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 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(...)

Neymar poses with a ball during his official presentation at the Parc des Princes. Photo: Philippe Lopez/Getty Images

“Dream Bigger.” That is the vision for Paris Saint-Germain, the club’s motto. When Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived in 2012, he and his ego burst on to the (...)

Deportivo La Coruna’s  goalkeeper Germán Dario Lux punches clear in  his side’s victory over  Barcelona on Sunday. Photograph:  Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty

The last few minutes of Barcelona’s 2-1 defeat to Deportivo la Coruña unfolded according to an eternal pattern. Protecting the lead they had taken whe(...)

Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani:  has scored 33 goals in 31 matches this season. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

In the rarefied world of the Champions League there is a fine line between being a serious force and a serial joke. Arsenal know this and so do Paris (...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti scores an own goal during their Champions League clash with Arsenal. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Arsenal 2 Paris Saint-Germain 2 Arsène Wenger had hoped his players would deliver a positive statement of intent here but in the end all he took fr(...)

 Arda Turan of Barcelona scores against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Champions League game  at Borussia-Park. Photograph: Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

Champions League round-up: Barcelona battled back from a goal down and scored twice in the second half to beat hosts Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 in t(...)

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring the equaliser with his team-mates during the Champions League match against PSG at the   Parc des Princes. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Livepic

PSG 1 Arsenal 1 This was one of those occasions when what was ostensibly a risky selection ended up feeling like a masterstroke. Arsène Wenger had be(...)

Italy boss Antonio Conte is wary of the threat posed by Ireland. Photograph: Epa

You might imagine that Italian coach Antonio Conte could easily make the mistake of underestimating Ireland when the two sides meet next month in thei(...)

 Zlatan Ibrahimovic says PSG are hunting down the Champions League. Photograph: Afp

For Manchester City a first Champions League meeting with Paris Saint-Germain represents something genuinely new in the years of plenty. Big spenders?(...)

Chelsea  striker Diego Costa wears a protective face mask as he  take part in a training session at the club’s complex in Cobham, Surrey. Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

The last time Chelsea were in Paris, almost a year to the day, the front cover of France Football was filled with a picture of Jose Mourinho and thou(...)

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