April 6th saw the champions of French Ligue 1 play host to the third round of UEFA Champions League.
The first leg fixture was held at Parc des Princes. The game was played between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. The predictions were in favor of PSG who would have looked at beating their English opponent. They had defeated Chelsea before this, in the last round.
Paris St Germain wrapped up the French league title with eight games remaining and this will in turn help the club in the Champions League according to captain Thiago Silva.
PSG have become the overwhelming dominant force in French football. They have won the league title in the last four seasons and they continue to do so with an ever-increasing margin of victory. The club has won the title for the 2015-16 season with still eight matches left. This gives them the flexibility of being able to rest players for the midweek Champions League matches.
The Champions League is considered to be the most prestigious piece of silverware that a club can win. It’s also an extremely difficult trophy to obtain as all the top European clubs compete against each trying to secure it and only the very best squads are the ones that manage to lift it.
Thiago Silva became the most expensive defender in the world – a tag that has since passed move to face international teammate, David Luiz – when he made a transfer from AC Milan to Paris St Germain.
It was after just two years at the San Siro, but Silva is thought to have developed a great relationship with the Italian club. This has prompted his agent to reveal that his client would one day consider the possibility of returning to Milan, but it may not happen immediately. The Italian outfit are trying to regain their former glory days.
Paris St Germain recently managed to secure a third successive league title after the win over on Sunday.
The French attacker from Juventus, Paul Pogba has been receiving for the past few years a number of individual awards and recognition due to his standout performances and this has not gone under the radar as just about every single top European club is interested in signing the 22 year old player.
According to the captain of PSG, Thiago Silva stated that Paris Saint-Germain is interested in signing the French player who is being valued by Juventus for a price tag of around €100 million.
The Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard is considered to be one of the most promising young stars of the Premier League and he was rumored to be on joining PSG a few weeks ago but those rumors were quickly dissipated after Hazard decided to sign a contract extension with Chelsea which runs up until 2020.
PSG is one of the few clubs that can actually make a splash in the transfer market and offload major amounts of cash in order to sign big name players and Hazard has turned into one of the most coveted young players in Europe.
Miroslav Klose scored two goals for his team Lazio in a match where Lazio won 4-2 against Cagliari. Team Lazio won six matches consecutively and is currently holding the third position in the Italian Serie A League table.
Lazio is six points behind Juventus, the team holding the first position and three points behind the second place holder AS Roma. Lazio lost three matches at the start of the competition but Klose said that his team is in a much better position now. He said that he’s hopeful that the team’s hard work will help them advance further in the league
Thiago Silva has given Paris St Germain a major boost by admitting that he wants to extend his contract with the French club amidst rumours that he is being targeted by other clubs.
The Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal, would be interested in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford this winter, but, he doesn’t think his current club Real Madrid would make him available for sale.
Ronaldo is spending his 5th summer at Madrid at the moment and he seems to have started feeling the need of getting out of there now. The club’s decision to sell some of his closest mates has not gone well with him and he has been reported to be very unhappy with the club hierarchy especially the president.