Kylian Mbappe

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...

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...

Nantes dedicate official club website to former striker Emiliano Sala

Nantes made a moving tribute to Emiliano Sala after his body was recovered from the English Channel and formally identified. News of the striker’s death came almost three weeks after his plane crashed en route from Nantes, France, to Cardiff. Sala had only completed the details of his transfer to Cardiff from Nantes – for a club record £15 million – two days before the crash. Nantes changed the landing page of their website to this photo of Emiliano Sala (FC Nantes) The Ligue 1 side changed their official club website to only show a photo of Sala with the words ‘Noue ne t’oublierons jamais, Emi!’ which translates as “We will never forget you, Emi!” Cardiff also said that the forward will always remain in their thoughts. The club said in a statement: R...

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...

Chelsea ‘to demand more than £100m for Eden Hazard’

Chelsea reportedly up their asking price for Eden Hazard to more than £100m amid increasing speculation linking the Belgian with a move to Real Madrid. Chelsea have reportedly upped their asking price for Eden Hazard amid increasing speculation that the winger will leave the club at the end of the season. Hazard recently revealed that he has made a decision on his future, and while he is yet to clarify what that decision is, he is expected to inform the club that he wants to join Real Madrid. Madrid have been long-term admirers of the Belgian and missed out on his signature last summer when looking for a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu. Hazard has repeatedly expressed his desire to play for Madrid at some stage of his career, but the Evening Standard reports that Chelsea ...

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 ...

Kylian Mbappe takes on Luke Modric at Laureus Awards

PSG’s Kylian Mbappe will take on Luka Modric, Novak Djokovic and LeBron James at next month’s Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco. Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe will face off against Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric to be named Sportsman of the Year at next month’s Laureus World Sports Awards. Other contenders in the hotly-contested category include tennis world number one Novak Djokovic, Formula 1 champ Lewis Hamilton and basketball great LeBron James. Tour de France and SPOTY winner Geraint Thomas is among the nominees for the Breakthrough of the Year gong, while tennis stars Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber are nominated for Sportswoman of the Year. Fresh from their success at last year’s World Cup in Russia, the France national football team l...

Kylian Mbappe refuses to rule out move to Real Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe says that “you never know” when probed about a future move to Real Madrid. Kylian Mbappe has refused to rule out a future move to Real Madrid, but says that he is currently “very happy” at Paris Saint-Germain. The Ligue 1 giants may be forced to sell the French World Cup winner later this year should they be crippled by Financial Fair Play regulations. Madrid are long-term admirers of Mbappe, who has netted 30 goals in 41 league appearances since joining PSG from Monaco in a deal worth £162m. Asked about the possibility of a switch to Madrid going through, Mbappe told Marca: “I’m fine here, but in football and the future, you never know. “I’m very happy with how things are going for me at Paris Saint-...

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...

Neymar offers angry response to Barcelona return speculation

Neymar angrily denies reports that he is angling for a return back to Barcelona, less than two years after leaving the club to join Paris Saint-Germain. Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has said that he is ‘angry with the lies’ that suggest he is after a return to Barcelona. The Brazil international, who was absent from PSG’s squad for Saturday’s comfortable 3-0 Ligue 1 win over Amiens, has had to contend with fresh speculation regarding his future over the past couple of days. Spanish outlet El Mundo reported on Thursday that the 26-year-old is angling for a move back to Camp Nou, less than two years after departing for the Parisians in a record £198m transfer. Neymar is alleged to have contacted Barca officials on five occasions to discuss a reunion, which the 2...

Paris Saint-Germain to consider Neymar, Kylian Mbappe sale?

A report claims that Kylian Mbappe or Neymar may still have to be sold if Paris Saint-Germain are to dodge a severe punishment from UEFA. Paris Saint-Germain may reportedly still have to cash in on one of Neymar or Kylian Mbappe if they are to dodge Financial Fair Play sanctions. The Ligue 1 giants recently denied reports in the French media that they have been threatened by UEFA to sell one of their prized assets. PSG have been probed by the European football governing body for a number of months over concerns that they breached financial protocol by bringing in Neymar and Mbappe for a combined £358m. According to Mediapart, the Parisians may still have to offload one of their star attacking duo before the end of next season, with £153m needed to stave off a severe punishment. Mbappe has ...

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