Info

PSG

W W D W W

2 - 1

Competition
Ligue 1
Date
14 March 2018
Game week
31
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Parc des Princes (Paris)
Attendance
46757

Goals

K. Mbappé (G) 12' (assist by: J. Draxler)
1 - 0
K. Mbappé (G) 25' (assist by: L. Kurzawa)
2 - 0
2 - 1
75' K. Toko Ekambi (G) (assist by: F. Tait)

Commentary

Minute   Description
It was a nervy end to a game that PSG largely dominated, but the Ligue 1 leaders have managed to hold on to extend their advantage over Monaco to 17 points. They were far from their best during the second half, when complacent play allowed Angers to get back into the game, but they've nonetheless left with all three points.
FULL-TIME: PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN 2-1 ANGERS
90'+2 Another dangerous cross flies into the PSG penalty area and picks out a yellow shirt. It's Guillaume who nods the ball across the face of goal, but he can't quite pick out Pavlovic and the home side hold on once again. That should be that.
90'+1 Tait receives the ball 30 yards away from goal and quickly forces Trapp into making a save with a thumping strike. It's an awkward one for the goalkeeper, who does well to get a hand to the ball in the middle of the goal.
90' The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
89' What a save by Trapp! An excellent curling cross from Tait sails over to the far post and perfectly picks out Toko Ekambi, but Trapp does really well to stop the striker's first-time effort with a diving save.
88' Great defending by Thomas! Alves sprints down the right wing and fires a low cross towards the near post, where Mbappe tries to latch onto the ball but is beaten by a wonderful sliding interception from Thomas.
87' Mangani muscles his way through the middle of the pitch as he easily gets the better of Lo Celso. He does well to reach the edge of the box and get a shot away, but it's a tame effort that Trapp easily collects.
86' Vital interception by Kurzawa! A wonderful lofted pass from Tait sails into the heart of the hosts' penalty area and picks out Guillaume. The Belgian chests the ball down and looks set to shoot, but Kurzawa dives in the way before he can pull the trigger.
84' Brilliant opportunity for Toko Ekambi! Angers quickly hit PSG on a determined counter-attack that sees Tait and Toko Ekambi link up nicely once again, but the latter's cross-cum-shot rolls across the face of goal after failing to trouble Trapp.
83' Mbappe hits the crossbar! The forward charges into the left-hand side of the Angers box and unleashes a rocket of a shot, but it smashes the woodwork after easily beating Butelle.
82' And now Thomas goes close! For the second time today, the Angers centre-back is presented with a great opportunity to test Trapp after latching onto a well-placed corner, but he gets his jump all wrong and sends his headed effort high over the crossbar.
81' What a chance for Kurzawa! Mbappe dances his way into the visitors' penalty area on a wonderful run and looks set to shoot, but he has the ball taken from under his nose by Kurzawa. The full-back then tries to poke the ball into the back of the net after rounding Butelle, but he doesn't do so quickly enough and is brilliantly dispossessed by Bamba.
80' Mbappe is caught from behind by Thomas as he latches onto the ball just outside of the Angers box, leaving the referee with no choice but to show the defender a yellow card.
78' Angers have made an attacking switch, with Coulibably making way for striker Guillaume.
76' PSG have made their third and final switch, with Draxler making way for Nkunku.
75' PSG were poor there, but Angers did really well to make the home side pay for their sloppiness. Tait has been one of the visitors' best players today and deservedly picks up an assist for his efforts.
GOAL! Angers have pulled one back! PSG clumsily loses possession and the visitors quickly counter-attack. Tait breaks down the right wing and pokes a clever pass through to Toko Ekambi, who then places a shot under Trapp and into the back of the net.
73' Big chance for Thomas! A well-placed Angers corner curls into the heart of the PSG box and picks out Thomas, who rises high but can't hit the target with his headed effort. He really should have done better with that!
71' Mbappe almost wraps up his hat-trick! The forward dances his way through a sea of yellow shirts after linking up well with Lo Celso, but his rocket of a shot from inside the penalty area is slightly mishit and sails just wide of the near post.
70' Two great chances for PSG! A deflected shot from Verratti results in a corner that's quickly worked over to Lo Celso. The Argentine's bouncing strike is a good one but is stepped by a decent save from Butelle, and Alves then forces the Angers goalkeeper into making a second stop with a thumping strike from the edge of the box.
69' Tait is left in a pocket of space in the middle of the pitch, allowing him to pick up the ball in a promising position and send it through to Toko Ekambi. The striker quickly shoots from 20 yards out, but Trapp does well to get down low and save the effort before the linesman's flag is eventually raised.
68' Di Maria makes way for Lo Celso in PSG's second alteration of the game.
66' Di Maria does well to keep the ball in play deep down the right wing and wins the home side a corner. It's sent short and eventually worked over to Silva, who sets up Di Maria but finds the Argentine in an offside position.
64' Verratti scores, but it won't count! A low cross from Kurzawa is pushed away by Butelle, but only as far as Di Maria. The Argentine quickly shoots and his thumping strike is accidentally blocked by Mbappe on the line. Verratti then fires in his follow-up effort, but the linesman's flag is already up and it's quickly ruled out.
62' Manceau gets himself in a good position over on the right-hand side of the PSG penalty area, where he taps a pass back to Tait. The winger quickly shoots after spinning round Rabiot, but Silva is there to block the effort and send it behind for a corner.
