Juan Bernat

Result: Champions-elect PSG suffer 5-1 humbling at Lille

Paris St Germain must wait to secure the Ligue 1 title after a humbling 5-1 defeat to second-placed Lille on Sunday. Second-half goals from Nicolas Pepe, Jonathan Bamba, Gabriel and Jose Fonte saw Lille inflict a painful defeat on PSG, who had Juan Bernat sent off in the 37th minute after losing Thiago Silva and Thomas Meunier to injury. Kylian Mbappe had two goals disallowed for offside in the first half, which saw Lille lead through a Meunier own goal before Bernat replied. PSG’s eighth Ligue 1 title remains a matter of time but they have now passed up chances to confirm it on consecutive Sundays after last week’s 2-2 draw with Strasbourg. The Parisiens thought they had taken an early lead when Mbappe touched home Meunier’s cross, but the goal was correctly disallowed f...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Toulouse

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up in Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash with Toulouse. Paris Saint-Germain will look to continue their charge towards the Ligue 1 title when they travel to Toulouse on Sunday night. PSG currently sit an incredible 20 points clear of second-placed Lille with a game in hand as they sprint their way towards another crown. Domestically, it is shaping up to be another strong campaign as they prepare to face Nantes in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France next week, but the club as a whole will still be thinking about their Champions League elimination to Manchester United. The show must go on, though, and following the international break, Thomas Tuchel‘s side will be looking to put yet another three league points on the board. Here, Spo...

Result: Alvaro Morata nets brace as Spain overcome Malta

Spain make it two wins from their first two Euro 2020 qualification fixtures courtesy of a 2-0 victory against Malta in Ta’Qali. Spain have made it two wins from their first two Euro 2020 qualification fixtures courtesy of a 2-0 victory against Malta in Ta’Qali on Tuesday night. La Roja opened their Group F campaign with a 2-1 success over Norway at the weekend and ensured that they would move onto six points in the section with a two-goal triumph on their travels. Malta defended impressively for long spells of the contest, but a double from Alvaro Morata proved to be enough for the visitors to collect all three points. © Reuters Malta were without their most experienced defender through suspension, with Andrei Agius receiving a red card against the Faroe Islands at the weekend...

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...

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...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Marseille

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up when they travel to Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday night. Paris Saint-Germain will look to continue their perfect start to the 2018-19 Ligue 1 season when they travel to Marseille on Sunday night. PSG were held by Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday, but have a 100% record in the league this term, winning all 10 of their matches. Thomas Tuchel‘s team already have an eight-point cushion over second-placed Lille despite their strong start, and have averaged almost four goals per game in their 10 league fixtures this term. Here, Sports Mole takes a look at how the free-scoring French champions could line up when they make the trip to fifth-placed Marseille this weekend. Out: Dani Alves (knee), Layvin Kurzawa (hernia), Pr...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Amiens

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up in this weekend’s Ligue 1 clash with Amiens. By Matt Law, European Football EditorFiled: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 19:20 UK Last Updated: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 19:20 UK Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to extend their perfect start to the 2018-19 Ligue 1 season to 10 matches when they host Amiens on Saturday afternoon. PSG have won each of their nine league fixtures this season to top the table on 27 points, eight points clear of second-placed Lille. The French giants have scored 11 times in their last two fixtures, and will enter this game off the back of a 5-0 win over Lyon before the international break. Amiens, however, have already recorded three league victories this season, and have nothing to lose as they h...

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Nice

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Nice, including a return for Kylian Mbappe as the French champions chase history. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 13:33 UK Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 13:33 UK Paris Saint-Germain could equal an 82-year-old record this Saturday when they take on Nice at the Allianz Riviera. The defending champions have already made their best-ever start to a Ligue 1 season by winning each of their opening seven games, and an eighth this weekend would see them match the best-ever start to a top-flight campaign in France. Olympique Lillois – one of the predecessors of modern-day club Lille – were the last team to win all eight of their opening Ligue 1 fixtures, doing so ...

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel: ‘We did not deserve to lose against Liverpool’

Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel insists that his side did not deserve to lose following their Champions League clash with Liverpool. By Ali AkbarFiled: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 11:47 UK Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 16:43 UK Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has said that his side’s 3-2 loss to Liverpool in the Champions League was “was not logical or correct”. The Parisian side were trailing 2-1 at half time after goals by Daniel Sturridge and James Milner before 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappe equalised in the 83rd minute. Substitute Roberto Firmino scored a late goal in stoppage time to grant his side their first win in Group C, which left Tuchel disappointed as he believed that his team deserved to come away with a point. In a...

Result: Roberto Firmino rescues Liverpool win over Paris Saint-Germain

Roberto Firmino comes off the bench to score a last-gasp winner as Liverpool begin their Champions League campaign with a 3-2 win over French giants Paris Saint-Germain. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 21:59 UK Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 22:12 UK Liverpool have begun their Champions League campaign with a last-gasp 3-2 win over fellow European giants Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield this evening. The Reds were the better side for long spells of the Group C clash on Merseyside, but it looked as though they might be punished for their failure to make their dominance count when Kylian Mbappe tucked home an undeserved equaliser seven minutes from time. However, Roberto Firmino – who started on the bench after suffering an eye inju...

Arsenal to move for Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis?

Arsenal are reportedly considering a January bid for Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis, who is out of contract in the summer. Arsenal have reportedly identified Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis as a potential signing in January. Luis has less than a year remaining on his contract at the La Liga giants, and Paris Saint-Germain were said to be interested during the summer before opting to move for Bayern Munich’s Juan Bernat. However, according to Kick Off, the Gunners are ready to step in midway through the campaign as Unai Emery looks to add another option on the left side of defence. Emery can already call upon Nacho Monreal, Sead Kolasinac, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, but it appears that the Spaniard wants Luis to join his first-team squad at the Emirate...

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