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Soccer – Mario Balotelli ‘expects to be scoring on one leg’ says Nice coach Patrick Vieira as goal drought continues

Soccer – Mario Balotelli ‘expects to be scoring on one leg’ says Nice coach Patrick Vieira as goal drought continues

The Italy international has failed to score in Ligue 1 this season but the Nice coach is ready to stick by his man amidst a dearth of options Patrick Vieira is prepared to be patient in order to get the best out of Mario Balotelli as the striker works through his goal-scoring drought. The Nice…

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Soccer – French Connection: ‘He’s on a cloud right now; – Francois Kamano taking Ligue 1 by storm

Soccer – French Connection: ‘He’s on a cloud right now; – Francois Kamano taking Ligue 1 by storm

The Guinea international continues to be a shining light in Le Championnat – the League of Talents Bordeaux winger Francois Kamano has enjoyed a breakout year for the Ligue 1 outfit, during which he has scored 15 goals, including eight already this season. Indeed, he had a key role to play in the club’s qualification…

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Soccer – Barcelona news: Dembele is better than PSG’s Neymar, says Pires

Soccer – Barcelona news: Dembele is better than PSG’s Neymar, says Pires

The Frenchman’s Camp Nou future has often been questioned, but his fellow countryman has dismissed the rumours, rating him ahead of the PSG talisman Former France star Robert Pires thinks Barcelona would be unwise to offload troublesome winger Ousmane Dembele in order to re-sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain. Dembele arrived last year as a replacement…

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Soccer – Neymar injury: Paris Saint-Germain star on track to face Red Star – Tuchel

Soccer – Neymar injury: Paris Saint-Germain star on track to face Red Star – Tuchel

The Brazil captain was absent for a Ligue 1 draw against Strasbourg, but his manager says the PSG star should be fit to face the Serbian side Neymar is expected to be fit to face Red Star Belgrade in a Champions League decider, says Paris Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel. The Brazil captain was substituted…

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Soccer – Video: Mothiba gives the lead back straight away to Strasbourg

Soccer – Video: Mothiba gives the lead back straight away to Strasbourg

Strasbourg threw away the lead twice in a 2-2 home draw with Caen on Sunday for Ligue 1 Conforama matchday 17 At the 23th minute, a few seconds after Caen made it level, Ibrahima Sissoko and Adrien Thomasson combined to set up Lebo Mothiba. The South African striker running through to lift the ball over…

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Soccer – Bayern Munich transfer news: Nabil Fekir would be welcome at the Allianz Arena – Kingsley Coman

Soccer – Bayern Munich transfer news: Nabil Fekir would be welcome at the Allianz Arena – Kingsley Coman

The 25 year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from Lyon in January after a touted switch to Liverpool in the summer failed to materialise Kingsley Coman would welcome the chance to turn out alongside his international team-mate Nabil Fekir at Bayern Munich, if the German champions were to put in a bid to capture…

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Soccer – Frenkie de Jong transfer news: Bayern Munich refusing to rule out joining PSG & Man City in race for Ajax star

Soccer – Frenkie de Jong transfer news: Bayern Munich refusing to rule out joining PSG & Man City in race for Ajax star

The Bundesliga giants are among those keeping a close eye on a highly-rated midfielder Ajax who could soon be the subject of a big-money transfer Bayern Munich may be about to join the race for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, with the Dutchman already being linked with Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Barcelona. The 21-year-old…

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Soccer – PSG furiously refute they could sell Neymar or Mbappe

Soccer – PSG furiously refute they could sell Neymar or Mbappe

The club swiftly and strongly refuted claims they are prepared to sell the two stars to avoid FFP penalties Paris Saint-Germain have furiously slammed reports the Ligue 1 champions could be forced to sell Neymar or Kylian Mbappe to avoid Financial Fair Play sanctions. French newspaper L’Equipe published an article on Friday, claiming PSG were…

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Soccer – Transfer news: De Jong focused on Ajax despite PSG rumours – Ten Hag

Soccer – Transfer news: De Jong focused on Ajax despite PSG rumours – Ten Hag

The Ligue 1 giants are reportedly close to agreeing a deal for the Dutch talent, but Erik ten Hag says the midfielder is focused on his current club Ajax coach Erik ten Hag refused to be drawn on the future of star midfielder Frenkie de Jong after the 21-year-old was linked with a move to…

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Soccer – Mario Balotelli transfer news: Nice president confirms club won’t offer striker a contract extension

Soccer – Mario Balotelli transfer news: Nice president confirms club won’t offer striker a contract extension

The Italy international has struggled this season and while he the club executive defended him, he said it will be his last year with the team Mario Balotelli is unlikely to return to Nice next season as the club is not prepared to offer him a contract extension, according to president Jean-Pierre Rivère. After struggles with…

