Manolas caps another Roma comeback in 3-3 draw with Atalanta
ROME (AP) — Comeback specialist Kostas Manolas scored the equalizer for Roma in a 3-3 draw with Atalanta in Serie A on Monday.
Eight minutes from time in Roma's home opener, Manolas was waiting at the far post when a free kick from Aleksandar Kolarov came over the top, allowing the Greece center back to tap in.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA will re-examine an investigation into Paris Saint-Germain's finances which was closed last month.
UEFA says judges on its club finance monitoring panel will review a decision by investigators that PSG's accounts to June 2017 complied with "Financial Fair Play" rules.
The rules oversee spending on transfers and wages by all clubs which qualify for the Champions League and Europa League. UEFA can exclude clubs in serious cases.
Midfielder Javier Pastore joins Roma from PSG
ROME (AP) — Roma has signed attacking Argentine midfielder Javier Pastore from Paris Saint-Germain.
The Serie A club says on Tuesday it paid PSG 24.5 million euros ($28.6 million) for the 29-year-old Pastore, who has signed a five-year contract.
It is a return to Italy for Pastore, who spent two years at Palermo before joining PSG in 2011.
Roma sporting director Monchi says: "In my career as a sporting director I have signed a lot of players, but Javier might just be the one with the most talent."
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.
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.
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.
PARIS (AP) — Javier Pastore's return to form is timely for Paris Saint-Germain, especially with one of the midfielder's favorite opponents coming up.
Riddled with injury problems this season and last, Pastore could start against Barcelona on Wednesday when the sides meet in the return leg of their Champions League match, with a quarterfinal place at stake.
With PSG competing on four fronts manager Unai Emery needs a full squad and the versatile Pastore gives him greater options.