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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...

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...

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...

Tuchel delighted as PSG bounce back with ‘deserved’ win over Amiens

PSG were beaten by Guingamp in midweek. PSG manager Thomas Tuchel said his side’s 3-0 victory over ten-man Amiens was “deserved” as they extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 13 points. Edinson Cavani gave PSG the lead from a spot-kick after a goalless first half with Amiens managing just one shot on target in the 90 minutes. Khaled Adenon was sent off for a second bookable offence after he brought down the marauding Kylian Mbappe before the French forward added his side’s second minutes later. Brazilian defender Marquinhos added a third to wrap up the game after being expertly set up by Julian Draxler, who took the ball past defenders to slide into the path of Marquinhos. Tuchel spoke of the importance of the win after his PSG side were knocked out of the Le...

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...

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 Liverpool

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up for Tuesday’s Champions League meeting with Liverpool. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Monday, September 17, 2018 at 21:57 UK Last Updated: Monday, September 17, 2018 at 21:57 UK Paris Saint-Germain begin their latest bid for Champions League glory with a trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday evening. The Ligue 1 champions have dominated the domestic landscape in France by lifting 14 major trophies in the last five seasons, but success on the continent has so far eluded them. Thomas Tuchel is the man tasked with guiding PSG to the latter stages of UEFA’s showpiece competition, with Unai Emery failing to get past the last-16 stage during his two years at the helm. Ahead of Tuchel‘s openi...

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

Sports Mole looks ahead of Tuesday’s mouth-watering Champions League clash between last season’s runners-up Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield. The 2018-19 Champions League proper gets underway on Tuesday, and matchday one sees one of the standout fixtures of the group stages take place at Anfield as Liverpool host Paris Saint-Germain in their Group C opener. The Reds made it all the way to the final last season, whereas PSG are still chasing the one trophy their wealthy owners value above all others, and both sides have won every competitive game they have played so far this term. Liverpool © Reuters There has been no hangover for Liverpool following their defeat in May’s Champions League final, with the Reds quickly bouncing back from that disappointing night ...

Paris Saint-Germain ‘preparing £100m Christian Eriksen swoop’

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly ready to make a £100m bid for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen, who has also been linked with Real Madrid. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 09:21 UK Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 09:21 UK Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly preparing a £100m bid to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur. Eriksen was one of Spurs’ star performers last season with 14 goals and 10 assists, but he is yet to agree a new contract with the club despite being offered fresh terms earlier this summer. The Denmark international’s hesitance has reportedly alerted a number of Europe’s top clubs, with PSG understood to be at the front of the line of potential suitors. The Express reports that the Li...

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