Paris Saint-Germain

Local boy Kylian Mbappe ready to live out dream by playing in Le Classique

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:27:00 PDT

Unai Emery discusses Neymar's growth at PSG and how he plans to help him improve on both sides of the ball. Marseille manager Rudi Garcia argued that although his team are ready to face PSG, their objectives for the season are very different. MARSEILLE, France -- Paris Saint-Germain will dispute Le Classique for the first time with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at Orange Velodrome on Sunday, and the advent will mean that more eyes are on the French capital outfit and Marseille than usual. The rivalry remains Ligue 1's most prestigious match, but it is also fair to say that their meetings have lost a bit of shine over the past few years -- despite the arrival of Frank McCourt and some new money on the Canebiere last season. Marseille Paris Saint-Germain 7:00 PM UTC Game Details Home: 13/2  Draw: 9/2  Away: 4/11  Odds from bet365 bet365 PickCenter GameCast Lineups and Stats One of...

Paris Saint-Germain stay second in Shaka Hislop's Power Rankings

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:17:00 PDT

Kylian Mbappe helped PSG to a Champions League victory against Anderlecht. PSG needed a late winner to claim all three points at Dijon, but brushed aside Anderlecht in the Champions League. The "project" is going well. Click here to see which other clubs made Shaka Hislop's power rankings.

Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar all strike in rout of Anderlecht

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:31:00 PDT

Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar all found the back of the net as PSG went on to a 4-0 victory against Anderlecht. Paris Saint-Germain have nine points from a possible nine in UEFA Champions League Group B after a flattering 4-0 win away at Anderlecht on Wednesday thanks to goals from Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar -- MCN -- as well as late substitute Angel Di Maria. Anderlecht Paris Saint-Germain 0 4 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Positives Three matches into this season's group stage and the French capital outfit have nine points and have scored 12 goals without reply. Regardless of the underwhelming nature of the collective display from Unai Emery's men at...

High expectations for Paris Saint-Germain following flat performance

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:20:00 PDT

PSG boss Unai Emery expects a tough clash with an Anderlecht side that is rejuvenated by a new manager. Paris Saint-Germain are in Brussels to take on Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, and after an unflattering 2-1 win away at Dijon last Saturday, much better is expected at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium. Despite Anderlecht's disappointing start domestically and in Europe this campaign, PSG coach Unai Emery is wary of the 34-time Belgian champions' continental pedigree. "We have a lot of respect for every opponent, both in France and in Europe," the Spaniard told journalists at...

Thomas Meunier taking his chances to star for Paris Saint-Germain

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:50:00 PDT

Though PSG were underwhelming in victory over Dijon, Julien Laurens is ready to declare the Ligue 1 title race over. PARIS -- Seven goals and eight assists from 10 competitive appearances across all competitions for club and country so far this season would make Paris Saint-Germain's star attacking trio of Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar happy. However, these statistics do not belong to any of them; instead, they belong to the PSG's right-back... and not even coach Unai Emery's regular first choice in that role! It's not Dani Alves who boasts such impressive figures this early in the campaign but his...

Mbappe and Neymar struggle as Meunier double saves PSG at Dijon

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:26:00 PDT

Thomas Meunier scored twice to dig Paris Saint-Germain out of a hole at Dijon. Paris Saint-Germain, 2-1 winners, needed a scrappy Thomas Meunier double to see off a spirited Dijon, who nearly snatched a deserved point at Stade Gaston-Gerard through Benjamin Jeannot's superb late effort on Saturday. Positives The Result. At the end of the day, after a gruelling recent international period, returning to action in Le Championnat with a victory to move six points clear at the summit is all that really matters. Meunier will see his popularity among the capital club's supporters...

After Montpellier slip-up, PSG need to be extra wary of bottom-dweller Dijon

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:30:00 PDT

Unai Emery spoke highly of Kylian Mbappe's adaptability to play multiple positions ahead of PSG's clash with Dijon. The FC crew assess the impact Edinson Cavani's comments about Marco Verratti could have on his relationship with Neymar. PARIS -- With another international break now over, Paris Saint-Germain return to domestic duty away at Dijon on Saturday and will be keen to focus on matters on the pitch. Unai Emery's men are currently three points clear at the Ligue 1 summit ahead of second-placed Monaco's but could find it tough at Stade Gaston Gerard this weekend for a number of reasons. Dijon FCO Paris Saint-Germain 1 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Firstly, and most obviously, there are rarely dull moments at Parc des Princes these days and an otherwise calm week was shattered on Thursday...

