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Paris Saint-Germain players celebrate after PSG's Kylian Mbappe scored his goal.(AP)

Messi makes Ligue 1 debut as Mbappe shines for PSG

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2021 06:13 AM IST
Mbappe gave PSG a taste of what they would be missing if he left for Real Madrid, who have made bids to recruit the France striker since Messi joined on a two-year deal from Barcelona.
UCL Draw: Lionel Messi's PSG draw Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in Champions League group stage(Agencies/ HT Collage)
UCL Draw: Lionel Messi's PSG draw Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in Champions League group stage(Agencies/ HT Collage)

UCL Draw: Messi's PSG draw Guardiola's Man City in Champions League group stage

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2021 12:42 AM IST
  • Messi joined Qatar-owned PSG, who will also face Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and Belgium's Brugge, from Barcelona this month after the Spanish side were unable to afford a new contract.
PSG's Angel Di Maria, left, celebrates with teammates Kylian Mbappe, center, and Marco Verratti.(AP)
PSG's Angel Di Maria, left, celebrates with teammates Kylian Mbappe, center, and Marco Verratti.(AP)

Ligue 1: Mbappe strikes as PSG beat Brest to go top

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2021 07:20 AM IST
PSG again showed scoring prowess as they have now netted 10 goals in the opening three games, and that is even before new signing Lionel Messi has made his highly-anticipated debut.
Lionel Messi watches on as PSG make hard work of beating Strasbourg(AP)
Lionel Messi watches on as PSG make hard work of beating Strasbourg(AP)

Messi watches on as PSG make hard work of beating Strasbourg

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2021 08:45 AM IST
Not yet fully fit, Lionel Messi, along with Neymar and fellow new recruits Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos, did not make the match squad, but saw his new club take an early lead through Mauro Icardi at Parc des Princes.
Lionel Messi Press Conference after signing for Paris St Germain - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - August 11, 2021 Paris St Germain's Lionel Messi, president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Sporting Director Leonardo Araujo pose with a shirt after the press conference(REUTERS)
Lionel Messi Press Conference after signing for Paris St Germain - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - August 11, 2021 Paris St Germain's Lionel Messi, president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Sporting Director Leonardo Araujo pose with a shirt after the press conference(REUTERS)

All the talking points as European football resumes

PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2021 09:26 PM IST
  • Lionel Messi is eager to start a new chapter with PSG but he will get no time to settle in before the pressure to win a Champions League title is on him. Anything less will be a failure in the eyes of club's bosses.
Lionel Messi Press Conference after signing for Paris St Germain
Lionel Messi Press Conference after signing for Paris St Germain

Galacticos in Paris: Here's looking at you, PSG

PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2021 08:34 PM IST
  • Paris St-Germain (PSG) know that money can’t buy love or success, but they do have “a lot” and rarely has that been a hindrance to getting either.
Lionel Messi poses with the Paris Saint-Germain jersey after signing a 2 year contract at Parc des Princes. (Getty Images)
Lionel Messi poses with the Paris Saint-Germain jersey after signing a 2 year contract at Parc des Princes. (Getty Images)

Lionel Messi joins Paris Saint-Germain on two-year deal after Barcelona exit

UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2021 07:14 AM IST
  • Star forward Lionel Messi has joined French giants Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal following his departure from FC Barcelona.
Kylian Mbappe reacts during the international friendly soccer match between France and Bulgaria.(AP)
Kylian Mbappe reacts during the international friendly soccer match between France and Bulgaria.(AP)

Kylian Mbappe doubtful over future at PSG

ANI | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 05:59 PM IST
The PSG talisman said he feels good at his current home, but has wondered aloud whether another location could prove even more joyous.
Georginio Wijnaldum.(Pool via REUTERS)
Georginio Wijnaldum.(Pool via REUTERS)

Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum joins PSG on a free transfer

AP | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 07:06 PM IST
  • The 30-year-old Netherlands international has joined on a three-year deal until 2024, PSG said in a statement on Thursday.
Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino(REUTERS)
Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino(REUTERS)

