Gianluigi Buffon

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...

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...

PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon: ‘Dangerous to face Man United without Neymar’

Paris Saint-German goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon acknowledges that his side will miss the injured Neymar when they face Manchester United in the Champions League. Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that the French giants will miss Neymar when they play Manchester United in the Champions League. The world’s most expensive player suffered a foot injury last month, and it has resulted in the Brazilian being ruled out of action until the end of March. PSG remain the slight favourites to overcome United, but Buffon has acknowledged that Neymar’s absence is ‘dangerous’ to the club’s ambitions of winning the trophy at the end of the campaign. The 41-year-old told reporters: “Every year, I always thought it could be the right year, but it...

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...

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...

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

Sports Mole previews Wednesday’s crucial Champions League Group C showdown between PSG and Liverpool, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records. Just one point separates the top three teams in Champions League Group C heading into matchday five, meaning that it is all to play for when Paris Saint-Germain host Liverpool at the Parc des Princes. Wednesday’s match could be make or break for both teams, with Liverpool potentially sealing their place in the last 16 with a win while defeat for PSG could see them eliminated from the competition with a game to spare. PSG © Reuters It seems inconceivable that a team enjoying such unprecedented domestic dominance could be potentially just 90 minutes away from Champions League elimination in the group stages, but that is t...

Watch: Up close with PSG’s Gianluigi Buffon

Italian goalkeeper will be aiming to keep Liverpool’s attack at bay. Gianluigi Buffon and the Paris St Germain defence face a stern test against Liverpool’s star-studded forward line in the French capital on Wednesday night. The 40-year-old Italian goalkeeper kept a clean sheet in PSG’s most recent win over Toulouse and will aim to do so again when the Merseysiders visit. Here we look at Buffon warming up and on the pitch at the Parc des Princes. Read Next: Chelsea ‘send scouts to watch Tonali’ >

David de Gea ‘heading for Paris Saint-Germain’

David de Gea will turn down the chance to sign a new contract at Manchester United to complete a move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to a report. David de Gea will reportedly turn down the chance to sign a new contract at Manchester United to complete a move to Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. De Gea’s current deal with United will expire in June 2019, and despite the Red Devils having the option of a 12-month extension, there remains huge uncertainty surrounding his future. The 27-year-old is believed to be weighing up his future at Old Trafford, with Jose Mourinho‘s side currently struggling to challenge for the major trophies. The Spain international is said to be ‘on a three-man Juventus shortlist’ as the Old Lady look for a new number one follow...

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea ‘on three-man Juventus shortlist’

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is reportedly one of three players on Juventus’ transfer wishlist for the upcoming windows. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is reportedly one of three players wanted by Juventus during the upcoming transfer windows. De Gea’s future at Old Trafford has come into question as contract talks continue to rumble on, with the Spaniard’s current deal due to expire at the end of the season. United have the option to extend that by a further 12 months, but a failure to agree fresh terms before next summer could see them forced to cash in on their star asset in order to avoid losing him for a cut-price fee – or even for nothing – the following season. De Gea is understood to have concerns over United’s ability to ...

Juventus to sign David de Gea on a free?

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho fears that he could lose David de Gea on a free transfer to Juventus, according to a report. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly fearful that he could lose number one goalkeeper David de Gea on a free transfer to Juventus. De Gea’s current deal with United will expire at the end of this season, and despite the Red Devils having the option of a 12-month extension, there remains huge uncertainty surrounding the Spaniard’s future. De Gea has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but the European champions signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea during the summer, and no longer appear to be in the running. The 27-year-old is believed to be weighing up his future at Old Trafford, however, with United currently struggling to cha...

PSG keeping tabs on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea?

Paris Saint-Germain reportedly start to monitor the future of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, who is yet to pen a new deal at Old Trafford. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 23:53 UK Last Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 23:53 UK Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain. De Gea has just entered his eighth campaign at Old Trafford, and United are keen for the long-serving stopper to extend his contract past 2019. However, the 27-year-old is said to have grown frustrated with the current atmosphere behind the scenes at the club, leading to suggestions that a new deal will not be penned in the near future. According to the Daily Mail, that has alerted Paris Saint-Germain who...

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