Timothy Weah, the son of former Ballon d’Or winner George Weah, made his senior debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday, coming on as a 79th minute substitute in the club’s victory over Troyes in Ligue 1 play. Timothy just celebrated his 18th birthday on Feb. 22, and the native of New York City almost snatched a goal on his first appearance.
In the 77th minute of PSG’s routine 3-0 victory over Marseille Sunday night, a seemingly innocuous moment led to Neymar remaining on the ground while play continued around him. 10 seconds later, with Neymar still writhing in agony and in clear discomfort, PSG played the ball out so their Brazilian star could receive treatment.
Neymar was then stretchered off the field while crying inconsolably. For many, the world’s most expensive player had clearly just suffered a serious injury (perhaps a broken ankle), calling into question his participation at the World Cup.
Neymar’s performance against Real Madrid — for all the end product it obviously lacked — did little to quell the notion that he's the world’s best dribbler. He managed 13 successful dribbles against Madrid, more than any other player has completed in a Champions League game this season.
With three months still remaining in Europe’s major leagues, four of the five most-watched competitions are pretty much already decided. In Germany, Bayern Munich have ostensibly been crowned champions with an 18-point lead over their nearest rivals. In England and France, it would be shocking to see Manchester City and PSG throw away their respective 13-point and 11-point advantages. Spain is tighter, but Barcelona comfortably sit nine points clear of Atletico Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar share a birthday: February 5. They do not celebrate in the same way. Ronaldo drinks alcohol like Donald Trump, which is to say he never touches the stuff. But the Neymar birthday party in Paris on Sunday was just what you’d expect from the most playful man in football.
The best free kick taker of all time turns 43 today, and we have found the perfect video to honor all of his greatest strikes.
Edinson Cavani hit a major milestone Saturday against Montpellier in Ligue 1 when he scored his 157th goal for PSG, passing Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the club's all-time leading scorer. It wasn't exactly a screaming goal, but we're sure El Matador will take it.
Judging by the celebration, Cavani seems pretty excited about his accomplishment.
What an incredibly strange career trajectory Lassana Diarra has had.