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Ramos supports Messi in Ballon d'Or triumph after PSG's first joint start

The defender supported his new teammate to win the individual award after many years as a rival (Author: Gardener)

RamosSergio Ramos says he wishes "all the luck in the world" to Lionel Messi ahead of this week's Ballon d'Or ceremony and hopes his new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate can bring the honor home one more time. The former rivals who became club-mates at Ligue 1 giants contributed to the comeback win over Saint-Etienne in the Spaniard's full debut for the club this weekend, with the Argentine taking a hat-trick of assists in the 3-1 win scored. The previously shielded mutual respect now seems to have broken out between the two players after their connection in the French capital - and with Messi aiming for a seventh record win in the competition to crown the best player in the world, Ramos., He fully supports him to be successful again. "Yeah, of course [I hope he wins]," Ramos told ESPN ahead of this week's ceremony. I wish him all the luck in the world. "" I think that each of us will bring our own quality little by little to make Paris Saint-Germain even bigger and to achieve the things we want to achieve. "Both Messi and Ramos too can claim to have been the best player in their respective positions in La Liga over the past two decades, and few would likely argue against such a status, but even after news broke that the Argentine was leaving and entering Barcelona In the footsteps of his Real Madrid rival against Parc des Princes, it still felt like a strange pipe dream, even though the two didn't have a win when they played the same colors for the first time in the Champions League against Manchester City during the week Played together, the duo's first connection in a first choice XI that weekend saw them really having the hatchet buried to a much-needed battle g egen to steer Saint-Etienne. Messi will find out if his search for another Ballon d'Or has been successful at this week's ceremony in Paris. Other front runners include Ramos' former teammate Karim Benzema at Real Madrid - whose suspended sentence could prove to be a stumbling block last week, however - and FC Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, who is seen by many as a likely favorite for 2020 awards.

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Lionel Messi in assist mode, as PSG the 10-man-St. Etienne defeated

Plus: AC Milan break Serie A for the second straight year while Napoli beat Lazio to extend Serie A lead; Real remain leaders in La Liga after Sevilla thriller, Atletico Madrid finish second with Cadiz win; RB Leipzig suffered a 3-1 home defeat against Bayer Leverkusen (Author: Gardener)

