PARIS (AP) — Angel Di Maria scored a brace and set up another goal to guide Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 win over rival Marseille on Sunday in the French league, a result that soothed the French...
PSG without Cavani, Draxler, Neymar against Marseille
PARIS (AP) — Runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain will be without striker Edinson Cavani and winger Julian Draxler against bitter rival Marseille on Sunday, a clash between France's two biggest...
PARIS (AP) — It was the managerial equivalent of missing an open goal.
With a golden opportunity to address what's going wrong at Paris Saint-Germain, coach Thomas Tuchel sent the ball wide...
PSG coach says Champions League failure is an ‘accident’
PARIS (AP) — Accidents will happen, according to Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel, and it happened to his team.
PSG was handed a surprising — and historic — loss to Manchester United...
CAEN, France (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe rescued a 2-1 win at Caen for the runaway French league leader to avoid embarrassment on Saturday before Manchester United's Champions...
Midfielder Lassana Diarra leaves PSG by mutual consent
PARIS (AP) — Veteran midfielder Lassana Diarra has terminated his contract with French league leader Paris Saint-Germain by mutual agreement.
Mbappe scores superb goal as PSG wins 1-0 at Saint-Etienne
PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappe displayed his match-winning abilities once again Sunday, scoring off balance with a superb volley as Paris Saint-Germain beat Saint-Etienne 1-0 to move 12 points clear at the top of the French league.
Latching onto a clever lobbed pass from veteran Dani Alves over the defense, Mbappe was at full stretch yet still hooked a powerful shot into the top left corner while sliding forward to meet the ball in the 73rd minute.
PSG missing Cavani for Champions League 1st leg v Man United
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani will miss the Champions League match against Manchester United on Tuesday after damaging a tendon in his right hip.
Cavani sustained the injury scoring a penalty late in the first half of PSG's 1-0 win against Bordeaux on Saturday. He limped off the field before the halftime whistle.
PSG facing injury crisis ahead of Man United match
PARIS (AP) — Facing a rampant Manchester United side in the Champions League was already a tough enough prospect for Paris Saint-Germain.
Tuesday night's match in chilly northwest England now looks a daunting one amid an ongoing injury crisis.
PSG will be without the world's most expensive player Neymar and possibly 192-goal, all-time club leading scorer Edinson Cavani against a revitalized United side unbeaten under its new coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
PSG taken to extra time in French Cup by third-tier side
PARIS (AP) — A week before facing Manchester United in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain needed extra time to see off a struggling third-tier side in the French Cup.
PSG beat lowly Villefranche-Beaujolais 3-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the competition it has won for the past four seasons. Germany winger Julian Draxler netted in the 102nd minute after being set up by striker Edinson Cavani.
Goalkeeper Buffon happy to stay another season at PSG
PARIS (AP) — Gianluigi Buffon wants to stay at Paris Saint-Germain next season, so long as his goalkeeping rival Alphonse Areola doesn't mind.
The 41-year-old Italian joined PSG this season with an option for an extra year. At a news conference on Saturday ahead of a French league game at Lyon on Sunday, Buffon said, "If Alphonse and the club want it, I'd stay another season here."
Frustration for Paris Saint-Germain as transfer window shuts
PARIS (AP) — Transfer deadline-day ended in frustration for Paris Saint-Germain with the failure to sign midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Premier League club Everton.
PSG coach Tuchel has to re-think plans with Neymar injured
PARIS (AP) — Neymar's latest foot injury comes at a particularly inconvenient time for Paris Saint-Germain, with its biggest game of the season fast approaching.
PSG travels to face Manchester United on Feb. 12 without the Brazil forward, who faces about 10 weeks out. With Neymar so influential to the way PSG plays, it means coach Thomas Tuchel must have a tactical re-think. He has three matches in which to do so, two in the league and another in the French Cup.
Paris Saint-Germain signs Leandro Paredes from Zenit
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain has signed Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes from Zenit St. Petersburg, and can use him in the Champions League.
PSG says Paredes signed a 4½-year contract . The transfer fee was not disclosed.
