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PSG didn’t see Lille coming, no one saw them either

Well, the major surprise of the 2020/21 football season across Europe, in my opinion, came from Ligue 1 champions Lille, who shocked PSG and displaced them from their position as the most elite in French domestic football for the season. I daresay that no one saw this coming, not even Paris Saint-Germain who have been dominating Ligue 1 for a while now. The rich cannot always have what they want, and this was the case of PSG as they lost out on the league title after the race went to the wire and was decided on the final day. PSG didn't start the season on a high and had a series of highs and lows as the seasons went by. Their inconsistencies cost them this season and the aftermath of the last matchday of the season passes the message that they still have rivals who can battle them d...
Man City showed that Paris Saint-Germain haven’t come of age
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Man City showed that Paris Saint-Germain haven’t come of age

Manchester City have progressed to the final of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League after beating Paris Saint-Germain 2:0 at the Etihad on Tuesday night and 4:1 on aggregate. The fixture was a potential banana peel for Pep Guardiola and his men as they've not reached the final of the competition since his appointment as Man City boss.  This is one title that has eluded the Citizens under the Spaniard and it was believed that the Ligue 1 giants could give them a run for their money. This is because there was this belief that PSG came of age, especially after they played in last season's final and eliminated the likes of Barcelona and PSG on their way to the semifinal stage of this year's competition. However, this was not the case as they fell short and performed below expectations. ...
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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...
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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 an...
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Spurs wrecked Chelsea’s unbeaten run with ease

The Premier League returned after the international break and it came with its own share of heartbreaks. Maurizio Sarri and his men lost their unbeaten run against London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Sunday, as they failed to provide answers to some forays made by Mauricio Pochettino's men in the course of the game. Tottenham have displayed an ability to bring the Blues back to earth in recent times, and it would have been a surprise if the Stamford Bridge outfit emerged unscathed from the high profile derby. The Blues also suffered a blow in their title aspirations as they fell behind on points to the likes of league leaders Manchester City and Liverpool. The league leaders, who pummeled West Ham 4 nil at the London Stadium in a reunion with former manager Manuel Pe...