TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Lionel Messi opened the scoring and Neymar scored twice as French champion Paris Saint-Germain beat French Cup winner Nantes 4-0 to win the Champions Trophy on Sunday.
Messi, the record seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, netted midway through the first half.
PARIS (AP) — Christophe Galtier became Paris Saint-Germain’s seventh coach in 11 years of Qatari-backed ownership after Mauricio Pochettino was fired on Tuesday.
PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi presented Galtier to media at a news conference and said, “We have a new era to start, a new atmosphere, new objectives.”
NICE, France (AP) — French club Nice hired Lucien Favre as coach on Monday, replacing Christophe Galtier who is expected to take over at Paris Saint-Germain.
Nice said Favre returned after a first spell, from 2016-18, that was “engraved in the history” of the club.
PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappé's decision to stay with Paris Saint-Germain was widely celebrated in the French league, even by coaches who still have to defend against the prolific forward next season.
PARIS (AP) — Nantes earned its first trophy in 21 years when it won the French Cup final against Nice 1-0 on Saturday at the Stade de France.
Ludovic Blas converted the penalty that lifted Nantes to a fourth French Cup success and first trophy since the league title in 2001 — the year after it won the cup for the third time.
NICE, France (AP) — Amine Gouiri scored one goal and set up Kasper Dolberg for the other as top-flight Nice beat fourth-tier Versailles 2-0 on Tuesday to reach the French Cup final for the first time in 25 years.
PARIS (AP) — Nice coach Christophe Galtier outwitted Paris Saint-Germain again as his side won a tense penalty shootout 6-5 to reach the quarterfinals of the French Cup following a 0-0 away draw.
Holder PSG's bid for a record-extending 15th trophy and an eighth straight final fell short at Parc des Princes against visiting Galtier's expertly organized side.
PARIS (AP) — Struggling Saint-Etienne's season took an even worse turn Sunday as the top-tier team was knocked out of the French Cup 1-0 by amateur side Bergerac.
Fourth-tier Bergerac reached the quarterfinals of the competition for the first time while six-time Cup winner Saint-Etienne returns to its relegation fight.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday:
Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain is at home to Nice and will play for the last spot in the quarterfinals of the French Cup.
PARIS (AP) — French league leader Paris Saint-Germain needed a late equalizer from substitute Thilo Kehrer to grab a 1-1 draw at an inspired Lyon on Sunday.
Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta scored in the eighth minute as Lyon took control but, after Kylian Mbappe hit the post for PSG, Kehrer hit a scuffed shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 76th that bounced over goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.
PARIS (AP) — For Christophe Galtier, a solid defense is the key to a successful season.
Galtier led Lille to the French league title last season by relying on a strong defense and a smart blend of youth and experience.
PARIS (AP) — From having the best defense and most clean sheets in the French league, Lille has gone to leaking goals with alarming ease.
Lille conceded 23 goals in 38 games last season but has allowed seven in only two games this campaign — a 3-3 draw at Metz after trailing 3-1 and a crushing 4-0 home loss to Nice last Saturday, when the first goal came after just 55 seconds.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Portuguese midfielder Xeka scored the only goal as French champion Lille beat Cup winner Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the Champions Trophy on Sunday.
The win gives Lille coach Jocelyn Gourvennec a trophy in his first game since replacing Christophe Galtier.
LILLE, France (AP) — Christophe Galtier has informed Lille that he'll step down as coach, less than two days after he led the club to its first French league title in 10 years.
Galtier has one year left on his contract but his departure was widely anticipated amid strong interest for his services from Nice, Lyon and possibly Napoli.
MONACO (AP) — Lille upset the odds to win its first French championship in 10 years, edging defending champion Paris Saint-Germain by one point as an enthralling title race ended on Sunday.
PSG had to better Lille's result, but Lille won 2-1 at Angers and PSG won 2-0 at Brest in one of the most exciting French seasons for many years.
MONACO (AP) — When Lille won 1-0 at Paris Saint-Germain last month coach Christophe Galtier calmly walked into the visitors' changing room at Parc des Princes.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Sunday:
Atlético Madrid can win La Liga in the second-to-last round if it beats Osasuna at home and Real Madrid fails to win at Athletic Bilbao.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:
After handing Paris Saint-Germain its eighth loss of its French title defense, Lille can move six points ahead of the champions with a victory against mid-table Metz at the Stade Saint-Symphorien...