Lionel MessiLionel Messi set up all three goals as Paris Saint-Germain extended their Ligue 1 lead to 14 points with a 3-1 comeback win at 10-man St Etienne as Neymar sustained a potential ankle injury and on Sunday was carried on a stretcher. PSG took advantage of Timothee Kolodziejczak's red card at half-time when Messi Marquinhos fed two headed goals and hit Angel Di Maria to seal a clinical turnaround after Les Verts scored through Denis Bouanga. The result brings the capital to 40 points from 15 games, with third-placed Rennes having a chance of moving Nice to second when he travels to Lorient later on Sunday. Olympique de Marseille moved up to fourth in the Ligue 1 standings when Pol Lirola beat Troyes 1-0 in the second half. In a game behind closed doors after the French league sanctioned Marseille for throwing from the stands in the game against PSG, Lirola found the goal 16 minutes from time, bringing his side to 26 points from 14 games. Rennes are second after a 2-0 win at Lorient with late goals from Gaetan Laborde and Jeremy Doku. Brest came from behind to win 2-1 at newly promoted Bordeaux, where Jeremy Le Douaron scored twice in the second half. N'Clomande Ghislain Konan scored a last-minute goal in Reims' 1-0 win over Clermont, whose troubles continue after their fifth straight defeat. Monaco and Strasbourg drew 1-1, with Ludovic Ajorque's penalty at the beginning of the second half canceling a penalty from Wissam Ben Yedder just before the break. AC Milan slipped to their second straight Serie A defeat when Sassuolo stunned opponents at San Siro after taking a 3-1 win from deficit on Sunday. The hosts took an early lead after skipper Alessio Romagnoli headed home after a corner in the 21st minute. However, Sassuolo, who beat Juventus away last month, turned the game upside down. Gianluca Scamacca's breathtaking goal and an unfortunate own goal by Simon Kjaer put them 2-1 ahead within 33 minutes. Despite veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the helm, Milan struggled to provide an answer when Domenico Berardi provided Sassuolo with a well-deserved win with a great solo goal in the 66th minute. Romagnoli's 77th-minute red card put an end to Milan's hopes of getting something out of the game. They stay second in the overall standings and with 32 points are tied with front runner Napoli, who will play against Lazio later on Sunday. Sassuolo's first win in four league games brings her to 12th place with 18 points. Napoli put on a dazzling performance on the first anniversary of Diego Maradona's death as they stormed to a 4-0 win over Lazio and had a three point lead at the top of Serie A. The performance was also appropriate to the man with whom Lazio blew away the home team with an impressive offensive show and, thanks to goals from Piotr Zielinski and a brace from Dries Mertens, took a 3-0 lead within 29 minutes. With the job done, Napoli took their foot off the accelerator in the second half but Lazio didn't register a single shot on or off goal in response. Tammy Abraham continued his good form for Roma and scored the only goal of the game when Jose Mourinho's side beat Torino 1-0. Atletico Madrid reversed a poor performance in the first half, scoring four goals after the break and taking a 4-1 win in Cadiz on Sunday that put them in second place in the La Liga standings. Cadiz scored their only goal to make it 3-1 towards the end of the second half after a shocking mistake by goalkeeper Jan Oblak. Atletico are level on points with former leaders Real Sociedad, who lost their first league game in more than three months against Espanyol on Sunday 1-0. Yangel Herrera scored in the 77th minute, with Sociedad disregarding a controversial goal from Alexander Isak in the second half because the ball touched the referee as the game was being set up. As a result, Sociedad drops to third place, one point behind the lead. Vinicius Junior saved Real Madrid when they beat Sevilla 2-1 in an electrifying game. Vinicius scored the winning goal in the 87th minute with a brilliant cross from outside the penalty area and thus completed Real's comeback after the early deficit. Sevilla did their best to keep Real in check in the second half with a strong defensive performance, but formidable Vinicius scored his ninth LaLiga goal this season, scooping up all three points. Carlo Ancelotti's team scored 33 points from 14 games, four ahead of Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad. Manuel Pellegrini's Real Betis stayed close to the Champions League spots with a 3-1 home win over bottom Levante, with striker Juanmi Jimenez scoring all three goals for the hosts in the second half. Levante, who took an early lead through Shkodran Mustafi, are the only team without a win after 15 league games. RB Leipzig suffered a 3-1 home defeat against Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday, the second defeat in a row in the Bundesliga, which fell back to eighth place and put coach Jesse Marsch under pressure. Leipzig, last season's runner-up, are already 13 points behind leaders Bayern Munich after their fifth league defeat of the season. It was the second win in a row for Leverkusen and they moved up to third place with 24 points. They scored another goal in the 34th goal when Diaby shot in after a Jonathan Tah cross. Leipzig, which won 5-0 against Bruges in the Champions League on Wednesday, was missing half a dozen players due to injury and was toothless in attack until Andre Silva's powerful header made up for the deficit in 62nd place. But two minutes later Leverkusen restored their two-goal cushion when Angelino deflected a shot from Jeremie Frimpong into the Leipzig goal. Ndicka scored in the 95th minute and grabbed all three points.

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Celtic vs Aberdeen - LIVE Updates

Jota and then Callum McGregor scored both sides of Lewis Ferguson's penalty on a freezing day in the east end of Glasgow. (Author: Gardener)