Champions League clubs can register three January signings, so Paredes is eligible to play against Manchester United in the last 16 on Feb. 12 and March 6.
PSG coach Tuchel slams VAR as Rennes player avoids red card
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel slammed the video review system on Sunday after Rennes striker M'Baye Niang was allowed to stay on the field despite a wild challenge on defender Thilo Kehrer.
PSG coach says too early to know how long Neymar is out for
PARIS (AP) — Neymar needs further medical tests next week to determine how best to treat his latest right foot injury, and assess how long he will be out for.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward sustained the injury in a French Cup game against Strasbourg on Tuesday . Initial tests showed a recurrence of a problem with the fifth metatarsal in the right foot which he fractured almost exactly one year ago playing against Marseille.
Neymar faces anxious wait to determine extent of foot injury
PARIS (AP) — Neymar limped off with a recurrence of a right-foot injury during Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 French Cup win against Strasbourg on Wednesday, casting doubt whether he will face Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match next month.
The Brazil forward had just received the ball on the left when he raised his hand to seemingly signal to his coach Thomas Tuchel he was in pain, and looked to be in tears as he left the field at Parc des Princes.
With Verratti out, PSG coach Tuchel needs Rabiot back now
PARIS (AP) — PSG coach Thomas Tuchel needs Adrien Rabiot back in his team — and soon — because an injury to Marco Verratti has left the French league leader seriously short of options in midfield.
With three weeks to go until Paris Saint-Germain faces Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 game, Verratti's injury has come at a bad time.
PSG’s Verratti has sprained left ankle, set for more tests
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has sprained his left ankle and further tests will determine whether he will miss the Champions League game against Manchester United next month.
Verratti limped off in the first half of league leader PSG's 9-0 win against bottom club Guingamp on Saturday and was taken to hospital. Coach Thomas Tuchel said after the game he feared Verratti could be out for a few weeks.
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 coach Tuchel must deliver in Europe after domestic loss
PARIS (AP) — It looks like Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has no choice but to deliver Champions League success.
There's one month to go before PSG faces Manchester United in the last 16, which gives Tuchel some time to get his tactics right against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's resurgent side.
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.
PSG’s perfect league record ends with 2-2 draw at Bordeaux
PARIS (AP) — Bordeaux held Paris Saint-Germain to a 2-2 draw on Sunday to finally end the runaway leader's streak of 14 straight wins to start the season in the French league.
PSG now leads second-placed Montpellier by 14 points.
PSG twice took the lead, through star forwards Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. But substitute Andreas Cornelius leveled for the hosts with a fine glancing header from a cross in the 84th minute.
PSG shows grit and fighting spirit in beating Liverpool 2-1
PARIS (AP) — With its Champions League campaign in danger, Paris Saint-Germain finally showed the grit and fighting spirit that is supposedly the hallmark of a proud English side like Liverpool.
PSG beat Liverpool 2-1 in a tense match on Wednesday to move above the five-time European champion and into second place behind Napoli in a hard-fought Group C.
Neymar and Mbappe to start against Liverpool
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain stars Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have recovered from minor injuries and are fit to start against Liverpool in a crucial Champions League match on Wednesday.
PSG coach Thomas Tuchel told a press conference on the eve of the game at the Parc des Princes that the pair are in good form and trained normally on Monday and Tuesday.
Tuchel said: "No problem, they will start tomorrow."
Dortmund bus attacker convicted of 28 attempted murders
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday convicted a man of 28 counts of attempted murder in last year's attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team's bus and sentenced him to 14 years in prison.
The Dortmund state court found the defendant, who has been identified only as Sergej W. in line with German privacy rules, guilty of 28 counts of attempted murder as well as bodily harm and setting off an explosion, the dpa news agency reported.
PSG appears victim of its own success in France
PARIS (AP) — This week will help answer the question of whether Paris Saint-Germain's gazillions are turning the ambitious club into a true force in Europe or have simply made it the biggest fish in the little pond that is France's Ligue 1.
In lopsided French league, PSG wins without Neymar, Mbappe
PARIS (AP) — Even without stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain keeps winning in the French league.
