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Brazilian legend Ronaldinho has spoken out against widespread calls for PSG squad changes that have not materialized despite the pairing of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi. He said that they should stay with the current team and not rely on their big names, rely on their big names. (Author: Gardener)

BrazilianBrazilian legend Ronaldinho has spoken out against widespread calls for PSG squad changes that have not materialized despite the pairing of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi. Brazilian legend Ronaldinho has spoken out against widespread calls for PSG squad changes that have not materialized despite the pairing of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi. He said that they should stay with the current team and not rely on their big names, rely on their big names. He said that they should stay with the current team and not rely on their big names, rely on their big names. Do you want to change everything? Worst players in the world? They have to wait until they understand this new way of living and playing football. Neymar is one of the best players in the world. When he's at 100 percent, he's a very special player for this team. Neymar, DiMaria, Messi. The best players are together. If you're not happy with that, who are you going to play with?


9/10 Messi drops a master class;...

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe steal the show as Paris Saint-Germain beat Montpellier 4-0 on Saturday. (Author: Gardener)

MessiParis Saint-Germain got back on track with a comprehensive 4-0 triumph over Montpellier on Saturday. The win helped them increase their season tally to 83 points and end a streak of three straight games without a win. As the result would suggest, it was a dominant performance from the recently crowned French champions, who seemed determined to turn the tide after three straight draws. Despite missing out on Neymar, the visitors looked good, with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe working together to create problems for the Montpellier defence. Messi finally found the first goal in the sixth minute before doubling his tally in the 20th minute. PSG's first-half onslaught continued as Angel Di Maria fired the ball to beat Dimitry Bertaud in goal as the visitors extended their lead to three goals by the half-hour. Montpellier looked set for a long night that would have to defend itself to prevent further humiliation. But they couldn't stop the PSG brigade and conceded the fourth goal in the 60th minute from a Kylian Mbappe penalty. PSG could have scored more goals but a couple of missed opportunities meant the game ended 4-0. Here at The Hard Tackle, we'll dominate the PSG side in their comfortable triumph over Montpellier this weekend. Apart from that, PSG's number one only had to make a few solid saves as Montpellier offered very little threat up front. It's always fun to watch Messi score goals. Di Maria and Mbappe also exceptional. Thilo Kehrer received the nod in front of Achraf Hakimi at right-back. The former Schalke star offered the defensive qualities and ensured order and order at the back. He was replaced by Achraf Hakimi late in the game. He was also hardly challenged by the Montpellier attackers, resulting in a quiet game for the Brazilian centre-back. Sergio Ramos received the nod on the starting line-up in the absence of Presnel Kimpembe. Juan Bernat got the nod ahead of Nuno Mendes given the youngster's poor defensive mistakes in recent weeks. It wasn't the ex-Bayern Munich star's most convincing performance, however, as he struggled somewhat to adjust to the pace of the game. He was replaced by Mendes late in the proceedings. In a rare starting opportunity for Gini Wijnaldum, the former Liverpool man delivered another stunning performance. In the middle of the park he couldn't do anything useful and his striking thrusts were still missing. It will come as no surprise that he is leaving PSG this summer. I think I can objectively say that for what he has shown on the field he does NOT deserve to have played 1650 minutes this season. Marco Verratti wasn't as useful as he and PSG had hoped. But his expertise on the ball, coupled with his seemingly telepathic understanding of attackers, went a long way in smoothing PSG's transition from midfield to attack. Verratti will also play an important role for PSG next season. After missing a multitude of games this year, Ander Herrera got a surprise start from coach Mauricio Pochettino. He seemed confident in possession and tried to pass the ball forward at every opportunity. Angel Di Maria started in Neymar's absence. The Argentina international also capitalized on his chance, linking up well with the other attackers and making life difficult for Montpellier's defence. He was rewarded for his efforts with a goal in the first half. Lionel Messi was the undisputed man of the match in this win against Montpellier. The Argentine appeared as usual, dominating the game with his nifty movements and brilliant interaction with Mbappe. His dominance of the procedure saw him pull off a quick brace and create countless opportunities in the final third. After the huge chance he created for Kylian Mbappé in #MHSCPSG tonight, Lionel Messi has become the first player in Europe's top 5 leagues to have created 200 huge chances in the last 7 seasons. Messi now brings his season tally to six Ligue 1 goals, which isn't ideal, but the former Barcelona icon has performed exceptionally well in the French top flight since the turn of the year. He will look to end the season on a positive note when PSG take on Metz in the last game of the season. In perhaps his last away game for PSG, Kylian Mbappe played his socks off. He worked extremely hard for each well and was ready to create chances for his teammates, notably assisting Messi with his two goals. His assist for the second goal was really fascinating. In addition to his connection game and passing game, Mbappe was a menace in the last third with his speed and dribbling skills. He is expected to receive a warm welcome at PSG hosts Metz in the final game of the season next weekend. Midway through the second half, Edouard replaced Michut Herrera. Xavi Simons came on for Wijnaldum midway through the second half. He offered a little more creativity in the final third, and the youngster is hoping for a start in the next game against Metz. A late replacement for Kehrer. A late replacement for Bernat. A late replacement for Di Maria.


