Women’s Champions League Final : Frankfurt 2 – 1 PSG

Women’s Champions League Final : Frankfurt 2 – 1 PSG

PSG headed for Berlin on Thursday for their first ever appearance in the Champions League final. After a nervy semi-final second leg against Wolfsburg, PSG had held on to win 3-2 on aggregate. Three-time winners Frankfurt, meanwhile, had coasted in on a 13-0 aggregate win over Brondby, the second game featuring hat-tricks from Veronica Boquete and Celia Sasic, getting the German striker to 13 goals in 7 matches, only one away from the competition record. Frankfurt’s…

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Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016

Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016

The position of back-up goalkeeper is often one that sees limited opportunities but huge responsibility when their time in the spotlight comes. France it seems has been blessed with a large number of excellent goalkeepers in recent times and the friendly matches against Brazil and Denmark at the end of March gave les Bleus’ coach Didier Deschamps a chance to try out a couple of his deputies in the absence of captain Hugo Lloris. With…

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Laurent Blanc: Paris St Germain Not Being Threatened by Tiredness

Laurent Blanc: Paris St Germain Not Being Threatened by Tiredness

Paris St Germain were the overwhelming favourites to win the league title at the start of the campaign. Unexpected challenges from Lyon, Marseille and Monaco have brought about one of the exciting title challenges in the French league. After the 3-2 loss against Bordeaux, PSG have won four straight league encounters and this is likely to see them in a buoyant mood towards the end of the campaign. This form is also a major reason…

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Foot Feminin : PSG to face Frankfurt in the WCL Final

Foot Feminin : PSG to face Frankfurt in the WCL Final

After PSG went out of the Champions League to Barcelona last week, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi was talking up the possibility of the Parisiens pulling off an unprecedented domestic triple. On Sunday night, he was at Charlety to witness the Parisiennes booking a trip to Berlin and the possibility that there will indeed be European silverware in the trophy cabinet this season, as PSG’s women’s team beat VFL Wolfsburg 3-2 on aggregate. It was nervier than it…

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Be Bold, Be Brave: Can PSG Beat Barcelona?

Be Bold, Be Brave: Can PSG Beat Barcelona?

On Tuesday evening two domestic champions will try to overturn a 3-1 deficit in their Champions League quarter final second leg, yet only one tie will really have caught the public’s imagination. In the first leg all eyes were on Paris for a rematch of Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona, but what they saw was the bigger team establishing their authority with a ruthlessly clinical performance. As Europe’s premier competition resumes this week most will see that…

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Coupe de France Preview : Paris Saint-Germain v Saint-Etienne

Coupe de France Preview : Paris Saint-Germain v Saint-Etienne

Paris Saint-Germain – by Andrew Gibney Story so far On paper, Paris Saint-Germain’s run to the Coupe de France semi-final looks fairly taxing. Victories over Montpellier, Bordeaux, Nantes and Monaco put them on the cusp of another cup final, but it has actually been fairly straightforward. PSG scored three against Montpellier, then two against each of Bordeaux, Nantes and Monaco. Of the four opponents, only Les Girondins managed to score, Monaco – without any fit centre-backs –…

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Laurent Blanc: Hindrance, Mastermind or Just Lucky?

Laurent Blanc: Hindrance, Mastermind or Just Lucky?

In the world of modern day media, every game is analysed and over-analysed. It is easier to predict what is going to happen before a game, and then distance yourself when it doesn’t work out. When it comes to post-match analysis, hindsight is a wonderful thing and can help shape what and how you write. On Wednesday night, Paris Saint-Germain pulled off one of the greatest results in their history. Knocking Chelsea out of the…

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Paris Saint-Germain v AS Monaco: Coupe de France Preview

Paris Saint-Germain v AS Monaco: Coupe de France Preview

After the “sensational” warm-up game at the Stade Louis II on Sunday, both Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco will do it all again on Wednesday night as they fight for a place in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France. It was expected that Monaco would feel the effects of a wonderful performance against Arsenal in the Champions League, but PSG seemed intent on passing the world to sleep on Sunday and their lack of…

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