Paris St Germain secure a record-equalling 10th French top flight title following a 1-1 home draw against 10-man Lens on Saturday.
The purchases of Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, even the sponsorship of Bayern Munich, are alleged versions of sportswashing - the practice of trying to boost a country's public image through sports. Sports Life reporter Hecko Flores explains how state-owned Gazprom, Etihad Airways and Emirates use football for their own, and their home country's, profit.
30 Nov 2021
Argentina's Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or award for the best player in the world for a record-stretching seventh time on Monday (November 29), beating Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to lift soccer's most prestigious trophy yet again. The forward added to his 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019 trophies after winning the Copa America for the first time with his country last July. Messi, who joined Paris St Germain on a free transfer from Barcelona during the close season after finishing as La Liga's top scorer with the Spanish club, collected 613 points, with Bayern Munich's Lewandowski, named best striker on Monday, getting 580.
3 Nov 2021
Forward Kylian Mbappe was included in Paris St Germain's squad to face RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday (November 3) while Lionel Messi did not make the selection. Messi had limped off during their 2-1 win over Lille in Ligue 1 on Friday (October 29) and was not included in the 21-member squad named on Tuesday (November 2) for their Champions League Group A game in Germany.
20 Oct 2021
Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe shine as Paris St Germain come from a goal down to beat RB Leipzig 3-2 in their Champions League Group A encounter.
29 Sep 2021
Paris Saint-Germain fans hail Lionel Messi's first goal since joining the club, as the French side beat Manchester City 2-0 at the Parc des Princes stadium.
20 Sep 2021
Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino says "it is normal that PSG needs time to create bonds between players" after Wednesday's disappointing draw 1-1 against Club Brugge for the Champions League. PSG will be looking to continue their winning streak in Ligue 1 as they face Lyon on Sunday.
30 Aug 2021
Messi makes PSG debut in 2-0 win at Reims
30 Aug 2021
"I'm really happy that he joined the club (...) he's really humble as a person and also on the pitch, he tries to help the team and tries to help you as a player," says PSG midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum about Lionel Messi. The Argentian star could make his hotly anticipated debut for Paris Saint-Germain against Reims in Champagne on Sunday.
16 Aug 2021
Lionel Messi gets a first proper taste of his new home as he is presented to a full stadium of Paris Saint-Germain fans before watching his team-mates beat Strasbourg 4-2 in Ligue 1 with Kylian Mbappe playing a starring role.
14 Aug 2021
Lionel Messi joins his Paris Saint-Germain teammates for training for the second time ahead of the side's Ligue 1 match against Strasbourg.
12 Aug 2021
Lionel Messi says he is "dreaming" of winning a fifth Champions League after signing a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain. Hundreds of fans gather outside the Parc des Princes with supporters queueing near the club shop on the Champs Elyseees to buy Messi shirts.