Info

PSG

W W W W W

2 - 0

Competition
Ligue 1
Date
29 November 2017
Game week
15
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0
Venue
Parc des Princes (Paris)
Attendance
40920

Goals

Neymar (G) 73'
1 - 0
E. Cavani (G) 90' (assist by: Neymar)
2 - 0

Commentary

Minute   Description
That's all from us tonight folks, we hope you enjoyed the game!
Second half goals from Neymar and Cavani saw PSG wrap up the victory and three points here tonight after a tough game against a strong opponent in Troyes, who played very well and defended superbly throughout. PSG now sit 10 points clear at the top of the table after just 15 Ligue 1 games.
FULL-TIME: PSG 2-0 TROYES
90'+3 That's the full-time whistle!
90' There will be a minimum of three minutes of added time played.
Neymar with the assist to his strike partner, the pass picking out Cavani perfectly in the box and he did the rest.
GOOOAAALLL! PSG DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! Cavani fires home the second goal of the evening and well and truly wraps up the victory and three points for PSG tonight. The ball fell perfectly to the lethal striker in the middle of the penalty area and his powered a shot at goal, it hit the Troyes keeper but still found its way into the back of the net.
88' PSG make their final substitution of the game, with Javier Pastore the man coming off and he has been replaced by Christopher Nkunku.
86' The game is starting to open up slightly now, with Troyes trying to go forward as much as they can for an equalising goal, but this is firing PSG a lot more space in behind on the counter-attack.
83' CHANCES TROYES! Two decent opportunities within a minute of eachother for the visitors, both falling to Suk Hyun-Jun and both well saved by Trapp. Slight let off for PSG who suffered lapses in concentration there, the first chance for Hyun-Jun forced Trapp into making a good diving save. Before a weaker chance from close range which rolled into the hands of Trapp.
80' Troyes make their third and final change of the evening, with François Bellugou being replaced by Bryan Pelé.
78' If the scoreline remains the same here, it will move PSG 10 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 on 41 points, whilst Troyes will sit 12th on 18 points, just three points outside of the relegation zone.
75' Will Troyes be able to bounce back and give it a go here, to try and take something away from this game? However, the more open the game becomes, the more chances that PSG are likely to have and the scoreline could increase greatly.
73' GOOOAAALLL PSG LEAD! Neymar with a superb strike to give his side the lead. It was always going to take something special tonight to break the deadlock, the Brazilian picked up the ball around 25 yards from goal and drilled a low powerful strike into the bottom corner right a tight angle. Great finish and PSG finally have the lead!
70' The second PSG change takes place, with Ángel Di María being replaced by Kylian Mbappé.
PSG now make a double substitution of their own, the first man coming off is Giovani Lo Celso and on in his place is Adrien Rabiot.
69' PENALTY SHOUT! PSG are furious that they haven't been given another penalty. This time it is Neymar with a superb dribbling run, past a couple of Troyes defenders, then just as he is about to fire a shot at goal he is clipped by a Troyes man and appeals for a penalty, but the referee is not impressed and nothing is given.
68' Good effort! Neymar's free-kick beats the wall but it is too close to the Troyes keeper who makes a good save and punches the ball clear.
67' PSG with a free-kick in an excellent position, with Neymar stands over the ball around 20 yards from goal in decent shooting range...
65' The atmosphere is quite flat here inside the Parc des Princes as their side struggle to break through the newly promoted Ligue 1 side. The hosts need to step it up a gear and pass the ball around the pitch much quicker and more incisively.
62' Here is the second Troyes change, with Adama Niane coming off to boos from the home crowd, but the striker has played well tonight and caused the PSG defences a few problems. He has been replaced by Hyun-Jun Suk.
Troyes make a double substitution, the first change sees Saîf-Eddine Khaoui head off the pitch and he has been replaced by Benjamin Nivet.
59' Adama Niane is showed the first yellow card of the game after a number of fouls tonight and the referee finally shows him a yellow, much to the delight of the home supporters.
58' Next up for PSG is a trip to Strasbourg on Saturday, before a tough trip to Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Meanwhile, Troyes return home to face Guingamp in Ligue 1 at the weekend.
55' Troyes will be delighted with their performance so far here, a point would be an excellent result away from home to such quality opposition. PSG are going to need to step up their game if they are to score here tonight.
53' A good run of results will be crucial for Unai Emery’s men, as they look to build on the consistency ahead of the Champions League away day at Bayern Munich next week.
50' There are plenty of world class replacements on the bench for PSG tonight, with Julian Draxler and Kylian Mbappe just to name a few if the continue to struggle to break through this resilient Troyes defence.
48' It's all PSG once again, they are dominant in possession and keeping Troyes penned inside their own half. Neymar is once again trying to get on the ball as much as possible to try and influence the game but the visitors are closing him down straight away.
46' The second half is underway!
It's goalless at the break here at the Parc des Princes, despite a dominant performance by PSG so far but they haven't been open this Troyes defence up much and Trapp has had to be on his toes at the other end of the pitch. The best chance of the game was the PSG penalty with Cavani seeing his effort saved from the spot.
HALF-TIME: PSG 0-0 TROYES
45' That's the half-time whistle!
43' PSG put Troyes under a lot of pressure shortly after the penalty save, but the visitors continue to defend well and Samassa is commanding his area well and PSG are going have to find another plan to break through their opponents.
41' Cavani and Neymar have been sharing the responsibility of penalty duties this season, so the next one is likely to be taken by the Brazilian instead. PSG should be one-nil up.
39' PENALTY PSG! Cavani is brought down in the penalty area after a shirt tug and it initially looks a soft penalty but the referee showed no hesitation to point to the spot and upon looking at the replay, Troyes can have no complaints. Cavani is going to take the penalty...
38' STAT: PSG have a strong record in this fixture, as they’ve won each of the last five meetings.