60' Draxler, who is now operating further up the pitch in the absence of Cavani, darts into the left-hand side of the Angers box and tries to poke a pass across the face of goal, but he ends up holding onto possession for slightly too long and can't quite pick out a team-mate.
58' And the second is Toko Ekambi, with Kanga making way.
Meanwhile, Angers have made a double change. The first player to come on is Toure, who takes the place of Ketkeophomphone.
PSG have decided to make their first substitution of the game, with Cavani making way for Rabiot.
57' Angers immediately try to push forward after dealing with the danger, but Bamba is quickly clattered into by a late challenge from Alves and the PSG full-back is shown a yellow card.
56' More good play by Mbappe almost results in another opportunity on goal for the home side. The forward breaks down the right wing and fires a bouncing cross towards the near post, where Cavani tries to latch onto it but can't quite reach the ball in front of goal.
55' Another chance for Mbappe! The striker pulls off a quick one-two with Di Maria and manages to unleash a header at the near post, but it can't quite find the target and fizzes just wide.
54' Manceau gets the better of Kurzawa as he darts down the right flank, setting him up to poke a pass into the penalty area. It looks set to reach Tait, but the winger can't quite latch onto the ball ahead of Verratti.
52' Verratti loses the ball just outside of the PSG penalty area after holding onto possession for slightly too long, but luckily for him Silva is there to latch onto it ahead of Kanga.
50' Kanga is caught by Draxler, resulting in a free-kick for Angers in a decent position. It's curled into the penalty area and goes close to finding Pavlovic, but Silva does well to get a head on the ball ahead of the Croatian.
48' Angers move the ball around nicely deep inside the PSG half of the pitch before Bamba sends a decent low cross into the box, but there's nobody there to meet it and Trapp easily collets the pass.
46' We're underway once again!
The two teams are making their way back out on to the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
So far, so good for PSG, who may be a man down but find themselves comfortably in front at the half-time break. Angers have offered little going forward and have struggled to make their numerical advantage count, resulting in it being another comfortable afternoon for the runaway league leaders.
HALF-TIME: PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN 2-0 ANGERS
45'+1 Big chance for Mbappe! A chipped cross from Di Maria bounces off the head of Cavani and over to Mbappe. The forward is in a really good position at the far post, but he can only send his first-time header straight into the hands of Butelle.
45' The fourth official has indicated that there will be just one minute of added time.
44' Kurzawa makes a clever run down the left flank and into the Angers box. He then manages to poke a pass back to Cavani, who gets a shot away but can't guide a weak effort through a sea of yellow shirts.
42' Alves goes close! Verratti chips a delightful pass over Bamba and towards Alves, who darts into the box and gets to the ball ahead of Butelle. The full-back is slightly offside, though, and the linesman's flag is raised as soon as he knocks the ball across goal.
40' Kanga breaks down the right wing on a decent run and chips a cross into the heart of the PSG penalty area. It's one that gives Trapp a few problems, but the goalkeeper is eventually able to deal with the danger and claw the ball away from goal.
38' Ouch! Tait darts down the left flank and latches onto a boucing pass, but he's immediately barged off the ball by Alves and is sent crashing into the advertising boards behind the goal. He's been left in a heap on the floor and in quite a bit of discomfort, but he should be able to continue.
36' Verratti lifts a clever lofted pass over the Angers back line and into the box, where Di Maria rushes towards the ball and latches onto it ahead of Bamba. He quickly takes on Butelle, but his headed effort lacks the power needed to beat the goalkeeper.
35' Mangani goes close! A chipped cross from Kanga sails over to the edge of the PSG penalty area and picks out Mangani, who quickly unleashes a first-time half-volley and sends it a yard or so wide of the far post.
33' Bamba commits a late challenge over on the right wing and gives away a free-kick in a promising position. PSG are unable to make it count, though, as the cross into the box is overhit and bounces behind for a goal-kick.
31' Angers continue enjoying a decent spell of possession as they try to find a way back into the game. They aren't quite able to do so, though, as PSG have enough bodies back to deal with the danger before Tait can shoot from inside the box.
29' Excellent save by Trapp! Space opens up for Tait on the break, allowing the winger to sprint down the left channel and towards the penalty area. He then gets a shot away from 25 yards out, and it's one that Trapp does really well to tip round the far post with a diving stop.
27' Kimpembe is quickly forced into action as he rises high and heads a corner behind for a corner. The set-piece is half dealt with by the home side and cleared out Santamaria, who shoots but sends his scuffed strike well wide of the goal.
25' That was a great run and pass from Kurzawa, but once again Angers didn't do well enough defensively and were made to pay for sloppy marker.
GOAL! It's another for Mbappe! Silva sends an excellent lofted pass over the Angers defence and straight to Kurzawa, who easily gets the better of Manceau as he latches onto the ball. The full-back then pokes it back to Mbappe, who is in a pocket of space and comfortably finds the bottom right-hand corner of the net with his first-time shot.
24' Mbappe cuts inside from the left flank and manages to penetrate the penalty area with a deft flick, but Pavlovic is there to close down the danger and beat the forward to the ball before he can shoot.
22' Draxler gets himself into a good position deep inside the Angers half of the pitch and tries to poke a pass through to Cavani, but his throughball is overhit and can only find the hands of Butelle.
