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PSG rout Monaco to reach French Cup final

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Paris (AFP) – Edinson Cavani celebrated his new contract with his 45th goal of the season as holders Paris Saint-Germain demolished an inexperienced Monaco 5-0 to reach next month’s French Cup final against Angers.

Julian Draxler prodded PSG ahead on 26 minutes at the Parc des Princes and Cavani, who on Tuesday signed an extension through to 2020, swiftly doubled the lead as Unai Emery’s side dominated their understrength opponents.

PSG rout Monaco to reach French Cup final

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Paris (AFP) – Edinson Cavani celebrated his new contract with his 45th goal of the season as holders Paris Saint-Germain demolished an inexperienced Monaco 5-0 to reach next month’s French Cup final against Angers.

Julian Draxler prodded PSG ahead on 26 minutes at the Parc des Princes and Cavani, who on Tuesday signed an extension through to 2020, swiftly doubled the lead as Unai Emery’s side dominated their understrength opponents.

Heroic Matuidi sinks Metz as PSG catch Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Blaise Matuidi scored a 93rd-minute winner as Paris Saint-Germain recovered from throwing away a two-goal lead to beat Metz 3-2 on Tuesday and move level with Ligue 1 leaders Monaco.

Edinson Cavani netted his 30th league goal of the season and Matuidi quickly added a second at the Stade Saint-Symphorien as PSG sought to crank up the pressure on Monaco.

Heroic Matuidi sinks Metz as PSG catch Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Blaise Matuidi scored a 93rd-minute winner as Paris Saint-Germain recovered from throwing away a two-goal lead to beat Metz 3-2 on Tuesday and move level with Ligue 1 leaders Monaco.

Edinson Cavani netted his 30th league goal of the season and Matuidi quickly added a second at the Stade Saint-Symphorien as PSG sought to crank up the pressure on Monaco.

Football: Di Maria sends PSG level with Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria scored a brace to keep Paris Saint-Germain hot on Ligue 1 leaders Monaco’s heels with a 2-0 win at Angers on Friday.

The Argentina international showed his class with one sublime and another clinical finish as PSG moved level on points at the top of the table.

Football: Di Maria sends PSG level with Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria scored a brace to keep Paris Saint-Germain hot on Ligue 1 leaders Monaco’s heels with a 2-0 win at Angers on Friday.

The Argentina international showed his class with one sublime and another clinical finish as PSG moved level on points at the top of the table.

Di Maria sends PSG level with Monaco

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Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria scored a brace to keep Paris Saint-Germain hot on Ligue 1 leaders Monaco’s heels with a 2-0 win at Angers on Friday.

The Argentina international showed his class with one sublime and another clinical finish as PSG moved level on points at the top of the table.

Ben Arfa double puts PSG in French Cup semis

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Paris (AFP) – Recalled Hatem Ben Arfa scored twice as holders Paris Saint-Germain eventually saw off third-tier Avranches 4-0 to ease into the French Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.

It keeps alive PSG’s hopes of a third consecutive clean sweep of domestic honours and they join Ligue 1 title rivals Monaco and Guingamp and Angers in the last four.

Ben Arfa double puts PSG in French Cup semis

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Paris (AFP) – Recalled Hatem Ben Arfa scored twice as holders Paris Saint-Germain eventually saw off third-tier Avranches 4-0 to ease into the French Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.

It keeps alive PSG’s hopes of a third consecutive clean sweep of domestic honours and they join Ligue 1 title rivals Monaco and Guingamp and Angers in the last four.

Sidibe adds to Monaco injury woes for PSG final

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Monaco (AFP) – France international full-back Djibril Sidibe is a major doubt for Monaco ahead of Saturday’s French League Cup final against Paris Saint-Germain, his club said on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old injured his ribs in the 3-1 World Cup qualifying victory in Luxembourg last Saturday.

Shirley Cruz – Costa Rican dynamo and PSG star

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Paris (AFP) – Costa Rican Shirley Cruz never thought she would earn a living from football. But on Thursday she will lead out Paris Saint-Germain for their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich.

“In Costa Rica football is just a way of getting an education,” she told AFP in the French capital, where PSG fans are haunted by the 6-1 humiliation of the men’s side at Barcelona in the Champions League earlier this month.

Shirley Cruz – Costa Rican dynamo and PSG star

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Paris (AFP) – Costa Rican Shirley Cruz never thought she would earn a living from football. But on Thursday she will lead out Paris Saint-Germain for their Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich.

“In Costa Rica football is just a way of getting an education,” she told AFP in the French capital, where PSG fans are haunted by the 6-1 humiliation of the men’s side at Barcelona in the Champions League earlier this month.

PSG contract offer ‘fake news’ – Wenger

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Paris (AFP) – Under-pressure Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dismissed as “fake news” reports that Paris Saint-Germain had offered him a two-year deal at the French champions.

The Frenchman is facing a fan backlash at Arsenal after a rotten run of form and British tabloid The Sun said on Monday that PSG had offered him a contract to replace Unai Emery this summer.

