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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...
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...
Rosell – Neymar is the second best player in the world
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Rosell – Neymar is the second best player in the world

Barcelona have been advised to resign Neymar from Paris-Saint Germain amid claims that he is the second-best player in the world behind Lionel Messi. It can be recalled that the Brazil international left Camp Nou for the Ligue 1 giants in 2017 in a world record transfer fee worth €222 million. Regardless, the forward has been linked with a return to La Liga and Barcelona's former president Sandro Rosell has suggested that his old club should try their best to resign him. Rosell was at Barcelona when Neymar was signed from Santos in 2013 and claimed that the Brazilian is better than Cristiano Ronaldo who is the current best player in the world. "If I were the president of Barca, I would try to sign Neymar," Rosell told COPE and Radio Marca. "He is the second-best player in th...
PSG player reveals why they mocked Haaland’s celebration pose
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PSG player reveals why they mocked Haaland’s celebration pose

Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe has said that Dortmund's players were not humble after their first-leg victory over the French champions at the Signal Iduna Park some weeks back, thereby motivating the Ligue 1 giants to turn the tie around at the Parc des Princes. PSG progressed to the quarter-finals of the UCL with a 2 nil victory over Dortmund on Wednesday night, winning 3:2 on aggregate as the likes of Neymar and Juan Bernat found themselves on the scoresheet. Neymar mimicked the celebration of Dortmund striker Erling Haaland after scoring for PSG on the night as the players were seemingly unhappy with the picture the Norwegian uploaded to Snapchat before the game in which he described Paris as 'my city'. Haaland wrote: Paris is ‘my city, not yours’ in response to a ...
PSG to make Kylian Mbappe highest paid above Neymar
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PSG to make Kylian Mbappe highest paid above Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain are set to make France international Kylian Mbappe the highest-paid player at the club to ward off interest from Real Madrid according to reports from the Mirror. The Ligue 1 outfit are preparing to offer Mbappe a bumper new contract worth £41m-a-year which will see his weekly earnings rise from £375,000 to £750,000. It is a move that will also make him better paid than Neymar who is currently the biggest earner at the Parc des Princes with around £600,000-a-week. Kylian Mbappe will be earning close to what the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo currently make at Barcelona and Juventus respectively. READ: Gerrard has no regrets over criticizing Rangers players PSG will sanction the deal as Real Madrid are plotting a move for Mbappe in the summer. Ma...
Neymar escapes prosecution after incident with Rennes fan
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Neymar escapes prosecution after incident with Rennes fan

It can be recalled that Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar was hit with a three-match ban for an altercation with a Rennes fan who met him after PSG's surprise defeat in the French Cup final. Neymar will not be prosecuted as the Frech authorities have ruled that the player will only receive a written warning for his conduct with no other measures required. READ: These 9 stats highlight McTominay’s vital role for United this season The 29-year-old Rennes fan tried to film Neymar after the game at the Stade de France which PSG lost in a penalty shootout. According to the man, Neymar lowered the phone and slapped him on the chin. However, Neymar took to Instagram after the incident and revealed regrets for his action. "I shouldn't have done it but sometimes it's hard to remain cal...
Pique – We offered to change our contracts to bring Neymar back
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Pique – We offered to change our contracts to bring Neymar back

Gerard Pique has revealed that Barcelona players were willing to go the extra length to help the club ensure the return of Brazil international Neymar to the Camp Nou last summer. Neymar disclosed his desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window and return to his former club but the two clubs couldn't reach an agreement over a fee. According to Pique, he and his teammates did their best to ensure that the transfer went through, adding that they were willing to make sacrifices. “We didn’t stump up money,” he said. READ: The 2019/20 Carabao Cup Quarter-Final fixtures released ”What we said to the president was whether we could change our contracts because we knew there was a Financial Fair Play issue... so we said to the president, rather than earn somethi...
Neymar sees European ban reduced from three games to two
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Neymar sees European ban reduced from three games to two

PSG forward Neymar's three-game European ban for unruly behavior against match officials has been reduced to two by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. It can be recalled that the 27-year-old Brazil international was charged by UEFA after Paris Saint-Germain's exit at home to Manchester United in the Round 16 of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League on March 6. Neymar tagged the 94th minuted penalty awarded to the Red Devils on the night a disgrace. It was a decision that proved to be very decisive in the tie. Therefore, Neymar will only miss two games against Real Madrid and Galatasaray and return to face Belgian side Club Brugge on October 22. READ: Rashford – Solskjaer boasts qualities that Mourinho didn’t The Ligue 1 giants took the case to CAS after their appeal against the...
Tuchel urges PSG to decide quickly on Neymar’s future
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Tuchel urges PSG to decide quickly on Neymar’s future

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has urged the club to decide on Neymar's future as quickly as possible. The Brazilian who has been heavily linked with a summer return to Spain played no part in PSG's Ligue one 4 nil win over Toulouse on Sunday. In a chat with Canal+ (h/t Goal's Josh Thomas), Tuchel said: "It has always been our goal to close this folder as soon as possible. Leonardo knows that I want to keep him. But that doesn't depend only on him. The situation is not very clear, yes. And we must clear it up." It can be recalled that Neymar suffered an ankle injury in June which ruled him out of the Copa America, causing him to spend the pre-season in recovery. READ: Ansu Fati very grateful for Barcelona debut against Betis He is yet to feature for the Parc des Princes outfit the seas...