• The Canadian Press

    Marseille held 1-1 by 10-man Lille, Rennes wins 6-0

    PARIS (AP) — Marseille had an extra player for an hour but drew 1-1 at home in the French league to defending champion Lille and moved two points behind second-place Nice on Sunday. Turkey winger Cengiz Under equalized for Marseille with a brilliant curling strike into the right corner after a quick corner from Dimitri Payet in the 75th. Third-place Marseille has played a game less than Nice. After Marseille goalkeeper Pau Lopez made a fine save from veteran Turkey striker Burak Yilmaz's shot, D

  • The Canadian Press

    MATCHDAY: Man City hosts Chelsea, Juventus welcomes Udinese

    A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday: ENGLAND The first Premier League match of the day is the biggest: Leader Manchester City hosts second-placed Chelsea. The Blues trail by 10 points and hope to keep their title hopes alive against the defending champion. Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the game. City also has new virus cases, though manager Pep Guardiola wouldn’t identify how many or who on Friday. Newcastle made an emba

  • The Canadian Press

    COVID outbreak at French club Troyes forces postponement

    PARIS (AP) — The French league game between Troyes and first-division rival Montpellier was postponed Friday after 13 players at Troyes tested positive for COVID-19. It's the second of this weekend's slate of games to be called off because of coronavirus outbreaks as Ligue 1 returns from its winter break. Saturday’s game between defending champion Lille and Lorient was postponed after a dozen Lorient players tested positive over the past week. Two members of Lorient's technical staff also tested

  • The Canadian Press

    PSG relying on Mbappe's scoring ahead of Lyon game

    PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain's reliance on Kylian Mbappe keeps growing as he keeps scoring. That was illustrated again when he grabbed a hat trick in the French Cup on Monday night. It was against modest amateur side Vannes, but the quality of his finishing stood out regardless and took his overall tally this season to 18 goals in 25 games. The trip to Lyon on Sunday in the league may prove more difficult for Mbappe, given how hard it was to beat Lyon in September. PSG needed a header from M