Edinson Cavani

Result: Pogba sees red as PSG beat Man Utd

Paris Saint-Germain inflict a first defeat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United to put one foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain have put one foot into the quarter-finals of the Champions League courtesy of a 2-0 win over Manchester United in the first leg of their last-16 clash at Old Trafford this evening. The Ligue 1 leaders switched gear in the second half as quickfire goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe gave the visitors two crucial away goals and a commanding advantage to take back to the Parc des Princes on March 6. The result sees Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffer his first defeat in his 12th match as United manager, and their misery was compounded late on when Paul Pogba was sent off to ensure that he will miss the return leg in P...

Solskjaer: Ideal time for in-form United to tackle PSG

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his side are facing Paris St Germain at the perfect time as their outstanding run of form continues. When the draw for this match was made in December, few gave Jose Mourinho’s United much chance of advancing beyond the Champions League’s Round of 16. But United have been transformed since Solskjaer replaced the Portuguese, winning 10 and drawing one of his 11 games in charge. “We’ve given ourselves the best possible opportunity because of the way we’ve come into this game,” Solskjaer said. “We’re confident and we’re looking like a team. If there was ever a time to go into big games, it’s now.” United’s surge under Solskjaer has seen them force their way into the Premier League’s top four, but their upturn in form is yet to ...

Paris St Germain in focus ahead of Champions League tie with Manchester United

PSG head to Old Trafford for Tuesday’s first leg. Paris St Germain take on Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Here, Press Association Sport takes a closer look at the reigning French champions. Domestic form 😃😕 @PSG_English held off Bordeaux yesterday, winning 1-0, and welcoming back Marco Verratti, but @ECavaniOfficial ‘s injury will have the leaders worried ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Manchester. ➡ https://t.co/XhPVp2hJom#PGFCGB pic.twitter.com/ISDQ0g0EqO — Ligue1 English (@Ligue1_ENG) February 10, 2019 PSG appear to be cruising to their eighth Ligue 1 title. They are 10 points clear of closest challengers Lille with two games in hand. Their recent 2-1 loss at Lyon was their first league defeat of th...

Combined XI: Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from both squads. Manchester United host Paris Saint-Germain in a mouth-watering first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday night. The Red Devils have roared back to form under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has overseen 10 wins and a draw from his 11 matches at the helm so far. However, that unbeaten start will face its toughest test yet on Tuesday as the runaway Ligue 1 leaders PSG continue their bid to lift the Champions League for the first time. Here, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI, using only players available for Tuesday’s match. Gianluigi Buffon will rightly go down as one of the greatest goa...

Cavani suffers muscle injury three days out from United clash

The striker appeared to suffer the problem in scoring a penalty. Paris St Germain were dealt another injury blow ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Manchester United as striker Edinson Cavani suffered a muscle problem in the win over Bordeaux. The Uruguay international appeared to injure himself scoring a penalty in PSG’s 1-0 Ligue 1 win and was substituted straight afterwards. PSG boss Thomas Tuchel, who is already without Neymar for the Old Trafford clash due to a metatarsal injury, admitted Cavani was a doubt for the United clash. The German told the club website: “Tonight Edinson suffered a muscle injury. “The game against Manchester United is very close and we will use the time to recover as quickly as possible. “This match is a huge challenge for us and it’s always better to...

Result: PSG return to winning ways but Cavani could miss United clash

Edinson Cavani scored Paris St Germain’s winner against Bordeaux before going off injured to make him a doubt for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Manchester United. Cavani scored from the spot just before the half-time whistle but appeared to injure himself in taking the penalty, with manager Thomas Tuchel taking no chances and substituting the striker. His absence against United would be a concern for the French champions, with strike partner Neymar already sidelined by a foot injury. 46′ First substitution of the game for @PSG_English as @KMbappe replaces goal scorer @ECavaniOfficial for the second half.#PSGFCGB pic.twitter.com/PuQiOBVRCt — Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 9, 2019 In a game of few clear-cut chances, PSG came out on top, bouncing back af...

Preview: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bordeaux – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Saturday’s Ligue 1 fixture between Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux. Paris Saint-Germain play host to Bordeaux on Saturday afternoon on the back of suffering their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season last weekend. Bordeaux make the trip to Parc des Princes sitting in 12th position in the league standings and 10 points above the relegation zone. Paris Saint-Germain © Reuters The general consensus is that PSG have already got one hand on the Ligue 1 trophy, and it is difficult to disagree with that belief with Thomas Tuchel‘s side holding a 10-point lead with two games in hand. However, last weekend’s defeat to Lyon would have really frustrated Tuchel as the French giants lost their unbeaten record in th...

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