20' PSG continue dominating possession as they try to carve out a chance on goal, but Cavani ends up running the ball out of play after being closed down quickly out wide and Angers are awarded a throw-in.
18' The game gets underway once again as boos ring around the Parc des Princes. Unsurprisingly, the home fans aren't at all happy with that decision, which they believe was incredibly harsh. Will it hurt PSG, and could it provide a way into the game for Angers?
16' RED CARD! PSG are down to 10 men! Thomas goes to ground as he tries to win the ball from Motta, but he's caught by a follow-through from the PSG midfielder that leaves him with a nasty cut on his chest. There's a long break in play as the Angers man receives medical treatment, and the referee eventually shows Motta a red card for what he believes was a deliberate stamp.
14' PSG quickly win the ball back from the restart and push forward through Di Maria once again, but the Argentine can't quite pick out a team-mate inside the penalty area and fires a looping cross out for a throw-in.
12' That was a great piece of play from Draxler, who put the ball on a plate for Mbappe, but Angers will be frustrated with how they didn't put enough pressure on the German.
GOAL! PSG take the lead! Draxler is left in acres of space just inside the Angers half of the pitch and quickly sends a wonderful lofted pass up to Mbappe, who darts into the box and beats Butelle with a lovely side-footed finish.
10' What a save by Butelle! Di Maria sprints down the left flank and sends a great low cross into the visitors' box. It picks out Cavani and sets up the striker to pull off a lovely flicked shot, but Butelle is there to palm it behind for a corner with a one-handed stop.
8' Coulibaly breaks into the PSG penalty area and chips a cross towards Kanga, but it's knocked behind by what looks like the hand of Silva. The referee waves away the visitors' protests and instead awards them a corner, which is fired in low and easily cleared at the near post.
6' Another dangerous pass from Verratti penetrates the Angers box and this time picks out Mbappe, who tries to take on Butelle at the near post but loses out to a decent piece of goalkeeping from the veteran.
5' Mangani is caught by a slightly late challenge from Motta, who gives away a free-kick in a decent position. Silva's headed clearance is sent only as far as Santamaria, whose first-time shot from 20 yards out is poorly hit and sails well wide of the goal.
3' Great chance for Cavani! Verratti sends a wonderful lofted pass over the Angers back line and towards Cavani. The striker brings the ball down well on the edge of the penalty area and immediately lifts it over the onrushing Butelle, but his strike falls on the roof of the net just as the linesman's flag is raised for offside.
2' PSG quickly push forward as they put plenty of early pressure on their opponents. Di Maria pulls off a lovely spin deep down the left wing before firing a bouncing cross into the box, but Pavlovic is just about able to get onto the ball at the near post ahead of Cavani.
1' We're off! PSG get us underway, attacking from left to right.
The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
Meanwhile, Angers boss Stephane Moulin has also made six alterations to the team that featured in their last outing, with Traore, Yohann Andreu, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Prince Oniangue, Angelo Fulgini and Toko Ekambi making way for Thomas, Bamba, Mangani, Kanga, Coulibaly and Ketkeophomphone.
Unai Emery has decided to make six changes to the PSG side that started the win against Metz, with Trapp, Alves, Kurzawa, Verratti, Motta and Cavani coming into the starting line-up to replace Areola, Thomas Meunier, Yuri, Lassana Diarra and Nkunku, respectively.
Angers substitutes: Mathieu Michel, Karl Toko Ekambi, Ismael Traore, Gilles Sunu, Baptiste Guillaume, Loic Puyo, Thomas Toure.
Angers XI (4-1-4-1): Ludovic Butelle; Vincent Manceau, Mateo Pavlovic, Romain Thomas, Abdoulaye Bamba; Thomas Mangani; Wilfride Kanga, Lassana Coulibaly, Baptiste Santamaria, Flavien Tait; Billy Ketkeophomphone.
Paris Saint-Germain substitutes: Alphonse Areola, Kevin Rimane, Yuri Berchiche, Christopher Nkunku, Giovani Lo Celso, Adrien Rabiot, Timothy Weah.
Paris Saint-Germain XI (4-3-3): Kevin Trapp; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa; Marco Verratti, Thiago Motta, Julian Draxler; Kylian Mbappe, Edison Cavani, Angel Di Maria.
There’s just under 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up today…
Last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a straightforward 2-0 victory for PSG, while November’s meeting between the two sides saw the league leaders thump their opponents 5-0. Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani scored two goals each in that comfortable demolition, and both are set to start today as they try to move their side one step closer to the title.
Angers have never managed to get the better of their illustrious opponents in recent history, with the only time they were able to leave with anything coming back in December 2015 thanks to a goalless draw at the Stade Raymond Kopa. They find themselves on an impressive three-game unbeaten run, however, and could cause problems for the hosts if they’re at their best this afternoon.
PSG were comfortably able to bounce back from the setback of being eliminated by Madrid, as they easily thrashed bottom side Metz 5-0 to record their seventh consecutive league victory. Only Strasbourg and Lyon have managed to get the better of the Parisiens in Ligue 1 this campaign, while it’s almost exactly two years since they last lost at home in the league.
Out of the Champions League after losing 5-2 on aggregate to Real Madrid, PSG’s attention has now turned to domestic matters as they try to wrap up a seventh Ligue 1 title. With 14 points currently separating themselves and nearest challengers Monaco that should be easily done, but after disappointing in Europe once again Unai Emery’s men desperately need to end the campaign on as much of a high as possible.
Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of today’s Ligue 1 game between Paris Saint-Germain and Angers at the Parc des Princes.

