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How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Nantes

Sports Mole looks at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up in Wednesday’s Coupe de France semi-final with Nantes. Paris Saint-Germain will welcome Nantes to the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France. There will be no Coupe de la Ligue or Champions League title for PSG this term, but Thomas Tuchel‘s side are 20 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 as they close on another crown. The Coupe de France has taken on added importance for the Paris giants this season and they will be desperate to overcome Nantes on Wednesday night. PSG will enter the match off the back of a 1-0 win over Toulouse in the league at the weekend, with Kylian Mbappe grabbing the only goal of the contest in the 74th minute. Here, Sports Mole has taken a look at how PSG co...

Preview: Czech Republic vs. Brazil – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s international friendly between Czech Republic and Brazil, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records. Brazil continue their preparations for the 2019 Copa America with a friendly against Czech Republic at the Eden Arena in Prague on Tuesday evening. The Selecao were held to a surprise draw by Panama in their last outing and have just one official friendly pencilled in between now and the start of their Copa campaign on June 15. Czech Republic © Reuters Czech boss Jaroslav Silhavy admitted prior to Friday’s meeting with England that the best his side can hope for is a second-placed finish in Group A behind the Three Lions, leaving them to battle it out with Montenegro, Bulgaria and Kosovo. Not helped by finishing behind Ukraine in th...

Paris Saint-Germain to axe four players this summer?

Paris Saint-Germain plan to part with Gianluigi Buffon, Thiago Silva, Dani Alves and Julian Draxler this summer, according to a report. Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly preparing to part with Gianluigi Buffon, Thiago Silva, Dani Alves and Julian Draxler in this summer’s transfer window as the French champions plan a clear-out. Buffon, 41, will see his current deal expire this summer, but both parties have the option of an extension. Brazilian pair Silva, 34, and Alves, 35, meanwhile, are out of contract in 2020 and 2019 respectively. According to Don Balon, PSG want to get all three off their books in this summer’s transfer window, while Draxler will also be made available for transfer. The Germany international has contributed five goals and 10 assists in 35 appearances this...

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...

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...

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