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Ligue 1
14 January 2018
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12' Á. Di María (G) (assist by: E. Cavani)


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That is all for tonight's coverage. Thanks for joining us, goodbye!
Without Neymar, PSG looked a little sloppy up front and Cavani was off the boil but Emery's men continue to march towards another Ligue 1 title. Nantes will do their best to appeal Carlos' red card and both sides will learn from tonight's encounter.
For the second time in a few days, PSG just do enough to get the victory as they extend their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table. Di Maria's first-half strike is the difference between the two sides but the former Real Madrid man wasted two superb chances to make it 2-0. After a slow first-half, Nantes really had a go in the second 45 minutes but it was not to be tonight.
FULL-TIME Nantes 0-1 PSG.
90'+3 PSG win a free-kick and Adrien Rabiot springs the offside trap but as he gets the ball out of his feet he can only poke a shot onto the post.
90'+1 WOW DRAMA at the death! Carlos has been sent off after the referee claims he pushed him while trying to catch Mbappe. The crowd cannot believe it but Nantes are down to 10 men. Replays seemed to show ref Tony Chapron trying to trip Carlos after going down but the defender's appeals are ignored and off he goes.
90' PSG try to counter and score but Mbappe goes down as four minutes of stoppage time are given.
88' Nantes win a corner after a good cross from Iloki is steered behind but PSG clear at the near post as they try to hold onto their lead. This could be a tense finish!
86' Plenty of penalty claims as Kimpembe brings down Ngom in the area but the referee says it was just a natural coming together off the ball.
85' SAVE - Mbappe thinks he has done enough to kill the game off with a volley from inside the box but Tatarusanu dives to his left to concede a corner. He then comes out to catch the resulting set-piece.
83' Thomasson nearly makes an immediate impact as he runs into the penalty area but he cannot flick the ball past Areola and the keeper is on hand to catch the cross from the right wing.
81' Final substitution for Nantes as Adrien Thomasson replaces Dubois.
80' Goalscorer Di María is now replaced by Christopher Nkunku as Emery tries to give his team some fresh legs in midfield.
79' Nantes continue to throw bodies forward and sub Iloki latches onto a pass into the box but his scuffed shot is blocked by Marquinhos and PSG clear.
76' PSG win a free-kick in the middle of the park and Alves calls rank and demands to take it. However, he smashes it into the stands and the less said about that shot the better! Nantes still trail by a goal to nil.
72' Ranieri makes his second sub of the night as Girotto comes off and on in his place is Santy N' Gom.
CHANCE - Kurzawa manages to evade his markers and run into the box and he drills a volley towards the top corner but he has put too much power on his drive and it flies over the crossbar.
68' Defensive change for PSG as Cavani makes way for Thomas Meunier.
66' Bammou is unable to continue after going down and on comes Jules Iloki.
63' Nantes find a way into the PSG box and Yacine Bammou turns inside before shooting straight at Areola. There's a break in play now as he hurt himself while trying to score.
60' DISALLOWED GOAL - From the resulting free-kick Nantes forward Sala powers a header home but the linesman claims he was offside and PSG still lead 1-0.
59' Alves goes into the book for a sloppy challenge on the touchline.
58' The game is now much more end-to-end and the home fans are getting into the game after a dull first 45 minutes.
56' CHANCE - After an error at the back, PSG burst forward with Mbappe and his blistering pace takes him to the goalline where he crosses for Di Maria but the winger buckles under pressure and shoots wide.
53' While they still trail 0-1, this is miles better from the home side. Emiliano Sala is finally getting involved after a poor first-half showing and PSG are on the back foot in the early stages of his second-half.
51' PSG give a free-kick away on the edge of the box and the first effort is blocked by the wall before defender Chidozie Awaziem smashes the rebound into the stands.
49' Ranieri's men have clearly been told to up the ante and a cross from the left from Lima evades two men in yellow shirts.
48' Nantes make a strong start to the second-half as Carlos tries his luck with a glancing header but it sails just wide of the far post.
46' The match is back underway!
Nantes started far too slow and gave PSG too much respect but they ended the half in better form and should now try to kick on in the second 45 minutes. Join us soon for more updates!
Di Maria's strike has given PSG the advantage at the break but it really should be at least double that at the Stade de la Beaujoire. The former Manchester United man missed a glorious chance to double his tally with a miss inside the box.
HALF-TIME - Nantes 0-1 PSG.
43' Nantes have steadily grown into this game and Dubois is the latest man to try a shot from long range but he can only find the stands. That's much better from the home side though and it will give Ranieri something to build on during his half-time team talk.
41' Pallois is now in the book for clipping the back of Cavani's heels as he raced away.