Ligue 1 Match Prediction, TV Channels, Watch Online, Time, News, Odds

The champions are looking to end their three-game winning streak (Author: Gardener)

threeParis Saint-Germain travel to Montpellier HSC in their penultimate Ligue 1 game of the season on Saturday. All eyes will be on the race for Europe or the battle for relegation, but the champions will take on La Paillade and look to get back to winning ways after three straight draws. Until he signs a contract extension, this could be one of Kylian Mbappe's last appearances at Les Parisiens. Montpellier: Without a win in seven and with five losses in that span, Olivier Dall'Oglio's men are 13th in the no man's land where they are safe from relegation but well outside of European competition. Ambroise Oyongo is back from suspension and could replace Mihailo Ristic. Jordan Ferri is back in training while Pedro Mendes could replace Mamadou Sakho. PSG: Mauricio Pochettino's men have drawn all three of their last games and conceded two a game on average. If they don't tighten up, Montpellier could only win this due to a desire to end their season on a high note. An 86-point finish would still be 10 shy of the 2015-16 record, so there's no real way to end this season too positively. Mauro Icardi is making his way back to fitness while Colin Dagba and Abdou Diallo are also in the running. Tip: PSG with one goal (2:1). It was supposed to be a Paris win, but those expected wins have turned to draws of late. Don't be surprised if things continue in the same way, even if a few absentees from the home side make it easier for the visitors.


Mbappe and Messi shine in PSG win

Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi put Montpellier to the sword in a 4-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain, the first since they were confirmed as Ligue 1 champions. (Author: Gardener)

MessiMISSED THE GAME? Mauricio Pochettino's side lost their lead in all three games but never threatened a repeat on Sunday (AEST). Mbappe, whose future is perhaps of more interest than PSG's results at the moment, has been influential throughout, scoring the fourth goal after scoring two goals for Messi and one for Angel Di Maria. Those front three quickly had Montpellier on the back of their minds after just six minutes of play when Mbappe's square pass was muffled by Di Maria for Messi to aim his left foot in the bottom right corner. Dimitry Bertaud had saved well from Messi just before that goal and would soon do it again from Mbappe but he was helpless in the face of an attack. Mbappe's superb pass from the outside sent Messi wide to circle the keeper and score the second goal before the pair tried to connect a third time and di Maria netted instead. His volley was deflected off to Bertaud after Mbappe's cross was only half-headed - sure. Mbappe hit the post after a Messi pass before the half-time whistle, which hardly disturbed PSG's rhythm. Mbappe was narrowly sidelined before scoring another goal for Di Maria, who was ruled out and PSG eventually slowed to Montpellier's relief, settling for four.