Europe's unbeaten: The keys to Paris Saint-Germain's strong start

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:30:00 PDT

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have hit the ground running at Paris Saint-Germain. Across Europe's top leagues several sides have made unbeaten starts to the season, allowing them to race clear of domestic rivals and assume the role of early title favourites. For PSG, the biggest factor has been their big spending. The star trio of Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar, otherwise known as "MCN", have accounted for 16 of their 27 goals thus far. Click here for more on PSG's start and those of Europe's other top unbeaten clubs.

N'Golo Kante emerges as Paris Saint-Germain's latest big-money target

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 05:23:00 PDT

Antonio Conte revealed N'Golo Kante has been working on his finishing, after he netted the winner versus his former club. Mark Donaldson and Shaka Hislop delve into Adrian Rabiot's interest in playing in the Premier League and where he may fit. With the January window on the horizon, there's plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here. TOP STORY: PSG plots £90m Kante swoop N'Golo Kante was the signing of the summer for two seasons running, and also the bargain of both windows as well, despite Chelsea shelling out £32m for the Premier League champion in 2016. The Blues midfielder secured titles in back-to-back seasons, both as an integral part, and is now wanted by Paris Saint-Germain,...

Transfer Talk: David De Gea in Paris Saint-Germain's sights?

Sun, 8 Oct 2017 06:15:00 PDT

The Express, citing French reports, suggests that is a possibility, with PSG coach Unai Emery uncertain about either Alphonse Areola and Kevin Trapp and already having been linked with Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak.David De Gea has long been a target for Real Madrid, but PSG have the means to match anything the Spanish club can offer and the Express writes that they are "likely to make more big deals."For more on David De Gea to PSG, as well as other rumours, check out Transfer Talk by clicking here.

Neymar, Cavani spot-kick squabbles extend the tradition of "Penaltiquette"

Sat, 7 Oct 2017 01:00:00 PDT

ESPN FC's Craig Burley shares his thoughts on the latest developments in the penalty power struggle at PSG. The FC crew discuss Edinson Cavani's reaction to Neymar's penalty against Bordeaux and examine the striker's future at PSG. "They are sorted out in the dressing room, everything has a solution, everything is quiet. The important thing is we all fight for the same goal." Edinson Cavani's latest attempt to end the season's most entertaining saga so far -- namely his squabble with Neymar over who should take Paris Saint-Germain's set pieces -- was undermined by a superbly unfortunate choice of words.  Arguing over penalty duties has a rich and undignified recent history. Neymar and Cavani, with some assistance...

Neymar wants Alexis Sanchez to join him as part of PSG 'wish list'

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 04:27:00 PDT

Stewart Robson and the ESPN FC panel talk Mesut Ozil and whether he can re-integrate himself into the Arsenal squad. Deadline day has come and gone, and all the latest deals and potential deals can be found here, but there's plenty brewing in the market as clubs begin to look toward January. Neymar wants Sanchez at PSG Paris Saint-Germain hope to sneak ahead of Manchester City in the race for Alexis Sanchez in order to fulfill a promise to Neymar, according to the Daily Mail. The report states that Neymar included Sanchez on his "wish list" when PSG asked what it would take to prize the Brazilian from Barcelona...

Who has the best strikeforce in Europe? Real Madrid, PSG or another?

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 01:00:00 PDT

The Exploding Heads run through some of the best made-up acronyms in the Champions League. For years Barcelona's "MSN" was considered the best strikeforce in Europe, then Neymar left for Paris Saint-Germain this summer. The French side may now have assembled the most expensive forward line in football history -- with €466 million worth of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe -- but are they the best strikeforce around? ESPN's correspondents have all argued the case for their team's attack to be No. 1, but Senior Writer Mark Ogden has ranked them all and concluded there's...

Power Rankings: Barcelona, PSG lead the way ahead of Manchester's big two

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 11:33:00 PDT

ESPN FC's Barcelona correspondent Samuel Marsden checks in from the Camp Nou after the club decided to play behind closed doors amid political tension in Catalonia. Stewart Robson and Alejandro Moreno examine the facets of Man City's game that have propelled them to the top of the table. The international break finds things "as you were" in Shaka Hislop's much-anticipated Top 10; Barca stay top, though their great rivals are rising. Dropping out: Porto. Agree? Disagree? Let us know, and watch Shaka defend his picks on ESPN FC TV! Shaka Hislop played for over 10 years in the Premier League and represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2006 World Cup. Watch him on ESPN FC TV!