Aberdeen - LIVE UpdatesJota and then Callum McGregor scored both sides of Lewis Ferguson's penalty on a freezing day in the east end of Glasgow. Celtic took three points against Aberdeen on a day that was remembered as one of their greatest players. The past was remembered this afternoon at Parkhead on a poignant occasion in Glasgow's East End. The funeral of Celtic icon Bertie Auld took place this week and a final tribute was made in honor of the Lisbon Lion when the Hoops defeated Aberdeen. Jota opened the scoring to continue his hot streak, but Lewis Ferguson threw the bill by sinking a Dons penalty. But Callum McGregor's use after half time put the Hoops back on course for victory. The Rangers could have been seven points clear in the Premiership, so victory was essential for the Hoops. Meanwhile, Stephen Glass's Dons needed a positive result to ensure they weren't even eighth and two points over eleven - the relegation play-off spot. And the final whistle is blown ... Footballers cavort a lot after the games. Fortunately, sorting a quality used car is a lot easier. That's because Cinch pulls out the faff. Shop online from thousands of high quality used vehicles, all under seven years old and 70,000 miles old. Also enjoy free home delivery in mainland UK, Isle of Wight and Scottish Isles (terms apply). GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Celtic Callum McGregor makes it 2-1 during a Cinch Premiership game between Celtic and Aberdeen at Celtic Park on November 28, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group) Celtic defeated Aberdeen when Callum McGregor's goal brought the hoops back to four points before the Premiership summit. The Dons are now two points above the relegation play-off place. The Dons had looked energetic there for a while, but now the game seems to be over. Lewis prevents the 3-1 Celtic. Kyogo comes to the front post and the legs of Aberdeen's goalkeeper prevent a certain goal. creates a nervous atmosphere in Celtic Park. And it's so close for the Croatian! The ball went into the net after a cross from Dean Campbell and he cleared after Ferguson's header from the line. Jota is behind and hits the post on the verge of winning the game for Celtic, McGregor liked this on November 28, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group) Anthony Ralston fails brilliantly at Aberdeen's keeper. Celtic's right-back hits a cross well but it tips over the crossbar. Celtic only has one goal but they are in full control, but Aberdeen was not the full half in the hoops box and the home side see things with professionalism. It's a very special light show at the 67th minute as Parkhead remembers Bertie Auld and the Lisbon Lions. But it's colored to disappointment for Brown as the captain from Aberdeen limping away with a hamstring problem. Celtic fans give their former skipper a standing ovation and striker Austin Samuels joins them. The goal participation was Abada's last move and James Forrest replaces him. Aberdeen wants to see him. It's unorthodox, but they all matter. Abada's shot is blocked, but when Hayes tried to remove the threat to Aberdeen, he just threw the ball away from his former team-mate. SCOTLAND - NOV EMBER 28: Aberdeen's Ross McCrorie (left) battles Celtics iota during a Cinch Premiership game between Celtic and Aberdeen at Celtic Park on November 28, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group) Jota and Juranovic get close as Celtic up the ante. The winger's shot is deflected up and away as Juranovic's shot flies past the post, a heroic performance by Ramirez, with Celtic captain McGregor firing a shot towards the goal and the American getting in his way. However, he was hit with some force and takes a minute to find his way around. It went into the network. Again, both sides are trying to gain a foothold in the game; injury has bothered things but much of the early stages was a game of head tennis. Dylan McGeouch needs treatment and Celtic's Kyogo is there to see how he's doing. After a few words with the striker, Aberdeen's midfielder is knocked out and replaced by Dean Campbell. And the goal that made it 1-1GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Aberdeen's Lewis Ferguson makes it during a Cinch Premiership game between Celtic and Aberdeen at Celtic Park on November 28, 2021 in Glasgow to 1-1, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group) GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Celtic's Joe Hart is late by Aberdeens Christian Ramirez (right) during a Cinch Premiership game between Celtic and Aberdeen at Celtic Park on November 28, 2021 in Glasgow caught, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group) Celtic are 1-1 Aberdeen when Jota's goal is undone by a Lewis Ferguson penalty. It was a slow start for the Dons, but they struggled in the process. Due to Hart's previous injury, there is four minutes of added time. A moment that could have been for Celtic. Turnbull swings an excellent ball into the box but Stephen Welsh takes it from Kyogo as the striker looked like he had an easy finish. GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Celtic's David Turnbull closes Aberdeen's Scott Brown (right) during a Cinch Premiership game between Celtic and Aberdeen at Celtic Park on November 28, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group) Celtic was on the cross before Aberdeen's penalty kick - and the game is different now. Aberdeen has a feather in the crotch and does Celtic well. It's an emphatic shot from the midfielder and Celtic will kick himself off a dominant start afterward. That's how it's done. Totally straightforward, like finding your dream car on cinch.co.uk. Cinch makes finding and buying a quality used car a breeze. Shop online from thousands of high quality used vehicles, all under seven years old and 70,000 miles old. Plus, get free home delivery in mainland UK, Isle of Wight and Scottish Isles (Terms apply).

