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Amateur golfers pose with some of the world's best soccer players

Marta Silchenko, 17, was attending a golf tournament on the outskirts of Paris when she got into an elevator with the PSG soccer team. (Author: Gardener)

Marta SilchenkoA young amateur golfer became the envy of football fans around the world on Sunday when she posted selfies with some of the sport's biggest stars. Marta Silchenko, 17, was attending a golf tournament on the outskirts of Paris when she was joined in an elevator by the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football team - which included global superstars Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Seeing her chance, Silchenko boldly raised her phone over her head and snapped a series of sneaky selfies, catching the attention of some players. A young golfer became the envy of football fans everywhere on Sunday when she posted selfies with some of the sport's biggest stars. 17-year-old Marta Silchenko was attending a golf tournament on the outskirts of Paris when she was in an elevator with the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football team - which included global superstars Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. 234, originally from Latvia, had just finished a session at the gym when some of football's most famous faces entered the elevator with her. In one of the photos, legendary Argentinian maestro Messi - considered by many to be the greatest player of all time - is seen looking directly at the camera with a snack in hand. A surprised Mbappe, France's superstar striker who won the World Cup in 2018, is also shown looking at the phone with a raised eyebrow. Another picture shows the Brazilian defender Marquinhos smiling brightly at Silchenko while taking the picture. Spanish defender Juan Bernat also raises his eyebrows towards the camera in one of the golfer's now viral images. Another Spanish defender - Sergio Ramos - glances over his shoulder to see what caught everyone's attention. Brazilian trickster Neymar, who completes PSG's world-class attacking trio along with Messi and Mbappe, remained hidden under his cap. Silchenko, unable to contain her excitement at the sudden turn of events, is shown on the fringes of the crowd of superstars grinning at her camera. 'Just rode the elevator past the best football players in the world.' Silchenko was near Paris attending the Golf de Saint-Cloud tournament when she faced PSG's team at the city's Le Parc des Princes stadium, who were preparing themselves to play in Ligue 1 on Sunday to face Marseille. The team were preparing to face Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday at Le Parc des Princes stadium. PSG won the game against rivals Marseille 2-1, with Neymar scoring his first goal and Mbappe (pictured celebrating on Sunday) sealing the win with a penalty. PSG won the game against their southern rivals 2-1, with Neymar scoring his first goal and Mbappe sealing the win with a penalty. Football fans and supporters of Silchenko were quick to react to her start-strewn pictures, saying how lucky she was to have been in the right place at the right time. Others even congratulated her on meeting the players, while one person wrote to Silchenko: “3 great athletes!

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Amateur golfers pose with some of the world's best soccer players

Marta Silchenko, 17, was attending a golf tournament on the outskirts of Paris when she got into an elevator with the PSG soccer team. (Author: Gardener)

Marta SilchenkoA young amateur golfer became the envy of football fans around the world on Sunday when she posted selfies with some of the sport's biggest stars. Marta Silchenko, 17, was attending a golf tournament on the outskirts of Paris when she was joined in an elevator by the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football team - which included global superstars Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Seeing her chance, Silchenko boldly raised her phone over her head and snapped a series of sneaky selfies, catching the attention of some players. A young golfer became the envy of football fans everywhere on Sunday when she posted selfies with some of the sport's biggest stars. 17-year-old Marta Silchenko was attending a golf tournament on the outskirts of Paris when she was in an elevator with the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) football team - which included global superstars Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. 234, originally from Latvia, had just finished a session at the gym when some of football's most famous faces entered the elevator with her. In one of the photos, legendary Argentinian maestro Messi - considered by many to be the greatest player of all time - is seen looking directly at the camera with a snack in hand. A surprised Mbappe, France's superstar striker who won the World Cup in 2018, is also shown looking at the phone with a raised eyebrow. Another picture shows the Brazilian defender Marquinhos smiling brightly at Silchenko while taking the picture. Spanish defender Juan Bernat also raises his eyebrows towards the camera in one of the golfer's now viral images. Another Spanish defender - Sergio Ramos - glances over his shoulder to see what caught everyone's attention. Brazilian trickster Neymar, who completes PSG's world-class attacking trio along with Messi and Mbappe, remained hidden under his cap. Silchenko, unable to contain her excitement at the sudden turn of events, is shown on the fringes of the crowd of superstars grinning at her camera. 'Just rode the elevator past the best football players in the world.' Silchenko was near Paris attending the Golf de Saint-Cloud tournament when she faced PSG's team at the city's Le Parc des Princes stadium, who were preparing themselves to play in Ligue 1 on Sunday to face Marseille. The team were preparing to face Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday at Le Parc des Princes stadium. PSG won the game against rivals Marseille 2-1, with Neymar scoring his first goal and Mbappe (pictured celebrating on Sunday) sealing the win with a penalty. PSG won the game against their southern rivals 2-1, with Neymar scoring his first goal and Mbappe sealing the win with a penalty. Football fans and supporters of Silchenko were quick to react to her start-strewn pictures, saying how lucky she was to have been in the right place at the right time. Others even congratulated her on meeting the players, while one person wrote to Silchenko: “3 great athletes!