Neymar continues influential run at PSG to top Player Power Rankings

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 10:09:00 PDT

Craig Burley and Alexis Nunes run through this week's player power rankings, which see Neymar and Leo Messi top the list. Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar were all on target again to inspire PSG's 6-2 rout of Bordeaux. ESPN FC's worldwide editorial desks nominate their top performers from the weekend's action. Paris Saint-Germain talisman Neymar is this week's No. 1. 1. Neymar | Paris Saint-Germain Why he's here: PSG's talisman scored twice and assisted on another as Les Parisiens beat Bordeaux 6-2 on Saturday. 2. Lionel Messi | Barcelona Why he's here: As Barcelona took on Las Palmas behind closed doors amid the political turmoil in Catalonia, Messi proved to be the club's lifeblood, netting twice and...

Have Neymar, Edinson Cavani found a way to restore harmony at PSG?

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 09:01:00 PDT

The FC crew discuss Edinson Cavani's reaction to Neymar's penalty against Bordeaux and examine the striker's future at PSG. Paris Saint-Germain pummelled Bordeaux on Saturday and rolled to a 6-2 win. And if you're keeping track of the Neymar-Edinson Cavani penalty saga, it seems they've reached some sort of understanding: Neymar took the spot-kick and celebrated with Cavani. No fuss and apparently, they'll now alternate, as least according to Thomas Meunier, who said that it had been arranged with coach Unai Emery: "Had there been another one, it would have gone to [Cavani]." Whatever works for them, I guess. What's...

PSG have £10m 'incentive' for Alexis; Everton want Carroll to replace Lukaku

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 07:03:00 PDT

Shaka Hislop tells Alexis Nunes what Diego Costa will bring to Atletico Madrid's game come January. Deadline day has come and gone, and all the latest deals and potential deals can be found here, but there's plenty brewing in the market as clubs begin to look toward January. PSG have £10m 'incentive' for Alexis Alexis Sanchez may not have got his desired move away from Arsenal in the summer, but with his contract at the Emirates Stadium due to expire next year, he's free to sign a pre-contract deal with foreign clubs in January. Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain...

Neymar scores twice as PSG bag six against previously unbeaten Bordeaux

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 12:21:00 PDT

Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar were all on target again to inspire PSG's 6-2 rout of Bordeaux. Paris Saint-Germain went three points clear at the Ligue 1 summit after Neymar (two), Edinson Cavani, Thomas Meunier, Julian Draxler and Kylian Mbappe all scored in a 6-2 win over Bordeaux at Parc des Princes on Saturday. Paris Saint-Germain Bordeaux 6 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Positives Strength. After failing to impose themselves away at Montpellier last week, PSG needed to show that they can be as strong domestically as they were in the Champions League in midweek and they succeeded by inflicting a first -- and heavy -- defeat in Le Championnat upon...

Power Rankings: Barcelona remain top ahead of PSG; Bayern out, Madrid in

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 10:19:00 PDT

Real Madrid and Tottenham are back in, while Bayern Munich fall out of Shaka Hislop's latest power rankings. With many questions surrounding Barca during preseason, Ale Moreno feels they are certainly proving their doubters wrong. ESPN FC's Julien Laurens believes PSG's victory over Bayern shows they are serious UCL contenders. There's no change among the top four, but Germany's giants have gone! Meanwhile, on the rise are Italy's great entertainers and England's champions. Dropping out: Bayern Munich, Sporting, Monaco. Agree? Disagree? Let us know, and watch Shaka defend his picks on ESPN FC TV! Shaka Hislop played for over 10 years in the Premier League and represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2006 World Cup. Watch him on ESPN FC TV!

Vote: Were Batshuayi, Kane, Lukaku, Mbappe, Ronaldo the UCL stars?

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 05:30:00 PDT

The crew answer your tweets on where PSG rank among the top teams in Europe, the happier coach between Unai Emery and Pep Guardiola and more. ESPN FC's Steve Nicol believes Man United deserve credit for not taking their opposition lightly so far in Group A. While there's little doubt Kylian Mbappe is a star for the future, Craig Burley makes the case for him being the third-best player in the world today. Another round of UEFA Champions League fixtures has come and gone, leaving us with a number of memorable performances during the second week of the group stage. Several big names, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe, had their usual strong performances. Others, such as Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku and Michy Batshuayi, struck when it counted. Some teams have stated their case to move on to the knockout rounds (we're looking at you, Premier League), while others are continuing to struggle. What...

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