Former Paris Saint-Germain player Aminata Diallo was arrested and charged with aggravated assault Friday in connection with an investigation into an attack against one of her teammates last year.

Police took Diallo into custody near Paris, marking the second time she has been detained as a part of the investigation. She was first apprehended and questioned in November 2021 following an alleged attack on then-teammate Kheira Hamraoui.

Reports indicated that Hamraoui and Diallo were stopped by two masked men while driving home from a team dinner. One man restrained Diallo while the other attacked Hamroui, leaving her with bruises and cuts but no broken bones.

Diallo has been charged in what the prosecutor described as a planned and premeditated attack on Hamraoui.

Three men admitted to being on the seen, and a fourth admitted to hitting Hamraoui. All four implicated Diallo as the orchestrator of the attack, the New York Times reported.

Diallo has maintained her innocence throughout the investigation, with her lawyers commenting last year on the media spectacle the case attracted, saying,“The public has already condemned her, without justification.”

Since the incident, Diallo has retired from professional soccer, leaving the sport after her PSG contract expired this summer. Hamraoui is under contract with PSG but is in a dispute with the club after not being selected to play for the team.

OL Reign continues to add to its roster, with the club confirming initial reports from The Athletic that the team has agreed to terms with Paris Saint-Germain for Jordyn Huitema.

The Canadian forward joins OL Reign from PSG in exchange for a transfer fee, which included allocation money. Huitema’s contract with OL Reign lasts through the 2023 NWSL season with an option to extend to 2024. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Jordyn has shown her ability to play at the highest level at both the club and international level,” OL Reign head coach Laura Harvey said in a statement. “We understand how much potential she has and think that she could have an important role on this team.”

The Canadian Olympic gold medalist has been with PSG since the start of her club career. As an 18-year-old in 2019, the forward opted out of attending college in favor of the pros. In 2021, she won the Division 1 Féminine title with PSG as well as the 2022 Coupe de France.

In 45 appearances with PSG, Huitema had six goals. She’s also made 49 international appearances for Canada, notching 14 goals.

She’s the second high-profile addition the Reign have made during the trade window, with the club also making a deal with Racing Louisville FC to acquire the rights to Tobin Heath.

They’ve also added Arsenal’s Kim Little off of loan this summer. Little is a two-time NWSL MVP, having won back-to-back awards in 2014 and 2015.

The Reign appear to be adding some much-needed scoring depth, as the team has only scored six goals through eight games despite having the second-most shots on goal this season.

This article has been updated to include OL Reign’s official release featuring Huitema’s signing.

Lieke Martens is heading to Paris Saint-Germain, with the club signing the Dutch forward to a three-year deal from Barcelona.

The 29-year-old announced the move on social media Friday, writing, “I am very excited to announce this news about the next step in my career! So happy and proud to start this new adventure in Paris and to be part of this incredible team and club.”

Friday’s news comes after the star striker wrote a heartfelt goodbye to Barcelona on her Instagram Thursday, revealing her departure from the Spanish club.

“After five beautiful years at this fantastic club in this beautiful city I have decided to part ways with the club and start a new adventure. I came to FC Barcelona in a time that the club started an ambitious project to become a leader in the world of women’s football. We worked hard and I believe that we achieved the goals set 5 years ago,” wrote Martens. “It’s time for another adventure and I want to thank the club, coaches, staff, fans and of course all my teammates that have supported me to become the player I am today. Thank you for all your support and love, all the best and see you all soon again.”

In her five-year tenure with Barcelona, Martens logged 156 appearances, scoring 73 goals to help the club to a Champions League trophy and nine domestic titles.

PSG finished second in the French league this season, 15 points behind rivals Lyon.

Lyon added more hardware to its growing trophy cabinet, claiming the French league title with a 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.

The victory marks Lyon’s 15th French league championship. The club reclaimed the top spot after PSG upset Lyon last season for the title.

USWNT star Catarina Macario scored the game-winning goal for Lyon, opening her account in the third minute. The American striker made a darting run up the flank to get in behind the PSG backline before beating the goalkeeper with a far-post rocket.

Macario finished the 2021-2022 league campaign with 13 goals and five assists in 18 matches played. Her goals tally is the second-most in the league behind PSG’s Marie-Antoinette Katoto, who logged 18 and four assists in 20 games played.

Lyon’s league title comes after the French side defeated powerhouse Barcelona for the Champions League trophy on May 21.

Paris Saint-Germain has suspended women’s coach Didier Ollé-Nicolle after accusations of inappropriate behavior toward players on his team came to light.

Players were interviewed by the club Tuesday after a complaint was made, according to the Daily Telegraph.

“These facts and comments, if confirmed, would be incompatible with the sporting and human values of Paris Saint-Germain,” PSG said in a statement to the Telegraph. “Paris Saint-Germain takes the situation very seriously and intends to shed full light on the facts and comments reported.”

One source said that the coach’s behavior toward players and his language was brought to light several months ago with no action taken, the Telegraph reported.

PSG has yet to complete its season, with a game against Lyon on Sunday key to their quest to defend their league title. PSG currently sits five points back of first-place Lyon in Division 1 Féminine.

The club has dealt with inner turmoil throughout the season.

Last November, Aminata Diallo and Kheira Hamraoui were assaulted by masked men while driving home from a team event. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.

Then, in April, Hamroui was involved in an altercation with forward Sandy Baltimore at practice.

Paris Saint-Germain is weathering a storm off the pitch amid a Champions League semifinal battle with archrival Lyon.

