Real Madrid underlined their return to top form with a spectacular Champions League display at home to Paris St Germain on Tuesday but they still had to settle for a 2-2 draw after two late strikes secured top spot in Group A for the French side.
Brazilian superstar Neymar accepted on Sunday that he had made a mistake striking a fan who insulted Paris Saint-Germain players as they filed up to collect their French Cup losers’ medals.
Injury deprived him of what looked like a last chance at World Cup glory last year, but Dani Alves is now spurred on by the dream of lifting the trophy with Brazil in Qatar in 2022.
Paris St Germain coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed that the club’s record scorer Edinson Cavani will miss Tuesday’s Champions League match away to Manchester United.
World Cup winner Alphonse Areola has signed a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain keeping him with the French champions until 2023, the club announced on Thursday.