FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew made three new call-ups Friday to replace the Bayern Munich trio of Thomas Mueller, Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng.
PSG taken to extra time in French Cup by third-tier side
PARIS (AP) — A week before facing Manchester United in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain needed extra time to see off a struggling third-tier side in the French Cup.
PSG beat lowly Villefranche-Beaujolais 3-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the competition it has won for the past four seasons. Germany winger Julian Draxler netted in the 102nd minute after being set up by striker Edinson Cavani.
Substitute Mbappe galvanizes PSG in 1-1 draw at Strasbourg
PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappe came off the bench to rescue Paris Saint-Germain from its first defeat of the season when he earned a second-half penalty in a 1-1 draw at Strasbourg on Wednesday.
After a poor opening half when PSG struggled to string any passes together under Strasbourg's intense pressing, Mbappe galvanized his side but ultimately could not prevent a second straight draw.
Mark Uth, Julian Draxler drop out for Germany
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Schalke forward Mark Uth has been ruled out of Germany's games against Russia and the Netherlands, while Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Julian Draxler will miss the first game.
The German soccer federation said on Monday that Draxler was being given time off due to a family bereavement and it was unclear if he would return for the UEFA Nations League game against the Netherlands in Gelsenkirchen on Nov. 19.
Germany plays Russia on Thursday in a friendly in Leipzig.
PSG concedes first goal but beats Reims 4-1; Lyon wins 3-0
PARIS (AP) — Conceding first was little setback for Paris Saint-Germain, which beat Reims 4-1 on Wednesday to record a seventh straight win and move eight points clear at the top of the French league.
Reims scored in the second minute, after PSG winger Julian Draxler carelessly lost possession and midfielder Xavier Chavalerin rounded off the visitors' move.
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.
MOSCOW (AP) — Germany is trying to look united ahead of its World Cup opener after a photo put the team at the center of a national debate over culture and identity.
Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, both of Turkish decent, posed with Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the Turkish president's visit to Britain last month. Gundogan gave Erdogan a Manchester City shirt with the message "to my revered president."
MONACO (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain won the French league title after beating defending champion Monaco 7-1 on Sunday, with the crushing victory highlighting the obvious gulf between the two teams this season.
PSG returns to French league comfort zone with 5-2 home win
PARIS (AP) — After falling short in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain returned to its French league comfort zone and beat Strasbourg 5-2 on Saturday.
Edinson Cavani netted twice, and Julian Draxler, Angel Di Maria, and Neymar also scored to ensure PSG stayed 12 points clear of second-place Monaco at the top.
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.
PSG into League Cup quarterfinals; Nice and Montpellier win
PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain reached the League Cup quarterfinals after winning 4-2 at Strasbourg on Wednesday.
PSG, which has won the past four editions, was keen to prove a point after Strasbourg ended its unbeaten start to the season with a league win earlier this month.
Strasbourg beat PSG 2-1 at home on Dec. 2 but it was a different story this time.
Cavani passes 100 Ligue 1 goals for PSG in 5-0 win at Angers
PARIS (AP) — Edinson Cavani passed 100 league goals for Paris Saint-Germain as the unbeaten French leader romped over Angers 5-0 on Saturday.
PSG's other goals came from teen star Kylian Mbappe, with two, and Germany winger Julian Draxler in a contest that showed PSG's attacking might — even without Neymar.
Neymar's countryman, Dani Alves, set up Mbappe in the fifth minute and Draxler in the 14th. Mbappe's clever back heel allowed Cavani to sweep in his 100th league goal for the club in the 30th.
Fans hurt in Amiens after fence collapses in Ligue 1
At least 25 fans were injured when a barrier collapsed in Amiens during a Ligue 1 match, causing it to be abandoned on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-German thrashed Bordeaux 6-2 to be the only unbeaten side left in the league.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The youngest captain to lead Germany into a tournament in 105 years, Julian Draxler has effortlessly taken on the task of mentoring an inexperienced squad.
All while displaying the versatility linking up attacks that has helped to steer Germany into the Confederations Cup semifinals.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich signed French midfielder Corentin Tolisso for a Bundesliga-record of at least 41.5 million euros ($46.8 million) from Lyon on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old Tolisso signed a five-year deal, Bayern said, while Lyon announced the transfer fee and said that add-ons could see it increase by another 6 million euros ($6.8 million).
"I had a wonderful time at Lyon, and I'm very thankful for that. Now I'm really pleased to be at one of the best clubs in Europe," Tolisso said.
Front 3 of Cavani, Di Maria and Draxler gives PSG a CDD
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain's front trio of striker Edinson Cavani flanked by wingers Angel Di Maria and Julian Draxler has the makings of a stunning attacking combination.
Barcelona will testify to that, after the five-time European champion was swept aside 4-0 by PSG in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 match on Tuesday. Di Maria scored twice, with Cavani and Draxler getting one goal each — quite an impact in their first European match together.
Paris Saint-Germain confirms signing of Germany’s Draxler
PARIS (AP) — Germany midfielder Julian Draxler has officially joined Paris Saint-Germain.
The French club confirmed Draxler's signing from Wolfsburg on Tuesday in a deal reportedly worth up to 47 million euros (about $49 million).
The 23-year-old attacking midfielder signed a deal through June 2021 on Monday, the French club said. Wolfsburg already announced the transfer subject to a medical examination on Dec. 24.
Julian Draxler joining Paris Saint-Germain from Wolfsburg
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Germany attacking midfielder Julian Draxler is joining Paris Saint-Germain from Wolfsburg in a deal reportedly worth up to 47 million euros (around $49 million).
The 23-year-old Draxler was getting a 4 1/2 year deal subject to a medical examination with the French side, Wolfsburg announced on Saturday. Both sides agreed not to disclose the transfer fee.
Germany leaves without Neuer, Brandt for San Marino
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will miss the World Cup qualifier against San Marino after feeling unwell shortly before the team's departure on Wednesday.
Neuer's club, Bayern Munich, later said in a statement that the goalkeeper was examined and diagnosed with a viral infection. He was told to rest for a few days.
The German soccer federation said midfielder Julian Brandt also stayed home, down with the flu.
Germany striker Kevin Volland to miss Norway qualifier
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany striker Kevin Volland will miss his team's opening World Cup qualifier in Norway on Sunday after breaking the ring finger on his right hand.
Volland was injured in the 2-0 friendly win over Finland on Wednesday.
Liverpool defender Emre Can also will miss the Norway match because of an ankle injury. Midfielder Julian Draxler is recovering from the flu.