3 - 1


Ligue 1
20 December 2017
Game week
1 - 0
3 - 1
Parc des Princes (Paris)


E. Cavani (G) 21' (assist by: K. Mbappé)
1 - 0
K. Mbappé (G) 57' (assist by: G. Lo Celso)
2 - 0
Yuri (G) 81' (assist by: Neymar)
3 - 0
3 - 1
90' I. Santini (PG)


Minute   Description
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PSG sign off the first half of the Ligue 1 campaign with a convincing victory over Caen. Goals from Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe and Yuri guided them to the three points, taking their tally for the season to 50 at the half-way stage of the term. Caen got a consolation goal late on through Ivan Santini from the penalty spot, but did not do enough in the second half to put the home side under pressure. They extend their winless run in all competitions to six matches.
90'+2 The referee ends the contest.
Neymar searches for a goal this evening as he bursts into the box, but Vercoutre punches the ball away from his feet, although the Brazilian claims that he was fouled.
90' There will be two minutes of added time.
GOALLLLLLL!!!!! SANTINI CONVERTS! Caen notch a consolation goal as the forward holds his nerve from the spot to convert, sliding his effort into the bottom corner.
89' Thiago Silva goes into the book for his handball.
PENALTY TO CAEN! Thiago Silva blocks Rodelin's shot with his hand and the referee points to the spot.
The Caen defence parts down the middle and Cavani has a chance to score a fourth goal, but he opts for the pass and Pastore is bundled off the ball by Diomande.
88' Lo Celso displays a burst of energy to surge into the final third, but he cannot pick out a forward pass for any of his team-mates in advanced positions.
85' PSG are focused on retaining possession at the moment to see out the contest with a clean sheet. Neymar will still be hungry to add his name to scoresheet though.
83' Neymar tries to slide the ball through to Cavani for a fourth, but the ball skips off the surface and into the hands of Vercoutre.
82' Nkunku replaces Meunier for the closing stages.
81' Neymar slides the ball to Yuri, who does the rest with a fine finish.
GOALLLLLLL!!!! YURI SEALS THE GAME! The defender fires a bullet of an effort past Vercoutre into the bottom corner to secure the three points. Neymar threads the ball through to Yuri in the left inside channel and he beats the challenge of Sankoh before drilling the ball into the net. A fine finish.
79' The game appears to be in hand for PSG and they're simply keeping the ball away from the visitors to take time off the clock.
77' SAVE! Bessat lifts tne ball into the box and Santini rises highest to head at goal. He makes a good connection and the ball loops over Trapp, but the German gets back to tip the effort over the bar.
76' Caen win a free-kick down the left. The visitors have offered very little in the second half. Can they produce something here?
74' Neymar goes for goal from the free-kick, despite the tight angle. The Brazilian gets his effort on target, but Vercoutre watches the ball and punches it away from danger.
73' Yuri raids down the left flank and gets brought down by Mbengue before he can cross the ball. PSG have a chance to kill off the game from the free-kick.
72' Draxler almost makes an immediate impact as he threads a pass through to Mbappe, but the Frenchman is flagged offside before he bear down on goal.
71' Draxler replaces Motta for the hosts.
Nkololo comes on for Delaplace.
Bessat replaces Peeters for the visitors.
69' OFF THE POST! Pastore releases the run of Neymar through on goal and he tries to slot his effort past Vercoutre, but the keeper gets a fingertip on the ball and tips his effort on to the post. The home side keep the attack alive, but the Brazilian sees his strike diverted behind by Sankoh.
68' Neymar twists and turns in the left inside channel, but he cannot force the ball across the face of goal as Diomande makes the block and clears.
65' Marquinhos stayed down injured after missing the opening and is replaced by Nsoki.
63' Marquinhos latches on to a low delivery from the corner, but he cannot turn to shoot at goal and the visitors are able to clear their lines.
62' SAVE! Vercoutre keeps Caen in the game with a fine save to deny Lo Celso. The midfielder weaved his way past three defenders on the right flank befoe cutting in on his left foot. He tried to lift his effort over Vercoutre, but the keeper managed to swipe the ball behind.
60' Mbappe surges forward with menace on the break and he lifts a cross into the box for Cavani, but Delaplace is able to clear the ball behind.
58' Neymar did stay on the ground after being fouled after releasing the ball, but he appears to be ok to continue.
57' Lo Celso collects Neymar's pass and sends a fine cross into the box for Mbappe to convert.
