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Neymar hits back at Nike over sexual-assault probe | Football News – Times of India
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Neymar hits back at Nike over sexual-assault probe | Football News – Times of India

Brazilian soccer player Neymar hit back at sportswear maker Nike Inc on Friday, saying the company's statement that it terminated an endorsement deal because he refused to cooperate with an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a Nike employee was "an absurd lie". In a story first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Nike - which had Neymar on a long-term contract - said it terminated the deal last year after an employee came forward with what it said were "credible" allegations against the player. Neymar, who plays for Paris St Germain, denies the allegations and said he did not know the employee in question. The incident allegedly took place in 2016 but the employee initially requested to keep the matter confidential and Nike only opened its investigation in 201...
Neymar extends PSG contract until 2025: Club | Football News – Times of India
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Neymar extends PSG contract until 2025: Club | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: Brazil forward Neymar has signed a new contract with Paris St Germain that will keep him in the French capital until 2025, the Ligue 1 club said on Saturday. The 29-year-old Neymar, who joined PSG in 2017 from Spanish club Barcelona for a record transfer fee of 222 million euros ($270 million), has agreed a deal French media reported will earn him an annual salary of 30 million euros. Neymar said he wanted to leave PSG in 2019 amid media reports he was keen on returning to Barcelona, but he stayed in Paris and helped PSG reach the Champions League final last season. 🤙❤️💙#NeymarJr2025 https://t.co/sGM4K27n7T— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) 1620477166000"I'm very happy to be extending my contract with Paris until 2025," Neymar told the PSG website. "The truth is that I'm very h...
Mahrez double takes Manchester City to first Champions League final | Football News – Times of India
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Mahrez double takes Manchester City to first Champions League final | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Pep Guardiola said Manchester City's first ever Champions League final had been five years in the making after Riyad Mahrez's double saw off Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 on Tuesday to seal a 4-1 semifinal aggregate win. City will look to set the seal on a third Premier League title in the past four seasons in the coming days as they remain on course for a treble, having already lifted the League Cup. But their previous four Champions League campaigns under Guardiola ended in anguish before the semi-final stage. Guardiola has won the competition twice before as a coach during his time at Barcelona. However, the Catalan has also endured a decade of disappointment in Europe's premier club competition since. PEP 💬 Saying that we beat a team that knocked out Barca and Bayern. 4-1 in t...
PSG players claim referee swore at them in Man City defeat
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PSG players claim referee swore at them in Man City defeat

Paris St Germain’s Leandro Paredes was verbally abused by Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers during Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg loss to Manchester City, his team mate Ander Herrera has claimed. City reached the final of Europe’s elite club competition for the first time thanks to a 2-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium to secure a 4-1 aggregate win. French champions PSG were left angered by the referee, who sent off PSG’s Angel Di Maria in the 69th minute for an off-the-ball stamp on Fernandinho. “We talk about respect towards referees,” midfielder Herrera told French multimedia outlet RMC Sport, while revealing that the official had sworn at Paredes. “If we say that, we get a three or four-match ban.” Herrera’s team mate Marco Verratti said in his post-match inte...
Icardi scores 3 as PSG reaches French Cup semis, Monaco wins
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Icardi scores 3 as PSG reaches French Cup semis, Monaco wins

Mauro Icardi again scored in the final seconds at Parc des Princes, this time completing a hat trick as titleholder Paris Saint-Germain routed Angers 5-0 on Wednesday to reach the French Cup semifinals. Monaco joined PSG in the last four by winning 2-0 at Lyon, as both maintained a chance to secure a domestic double. Icardi held off a defender to volley home a high ball dropping into the penalty area, days after heading home in the last seconds of injury time to give PSG a 3-2 home win against Saint-Etienne in the league on Sunday. It took his tally to 11 goals in 21 games this season and 31 in 55 since joining PSG two years ago from Serie A club Inter Milan, where he scored 124 in 219 to earn a reputation as one of the best finishers in Europe. Neymar forced an own goal fr...
PSG scores last-gasp winner, rivals Monaco and Lyon also win
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PSG scores last-gasp winner, rivals Monaco and Lyon also win

Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain scored in the last seconds of injury time to beat Saint-Etienne 3-2 and close the gap on league leader Lille to one point on Sunday. PSG had just gifted Saint-Etienne an equalizer in the second minute of injury time when Mauro Icardi rose to head home Angel Di Maria’s cross three minutes later as the substitutes combined to give PSG a much-needed victory. Kylian Mbappe scored two goals. There are only five games left after this weekend in one of the closest title races for many years. Third-place Monaco won 3-0 at struggling Bordeaux to stay one point behind PSG and one ahead of fourth-place Lyon, which won 2-1 at Nantes with two goals from Netherlands forward Memphis Depay. Lyon hosts Lille next Sunday. Depay latched onto a clever pa...
Kylian Mbappe inspires PSG to resounding win over Strasbourg in Ligue 1
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Kylian Mbappe inspires PSG to resounding win over Strasbourg in Ligue 1

Kylian Mbappe completed a remarkable week as he scored one and set up another to inspire Paris St Germain to a 4-1 win at Racing Strasbourg as the French champions reduced Lille’s Ligue 1 lead to three points on Saturday. The France striker, who netted a double in PSG’s 3-2 win at Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals earlier this week, opened the scoring with Pablo Sarabia, Moise Kean and Leandro Paredes also on the scoresheet to put the capital side on 66 points from 32 games. PSG, who host Bayern the return leg at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, lead third-placed Monaco by four points before the principality team host bottom club Dijon on Sunday. Kylian Mbappé ⚽️🅰️ 1⃣5⃣ goals in his last 11 games for Paris 🔥🔥#UCL pic.twitter.com/B3s8JVQzwI — UEFA Champio...
Neymar loses battle to be fit for Barcelona showdown | Football News – Times of India
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Neymar loses battle to be fit for Barcelona showdown | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: Neymar will not be available for Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League decider with Barcelona after failing to shake off a thigh injury, the French champions said on Tuesday. In a statement, PSG said that Brazil forward Neymar "will continue his individual training", saying that a new assessment would be made "in the coming days". The 29-year-old had begun training with the squad again last week but will not return in time for Wednesday's last 16, second leg clash with his former club at the Parc des Princes. Neymar has been out of action since mid-February after picking up the thigh injury in PSG's French Cup victory over Caen. The injury meant he also missed the first leg at the Camp Nou, which PSG won 4-1. Source link
Neymar injury return on schedule after light training session: Mauricio Pochettino
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Neymar injury return on schedule after light training session: Mauricio Pochettino

Paris St Germain forward Neymar’s return from injury is on schedule after he was ruled out for four weeks earlier this month with an adductor muscle injury, coach Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday. The Brazil international has been sidelined since limping off the pitch on Feb. 10 in a French Cup game against Caen, which ruled him out of PSG’s Champions League last-16 first leg against Barcelona. He resumed individual training on Thursday, raising hopes that he might be back earlier than expected. “He has been following the protocol of the medical and performance sector,” Pochettino told a news conference ahead of PSG’s Ligue 1 trip to Dijon. “Today he was on the pitch to train individually. He’s got a good mindset. We’re happy. Everything is under control in terms of timin...
Neymar Injury Update: Injured Neymar out of PSG’s Champions League clash with Barcelona | Football News – Times of India
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Neymar Injury Update: Injured Neymar out of PSG’s Champions League clash with Barcelona | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: Neymar will miss the first leg of Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League round of 16 tie against his former club Barcelona due to a groin injury, the French club said Thursday. The Brazilian forward suffered the injury in PSG's 1-0 win against Caen in the last 64 of the French Cup on Wednesday, ruling him out of the game in Spain on February 16. Medical update concerning @neymarjr https://t.co/P7aL1lSJSa— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) 1613058156000"After analysis of clinical exams and scans, it is expected that he'll be out for around four weeks depending on the evolution of the injury," PSG said in a statement. The club are hopeful he could return for the second leg in France on March 10. It is a second blow to last season's beaten Champions League finalists after winger An...
Saint-Etienne signs striker Anthony Modeste on loan, PSG stays quiet
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Saint-Etienne signs striker Anthony Modeste on loan, PSG stays quiet

