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PSG receive huge Lionel Messi boost ahead of crucial UCL clash vs Man City

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  The UEFA Champions League resumes this midweek, with round 2 of the 2021/22 group stage commencing on Tuesday amid much excitement. As usual, 16 games will be held across the two days, with all eyes being on one particular showdown: PSG vs Man City. Two of the best teams in Europe will lock horns on Tuesday in a repeat of their thrilling semifinal showdown from last season. The Cityzens emerged triumphant in that previous encounter, winning both home and away to progress to the final and dump Les Parisiens out of the competition, but Pochettino's men will be out for revenge this time around. Unfortunately, there have been concerns that the French giants would be without marquee summer signing Lionel Messi. The Argentine icon picked up a knee issue during last week's 2-1 win over Lyon, which was confirmed after the game thanks to an MRI scan, thus ruling him out for the subsequent Ligue 1 encounters against Metz and Montpellier while casting a doubt over his availability for t

Copa Libertadores Match Details - Semi Finals

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  Only three games are left in this year's Copa Libertafores edition, and the ones that are set to take place this week will surely be quite exciting to watch. If things keep up their current course, a final between two Brazilian rivals would take place in over two months, and quite frankly, it will take a miraculous performance from Ecuador's Barcelona de Guayaquil to prevent that from happening. The other tie, however, seems as tight as it was before the first leg, and the defending champions seem to have a chance to make it to their second final in consecutive years. Let's have a closer look at this week's semi-finals and the effect any result could have in both ties. Atlético Mineiro vs Palmeiras (first leg result: 0-0) The defending champions were not able to claim a lead ahead of the second leg, but playing away from home against Mineiro could be exactly what they need to seal their spot in the final. Palmeiras remain unbeaten while playing away from home in the K

Champions League : Barcelona Vs Benfica Match Preview, Line Up, Tv Channel Info, Team News

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The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League season goes on this Wednesday, and after some of the shocking results that took place on Tuesday, all teams have to be wary of their chances when they take on their rivals. One of those teams will be Barcelona, who will try to live up to the expectations created by their 3-0 win over Levante last weekend when they face the most-winning team in Portugal: Benfica. It will be a special game for Benfica, who are making their return to this competition under manager Jorse Jesús. The red and white side claimed a goalless draw away from home against Dinamo Kiyv in their previous UCL game, which will force the Eagles to earn a win here if they want to keep their hopes of making the next round alive. Benfica will enter this game as the best club in Portugal, with seven wins in seven games so far in the Primeira Liga. So far, the team's best players are Darwin Núñez and Roman Yaremchuk, both with four goals to their name. To make things more interesting, Ben

Champions League : Juventus Vs Chelsea Match Preview, Line Up, Team News

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  Preview: Juventus vs Chelsea Nine years ago, Juventus and Chelsea met in the group stages of the Champions League group stages. After a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on matchday one, the two sides met once again on matchday five, and Juventus were the victors on the night, recording a 3-0 win to dump the Blues out of the group stages. However, all wasn't lost, as Rafa Benitez successfully came in following Roberto di Matteo's dismissal and guided the London giants to their first ever Europa League title in 2013. That was the second time the Bianconeri and the Blues had met in European competition. The first was during the 2008/2009 UCL round of 16, which ultimately finished 3-2 on aggregate in favor of Chelsea following a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge in the first leg and a two-all draw in Turin. Chelsea come into this game having suffered their first loss of the 2021/22 Premier League season as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Manchester City. That result has now seen Thomas Tuche

Bundesliga round-up: Big changes in league standings after MD 6

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Matchday six brought plenty of interesting results, including Wolfsburg losing their first game of the season and Marco Rose being unable to get the better of his former side as Gladbach beat Dortmund to end a long-standing streak for die Schwarzgelben.  Here's all you need to know following this weekend's Bundesliga action. Top five teams in the Bundesliga up to September 27 Here's how the table looks after six rounds; Wolfsburg finally ended up dropping points, thus allowing other sides like Bayer Leverkusen to climb into second place Who are top three goalscorers in the Bundesliga? Top Bundesliga headlines, stats, and other facts RB Leipzig finally getting on track?   It's been a difficult season for American tactician Jesse Marsch, who first saw his team kick off proceedings with a 4-0 win over lower tier Sandhausen in the DFB Pokal, but then opened their Bundesliga campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Mainz. Although they rebounded with a resounding 4-0 win against Stuttg

Champions League : Paris Saint Germain Vs Manchester City Match Preview, Line Up, Team News, Match Info

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  Talk about an interesting coincidence. Exactly five months to the day that they first locked horns in the Champions League semi-finals, PSG and Manchester City will meet once again in European club football's premier competition. Last season saw Pep Guardiola twice get the better of Mauricio Pochettino as City booked their first final appearance in their club's history. And although they ultimately lost 1-0 to Chelsea in an all-English affair, it certainly hasn't stopped the Cityzens of dreaming of making - and this time winning - the final this time around. The same can certainly be said about Les Parisiens, who featured in the 2020 final but in an ironic twist of fate, were beaten thanks to former player Kingsley Coman's solitary goal for Bayern Munich. Like their upcoming opponents, PSG have spent quite a bit of money over the past decade trying to build a squad fully prepared to compete with the biggest clubs on the continent.  Both teams come into this match havi

Ligue 1 Round-up: PSG increases lead as opponents fall further behind

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The top football category in France had a hectic week with midweek matches taking place, but even after two games for each side, PSG were able to keep their unbeaten run going and also extend their lead at the top. Mauricio Pochettino's team managed to keep their flawless run in the French top-flight after last Saturday's game, and they did so without two of their stellar signings on the pitch. In fact, their goals against Montpellier were scored by Idrissa Gueye and Julian Draxler, proving the depth of a squad that was built to win it all. With such a commanding lead in the tournament, it seems like there will be no team capable of taking the title away from them in the domestic competition. If that was not enough reason to celebrate, PSG finally was able to keep a clean sheet this weekend, which will surely give their goalies and defenders a bit more confidence ahead of their busy schedule. Without further ado, here are the main talking points after Matchday 8 in Ligue 1. Who