Paris Fash­ion

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In the scheme of things, there were prob­a­bly more cost-ef­fec­tive ways for Paris St-Ger­main to re­act to last year’s shock­ing come­back loss against Barcelona in last year’s Cham­pi­ons League round of 16. But the French club did splurge $330m to lure Ney­mar from Spain, and set up the most in­trigu­ing early nar­ra­tive of Europe’s group phase, with Cham­pi­ons League match­days two and three (Sep 26-27 and Oct 17-18). It’s a state­ment that PSG is gun­ning for a place along­side Europe’s heavy­weights, as well as the op­por­tu­nity for the Brazil­ian star to stamp him­self as the main man, away from Messi and the Nou Camp. It will be fun watch­ing on the road to Kiev, which will host the fi­nal next May.

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