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Cavani, Neymar key as PSG rebound from Madrid gloom

Paris, France | AFP | Edinson Cavani struck twice as Paris Saint-Germain beat Strasbourg 5-2 on Saturday to relieve some of the pressure on the runaway Ligue 1 leaders following their Champions League defeat at Real Madrid. Strasbourg struck early through Jean Eudes Aholou, but PSG hit back courtesy of …

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Advantage Ronaldo but Neymar warns it’s not over yet

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Paris Saint-Germain face a huge task to reach the Champions League quarter-finals after Cristiano Ronaldo defied talk that his powers are waning with two goals as Real Madrid won 3-1 in the first leg of their last-16 tie. Billed as a contest between World Player …

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Zidane fighting for future in PSG Champions League tie

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Zinedine Zidane inspired France to World Cup glory as a player, but his extraordinary career has to a large degree been defined by the Champions League. His magnificent volleyed goal for Real Madrid in their 2002 win over Bayer Leverkusen at Hampden Park in Glasgow is …

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Neymar lifts PSG past Toulouse ahead of Real trip

Paris, France | AFP | Neymar scored the only goal as Paris Saint-Germain ground out a 1-0 victory at Toulouse on Saturday in their final tune-up for next week’s Champions League showdown against holders Real Madrid. The runaway French league leaders stretched their advantage over Marseille to 13 points courtesy …

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French referee who kicked player banned for three months

Paris, France | AFP | The French referee who kicked out at a player during a Ligue 1 game was Thursday handed a three-month ban by disciplinary chiefs with a further three months suspended. Tony Chapron, 45, kicked Diego Carlos of Nantes towards the end of the match against Paris …

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Neymar, PSG begin vital month in style

Paris, France | AFP | A superb Neymar free-kick helped Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win at troubled Lille on Saturday as the Ligue 1 leaders began a decisive month as they mean to go on. The world’s most expensive player netted the second goal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy after …

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PSG ‘2,000%’ sure Neymar will be at club next season

Paris, France | AFP | Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said on Saturday he was “2,000 percent sure” that Neymar will stay at the club for next season. The world’s most expensive player scored twice in a 4-0 rout of Montpellier on his return from a two-match absence through injury. …

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Record-breaker Cavani says he can work with Neymar

Paris, France | AFP | Edinson Cavani insisted that he is happy playing with Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain, after the Uruguayan broke the club’s goalscoring record and his strike partner netted twice against Montpellier on Saturday. The 30-year-old is PSG’s top scorer this term with one more goal than world-record …

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