Lineups

R
A
A
1
K. Trapp
2
Thiago Silva
3
P. Kimpembe
4
M. Pavlović
5
T. Mangani
6
M. Verratti
8
T. Motta
9
E. Cavani
11
Á. Di María
11
W. Kanga
12
L. Coulibaly
14
B. Ketkeophomphone
16
L. Butelle
18
B. Santamaría
20
F. Tait
20
L. Kurzawa
23
J. Draxler
24
R. Thomas
25
A. Bamba
x2
29
K. Mbappé
29
V. Manceau
32
Dani Alves
7
25
27
18
24
19
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
S. Desiage
Assistants
M. Grosbost
Fourth official
G. Paradis

Match Stats

PSG Angers SCO
32 Attacks (Dangerous) 32
7 Corners 8
7 Fouls 11
13 Free Kicks 11
10 Goal Kicks 9
4 Offsides 2
1 Shots (blocked) 0
3 Shots (off target) 7
6 Shots (on target) 9
1 Shots (woodwork) 0
13 Throw Ins 11

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
133+8087
234+3570
334+3969
434+3169
534+050
634+248
734+246
834-446
933-746
1034-845
1133-443
1234-1842
1334-640
1434-837
1533-1936
1634-2234
1733-1333
1833-2229
1934-2529
2034-3326

Parc des Princes

Name:
Parc des Princes 
City:
Paris 
Capacity:
47929