PSG contract offer ‘fake news’ – Wenger

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Paris (AFP) – Under-pressure Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dismissed as “fake news” reports that Paris Saint-Germain had offered him a two-year deal at the French champions.

The Frenchman is facing a fan backlash at Arsenal after a rotten run of form and British tabloid The Sun said on Monday that PSG had offered him a contract to replace Unai Emery this summer.

‘Phenomenon’ Mbappe keeps Monaco ahead of PSG

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Paris (AFP) – Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe was described as a “phenomenon” after inspiring Monaco to a 3-0 win at Caen on Sunday as the French Ligue 1 leaders maintained their three-point advantage over Paris Saint-Germain.

Monaco now have 71 points with eight games to play although Paris stayed in their slipstream after the four-time defending champions came back from a goal down to beat Lyon 2-1.

‘Phenomenon’ Mbappe keeps Monaco ahead of PSG

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Paris (AFP) – Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe was described as a “phenomenon” after inspiring Monaco to a 3-0 win at Caen on Sunday as the French Ligue 1 leaders maintained their three-point advantage over Paris Saint-Germain.

Monaco now have 71 points with eight games to play although Paris stayed in their slipstream after the four-time defending champions came back from a goal down to beat Lyon 2-1.

Balotelli backs Monaco ahead of PSG in title tussle

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli says Manchester City’s mid-week slayers Monaco have the stars and the spirit to edge a reeling Paris Saint-Germain in a tight French title race.

With nine games to go it is a three-way tussle between Balotelli’s Nice, PSG and Monaco, with the latter underlining their rich promise by ejecting Pep Guardiola’s City in the Champions League last 16.

Balotelli backs Monaco ahead of PSG in title tussle

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Paris (AFP) – Mario Balotelli says Manchester City’s mid-week slayers Monaco have the stars and the spirit to edge a reeling Paris Saint-Germain in a tight French title race.

With nine games to go it is a three-way tussle between Balotelli’s Nice, PSG and Monaco, with the latter underlining their rich promise by ejecting Pep Guardiola’s City in the Champions League last 16.

PSG condemn Barca collapse ref in letter to UEFA

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain have sent a letter of complaint to UEFA about the referee who oversaw their spectacular collapse to Barcelona, accusing him of ruining their Champions League campaign.

The Spanish champions’ historic win was overshadowed by a series of controversial calls from German referee Deniz Aytekin and he awarded them two penalties on the way to a 6-1 hammering last week to surge into the quarter-finals.

Wounded PSG grind out win at Lorient

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Paris (AFP) – Christopher Nkunku’s first Ligue 1 goal helped Paris Saint-Germain avoid further embarrassment with Sunday’s 2-1 win at Lorient providing some minor relief following their Champions League humiliation.

Four days after a historic meltdown in Barcelona, Edinson Cavani flicked on a corner that brushed Benjamin Jeannot and went down as an own goal to give PSG a 28th-minute lead at the Stade du Moustoir.

Barca suffer PSG hangover in Deportivo defeat

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona suffered a hangover from their remarkable Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain as Alex Bergantinos’s winner 16 minutes from time handed Deportivo la Coruna a famous 2-1 win on Sunday.

Joselu had fired Deportivo into a first-half lead before Luis Suarez levelled in the first minute of the second period.

PSG boss gets ‘full support’ despite Barca horror show

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery received the “full and entire support” of the club’s demanding Qatari owners on Friday despite presiding over their 6-1 Champions League humiliation at Barcelona.

“Unai has the qualities in which we believe. He has my full and entire support,” PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi told Le Parisien newspaper.

PSG boss gets ‘full support’ despite Barca horror show

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery received the “full and entire support” of the club’s demanding Qatari owners on Friday despite presiding over their 6-1 Champions League humiliation at Barcelona.

“Unai has the qualities in which we believe. He has my full and entire support,” PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi told Le Parisien newspaper.

PSG fan kills friend over mockery

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Libreville (AFP) – A Paris Saint-Germain fan in Gabon killed his friend after getting fed up with being mocked about the French club’s Champions League defeat over post-match drinks, a judicial source said Friday.

The 18-year-old stabbed his friend in the neck after watching the match late Wednesday in Libreville, the judicial source told AFP, confirming a front-page report in the daily L’Union.

Skipper Silva a symbol of PSG’s failure

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Paris (AFP) – There may not have been the dramatic tears this time but there was a familiar feeling of agony for Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva on Wednesday as his side suffered their absurd Champions League humiliation.

Silva was derided for letting his emotions get the better of him as he captained Brazil at the 2014 World Cup, images of him in tears after a penalty shoot-out win over Chile seen as evidence of a mentally weak side.

PSG supporter hurt in Motta car incident

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Paris (AFP) – After the humiliation of letting in six goals against Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Motta’s night went from bad to worse after he hit a supporter with his sportscar after flying back home early Thursday.

Around 30 supporters, furious about the team’s defeat, were waiting for the Paris players as they emerged from Le Bourget airport outside the French capital in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Monaco

Where to find PSG vs. Monaco Coupe de France semi-final on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch PSG vs. Monaco, you’ve come to the right place.

