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How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Nantes

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up in Wednesday’s Coupe de France semi-final with Nantes. Paris Saint-Germain will welcome Nantes to the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France. There will be no Coupe de la Ligue or Champions League title for PSG this term, but Thomas Tuchel‘s side are 20 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 as they close on another crown. The Coupe de France has taken on added importance for the Paris giants this season and they will be desperate to overcome Nantes on Wednesday night. PSG will enter the match off the back of a 1-0 win over Toulouse in the league at the weekend, with Kylian Mbappe grabbing the only goal of the contest in the 74th minute. Here, Sports Mole has taken a look at how PSG co...

Preview: Czech Republic vs. Brazil – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s international friendly between Czech Republic and Brazil, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records. Brazil continue their preparations for the 2019 Copa America with a friendly against Czech Republic at the Eden Arena in Prague on Tuesday evening. The Selecao were held to a surprise draw by Panama in their last outing and have just one official friendly pencilled in between now and the start of their Copa campaign on June 15. Czech Republic © Reuters Czech boss Jaroslav Silhavy admitted prior to Friday’s meeting with England that the best his side can hope for is a second-placed finish in Group A behind the Three Lions, leaving them to battle it out with Montenegro, Bulgaria and Kosovo. Not helped by finishing behind Ukraine in th...

Paris Saint-Germain to axe four players this summer?

Paris Saint-Germain plan to part with Gianluigi Buffon, Thiago Silva, Dani Alves and Julian Draxler this summer, according to a report. Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly preparing to part with Gianluigi Buffon, Thiago Silva, Dani Alves and Julian Draxler in this summer’s transfer window as the French champions plan a clear-out. Buffon, 41, will see his current deal expire this summer, but both parties have the option of an extension. Brazilian pair Silva, 34, and Alves, 35, meanwhile, are out of contract in 2020 and 2019 respectively. According to Don Balon, PSG want to get all three off their books in this summer’s transfer window, while Draxler will also be made available for transfer. The Germany international has contributed five goals and 10 assists in 35 appearances this...

Combined XI: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Manchester United

Ahead of the Champions League showdown between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from both sides. Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United face off once again at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. PSG were 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford on February 12 – the first time the European heavyweights have met in a competitive fixture. United have been in terrific form over the past two-and-a-half months, but they make the trip to the French capital with as many as 10 first-team players absent through injury and suspension, including key man Paul Pogba. The hosts are also expected to be without two star attackers in Neymar and Edinson Cavani, though the l...

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...

AC Milan to rival Chelsea, Arsenal for Boubacar Kamara?

A report claims that AC Milan have added Boubacar Kamara to their shopping list after being impressed by the Marseille defender’s performances this season. AC Milan have been added to the list of rumoured suitors for Marseille centre-back Boubacar Kamara, according to a report. The 19-year-old’s form for the French club in his breakthrough campaign has seen him linked with Premier League pair Chelsea and Arsenal. Kamara has been a regular at the back for Marseille this season and has earned comparisons to Thiago Silva for his ability to read the game. With a number of teams supposedly readying offers for the teenage defender, Calciomercato claims that Milan have also joined the race. Chief scout Geoffrey Moncada is said to be a big fan and the France Under-20s international is ...

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