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William Saliba was robbed of goal in a sulky PSG clash ahead of Arsenal's return

The Arsenal defender on loan has been a star for Marseille this season, making his France debut, but is expected to return to north London at the end of the season (Author: Gardener)

William SalibaThe Arsenal defender on loan has been a star for Marseille this season, making his France debut, but is expected to return to north London at the end of the season. William Saliba was the focus as Marseille narrowly lost to Paris Saint-Germain at Le Classique but the Arsenal defender on loan was denied a dramatic equalizer by VAR. The £27million man is expected to return to his parents' club at the end of the season despite finding hard-to-find opportunities at Arsenal. In fact, the France international has refused to fully rule out an extension of his stay at the Stade Velodrome, despite it being believed the Gunners have their own plans for him. Saliba has been a regular for L'OM this season as Jorge Sampaoli's side made a push towards Champions League qualifying and on a personal level his form has earned him international recognition. However, the loss in Paris means they still have work to do to stay in second place. Marseille had won five straight league games before his trip to the Parc des Princes and had also made progress in the Europa Conference League. Domestic results kept Sampaoli's men in second place even after their defeat, three points clear of nearest challengers Rennes, with the top two going straight into the group stage of the Champions League. Duje Caleta-Car equalized Marseille after Neymar's opener on Sunday in the capital, only Kylian Mbappe restored the hosts' lead with a penalty. Saliba thought he had leveled things when he volleyed home a free-kick from Dimitri Payet, but a VAR check saw the defender ruled offside. Six of those went to the hosts, with Mbappe and Gianluigi Donnarumma both going in the book in the closing stages. Will Saliba play at Arsenal next season? Sampaoli sometimes showed his frustration, but the coach was more measured after the defeat. "It's the game," he said per Le Parisien after VAR intervened for both the winner and the disallowed equaliser. The incidents on the pitch will have been noticed by Arsenal fans who want to see Saliba back in London next season. "I don't hide that I'm very happy in Marseille," Saliba previously told Le Parisien. If I make it into the France squad it will be thanks to Marseille because there is a lot of visibility there Saliba is contracted in London until 2024 so next summer could be crucial.

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Lionel Messi has 'changed his game' because of Kylian Mbappe at PSG.

A former Barcelona team-mate of the Argentine superstar has explained how Messi has had to change his game since moving to Paris to link up with Mbappe a year ago (Author: Gardener)

Lionel MessiA former Barcelona team-mate of the Argentine superstar has explained how Messi has had to change his game since moving to Paris to join forces with Mbappe a year ago. changed his game" for Kylian Mbappe after his arrival in Paris last summer, explained his former Barcelona team-mate Ludovic Giuly. Things haven't gone according to plan for the Argentinian superstar after his move from Camp Nou last summer. Messi has scored just three goals in 22 domestic games for Les Parisiens this season and he couldn't prevent PSG's elimination by Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 - as he watched Thibaut Courtois save his penalty in the first leg in the following league -1 game after that, when PSG clashed with Bordeaux, both Messi and teammate Neymar were booed by PSG fans Messi landed a record-breaking seventh Ballon d'Or title by winning the award in 2021 before later winning in the season in the FIFA Best Men's Player Awards 2021 finished second behind Robert Lewandowski, but his decline in overall performance was remarkable and undeniable. This was all acknowledged by former PSG winger and France international Giuly, who made 124 appearances for Barcelona in the first three seasons of Messi's senior career - including his help in winning the 2006 Champions League final. Giuly explained how French Media quoted: "He (Messi) changed his game because he doesn't have the physicality he had ten years ago. He matched Kylian, who drives 2000mph and is the best player at PSG. Did Messi make a mistake moving to PSG? Messi and Giuly were teammates at the Camp Nou for three seasons. The former France international continued when analyzing Messi's style in Paris: "Leo has played on his reverse side (a left-footed player on the right), as a striker, as a number 10 it's up to him, with the manager (Mauricio Pochettino) to find the right position. Even though PSG are on their way to the Ligue 1 title, it has been a difficult season for the club due to their massive underperformance in European competition - while the wait for a Champions League title continues. The club have never listed the trophy despite his Qatar-backed investment coming into the club over a year ago and they are yet to improve on their last appearance of the 2019/20 season.

