On Soccer: Steely and Stylish, P.S.G. Opens Champions League With a Rout

Qatar Sports Investments, P.S.G.’s owner, has not committed more than a billion dollars to the club — including somewhere in the region of $475 million on two players, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, this summer alone — simply to beat the champion of Scotland.


Paris St.-Germain’s French striker Kylian Mbappé after scoring his team’s second goal. P.S.G. has again spent heavily in pursuit of elusive Champions League success.

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Routing Celtic does not begin to repay the investment. Just as winning the French championship has become an expectation, rather than an achievement, victory in the Champions League — the…

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