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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.

Silva and Di Maria back for PSG after missing Madrid defeat

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Paris (AFP) – Thiago Silva and Angel Di Maria were recalled by Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday after coach Unai Emery faced criticism for dropping them for the Champions League tie against Real Madrid.

Emery dispensed with the pair for the 3-1 defeat to Madrid on Wednesday, a decision that baffled Brazilian veteran Silva’s wife who slammed the coach on social media, saying: “Tactics, tactics, what tactics?

PSG coach refuses ‘future’ talk after Real defeat

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery refused to “waste his energy” worrying about his job after the 3-1 first-leg last-16 defeat to Real Madrid when questioned on Friday.

One of the sub plots of the “clash of the round” was which manager, Emery or Madrid handler Zinedine Zidane, would lose his job if his side lost.

Emery’s PSG under pressure after Madrid setback

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Paris (AFP) – Runaway Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain find themselves under pressure for the first time this season after Wednesday’s Champions League defeat at Real Madrid.

Unai Emery’s men have blown away all before them domestically this term, but with world-record signing Neymar failing to fire and captain Thiago Silva left to sulk on the Santiago Bernabeu bench, Cristiano Ronaldo led struggling Real to a 3-1, first-leg win.

Emery’s PSG under pressure after Madrid setback

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Paris (AFP) – Runaway Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain find themselves under pressure for the first time this season after Wednesday’s Champions League defeat at Real Madrid.

Unai Emery’s men have blown away all before them domestically this term, but with world-record signing Neymar failing to fire and captain Thiago Silva left to sulk on the Santiago Bernabeu bench, Cristiano Ronaldo led struggling Real to a 3-1, first-leg win.

Neymar and PSG aim to depose mighty Real in Champions League

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Madrid (AFP) – Title-holders Real Madrid face Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain in a blockbuster Champions League clash on Wednesday with the French club needing to erase the painful memory of their collapse last time they came to Spain.

Propelled by the riches of their Qatari owners, PSG dream of following in Real’s footsteps and becoming kings of Europe, a year after their humiliating exit in the last 16 at the hands of Barcelona.

Neymar and PSG aim to depose mighty Real in Champions League

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Madrid (AFP) – Title-holders Real Madrid face Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain in a blockbuster Champions League clash on Wednesday with the French club needing to erase the painful memory of their collapse last time they came to Spain.

Propelled by the riches of their Qatari owners, PSG dream of following in Real’s footsteps and becoming kings of Europe, a year after their humiliating exit in the last 16 at the hands of Barcelona.

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.

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 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 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.

French Cup kings PSG wait for January transfer moves

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain play their first game in 2018 as they begin their quest to win the French Cup for the fourth year running with a trip to Rennes on Sunday.

PSG may have missed out to Monaco for the Ligue 1 title last season but they won both domestic cups. Indeed, they have won 33 consecutive domestic cup ties going back four years.

French Cup kings PSG wait for January transfer moves

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain play their first game in 2018 as they begin their quest to win the French Cup for the fourth year running with a trip to Rennes on Sunday.

PSG may have missed out to Monaco for the Ligue 1 title last season but they won both domestic cups. Indeed, they have won 33 consecutive domestic cup ties going back four years.

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 cruise into League Cup quarters

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain brushed off the absence of Neymar to ease into the French League Cup quarter-finals with a 4-2 victory at Strasbourg on Wednesday.

The Ligue 1 leaders gained a measure of revenge for their shock 2-1 league defeat by Strasbourg less than a fortnight ago as they started their bid for a fifth straight League Cup title.

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.

Real Madrid tie a ‘wonderful opportunity’ for PSG – Emery

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery is confident his side have what it takes to get the better of title holders Real Madrid after the teams were drawn together in the Champions League on Monday.

The sides will meet in the last 16, surely not the tie PSG would have wanted after winning their group ahead of Bayern Munich.

Real Madrid tie a ‘wonderful opportunity’ for PSG – Emery

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery is confident his side have what it takes to get the better of title holders Real Madrid after the teams were drawn together in the Champions League on Monday.

The sides will meet in the last 16, surely not the tie PSG would have wanted after winning their group ahead of Bayern Munich.

Emery shrugs off shock PSG loss

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery shrugged off concerns about next week’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich after his side fell to their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season at lowly Strasbourg on Saturday.

Neymar’s PSG travel to Munich knowing that they will top Group B as long as they don’t lose 4-0 to Bayern, and asked by reporters if he was worried about his team ahead of the clash, Emery replied “No”.

Emery shrugs off shock PSG loss

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery shrugged off concerns about next week’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich after his side fell to their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season at lowly Strasbourg on Saturday.

