Paris Saint-Germain

PSG’s Edinson Cavani on Neymar: ‘We do not need to all be friends’

PSG boss Unai Emery expects a tough clash with an Anderlecht side that is rejuvenated by a new manager. Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has told SFR Sport that being competitive is more important than being friends with Neymar following their recent penalty spat, and also said Unai Emery has not made a decision on which player takes penalties — despite the Brazil international claiming otherwise. When questioned about the incident now known as “penaltygate” — which saw the duo argue over who should take a penalty as well as a free kick in last month’s 2-0 win against Lyon — Cavani said that it is more important to be “professional on the pitch” than “to all be friends.” “The penalty business, it is in the past,...

Emery wary of Anderlecht under new coach

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High expectations for Paris Saint-Germain following flat performance

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 his pre-match news conference. “Every team in the Champions League deserves to be here. “Historically, Anderlecht are a very big team in Belgium and also in Eur...

PSG captain Marquinhos says team are set to ‘write history’ for club in UCL

Though PSG were underwhelming in victory over Dijon, Julien Laurens is ready to declare the Ligue 1 title race over. Paris Saint-Germain central defender Marquinhos has said that he and his teammates are not interested in being feared in the Champions League, but are aiming to “write history” for the club. Marquinhos added he has enjoyed his two recent stints as captain of the French capital outfit ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League Group B clash away at Anderlecht and looks forward to doing it again. The Brazil international has skippered Unai Emery’s men against Bordeaux and Dijon of late and also wore the armband for his country against Chile during the recent international break. “Truly, it is an honour and it gives me great pleasure,” Marquinhos ...

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

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 positional rival, Thomas Meunier, instead. The Belgium international scored twice away at Dijon FCO last Saturday to snatch victory for PSG when a dis...

Player Power Rankings: Icardi impeccable

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Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe: It wasn’t easy as central striker

Kylian Mbappe laments his performance in the middle of PSG’s attack in the absence of Edinson Cavani. Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe said he was frustrated with his performance as a central striker despite creating his side’s last-ditch winner in a 2-1 victory at Dijon on Saturday. Mbappe missed two great chances and said he felt playing in a role he had not occupied recently had hindered him. The 18-year-old, playing as a striker in the absence of Edinson Cavani, told reporters: “I tried to get my goals, but I missed many chances. “It was not an ideal match and it was not easy because I have not played in this position for a long time. “Usually, Edinson plays in this position and he has had it throughout the year. He wasn’t here this time, an...

Mbappe disappointed with performance as centre forward

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

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. Firstly, and most obviously, there are rarely dull moments at Parc des Princes these days and an otherwise calm week was shattered on Thursday by the news that PSG ch...

PSG without Cavani, Silva, Verratti, Motta, Kurzawa against Dijon

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 — Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery will have to make do without Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva, Marco Verratti, Layvin Kurzawa and Thiago Motta away at Dijon FCO on Saturday. After a draining recent international break, notably for PSG’s South American stars, Emery has granted Cavani time to recover ahead of a busy run of UEFA Champions League and Ligue 1 fixtures after his exploits with Uruguay despite a minor knee scare. Silva was injured while on duty with Brazil but remained with Tite’s squad until both matche...

Jerome Valcke refutes PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi bribery allegations

Unai Emery spoke highly of Kylian Mbappe’s adaptability to play multiple positions ahead of PSG’s clash with Dijon. Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has responded to the announcement of a criminal case for suspected bribery linked to World Cup broadcast rights against Paris Saint-Germain’s Qatari chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi and himself by Swiss federal prosecutors. The investigation concerns alleged bribes offered to Valcke to award 2026 and 2030 World Cup rights to Qatari-owned beIN Media Group, the office of Switzerland’s attorney general said on Thursday. Speaking with French publication L’Equipe, Valcke, who is currently serving a 10-year ban from FIFA for financial wrongdoing and abuse of expenses, said “there is a strong desire t...

Emery hails Mbappe’s versatility

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