Marco Verratti

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...

Marco Verratti to be fit in time for Manchester United clash?

Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel reveals that Marco Verratti will return to training next week and is expected to be in contention to face Manchester United. Influential midfielder Marco Verratti is in line to make his return to action ahead of Paris Saint-Germain‘s last-16 showdown with Manchester United in the Champions League. The 26-year-old has not featured for the French giants since twisting his ankle in the 9-0 thrashing of Guingamp two weeks ago. With Neymar already being confirmed out of the double-header later this month, PSG have now been left sweating on Verratti’s fitness with nine days to go until the first leg at Old Trafford. However, manager Thomas Tuchel revealed ahead of his side’s trip to Lyon on Sunday that the 26-year-old – used 24 ti...

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

Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of Sunday’s Ligue 1 encounter between Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain. Lyon play host to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Sunday evening looking to register their fourth successive win in all competitions. PSG will make the trip to the Lyon Olympic Stadium keen to further strengthen their commanding position at the top of the standings. Lyon © Reuters Lyon would have hoped to be much closer to PSG at this stage of the season, and there will be an acceptance that the title race is effectively already over with 16 points already separating the teams and the leaders possessing two games in hand. However, Bruno Genesio‘s side still have plenty to play for, and they require a strong second half to the campaign to qua...

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...

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 Lyon

Sports Mole looks at how PSG could line up for Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash with Lyon as the champions bid to extend their perfect start to the domestic season. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Friday, October 5, 2018 at 18:00 UK Last Updated: Friday, October 5, 2018 at 18:00 UK Paris Saint-Germain could extend their record for the best-ever start to a Ligue 1 season when they host Lyon at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. The defending champions have won eight from eight to already soar eight points clear of the chasing pack, and also got off the mark in the Champions League on Wednesday with a thumping 6-1 win over Red Star Belgrade. Sunday sees them host a Lyon side currently sitting fifth, but unbeaten in six games across all competitions, including an away triumph over Manches...

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...

Fred ‘set for Manchester United medical’

Manchester United are reportedly hopeful of completing a £52m deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred within 48 hours. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 19:13 UK Last Updated: Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 19:13 UK Manchester United are reportedly hopeful of completing a deal to sign Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk by Tuesday. The Brazilian midfielder is currently in England with his national team and came on as a substitute during the 2-0 win over Croatia at Anfield earlier this afternoon. United are expected to use Fred’s presence in the North-West of England to finalise a £52m deal to bring him to Old Trafford over the coming days. The Manchester Evening News reports that Fred’s agent will hold talks with United on Monday, while a medical is also expe...

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