The two best teams in France clash today in the Coupe de France semi-final to determine who will face Angers SCO in the final in late May. The French cup game will be played at Parc des Princes in Paris, France.

Where to find PSG vs. Monaco Coupe de France semi-final on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch PSG vs. Monaco, you’ve come to the right place.

The two best teams in France clash today in the Coupe de France semi-final to determine who will face Angers SCO in the final in late May. The French cup game will be played at Parc des Princes in Paris, France.

FC Barcelona

Champions League: Juventus Full-Back Dani Alves Misses Kick-Off After Greeting Old Friends On Barcelona Bench (Video)

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On Wednesday night, Barcelona failed to recreate their dramatic comeback against PSG in the Last 16 of the Champions League against Juventus, instead going down 3-0 on aggregate after a goalless game at the Nou Camp.

Juve produced a trademark stalwart defensive display, with full-back Dani Alves impressive throughout.

Champions League: PSG Send Letter To UEFA Listing Every Mistake Made By Referee Deniz Aytekin During Barcelona Match

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Showing anigh-on admirable refusal to let it lie, PSG have reportedly cobbled together a list of all the mistakes made by the referee during their Champions League second-leg capitulation against Barcelona and submitted it to UEFA.

According to Le Parisien (who claim to have gleaned their information fromMARCA andGazzetta dello Sport), PSG's top brass have compiled a list of what they deem to be every error madeby referee Deniz Aytekin throughout the duration of the match.

Champions League: Thousands Of Peeved PSG Fans Sign Petition To Have Barcelona Match Replayed

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As is seemingly the done thing these days, a peeved fan has launched a petition to have Barcelona's Champions League remarkable win over PSG replayed because he refuses to acknowledgethe result.

Luis Olmedo, a Real Madrid supporter, started a petition over the weekend on the basis that Barca supposedly received several favourable refereeing decisions on their way to overturning PSG's 4-0 first-leg lead at the Camp Nou last Wednesday.

Nou Campy

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Last Wednesday, FC Barcelona beat PSG in the second leg at home in the Camp Nou to advance in the Champions League. Barca features three of the soccer's best attacking players Messi, Neymar, and Suarez and, before the first game, they were expected to advance past the Parisians. Then, Barca went and lost the first leg by four goals.

Some Soccer News for Mar 9, 2017

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It's Day 68 of 2017.


Tuesday was an extraordinary day in the UEFA Champions League.

American Christian Pulisic had a huge game for Dortmund and they rolled into the next round. (See more below in Americans Abroad.)

But the biggest story was Barcelona overcoming a 4-0 loss at PSG in the 1st Leg only to score SIX goals at home and win the series 6-5.

Barcelona upset, Women's day posts, farting kid, and more: Thursday Freedom Kicks

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Your Thursday morning links

Hello! I'm writing this on Thursday morning since days of the week can be hard sometimes. Anyways, here's what happened yesterday!

Barcelona completes greatest Champions League comeback ever, beats PSG 6-5 - SBNation.com'Like a film': Barcelona Stuns Paris St.

‘The Pain Was Unbearable’ – Heartbreaking Tale Of Dutch Fan Who Left Camp Nou In 83rd Minute To Avoid The Crowds

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While the 90,000-odd people still inside the Camp Nou were erupting during the final few minutes of Barcelona'sepic win over PSG last night, one poor schmuck was stood outside wondering what all the fuss was about.

That man wasCris Rolandus, who travelled to the match from his home in Rotterdam only to leave the stadium in the 83rd minute to avoid the crowds.

Arsenal

PSG prepare summer move for £17.5m Arsenal forward

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Could PSG give Wenger an easy exit from Arsenal?

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PSG could be interested in taking Wenger on! Arsenal.com did something unusual earlier in making a club statement in regards to the current ongoing saga surrounding Arsene Wenger's future. Arsenal are notorious of keeping the fans in the dark over anything from transfer deals to contract situations, whilst as for Arsene Wenger, the Frenchman himself [.

Manchester United

Fosu-Mensah: I dream of spending forever at this beautiful club

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Tim Fosu-Mensah has given an interview with Manchester United's official site where he discusses his favourite goal, his dreams and comparisons with Paul Pogba.

What's the best goal you've ever seen – live and on TV?
I think of two great goals. The long-range one from Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] for Sweden against England.

The International Champions Cup is on for 2017

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Wednesday's soccer news starts with the announcement for this summer's International Champions Cup. The 2017 edition brings Juventus, Spurs, Roma, Manchester United, Manchester City, PSG, Real Madrid, and Barcelona to NFL stadiums, Orlando's Camping World Stadium, and Red Bull Arena. It's yet another chance to see the giants of European soccer without having to sit through an eight-hour plane ride.

The Rest

‘No Thanks, I’d Rather Die’ – Andre-Pierre Gignac Coy On Rumours Linking Him With Summer Move To PSG

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Not that it was ever actually on the cards, but it looks like you can go ahead a nip any prospectof Andre-PierreGignac joining PSG in the bud right now.

Gignac is currently one goal shy of his half-century for Mexican side Tigres (in just 86 appearances), who he joined after spending five years banging them in for his hometown club, Olympique Marseille.