Struggling Saint-Etienne made a smart move on a quiet last day of the French transfer window Monday by signing experienced striker Anthony Modeste on loan from German club Cologne. Since spending money is low in France amid uncertainty following a collapsed TV deal, even ambitious Paris Saint-Germain was low key. The French champion had been linked with a move for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli but a loan move for the England international never materialized. Saint-Etienne’s Modeste deal does not include an option to buy the Frenchman, whose best season saw him net 25 Bundesliga goals in the 2016-17 season before switching to the Chinese Super League. His late father Guy Modeste made an appearance as a defender in the early 1970s for Saint-Etienne, which is 16th in the Fren...
Lille go top as PSG suffer first defeat under Mauricio Pochettino
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Lille go top as PSG suffer first defeat under Mauricio Pochettino

Paris St Germain suffered their first defeat under new coach Mauricio Pochettino, losing 3-2 at lowly Lorient in added time as Lille moved top of the Ligue 1 standings with a 1-0 home victory against Dijon on Sunday. Two penalties from Neymar put French champions PSG 2-1 ahead after Laurent Abergel’s opener. The hosts equalised with 10 minutes remaining through Yoane Wissa and wrapped it up in stoppage time courtesy of a Terem Moffi goal. 🎙 Mauricio Pochettino: “We need to look forward and try to keep working, try to improve.”#FCLPSG pic.twitter.com/ZAkmPLq7ad — Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 1, 2021 Playing a couple of hours later, Lille grabbed the opportunity to go top when Yusuf Yazici’s first-half goal put them on 48 points from 22 games. Olympique Lyonna...
PSG beat Angers to go top of Ligue 1 without Pochettino | Football News – Times of India
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PSG beat Angers to go top of Ligue 1 without Pochettino | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: A rare Layvin Kurzawa goal was enough for Paris Saint-Germain to beat Angers 1-0 on Saturday and go top of Ligue 1 despite coach Mauricio Pochettino testing positive for Covid-19 before the game. Kurzawa scored with 20 minutes left at the Stade Raymond Kopa to send PSG provisionally two points clear of Lyon, who will have the chance to reclaim first place when they host Metz on Sunday. Assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D'Agostino took charge of the PSG side with Pochettino having to self-isolate after the announcement on Friday that he had contracted the virus. The Argentine's positive test followed those of three Paris players -- Brazilian Rafinha, Germany's Thilo Kehrer and French Under-21 international Colin Dagba -- in the last week. However, Neymar made his return to the sta...
Neymar on the spot as PSG clinch French Super Cup against Marseille | Football News – Times of India
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Neymar on the spot as PSG clinch French Super Cup against Marseille | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: Neymar scored on his return from injury as Paris St Germain beat Olympique de Marseille 2-1 to win the French Super Cup in Lens on Wednesday. Brazil forward Neymar, who had been out of action since mid-December with an ankle injury, netted from the penalty spot in the second half to add to Mauro Icardi's first-half opener. Icardi, who has been struggling for goals this season, found the back of the net in the first half to set Ligue 1 champions PSG on the way to a routine win against last season's runners-up Marseille. 🎵 We are the Champions 🎵 https://t.co/vIykEpjIDx— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) 1610577152000Icardi, who earlier had a goal ruled out for offside, put PSG ahead six minutes before the break from close range after his header was parried back into his path by St...
Memphis Depay shines as Lyon draw to stay ahead of Pochettino’s PSG
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Memphis Depay shines as Lyon draw to stay ahead of Pochettino’s PSG

Memphis Depay scored and created the equalizer as Lyon drew at Rennes 2-2 to stay ahead of Paris Saint-Germain, which got a scrappy 3-0 home win against Brest in Ligue 1. Rennes was coasting at 2-0 when the Netherlands forward Depay chested down a pass and volleyed home superbly in the 78th on Saturday. Three minutes later, he teed up central defender Jason Denayer with a pinpoint cross. Lyon extended its unbeaten run to 16 games and was one point ahead of defending champion PSG and Lille after 19 of 38 games. Lille won at rock-bottom Nimes 1-0 thanks to a first-half goal from burly Turkey striker Burak Yilmaz and it trails PSG on goal difference. At Parc des Princes, new PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino was again without Neymar, who nurses an ankle injury sustained just befor...
PSG draws in Pochettino’s first game; leader Lyon wins 3-2
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PSG draws in Pochettino’s first game; leader Lyon wins 3-2

