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UCL – The battle between PSG and Bayern just got fiercer
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UCL – The battle between PSG and Bayern just got fiercer

Paris Saint-Germain have become a very unpredictable team in recent times and they've been blowing hot and cold whilst at it. The Parisiens beat Bayern Munich 3:2 at the Allianz Arena in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal clash. The victory is a big one for the Ligue 1 giants as they continue in their quest to win the UCL title for the first time. They reached the final of the competition last season but were beaten by Bayern Munich who claimed the title. Now, Mauricio Pochettino's men will go into the second leg at Parc Des Princes with a major advantage and will be looking to sail past the Bavarian giants on their home turf. Now the question is; Will they eventually prove to be contenders or pretenders? READ: 5:2 defeat could be a one-off, as Mount impr...
Will PSG replace Barcelona on the world stage?
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Will PSG replace Barcelona on the world stage?

Au revoir Barcelona It appears the times are changing in the world of football. Fading are the days of Barcelona’s dominance and a new group of teams looks set to replace them. One of those teams is last season’s Champions League runners-up, Paris Saint-Germain. They conquered the Catalan side in impressive fashion with a 4–1 victory at the Nou Camp, followed by a 1–1 draw in Paris. Kylian Mbappe was the star of the show, with a hat-trick in the first leg, along with a successfully converted penalty in the second. Lionel Messi led his Barca side as best as he could by scoring the penalty in the first game, smashing in a long-range strike in the return fixture, before his 2nd penalty of the round was saved by Keylor Navas. Looking at PSG’s Champions League form from last season ...
Paredes – PSG told me not to talk about Messi
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Paredes – PSG told me not to talk about Messi

It is no more news that Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have not hidden their desire to have Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in their ranks. The Argentine's contract at the Camp Nou expires in the summer and PSG is one of his likely destinations if he doesn't commit to the Catalans. However, recent developments show that PSG have decided to put a gag order on their players to stop them from discussing a possible transfer for the Barcelona legend. This was made known by PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes who disclosed that the club told him to stop any discussions on his fellow Argentine in public. It can be recalled that other PSG stars like Angel di Maria and Neymar openly stated that they would like to have Messi join them at the Parc des Princes. A report by Marca, stated that...
Di Maria extends contract with Paris Saint-Germain
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Di Maria extends contract with Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria has signed a contract extension with the club and will be at the Parc des Princes until 2022, the Ligue 1 giants revealed on Friday. 'Paris St Germain is delighted to announce that Angel Di Maria has signed a one-year contract extension, with an option of a second year,' PSG said in a statement. The Argentina international has been a key man for the club since making the move from Manchester United in 2015. The player now 33, has scored 87 goals and provided 99 assists in his time at Parc des Princes. Di Maria might also set a new assists record at the club before he leaves if he maintains his consistency as only Safet Susic, who played for the French giants from 1982 to 1991 has provided more assists than him at the club with 103. READ...
Can these three La Liga teams bounce back in the UCL?
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Can these three La Liga teams bounce back in the UCL?

The second leg fixtures of the round of 16 games of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League begin today. This stage of the competition should be a cause for concern for La Liga enthusiasts as only one team amongst the 4 sides that qualified to this stage look good for a place in the next round of the competition. Regardless, nothing is cast in stone yet! Only 1 La Liga club won their game in the first round of matches of this stage and it was Real Madrid away from home to Serie A outfit Atalanta in a 1 nil victory. However, the other sides failed in their quest to be in good standing ahead of the second round of games, and Barcelona's performance was woeful, to say the least. The sad part is that they played at home except for Atletico Madrid. READ: Solskjaer’s United – Kings of the ...
UEFA ban Coltescu after accusations of racism
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UEFA ban Coltescu after accusations of racism

UEFA have suspended a Romanian referee for the rest of the season due to accusations of racism during a Champions League game between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Başakşehir in December. According to the European football's governing body, the referee Sebastian Colțescu was banned for 'inappropriate behavior' for using the Romanian word for black 'negru' to identify assistant coach Pierre Webo who played the role of the fourth official during the game. Webo accused Colțescu of using racist language towards him and this sparked a player walk-off, forcing the suspension of the game until its resumption the following day. The action resulted in an investigation by UEFA which did not cover racism but focused on the lesser charge of inappropriate behavior. Subsequently, the refe...
UCL – PSG must be wary after walloping Barca in the first leg
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UCL – PSG must be wary after walloping Barca in the first leg

The talking point from the first set of games of the round of 16 of the ongoing 2020/21 UEFA Champions League was the shock 4:1 thrashing of Barcelona by Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on Tuesday night. The Catalans may not be at their best in recent times but no one envisaged them being battered by a PSG side that have also flattered to deceive in the past, especially in the UCL. And more so, by the fact that Barca opened the scoring on the night. It's no more news that PSG are currently being managed by Mauricio Pochettino and thus, seem under the best of hands currently. However, his inexperience in the competition can also make room for possible shocks in the return leg. I don't believe that Barcelona can come up with any surprises at Parc Des Princes except to receive anothe...
PSG’s new Messi wants to join Tuchel at Chelsea
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PSG’s new Messi wants to join Tuchel at Chelsea

Chelsea may be the dream destination for Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Kays Ruiz-Atil, who has been described as the French club's new Lionel Messi.  A report by Foot Mercato suggests that the London club may be working on acquiring the youngster after the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as the new boss. It is believed that the teenager has had playing time difficult to come by under new PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino and has expressed his desire to play for Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea.  It was the German boss that handed the youngster his first senior team debut at Parc des Princes. Ruiz-Atil has potentials but his uncertain future at the French club is a concern and a meeting between his representatives and Chelsea may take place soon.  The 18-year-old hasn't played any game for th...
Kylian Mbappe remains undecided on his future
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Kylian Mbappe remains undecided on his future

Kylian Mbappe has established himself as one of the best young players in the round leather game on a worldwide scale and continues to do so.  Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the Frenchman who plies his trade with Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 is one of the most sought-after players by Europe's elite clubs. Despite the numerous interests and speculations, Mbappe is yet to decide on his future while the Ligue 1 giants appear to have agreed on a new contract with teammate Neymar. The Brazilian's future being secured by the club will surely thrill their fans although Mbappe seems uncertain of his future based on a report by ESPN. Kylian Mbappe has been linked with a move to Liverpool in the Premier League by Le Parisien, and it remains to be seen if he will take advantage...
Arsenal join race for Barca target Eric Garcia
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Arsenal join race for Barca target Eric Garcia

Arsenal have reportedly entered the race to sign Manchester City center-back Eric Garcia, reports in Spain have revealed. The 20-year-old is in the final six months of his contract with the Citizens and they are open to his departure for a fee of around £4.4million. La Liga giants Barcelona were the overwhelming favorites with Ronald Koeman keen to bring in the defender before the winter transfer window shuts on Monday. However, with the club's elections being delayed, any move may be unlikely this month. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Gunners have now joined the race for the young center-back. It can be recalled that Mikel Arteta played a part in the player's development in his time at Manchester City before leaving to become Arsenal boss in 2019. The report pointed out th...