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PSG star Neymar had to stretch after suffering a horror ankle injury in the game against Saint-Etienne

The Brazilian could face an extended period on the sidelines after retiring late in Ligue 1 (Author: Gardener)

NeymarParis Saint-Germain star Neymar was tolerated after a horror ankle injury in clash with Saint-Etienne on Sunday. PSG extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 with a 3-1 win at Saint-Etienne thanks to a brace from Marquinhos and an effort from Angel Di Maria. The Brazilian striker writhed in pain after his ankle appeared to give way after a duel by a Saint-Etienne player towards the end of the second half. Neymar's PSG teammates looked visibly concerned as PSG medical staff kept running to help the striker leave the pitch, raising concerns about his fitness for the remainder of the season. Neymar is stretched in the final minutes against St-Etienne with an ankle injury pic.twitter.com/P8Jq4bxIKM - Football at BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 28, 2021 Neymar went on social media after the game to reassure his supporters and has vowed to "come back better and stronger". I will come back better and stronger. "He felt pain from the twisting of his ankle. Depending on the severity of the injury, Neymar could now be doubtful in PSG's next Ligue 1 game against Nantes on Wednesday. The loss of Neymar would mean a big loss for Mauricio Pochettino given his prominent role." . " At the start of the season, he set himself the goal: The Brazilian international's game against Saint-Etienne was his 14th of the season for PSG, and he also scored three goals and three assists.

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Ramos supports Messi in Ballon d'Or triumph after PSG's first joint start

The defender supported his new teammate to win the individual award after many years as a rival (Author: Gardener)

RamosSergio Ramos says he wishes "all the luck in the world" to Lionel Messi ahead of this week's Ballon d'Or ceremony and hopes his new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate can bring the honor home one more time. The former rivals who became club-mates at Ligue 1 giants contributed to the comeback win over Saint-Etienne in the Spaniard's full debut for the club this weekend, with the Argentine taking a hat-trick of assists in the 3-1 win scored. The previously shielded mutual respect now seems to have broken out between the two players after their connection in the French capital - and with Messi aiming for a seventh record win in the competition to crown the best player in the world, Ramos., He fully supports him to be successful again. "Yeah, of course [I hope he wins]," Ramos told ESPN ahead of this week's ceremony. I wish him all the luck in the world. "" I think that each of us will bring our own quality little by little to make Paris Saint-Germain even bigger and to achieve the things we want to achieve. "Both Messi and Ramos too can claim to have been the best player in their respective positions in La Liga over the past two decades, and few would likely argue against such a status, but even after news broke that the Argentine was leaving and entering Barcelona In the footsteps of his Real Madrid rival against Parc des Princes, it still felt like a strange pipe dream, even though the two didn't have a win when they played the same colors for the first time in the Champions League against Manchester City during the week Played together, the duo's first connection in a first choice XI that weekend saw them really having the hatchet buried to a much-needed battle g egen to steer Saint-Etienne. Messi will find out if his search for another Ballon d'Or has been successful at this week's ceremony in Paris. Other front runners include Ramos' former teammate Karim Benzema at Real Madrid - whose suspended sentence could prove to be a stumbling block last week, however - and FC Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, who is seen by many as a likely favorite for 2020 awards.

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How long will the PSG star be out and which games will he miss?

The Ligue 1 team saw the victory marred by the departure of one of their star men on a stretcher - and GOAL takes a look at how long it could be out (Author: Gardener)

PSGParis Saint-Germain's win over Saint-Etienne on Sunday November 28th came at a price after Neymar was lying on the stretcher in the final moments. Neymar had to be taken off the field in the final act of the 3-1 win at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard after twisting his ankle in a chaotic fight. The Brazilian was visibly upset when it was removed. While a hat-trick from Lionel Messi saw Mauricio Pochettino's side scoop another three points, they may have to regret the repercussions of another sacking for one of their star men - and GOAL have looked carefully at what this knock could mean in the long run . After Neymar made a vigorous threat all along against the PSG hosts, it appeared like Neymar ended an awkward tackle from Yvann Macon just minutes after the visitors first took the lead through Angel Di Maria. However, when he tried to dodge the tackle, he landed awkwardly on the grass with his foot turned sideways, putting his full weight on his twisted ankle. The attacker immediately went down in agony, with players on both sides quickly calling for help from the sidelines. It was then removed on a stretcher, with Eric Ebimbe taking his place for the last few minutes. The player has already used social media to let his fans know about his condition, while Chef Pochettino admitted they aren't sure how serious the problem is. Ankle injuries can be a notoriously difficult one to predict - layoffs can range from a handful of weeks to half a year or more - but from Neymar's own previous blows of a similar nature, we may be able to predict how long it is likely to be off. He has been sidelined twice with ankle problems since arriving at PSG - the first time in June 2019 when a torn ligament endured him for over two months, although he only missed one game for them as it turned out in the off-season. He then had to sit out for just under four weeks at the end of December, until mid-January after contracting an ankle problem against Lyon that ended up having to sit out five games. Given these previous injuries, it seems possible that Neymar will either miss just a handful of games in the run-up to Christmas - or, depending on the severity of his problem, be out well into the New Year. Neymar was stretched out after a horror injury in the Saint-Etienne match Why Pochettino can't win with Messi, Neymar & Mbappe