Mauricio Pochettino’s first game in charge of Paris Saint-Germain ended in a tame 1-1 draw at Saint-Etienne on Wednesday as leader Lyon moved three points clear by beating Lens 3-2 at home.Lyon made it 15 games unbeaten with Memphis Depay scoring twice, but PSG still jumped up to second place on goal difference because Lille lost 2-1 at home to Angers.“I am disappointed. We are PSG and we wanted to win,” said Pochettino, who replaced Thomas Tuchel after he was fired late last month. “This is not the result that we wanted.”Pochettino’s tenure got off to a bad start when veteran winger Romain Hamouma put Saint-Etienne ahead in the 19th minute, after PSG midfielder Idrissa Gueye lost the ball near the penalty area.It was the 100th league goal Hamouma has been involved in, wit...
PSG players must show they deserve to wear the shirt, says Pochettino
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PSG players must show they deserve to wear the shirt, says Pochettino

New Paris St. Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is relishing the opportunity to take charge of a star-studded squad but has warned the club’s top players that they must prove they deserve to wear the jersey of the French champions.Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino was named head coach of PSG on Saturday, with the Argentine replacing Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked on Christmas Eve after a 4-0 victory over Racing Strasbourg as the side sat in third in the league.“In this club it’s always been about excellence, the players have to deserve to wear the jersey,” Pochettino, who played for PSG as a defender in the early 2000s and also captained the side, told the club’s website. “I think that it’s a fantastic squad and I think that we can accomplish what this club and the...
New PSG coach Pochettino wants ‘combative’ identity for team
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New PSG coach Pochettino wants ‘combative’ identity for team

Mauricio Pochettino pledged to instill a “combative and attacking” identity for Paris Saint-Germain as he takes over as coach.The French champions announced the hiring of Pochettino — their former captain — on Saturday to replace the recently fired Thomas Tuchel.“This team has fantastic potential and my staff and I will do everything we can to get the best for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions,” Pochettino said. “We will also do our utmost to give our team the combative and attacking playing identity that Parisian fans have always loved.”Pochettino, who brought Tottenham to the Champions League final in 2019, signed a contract to coach PSG through June 2022 with an option for an extra year, the club said.The 48-year-old Pochettino inherits a squad that is talented bu...
Paris Saint-Germain confirm hiring of Mauricio Pochettino as coach
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Paris Saint-Germain confirm hiring of Mauricio Pochettino as coach

French champions Paris Saint-Germain announced the hiring of coach Mauricio Pochettino on Saturday to replace the recently fired Thomas Tuchel.The 48-year-old Pochettino was manager of Tottenham in the Premier League for five years and led the Spurs to the Champions League final in 2019.Pochettino inherits a squad that is talented but underperforming — by PSG standards. It starts the new year in third place behind Lyon and Lille. His first game in charge will be Wednesday at Saint-Etienne.Pochettino played 95 games for PSG as a rugged central defender from 2001-03 and was appreciated by fans.Tottenham fired Pochettino in November last year, only months after the Champions League final appearance, where Spurs lost 2-0 to Liverpool.Similarly, Tuchel was fired four months aft...
Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani banned for 3 games for offensive post
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Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani banned for 3 games for offensive post

Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani was banned for three games by the English Football Association on Thursday after using a Spanish term for Black people which he said was intended as an affectionate greeting.Cavani has also been fined 100,000 pounds ($136,500) and ordered to complete face-to-face education after admitting to breaching the FA’s rules.The FA said the comment was “insulting, abusive, improper and brought the game into disrepute” and also was an “aggravated breach” because it “included reference, whether express or implied, to color and/or race and/or ethnic origin.”The message was posted by the Uruguayan on Instagram after he scored twice in United’s 3-2 victory at Southampton in October in the Premier League.“While it is clear that context and intent ...