Pochettino looking to bright future with PSG amid Spurs links

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 05:08 PM IST
PSG ended the season with only one major trophy, the French Cup, after losing the Ligue 1 title by one point to Lille and crashing out in the Champions League semi-finals and Pochettino said he wished he had more time to work with the squad.
Lille holds on to win French title by 1 point from PSG(AP)
Lille holds on to win French title by 1 point from PSG(AP)

Lille holds on to win French title by 1 point from PSG

AP | , Monaco
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 07:42 AM IST
Victory gave Lille a fourth French crown and stopped PSG from sealing a record-equaling 10th to join Marseille and Saint-Etienne.
Paris Saint-Germain's captain Marquinhos(Twitter)
Paris Saint-Germain's captain Marquinhos(Twitter)

Captain Marquinhos: No excuses for PSG's poor title campaign

AP | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Eight defeats, leads carelessly thrown away, too many red cards and a recurring lack of composure have left PSG trailing Lille by three points heading into Sunday's penultimate round of games.
Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe: File photo(REUTERS)
Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe: File photo(REUTERS)

PSG striker Mbappe fit to face Man City in Champions League

AP | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 05:31 PM IST
Mbappe came off with the injury near the end of PSG's 3-1 win at Metz in the French league on Saturday, jeopardizing his chances of playing in the first leg at Parc des Princes.
PSG's Kylian Mbappe celebrates with teammate Mauro Icardi(AP)
PSG's Kylian Mbappe celebrates with teammate Mauro Icardi(AP)

PSG scores last-gasp winner, rivals Monaco and Lyon also win

AP | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 07:57 AM IST
There are only five games left after this weekend in one of the closest title races for many years.
Bayern's Joshua Kimmich, left, Bayern's Leroy Sane, right, and PSG's Kylian Mbappe challenge for the ball during the Champions League, second leg, quarterfinal soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)(AP)
Bayern's Joshua Kimmich, left, Bayern's Leroy Sane, right, and PSG's Kylian Mbappe challenge for the ball during the Champions League, second leg, quarterfinal soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)(AP)

Can PSG finally win the Champions League?

By Dhiman Sarkar, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 07:52 PM IST
At home, PSG trail Lille by three points this term but have been dominant in France, winning seven Ligue 1 titles since 2011 and the domestic quadruple in 2015-16, 2017-18 and 2019-20.
PSG's Presnel Kimpembe, left, and Bayern's Jerome Boateng at the end of the Champions League, second leg, quarterfinal soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)(AP)
PSG's Presnel Kimpembe, left, and Bayern's Jerome Boateng at the end of the Champions League, second leg, quarterfinal soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, France, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)(AP)

PSG knock holders Bayern out of Champions League to reach semis

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 08:01 AM IST
Bayern eventually paid for the absence of injured talismanic striker Robert Lewandowski and forward Serge Gnabry, who had tested positive for COVID-19, while PSG managed to live without captain Marquinhos and influential midfielder Marco Verrati.
Neymar was shown a second yellow card in the 90th minute for kicking right back Tiago Djalo off the ball. (Twitter)
Neymar was shown a second yellow card in the 90th minute for kicking right back Tiago Djalo off the ball. (Twitter)

Neymar sent off, PSG title chase hit by loss to leader Lille

AP | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 11:45 PM IST
  • Neymar was sent off late as defending champion Paris Saint-Germain lost 1-0 at home to Lille.
Soccer Football - French Cup - Round of 64 - Caen v Paris St Germain - Stade Michel d'Ornano, Caen, France - February 10, 2021 Paris St Germain's Neymar in action REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/Files(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - French Cup - Round of 64 - Caen v Paris St Germain - Stade Michel d'Ornano, Caen, France - February 10, 2021 Paris St Germain's Neymar in action REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/Files(REUTERS)

PSG needs Neymar return to boost its fading title defense

PTI | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 10:39 AM IST
Now PSG needs him to reignite a flagging league title defense which could go off the tracks with a loss at Lyon on Sunday.
PSG's Kylian Mbappe, left, fights for the ball with Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann during the Champions League, (AP)
PSG's Kylian Mbappe, left, fights for the ball with Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann during the Champions League, (AP)