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PSG 'different stance' on Pochettino after Man Utd turned their attention to Rangnick

Paris Saint-Germain insisted Mauricio Pochettino wasn't going anywhere earlier this week, but the club have reportedly changed their stance on Manchester United's primary goal (Author: Gardener)

PochettinoParis Saint-Germain insisted Mauricio Pochettino wouldn't go anywhere earlier this week, but the club have reportedly changed their stance on Manchester United's primary goal, with Manchester United arriving next summer. The former head of RB Leipzig, Ralf Rangnick, will join the team on an interim basis, which means that United will have to appoint a permanent coach next summer. Read more: Ralf Rangnick's devastating Cristiano Ronaldo rating suggests a move for Man Utd but their hopes of securing Pochettino's services were dealt a significant blow earlier this week when PSG sporting director Leonardo insisted the Argentine manager was nowhere would go. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager is under contract at Parc des Princes until 2023 after joining the club in January this year. PSG will reportedly consider letting Mauricio Pochettino go next summer "We don't want Pochettino to leave," Leonardo told French news agency AFP on Friday. "He has never asked to leave and no club has contacted us about him." United then identified Ajax boss Erik ten Hag as an alternative destination for next summer, when Rangnick is expected to leave the dugout and take on an advisory role at Old Trafford. However, they could put plans to get the Dutchman into the Premier League on hold as PSG have drastically changed their plans regarding Pochettino's future in the French capital. However, the club should not intend to let its manager leave before this time. The report adds that United and PSG discussed intermediaries earlier this week, despite not making formal contact or offers. Select your Manchester United XI below to face Chelsea! Read more: Cristiano Ronaldo "lost power" when Ralf Rangnick wanted to shake up Man Utd. The content is on the channel. Pochettino remains publicly affiliated with the club and responded to his ties with United by telling reporters: “I am very happy at PSG. However, this latest update is set to give United a boost, even if they have to pay heavy compensation to land Pochettino next summer.

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Lionel Messi's template hat-trick helps PSG win

A late injury to Neymar overshadowed a formidable win. (Author: Gardener)

Lionel Messi'sLionel Messi delivered a hat trick with assists when Ligue 1 leaders Paris St. Germain came in from behind and beat 10-man St Etienne 3-1. Former Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos made his debut for PSG, who saw an early Neymar goal ruled offside. The game revolved around St. Etienne defender Timothee Kolodziejczak's dismissal shortly before the break for a foul on Kylian Mbappe, with Marquinhos leveling after Messi's free kick. With eleven minutes left, Argentine playmaker Messi picked up Angel Di Maria after a chipped pass to give PSG the lead with a curly finish. In the closing minutes, Neymar was taken off the field on a stretcher with what appeared to be an ankle problem before Marquinhos headed a deep Messi cross to end the added-time win and leave PSG 12 points clear at the front. Rennes are second after a 2-0 win at Lorient with late goals from Gaetan Laborde and Jeremy Doku. Brest came from behind to win 2-1 at newly promoted Bordeaux, where Jeremy Le Douaron scored twice in the second half. N’Clomande Ghislain Konan scored a last-minute goal to give Reims a 1-0 win over Clermont, whose troubles continue after their fifth straight defeat. Elsewhere in Ligue 1, Marseille are fourth on Sunday after defender Pol Lirola secured a 1-0 win over Troyes with a late goal. Real Madrid came from behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 at the Bernabeu and have a four point lead at the top of LaLiga. Vinicius Junior made his comeback three minutes from time when he slammed the ball into the top corner and gave Los Blancos their sixth straight win in all competitions. On the previous Sunday, Real Sociedad suffered a 1-0 defeat at Espanyol by a late goal from Yangel Herrera - the first in the league since the opening weekend. Atletico Madrid took advantage of the opportunity to move up to second place with a 4-1 win in Cadiz, with goals from Thomas Lemar, Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa and Matheus Cunha. Juanmi scored a hat trick when Real Betis beat Levante 3-1 to finish fifth but are now just two points behind Sociedad. Napoli beat Lazio 4-0 and extended their lead at the top of Serie A after AC Milan were beaten at home by Sassuolo. Piotr Zielinski took the lead in the seventh minute before Dries Mertens took control of the Partenopei with a brace at halftime, while Fabian Ruiz scored a late fourth goal. Milan had previously suffered a surprising 3-1 defeat at San Siro and ended with 10 men after defender Alessio Romagnoli was sent off late. Captain Alessio Romagnoli gave the Rossoneri the lead in the 21st minute, but Gianluca Scamacca soon equalized with a 25-yard shot that went over the bar. An own goal by defender Simon Kjaer gave Sassuolo the lead before Domenico Berardi extended the visitors' lead just after an hour. Romagnoli saw a red card in the 77th minute for a foul on Gregoire Defrel that left Milan without a win in three league games. England striker Tammy Abraham scored a goal in the first half in Roma's 1-0 win over Turin at the Stadio Olimpico. A late penalty from Marko Arnautovic won Bologna 1-0 away against Spezia, while Udinese and Genoa ended goalless in Friuli.