PSG extended its victorious streak to 14 matches by beating Toulouse 1-0 on Saturday. At the other end of the table, Thierry Henry got his first win with Monaco as manager.
PSG coach Tuchel needs more backing in drive for discipline
PARIS (AP) — Only days after he stood up to key players for turning up late to a team talk, another incident underlined how Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel needs greater backing from his club over disciplinary issues.
Tuchel felt let down by midfielder Marco Verratti, who was stopped by police for driving over the alcohol limit late Tuesday or early Wednesday.
Mbappe and Neymar score as PSG beats Lille for 12th win
PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappe scored a spectacular goal and then set up Neymar as runaway French league leader Paris Saint-Germain won at home to second-place Lille 2-1 on Friday.
PSG's 12th straight win from the start of the season is a record for the top five European leagues, beating Tottenham's 11 opening wins in 1960 in England.
PSG coach Thomas Tuchel picked midfielder Marco Verratti, who was stopped by police this week for driving over the alcohol limit.
Winger Angel Di Maria signs new PSG contract until 2021
PARIS (AP) — Angel Di Maria has signed a new two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, tying him to the French champion until 2021.
The 30-year-old Argentina winger has made a strong start to the season, scoring seven goals in 14 games overall for the runaway league leader.
Tuchel stands up to player power at PSG, and it worked
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel made a bold move by standing up to big names at a club where player power usually rules.
He dropped 19-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe, widely tipped as soccer's next superstar, and midfielder Adrien Rabiot for the game at Marseille on Sunday night.
Tuchel learning the hard way as PSG struggles in Europe
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is enjoying domestic dominance yet the Champions League is proving a difficult challenge.
Once again, PSG's season resembles an ongoing television soap opera. Some of the cast changes, but the storylines do not.
PSG's annual saga is very familiar. It dominates the domestic scene by easily winning the treble, but falls short in Europe. The club's hierarchy, based in Qatar, then changes the coach out of sheer frustration.
Napoli gives PSG another Champions League reality check
PARIS (AP) — Napoli gave Paris Saint-Germain another reality check in the Champions League.
Only a superb injury-time equalizer from Angel Di Maria rescued a 2-2 draw for PSG on Wednesday and saved the French club from a second loss in Group C. The Argentina winger curled the ball past goalkeeper David Ospina into the top left corner from the edge of the penalty area three minutes into stoppage time.
Even without Neymar, French leader PSG routs Amiens 5-0
PARIS (AP) — Neymar was not missed as runaway French leader Paris Saint-Germain crushed Amiens 5-0 on Saturday for a 10th straight league win.
Neymar was given a few days off by coach Thomas Tuchel after playing for Brazil in the international break. PSG faces Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday and is then away to bitter rival Marseille on Sunday.
PSG playing with more intensity under Tuchel
PARIS (AP) — While Neymar grabbed the headlines for his Champions League hat trick, something else caught the eye of Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel during the 6-1 rout of Red Star Belgrade.
Going through the statistics of Wednesday's game, he found one very much to his liking. Tuchel was thrilled to see PSG had won 71 percent of their tackles in the first half. Although it was achieved against mediocre opposition, it underlined the relentless intensity he is trying to instill.
Showman Neymar back to his best as PSG thumps Red Star 6-1
PARIS (AP) — Neymar toyed with Red Star Belgrade's defense, scoring a hat trick as Paris Saint-Germain beat the Serbian side 6-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Far tougher challenges await PSG, which is desperate to prove it belongs among Europe's elite after failing to reach the quarterfinals in the past few seasons. To go far this time, it needs Neymar in similar form later in the competition.
Neymar gives jersey to crying boy as PSG beats Rennes 3-1
PARIS (AP) — Neymar was whistled off the field on Sunday but showed he held no grudge against Rennes fans by giving his shirt to a young boy who ran across the pitch to hug the Brazil star.
With PSG leading 3-1 in the French league game, Neymar slowly walked back to the Paris Saint-Germain bench in the 90th minute at Rennes — as coach Thomas Tuchel made his final substitution — when the boy escaped security and ran toward the striker.
