Argentina 3-3 France (4-2 on pens): Montiel ends frenzied final in shootout after Mbappe hat-trick

Lionel Messi of Argentina and team celebrate after winning the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium...

Argentina found themselves just 10 minutes from glory. Kylian Mbappe scored twice in 97 seconds to equalise. Lionel Messi made it 3-2 in extra-time, yet his club teammate completed his hat-trick from the spot during a frantic finish. Into a penalty shootout they went and Sevilla fullback Gonzalo Montiel had the final say: sending Hugo Lloris the wrong way, finishing a remarkable World Cup Final with a dramatic win over the defending champions last night. Continue reading

Mbappe scores record-breaking goal in Benfica draw, as reports swirl he wants to leave PSG

Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates scoring a goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Paris...

As reports emerged today that PSG’s superstar forward Kylian Mbappe wants to leave the club in January – a broken relationship with the board being cited as the reason – the 23-year-old made history with his first-half penalty: becoming the French champions’ highest-scoring player in the Champions League during their 1-1 Group H draw against Benfica earlier tonight.
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Report: PSG agree €10m (£8.5m) fee for Nice’s Christophe Galtier as Pochettino successor

Christophe GALTIER during the Ligue 1 match between Reims and Nice at Stade Auguste Delaune on May 21, 2022 in Reims, France. - Photo by Icon sport

Although he’s technically under contract for another year, reports claim Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain will replace Mauricio Pochettino with Nice’s Christophe Galtier next week, as the 55-year-old has been deemed a priority choice as their new head coach by another fresh acquisition, new football advisor Luis Campos – who he worked with for three years at Lille.
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Courtois’ inspired display – once again – proves a fitting end as Real clinch 14th CL title

Courtois Thibaut of Real Madrid elected man of the match kissing the cup during the UEFA champions league final match between Real Madrid and...

It felt fitting that, eight years after suffering stoppage-time heartbreak against Real with Atletico Madrid in Lisbon, Thibaut Courtois was Los Blancos’ impenetrable wall here, defiantly stifling Liverpool throughout – breaking the record for most saves in a Champions League Final with nine, producing greatness with the lights shining brightest on a career-defining night. Continue reading

Real Madrid (3) 3-1 (2) PSG: Benzema’s second-half hat-trick secures unlikely comeback

Karim BENZEMA of Real Madrid celebrates his third goal during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid and Paris at Estadio Santiago...

Karim Benzema’s 17-minute hat-trick sent the Bernabeu into raptures, as Real Madrid produced the seemingly improbable: recovering from 1-0 down on the night, and 2-0 on aggregate, stunning PSG to progress into the Champions League quarter-finals. The visitors, ahead after Kylian Mbappe’s near-post finish six minutes before half-time, capitulated again. Continue reading

PSG 1-0 Real Madrid: Mbappe’s stoppage-time magic sinks Los Blancos in tense first leg

Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg One match between...

Kylian Mbappe scored his second stoppage-time winner in four days, ensuring PSG hold a slender first leg lead in their Champions League last-16 clash with La Liga leaders Real Madrid. The visitors defended stoutly with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois producing saves galore – including a Lionel Messi penalty – but had no chance stopping a magical moment at the death.
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After Sunday’s abrupt address, Sergio Aguero’s long City goodbye begins

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City and Borussia...

Turning 33 this summer with a statue on the way in his honour, Sergio Aguero will end a decade-long association with Premier League leaders Manchester City at the end of this current campaign, after they failed to agree terms on a new contract extension beyond June 30. Despite his disruptive troubles with injury, the Citizens’ record goalscorer is rightly in high demand.
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Italian clubs circle around Atalanta’s unsettled star Alejandro Gomez

Papu Gomez's performance at Anfield a fitting tribute to Diego Maradona |  Forza Italian Football

Atalanta captain Alejandro Gomez is expected to depart next month after a well-documented row with head coach Gian Piero Gasperini that has only worsened with time and unsurprisingly, has courted interest across Italy. Inter, Roma and Napoli are three league-chasing rivals linked as Serie A leaders Milan appear to have pulled out of the race for the 32-year-old forward. Continue reading

RB Leipzig 2-1 PSG: 5 Hits and Flops as Nagelsmann’s men complete frantic comeback

RB Leipzig players celebrate after Emil Forsberg's second-half penalty against PSG

It was a classic tale of two halves at the Red Bull Arena, as RB Leipzig displayed guile and determination to overturn a precarious deficit, beating PSG 2-1 to make Group H an even more intriguing story in this season’s Champions League. Who struggled while others excelled on an evening where last year’s finalists were left with nine men by full-time? Read on for more… Continue reading

PSG 1-2 Manchester United: 5 Talking Points as Rashford turns hero again

Manchester United's Rashford wheels away to celebrate his perfectly-executed winner, beating PSG late on

Marcus Rashford was a matchwinner in Paris for the second successive year as Manchester United left it late to sink Paris Saint-Germain on MD1 of the new 2020-21 Champions League campaign, inflicting the Parisiens’ first UCL home defeat for 16 years with aplomb after 87 minutes. What were five talking points from their last-gasp victory here? Read on… Continue reading