A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:
Paris Saint-Germain hosts Angers without its contingent of Argentine and Brazilian players, who are busy abroad playing World Cup qualifiers.
PARIS (AP) — Rennes scored just before and after the break to beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 on Sunday and hand the runaway league leader its first defeat of the season.
Gaetan Laborde put Rennes ahead on the stroke of halftime after PSG star Lionel Messi had hit the crossbar with a free kick in the 31st minute.
PARIS (AP) — For Pep Guardiola, the unthinkable could happen on Tuesday: seeing Lionel Messi in the jersey of a team that isn’t Barcelona.
Messi has recovered from a knee injury and is expected to return for Paris Saint-Germain against Manchester City in a rematch of last season's Champions League semifinal.
PARIS (AP) — French league leader Paris Saint-Germain made it seven straight wins but needed another injury-time winner to beat last-place Metz 2-1 in an unconvincing performance on Wednesday.
The referee was about to blow the final whistle when right back Achraf Hakimi netted his second goal in the fifth minute of injury time with a curling shot past goalkeeper Alexandre Oukidja.
PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi will miss Paris Saint-Germain's next French league game at last-placed Metz after a knock to his left knee.
A scan confirmed “the signs of bone contusion," PSG said in a statement on Tuesday.
PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi hit the crossbar with a curling free kick and looked angry at being taken off in the 75th minute in his home debut Sunday for Paris Saint-Germain.
Substitute Mauro Icardi scored deep into stoppage time as PSG scraped a 2-1 win over Lyon in the French league to make it six straight victories.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Sunday:
Lionel Messi is set for his Paris Saint-Germain home debut against Lyon at Parc des Princes. But PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino will wait until the morning before deciding if Kylian Mbappe is fit to play.
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain was able to start its superstar attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe for the first time on Wednesday in the Champions League.
Instead of fireworks, though, they only produced a big thud as PSG drew 1-1 draw against modest Belgian side Club Brugge.
BRUGGE, Belgium (AP) — PSG’s formidable attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé was left frustrated by a spirited Club Brugge that created the best chances and defended well to earn a 1-1 draw in their Champions League group opener.
A look at what’s happening in the Champions League on Wednesday:
Spare a thought for the Club Brugge defense as it must cope with Paris Saint-Germain’s attacking armada of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
PARIS (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, Clermont's trip to Parc des Princes this Saturday was notable only because it was penciled in for Lionel Messi's home debut with Paris Saint-Germain.
But an unveiling of a tantalizing frontline of Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé remains uncertain — for now anyway.
The Lionel Messi era has begun at Paris Saint-Germain, without a goal for the Argentine superstar but plenty of adulation and fanfare.
Messi made his debut for PSG on Sunday after coming off the bench midway through the second half in a 2-0 win at Reims in the French league.
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain forward Mauro Icardi was due for a scan Saturday after injuring his right shoulder in a French league game against Brest.
The Argentina international was substituted late in PSG's 4-2 victory on Friday night after landing on his shoulder.
BREST, France (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain survived a scare on Friday without Neymar and Lionel Messi before beating Brest 4-2 and extending its winning start in the French league to three games.
Substitute Angel Di Maria sealed the victory on a counterattack in injury time just when it looked like Brest might score an equalizer to claim a point against the star-studded visitors.
PARIS (AP) — Negotiations on Lionel Messi's contract with Paris Saint-Germain took just a few days. Expect a longer wait for his debut.
The 34-year-old Argentina star had just returned from vacation when Barcelona announced it couldn't afford to keep him, opening the door for PSG.
Barcelona's announcement that Lionel Messi would be leaving the club set Paris Saint-Germain scrambling to figure out if it could sign the most desired free agent in soccer history.
Messi called PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino, who is also from Argentina, on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
PARIS (AP) — Another Champions League dream is over for Paris Saint-Germain and it's back to the reality of saving its French league title with only three games left.
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