Neymar Jr hopes to do for Kylian Mbappé at Paris Saint-Germain what Lionel Messi did for him at Barcelona, the Brazilian superstar has declared.
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Paris Saint-Germain will hope to extend their unbeaten start and their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 Conforama table on Sunday against the very team that would love nothing more than to beat them, arch-rivals Olympique de Marseille.
Stade Rennais FC and LOSC Lille started the season with high hopes, but the troubled pair meet on Saturday hoping to navigate the stormy waters in which they currently sail.
AS Saint-Etienne can climb provisionally into second spot with a win at home to Montpellier Hérault SC on Friday, although they are wary of opponents in fine form against the leading Ligue 1 Conforama sides in recent weeks.
After a morale-sapping run of four matches without a win in all competitions, Ligue 1 Conforama champions Monaco hope to rediscover their form and fortune when they host Caen on Saturday afternoon.
Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted morale at Chelsea is low due to their three-match winless run.
Dani Alves has urged no-one to get carried away by Paris Saint-Germain’s performances this season until they add silverware to crown their on-pitch success.
Jose Mourinho admits he is unsure about the extent of the knee injury which forced Marcus Rashford off during Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Benfica on Wednesday.
Lionel Messi’s 100th European goal ensured 10-man Barcelona had little trouble in defeating Olympiakos 3-1 at the Nou Camp in the Champions League.