36' Not long left to play until the half-time whistle here at the Parc des Princes, can either side break the deadlock before the break?
35' OFFSIDE! Stéphane Darbion has the ball in the back of the net after a square ball by Saif-Eddine Khaoui, but the Troyes man is caught offside and the goal is ruled out.
33' Brief stoppage in play here as Verratti and Adama Niane square up to eachother after a late challenge on the PSG man which Verratti was not happy about. The referee calms things down between the two players and just gives them a warning speech.
32' Troyes look strong in attack and they are opening up this PSG defence, but when the hosts clear the danger they have plenty of space to try and exploit in the Troyes formation, due to more players being in an attacking situation.
30' CHANCE TROYES! Arguably the best chance of the game and the visitors force Kevin Trapp into a very good save to deny them the opening goal! Samuel Grandsir did brilliantly to evade his marker and slip behind the PSG defence with great skill, he then fired a fierce shot at goal, but Trapp did brilliantly to deny him.
28' Neymar with an excellent piece of skill to beat his marker and run at goal, but then he just stops and looks around at the referee waiting for a free-kick to be awarded after appearing to lose his footing, but there didn't seem to be a touch by the Troyes man and the referee waves his appeals away.
25' Troyes are playing more of a 4-5-1 formation now as PSG continue to press and pin them back, which is working as the hosts are being frustrated in attack so far. However, the visitors are trying to break forward quickly when they can, but they are struggling to string more then a couple of passes together in the final third, with PSG defending comfortably.
23' The sides have last met in 2015/16 and PSG have bagged two thrashing wins over the rivals, securing the points in a 4-1 home win in November 2015 and a 0-9 win at Stade de l’Aube in March 2016.
20' Despite their dominance, the hosts have struggled to carve out many good goalscoring chances here, with Samassa in the Troyes goal, not having too much to worry about in terms of making saves at the moment.
18' Unai Emery’s men put in a dominant performance at the weekend against Monaco, which was their sixth consecutive win across all competitions.
16' PSG are dominating possession and forcing Troyes into their own half and penalty area for large periods, just their final ball which is missing at the moment. Neymar is starting to drop deeper and deeper to get on the ball and make things happen.
14' GREAT CHANCE! Marco Verratti with a superb ball behind the Troyes defence to Di Maria, he was just about to get on the end of the pass when the Troyes keeper came sliding out to take the ball. However, the ball bounces out of the penalty area and Cavani nicks it off his toes and looks to pick out Neymar with a cross, with the Troyes defence scrambling back to guard their now open goal. But the ball to Neymar is poor and easily cut out. The visitors don't look great at the back so far.
11' CHANCE PSG! Neymar wins a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area after a blatant pull on his shirt, stopping him from progressing. The free-kick is taken quickly by Pastore to Edinson Cavani who made an excellent run behind the defence, however, he fires his powerful effort high over the crossbar. He should've done better with that chance.
10' A victory for PSG tonight would give them an impressive 10 point lead at the top of Ligue 1 after just 15 games played. After surrendering their title last season to Monaco, PSG look keen and dominant in French football once again.
8' Decent chance! PSG are getting closer here, with Javier Pastore firing a low shot at goal from a tight angle but his shot is well blocked by Charles Traore, after excellent build-up play by the hosts in the final third.
7' Much better from Troyes in the last couple of minutes, they have started to get on the ball a little bit and string a few passes together and they win their first corner of the game. However, the set piece is poor and fails to get past the first PSG defender.
4' There is a subdued atmosphere here tonight, that is because the entire stand behind the visitors goal is shut tonight, this was put in place by the French league governing body as a punishment for flares being let off in their game against Lille.
2' PSG dominated possession straight from kick-off and they are already on the attack, looking to break through this Troyes defence and take an early lead. Angel Di Maria is abruptly brought down near the corner flag, giving the hosts a free-kick in a decent position to whip the ball into the box. Di Maria takes it, but Mamadou Samassa does well to punch the ball clear.
1' We're underway!
The teams are out here at the Parc des Princes and kick-off is just minutes away! Stay tuned for all of the match action.
TROYES SUBS: Nivet, Confais, Vizcarrondo, Hyun-Jun, Cordoval, Zelazny, Pele
TROYES (4-2-3-1): Samassa (GK); Deplagne, Herelle, Giraudon, Traore; Grandsir, Azamoum; Darbion (C), Khaoui, Bellugou; Niane.
PSG SUBS: Areola, Berchiche, Alves, Nkunku, Rabiot, Draxler, Mbappe
PSG (4-3-3): Trapp (GK); Meunier, Thiago Silva (C), Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Verratti, Pastore, Lo Celso; Di Maria, Neymar, Cavani.
The team news is in, here is how the two sides line-up this evening...
The visitors have performed defensively well of late, Jean-Louis Garcia’s side have conceded 18 goals in 14 matches this season, but they’ve kept a few clean sheets, and have avoided any heavy defeats. In fact, only once have Troyes conceded more than two goals this season.
Troyes bagged a convincing 3-0 home win over Angers SCO and moving out of the relegation zone, they now sit 13th with 18 points. Les Scoistes have picked up their form at home and sit just five points behind the fifth placed Nantes, thanks to their home form but their away from remains a worry.
Unlike the hosts, who’re fighting for silverware both domestically and in Europe, Troyes will just be hoping looking to maintain their position in France’s top flight this season.
PSG have been superb this season and are favourites heading into every game in Ligue 1 this season, but with the fixtures starting to come thick and fast at this stage of the season, Unai Emery may look to rest a few players.
PSG’s march towards the Ligue 1 title, which they surrendered to Monaco last season, continued at the weekend as they defeated last year’s winners 2-1 away from home. PSG are top of the table, seven points ahead of their closest rivals Marseille, potentially going 10 points clear if they win tonight.
Good evening and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Ligue 1 clash between PSG and Troyes at the Parc des Princes.

Lineups

R
A
A
1
K. Trapp
2
Thiago Silva
3
P. Kimpembe
6
M. Verratti
6
K. Azamoum
8
S. Darbion
9
E. Cavani
10
Neymar
11
Á. Di María
12
T. Meunier
12
M. Deplagne
13
S. Khaoui
14
F. Bellugou
18
G. Lo Celso
20
L. Kurzawa
22
C. Hérelle
23
C. Traoré
24
J. Giraudon
26
A. Niane
27
J. Pastore
29
S. Grandsir
30
M. Samassa
9
10
29
25
28
24
C
C

Additional info

Referee
J. Brisard
Assistants
D. Zitouni
Fourth official
A. Petit

Match Stats

PSG Troyes
75 Attacks (Dangerous) 28
11 Corners 1
12 Fouls 15
16 Free Kicks 17
3 Goal Kicks 7
3 Offsides 1
3 Shots (blocked) 0
7 Shots (off target) 2
4 Shots (on target) 4
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
26 Throw Ins 19

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
121+5256
221+2845
321+2144
421+2743
521-134
621-431
721-329
821+428
921-428
1021-827
1121-1325
1221-1124
1321-823
1421-1623
1521-622
1621-622
1721-1322
1821-1021
1921-1120
2021-1815

Parc des Princes

Name:
Parc des Princes 
City:
Paris 
Capacity:
47929