcelona.

PSG boss Nasser ready for intense times

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Doha (AFP) – The next few days promise to be intense for Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chairman of Paris Saint-Germain and arguably the most recognisable face behind tiny Qatar’s global sporting rise.

On Tuesday night he will take his seat in the Presidentielle Stand at the Parc des Princes for the first leg of the crucial Champions League last 16 tie against Barcelona.

PSG host Barcelona in Champions League last-16 first leg tie

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain host Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday with their Spanish coach Unai Emery desperate to improve his awful personal record against the Catalans.

Emery was brought to the French capital last year as the successor to Laurent Blanc in order to help take PSG to the next level in Europe after four consecutive quarter-final exits in the Champions League.

PSG host Barcelona in Champions League last-16 first leg tie

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain host Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday with their Spanish coach Unai Emery desperate to improve his awful personal record against the Catalans.

Emery was brought to the French capital last year as the successor to Laurent Blanc in order to help take PSG to the next level in Europe after four consecutive quarter-final exits in the Champions League.

Cavani, Di Maria fire PSG past Bordeaux as Barca loom

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Bordeaux (AFP) – Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria stole the show in Paris Saint Germain’s 3-0 win at Bordeaux on Friday in an ideal warm-up for next week’s Champions League clash with Barcelona.

PSG joined Monaco, who face Metz on Saturday, on 55 points at the top of Ligue 1 but remain second on goal difference.

Cavani, Di Maria fire PSG past Bordeaux as Barca loom

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Bordeaux (AFP) – Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria stole the show in Paris Saint Germain’s 3-0 win at Bordeaux on Friday in an ideal warm-up for next week’s Champions League clash with Barcelona.

PSG joined Monaco, who face Metz on Saturday, on 55 points at the top of Ligue 1 but remain second on goal difference.

Lucas rescues PSG, 10-man Monaco edge Montpellier

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Paris (AFP) – Lucas grabbed a controversial late winner as Paris Saint-Germain beat Lille 2-1 on Tuesday to stay three points behind Monaco after the Ligue 1 leaders secured a gritty 2-1 victory at Montpellier.

Edinson Cavani netted his league-leading 23rd goal of the season to put the reigning champions ahead on 70 minutes at the Parc des Princes.

Lucas rescues PSG, 10-man Monaco edge Montpellier

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Paris (AFP) – Lucas grabbed a controversial late winner as Paris Saint-Germain beat Lille 2-1 on Tuesday to stay three points behind Monaco after the Ligue 1 leaders secured a gritty 2-1 victory at Montpellier.

Edinson Cavani netted his league-leading 23rd goal of the season to put the reigning champions ahead on 70 minutes at the Parc des Princes.

Last-gasp Silva rescues Monaco at PSG

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Paris (AFP) Bernardo Silva struck an injury-time equaliser as Monaco salvaged a deserved point in a 1-1 draw at reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain to keep the visitors top of Ligue 1.

Edinson Cavani scored his 21st league goal of the season with an 81st-minute penalty at the Parc des Princes, but Portugal international Silva fired home in stoppage time to thwart the hosts.

PSG net Portuguese star Guedes

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint Germain confirmed Wednesday they had signed Portuguese forward Goncalo Guedes from Benfica for around 30 million euros ($32 million).

The rangy Guedes, just 20 and blessed with mazy dribbling skills, impressed last season as Benfica motored to the title and PSG have captured him on a four-and-a-half year deal.

PSG net Portuguese star Guedes

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint Germain confirmed Wednesday they had signed Portuguese forward Goncalo Guedes from Benfica for around 30 million euros ($32 million).

The rangy Guedes, just 20 and blessed with mazy dribbling skills, impressed last season as Benfica motored to the title and PSG have captured him on a four-and-a-half year deal.

Cavani hits double for impressive PSG

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Paris (AFP) Edinson Cavani struck his 19th and 20th goals of the Ligue 1 season as French champions Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 at in-form Nantes on Saturday.

The impressive away win leaves PSG still in third, but they are now just a point behind leaders Nice and level with Monaco, who have a game in hand on Sunday at home to Lorient.

PSG better option than China, says Angel Di Maria

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria has insisted he wants to see out his contract with the French champions, dismissing speculation he could move to the cash-rich Chinese Super League.

"There are two years left on my contract," Di Maria, who joined PSG from Manchester United in August 2015, told ESPN Argentina.

PSG better option than China, says Angel Di Maria

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria has insisted he wants to see out his contract with the French champions, dismissing speculation he could move to the cash-rich Chinese Super League.

"There are two years left on my contract," Di Maria, who joined PSG from Manchester United in August 2015, told ESPN Argentina.

Draxler winner delivers immediate return for PSG

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Paris (AFP) New boy Julian Draxler produced a brilliant first-time finish to give Paris Saint Germain a 1-0 win at Rennes on his Ligue 1 debut for the champions on Saturday.

The victory lifts PSG level second with Monaco on 42 points, two behind table-toppers Nice, who host lowly Metz Sunday, while the Monegasques face a tough trip along the coast to Marseille.

Draxler winner delivers immediate return for PSG

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Paris (AFP) New boy Julian Draxler produced a brilliant first-time finish to give Paris Saint Germain a 1-0 win at Rennes on his Ligue 1 debut for the champions on Saturday.

The victory lifts PSG level second with Monaco on 42 points, two behind table-toppers Nice, who host lowly Metz Sunday, while the Monegasques face a tough trip along the coast to Marseille.

Thiago Silva nods holders PSG into last four

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Paris (AFP) Captain Thiago Silva showed the wasteful Edinson Cavani how to do it with two crashing headers as holders Paris Saint-Germain surged into the semi-finals of the French League Cup with a 2-0 win over Metz on Wednesday.

Also into the last four are Nancy, Monaco and Bordeaux, who won their quarter-final 3-2 at home to Guingamp earlier in the evening.

Thiago Silva nods holders PSG into last four

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Paris (AFP) Captain Thiago Silva showed the wasteful Edinson Cavani how to do it with two crashing headers as holders Paris Saint-Germain surged into the semi-finals of the French League Cup with a 2-0 win over Metz on Wednesday.

Also into the last four are Nancy, Monaco and Bordeaux, who won their quarter-final 3-2 at home to Guingamp earlier in the evening.

Arsenal

Injury blows for Arsenal AND Bayern Munich but which is worse?

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Just when it looks like Arsenal have caught a break for a change, like when PSG messed up their final game in the Champions League group stage to let Arsenal steal in and finish on top, lady luck remembers that Arsene Wenger is on her hit list and she strikes back, such as giving us [...]

“Another one that got away from Arsenal” – Arsenal fans rue missing out on PSG star

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PSG put in an unbelievable performance to beat La Liga giants, Barcelona on Tuesday night. Among...

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Julian Draxler would like to see This Arsenal star join him at PSG

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PSG’s new January signing, Julian Draxler, has admitted that Mesut Özil is the one German international he would love to see join him at the French club in the future.

The 23-year-old winger joined PSG from Wolfsburg during the January transfer window in a big money move.

Please! Arsenal boss urged to land £30M Vieira replacement

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Former Arsenal youth Fabrice Muamba has urge his former side to bring Blaise Matuidi to the Emirates this summer. Muamba had his career ended prematurely after suffering cardiac arrest whilst on the football pitch during an FA Cup match between his then side Bolton and Tottenham Hotspur. It's somewhat of a miracle that he survived [.

Ligue 1 star confirms desire to move to the Premier League

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Arsenal's long-standing target Edinson Cavani has finally responded to the transfer rumours,...

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Arsene Wenger gives green light on £38 million deal

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Arsène Wenger has reportedly expressed an interest in PSG's Lucas Moura, as uncertainty arises over...

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Which of the two loanable PSG stars would Arsenal fans prefer?

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Arsenal are one of a number of clubs in the Premier League that are said to be on alert after the French champions PSG made it known that two of their first team stars would be allowed to move on from the Parc Des Princes in the current winter transfer window. The two players in [...]

Champions League

Il Psg asfalta il Barcellona, 4 a 0 al Parco dei Principi. Benfica di misura sul Dortmund

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Clamoroso ma meritato 4 a 0 del Psg al Barcellona, nell'andata degli ottavi di Champions League. Cavani e compagni disputano la gara perfetta e travolgono il team di Luis Enrique, ipotecando la qualificazione ai quarti di finale. Nell'altra sfida vittoria di misura del Benfica (firmata Mitroglou) su un Dortmund sciupone (tante le chance fallite, soprattutto [.

Soccer TV: PSG vs Barcelona

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It's the Champions League knockout round on the Tuesday soccer TV schedule with PSG playing Barcelona and Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund.

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Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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The long-awaited return of the UEFA Champions League comes on Tuesday, as a few heavyweights of the European game square off against each other.

Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain headline the marquee in a star-studded round of 16 clash at the Parc des Princes that could go a long way in determining the two-legged tie.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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After chasing Monaco for the better part of the season, Paris Saint-Germain has a chance to catch up with the Ligue 1 leaders this weekend when they square off at Parc des Princes.

PSG, who has been riding on the fine form of Edinson Cavani, will have to find a way to outscore the high-octaneoffense of Monaco, which leads Ligue 1 with 64 goals through 21 matches.

Middlesbrough In Talks To Bring Jese Rodriguez In On Loan For Remainder Of Season

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Eight months ago he was winning the Champions League with Real Madrid and now, via PSG, it looks like Jese Rodriguez is about to turn up in Middlesbrough.

Hardly the most well-trodden of football paths.

Anyway, it's being widely reported that Jese is in talks with Boro' over a six-month loan deal after failing to make a dint at PSG since his £21million move last August.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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Edinson Cavani's impeccable form as of late has Paris Saint-Germain thinking of yet another Coupe de La Ligue title this season, and the club will try to take its next step toward accomplishing that feat on Tuesday.

The three-time reigning champion of the competition will travel to take on Bordeaux in the semifinals today with its Argentine striker playing at his personal best.