PSG looks to win French league title with depleted squad
After running away at the top of the standings all season, Paris Saint-Germain has found it hard to wrap up its eighth French league title.
PARIS (AP) — A rare goal from Marco Verratti combined with strikes from Kylian Mbappe and Daniel Alves helped Paris Saint-Germain advance to the French Cup final for the fifth consecutive year...
PARIS (AP) — Angel Di Maria scored a brace and set up another goal to guide Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 win over rival Marseille on Sunday in the French league, a result that soothed the French...
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain won 4-0 at Dijon on Tuesday to move toward another inevitable French title, although that will not mask the club's ongoing shortcomings in Europe.
Champions League: PSG inflicts Solskjaer’s 1st United loss
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — When the reality check came for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, it wasn't even handed out by a full-strength Paris Saint-Germain.
A 2-0 victory in the Champions League — consigning Solskjaer to the first loss 12 games under his caretaker command — was produced by PSG on Tuesday without two of the French club's fearsome forwards.
PSG beats Strasbourg 2-0 but star Neymar limps off injured
PARIS (AP) — French Cup holder Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 against Strasbourg on Wednesday to reach the last 16, but lost Neymar to what appeared to be a right foot injury.
Neymar, who sustained a groin injury two months ago playing for Brazil and also broke his right foot nearly one year ago with PSG, looked visibly upset as he limped off after 60 minutes of the game at Parc des Princes.
PSG won the game with an early goal from Edinson Cavani and a late one from Angel Di Maria.
Mbappe scores winner for PSG as Monaco continues to struggle
PARIS (AP) — Two days after celebrating his 20th birthday, Kylian Mbappe grabbed Paris Saint-Germain's winner against Nantes in a scrappy 1-0 home result on Saturday.
With PSG heading toward a third straight French league draw, Mbappe slid in at the back post to stab home Angel Di Maria's corner from the right in the 68th minute.
It took France's World Cup star to the top of the league scoring charts with 13, and ensured PSG heads into the winter break unbeaten in domestic competitions.
League Cup holder PSG scrapes through to quarterfinals
PARIS (AP) — French League Cup holder Paris Saint-Germain scraped through to the quarterfinals of the competition with a late goal in a 2-1 win at second division Orleans on Tuesday.
Four minutes after coming off the bench, midfielder Moussa Diaby dribbled his way through the penalty area to score an 81st-minute winner.
Winger Angel Di Maria signs new PSG contract until 2021
PARIS (AP) — Angel Di Maria has signed a new two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, tying him to the French champion until 2021.
The 30-year-old Argentina winger has made a strong start to the season, scoring seven goals in 14 games overall for the runaway league leader.
Mbappe stars again as PSG wins 2-0 at Marseille for 11th win
PARIS (AP) — Left out by his coach for disciplinary reasons, Kylian Mbappe watched his teammates struggle in the first half and then came off the bench to score as French league leader Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 at rival Marseille on Sunday.
Napoli gives PSG another Champions League reality check
PARIS (AP) — Napoli gave Paris Saint-Germain another reality check in the Champions League.
Only a superb injury-time equalizer from Angel Di Maria rescued a 2-2 draw for PSG on Wednesday and saved the French club from a second loss in Group C. The Argentina winger curled the ball past goalkeeper David Ospina into the top left corner from the edge of the penalty area three minutes into stoppage time.
Barcelona, Dortmund stay perfect in Champions League
GENEVA (AP) — Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund impressed again on Wednesday to join Juventus as the only teams with three straight wins midway through the Champions League group stage.
In two clashes of teams with perfect records, Barcelona beat Inter Milan 2-0 and Dortmund dismantled Atletico Madrid in a 4-0 rout.
Even without Neymar, French leader PSG routs Amiens 5-0
PARIS (AP) — Neymar was not missed as runaway French leader Paris Saint-Germain crushed Amiens 5-0 on Saturday for a 10th straight league win.
Neymar was given a few days off by coach Thomas Tuchel after playing for Brazil in the international break. PSG faces Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday and is then away to bitter rival Marseille on Sunday.
Argentina without Messi, Aguero and Di Maria for friendlies
SAO PAULO (AP) — Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni kept his promise to leave star forward Lionel Messi out of friendly matches against Iraq and Brazil next month.
Prolific Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria were also rested for the matches in Saudi Arabia, with Scaloni keen to test new players.