39' PSG burst forward and both Di Maria and Lo Celso miss chances as Nantes throw bodies in front of their efforts.
37' WHAT A MISS!!!!!!! PSG should be 2-0 up after Mbappe found Cavani and he played Di Maria in with a sensational cross but from six yards out he has hit the crossbar and the ball has gone behind for a goal kick. Incredible!
35' Nantes are doing their best to stretch PSG when they eventually get the ball as both Lucas Lima and Leo Dubois are staying on the touchlines but both players have disappointed with crosses into the area.
32' The tempo continues to disappoint in this Ligue 1 clash and PSG have yet to go looking for that second goal.
29' Nantes defender Diego Carlos now goes into the book after colliding with Marco Verratti in the middle of the park.
28' A cross from the left from PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa causes problems for the Nantes defence but Nicolas Pallois does really well to chest it into his keeper Ciprian Tatarusanu after a slight scare at first.
25' Groans can be heard around the stadium as Nantes midfielder Andrei Girotto finally breaks into space but he decides to shoot early from 40 metres out and wastes the chance to pass to at least two team-mates.
21' Emery's men look in no rush to push forward and they seem happy to bide their time. They look strong on the ball and Nantes are going to need to improve here and quickly.
18' Nantes have been unable to respond since going one-nil down and coach Ranieri will be hoping PSG cannot add to their lead before half-time as he tries to get a message across to his players.
15' Yellow card for Marco Verratti as he flies into a tackle near the dugout.
PSG are unfortunate to not make it two-nil as a corner to the far post finds Dani Alves but his volley is blocked by several Nantes players.
12' Cavani claims the assist thanks to the through ball but Mbappe's decision to leave his pass was massively important.
GOAAALLLL Nantes 0-1 PSG - Angel Di Maria has given PSG the lead and the pressure finally told in the end. Cavani played the ball into Kylian Mbappe and his dummy released Di Maria who poked it into the far corner.
11' PSG are now starting to dominate possession and make more advances into the Nantes box. The home side will need to be careful that they do not sit too deep!
8' PSG nearly create their first chance of the game after a nice through ball from midfielder Giovani Lo Celso but he overhits it and Cavani cannot latch onto the end of it.
6' Both sides have started brightly and are trying to get ball down and play football. PSG striker Edinson Cavani looks bright through the middle and he should continue to grow into the game.
3' PSG keeper Alphonse Areola is forced to come out and punch the ball but the flag went up for offside anyway.
2' Nantes win an early free-kick in a good position...
1' The match is underway as Nantes kick the game off.
Both sets of players are wrapping up their warm-ups and kick-off is fast approaching!
Emery makes six alterations to the side that beat Amiens, with four of them at the back. Out go Trapp, Meunier, Silva, Yuri, Draxler and Neymar and they are replaced by Areola, Alves, Kimpembe, Kurzawa, Lo Celso and Cavani.
Nantes boss Claudio Ranieri makes four changes to his team that beat Senlis in the cup. Tatarusanu, Awaziem, Dubois and Girotto all come in to replace Ngom, Dupe, Djidji and Iloki.
PSG SUBS: Silva, Trapp, Draxler, Meunier, Moura, Nkunku, Yuri.
PSG Starting XI (4-3-3): Areola, Alves, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa, Verratti, Rabiot, Lo Celso, Di Maria, Mbappe, Cavani.
Nantes SUBS: Krhin, Ngom, Nakoulma, Dupe, Djidji, Thomasson, Iloki.
Nantes Starting XI (3-5-2): Tatarusanu, Awaziem, Carlos, Pallois, Dubois, Rongier, Girotto, Toure, Lima, Sala, Bammou.
Unai Emery's troops have won their last six games in all competitions and they can extend their lead over Monaco with a win tonight. TEAM NEWS coming up...
Nantes beat Senlis in the Coupe de France last week and their 4-0 victory ensured they progressed to the next round. PSG also advanced after beating Rennes, while they were also victorious in the Coupe de La Ligue against Amiens.
Nantes have won their last three matches to give themselves some confidence and they will be boosted by the fact that Neymar is out of tonight's game. The Brazilian has a rib issue and he has not travelled with his team-mates!
This evening's game sees fifth-placed Nantes welcome league leaders PSG to the Stade de la Beaujoire as both sets of players return to league action after a busy week of Cup football.
Hello and welcome to tonight's live coverage of Nantes vs Paris Saint-Germain from Ligue 1.


Diego Carlos
P. Kimpembe
N. Pallois
Lucas Lima
M. Verratti
E. Cavani
E. Sala
Y. Bammou
Á. Di María
C. Awaziem
L. Dubois
A. Areola
G. Lo Celso
A. Touré
Andrei Girotto
L. Kurzawa
A. Rabiot
V. Rongier
K. Mbappé
C. Tătărușanu
Dani Alves

Additional info

T. Chapron
F. Cano
Fourth official
W. Delajod

Match Stats

Nantes PSG
39 Attacks (Dangerous) 53
2 Corners 5
14 Fouls 11
13 Free Kicks 19
9 Goal Kicks 9
5 Offsides 1
3 Shots (blocked) 5
5 Shots (off target) 5
3 Shots (on target) 2
0 Shots (woodwork) 2
21 Throw Ins 17

Regular Season

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Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau

Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau