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Feb 17, 2015

Soccer-Chelsea’s Courtois lives up to expectations in Paris

PARIS, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Jose Mourinho conceded his Chelsea side ‘got away with it’ in a 1-1 draw at Paris St Germain in their Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday and had one man to thank for a flattering result — Thibaut Courtois.

The Belgium keeper made several brilliant saves, including one to deny PSG’s Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in added time at the Parc des Princes, to keep his team afloat ahead of the March 11 return leg at Stamford Bridge.

Feb 17, 2015

Cavani header keeps PSG hopes alive in Chelsea tie

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris St Germain sustained their hopes of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals when Edinson Cavani’s powerful second-half header salvaged a 1-1 home draw against Chelsea in their last-16 first leg on Tuesday.

Cavani struck early in the second half to cancel out Branislav Ivanovic’s first-half header, which was scored against the run of play after the French champions had dominated from the start at the Parc des Princes.

Feb 17, 2015

Soccer-Cavani header keeps PSG hopes alive in Chelsea tie

PARIS, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain sustained their hopes of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals when Edinson Cavani’s powerful second-half header salvaged a 1-1 home draw against Chelsea in their last-16 first leg on Tuesday.

Cavani struck early in the second half to cancel out Branislav Ivanovic’s first-half header, which was scored against the run of play after the French champions had dominated from the start at the Parc des Princes.

Feb 16, 2015

Preview: Injuries hit PSG as they prepare for Chelsea test

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris St Germain were never going to start as favourites against Chelsea in their Champions League last 16 clash but Saturday’s catalogue of injuries has damaged the French champions’ chances even further at the worst possible time.

PSG were cruising to a 2-0 victory against Caen in Ligue 1 but a series of injuries meant they finished the game with nine men and conceded two late goals in a 2-2 draw that left them third in the table.

Feb 16, 2015

Soccer-Injuries hit PSG as they prepare for Chelsea test

PARIS, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain were never going to start as favourites against Chelsea in their Champions League last 16 clash but Saturday’s catalogue of injuries has damaged the French champions’ chances even further at the worst possible time.

PSG were cruising to a 2-0 victory against Caen in Ligue 1 but a series of injuries meant they finished the game with nine men and conceded two late goals in a 2-2 draw that left them third in the table.

Feb 14, 2015

Injury-ravaged PSG denied top spot by Caen

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris St Germain conceded two late goals to draw 2-2 at home to Caen on Saturday as injuries forced them to finish the match with nine men in a testing warmup for their Champions League clash with Chelsea.

The French champions, who take on the London club at the Parc des Princes in the first leg of their much-awaited last-16 tie on Tuesday, missed out on top spot and are third in the table with 49 points from 25 games.

Feb 14, 2015

Soccer-Injury-ravaged PSG denied top spot by Caen

PARIS, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain conceded two late goals to draw 2-2 at home to Caen on Saturday as injuries forced them to finish the match with nine men in a testing warmup for their Champions League clash with Chelsea.

The French champions, who take on the London club at the Parc des Princes in the first leg of their much-awaited last-16 tie on Tuesday, missed out on top spot and are third in the table with 49 points from 25 games.

Feb 7, 2015

Unconvincing France scrape past Scotland in Six Nations opener

PARIS (Reuters) – France looked set for a difficult Six Nations campaign after labouring to a 15-8 home win against Scotland in their opening game on Saturday.

Philippe Saint-Andre’s side, playing in unfamiliar red jerseys, scored all their points through Camille Lopez’s boot while Scotland, a more formidable team since former Clermont coach Vern Cotter took over last year, had Dougie Fife to thank for a superb first-half try.

Feb 7, 2015

France must be patient in attack, says Saint-Andre

PARIS (Reuters) – France need to make their dominance count if they are to threaten Six Nations holders Ireland next weekend, coach Philippe Saint-Andre said after his team struggled to beat Scotland on Saturday.

The hosts enjoyed much of the possession in their tournament opener and played most of the second period in Scotland’s half but failed to score a single try in a 15-8 win at the Stade de France.

Feb 7, 2015

Rugby-France must be patient in attack, says Saint-Andre

PARIS, Feb 7 (Reuters) – France need to make their dominance count if they are to threaten Six Nations holders Ireland next weekend, coach Philippe Saint-Andre said after his team struggled to beat Scotland on Saturday.

The hosts enjoyed much of the possession in their tournament opener and played most of the second period in Scotland’s half but failed to score a single try in a 15-8 win at the Stade de France.

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      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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