Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo converts late penalty to help Juventus beat Genoa; Napoli left seething after 2-2 draw against Atalanta
Cristiano Ronaldo converted a 96th-minute penalty as Juventus defeated Thiago Motta's Genoa 2-1 to reclaim top spot in Serie A on Wednesday, while Napoli were left seething after conceding a disputed late equaliser against Atalanta.
Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo set to make Juventus return against Thiaggo Motta's Genoa; Napoli host in-form Atalanta
Ronaldo sat out Saturday's 1-1 draw at promoted Lecce with fatigue, although coach Maurizio Sarri refused to blame Ronaldo's absence for the dropped points
Serie A: Struggling Genoa sack coach Aurelio Andreazzoli after eight games in charge; Thiago Motta likely to take over say reports
Brazilian-born former Italian footballer Thiago Motta, 37, is set to take over from the 65-year-old Andreazzoli at Genoa, according to multiple reports in Italy
Ligue 1: Neymar skipped Paris Saint-Germain's last match of the year with my permission, says manager Thomas Tuchel
Neymar was rested for Paris Saint-Germain's previous match, against Orleans in the French League Cup on Tuesday because of thigh pains.
Javier Pastore, who has two goals in 29 appearances for Argentina but missed out on selection for the World Cup, signed a five-year contract with Roma that runs until June 30, 2023.
Ligue 1: Thiago Motta sent off, but Kylian Mbappe's double guides leaders Paris Saint-Germain past Angers
Kylian Mbappe grabbed both goals as runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain defeated Angers 2-1 in Ligue 1 on Wednesday despite losing veteran midfielder Thiago Motta to an early red card.
Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain left to mull another European failure after capitulating against Real Madrid
All through the second leg of their Champions League clash, the gulf in class between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain was clearly visible.
Ligue 1: Neymar's solitary goal helps Paris Saint-Germain edge past Toulouse; AS Monaco thrash Angers 4-0
PSG stretched their advantage at the top to 12 points courtesy of Neymar's 19th Ligue 1 goal of the season, while Monaco thrashed Angers 4-0 to go second.
Paris Saint-Germain pays 12 of the 13 largest player salaries in the French league, led by Neymar, who makes 3.07 million euros ($3.8 million) gross a month, more than twice as much as the next highest earner
Ligue 1: Neymar inspires Paris Saint-Germain to victory over troubled Lille; Marseille thump Metz 6-3
Neymar, the world's most expensive player, netted the second goal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy to help PSG go 11 points clear of Marseille at the top of the table.
Brazilian superstar Neymar looks set to return for Paris Saint-Germain against Dijon on Wednesday after coach Unai Emery included him in the Ligue 1 leaders' squad on Tuesday.
Silva hasn't featured since hobbling off during a 3-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League a fortnight ago, but has resumed full training and could replace the suspended Presnel Kimpembe in central defence.
Ligue 1: Neymar returns to PSG after Brazil trip; Unai Emery says he is ready to play against Reenes
Neymar flew home to Brazil for three days because of a "family problem" and returned to France on Wednesday. French league leaders PSG play Rennes on Saturday.
Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain look to seal top spot in Group B amid concerns about Neymar's lifestyle
Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insists he is not concerned about Neymar's lifestyle after the Brazilian superstar was photographed at a Paris nightclub in the early hours of Sunday.
Champions League: Kylian Mbappe's form leaves his Paris Saint-Germain place in doubt for Anderlecht clash
Mbappe's rise to superstardom has been rapid but the France forward, who is still just 18, is currently going through the worst spell of his short career to date.
Cavani's first half double, both assists provided by Angel Di Maria, earned unbeaten PSG their ninth league win of the season.
For Paris Saint-Germain's Tim Weah, the son of George Weah — only African player ever to win the Ballon d'Or — who's part of the United States' U-17 team, each day starts with an alarming need to deliver.
Kylian Mbappe was left on the bench as Radamel Falcao scored twice in Monaco's 6-1 trouncing of Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Neymar for once played a more restricted role as Edinson Cavani scored twice and Thiago Motta once in Paris Saint-Germain's comfortable 3-0 home win over Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Friday.
Paris Saint-Germain edged Roma 5-3 on penalties on Wednesday after they played to a 1-1 draw in a friendly international football match in Detroit, Michigan.