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Soccer – Strasbourg’s in-form striker Lebo Mothiba reveals season targets

Soccer – Strasbourg’s in-form striker Lebo Mothiba reveals season targets

The South Africa forward scored the winner – his seventh of the season – as Le Racing upset Henry and Monaco in Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash After spoiling Thierry Henry’s managerial debut, Strasbourg striker Lebo Mothiba has revealed his personal and collective targets for the ongoing season. The 22-year-old scored what proved to be the…

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Soccer – Video: The ‘flashing Senegalese’ Sarr brings Rennes back on terms

Soccer – Video: The ‘flashing Senegalese’ Sarr brings Rennes back on terms

An impressive Stade Rennais had to settle for a point with a 1-1 draw at AS Saint-Etienne for matchday 10 in Ligue 1 Conforama The home goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier was powerless to prevent Ismaïla Sarr to bring Stade Rennais back on terms. Following a smart exchange of passes between Hamari Traoré and Benjamin Bourigeaud, Sarr…

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Soccer – PSG transfer news: Barcelona and Real Madrid wished the best of luck in signing Neymar

Soccer – PSG transfer news: Barcelona and Real Madrid wished the best of luck in signing Neymar

The striker was rested for the 5-0 home win over Amiens on Saturday and Thomas Tuchel dismissed the transfer rumours after the game Barcelona and Real Madrid were wished the best of luck in luring Neymar from PSG by the striker’s team-mate Marquinhos.  Reports emerged in the Spanish press on Wednesday that both El Classico…

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Soccer – Wahbi Khazri, Ismaila Sarr on target as Rennes hold Saint-Etienne

Soccer – Wahbi Khazri, Ismaila Sarr on target as Rennes hold Saint-Etienne

The African stars were on target for their teams in Sunday’s French top-flight duel Ismaila Sarr cancelled out Wahbi Khazri’s opener as Saint-Etienne held Rennes to a 1-1 draw. Khazri converted from penalty spot to give the Greens an early lead four minutes after kick-off. Article continues below But Sarr ensured Rennes avoided a fifth…

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Soccer – Thierry Henry positive after debut Monaco loss to Strasbourg

Soccer – Thierry Henry positive after debut Monaco loss to Strasbourg

A late penalty from Youri Tielemans did little to help the fledgling coach in his first game in charge as Monaco slumped to a fifth straight defeat Thierry Henry attempted to focus on the positive side of Monaco’s performance as they lost 2-1 to Strasbourg in his first match in charge. The former Arsenal star…

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Soccer – Thomas Tuchel hopeful on PSG duo Verratti and Di Maria

Soccer – Thomas Tuchel hopeful on PSG duo Verratti and Di Maria

Marco Verratti and Angel Di Maria both came off in Paris Saint-Germain’s 5-0 win over Amiens, yet Thomas Tuchel hopes they can face Napoli. Thomas Tuchel expects to have Paris Saint-Germain pair Marco Verratti and Angel Di Maria available for Wednesday’s Champions League tie with Napoli, despite both coming off in the 5-0 win over…

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Soccer – Mario Balotelli the same now as he was at 16, says Patrick Vieira

Soccer – Mario Balotelli the same now as he was at 16, says Patrick Vieira

Nice coach Patrick Vieira believes Mario Balotelli is the same person he was at 16 years old, and will be so even when he is in his mid-40s. Balotelli, 28, has played just three games for the Ligue 1 club this season after returning to training late. Vieira and Balotelli were teammated at Inter Milan…

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Soccer – Bayern Munich news: Hoeness wanted Juan Bernat to sign a new contract, says PSG star’s agent

Soccer – Bayern Munich news: Hoeness wanted Juan Bernat to sign a new contract, says PSG star’s agent

The 25-year-old’s representative has denied claims that FCB pushed him out of the club after a bad performance in the Champions League Juan Bernat’s agent has questioned Uli Hoeness’s criticism of Juan Bernat, insisiting the Bayern Munich president himself wanted the left-back to sign a five-year contract before he left for Paris Saint-Germain. The Spain international…

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Soccer – Barcelona Transfer News: ‘Anything can happen’ – Valverde leaves door open for Neymar return

Soccer – Barcelona Transfer News: ‘Anything can happen’ – Valverde leaves door open for Neymar return

The Brazilian has been linked with a return to Camp Nou in recent days, and the Blaugrana did little to dismiss the speculation on Friday Ernesto Valverde accepts the possibility of Neymar returning to Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain is “unlikely” but refused to rule it out completely. Neymar left Barca under something of a cloud…

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Soccer – Transfer news: ‘Real should get Kylian Mbappe over Neymar’ – Steve McManaman feels Madrid move is possible