Mbappe and Messi combine for an incredibly sexy PSG goal

The PSG duo opened the Montpellier defense. (Author: Gardener)

MessiPSG's Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe celebrate their goal against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, March 2022. Lionel Messi hasn't had the best season for PSG but he has teamed up with Kylian Mbappe to score during their Ligue 1 match against Montpellier to score an incredibly sexy goal on Saturday night. And the Argentina captain was booed alongside Neymar a few months ago after PSG were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid. But Messi remains a player of immense quality despite his advanced age and has shown that during PSG's trip south against Montpellier. The French champions were already leading 1-0 when Mbappe conceded the ball on the left touchline and flicked a confident pass down the path of his team-mate. It was a tantalizing glimpse of the chemistry between two of world football's elite talents, but PSG fans may not be able to witness a repeat next season as Mbappe's future remains undecided. Although PSG will keep in touch with the world champions at the last minute to agree new terms, Real Madrid see themselves as favorites at the moment. According to Le Parisien, Real Madrid officials have told people that the 23-year-old will make the La Liga move soon. Another report previously said that Mbappe will not make any announcement about his future until the end of the Ligue 1 season, which ends on May 21. Perhaps PSG fans should enjoy seeing Mbappe and Messi together while they still can. Incredible pass from PSG's prince to Messi, rounding the keeper for a cool finish Messi, Neymar, Mbappe & more Ligue 1 glory - so why no joy at PSG?


Kylian Mbappe's pass to set up Lionel Messi's goal in Montpellier against PSG was just so naughty

Paris Saint-Germain were in fine form as they easily defeated Montpellier on Saturday night. And the duo were in high spirits as they led PSG to a convincing 4-0 win. Messi, the […] (Author: Gardener)

MontpellierThe French giants were without Neymar but still fielded two of their star players in Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. Messi, who hasn't reached the heights expected of him this season, gave PSG a two-goal lead with an early brace. Angel Di Maria made it 3-0 before Mbappe completed the goal with a penalty. The goal selection was undoubtedly Messi's second. It came after a brilliant game from both the Argentine and Mbappe. MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 9: Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe (R) celebrates with teammate Lionel Messi (L) scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League second round match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 09, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. Mbappe picked up the ball on the left. The 23-year-old looked up and saw Messi running towards the penalty area. The Frenchman took out his teammate with a spot-on, outside-foot pass. Messi then showed typical class as he effortlessly rounded the keeper and put the ball into an empty goal. It was a really first class goal and you can see it below... MESSI GETS HIS SECOND! Incredible pass from PSG's Prince to Messi who wraps around the keeper with a cool finish 💫 - Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 14, 2022 What a goal. That pass from Mbappe was just something different. Messi still had work to do but he managed to live up to Mbappe's pass. The Argentine pointed at Mbappe and then ran to celebrate with him right after hitting the back of the net. PSG have just one game of the season left when they welcome Metz to the Parc des Princes next Saturday. It could well be Mbappe's last game for the French giants. He's a superstar and it's almost certain that he'll win the Ballon d'Or at some point in his career. The Ultimate Kylian Mbappe Quiz: How Much Do You Know About The French Superstar?


Ronaldinho slams critics of PSG superstars

Ronaldinho told Paris Saint-Germain fans to be careful what they wish for while he defended the club's under-fire superstars. (Author: Gardener)