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Soccer – Neymar transfer: PSG star hints at Premier League move

Soccer – Neymar transfer: PSG star hints at Premier League move

Neymar claimed every great player has to play in the Premier League at some stage as the Paris Saint-Germain superstar hinted at a move to England. PSG forward Neymar has been linked with a switch to the Premier League in recent years – champions Manchester City and rivals Manchester United among the reported suitors. Neymar…

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Soccer – Thomas Tuchel doesn’t expect PSG to treat teams like Liverpool

Soccer – Thomas Tuchel doesn’t expect PSG to treat teams like Liverpool

The capital club were held to a draw for the second time in a row since they beat the Premier League side in the Champions League Thomas Tuchel paid tribute to Paris Saint-Germain for rescuing a point at Strasbourg, suggesting his players have struggled to lift themselves again since beating Liverpool in the Champions League.…

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Soccer – Neven Subotic kept in hospital after being knocked unconscious by Saint-Etienne goalkeeper

Soccer – Neven Subotic kept in hospital after being knocked unconscious by Saint-Etienne goalkeeper

Stephane Ruffier was trying to clear a cross as he came rushing off of his line, but ended up taking out a team-mate and giving away a goal Neven Subotic has been hospitalised after being knocked unconscious during Saint-Etienne’s 3-2 defeat at Bordeaux on Wednesday.  The centre-back was smacked in the face by Saint-Etienne goalkeeper…

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Soccer – Monaco news: Henry focused on beating Viera’s Nice side

Soccer – Monaco news: Henry focused on beating Viera’s Nice side

The two former teammates will prepare their teams to meet on Friday in Ligue 1 and the Les Monegasques manager won’t be distracted by nostalgia Thierry Henry will go up against ex-colleague Patrick Vieira on Friday when Monaco host Nice but he wants their head to head to remain of secondary importance. Henry and Vieira were…

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Soccer – PSG transfer news: No January move to Napoli for PSG’s Cavani, says Buffon

Soccer – PSG transfer news: No January move to Napoli for PSG’s Cavani, says Buffon

Reports of a return to Serie A for the Uruguayan are getting stronger, but the Italian ‘keeper expects him to stay in Paris at least until June Gianluigi Buffon is confident Edinson Cavani will not leave Paris Saint-Germain in favour of a return to Napoli before the end of the season because of the Parisians’…

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Soccer – PSG news: Mbappe similar to Henry, will be like Ronaldo in the future – Djorkaeff

Soccer – PSG news: Mbappe similar to Henry, will be like Ronaldo in the future – Djorkaeff

The former France international thinks the PSG star reminds him of Thierry Henry, but will grow into playing like the Portuguese superstar Kylian Mbappe has already drawn comparisons to Pele due to his exploits at the World Cup, and the 19-year-old has now been compared to Thierry Henry and Brazil legend Ronaldo by a former…

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Soccer – Thierry Henry’s Monaco move out of relegation zone with win over Amiens

Soccer – Thierry Henry’s Monaco move out of relegation zone with win over Amiens

For the first time in nearly three months, the Ligue 1 club is out of the bottom three For the first time in 10 weeks, Thierry Henry’s Monaco are out of the relegation zone as the Ligue 1 club moved to 17th with a win over Amiens on Tuesday. Monaco held on for a 2-0…

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Soccer – Gilet jaune protests: PSG vs Montpellier postponed

Soccer – Gilet jaune protests: PSG vs Montpellier postponed

Violent clashes in the French capital have seen security forces ask for the top-of-the-table clash to be pushed back to a later date Paris Saint-Germain’s scheduled Ligue 1 encounter with Montpellier has been postponed amid security fears as the ‘gilet jaune’ protests are ongoing in the French capital. The match was programmed to start at 4pm…

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Soccer – Football Leaks: What FFP punishments could Man City and PSG face?

Soccer – Football Leaks: What FFP punishments could Man City and PSG face?

Goal speaks to sports law and finance experts to break down the potential investigations, punishments and challenges that could come next Der Spiegel and MediaPart, in conjunction with Football Leaks as part of the European Investigative Collaborations network, has alleged that both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have broken a number of rules in a…

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Soccer – Has Modric ended Ronaldo and Messi’s Ballon d’Or duopoly – or merely interrupted it?

Soccer – Has Modric ended Ronaldo and Messi’s Ballon d’Or duopoly – or merely interrupted it?

The Croat has become the first man other than Ronaldo or Messi to win the prize since Kaka in 2007 but is this really the end of an era? It’s official: the Ballon d’Or is no longer the exclusive preserve of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. On Monday evening, Luka Modric was named the world’s…

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