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Man United and PSG eye Romain Faivre
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Man United and PSG eye Romain Faivre

Man United and Paris Saint-Germain are eying Brest midfielder Romain Faivre after his improved and impressive performances in Ligue 1 this season. The 22-year-old joined Brest from Monaco in July 2020 in a deal worth £400,000 after failing to impress at Stade Louis II. The business was a shrewd one from the point of view of his current club and is paying off. Romain Faivre has made 19 appearances for Brest in Ligue 1 with 4 goals to his name thus far. He has caught the eye of big clubs with his performances this season and has also been called up to represent France at the Under-21 level where he has garnered 4 caps and scored 2 goals. Faivre plays as a left-winger and can also play on both flanks. He has also been deployed as a forward occasionally this season. According to...
PSG under pressure but must take the game to United
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PSG under pressure but must take the game to United

Manchester United have finally gotten their first Premier League home win of the season. They will be looking to consolidate on their home form with a win against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League and this will see them automatically book a place in the round of 16 with 1 game to spare. It's a wise game to spare too as it will be an away game to RB Leipzig in Germany. Meanwhile, PSG currently sit second in the group and know that a loss at Old Trafford will be disastrous for them. It can be recalled that the Red Devils beat them 2:1 at the Parc des Princes when they met in the first leg but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his men will be wise enough to know that winning away doesn't translate to an easy win at home. READ: It seems Los Blancos want to play in the Europa ...
Tuchel fumes as media questions his approach against RB Leipzig
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Tuchel fumes as media questions his approach against RB Leipzig

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel locked horns with the media after they questioned his side's style of play in the UCL victory over RB Leipzig at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night. It was a must-win game for the Ligue 1 champions and last season's UCL finalists if they were to keep their hopes of progressing to the next stage of the competition alive. Neymar was on hand to convert a penalty for the home side and it was the only difference between the sides as PSG adopted a defensive approach in order to defend their lead. The Ligue 1 champions were favorites on paper for progression to the next stage from the group after the draws were made. However, this hasn't been the case in the pitch. When Tuchel was told that his side could and should have done better, he was left furious. '...
Mbappe to miss UCL clash against RB Leipzig
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Mbappe to miss UCL clash against RB Leipzig

This season has been a challenging one for Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain with regards to the unavailability of key players for games due to COVID-19 infections and injuries. The absence of some of these key players affected their start to the Ligue 1 season and will also affect their chances in the UEFA Champions League if the available ones can't keep up with the competition from rival teams in their group. It can be recalled that the Thomas Tuchel side have already lost one game in the UCL against Manchester United at the Parc des Princes. They will face Bundesliga outfit, RB Leipzig, on Wednesday but will be without another key player in Kylian Mbappe. Kylian Mbappe has suffered a hamstring and this occurred during the Ligue 1 game against Nantes during the weekend. REA...
PSG out for sweet revenge against Manchester United
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PSG out for sweet revenge against Manchester United

In 2019, a significant number of folks were looking forward to the whitewashing of Manchester United by Paris Saint-Germain in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. The Ligue 1 giants had already won the first leg 2 nil at Old Trafford and just needed to consolidate on the result. However, this was not the case in France as the Premier League outfit beat the Ligue 1 outfit 3:1 and qualified ahead of them to the shock of football fans around the world. The result was further proof that PSG were just perennial bottlers in the Champions League and were only at their best in domestic competitions. My guess is that some of the players over those two legs are still at a loss as to what went wrong that night at the Parc des Princes. READ: UCL Preview – Can Chelsea start of...
Di Maria hit with a four-match ban for spitting at Marseille’s Gonzalez
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Di Maria hit with a four-match ban for spitting at Marseille’s Gonzalez

Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfielder Angel Di Maria has been hit with a four-game ban for spitting at Marseille's Alvaro Gonzalez. The incident occurred in the Ligue 1 game between the two sides at the Parc des Princes which ended in a 1 nil win for the visitors and five players being sent off. Di Maria was pictured spitting at Gonzalez who was also accused of racially abusing Neymar and could face a lengthy ban if it is found to be true. The Argentine's suspension starts next Tuesday, meaning that he will be available to play against Reims at the weekend but will miss subsequent games against Angers, Nimes, Dijon, and Nantes. READ: PSG on the back foot as racism controversy hits Ligue 1 Regarding the supposed racial abuse aimed towards Neymar by Gonzalez, an official de...
PSG on the back foot as racism controversy hits Ligue 1
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PSG on the back foot as racism controversy hits Ligue 1

The 2020/21 season of the French League has started with favorites for the title starting off on the back foot. Incidents from their second game of the season have already birthed controversies that may last for a while but as expected, it won't be a surprise if Thomas Tuchel and his men end up hoisting the Ligue 1 title at the end of the season regardless of how badly they've started. Paris Saint-Germain have already been suffering from some lack of luck before the season began. Firstly, the lost 1 nil to Bayern Munich in the final of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League. It was their first final in a competition whose title has eluded them in spite of the stars on parade. Shortly after, there was the news of a significant portion of the first team being sidelined after being expos...
Thiago Silva snubbed last ditch PSG offer to join Chelsea
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Thiago Silva snubbed last ditch PSG offer to join Chelsea

Thiago Silva's agent Paulo Tonietto has revealed that his former club Paris Saint-Germain made a last-ditch attempt to keep him and prevent a move to Chelsea. The Ligue 1 giants made an offer to the Brazilian but he rejected it in favor of a move to London. The 35-year-old mercurial center-back completed the move to Chelsea last week after spending 8 seasons at the Parc des Princes. In his time at PSG, Thiago Silva won 6 Ligue 1 titles and ended his stay after the UCL final defeat to Bayern Munich a few weeks ago. The Brazilian signed a one-year deal with Chelsea with the option for a second season. However, his representative has revealed that PSG's sporting director Leonardo made a late plea to keep him in France. According to Tonietto, PSG manager Thomas Tuchel was keen for Thi...
Klopp argues how COVID-19 aided Bayern’s UCL triumph
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Klopp argues how COVID-19 aided Bayern’s UCL triumph

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has argued that the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to Bayern Munich's triumph in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League competition. The Bundesliga giants emerged victoriously over Ligue 1 giants Paris-Saint Germain in a very tight final encounter with Kingsley Coman scoring the only goal of the game and eventual winner with a header before the hour mark. The victory ensured that the Bavarian giants ended the season with a 21-match winning streak that began in mid-February. The coach of the side, Hansi Flick has been heaped with praises for his significant impact after coming in to replace Niko Kovac. However, in an interview with ZDF, Klopp who previously managed Bayern's rivals Borussia Dortmund congratulated the club but suggested that they got a little lu...
Neymar at risk of missing the UCL final
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Neymar at risk of missing the UCL final

Paris-Saint Germain forward Neymar could be at risk of missing this weekend's UEFA Champions League final after appearing to break UEFA's coronavirus protocols. The Ligue 1 champions thrashed Bundesliga's RB Leipzig 3 nil in the first of the two clashes of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League semifinal stage in Lisbon. After the game, the Brazil international swapped shirts with opponent Marcel Halstenberg. Before the return of the Champions League, reports indicated that any player who swapped shirts after fixtures would need to be put in self-isolation for 12 days and this would effectively rule Neymar out of the final if it is upheld. READ: Man United to offer Henderson new £100,000-a-week deal Meanwhile, PSG now await the winner of other semifinal game between Lyon and Bayern ...