Neymar’s PSG travel to Munich knowing that they will top Group B as long as they don’t lose 4-0 to Bayern, and asked by reporters if he was worried about his team ahead of the clash, Emery replied “No”.

Neymar nocturnal antics no worry to PSG coach as Celtic arrive

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insists he is not concerned about Neymar’s lifestyle after the Brazilian superstar was photographed at a Paris nightclub in the early hours of Sunday.

“Outside of his work, his football, he can enjoy himself with his friends,” Emery said on Tuesday at a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League meeting with Celtic at the Parc des Princes.

Neymar nocturnal antics no worry to PSG coach as Celtic arrive

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insists he is not concerned about Neymar’s lifestyle after the Brazilian superstar was photographed at a Paris nightclub in the early hours of Sunday.

“Outside of his work, his football, he can enjoy himself with his friends,” Emery said on Tuesday at a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League meeting with Celtic at the Parc des Princes.

Cavani doubles up to send PSG seven points clear

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Paris (AFP) – Suspended Neymar watched from the stands as Edinson Cavani’s brace inspired Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win over Nice on Friday to send Unai Emery’s side seven points clear in Ligue 1.

Cavani’s first half double, both assists provided by Angel Di Maria, earned unbeaten PSG their ninth league win of the season.

Cavani doubles up to send PSG seven points clear

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Paris (AFP) – Suspended Neymar watched from the stands as Edinson Cavani’s brace inspired Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win over Nice on Friday to send Unai Emery’s side seven points clear in Ligue 1.

Cavani’s first half double, both assists provided by Angel Di Maria, earned unbeaten PSG their ninth league win of the season.

Neymar gets one match ban for Marseille red

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar was handed a one-match ban on Thursday after being sent off in PSG’s explosive 2-2 draw at bitter rivals Marseille at the weekend.

The Brazilian forward will miss Friday’s Ligue 1 visit from Mario Balotelli’s Nice.

Neymar grabbed a brilliant equaliser in a fiery encounter at Marseille Sunday before his side went down 2-1 with ten minutes to go.

‘We have more enemies now’ admits PSG coach Emery

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery believes it reflects well on his team that Europe’s traditional powerhouses now see the French club as “enemies” after their unprecedented close-season spending spree.

PSG spent a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) to sign Neymar from Barcelona and also welcomed Kylian Mbappe from Monaco on an initial loan deal that is set to become a permanent move for 180 million euros next year.

‘More alive than ever’, says Neymar after PSG scoring debut

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar wasted no time in making an impact on the field for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring on his debut in a 3-0 win at Guingamp and declaring he felt “more alive than ever”.

The Brazilian world record signing was handed a start by coach Unai Emery for the game in Brittany, two days after international clearance came through for his 222 million-euro ($261 million) switch from Barcelona.

‘More alive than ever’, says Neymar after PSG scoring debut

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar wasted no time in making an impact on the field for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring on his debut in a 3-0 win at Guingamp and declaring he felt “more alive than ever”.

The Brazilian world record signing was handed a start by coach Unai Emery for the game in Brittany, two days after international clearance came through for his 222 million-euro ($261 million) switch from Barcelona.

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Too much too soon in the Champions League knockout round?

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The soccer news starts with the wasted match-up scenario in the Champions League. Real Madrid finished second in their group, meaning the bouncing balls that determine the round of 16 could make things interesting. That's exactly what happened. The defending champions will play PSG in the round of 16, meaning one of the favorites in the 2017-18 Champions League won't make the quarterfinal round.

Tuesday Kickoff: Kylian Mbappe could be benched, La Liga boss takes aim at PSG and more

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With a Champions League match looming, Paris Saint-Germain leads Tuesday's headlines.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery hinted that Kylian Mbappe could be benched due to poor form. (REPORT)

La Liga president Javier Tebas says PSG is"cheating economically" while asking UEFA to ban the club from the Champions League if they have broken Financial Fair Play rules.

Reports: Edinson Cavani Rejects €1m ‘Sweetener’ From PSG Owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi To Relinquish Penalty Duties To Neymar

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Murmurings in the French press this morning suggest that shock horror several PSG players aren't overly enamoured with Neymar and that the pedestal he's been thrust upon by the club's owners has caused an "atmosphere of tension" among the squad.

The Brazilian had a very public altercation with strike partner Edinson Cavani during a recent match against Lyon when the former attempted to wrest penalty taking duties from the latter.

Reports: West Brom Very Close To Completing Shock Loan Deal For PSG Evacuee Grzegorz Krychowiak

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In one of the more brow-furrowing developments of the transfer window, West Brom are closing in on the signing of Grzegorz Krychowiak from PSG.

According to John Percy in the Telegraph, the Polish defensive midfielder is currently in the West Midlands to undergo at medical at the Baggies...