Argentina faces Iraq on Oct. 11 and Brazil five days later.
Three players could make their debuts in those games.
PSG prepares for Liverpool with Saint-Etienne thrashing
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain's margin is so big that the reigning champions don't even need Kylian Mbappe and Neymar to thrash rival French teams.
PSG got ready for next week's Champions League opener at Liverpool with a 4-0 win over Saint-Etienne at the Parc des Princes on Friday, extending its perfect record to five league games.
Neymar, Mbappe, Cavani guide PSG to 3rd straight league win
PARIS (AP) — Brazilian Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani scored as Paris Saint-Germain made it three wins from as many Ligue 1 games this season with a 3-1 victory against Angers on Saturday.
Cavani got the defending champions off to a good start after Neymar was given too much space by the Angers defense.
The Brazilian's pass was deflected in the 12th minute and Cavani had no trouble converting on his first league start of the season.
Months after possible exit, Di Maria is back in favor at PSG
PARIS (AP) — Five months after he seemed destined to be sold off, Angel Di Maria has become one of the first names on Paris Saint-Germain's team sheet.
He has arguably been PSG's best player in recent weeks, scoring six goals in his past seven games and showing the flair that once made him one of soccer's most sought-after wingers.
PSG beats Guingamp 4-2 to reach last 16 of French Cup
PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain reached the last 16 of the French Cup with a 4-2 home win against Guingamp on Wednesday.
PSG dominated on set pieces, with midfielder Adrien Rabiot heading home a corner from the right in the 21st minute and Guingamp midfielder Lucas Deaux scoring an own goal from winger Angel Di Maria's free kick from the left four minutes later.
Di Maria and Pastore on target as leader PSG beats Lille 3-1
PARIS (AP) — With their futures uncertain, winger Angel Di Maria and midfielder Javier Pastore scored as French leader Paris Saint-Germain beat Lille 3-1 on Saturday.
Teen star Kylian Mbappe sealed the win in the third minute of injury time after Lille striker Anwar El Ghazi pounced in the 86th minute to ensure a nervous finish.
Cavani scores twice as league leader PSG routs Nantes 4-1
PARIS (AP) — Edinson Cavani scored twice as unbeaten Paris Saint-Germain overcame a slow start to beat Nantes 4-1 and move six points clear at the top of the French league on Saturday.
With Neymar having a quiet game, and missing a late chance, it was left to Cavani and playmaker Javier Pastore to shatter one of the league's best defenses.
Cavani scores 2 as leader PSG coasts to 3-0 win against Nice
PARIS (AP) — Edinson Cavani continued his remarkable scoring form with two goals as unbeaten league leader Paris Saint-Germain beat lackluster Nice 3-0 on Friday.
Brazil star Neymar was suspended after being sent off in last Sunday's 2-2 draw away to Marseille. It made little difference, especially with Cavani further underlining his importance.
Having netted a career-high 49 goals in all competitions last season, Cavani already has 11 league goals in 10 games and 15 in 13 overall.
Without Neymar, PSG wins season-opener against Amiens
PARIS (AP) — The star was missing but the party went ahead successfully at the Parc des Princes on Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain won its French league season-opener.
Without Neymar on the pitch, Edinson Cavani and Javier Pastore took on the scoring responsibilities to ensure PSG got a winning start by beating promoted Amiens 2-0. It was only PSG's fourth win in its last 12 season-opening games in Ligue 1.
French police raid Paris Saint-Germain facilities
PARIS (AP) — French police raided Paris Saint-Germain's soccer academy on Thursday, acting on a request from the body responsible for collecting taxes.
A person with knowledge of the case, who is not authorized to speak publicly on the issue, told The Associated Press that police officials searched the facilities for about an hour.
According to the same person, the investigation is targeting several contractor firms linked to Paris Saint-Germain.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Argentina gave new coach Jorge Sampaoli a winning debut on Friday, defeating Brazil 1-0 before 95,569 spectators at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a friendly.
Defender Gabriel Mercado's goal on the stroke of halftime helped end Brazil coach Tite's undefeated record since taking the job 12 months ago.
PARIS (AP) — A French official says police investigating suspected tax fraud linked to the soccer industry have raided the headquarters of Paris Saint-Germain and the homes of three Argentine players in France.
The official said anti-corruption police units searched the homes of PSG players Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore, and that of Nantes forward Emiliano Sala on Tuesday.