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Ligue 1: Unnamed Paris Saint-Germain player tests positive for COVID-19, to miss league match against Dijon
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Ligue 1: Unnamed Paris Saint-Germain player tests positive for COVID-19, to miss league match against Dijon

PSG were badly hit by the virus at the start of the current season, when Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes all had to self-isolate after a holiday to Ibiza following the team's Champions League final loss to Bayern Munich.

Ligue 1: Rennes lose 2-1 to Angers with fans attempting to beat curfew
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Ligue 1: Rennes lose 2-1 to Angers with fans attempting to beat curfew

Rennes could have moved to the top of Ligue 1 with a victory, instead, they suffered their first defeat of the season as, for the fourth time in four games, they blew a lead. This time they did not even gain a draw.

Ligue 1: French clubs seek solace amid poor Champions League form and Mediapro dispute
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Ligue 1: French clubs seek solace amid poor Champions League form and Mediapro dispute

On the pitch, Ligue 1 remains the poor relation among Europe's "Big Five" leagues, and the outlook is not being helped by the economic crisis and a worrying dispute with the game's chief domestic TV rights holder.

Ligue 1: Lille register big win over Lens to move to top of league table; Lyon beat struggling Strasbourg
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Ligue 1: Lille register big win over Lens to move to top of league table; Lyon beat struggling Strasbourg

Lille are top of the French league, undefeated and with the fewest goals conceded, after beating northern rival Lens 4-0 on Sunday to move two points above defending champion Paris Saint-Germain.

Tottenham Hotspur host West Ham in England, Villarreal host Valencia in derby in LaLiga
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Tottenham Hotspur host West Ham in England, Villarreal host Valencia in derby in LaLiga

Around European football on Sunday, Gareth Bale would be hopeful of featuring against West Ham in his return to Tottenham. In Spain, Valencia play Villarreal in derby.

Ligue 1: Tireless Kylian Mbappe sends Paris Saint-Germain top with brace in 4-0 win at Nimes
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Ligue 1: Tireless Kylian Mbappe sends Paris Saint-Germain top with brace in 4-0 win at Nimes

Alessandro Florenzi scored PSG's second on 77 minutes and Pablo Sarabia notched a fourth for the reigning champions as PSG climbed above Rennes on goal difference after a fifth successive win.

French football league at loggerheads with Mediapro over 172 million euros TV rights payment
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French football league at loggerheads with Mediapro over 172 million euros TV rights payment

Mediapro won the bulk of the 2020-2024 rights for the top two divisions (worth in total 1.15 billion euros) in 2018 and Roures says he wants to renegotiate the contract for this season, which he believes is "heavily affected by Covid-19".

Ligue 1: Marseille and Lyon's shaky start continue after draw; Rennes stay on top of table
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Ligue 1: Marseille and Lyon's shaky start continue after draw; Rennes stay on top of table

Andre Villas-Boas' Marseille have not won in the four matches since they beat Paris Saint-Germain last month while Lyon's winless run already stretches to five matches in the six-game-old season.

Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo tells Thomas Tuchel to respect rules 'if he decides to stay'
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Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo tells Thomas Tuchel to respect rules 'if he decides to stay'

Ahead of the Angers match, Tuchel suggested that the club needs to bolster the squad before the transfer window closes.

Ligue 1: Neymar scores brace, Idrissa Gana Gueye finds net as dominant PSG crush Angers
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Ligue 1: Neymar scores brace, Idrissa Gana Gueye finds net as dominant PSG crush Angers

PSG move up to second in the early table, a point behind leaders Rennes who play Reims on Sunday.

Ligue 1: Olympique Lyonnais sign Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta from AC Milan on five-year deal
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Ligue 1: Olympique Lyonnais sign Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta from AC Milan on five-year deal

Paqueta, 23, had earlier arrived in the city to undergo a medical. Capped 11 times by Brazil, he joined Milan from Flamengo in January last year but failed to properly settle at San Siro.

Ligue 1: Burak Yılmaz grabs first goal as Lille beat Nantes 2-0 to go top of French league
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Ligue 1: Burak Yılmaz grabs first goal as Lille beat Nantes 2-0 to go top of French league

The 35-year-old Yılmaz netted 229 goals during a long career in Turkish football in which he starred for Istanbul-based Galatasaray, but had not scored in his first four games for Lille.

Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain Angel Di Maria gets four-match ban for spitting at Marseille player
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Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain Angel Di Maria gets four-match ban for spitting at Marseille player

Di Maria's suspension meted out by Ligue 1's disciplinary commission was for spitting at Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez.

Ligue 1: Marseille claim to possess footage of PSG's Neymar racially abusing Japanese right-back Hiroki Sakai
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Ligue 1: Marseille claim to possess footage of PSG's Neymar racially abusing Japanese right-back Hiroki Sakai

The LFP, which suspended Neymar for two matches over the incident, has opened a probe into his accusations, which Gonzalez denies.

Premier League: Arsenal sign Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson as back-up for Bernd Leno
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Premier League: Arsenal sign Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson as back-up for Bernd Leno

Runarsson replaces Emiliano Martinez after the Argentine keeper joined Aston Villa last week.

Luis Rubiales re-elected as president of Spanish Football Federation until 2024
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Luis Rubiales re-elected as president of Spanish Football Federation until 2024

Rubiales was the only candidate after the withdrawal of former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappe scores on return to football as Paris Saint-Germain ease past Nice
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Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappe scores on return to football as Paris Saint-Germain ease past Nice

Mbappe, who tested positive for coronavirus on 7 September, was on target from the penalty spot in the 38th minute.

Ligue 1: Lyon's frustrating start to new season continues with uninspiring goalless draw against Nimes
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Ligue 1: Lyon's frustrating start to new season continues with uninspiring goalless draw against Nimes

Memphis Depay, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona, and Moussa Dembele were both in the Lyon starting line-up but neither figured strongly in a lacklustre performance.

Ligue 1: Saint-Etienne end 41-year wait with away victory against depleted Marseille
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Ligue 1: Saint-Etienne end 41-year wait with away victory against depleted Marseille

Only around 1,000 spectators were present at the Stade Velodrome due to coronavirus restrictions.

Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain defender Juan Bernat facing extended spell on sidelines after rupturing ligaments in knee
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Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain defender Juan Bernat facing extended spell on sidelines after rupturing ligaments in knee

Left-back Bernat limped off in the final minutes of PSG's 1-0 win over Metz on Wednesday night.