RonaldinhoNeymar and Lionel Messi have faced backlash from fans in recent months, with Kylian Mbappe being the only member of the much-vaunted forward trio who has seemingly been immune to their criticism. It helps that Mbappe has enjoyed another spectacular season for PSG, scoring 35 goals and adding 19 assists while Neymar and Messi have struggled to live up to their lofty reputations. Many fans have been unimpressed by the team's performances this season, despite a costly recruitment drive that brought a number of big names to the club last year. Messi, an all-time great, arrived from Barcelona while goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum also joined, along with Inter's flying full-back Achraf Hakimi. Despite PSG putting together a quality squad, there has been such a setback against the side's performances that last month's Ligue 1 title success was met with little celebration from fans. Losing a 2-0 aggregate lead in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 and losing to Real Madrid was a blow and many supporters want changes not only on the pitch but also in the boardroom with president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and sporting director Leonardo faces severe criticism. However, Ronaldinho doesn't understand the team's questions, telling RMC Sports: "I don't understand because there are all these great players." And you want to change everything? Worst players in the world? "We'll have to wait for them to understand this new way of living and playing football. And the rest will slowly come. Neymar signed a big-money contract extension last May so it seems unlikely he'll be leaving anytime soon, but patience is in short supply." among some fans when it comes to the Brazilian: His compatriot Ronaldinho, who spent two years at PSG before joining Barcelona in 2003, defended the winger by saying: "He's one of the best players in the world. When he's at 100 percent, he's a very special player for this team. Neymar, [Angel] Di Maria, Messi... If you're not happy with that, who will you play with? to the Spanish capital, although reports suggested he could still decide to stay at PSG. Ronaldinho refused to give an opinion on where the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner should play next season, saying the most important thing is Mbappe's luck and predicted he will become the world's best player. "The most important thing is that he is happy, the rest comes quite normally. He will be the best player in the world. The rest is up to him to decide where to play and what to do."


Yottaa announces significant growth investment by PSG

Content of the Business Wire press release. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation. (Author: Gardener)

Yottaa("Yottaa"), a provider of software designed to help brands optimize their e-commerce websites for performance and conversion improvement, today announced a significant growth investment by PSG, a leading growth equity firm that partners with software and technology-enabled services companies , to help accelerate their growth. Yottaa's e-commerce optimization platform manages third-party applications and enables retailers and direct-to-consumer brands to increase website speed by up to 60 percent. Yottaa's software ensures an improved customer experience and higher conversion rates. By optimizing third-party software commerce add-ons, Yottaa software aims to reduce friction throughout the online shopping process and generate higher revenue per session, thereby increasing the ROI and ROAS of customers' marketing investments. Yottaa currently works with over 250 e-commerce customers and has recently expanded into the CPG end market. “Optimizing e-commerce websites is a top priority for both omnichannel and direct-to-consumer brands as they strive to provide their customers with a seamless digital experience. Regardless of platform choice and other ecommerce website technologies used, digital experience optimization features like Yottaa's aim to help brands get more value from their investments. With this funding, we believe we are well positioned to accelerate product development and execute our go-to-market strategy across multiple product categories,” said Rich Stendardo, CEO of Yottaa. “We are pleased to have the support of an experienced partner in PSG given what we see as their deep understanding of what it takes to build and scale a successful e-commerce software business and their confidence in our product .” “We believe website optimization is a universally relevant way for businesses of all sizes to improve customer experiences online, and Yottaa's software products serve brands that want to focus on enabling digital commerce,” said Matt Stone, Managing Director at PSG. "We look forward to working with Yottaa's impressive team to scale the business through both organic investments and strategic acquisitions, and aim to drive innovation to better serve current and future customers." Upon completion, Richard Hearn , Senior Advisor at PSG, will join the Yottaa board and work with Rich Stendardo and Yottaa management to accelerate growth. Richard has founded, managed and sold a number of commerce-focused software and services companies and previously served as Global General Manager for SaaS Commerce, Marketing and Order Management at IBM. “Third party applications are becoming an integral part of all commerce websites in all categories worldwide. While today's trading platforms are already very performance efficient, most sites have dozens of built-in third-party applications aimed at improving revenue per session," said Richard Hearn, Senior Advisor at PSG. “While CDNs optimize content for site performance at the edge and tag managers attempt to manually reduce friction, Yottaa focuses solely on automated optimization of third-party commerce add-ons to increase conversion lift. In this regard, we believe Yottaa is well-positioned to help brands manage the proliferation of third-party software tools and unlock the value they can achieve across all distribution channels.” Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP was PSG as legal adviser. Crew, Lands' End, Ralph Lauren and Samsonite rely on Yottaa to speed up and optimize their e-commerce sites. By optimizing the loading of third-party e-commerce technologies, high-resolution images, and other website elements, Yottaa helps online brands deliver great customer experiences, improve website performance, and increase online conversions. By controlling the execution of all third-party providers and other services on their websites, Yottaa also wants to enable brands to improve their overall security posture, provide a safer shopping experience and ensure compliance with internal and external policies. To learn more about how Yottaa can optimize the loading of every page on your e-commerce website and increase conversions, please visit or follow @yottaa on Twitter. PSG is a growth capital firm that partners with software and technology-enabled services companies to help them steer transformative growth, seize strategic opportunities and build strong teams. Having backed more than 100 companies and facilitated over 400 add-on acquisitions, PSG brings extensive investment experience, deep expertise in software and technology, and a strong commitment to working with management teams.