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Neymar and Kylian Mbappe secure victory for the Parisians at Le Classique

The hosts led 2-1 at the break and extended their lead to 15 points (Author: Gardener)

NeymarParis Saint-Germain are now 15 points clear of the Ligue 1 leaders after beating Olympique de Marseille 2-1 in Le Classique on Sunday. Both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe scored for Mauricio Pochettino's home side as all goals on Easter Sunday in in the first half at the Parc des Princes. It was just 12 minutes for the Brazilian superstar to score after being called up by Marco Verratti to become Le Championnat's top scorer with eight goals in 2022 as the Italian celebrated becoming PSG's all-time leading player. Duje Caleta Car equalized just after the half-hour when the hosts failed to clear their lines but Mbappe had put PSG back in front from the penalty spot for his seventh goal of the game before the break. William Saliba had ticked off a goal from VAR late on but Les Parisiens held on to victory to open a potentially unassailable lead. "It's a game to win. We didn't come to play and lose, we came to get all three points. There are three points left against a direct competitor. OM's winning streak could now be broken but the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa Conference League." The game must now take precedence for the remainder of the season, although the Champions League remains accessible through Ligue 1.

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Donnarumma conceded bowler for PSG in "Le Classique" against Marseille

The former AC Milan goalkeeper was also back in the limelight after a devastating right-footed shot in which he died and was cautioned for a ball kick. (Author: Gardener)

DonnarummaParis Saint-Germain are one win away from becoming Ligue 1 champions after a hard-fought 2-1 win over arch-rivals Marseille at Le Clasique on Sunday night. Neymar's early opener for PSG was canceled out by Duje Caleta Car before Kylian Mbappe's penalty sealed the win and put PSG on 74 points. Despite the win at Parc des Princes, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnaruma was in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons and had a game to forget. The Italy international gifted Caleta-Car to score in the French capital. Gianluigi Donnaruma gifted Marseille's Duje Caleta Car from a corner to make it 1-1. PSG secured victory in the French capital through Neymar and Kylian Mbappe Donnaruma failed to score in one shot, allowing the Croatian centre-back to strike from close range in the 31st minute to make it 1-1. Arguably one of the best goalies in the business, Donnaruma has endured a difficult couple of weeks between the sticks. His mistake against Real Madrid that set the tone for PSG's collapse and eventual exit from the Champions League. Italy then failed to qualify for the World Cup when they were beaten by North Macedonia in the last minute. Real Madrid's Karim Benzema squeezed the ball under Donnaruma in the Champions League. He was also beaten in the last minute of Italy's World Cup playoff against North Macedonia

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Liverpool 'ready to pay Gavi's £41m buyout clause'

Liverpool are keen to strengthen their summer squad and they will test Barcelona by offering to pay his £41million release clause. (Author: Gardener)

LiverpoolLiverpool are reportedly ready to make an offer to sign Barcelona's teenage midfielder Gavi. Gavi's current deal with the LaLiga side expires in 2023 and has been linked with a number of Europe's top clubs. Liverpool are keen to strengthen their summer squad and they will test Barcelona by offering to pay Gavi's £41m release clause. Barcelona midfielder Gavi (right) is currently one of the best rated youngsters in Europe. According to Sports, who claim Barcelona director of football Mateu Alemany has put talks on Gavi's contract extension on hold but told the player he would receive an offer in January. 'Serious talks' over extra time are now starting but those around Gavi believe Barcelona will offer low numbers compared to other players. The midfielder is keen on renewal and willing to negotiate but wants to feel valued by the club. The 17-year-old is keen to extend with Barcelona but wants to feel valued by the club. Liverpool have "intensified" their efforts to sign the Spain international, who is also attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino as well as Bayern Munich. Gavi has been in top form for Barcelona this season. Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is said to be a fan of the young midfielder. He said: "Gavi is very versatile and can play in several positions. Today we played with a wrong winger and a wrong striker. I was looking for superiority in midfield.

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Hakimi wants Mbappe to extend PSG stay but will respect any decision

With Kylian Mbappe's contract at Paris Saint-Germain set to expire in June, Achraf Hakimi wants him to stay but will support any decision. (Author: Gardener)

