Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or win would have been less controversial if he had joined Man City – Dominic Farrell

Lionel Messi’s record-breaking seventh Ballon d’Or win might have caused some Manchester City fans to fleetingly ponder what might have been. Messi lifted football’s most coveted individual prize once again thanks largely to his efforts in carrying a broken Barcelona through to May, before inspiring Argentina to a first major honour since 1993 at the… Continue reading Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or win would have been less controversial if he had joined Man City – Dominic Farrell

Man City transfer strategy has out-shone PSG and smashed their critics – Stuart Brennan

Owen Hargreaves nailed it at the end of Manchester City’s dominant display against Paris Saint-Germain. ” Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe – they’ll be walking off the pitch thinking ‘I wish I played in a team that plays like that’,” said the former Manchester United, Manchester City and Bayern Munich star. The jubilant Blues fans who… Continue reading Man City transfer strategy has out-shone PSG and smashed their critics – Stuart Brennan

Man City have defensive question to answer against PSG in Champions League – Simon Bajkowski

City slip in Europe Manchester City have, for the most part this season, continued to be exceptionally mean in defence. In 12 Premier League games they have conceded just six times, keeping eight clean sheets to maintain a solid platform to mount a title challenge. However, it has been a different story in the Champions… Continue reading Man City have defensive question to answer against PSG in Champions League – Simon Bajkowski

Man City manager Pep Guardiola does not expect Ballon d’Or repeat

Pep Guardiola cannot imagine any players doing for the game what Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have achieved over their lengthy careers. The Ballon d’Or – an award given to the footballer seen as the best in the world over the calendar year – has been shared between the Manchester United striker and the Paris… Continue reading Man City manager Pep Guardiola does not expect Ballon d’Or repeat

Man City could be falling into the same trap as Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi in 2011/12 – Dominic Farrell

Do you know that face of perplexed bafflement that Martin Freeman’s Tim pulled frequently on The Office to greet David Brent’s latest absurdity? Well, if Pep Guardiola is on form, you’ll find yourself breaking into two or three of those during any given press conference. Tuesday’s briefing to preview the visit of Club Brugge was… Continue reading Man City could be falling into the same trap as Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi in 2011/12 – Dominic Farrell

Lionel Messi names Manchester United and Man City among Champions League favourites — and snubs Liverpool

Lionell Messi has named Manchester City and Manchester United among the teams that are favourites to win this season’s Champions League. But while Chelsea also got a mention in his list — Liverpool were surprisingly missed out. The Paris Saint-Germain superstar said that the Premier League has three “great teams” in the competition but didn’t… Continue reading Lionel Messi names Manchester United and Man City among Champions League favourites — and snubs Liverpool

Lionel Messi praises ‘great opponents’ Man City after he stars in PSG win

Lionel Messi has heaped praise on ‘great opponents’ Man City following PSG’s 2-0 Champions League triumph over the Premier League champions. Messi scored his first goal for Paris St Germain to help secure the win over City in their Group A clash at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night. PSG took an early lead… Continue reading Lionel Messi praises ‘great opponents’ Man City after he stars in PSG win

PSG name 23-man squad vs Man City including Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is in contention to play against Manchester City on Tuesday evening after he was named in Paris Saint-Germain’s squad for the match. Messi has had a slow start to life in Paris since his shock move from Barcelona, with injuries restricting him to just three appearances so far and he is yet to… Continue reading PSG name 23-man squad vs Man City including Lionel Messi

Neymar, Mbappe and Messi problems unsettle PSG as Man City come to town in the Champions League

Pars Saint-Germain have played down a spat between Kylian Mbappe and Neymar – but admit that it is taking time for their star attacking trio to gel together. Reports suggest that France ace Mbappe complained, after being substituted against Montpellier at the weekend, that Neymar “doesn’t pass to me” and there is even a suggestion… Continue reading Neymar, Mbappe and Messi problems unsettle PSG as Man City come to town in the Champions League

PSG training pictures offer Lionel Messi fitness update ahead of Manchester City showdown

Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi is back in full training ahead of the clash with Manchester City in the Champions League. The two teams will meet on Tuesday at the Parc des Princes in a repeat of last season’s semi-final, which City won 4-1 on aggregate. PSG have bulked up their squad significantly since that… Continue reading PSG training pictures offer Lionel Messi fitness update ahead of Manchester City showdown