Cavani scores 2 as leader PSG coasts to 3-0 win against Nice

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Cavani’s cushioned header from left back Yuri Berchiche’s cross caused confusion and Nice center half Dante turned the ball into his own net in the 52nd — under pressure from Di Maria and right back Dani Alves.Defending champion Monaco has a tough match away to Bordeaux on Saturday and must cope without Radamel Falcao, the league’s top scorer with 13 goals in nine games. The Colombia striker has muscle fatigue.Keita Balde, who joined from Lazio and scored his first Monaco goal last weekend, is expected to lead the attack.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But this current side is bereft of confidence, and this loss was Nice’s seventh so far — four more than all last season.Apart from one snapshot from striker Mario Balotelli, Nice made no impact at all in Paris.While Favre’s side is drifting toward the relegation zone, PSG’s win moved it seven points clear of second-placed Monaco.Nice goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale pulled out before kickoff and was replaced by Argentine Walter Benitez, who conceded after only three minutes. Di Maria whipped in a free kick from the left and Cavani met it with a diving header that Benitez fumbled at the near post.Benitez made another mistake when he mistimed his run off his line as he tried to intercept Di Maria’s quick pass over the top, and Cavani poked the ball around him before tapping home.ADVERTISEMENT Bulls exercise options on Portis, 4 other players Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Having netted a career-high 49 goals in all competitions last season, Cavani already has 11 league goals in 10 games and 15 in 13 overall.PSG coach Unai Emery recalled Argentina winger Angel Di Maria and he set up Cavani’s goals, the second witha clever pass over the top of a static defense that is leaking goals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCoach Lucien Favre’s side was the last team to beat PSG in the league, winning 3-1 at home on April 30, and also drew 2-2 away.Nice finished third last season. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PSG’s Edinson Cavani celebrates the opening goal during a French League One soccer match Paris-Saint-Germain against Nice at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Edinson Cavani continued his remarkable scoring form with two goals as unbeaten league leader Paris Saint-Germain beat lackluster Nice 3-0 on Friday.Brazil star Neymar was suspended after being sent off in last Sunday’s 2-2 draw away to Marseille. It made little difference, especially with Cavani further underlining his importance.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Chelsea short of players and personality

first_imgBut Wilfried Zaha secured all three points with his strike on half-time.After the tie, Conte bemoaned three missing players in Alvaro Morata, N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater and a lack of fighting spirit from his side against a team than had yet to win a game or score a goal all season.He said: “To play this game without three important players, it is not simple.“Today wasn’t simple. I think we started very badly and it was very difficult.”Chelsea lost to Manchester City before the international break, making this back-to-back losses for Conte.He continued: “Also we need to understand the situation and to continue to work to find the right solution despite the injuries. They are big losses for us but we have to accept the situation and try to do our best.”Victor Moses limped off with a suspected hamstring injury in the first half, with the Blues boss adding: “This is another bad situation. We have to check tomorrow (Sunday) with the medical staff. But for sure it is another loss, a big loss for us. You know very well the importance of this player to our team.”Conte concluded: “When you play against Palace away you need more personality, otherwise you allow your opponent to take confidence.”The result left Chelsea, who face Roma next in the Champions League, nine points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Conte insists Chelsea’s predicament can’t be allowed to affect his players and he called on them to show some character against TottenhamLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 15 – Antonio Conte said his Chelsea side were missing three key players and the right personality to cope with Crystal Palace in their shock 2-1 Premier League loss on Saturday.A Cesar Azpilicueta own-goal on 11 minutes kicked off proceedings before Tiemoue Bakayoko’s 18th minute equaliser.last_img read more

Bayern Munich to beat Manchester United to £22m former Everton man?

first_img Shkodran Mustafi Bayern Munich have joined Manchester United in the race for Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, according to reports in Spain.The former Everton man has impressed in La Liga this season and clubs around Europe have expressed an interest.Barcelona, Manchester United and Real Madrid were all linked with moves in the summer but Valencia stood firm.However, according to AS, Bayern Munich have now joined the hunt the for the 23-year-old and will look to tie up a deal in January.Manager Pep Guardiola is a big fan of the Germany international and believes he can be tempted by a move to the Bundesliga.Mustafi has a release clause of £37m but it is claimed that Valencia could part with the centre-back for around £22m. 1last_img read more