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The European leagues in Spain, where Zouhair Feddal helped Real Betis in their quest for a European qualification place, and Italy resumed after the festive break and there was cup action in England and France. Â
Paris Saint-Germain rested superstars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe before defeating sixth-tier Linas-Montlhery 6-0 in the French Cup on Sunday as the amateur side were left to rue a missed penalty when trailing just 1-0.
A Paris Saint-Germain without a rested Neymar cruised into the last eight of the French League Cup with a 4-1 victory at second-tier Le Mans on Wednesday.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting apologised Wednesday for his botched goal miss that effectively prevented the club winning the French league title in record-equalling time.
Paris Saint-Germain squandered the chance to clinch the Ligue 1 title in record-equalling time on Sunday after a 2-2 draw at home to Strasbourg, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's incredible miss from on the goal-line costing his team dear.
Despite the fact Lille's draw put it on a plate for PSG to win the title on Sunday, PSG also slipped up, in their case against Strasbourg who managed to get a 2-2 draw at Parc des Princes. Mbappe came on towards the end and could have scored the title clinching goal in injury time.
What happened in the PSG-Strasbourg game is inexplicable. And it was a game where a win would have given PSG the league title.
His signing at the start of the season was ridiculed by many, but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has succeeded in winning over the supporters at Paris Saint-Germain as he stands in for the French champions' injured superstars.