PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain won 4-0 at Dijon on Tuesday to move toward another inevitable French title, although that will not mask the club's ongoing shortcomings in Europe.
Cavani and Mbappe score 3 each as PSG routs Guingamp 9-0
PARIS (AP) — Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe scored hat tricks as league leader Paris Saint-Germain crushed bottom club Guingamp 9-0 on Saturday.
Neymar netted twice while Thomas Meunier was also on target as PSG avenged Guingamp's League Cup quarterfinal win earlier this month .
PSG eliminated from League Cup; Monaco through on penalties
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain was eliminated from the League Cup quarterfinals after conceding three second-half penalties in a 2-1 home loss to strugglers Guingamp on Wednesday.
After missing a penalty when the score was at 0-0, striker Marcus Thuram — the son of France great Lilian Thuram — held his nerve to slot home the winner three minutes into injury time to stun the Parc des Princes crowd.
Batshuayi double helps Belgium beat Iceland 2-0
BRUSSELS (AP) — Michy Batshuayi proved a more than capable replacement for the injured Romelu Lukaku on Thursday when he scored twice as Belgium beat Iceland 2-0 to maintain its 100 percent record in the inaugural UEFA Nations League.
After 65 minutes of pounding the Iceland defense, captain Eden Hazard found Thomas Meunier on the right and the Paris Saint-Germain winger crossed for Batshuayi to slot the ball home.
Spotlight will be on Mbappe’s behavior as he returns for PSG
PARIS (AP) — The spotlight will be on Kylian Mbappe for different reasons this weekend.
Not for his silky skills, his searing speed, or his ruthless finishing, but for his behavior.
The 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward will return from a three-game suspension on Saturday at Nice with questions being asked about his attitude.
PSG concedes first goal but beats Reims 4-1; Lyon wins 3-0
PARIS (AP) — Conceding first was little setback for Paris Saint-Germain, which beat Reims 4-1 on Wednesday to record a seventh straight win and move eight points clear at the top of the French league.
Reims scored in the second minute, after PSG winger Julian Draxler carelessly lost possession and midfielder Xavier Chavalerin rounded off the visitors' move.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local):
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Belgium has taken a 1-0 lead into halftime in its World Cup third-place playoff against England.
Thomas Meunier gave the Belgians the lead in the fourth minute, scoring from close range off a cross from Nacer Chadli.
Belgium could have made it 2-0 seven minutes later when Kevin de Bruyne took the ball in a good position but goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a key save.
MOSCOW (AP) — Belgium's ambitions at the World Cup lie beyond the group stage, so the team's players just want to get through to the knockout round as quickly and easily as possible.
The next step in that plan is to beat Tunisia on Saturday.
"We have to be concentrated on our game, because with our strengths we don't have to wonder about how Tunisia will want to play," Belgium defender Thomas Meunier said Thursday. "We want to do everything to finish the game as soon as we can."
BRUSSELS (AP) — With a wealth of attacking options, Belgium should be a potent force going forward at the World Cup.
They might need to be, because with injury and fitness clouds over key defenders, the team could be vulnerable at the back.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium has all the ingredients for success at the World Cup.
Romelu Lukaku leads the attack, supported by the creative genius of Eden Hazard and with Kevin De Bruyne pulling the strings in midfield. Thibaut Courtois is in goal.
But for all the exceptional talent, Belgium keeps underwhelming at major tournaments, only reaching the quarterfinals at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 European Championship.
PSG wins 2-1 away to Dijon to move 6 points clear in Ligue 1
PARIS (AP) — On a frustrating day for the world's two most expensive players, and with the club's top scorer rested, it was unheralded defender Thomas Meunier who got Paris Saint-Germain's goals in a 2-1 win at Dijon on Saturday.
Neymar and Kylian Mbappe cost PSG a combined 402 million euros ($478 million) when they joined in the offseason. They had an off day, although Mbappe made some amends by setting up Meunier's winner in the second minute of injury time.
Fans hurt in Amiens after fence collapses in Ligue 1
At least 25 fans were injured when a barrier collapsed in Amiens during a Ligue 1 match, causing it to be abandoned on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-German thrashed Bordeaux 6-2 to be the only unbeaten side left in the league.
Meunier leads Belgium in 9-0 masterclass over Gibraltar
BRUSSELS (AP) — With a showtime performance orchestrated by Thomas Meunier against part-timers from Gibraltar, star-studded Belgium produced a 9-0 victory to bring next year's World Cup finals ever closer.
PSG's Meunier had three goals and three assists and Romelu Lukaku added three goals of his own in an overall demonstration of flicks, backheels and superior moves.