Kylian Mbappe'sParis Saint-Germain's Achraf Hakimi praised his team-mate Kylian Mbappe as 'one of the best in the world' and hopes the striker stays at the club. However, the Morocco international said he will support Mbappe in any decision he makes at the end of the season as the striker's contract expires in June. Across all competitions this season, Mbappe has recorded 31 goals and 18 assists in 39 appearances - both club bests - as PSG were close to the Ligue 1 title. However, the club suffered a disappointing Champions League exit from Real Madrid last month, fueling speculation that Mbappe could swap Paris for Los Blancos when his contract expires. Hakimi is keen to see Mbappe extend his five-year stay in the French capital. "Mbappe is one of the best in the world and he's my friend," Hakimi told Telefoot. He will decide what he thinks is best for his career and I will back him against second-placed Marseille at the Classique on Sunday and Hakimi stressed the importance of winning this clash to calm the club's angry fans appease, although PSG's last 11 Ligue 1 goals have come from the brilliant attacking trio of Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar. The latter duo has been jeered by their own fans since the Parisians' 3-2 aggregate loss to Real: "I know that there is a special expectation and a lot of rivalry [between PSG and Marseille]," Hakimi added. "Our fans deserve it." Victory and that tenth league title [in club history]. "It's tough when your fans don't support you. A win against Marseille is the best we can do to keep them cheering us on until the end of the season." Over a month has passed since the side's Champions League collapse at the Santiago Bernabeu, where a hat-trick from Karim Benzema eliminated PSG after Mbappe scored once in both legs, but Hakimi says he still can't conceive the European exit to explain. "It's hard to imagine that we're eliminated from the Champions League," he added. Even today, when I think about it, I don't understand it. I understand that the fans are sad, so are we. That will make us champions." PSG enter Sunday's crucial clash with Marseille after losing just one of their last 19 Ligue 1 ties against their rivals, recording 14 wins in that run and five of the previous seven remained clean sheet.

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The PSG manager urges fans to cheer as a team just ahead of the French title

Paris Saint-Germain defeated bitter rivals, second-placed Marseille 2-1 on Sunday, meaning they could win the Ligue 1 title this week as they are currently 15 points clear. Coach Mauricio Pochettino addresses the fact that PSG's 'Ultras', the most vocal members of their supporters, have decided to remain silent in protest at the club's leadership: "It would be nice if our fans cheered us on as usual." DURATION: 00:46 (Author: Gardener)

PSGSTORY: Ukrainian soldiers defied a Russian ultimatum to lay down arms in the port city of Mariupol on Sunday. Moscow said its forces had almost completely captured the city in what would be the biggest strategic gain of the nearly two-month war. On the streets of Mariupol, residents walked past rubble and burnt buildings and corpses covered with blankets as they evacuated their destroyed homes. A woman who only gave her first name, Irina, was one of the residents who fled: “Yes, we came to get things. We left (our apartment) in winter clothes – that was all we had.” Azovstal Steel Works, one of the largest works in Europe, a labyrinth of tracks, tunnels and blast furnaces. It has become the last position of the outnumbered city defenses. Reuters could not verify whether there were any significant numbers of civilians at the plant. Mariupol is the main port in the Donbass region, connecting pro-Russian separatist-held territory to the east with the Crimea region, which Moscow annexed in 2014. Elsewhere in the country, Russia continued its attacks as part of what it calls a special military operation to demilitarize Ukraine. I don't know how I'll survive." Russia denies attacking civilians. Also on Sunday - Shells in Ukraine's second largest city, Kharkiv, hit a residential building and a nearby hospital. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said late Sunday evening that eighteen people were killed and more than 100 injured by shelling in Kharkiv over the past four days. And on St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis called for an end to the bloodshed and lamented the "Easter of War" in his speech.

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PSG players have a responsibility to wear kits because 'it's a big club'

The 23-year-old reveals his passion for the French team and his expectations for the Parc des Princes derby (Author: Gardener)

23-year-oldMorocco international Achraf Hakimi has admitted that playing for Paris Saint-Germain comes with a lot of responsibility for the players. The 23-year-old Moroccan international signed a five-year contract for Ligue 1 on July 6, 2021 and has scored three goals in 25 appearances so far this season. Ahead of PSG's top-flight clash against Olympique de Marseille on Sunday at Le Parc des Princes, the former Inter Milan player has declared his passion for playing for the team despite the pressure. "No, the pressure can't be," Hakimi said in an interview with Telefoot. "We have responsibilities when we wear the Paris shirt because it's a big club! A club that demands a lot of standards.” “You have to have the courage to wear this jersey and be able to play with the best because it's your job, your passion.” PSG were eliminated from the Champions League after going down in the round of 16 on aggregate lost 3-2 to Real Madrid and, according to Hakimi, the club's goal "It wasn't an easy season, our goal was to get as far as possible in the Champions League and try to win it," continued Hakimi continued, "It's the first season, there are a lot of new players Hakimi has further praised France international Kylian Mbappe for helping him settle in at the club: "We speak a bit of French with Kylian, he helped me a lot ." "You have to be one of the best players in the world and most importantly he's my friend so I want him to stay here so we can enjoy." About his thoughts on the game against Marseille, Hakimi said: "Yes, I know there's a special he maintenance, there's a lot of rivalry [between the two teams].” “It's a game that can practically decide the fate of the championship. PSG currently top the 20-team table with 71 points from 31 games, while their Sunday opponents Marseille are second with 59 points from 31 games.

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