Solve Mbappe's future, replace Pochettino, renew an overwhelming squad

Who will be coach next season? Who strengthens the midfield? PSG have a lot of big decisions to make. (Author: Gardener)

PochettinoMaybe this will be the kind of summer Paris Saint-Germain really needs. After a stunning season in which they reclaimed the Ligue 1 title from Lille despite having some spells of poor form but collapsed at Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 and were knocked out of the French Cup at home by Nice, the French were eliminated Super The club has reached an uncomfortable crossroads. Qatar Sport Investment bought the club 11 years ago and since the acquisition they have achieved a lot: there have been many trophies (eight of the last 10 league titles, six Coupes de France, six Coupes de la Ligue), many great players (Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi), the incredible rise of the PSG brand and much more. But there are, in a sense, just as many disappointments: the lack of success in the Champions League (only two semi-final appearances in 10 seasons), the constant churn of managers (Laurent Blanc, Unai Emery, Thomas Tuchel) and the difficult relationship at times between the club and their ultras , to name just a few. It feels like now is a good time for those in charge to take decisive action and put the club on a more consistent, positive track. It could be an automatic transition if Mbappe decides to leave Real Madrid and join Real Madrid. His contract expires at the end of June and while he has had positive talks with club officials, it hasn't gone unnoticed that he was in Madrid this week with team-mates (and all former Real Madrid players) Achraf Hakimi, Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos. However, if he leaves, they will need another signing and someone to lead the next phase of this project, something neither Lionel Messi nor Neymar can really do as they near the end of their careers. Erling Haaland is no longer an option after agreeing to join Manchester City on July 1, and sources tell ESPN that Robert Lewandowski (who wants to leave Bayern Munich) and Mohamed Salah (whose negotiations for a new contract at Liverpool not really progressing) would be on PSG's shortlist if Mbappe joins LaLiga. Of course, it is clear that Lionel Messi and Neymar will stay. The Argentine and Barcelona star has taken time to adjust to a new life, a new club, a new football and a different role - more of a creator, less of a goalscorer - but expectations of the club are what his second season should be get better than the first. He finishes the season well with eight goals in his last eight games (all competitions) but has underperformed for most of the season. PSG would likely listen to offers for him but credible and acceptable offers are not likely. Ramos will remain in the squad for next season, while Nuno Mendes' (€60m) option to buy has been triggered and he will make a permanent move from Sporting CP this summer. Midfield anchor Marco Verratti is also not going anywhere, while sources tell ESPN right-back Hakimi is happy in Paris and doesn't want to leave. Georginio Wijnaldum should be given another chance in 2022-23 despite some frustrations over his role early in the season. In terms of signings to refresh this squad and make it competitive in Europe, PSG have a few goals in mind. Aurelien Tchouameni would be the perfect candidate to renew his midfield but they are not in pole position for the Monaco prodigy who would cost around €60m. However, Paul Pogba, who is a free agent after his contract with Manchester United expires at the end of June, is more likely as sources tell ESPN talks are progressing well. The French star is definitely interested in returning to Paris, where he grew up. PSG have already had many talks with Ousmane Dembele's agent about the potential signing of the Barcelona winger, who is also out of contract in the summer. The Dutch striker has impressed at Villarreal and is at the right age (25) with the right profile to join the team, especially if Mbappe and/or Mauro Icardi move on. PSG also need depth at right-back and Nordi Mukiele, who is out of contract at Leipzig next summer, is one of their targets, sources tell ESPN. Born and raised in Paris, he has always aspired to one day play for the club. However, the most important business this summer will be the outgoing players. Leonardo, PSG's sporting director, is not as good at relieving players as he is at getting them to join and with rumors of his own departure circulating before the window opens it remains important for the club to make some progress by thinning the Kaders can win back some money. Winger Angel Di Maria is set to leave the club once his contract expires in June, while fringe players Julian Draxler and Keylor Navas (both tied to the club until June 2024) are expected to leave to get more playing time ahead of the 2022 World Cup. The same situation could also apply to Senegalese defender Abdou Diallo, while the club are desperate for new clubs for full-backs Layvin Kurzawa and Colin Dagba. Youngsters Edouard Michut and Junior Dina Ebimbe will also leave amid a lack of first-team opportunities. Midfielder Leandro Paredes is out of contract in 2023 and is still attracting interest from teams in Italy. The future of midfielder Idrissa Gueye, who only has one year left on his contract, is also in doubt. The Argentine has had a poor year - just 13 starts, five goals and no assists this season in all competitions - but has two years left at the club. The club will be listening to offers but sources tell ESPN they don't expect much interest in the 29-year-old. Finally, a decision is made about the manager and the sports director. At the moment it's very likely that he won't be on the sidelines next season after failing to lead this side to glory in Europe. However, if PSG cannot find a suitable replacement – ​​e.g. They can't convince Zinedine Zidane to take over and they don't get anywhere with Antonio Conte, Diego Simeone or Joachim Low - then maybe he stays, almost 'by default'. He has a year left on his contract but has told staff he would not honor it unless he has more control of the club, including building the first-team squad, and unless he can push through more of his ideas, including those related to player discipline. Everything described above leads to sporting director Leonardo and his future at the club. If he were to be sacked - something that looked likely a few weeks ago after being eliminated from the Champions League, PSG are big fans - with Atletico Madrid sporting director Andrea Berta and Michael Edwards, formerly at Liverpool, there is also interest , sources tell ESPN. However, Leonardo's biggest problem is that Pochettino isn't interested in continuing to work with him and neither is Zidane reportedly.


