PARIS (AP) — French champion Paris Saint-Germain continued its restructuring by hiring renowned talent scout Luis Campos as its football adviser on Friday.
The 57-year-old Campos was a former tactical advisor at Real Madrid under Jose Mourinho, but really made his name as Monaco's sporting director from 2013-16.
GENEVA (AP) — Most basketball games at the Paris Olympics could be played a three-hour journey outside the host city, a plan criticized Wednesday by the sport's governing body trying to get a better deal for players.
PARIS (AP) — France midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni scored twice as Monaco won at Lille 2-1 to notch an eighth straight win and move up to second place in the French league on Friday.
Monaco is level on points with Marseille but leads on goal difference ahead of Marseille's game at Lorient on Sunday.
Achieving a milestone title wasn't enough for some Paris Saint-Germain fans.
Even as their team was clinching a record-tying 10th French league crown late Saturday, disgruntled supporters preferred to express themselves by leaving before the end of the 1-1 draw with Lens so as to celebrate the title outside the Parc des Princes without the players.
PARIS (AP) — Lens won at defending champion Lille 2-1 to stay in remote contention for fourth place in the French league and automatic qualification for the Europa League on Saturday.
Lens is in seventh place and three points behind Monaco in fourth, and two points ahead of northern rival Lille in eighth.
PARIS (AP) — Martin Terrier became the joint top scorer in the French league as Rennes salvaged a 1-1 draw at Nice to move into second place on Saturday.
Nice broke the deadlock with Youcef Atal’s outrageous cross from the outside of the boot that Andy Delort headed into the bottom corner in the 67th minute.
PARIS (AP) — Marseille defender William Saliba has been called up to France’s national team for upcoming friendly matches as a replacement for Benjamin Pavard, the French soccer federation said Monday.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:
Aston Villa welcomes Arsenal in the Premier League, and Middlesbrough hosts Chelsea at Riverside Stadium in the first of the weekend's FA Cup quarterfinals.
PARIS (AP) — Lens defender Jonathan Clauss and Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku received their first call-ups to France's national team on Thursday.
Clauss and Nkunku were included in France coach Didier Deschamps' 23-man list of players for upcoming friendly matches.
LILLE, France (AP) — Much remains uncertain about Chelsea's future, but for now the reigning champion is through to the Champions League quarterfinals.
U.S. international Christian Pulisic converted one of Chelsea’s rare chances and Cesar Azpilicueta added another goal Wednesday to help the embattled Premier League club progress with a 2-1 win at Lille, and 4-1 on aggregate.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Wednesday:
LILLE vs. CHELSEA (0-2)
Turmoil is engulfing Chelsea as it tries to protect the two-goal lead against Lille to extend its Champions League title defense into the quarterfinals.
LILLE, France (AP) — French club Lille will be without injured Renato Sanches when the team plays defending champion Chelsea on Wednesday in the second leg of the round of 16 in the Champions League.
PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Lille drew 0-0 at home to improving Saint-Etienne in the French league and lost key midfielder Renato Sanches to injury on Friday.
The Portugal international went off midway through the first half with a left thigh injury.
NICE, France (AP) — Amine Gouiri scored one goal and set up Kasper Dolberg for the other as top-flight Nice beat fourth-tier Versailles 2-0 on Tuesday to reach the French Cup final for the first time in 25 years.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United midfielder Luiz Araújo will miss about four weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury while scoring the team's first goal of the season.
The team announced Araújo's status Tuesday, depriving Atlanta of one of its three designated players for an extended period.
PARIS (AP) — Marseille missed the chance to move three points clear in second place in the French league after conceding a last-minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw at struggling Troyes on Sunday.
Striker Yoann Touzghar profited from poor Marseille defending to slide in the equalizer after playmaker Dimitri Payet’s penalty put Marseille ahead in the 28th minute.
