Neymar and Lionel Messi arrive at Barcelona training ahead of their Champions League quarter-final in Paris. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

It was Laurent Blanc who brought up the need for “a minor miracle“ on the eve of Paris Saint-Germain’s quarter-final, referring specifically to Thiag(...)

Matic is the shield on whom this team rely, neither a ferocious tackler nor an outstanding distributor but an imposing presence nevertheless, both in terms of physique and the manner in which he reads the game around him.

Chelsea (1) v PSG (1) Stamford Bridge, Wednesday, 7.45pmNemanja Matic slipped out to training at Cobham almost unnoticed on the eve of his return, a l(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at a training session ahead of the Champions League last 16 match against Paris St Germain. Photograph:  Tony O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

The latest France Football has a picture of Jose Mourinho on the cover and a headline of L’Emmerdeur that, to be kind, is a way of describing the Che(...)

Paris St Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a goal against Caen  at Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

PSG v Chelsea, Tuesday 7.45pm, On TV: 7.30pm (TV3, UTV)Paris St Germain manager Laurent Blanc has warned his players Jose Mourinho will seek to “raise(...)

 Celtic’s Jo Inge Berget  in action  during the Scottish Premiership clash against Dundee United at Celtic Park, Glasgow. Photo:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Jo Inge Berget is hoping his double in Celtic’s 6-1 Scottish Premiership thrashing of Dundee United on Saturday signalled that his Parkhead career is (...)

Brazil’s Hulk has yet to find his best form in this World Cup. Photograph: Reuters

When Hulk played in last year’s Confederations Cup tournament in Brazil he had the crowd on his back for much of it.In his place they wanted Lucas Mou(...)

Paris St-Germain sports director Leonardo. Photograph:   Charles Platiau/Reuters

Leonardo has tendered his resignation as sporting director of Paris St Germain and will leave the French champions at the end of August.The Brazilian(...)

Brazil’s Paulinho (right) heads  past Uruguay’s Martin Caceres and goalkeeper Fernando Muslera (left) to book final berth. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

Brazil 2 Uruguay 1: Paulinho scored with a header four minutes from time to give Brazil a 2-1 win over Uruguay and take the host nation to the final o(...)