GOALLLLLLLLL!!!!!! MBAPPE NOTCHES A BIRTHDAY STRIKE! PSG double their lead as Neymar releases Lo Celso down the left inside channel. The midfielder sends a good cross into the box and Mbappe converts with a fine finish on his left foot, giving Vercoutre no chance. A quality finish from the French forward.
56' WIDE! Mbappe lifts a cross to the back post and Cavani controls on his chest before firing on the volley, only to guide his effort past the post.
55' PENALTY SHOUT! There are claims for a penalty from the home side as the ball strikes Da Silva as he attempts to clear the danger, but the referee is not interested.
54' Da Silva brings down Neymar on the fringes of the final third and the referee awards a free-kick to the home side.
53' Guilbert drives down the right and fires the ball low towards the near post, but Trapp is able to push the ball behind for a corner.
51' Cavani pounces on a loose ball in the box, but he cannot bring it under control before swinging his leg under pressure and firing wide.
48' Neymar cuts open the Caen defence with an incisive throughball into the path of Mbappe. The Frenchman attempts to get a foot on it ahead of Vercoutre, but the keeper touches it away from the PSG forward.
46' We're back underway at the Parc des Princes.
PSG lead Caen 1-0 at the break through Edinson Cavani's strike in the 21st minute. There has been little between the two sides as Unai Emery's men have not been at their clinical best in front of goal. Cavani produced the one moment of quality with a brilliant backheel to break the deadlock. However, the visitors have had their moments through Adama Mbengue and Ronny Rodelin and have posed a threat. There's still work to be done by the home side.
45' The referee ends the first half.
42' OVER! Neymar curls his effort over the wall and Vercoutre is rooted to the spot. Fortunately for the Caen keeper, the Brazilian's strike sails narrowly over the bar.
Neymar gets clipped by Da Silva on the edge of the box and PSG have a free-kick in an extremely threatening position.
40' BLOCK! Mbengue does well after collecting Rodelin's fine cross over to the left flank. He sees his right-footed effort blocked by Lo Celso, but he gathers the rebound and drills a low ball across the penalty area. However, Rodelin does not see the ball until late and fails to strike at goal.
38' Mbappe lifts a good ball over the top of the Caen backline for Neymar, but gets crowded out before he can shoot. The Brazilian manages to offload to Pastore, only for the Argentine to fire a tame effort straight at Vercoutre.
36' Delaplace stops a PSG counter by bringing down Mbappe and goes into the book.
34' Rodelin has been active in the final third for the visitors and he sees another shot from the edge of the box diverted behind for a corner.
32' WIDE! Cavani collects Lo Celso's pass and has the chance to double his tally with a strike inside the box. Diomande makes the block and the ball deflects back off Pastore and out for a goal-kick. PSG are not quite their clinical selves this evening.
30' Neymar finds space in the final third and sends the ball wide for Mbappe. There's space to strike the ball first time, but the Frenchman goes for the cross, only to pick out Bennasser at the back post. The Caen midfielder guides the ball back to his keeper under little pressure.
28' WIDE! Neymar heads the ball back to Cavani in the box after Marquinhos' long ball finds his compatriot. Cavani has space and time to fire at goal, only to fire wide of the post.
27' A collectors' item as Neymar miscues a strike from the edge of the box after being teed up by Mbappe. The Frenchman has had an impressive outing thus far bar his miss in the early stages of the contest.
25' Mbappe tries to release the run of Cavani into the right inside channel, but Da Silva makes the vital interception to close down the attack.
24' SAVE! A loose ball from a Caen cross falls kindly for Rodelin on the edge of the box. He connects sweetly with his left-footed effort on the half-volley, only to be denied by a brilliant save from Trapp.
23' Caen have done nothing wrong in this contest but find themselves behind. They have their work cut out now to get back into the game.
21' Mbappe surges down the right and fires the ball across the face of goal to find Mbappe and convert.
GOALLLLLLLL!!!!! BRILLIANT FROM CAVANI! PSG TAKE THE LEAD! The Uruguayan breaks the deadlock as he backheels Mbappe's low cross into the net from close range. The Frenchman upped the ante down the right flank and fired a low cross into the box after raiding past Da Silva. Cavani met the ball brilliantly first time with his heel, catching out Vercoutre with the speed and accuract of his effort. A super strike - Cavani's 19th in Ligue 1 this term.
19' Yuri goes into the book for his poor tackle.
Rodelin gets caught from behind and wins his side a free-kick in their own half. Yuri applied the pressure, but was late with his challenge.