A look at the last-16 first-leg games being played in the Champions League this week:
LILLE, France (AP) — Lille was held 0-0 at relegation candidate Metz in the French league on Friday, showing little to worry Chelsea before they meet in the Champions League.
The game ended on a sour note with Lille substitute Edon Zhegrova sent off in injury time with his second yellow card and Metz coach Frederic Antonetti shown red for his part in an altercation with the Lille coaching staff.
PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Lille snapped a two-game losing streak with a scrappy 1-0 win at Montpellier in the French league on Saturday to move back into the race for the European spots.
Lille struggled throughout against a spirited home side led by playmaker Teji Savanier, one of the league's best players.
Jonathan Bamaba and Xeka resorted to a childhood game to decide which player would take a free kick for Lille at Montpellier in the French league on Saturday.
The two played Rock, Paper, Scissors while standing behind the ball about 57 minutes into the match.
PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi had one of his best games for Paris Saint-Germain as the runaway leader profited from bad goalkeeping to win 5-1 at defending champion Lille and move 13 points clear in the French league on Sunday.
LILLE, France (AP) — European Union interior ministers on Thursday agreed to create a new decision-making body amid efforts to beef up the 27-nation bloc’s borders, and to kick-start desperately needed reforms to the EU’s malfunctioning asylum system on a step-by-step basis.
PARIS (AP) — Nice coach Christophe Galtier outwitted Paris Saint-Germain again as his side won a tense penalty shootout 6-5 to reach the quarterfinals of the French Cup following a 0-0 away draw.
Holder PSG's bid for a record-extending 15th trophy and an eighth straight final fell short at Parc des Princes against visiting Galtier's expertly organized side.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday:
Defending champion Paris Saint-Germain is at home to Nice and will play for the last spot in the quarterfinals of the French Cup.
TORONTO (AP) — United States forward Tim Weah was unable to travel to Canada for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier because he did not meet the vaccination requirements to cross the Canadian border, coach Gregg Berhalter said Saturday.
PARIS (AP) — New recruit Cedric Bakambu scored on his debut just two minutes after coming on as Marseille won 2-0 at Lens to move to second in the French league on Saturday.
With Arkadiusz Milik struggling for form, Marseille signed Bakambu during the winter transfer window to add firepower to Jorge Sampaoli's side.
LILLE, France (AP) — Defending champion Lille extended its unbeaten run to nine matches with a 3-1 win against Lorient in their rescheduled French league match on Wednesday.
On the day Lille signed former France international Hatem Ben Arfa, the win lifted the northern side to eighth place and within seven points of second-place Nice.
American forward Tim Weah ended a seven-week layoff and put himself in better position to make the U.S. roster for upcoming World Cup qualifiers, entering in the 68th minute of Lille's 3-1 win over visiting Lorient on Wednesday night in the French league.
LILLE, France (AP) — Former France international Hatem Ben Arfa extended his much-traveled career by signing a six-month deal with French league champion Lille on Wednesday.
At 34, Ben Arfa will be playing for a 10th different club after stints at Lyon, Newcastle, Hull, Marseille, Nice, Paris Saint-Germain, Rennes and Valladolid.
PARIS (AP) — Marseille had an extra player for an hour but drew 1-1 at home in the French league to defending champion Lille and moved two points behind second-place Nice on Sunday.
Turkey winger Cengiz Under equalized for Marseille with a brilliant curling strike into the right corner after a quick corner from Dimitri Payet in the 75th.
PARIS (AP) — Midfielder Khephren Thuram scored a second-half winner as second-placed Nice beat Nantes 2-1 at home in the French league on Friday.
Nice is three points ahead of third-placed Marseille, which has played two games less and faces defending champion Lille on Sunday night.
PARIS (AP) — The French league game between Troyes and first-division rival Montpellier was postponed Friday after 13 players at Troyes tested positive for COVID-19.
It's the second of this weekend's slate of games to be called off because of coronavirus outbreaks as Ligue 1 returns from its winter break.
LENS, France (AP) — Captain Seko Fofana equalized in the last seconds of injury time and then scored the winning penalty in a shootout as Lens beat northern rival Lille to reach the last 16 of the French Cup on Tuesday.
A look at what's happening in European soccer on Tuesday:
The day’s only action sees Lens facing Lille in a local derby with the winner earning the last place in the last 16 of the French Cup.
LILLE, France (AP) — French champion Lille is selling forward Jonathan Ikone to Italian club Fiorentina.
Lille said in a statement Friday that the 23-year-old France international has left to begin training with Fiorentina and will officially sign on Monday when the transfer window opens.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) — Last-place French club Saint-Etienne has confirmed the departure of coach Claude Puel more than a week after suspending him.
The 60-year-old Puel and Saint-Etienne “mutually agreed” to end his tenure as coach and general manager, the club said Tuesday.
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Lille qualified for the Champions League last 16 for the first time in 15 years as the French champion beat Wolfsburg 3-1 on Wednesday to win its group.
Either team would have qualified with a win in a tight Group G, and it was Lille which seized the opportunity.
LILLE, France (AP) — American forward Timothy Weah is set to miss Lille's crucial Champions League group match at Wolfsburg on Wednesday after picking up a thigh injury.
Weah did not play in Lille's 2-1 win against Troyes in the French league on Saturday because of the injury.
LENS, France (AP) — Georginio Wijnaldum snatched a late goal for Paris Saint-Germain to draw at Lens 1-1 after goalkeeper Keylor Navas made a big blunder during their enthralling French league game on Saturday.
PARIS (AP) — For Christophe Galtier, a solid defense is the key to a successful season.
Galtier led Lille to the French league title last season by relying on a strong defense and a smart blend of youth and experience.
PARIS (AP) — Bottom side Metz stunned second-placed Nice 1-0 in the French league on Saturday.
Nice's second straight defeat at Allianz Riviera Stadium could lose it second place to Rennes, which plays on Sunday.
LILLE, France (AP) — It took Jonathan David some time to settle in at French club Lille. Three months, actually.
He only scored his first league goal a year ago after having joined Lille from Belgian club Gent last August.
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Sevilla kept alive its chance of advancing in the Champions League with its first group-stage win of the season.
Joan Jordán scored early in the first half and Rafa Mir very late in the second to give Sevilla a 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg at home on Tuesday, leaving the Spanish club still in contention in a tight Group G.
LILLE, France (AP) — In-form Canada striker Jonathan David scored his 12th goal of the season as Lille beat Salzburg 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday to claim the top spot in their group.
With one round of matches remaining, Lille has a one-point lead over the Austrian side in the tight Group G, where all four teams can still progress.
MONACO (AP) — Lille striker Jonathan David consolidated his position as the top scorer in the French league by netting twice in a 2-2 draw with Monaco on Friday as defending champion Lille stayed in the bottom half of the table.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:
Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich heads to local rival Augsburg looking to extend its four-point lead at the top of the table.
PARIS (AP) — When Aurelien Tchouameni started his first game for France, the 21-year-old midfielder looked like he had been playing at international level for years.
There were no nerves as the Monaco player displayed uncommon composure and midfield control at Ukraine in a World Cup qualifier in September.
PARIS (AP) — Neymar scored twice as runaway league leader Paris Saint-Germain held on to win 3-2 at struggling Bordeaux after conceding late goals on Saturday.
After Kylian Mbappe made it 3-0 after 63 minutes, Bordeaux fought back to threaten a draw.
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Lille earned its first Champions League win of the season, coming from behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 on Tuesday and staying in contention to advance to the knockout rounds from a tight Group G.
PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi will miss Paris Saint-Germain's match at Leipzig in the Champions League because of hamstring and knee pain, the club said Tuesday.
Messi was replaced at halftime of PSG's 2-1 victory over Lille in the French league on Friday with coach Mauricio Pochettino describing the substitution as a “precaution.”