Soccer – Transfer news: ‘Real should get Kylian Mbappe over Neymar’ – Steve McManaman feels Madrid move is possible

The former Blancos star says Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from the Santiago Bernabeu makes it impossible to rule any transfer out Real Madrid have been urged to favour a move for Kylian Mbappe in any raid they launch on Paris Saint-Germain, with Steve McManaman considering him to be a better recruit than Neymar.  The Blancos were in the…

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Soccer – Bundesliga news: ‘Monstrous’ Thiago Silva is the world’s best defender – Niakhate

Soccer – Bundesliga news: ‘Monstrous’ Thiago Silva is the world’s best defender – Niakhate

The young defender has told Goal that he rates the Brazilian on a purely defensive basis higher than the likes of Virgil van Dijk Mainz star Moussa Niakhate has hailed Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva as the best defender in the world. Niakhate spent last season in Ligue 1 with Metz, discovering France’s top flight for…

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Soccer – Gianluigi Buffon enjoying Thomas Tuchel’s empathy, serenity and tactics at PSG

Soccer – Gianluigi Buffon enjoying Thomas Tuchel’s empathy, serenity and tactics at PSG

The veteran goalkeeper says his new coach is different to those he has previously worked with and is happy to be working with the German Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has praised Thomas Tuchel’s calm style in contrast to the more intense coaches he worked under in Italy. Buffon ended his distinguished Serie A career when he left Juventus…

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Soccer – Neymar next club: Barcelona deny Neymar return reports

Soccer – Neymar next club: Barcelona deny Neymar return reports

The Catalan club have distanced themselves from speculation regarding the PSG forward, who had been linked with a sensational return Barcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner says no internal talks have taken place regarding the possibility of trying to re-sign Neymar. Reports in Spain this week have suggested Barca are keen to bring the Paris Saint-Germain forward back…

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Soccer – Monaco news: New boss Thierry Henry praises ‘charismatic leader’ Falcao

Soccer – Monaco news: New boss Thierry Henry praises ‘charismatic leader’ Falcao

The forward received praise from his new boss ahead of Monaco’s trip to Strasbourg in Ligue 1 New Monaco coach Thierry Henry praised Radamel Falcao, hailing the forward as his team’s “charismatic leader” as they look to turn their season around. Falcao has netted four Ligue 1 goals this season, but Monaco are struggling in…

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Soccer – Thierry Henry new Monaco manager: What we can expect from Arsenal legend

Soccer – Thierry Henry new Monaco manager: What we can expect from Arsenal legend

The Arsenal legend has already hinted at his footballing philosophy and will look to replicate the legacy set by former manager Arsene Wenger He’s back! Twenty-four years after making his professional debut at Monaco, Thierry Henry returned to the Stade Louis II this week to begin his first job as a head coach. His immediate objective…

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Soccer – PSG news: Gianluigi Buffon says Dani Alves would swap Champions League crowns for his World Cup win

Soccer – PSG news: Gianluigi Buffon says Dani Alves would swap Champions League crowns for his World Cup win

The iconic goalkeeper has never lifted European football’s grandest prize, but a Brazilian team-mate at PSG is jealous of his global triumph from 2006 Dani Alves has three Champions League winners’ medals to his name, but Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Gianluigi Buffon claims the Brazilian would trade them all for a World Cup triumph. Two seasoned…

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Soccer – The French Connection: Pablo – Good things come to those who wait

Soccer – The French Connection: Pablo – Good things come to those who wait

The Brazilian defender is one of a host of foreign imports impressing in le Championnat – the League of Talents Sometimes in life, it pays to take a step backwards in order to move forwards.  The journey of Bordeaux defender Pablo is testimony to this as he achieved a lifelong dream on October 12 as…

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Soccer – PSG news: ‘Mbappe deserves to win the Ballon d’Or’ – Buffon

Soccer – PSG news: ‘Mbappe deserves to win the Ballon d’Or’ – Buffon

The teenage star has been endorsed by his club team-mate to lift the game’s biggest individual prize this year Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has backed team-mate Kylian Mbappe to win the 2018 Ballon d’Or. Mbappe was named among the 30 finalists for the award after a stunning 2018 in which he led PSG to a…

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Soccer – Lille’s Pepe scoops French Ligue 1 Player of the Month

Soccer – Lille’s Pepe scoops French Ligue 1 Player of the Month

The Cote d’Ivoire international became the first African player to clinch the individual prize since 2016 Lille forward Nicolas Pepe has been named the French Ligue 1 Player of the Month for September. The 23-year-old scored four goals and contributed one assist in four games played by the forward in the month under review. The…

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