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Lionel Messi in assist mode, as PSG the 10-man-St. Etienne defeated

Plus: AC Milan crashed for the second consecutive loss in Serie A, while Sassuolo stunned his opponents at San Siro after taking a 3-1 win from behind; RB Leipzig suffered a 3-1 home defeat against Bayer Leverkusen (Author: Gardener)

Lionel MessiLionel Messi set up all three goals as Paris Saint-Germain extended their Ligue 1 lead to 14 points with a 3-1 comeback win at 10-man St Etienne as Neymar sustained a potential ankle injury and on Sunday was carried on a stretcher. PSG took advantage of Timothee Kolodziejczak's red card at half-time when Messi Marquinhos fed two headed goals and hit Angel Di Maria to seal a clinical turnaround after Les Verts scored through Denis Bouanga. The result brings the capital to 40 points from 15 games, with third-placed Rennes having a chance of moving Nice to second when he travels to Lorient later on Sunday. AC Milan slipped to their second straight Serie A defeat when Sassuolo stunned opponents at San Siro after taking a 3-1 win from deficit on Sunday. The hosts took an early lead after skipper Alessio Romagnoli headed home after a corner in the 21st minute. However, Sassuolo, who beat Juventus away last month, turned the game upside down. Gianluca Scamacca's breathtaking goal and an unfortunate own goal by Simon Kjaer put them 2-1 ahead within 33 minutes. Despite veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the helm, Milan struggled to provide an answer when Domenico Berardi provided Sassuolo with a well-deserved win with a great solo goal in the 66th minute. Romagnoli's 77th-minute red card put an end to Milan's hopes of getting something out of the game. They stay second in the overall standings and with 32 points are tied with front runner Napoli, who will play against Lazio later on Sunday. Sassuolo's first win in four league games brings her to 12th place with 18 points. Atletico Madrid reversed a poor performance in the first half, scoring four goals after the break and taking a 4-1 win in Cadiz on Sunday that put them in second place in the La Liga standings. Cadiz scored their only goal to make it 3-1 towards the end of the second half after a shocking mistake by goalkeeper Jan Oblak. Atletico have 29 points from 14 games, one point behind leaders Real Madrid and one ahead of Seville, who will play against each other later on Sunday. Atletico are level on points with former leaders Real Sociedad, who lost their first league game in more than three months against Espanyol on Sunday 1-0. RB Leipzig suffered a 3-1 home defeat against Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday, the second defeat in a row in the Bundesliga, which fell back to eighth place and put coach Jesse Marsch under pressure. Leipzig, last season's runner-up, are already 13 points behind leaders Bayern Munich after their fifth league defeat of the season. It was the second win in a row for Leverkusen and they moved up to third place with 24 points. But two minutes later Leverkusen restored their two-goal cushion when Angelino deflected a shot from Jeremie Frimpong into the Leipzig goal.

