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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 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: Paris Saint-Germain come from behind to see off Guingamp

Paris Saint-Germain come from a goal down to record a 3-1 win over Guingamp in Saturday’s Ligue 1 encounter at the Stade Municipal de Roudourou. By Giuseppe Labellarte, ReporterFiled: Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 18:07 UK Last Updated: Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 18:13 UK Paris Saint-Germain have come from a goal down to record a 3-1 win over Guingamp in Saturday’s Ligue 1 encounter at the Stade Municipal de Roudourou. The hosts began brightly and weighed in with the first chance of the game on three minutes, Etienne Didot volleying over the bar from the edge of the box. PSG then countered with a dangerous fifth-minute effort which saw Angel Di Maria cut inside and curve a shot just inches over the Guingamp crossbar. On 14 minutes, Gianluigi Buffon pulled off a stunning save f...

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira earns first Brazil call-up

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira is handed his first call-up to the Brazil national team. By Giuseppe Labellarte, ReporterFiled: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 22:42 UK Last Updated: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 22:45 UK Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has been called up to the Brazil squad for the first time in his career. The 22-year-old has been named in his country’s squad for their upcoming international friendlies against the United States of America and El Salvador. Pereira, who started Man United’s first Premier League game of the season against Leicester City last week, is in the squad with new signing Fred, who also started the 2-1 win. No Manchester City players have been named in Tite’s 24-man squad, with Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho, Danilo a...

Result: Belgium knock out Brazil to reach World Cup semi-finals

Belgium beat five-time winners Brazil 2-1 at the Kazan Arena to set up a World Cup semi-final showdown with France. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Friday, July 6, 2018 at 20:54 UK Last Updated: Friday, July 6, 2018 at 21:16 UK Pre-tournament favourites Brazil have been eliminated from the World Cup by Belgium at the quarter-final stage, falling to a 2-1 defeat in this evening’s gripping clash at the Kazan Arena. Belgium stunned their opponents by taking a two-goal lead into the interval after Kevin De Bruyne brilliantly added to a Fernandinho own goal. The Red Devils were able to see things through for just a second-ever appearance in the semis, despite being made to hold on in the final 15 minutes following a consolation header from Renato Augusto. While five-t...

Thiago Silva: ‘Brazil are always the favourites’

Thiago Silva insists that Brazil are not scared of their favourites tag at the 2018 World Cup as they gear up for Friday’s quarter-final with Belgium. By Matt Law, European Football EditorFiled: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 12:36 UK Last Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 12:38 UK Thiago Silva has insisted that Brazil are not scared of their favourites tag at the 2018 World Cup because the Selecao enter every competition as the team to beat. Brazil booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Mexico on Monday afternoon, and will take on Belgium in the last eight on Friday night. Silva is expecting a difficult match against Belgium, with the central defender insisting that his team will have to “work hard” in order to progress to the semi-finals....

Thiago Silva backs Neymar to shine for Brazil in World Cup last-16 tie

Thiago Silva hopes that Neymar can emulate Paris Saint-Germain teammates Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe in inspiring their countries through to the World Cup quarter-finals. By Giuseppe Labellarte, ReporterFiled: Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 20:50 UK Last Updated: Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 20:50 UK Brazil captain Thiago Silva has expressed his hopes of Neymar emulating Paris Saint-Germain teammates Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe in inspiring their countries through to the World Cup quarter-finals. On Saturday, Mbappe scored twice as France claimed a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina, before Cavani also netted a brace in Uruguay’s 2-1 victory to send Portugal home. On Monday, Brazil face Mexico in Samara and, even though Neymar has not yet hit top form at the tournament, Thiago is confide...

Thiago Silva: ‘Brazil learning how to suffer’

Thiago Silva says that Brazil are learning “how to suffer” after progressing through the group stages of the 2018 World Cup. By Matt Law, European Football EditorFiled: Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 18:47 UK Last Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 18:55 UK Thiago Silva has said that Brazil are learning “how to suffer” as they attempt to live up to their billing as the favourites to win the 2018 World Cup. The Selecao booked their spot in the last-16 stage of this summer’s World Cup with a 2-0 win over Serbia on Wednesday night, which also secured them first position in Group E. The five-time world champions will face Mexico in the last-16 stage of the competition on Monday, and Silva, who was on the scoresheet against Serbia, has said that the South Americans ar...

Result: Brazil beat Serbia 2-0 to finish top of Group E

Brazil confirm their progression into the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup in Russia courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Serbia in Group E at the Spartak Stadium. By Christopher Dodd, ReporterFiled: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 20:51 UK Last Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 21:05 UK Brazil confirmed top spot and qualification from Group E at the 2018 World Cup in Russia courtesy of a comfortable 2-0 victory over Serbia this evening. Goals either side of half time from Paulinho and Thiago Silva at the Spartak Stadium ensured that Tite’s charges marched into the last 16 with relative ease, while condemning Mladen Krstajic‘s Serbian side to group-stage elimination. The Selecao will now face Group F runners-up Mexico in the knockout stages in Samara next Monday. Brazil flew out ...

Team News: No changes for Brazil for Serbia clash

Brazil coach Tite decides to retain the same starting lineup for his side’s World Cup encounter with Serbia. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 17:55 UK Last Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 18:14 UK Brazil coach Tite has decided to retain the same starting lineup for his side’s World Cup encounter with Serbia. The South American nation needed added-on time to secure a 2-0 victory over Costa Rica in their second match in Group E, but Tite has opted to keep faith in the players from that game. Tite’s decision means that Gabriel Jesus continues in attack ahead of Roberto Firmino, while Miranda and Thiago Silva continue in the centre of defence. As for Serbia, boss Mladen Krstajic has moved to make three alterations to his starting lineup, with B...

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