PSG bury Barcelona demons to reach last eight

Reuters | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 07:57 AM IST
Four years after Barca claimed a memorable 6-1 win to overturn a 4-0 first-leg deficit in the last 16, PSG lacked inspiration but their 4-1 advantage from the first game in Spain was sufficient this time.
Paris St Germain's Neymar: File photo(REUTERS)
Paris St Germain's Neymar: File photo(REUTERS)

Neymar not ready to face Barcelona in Champions League

PTI | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 05:34 PM IST
Striker Moise Kean will also miss Wednesday's game while he continues his recovery from COVID-19.
Paris St Germain's Moise Kean: File photo(REUTERS)
Paris St Germain's Moise Kean: File photo(REUTERS)

PSG striker Kean isolating after testing positive for virus

AP | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:07 PM IST
PSG said that Kean tested positive on Wednesday morning and stayed in Paris while his teammates travelled to Bordeaux for a league game.
Lionel Messi.(Getty Images)
Lionel Messi.(Getty Images)

PSG head to Barca with revenge and Messi on their minds

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 08:48 PM IST
Now they have set their sights on Messi, with PSG's players, coaches and directors talking of their excitement about the prospect of bringing the Argentine to the French capital.
Paris St Germain's Neymar reacts after sustaining an injury.(REUTERS)
Paris St Germain's Neymar reacts after sustaining an injury.(REUTERS)

Neymar limps off in PSG win; 8th straight victory for Monaco

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 08:16 AM IST
  • The Brazil star was replaced with about one hour played, a few minutes after a heavy challenge from behind by central defender Alexis Beka Beka in the 54th minute.
 Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman(REUTERS)
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman(REUTERS)

PSG showing no respect for Barca by talking about Messi: Koeman

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 08:43 AM IST
PSG's Brazilian forward and former Barca player Neymar said back in November he wished to play alongside Messi again, while sporting director Leonardo said last month that the French side had a seat at the table of clubs wishing to sign the Argentine.
FILE PHOTO: Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Paris St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino(REUTERS)

PSG need to find consistency in the league, says Pochettino

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:59 PM IST
PSG beat Olympique de Marseille 2-1 in the French Super Cup on Wednesday in the former Tottenham Hotspur coach's third game in charge.
Neymar celebrates his goal on return. (Getty)
Neymar celebrates his goal on return. (Getty)

Neymar scores as PSG beat Marseille to win Champions Trophy

AP | , Lens
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 09:38 AM IST
  • Neymar scored a late penalty as Paris Saint-Germain beat Marseille 2-1 on Wednesday to win the Champions Trophy and give new coach Mauricio Pochettino his first piece of silverware.
File photo of Paris St Germain's Neymar(REUTERS)
File photo of Paris St Germain's Neymar(REUTERS)

Back from injury, Neymar resumes training with PSG

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 08:50 PM IST
Neymar has been sidelined since he was taken off on a stretcher in stoppage time on Dec. 13 when PSG lost at home to Lyon 1-0 in the French league.
PSG's head coach Mauricio Pochettino greets PSG's Kylian Mbappe after the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Brest at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. PSG won the match 3-0.(AP)
PSG's head coach Mauricio Pochettino greets PSG's Kylian Mbappe after the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Brest at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. PSG won the match 3-0.(AP)

Pochettino gets first PSG win as French champions edge closer to Lyon

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:24 AM IST
PSG prevailed through goals by Moise Kean, Mauro Icardi and Pablo Sarabia to be on 39 points from 19 games, one point behind Olympique Lyonnais who salvaged a 2-2 draw at Stade Rennais.
Photo of newly appointed PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino(Twitter)
Photo of newly appointed PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino(Twitter)

PSG players must show they deserve to wear the shirt, says Pochettino

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:11 PM IST
Pochettino was named head coach of PSG on Saturday, with the Argentine replacing Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked on Christmas Eve after a 4-0 victory over Racing Strasbourg as the side sat in third in the league.
Mauricio Pochettino(AP)
Mauricio Pochettino(AP)

New PSG coach Pochettino wants ‘combative’ identity for team

Paris | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 11:40 PM IST
The French champions announced the hiring of Pochettino — their former captain — on Saturday to replace the recently fired Thomas Tuchel.
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