world soccer 18.9.2017 12:40 pm

PSG’s Kurzawa victim of video blackmail plot

Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa was the victim of a 200,000-euro ($239,000) blackmail plot involving a video of the France international mocking national coach Didier Deschamps, judicial sources revealed on Monday.

Four men aged between 25 and 30 were arrested and charged with the foiled blackmail attempt during the summer. Three of them have been remanded in custody.

PSG’s Kurzawa victim of video blackmail plot
PSG’s Kurzawa victim of video blackmail plot

PSG’s Kurzawa victim of video blackmail plot

Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa was the victim of a 200,000-euro ($239,000) blackmail plot involving a video of the France international mocking national coach Didier Deschamps, judicial sources revealed on Monday.

Wayne Rooney hit by two-year driving ban after guilty plea
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Wayne Rooney hit by two-year driving ban after guilty plea

Former England captain Wayne Rooney was Monday banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid community work after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
Goal-hungry Man City can still improve, warns Pep
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Goal-hungry Man City can still improve, warns Pep

Pep Guardiola says his free-scoring Manchester City side can still improve — in a chilling message to Premier League rivals — but is refusing to get carried away by their electrifying early-season form.
Football: ‘Overweight’ Tevez symbol of Chinese largesse
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Football: ‘Overweight’ Tevez symbol of Chinese largesse

When Carlos Tevez emerged in airport arrivals in Shanghai he had a bunch of flowers thrust into his hands and his signing was heralded as a coup for Chinese football.
Five things we learned in Serie A
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Five things we learned in Serie A

Paulo Dybala and Dries Mertens scored hat-tricks as Juventus and Napoli bounced back from Champions League flops to stay perfect in Serie A and join Inter Milan with four wins from four in Italy.
Mourinho shrugs off Manchester City rivalry in title race
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Mourinho shrugs off Manchester City rivalry in title race

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claimed drawing level with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table did not enter his mind following their 4-0 win over Everton.
Wenger hails gritty Arsenal
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Wenger hails gritty Arsenal

Arsene Wenger claimed Arsenal’s battling 0-0 draw at Chelsea proved his players have the courage and commitment required to match the champions.
Contra named as new Romania coach: Romanian Football Federation
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Contra named as new Romania coach: Romanian Football Federation

Cosmin Contra on Sunday was named as the new coach of Romania to replace Christoph Daum who was sacked following the country’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, officials said.
Mbappe makes winning Parc des Princes debut
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Mbappe makes winning Parc des Princes debut

Kylian Mbappe played a decisive role on his Parc des Princes debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday in a thrilling 2-0 win over Lyon with both goals accreditated to the visitors.
Dybala, Mertens hat-tricks as Juventus, Napoli stay perfect
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Dybala, Mertens hat-tricks as Juventus, Napoli stay perfect

Juventus and Napoli bounced back from Champions League disappointment to keep their Serie A perfect records and join Inter Milan at the top of the table on Sunday.
Alaves sack Zubeldia after just four games
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Alaves sack Zubeldia after just four games

Alaves sacked Argentine coach Luis Zubeldia after just four games in charge as they slipped to the bottom of La Liga with a 3-0 defeat at home to Villarreal on Sunday.
Former Everton star Lukaku ruins Rooney’s Manchester United return
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Former Everton star Lukaku ruins Rooney’s Manchester United return

Romelu Lukaku showed little room for sentiment on Sunday scoring one and creating another as Manchester United ran out ultimately comfortable 4-0 winners over his former club Everton to ruin Wayne Rooney’s Old Trafford return.
Five things we learned in Bundesliga
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Five things we learned in Bundesliga

Bayern Munich silenced their critics with a 4-0 hammering of Mainz and goal-scorer Arjen Robben had a clear message for Carlo Ancelotti.
Team-mates hail ‘goal machine’ Aguero
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Team-mates hail ‘goal machine’ Aguero

Sergio Aguero’s sixth Premier League hat-trick in the 6-0 demolition of Watford drew unstinting praise from his Manchester City team-mates on Sunday.
Five things we learned in the Premier League
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Five things we learned in the Premier League

