Ferdinand says actions of Messi, Neymar and Mbappe show why PSG will not win the ‘big trophies’

Rio Ferdinand has declared that PSG cannot allow Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to shirk all defensive responsibilities if they are to win the ‘big trophies’ this season. The French giants were beaten 2-1 by Manchester City in their Champions League group game this week, despite taking the lead through Mbappe. Getty Messi, Neymar […]

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Man City warned Michail Antonio will pose ‘different problems’ to Lionel Messi

West Ham boss David Moyes hopes Michail Antonio can give Manchester City a multitude of problems on Sunday after facing Lionel Messi in the Champions League. Hammers frontman Antonio was one of several players rested for the Europa League win away to Rapid Vienna on Thursday night, which secured safe passage into the last 16 […]

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Messi ‘has lost a bit of desire’ and ‘can’t compete’ with Ronaldo’s achievements

Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi has lost some of his desire, reckons Ally McCoist. The ex-Barcelona man played as part of a front-three alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in a 2-1 Champions League loss to Man City on Wednesday night, but once again his performance was lacking. Getty Messi wasn’t at his best for PSG […]

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Jurgen Klopp hails Thiago Alcantara’s wonderstrike after Liverpool make it five from five in Champions League against Porto

Jurgen Klopp hailed Thiago Alcantara’s ‘thunderball’ goal as Liverpool made it five wins from five in the Champions League group stages against Porto. The 30-year-old broke the deadlock with a sublime low, first-time, 25-yard half-volley which was subsequently added to by Mohamed Salah’s sixth European goal of the season. GETTY Klopp loved Thiago’s goal just […]

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Mauricio Pochettino fails Manchester United audition as PSG’s timid offensive display at Man City exhibits big problem and ‘overrated’ Neymar slammed

Mauricio Pochettino failed his audition for the Manchester United job on Wednesday evening as PSG were outplayed by Manchester City at the Etihad. The Premier League champions produced a superb response after falling behind to a goal from Kylian Mbappe against the run of play early in the second half. GETTY Pochettino’s men were outplayed […]

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Pepe stamped on Messi but Porto hardman facing Liverpool is ‘sweetest person’

Liverpool fans may be worried that Porto hardman Pepe will take a leaf out of Sergio Ramos’ book up against Mohamed Salah tonight. The Portugal defender had ended his decade stint at Real Madrid a year before his former partner cynically injured the Egyptian in Kyiv. Getty Porto defender Pepe earned rave reviews in the […]

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Messi’s incredible record against English teams ahead of Man City showdown

Lionel Messi will be hoping to continue his incredible record against English teams with another goal in Paris Saint-Germain’s clash with Manchester City on Wednesday evening. The Argentine notched his first goal for PSG when the two sides met in the reverse fixture back in September in the Champions League. Getty Messi waited until he […]

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Chelsea ‘the best team in the world’ but injuries to key duo could hurt the ‘machine’

Chelsea have been labelled ‘the best team in the world’ after their destruction of Italian giants Juventus, with manager Thomas Tuchel earning huge praise. The name Juventus strikes fear into many a side, but not Chelsea, who tore through their opponents at to win 4-0 at Stamford Bridge in a sublime second half showing. Getty […]

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Super Sancho, clever Carrick – what we learned from Man United’s win

The problems are still there but Manchester United’s win at Villarreal shows that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. The Red Devils began life without Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 2-0 triumph against the Spanish outfit – a result that seals Man United’s place in the last-16 of the Champions League. Getty Jadon […]

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Chelsea vs Juventus LIVE: Pulisic starts, Lukaku back in matchday squad

Chelsea can seal qualification for the Champions League round of 16 by avoiding defeat against Group H leaders Juventus tonight. The Blues have been in superb form this season but the Italian giants are one of only two teams to have beaten them following a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture. Chelsea lost to Juventus […]

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