Football: PSG held on opening day in France
MONTPELLIER, France (AFP) - Paris Saint Germain (PSG) dropped points on the opening day of the French league season, held 1-1 on Friday at Montpellier as they began their defence of the title.
PSG have moved swiftly on since landing their first league crown in 19 years in May, with Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti leaving for Real Madrid and loan star David Beckham retiring.
But awash with cash from their Qatari owners the capital club, touting a budget of 400 million euros (S$674 million), are hot favourites to repeat their success, even if newly-promoted fellow moneybags outfit Monaco will look to push them hard.
Falcao, a 60-million-euro acquisition from Atletico Madrid, is the big draw for the Monegasques, bankrolled by Russian billionaire owner Dimitri Rybolovlev.