17' PSG are dominating possession, but the Caen defence have been unyielding at the back thus far. Garande will be satisfied with his side's performance in the early stages.
15' Neymar tries to carve out space for a strike on the edge of the box, but he can only fire wide of the target.
14' BLOCK! Diomande puts his body on the line in the box as Cavani fires at goal on the volley, but he makes the block with his lower extremities. He'll feel that tomorrow.
13' Peeters goes into the book for a late challenge on Neymar. A harsh one for the midfielder.
Yuri puts Trapp under pressure at the back and the keeper has to gather on the byline before picking out Thiago Silva.
12' PSG probe down the right flank through a corner and a low cross from Meunier, but the visitors hold firm to repel their advances.
10' Mbenguye spots Trapp off his line and goes for an ambitious strike from distance, but he curls his effort well wide of the target as the ball travels out for a throw-in.
8' Ait Bennasser swings a delivery into the box after Mbengue wins a corner for the visitors down the left, but Trapp comes off his line to punch clear ahead of Diomande.
7' Sankoh loses out to Neymar on the edge of his own box and the Brazilian tries to force it through to Cavani, but the forward goes for the reverse pass and allows the Caen backline to quell the attack.
6' Mbengue finds space down the left and he fires a low cross into the box, but it does not find a white shirt in the middle.
5' CHANCE! Pastore releases the run of Mbappe down the right inside channel and he rounds Vercoutre. However, with the goal gaping, he can only fire his effort over the bar.
3' OVER! Rodelin is afforded space on the edge of the box and he goes for the strike, only to blaze his effort over the bar.
2' Mbappe surges down the left flank after turning past the challenge of Ait Bennasser, but his low cross into the box is cleared away by Diomande.
1' We're underway at the Parc des Princes.
The players are out on the field, so we should be underway shortly.
STAT ATTACK! PSG have only lost two of their last 38 Ligue 1 games (W31 D5), against Nice in April 2017 (1-3) and against Strasbourg in December 2017 (1-2).
STAT ATTACK! PSG are unbeaten in their last 12 games against Caen in Ligue 1 (W9 D3), with their last defeat coming back in April 2008.
Baissama Sankoh, Ismael Diomande, Jonathan Delaplace and Stef Peeters are recalled by Garande this evening in four changes from their draw against Guingamp last time out.
Adrien Rabiot misses out this evening due to injury, while PSG are also without Marco Verratti, Dani Alves and Kimpembe due to suspension. Emery has made four changes to his side from their win over Rennes. Kevin Trapp, Thomas Meunier, Javier Pastore and Thiago Motta come into the fold.
Caen subs: Repas, Bessat, Kouakou, N'Kololo, Avounou, Bazile, Samba.
CAEN (3-5-2): Vercoutre; Sankoh, Diomande, Da Silva; Guilbert, Delaplace, Ait Bennasser, Peeters, Mbengue; Santini, Rodelin.
PSG subs: Lucas, Di Maria, Kurzawa, Draxler, Nkunku, N'Soki, Descamps.
PSG (4-3-3): Trapp; Meunier, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Yuri; Pastore, Motta, Lo Celso; Mbappe, Cavani, Neymar.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
Caen are sitting in the middle of the table ahead of the break. However, the club are without a win in their last five matches in all competitions, including a four-game stretch in the league. Their last victory came against Bordeaux at the end of November when Ivan Santini scored the only goal of the game. Patrice Garande's men would receive a huge boost in confidence with a victory tonight.
PSG have dropped just seven points in the opening half of the campaign and will be determined to sign off before the winter break with a victory. Unai Emery's men have won their last three matches, bouncing back from losing back-to-back matches against Strasbourg and Bayern Munich in November. They brushed aside Rennes 4-1 last time out, with Neymar notching a brace, although Presnel Kimpembe was sent off late in the contest. A win could take the club 12 points clear at the top of the table.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Ligue 1 clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Caen at the Parc des Princes.


K. Trapp
R. Vercoutre
Thiago Silva
I. Diomandé
B. Sankoh
J. Delaplace
S. Peeters
T. Motta
E. Cavani
Y. Aït Bennasser
R. Rodelin
T. Meunier
G. Lo Celso
F. Guilbert
A. Mbengue
I. Santini
J. Pastore
D. Da Silva
K. Mbappé

Additional info

K. Abed
F. Cano
J. Aube
Fourth official
B. Dechepy

Match Stats

PSG Caen
67 Attacks (Dangerous) 32
5 Corners 6
7 Fouls 13
15 Free Kicks 10
4 Goal Kicks 11
3 Offsides 1
1 Shots (blocked) 1
8 Shots (off target) 3
5 Shots (on target) 4
1 Shots (woodwork) 0
21 Throw Ins 19

Regular Season

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Parc des Princes

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