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Neymar is the heart of PSG’s entire enterprise: not just as a visible, and indeed literal ambassador for Qatar’s grand plan, but also as the key on-field presence. Photograph: EPA

“Football is not for sale,” Aleksander Ceferin pronounced, famously, at a Uefa conference two years ago, in the process exploring the depth, width and(...)

RB Leipzig’s French defender Dayot Upamecano turned down a move to Manchester United as a teenager. Photograph: Photograph: Ronny Hartmann/AFP via Getty Images

Champions League semi-final: RB Leipzig v Paris Saint-Germain, Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Tuesday, 8pm – Live on Virgin Media Sport, RTÉ 2 and BT Sport 1(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Marquinhos celebrates after scoring against Atalanta. Photograph: Getty Images

Atalanta 1 Paris Saint-Germain 2 So much for the underdogs. On an extraordinary night in Lisbon Atalanta came within a minute of reaching the semi-fi(...)

Thiago Silva remonstrates with the referee after a penalty is awarded to Manchester United. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Football still, it turns out, has the power to fight back. Money is a lot of things but it isn’t quite everything, not yet. Although before we get ca(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar stands in front of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after he remonstrates with the referee following their Champions League defeat. Photo: Franck Fife/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp accused Paris Saint-Germain – and Neymar in particular – of making Liverpool “look like butchers” as his team suffered a third consecutiv(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo leaps to score Real Madrid’s opener against PSG. Photograph: Gonzalo/Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain 1 Real Madrid 2 (Real Madrid win 5-2 on aggregate) Farewell, then, Paris, a team that for all its vaulting ambition never does se(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his second against PSG. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty

Real Madrid 3 Paris Saint-Germain 1 Unai Emery said the preparation for this game started at the Camp Nou last season, but he cannot have meant like (...)

 Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar celebrates after scoring his team’s sixth goal, completing his hat-trick, during the French Ligue 1  match against  Dijon  at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

An hour into Paris Saint-Germain versus Dijon at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday there was a scramble in the Dijon penalty area, the thrilling spect(...)

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon reacts as PSG’s Kylian Mbappe reels off in celebration after scoring their fourth goal in the Champions League clash. Photo: Franck Fife/Getty Images

Paris St-Germain 7 Celtic 1 Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris St Germain in a 7-1 thrashing in the Parc des Princes. F(...)

 Neymar celebrates with Edinson Cavani and  Kylian Mbappe after opening the scoring for  Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League game against Celtic at Celtic Park. Photograph:  Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Celtic 0 Paris Saint-Germain 5 Brendan Rodgers may bemoan the luck of the draw. On the evidence of a harrowing evening for Celtic, facing a Paris Sai(...)

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