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Karim Benzema to face trial for alleged involvement in attempted blackmail case (2021)

Benzema was not selected by France in their squad for the 2018 World Cup, which they won in Russia



Karim Benzema will face trial for his alleged involvement in an attempted blackmail case linked to a sex tape featuring a former France team-mate.

Real Madrid forward Benzema is accused of paying individuals to extort money from Mathieu Valbuena by threatening to make the video public in 2015.

Read more: Karim Benzema to face trial for alleged involvement in attempted blackmail case (2021)

EFL Carabao Cup Report (2021): Man City beat rivals Man Utd to reach EFL Cup final

John Stones scored his first goal since the World Cup in 2018



Manchester City deservedly beat Manchester United to reach the Carabao Cup final and will now face Tottenham at Wembley as they look to win the competition for a fourth straight year.

Second-half goals from John Stones and Fernandinho secured their progress as City cut loose after a first period in which both sides had goals disallowed.

Read more: EFL Carabao Cup Report (2021): Man City beat rivals Man Utd to reach EFL Cup final

Spanish La Liga Report (2021): Messi scores two as Barcelona win to go third in La Liga

Lionel Messi has scored five times in his past six La Liga games and has 12 goals for the season in all competitions



Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao to go third in La Liga.

Athletic took an early lead through Inaki Williams, but teenager Pedri equalised with a header soon after.

Read more: Spanish La Liga Report (2021): Messi scores two as Barcelona win to go third in La Liga

French Ligue 1 Report (2021): Pochettino's first PSG match ends in draw

Italian Moise Kean has now scored 10 goals for PSG since joining on loan from Everton in the close season



Mauricio Pochettino's first game in charge of Paris St-Germain did not go according to plan as the champions lost ground on leaders Lyon with a draw at Saint-Etienne.

Romain Hamouma tapped in the opener after Idrissa Gueye lost possession on the edge of of the PSG area.

Read more: French Ligue 1 Report (2021): Pochettino's first PSG match ends in draw

EFL Carabao Cup Report (2021): Final is Tottenham's reward for taking EFL Cup seriously, says Mourinho

Only team-mate Harry Kane (17) has scored more goals among Premier League players in all competitions this season than Son Heung-min (16 - level with Mohamed Salah)



Jose Mourinho said Tottenham Hotspur had been rewarded for taking the Carabao Cup seriously as they moved to within one game of a first trophy in 13 years with a semi-final win over Brentford.

Spurs have not claimed silverware since they beat Chelsea in the 2008 League Cup final and they were made to work hard before seeing off the Championship promotion chasers in this one-leg semi-final at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Read more: EFL Carabao Cup Report (2021): Final is Tottenham's reward for taking EFL Cup seriously, says...


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