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Combined XI: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Manchester United

Ahead of the Champions League showdown between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from both sides. Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United face off once again at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. PSG were 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford on February 12 – the first time the European heavyweights have met in a competitive fixture. United have been in terrific form over the past two-and-a-half months, but they make the trip to the French capital with as many as 10 first-team players absent through injury and suspension, including key man Paul Pogba. The hosts are also expected to be without two star attackers in Neymar and Edinson Cavani, though the l...

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

Sports Mole brings you the team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of the Champions League last-16 second leg between PSG and Manchester United. Manchester United have it all to do in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain, as they trail 2-0 from last month’s clash at Old Trafford. Second-half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe made PSG the first French club to win at the Theatre of Dreams and inflicted United’s biggest ever home European defeat, having never previously been beaten by more than one goal. Paris Saint-Germain © Reuters If Ligue 1 success is a given, with the Parisians once again running away with things at the top of the table, Thomas Tuchel‘s debut campaign at the Parc des Princes will be judged on ...

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: 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 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...

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...

Result: France fight back to see off Germany in UEFA Nations League

Antoine Griezmann nets a double as France come from behind to register a 2-1 win over Germany in Tuesday’s UEFA Nations League fixture in Paris. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 21:38 UK Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 21:40 UK France have come from behind to register a 2-1 victory over Germany in Tuesday’s UEFA Nations League fixture in Paris. Toni Kroos put Germany into an early lead from the penalty spot, but a second-half double from Antoine Griezmann earned France they probably deserved back on their fightback after the break. France now sit four points clear at the top of Group A1, while Germany are without a win in three games in this competition and cannot qualify for the final stage. Both teams started brightly, but Germany quickl...

How France could line up against Germany

Ahead of Tuesday’s UEFA Nations League clash between France and Germany, Sports Mole looks at how France could line up against the 2014 world champions. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 18:22 UK Last Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 18:23 UK France head into Tuesday’s UEFA Nations League clash with Germany looking to record the win which would prevent Joachim Low‘s team from finishing in top spot in the Group A1 table. The world champions have recorded four points from their opening two games against their next opponents and the Netherlands, but Didier Deschamps will have concerns regarding his squad heading into the contest. France required an 86th-minute own goal from Holmar Eyjolfsson and a late penalty from Kylian Mbappe to claim a 2-2 d...

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 ...

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...

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