Manchester City and Manchester United sit atop the table with exactly the same statistics but the former ahead by dint of C coming before U in the alphabet.
Carvajal extends Madrid deal to 2022
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Carvajal extends Madrid deal to 2022

Spanish international right-back Dani Carvajal tied his future to Real Madrid by extending his contract until 2022, the club confirmed on Sunday.
Redknapp accepts managerial career all but over
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Redknapp accepts managerial career all but over

Harry Redknapp believes his sacking as manager of second-tier Birmingham City will finally bring the curtain down on his long career.
Pogba could be out for three months – report
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Pogba could be out for three months – report

French international Paul Pogba could be out of action for three months, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday, dealing a huge blow to Manchester United.
Tevez’s battered Shanghai Shenhua ‘just like Manchester United’
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Tevez’s battered Shanghai Shenhua ‘just like Manchester United’

Shanghai Shenhua’s new coach compared his demoralised club to Manchester United after they were thrashed 6-1 at rivals Shanghai SIPG in China’s biggest derby.
Record MLS crowd sees Atlanta-Orlando draw
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Record MLS crowd sees Atlanta-Orlando draw

Josef Martinez posted his second straight hat trick, but hosts Atlanta settled for a 3-3 draw with Orlando on Saturday that drew a Major League Soccer record crowd of 70,425.
Revitalised Falcao hoping for World Cup ‘dream’
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Revitalised Falcao hoping for World Cup ‘dream’

Colombian striker Radamel Falcao is aiming to realise his “dream” of playing in a World Cup next year, after continuing his red-hot start to the Ligue 1 season for Monaco on Saturday.
Guardiola calls on Manchester City to celebrate ‘legend’ Aguero
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Guardiola calls on Manchester City to celebrate ‘legend’ Aguero

Pep Guardiola wants Manchester City to pay tribute to Sergio Aguero when the Argentine “legend” becomes their record goalscorer.
Pochettino ignores talk of Wembley hoodoo
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Pochettino ignores talk of Wembley hoodoo

Mauricio Pochettino says he is not worried that Tottenham’s Wembley woes will derail their Premier League title bid.
Defence still Liverpool’s Achilles heel, admits Klopp
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Defence still Liverpool’s Achilles heel, admits Klopp

Jurgen Klopp admitted his Liverpool side must improve defensively after more problems at the back cost them two home points in a 1-1 Premier League draw with Burnley.
Griezmann saves Atletico blushes, Barcelona 7 clear of Madrid
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Griezmann saves Atletico blushes, Barcelona 7 clear of Madrid

Antoine Griezmann ensured Malaga didn’t spoil Atletico Madrid’s moving in party at their new 68,000 Wanda Metropolitano stadium with the only goal in a 1-0 win on Saturday.
Stuttgart’s Gentner swallows tongue, saved by doctor
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Stuttgart’s Gentner swallows tongue, saved by doctor

Only the quick thinking of VfB Stuttgart’s team doctor rescued captain Christian Gentner, who swallowed his tongue in a horror clash in Saturday’s Bundesliga game against Wolfsburg.

results

Pirates 1-0 CT City
P City 2-3 FS Stars
SuperSport Utd 1-1 Chippa Utd
Arrows 4-1 AmaZulu

fixtures

Maritzburg Utd vs Chiefs
Celtic vs Baroka
AmaZulu vs Wits
P Stars vs Arrows

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Orlando Pirates 5 11
2 Golden Arrows 4 8
3 Maritzburg United 4 8
4 Baroka FC 4 8
5 Mamelodi Sundowns 3 6
6 Cape Town City 3 6
7 SuperSport United 3 6
8 Kaizer Chiefs 4 5
9 Bloem Celtic 3 5
10 Ajax Cape Town 4 4
11 Chippa United 4 4
12 Polokwane City 4 4
13 AmaZulu 4 4
14 Bidvest Wits 4 2
15 Free State Stars 4 1
16 Platinum Stars 4 1

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