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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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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 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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PSG fight to go six clear in France

Paris, France | AFP | A Thomas Meunier brace gave Paris Saint-Germain a hard-fought 2-1 win at Dijon in Ligue 1 on Saturday after the hosts thought they’d earned a late draw through Benjamin Jeannot’s stunning volley. The result gives PSG, whose chairman Nasser al-Khelaifi is under investigation in his capacity …

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Neymar sparkles as PSG thrash Bordeaux

Paris, France | AFP | Neymar scored twice, including a first-half penalty, and created another goal as Paris Saint-Germain hammered previously unbeaten Bordeaux 6-2 in Ligue 1 on Saturday. The Brazilian curled in a brilliant 30-yard free-kick after just five minutes at the Parc des Princes before sliding in Edinson …

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Emery expects swift Neymar return after stalemate

Paris, France | AFP | Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery said he expects Neymar to return from injury for Tuesday’s Champions League match against Bayern Munich, after his side struggled to a 0-0 draw at Montpellier on Saturday in the Brazilian’s absence. Neymar missed the game after suffering a right foot …

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Neymar-Cavani penalty spat a ‘war of egos’

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Brazil’s media on Monday dubbed the spat between Paris Saint-Germain stars Neymar and Edinson Cavani over who should take a penalty kick during their victory against Lyon “a war of egos.” Newspapers in Brazil, always hungry for Neymar news, dived into the tussle in …

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