A dispute broke out during a tactical session at PSG’s training ground ahead of Sunday’s first-leg semifinal contest, which the team lost 3-2.

According to The Athletic’s Charlotte Harpur, the altercation occurred after a cross was played into midfielder Kheira Hamraoui and forward Sandy Baltimore. Communication broke down between the duo, resulting in a missed goal opportunity.

Hamraoui reportedly mumbled to herself, with Baltimore telling her to stop. Hamraoui then insulted her teammate. The two exchanged heated words and had to be separated.

The training was cut short, per The Athletic, and players and staff debriefed about the incident, but Hamraoui was not present. The star midfielder decided not to travel with the team and ruled herself out of the Champions League matchup with Lyon.

This isn’t the first time Hamraoui was involved in a controversy.

In November, Aminata Diallo and Hamraoui were assaulted by two masked men while driving home from a team dinner. Hamraoui was attacked with a metal bar, suffering bruises to her shins and legs. Diallo was detained in connection with the assault on her teammate, but she was later released without charges. The investigation is ongoing.

The incident and resulting investigation have strained PSG’s locker-room morale, with the latest incident between Hamroui and Baltimore compounding the club tensions.

“We can hate each other outside but on the field, we have to manage to win,” PSG captain Grace Geyoro told French newspaper L’Equipe. “I tried to ensure that everyone could feel good on the pitch.”

The beleaguered French club will aim to regroup in time for the second leg of the Champions League semifinal, with PSG hosting Lyon on Saturday.

Paris Saint-Germain clinched its place in the UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinals. Ramona Bachmann pulled PSG level with Bayern Munich in the 112th minute to put the club up 4-3 on aggregate in the quarterfinal.

Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Bayern was enough for PSG to advance after securing a 2-1 win in the teams’ first-leg matchup.

Bachmann received a lofted cross into the box before trapping the ball and turning on her defender to fire the shot past Bayern’s keeper with 10 minutes left to play.

PSG played in front of a club record 27,262 as the home side battled against a beleaguered Bayern team that only listed four substitutes due to a series of positive COVID-19 tests throughout the squad.

The Champions League quarterfinals continue Thursday, with Arsenal taking on Wolfsburg after an opening leg 1-1 draw. Juventus and Lyon will also face-off, with Lyon needing a dominant performance after falling to Juventus 2-1 in the first leg.

Thursday’s winners will join Barcelona and PSG in the Champions League semifinals.

Paris Saint-Germain took the first leg of its Women’s Champion League quarterfinal against Bayern Munich with a 2-1 win on Tuesday.

Marie-Antoinette Katoto netted the brace to put PSG ahead of Bayern. She notched her first goal in the 19th minute.

She would score again in the 71st minute, heading in a corner kick from Sandy Baltimore.

Katoto has been unstoppable over her last three UWCL games, scoring four times on her last seven shots, according to DAZN Football.

Klara Bühl got one back for Bayern in the 83rd minute, but her team was unable to notch a second in the loss.

The two teams will meet again on March 30 in the second leg of their quarterfinal matchup.

Barcelona and Real Madrid also face off Tuesday in the first leg of the quarterfinals. On Wednesday, Juventus will take on Olympique Lyonnais, while Arsenal will go up against Wolfsburg.

The second legs of the quarterfinals will take place next week.

  • Wednesday, March 30:
    • Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
    • Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bayern Munich
  • Thursday, March 31:
    • Wolfsburg vs. Arsenal
    • Olympique Lyonnais vs. Juventus

While the semifinal matchups are still to be determined, the first leg is scheduled to take place on April 23 and the second leg on April 30. The championship final will take place on May 21.

Aminata Diallo is speaking out after being released from police custody.

The Paris Saint-Germain player was questioned by authorities as a part of an investigation into an attack against teammate Kheira Hamraoui. Diallo was released from custody after 36 hours without charges.

Reports indicate that the incident in question occurred following a team dinner. Diallo and Hamroui were stopped by two masked men on the drive home before the attacker pulled Diallo and Hamroui from Diallo’s car. One man restrained Diallo while the other attacked Hamroui, leaving her with bruises and cuts, but no broken bones.

In a statement through her lawyers, Diallo says she “hopes that judicial authorities conclude their investigation quickly and is sure that this will end up showing her complete and total innocence.”

Diallo’s lawyer also dismissed rumors of a rivalry between Diallo and Hamraoui, stating, “This theory does not reflect at all the reality of their relationship.”

The French soccer star’s lawyer commented on the attention the story is getting, saying media speculation “has already condemned her, without justification,” adding that Diallo “will not hesitate to launch legal action if necessary against any defamation.”

PSG will take the field on Sunday, facing off against league rival Lyon for the top of the table.

Paris-Saint Germain defeated the Chicago Red Stars 1-0 on Saturday, taking third in the inaugural Women’s Cup tournament.

The Red Stars started off on the front, deploying a high press and stifling any PSG momentum. PSG, for their part, looked content to sit back and defend, picking their moments to push forward.

The scoreless stalemate ended in the 35th minute when Marie-Antoinette Katoto chested down a lofted ball in the box before rifling a low shot past Chicago’s keeper. Katoto’s clinical finish put PSG up 1-0 just before halftime.

A series of late-game substitutions from the Red Stars injected the game with a renewed offensive energy. Still, PSG was able to hold off Chicago until the final whistle.

Saturday’s victory marks PSG’s first win of the pre-season.