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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...

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...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Rennes

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up in Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash with Rennes. Paris Saint-Germain will be looking for their 18th Ligue 1 victory of the season when they welcome Rennes to the French capital on Sunday night. PSG have won 17 and drawn two of their 19 league matches this season to open up a 13-point advantage at the summit, even with two games in hand over the teams around them. Thomas Tuchel‘s team will also enter this weekend’s match off the back of a 2-0 win over Strasbourg in the Coupe de France on Wednesday night. Here, Sports Mole has taken a look at how the French champions could line up when they take to the field against Rennes at Parc des Princes. Out: Lassana Diarra (knee), Marco Verratti (ankle), Neymar (foot) Neymar is facing ...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Guingamp

Ahead of Saturday’s Ligue 1 meeting between Paris Saint-Germain and Guingamp, Sports Mole looks at how the champions could line up. Paris Saint-Germain take on Guingamp at the Parc des Princes this weekend, less than two weeks on from being knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue by the same side. Guingamp sent shockwaves through French football with their cup triumph, turning the Ligue 1 table on its head as the side sitting bottom beat the side at the top. Three league points are on the line on Saturday afternoon, and PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is expected to use near enough a full-strength side, despite having a Coupe de France clash with Strasbourg in midweek. Here, Sports Mole looks at how the champions may line up for this weekend’s clash. Out: Colin Dagba, Presnel Kimpembe, Gia...

Report: Chelsea have bid for Mbaye Diagne rejected

A report claims that Turkish side Kasimpasa have rejected an offer from Chelsea for prolific striker Mbaye Diagne. Chelsea have reportedly had a bid of £13.5m for striker Mbaye Diagne rejected by Turkish club Kasimpasa. The Blues are frantically searching for a new goalscorer as Alvaro Morata edges closer towards the Stamford Bridge exit. Gonzalo Higuain and Edinson Cavani have both been touted as targets for Maurizio Sarri‘s men, but Milliyet suggests that a lesser-known player could plug the gap. Kasimpasa are said to have knocked back Chelsea’s offer for their free-scoring attacker, who has 32 goals in 34 matches since arriving from the Chinese Super League 12 months ago, and are instead holding out for double the amount offered. Diagne has already played for clubs in Italy,...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Bordeaux

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Bordeaux this weekend. Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to make it 15 wins from 15 Ligue 1 matches this season when they travel to Bordeaux on Sunday night. PSG have incredibly collected 42 points from their 14 league matches this season, and sit 15 points ahead of nearest challenges Lyon. The French champions will also enter this weekend’s game off the back of a morale-boosting 2-1 win over Liverpool in the Champions League. Bordeaux, meanwhile, have won four, drawn five and lost five of their 14 matches to sit in 12th position on 17 points. Here, Sports Mole looks at how runaway leaders PSG could line up at the Matmut Atlantique. Out: NoneDoubtful: None Dani Alves continued his recovery from a serious knee injury...

Result: Paris Saint-Germain beat Liverpool to dent hopes of reaching last 16

Liverpool fall to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes to leave their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread. Liverpool have fallen to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain this evening to leave their hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League hanging by a thread. PSG took an early lead through the unlikely source of Juan Bernat and were good value for their second too as Neymar finished off a devastating counter-attack. James Milner handed Liverpool a lifeline from the penalty spot just before half time, but the Reds could not find an equaliser in the second half as they are left needing to beat Napoli by two goals at Anfield on matchday six in order to progress. PSG, meanwhile, only need a point in their final game against Red...

Gianluigi Buffon: ‘Liverpool have best front three in world’

Gianluigi Buffon concedes that Liverpool boast a better front three than his Paris Saint-Germain side as the two teams prepare to lock horns on Wednesday night. Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has described Liverpool‘s front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane as the best in the world. The Reds’ forward triumvirate could come face to face with PSG’s own famed attack line in the Champions League on Wednesday night, as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are expected to return from injury alongside Edinson Cavani. Debate rumbles on over which side boasts the best attack, but Buffon – who has spent the past four months at the Parc des Princes – concedes that Liverpool just about edge it, making them one of the favourites to win the competi...

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