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Neymar Had A Really Good Reason For Missing Mbappé Win All The Ligue 1 Awards (It Wasn’t The Game Of Thrones Finale)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé was awarded the National Union Of Professional Footballers’ Ligue 1 Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards at an event on Sunday night.

His PSG strike partner Neymar was nowhere to be found, despite being in Paris.

But the Brazilian had a really good reason to miss out on the award ceremony, and it had nothing to do with the Game of Thrones finale. 

Neymar Sports TMNT-Esque Nike Headband, Immediately Scores With His Head

Paris Saint-Germain continued to play out the string on Saturday against Angers. Having clinched the Ligue 1 title and after suffering a shock loss in the Coupe de France final, PSG’s final three matches are little more than glorified friendlies for the Parisian club. 

So perhaps with that in mind we saw a new Neymar headband on display Saturday in PSG’s 2-1 sunny stroll past Angers. 

PSG Doesn't Really Seem To Care Anymore After Slumping To Another Loss

PSG has endured quite the torpid spell in its last matches of the season. From bowing out of the Champions League to Manchester United, to losing the Coupe De France to Rennes on penalties, there hasn’t been much joy for Les Parisiens, spare eventually securing the Ligue 1 title.

The misery was compounded Tuesday as PSG traveled to Montpellier.

Neymar Returns With Electric Goal, Assist, But PSG Loses Coupe De France Final After Horrifying Mbappé Red Card

Neymar has officially recovered from his now annual foot injury. The Brazilian started for the first time since January 23 and appears to be in full form already, supplying a first-half assist and goal for PSG against Stade Rennes in the Coupe de France final on Saturday in Paris. 

Stephanie Frappart To Become First Woman To Referee Ligue 1 Match

Stephanie Frappart will become the first female Ligue 1 referee during Sunday’s match between Amiens and Strasbourg. 

The Man Trailing Is Kylian Mbappé, So Who Do You Think Wins This Race?

After two consecutive defeats turned the narrative surrounding PSG into the sort of existential crisis that could only be penned by compatriot Jean-Paul Sartre, Kylian Mbappé’s 55-minute hat trick — taking him to 30 goals on the year and just three behind Lionel Messi in the race for the European Golden Shoe — propelled the club to a sixth Ligue 1 title in seven seasons.  

Kylian Mbappé Records An Amazing Assist, But PSG Loses 5-1 To Prolong Title Wait

After denying itself the league title last week following a 2-2 draw with Strasbourg, PSG traveled to second place Lille today with another shot at securing the crown with a victory or draw. They would achieve neither result, ultimately playing for 49 minutes down a man following Juan Bernat’s red card and losing 5-1. 

Lyon Women Demolished PSG 5-0 In Front Of French Record Crowd Of 25,907 Fans

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin, or just the Lyon women for short, is the best team in Europe. Lyon has won three straight Champions Leagues (five since 2011) and the last 12 (yes, a full dozen) Division 1 Féminine league titles. 

You can now add a new attendance record to the list of Lyon triumphs.

Lyon hosted Paris Saint-Germain in what was essentially the title decider on Saturday at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, which later this summer will host the Women’s World Cup semifinals and final.

Fans Start Petition To Strip Hugo Lloris Of World Cup Winner's Medal Should Liverpool Win Premier League

Tottenham and Hugo Lloris haven’t had a good week.

Spurs traveled to Anfield to face Liverpool in the hopes of gaining three important points in pursuit of Champions League football. (Spurs were out of the title race a while ago.) The match was particularly open, with end-to-end play a constant throughout.

Liverpool was not at its best, though it scored the first goal of the match through Roberto Firmino.

Ander Herrera Set For Manchester United Exit After Failing To Agree To New Contract

Ander Herrera has been a key player for Manchester United, especially under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær. From a fan, many believe Herrera is one of the most underrated players at Manchester United and in the Premier League. No matter what the fans think, Herrera is a proper team player and will be out of contract in the summer.

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