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Control freak Adele shows that there is no longer any point in celebrity interviews

With a not inconsiderable professional fascination, I watched the Australian reporter Matt Doran at Adele l. long apologized on TV (Author: Gardener)

AdeleLast week, with a not inconsiderable professional fascination, I watched the Australian reporter Matt Doran apologize to Adele for a long time on television. Doran, who I believe is the equivalent of Susanna Reid in the country, had been flown to London to do Australia's "only interview" with the singer on a $ 1 million deal. At some point this painted little day bean had heard nothing more than one track from their new album. This made the singer so angry that she demanded a full public apology: Unbelievable, Doran's employers agreed. "I insulted Adele," he howled at the end of a show and said he deserved the "flood of insults and ridicule". He continued: "I say to Adele that I would never have knowingly disregarded you by deliberately not listening to your work." Then he asked for "forgiveness". Reading the book or listening to the album is useful - but there is no crime in not doing so, especially if you just "overlooked" the untagged email with a link to your new album, as Doran did. If you're a real interviewer - a jaded hardcore cow like Moi - the album isn't the point anyway. For months we've heard endless Amnion chatter about their divorce: I thought it was impossible to make breakups boring, but Adele kind of has. Doran apologized to the "viewers", but in fact he is my hero because he accidentally protected them from another boring commercial. Nobody says what they think anymore. The risks seem too great, the fans too angry - if you look at this poor, hollow man, you might think someone has been killed. What hope does anyone have in what Doran called "insight" when people like him are ransomed by brain-dead, money-obsessed middle managers who wanted to do the interview themselves to be on the safe side? Adele should be embarrassed to attend such an orgy of greedy forgeries. Although I've seen ITV's terrible An Audience with Adele, I sense that self-respect and humility are not among her gifts. She always tells us how compassionate she is, and she needs to know bad things happen in interviews. Break ligaments; Technology doesn't work; Screw up PRs. Since interviewing Michelle Mone about her divorce, I've had three recorders with me: in the middle of her tearful breakdown, the device broke. Unlike Adele, Mone literally stopped her tears and waited for me to fix them. Martin Amis kindly granted me a second interview after I switched on my tape and could only hear him say "nrhrn nhrrhnh". Matt Doran, Australia's equivalent of Susanna Reid, apologized painfully on the show for not hearing Adele's new album before interviewing her, delaying and serious incompetence - if not his. He missed the album because no one told him they would send the link in an email that didn't mention Adele. It is amusing to me how, in all his frenzy and desperation to get it right, he accidentally revealed the truth of the situation: that Adele is a star who is now so consumed with her ego that she will crush an uncomfortable reporter before she wipes an interview doesn’t like air. I remember hiring a famous novelist to interview Katie Price. She told me that she didn't want to read many previous articles because she wanted to be original. Larry King, the host of the late night chat show, cared so little about being a filthy sucker that he interviewed people without knowing who they were. If he didn't understand what they were saying, he would simply say, "Why?" I wish someone like him would interview Adele. "I wrote an album to get over my divorce," she said. "Why?" he would scream. "I wrote an album about it," she trilled. "Why?" Nothing beats Madonna's bum to make us roll on the floor. It's not something you don't expect to see more than once an hour: Madonna's asshole. But on Thursday it was back: The 63-year-old pop star posted a picture of himself face down on the floor, stretching fishnet stockings, rummaging under a bed. What was she looking for? A rice crisis? I'm not one of those people who yell at her to get dressed again and keep some "dignity". TV presenter Anneka Rice said: “Madonna and I are exactly the same age. If I tried that, I would never get up. ”If there's anything positive about social media, it's the ability to ridicule stupid celebrities. Stella Creasy, the Labor MP, was told she cannot bring her baby to the House of Commons Most new mothers would kill to have Creasy's ailments Another pic of the week is certainly MP Stella Creasy who was with her late Wednesday Three-month-old son was taken at dinner. We were told that this was part of a publicity campaign to highlight the lack of maternity protection for female MPs after Creasy was told she could no longer bring him into debates in the House of Commons. I don't think he needs to be in the chamber when there's a crib a few feet away, and I don't think it can't pump. I don't think the needs of women MPs are that urgent when there are only 200 in the country and they already have excellent maternity benefits. What about ordinary women who work on the diaper face from six to midnight or longer? It must seem very strange to watch a posh woman, dressed not dissimilar to Emma Thompson, flaunting her baby at parties in a must-have sling, telling people that it is her human right to get her breasts out in front of Boris Johnson .

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