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Cavani breaks PSG scoring record in Montpellier rout

Paris, France | AFP | Edinson Cavani broke Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s all-time goalscoring record for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday, while Neymar scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Montpellier. The Uruguay striker tapped in his 157th PSG goal in the 11th minute at the Parc des Princes to spark wild celebrations, having …

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Arsenal target Malcom mulling Bordeaux exit

Bordeaux, France | AFP | Bordeaux star Malcom is “thinking over” a potential move to Arsenal amid interest from the Premier League club, the French side’s coach Jocelyn Gourvennec admitted on Monday. According to Brazilian media, the chances of the 20-year-old moving to London are good, and would bring the …

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French ref under fire for crazy player kick

Paris, France | AFP | Referee Tony Chapron became the pantomime villain of Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-0 win at Nantes on Sunday, after responding to an accidental collision with Diego Carlos by kicking the Brazilian and sending him off. In injury time and with PSG on the counter-attack, Chapron stepped across the …

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Neymar shines on return as PSG beat Rennes

Paris, France | AFP | Neymar starred on his return to the Paris Saint-Germain line-up after two games out with two goals and two assists in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat of Rennes in Ligue 1. The world’s most expensive player missed last weekend’s win over Lille due to suspension and sat …

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Neymar to miss PSG Cup tie after returning to Brazil

Paris, France | AFP | Paris Saint-Germain will again be without Neymar for their League Cup tie at Strasbourg on Wednesday, the club confirmed. Coach Unai Emery confirmed on Monday that the world’s most expensive player had been allowed to return to his native Brazil to deal with a family matter. …

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France have the World Cup weapons

Paris, France | AFP | With a potent attack featuring teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe and Atletico Madrid hotshot Antoine Griezmann and a midfield stuffed with talent, France should be among the World Cup favourites. With Alexandre Lacazette offering yet another attacking threat, a top-class goalkeeper in Hugo Lloris and depth …

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Neymar turns it on as seven-up PSG destroy Celtic

Paris, France | AFP | Neymar was back in the mood with the Brazilian scoring twice to set up Paris Saint-Germain’s comeback from behind as they hammered a shellshocked Celtic 7-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Moussa Dembele had put the visitors ahead inside a minute at the Parc …

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Neymar not immune to criticism, says Mbappe

Paris, France | AFP | Kylian Mbappe insisted his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is “human like everyone else” after the Brazilian was reduced to tears on Friday by the controversy that has followed him since his arrival from Barcelona. A tearful Neymar pleaded with the media to stop the “false …

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Nadal seals year-end No.1 ranking for 4th time

Paris, France | AFP | Rafael Nadal secured the year-end world number one ranking with a 7-5, 6-3 second-round victory over South Korean Hyeon Chung at the Paris Masters on Wednesday. The 16-time Grand Slam champion is the oldest man to finish a season at the top of the rankings at …

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Nadal set to seal year-end No 1 spot in Paris

Paris, France | AFP | Rafael Nadal will be crowned as the year-end world number one if he wins his first match at this week’s Paris Masters, after Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament. The two old rivals have both had stunning seasons, returning to form and fitness with two Grand …

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