Strict and astute, Thomas Tuchel is the right coach for PSG
PARIS (AP) — Behind a great team there is always a great coach, and Paris Saint-Germain might have found the right one.
Appointed as a successor of Unai Emery, Thomas Tuchel has already stamped his mark on the star-studded team. He seems to be controlling the big egos in the dressing room and has implemented strong tactical changes, including playing Neymar in a No. 10 role.
PSG prepares for Liverpool with Saint-Etienne thrashing
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain's margin is so big that the reigning champions don't even need Kylian Mbappe and Neymar to thrash rival French teams.
PSG got ready for next week's Champions League opener at Liverpool with a 4-0 win over Saint-Etienne at the Parc des Princes on Friday, extending its perfect record to five league games.
PSG signs defender Bernat and striker Choupo-Moting
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain left it late to make two signings before the French league's transfer window shut on Friday — and also released a batch of players.
The French champion bought Spain defender Juan Bernat from Bayern Munich, thus resolving a problem at left back. PSG was without a recognized left back with Layvin Kurzawa injured and Yuri Berchiche sold in July to Spanish side Athletic Bilbao.
PSG denies reports linking club with Tottenham’s Eriksen
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain has denied reports linking the French champion with a move for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen.
Recent reports have linked PSG to a bid of 100 million pounds ($129 million) for the 26-year-old Denmark international, who joined the Premier League club in 2013.
Neymar, Mbappe, Cavani guide PSG to 3rd straight league win
PARIS (AP) — Brazilian Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani scored as Paris Saint-Germain made it three wins from as many Ligue 1 games this season with a 3-1 victory against Angers on Saturday.
Cavani got the defending champions off to a good start after Neymar was given too much space by the Angers defense.
The Brazilian's pass was deflected in the 12th minute and Cavani had no trouble converting on his first league start of the season.
PSG coach Tuchel fast-tracking young players to senior team
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is wasting no time in fast-tracking the club's promising youth players.
Tuchel made a name for himself in Germany by showing faith in young players during a five-year stint with unheralded Mainz. In 2009, he was promoted to take charge of the Mainz first team after just one year in charge of the youth side, and quickly promoted young talent.
PSG signs defender Thilo Kehrer from Schalke
PARIS (AP) — French champion Paris Saint-Germain signed defender Thilo Kehrer on Thursday from German club Schalke to a five-year contract.
PSG gave no financial details but Kehrer reportedly cost 37 million euros ($42 million).
The 21-year-old German helped Schalke finish second in the Bundesliga last season. He also helped Germany's under-21 team win last year's European Championship.
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain is in a hurry to win the Champions League but its newly hired coach, Thomas Tuchel, is cautious when it comes to talking about ambition.
Tuchel has only a two-year deal, giving him little time to impose his methods. But the 44-year-old German, who carved a path from youth team coach to the top echelons of European football, does not believe in fast-tracked success anyway.
PSG hire Thomas Tuchel as the new coach
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain hired former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel on Monday, a day after the outgoing Unai Emery was voted coach of the year in the French league.
Tuchel signed a two-year contract with the French champion, starting in July. Financial terms were not disclosed.
"It is with much joy, pride and ambition that I am joining this big club," Tuchel said. "I can't wait to start working with all these great players who are all among the best in the world."
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund's ex-coach Thomas Tuchel has testified at the trial of a man accused of bombing the German soccer club's bus that the attack was partly responsible for his departure.
Defender Marc Bartra and a police officer were hurt in the April 11 attack as the bus left a Dortmund hotel for a Champions League match against Monaco. Dortmund played, and lost, the game a day later.
Dortmund leaves ‘not so focused’ Aubameyang out of squad
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund left star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of its squad to face Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday for "disciplinary reasons."
It was the second time this season that the Gabon striker has been dropped by Dortmund in this way, and the third time overall.
Dortmund suspends Aubameyang for ‘disciplinary reasons’
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund has suspended its top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for what the club says are "disciplinary reasons."
Dortmund says on Twitter that Aubameyang, who has 10 goals in 11 Bundesliga games this season, has been left out of the side to face Stuttgart away on Friday.
The club does not give an indication of what led to the sanction for the Gabon forward.