PSG vs Montpellier: How to watch Ligue 1 football online for free

Here's how to watch Saturday's game. (Author: Gardener)

1Paris Saint-Germain are back in action on Saturday afternoon, meeting Montpellier at the Stade de la Mosson. How to watch Paris Saint-Germain vs. start time: Friday's game starts at 15:00. EST at the Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France. Live Stream Options: fuboTV (Free Trial) | beIN Sports | noose | - If you have a cable subscription, you can use your TV provider credentials to watch online through beIN Sports. If you don't have cable, you can watch via Sling with the World Sports add-on package - or via fuboTV, which includes beIN Sports with its basic package (and free trial). FuboTV offers a seven-day free trial to new subscribers when they sign up. Sling doesn't offer a free trial, but they do offer 50% off your first month if you sign up. PARIS (AP) - Striker Andy Delort scored twice as Nice beat Saint-Etienne 4-2 from a 2-0 deficit to move up to fourth in the French league on Wednesday. Fourth place secures automatic entry into next season's Europa League and Nice are a point ahead of fifth-placed Rennes, who lost 2-1 at French Cup winners Nantes on Wednesday. The games came on Wednesday as Nantes and Nice met in the French Cup final on Saturday, with Nantes lifting their first trophy in 21 years 1-0. Delort's two goals put him 15th in the league and Nice are two points behind third-placed Monaco for the Champions League qualifying rounds. Second place ensures automatic qualification and is held by Marseille. Things started badly for Nice as striker Denis Bouanga put Saint-Etienne ahead in the 11th minute and midfielder Zaydou Youssouf made it 2-0 for the visitors in first-half injury time. Saint-Etienne sits in 18th - a promotion-relegation playoff spot - three points from safety with two games to go. Rennes of Brittany are the second-best team in the league with 78 goals; PSG have 81. Things started well as midfielder Flavien Tait put Rennes ahead in the 32nd round, only for striker Kalifa Coulibaly to level Nantes just before half-time.