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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 ...
Mbappe happy to return to action, praises physios
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Mbappe happy to return to action, praises physios

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has heaped praises on the club's physios for helping him to recover quickly from an ankle injury in time for the side's UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash against Atalanta. He came on as a sub to set up a dramatic winner for the Ligue 1 giants. PSG were almost out of the competition yet again in the quarter-final stage as Serie A outfit Atalanta led 1 nil for most of the game through a goal by Mario Pasalic. However, a late resurgence in the closing stages of the game resulted in an equalizer by Marquinhos before Eric Chupo-Moting scored the winner through an assist by Mbappe. Mbappe was thrilled with his comeback to action after the ankle injury he suffered in the French Cup final against St Etienne in July. At the time, Tuchel admitt...
Liverpool emerge as favorites to sign Koulibaly
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Liverpool emerge as favorites to sign Koulibaly

The Reds have emerged as favorites to land Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly this summer ahead of the likes of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain according to reports. Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly a big fan of the Senegalese center-back who has established himself as one of the best defenders in Europe in recent years. However, Le 10 Sport have claimed that the 28-year-old is most likely to end up at Anfield if he leaves Napoli and would play alongside Virgil Van Dijk in the Liverpool back four. Jurgen Klopp believes the pair would form an efficient partnership. PSG are also interested in the defender but will stick with veteran captain Thiago Silva for next season. Meanwhile, Koulibaly favors a move to the Premier League over Ligue 1. The likes of ...
PSG prepared to play remaining UCL games overseas
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PSG prepared to play remaining UCL games overseas

Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to play their remaining UEFA Champions League games overseas if it's not possible to do so in France, club president Nasser Al-Khelafi has said. It was announced on Tuesday that the top two tiers of French domestic football would not be resuming after French prime minister Edouard Philippe confirmed the ban on all sporting events, including those that hold without fans until at least September due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Ligue 1 leaders were 12 points clear at the top of the table with 11 games left. They were in pursuit of their seventh Ligue 1 title in 8 years. However, it remains to be seen if the title will be awarded or if relegations and promotions will be allowed. The Ligue de Football Professional (LFP) is expected to meet next month to ma...