Coupe de France
28 February 2018
1 - 0
3 - 0
Parc des Princes (Paris)


Á. Di María (G) 45'+1 (assist by: J. Draxler)
1 - 0
Á. Di María (G) 48' (assist by: Yuri)
2 - 0
E. Cavani (G) 81' (assist by: J. Draxler)
3 - 0


Minute   Description
And there goes the full-time whistle! PSG emerge comfortable victors by the same 3-0 scoreline that they won by in the league here three days ago, following a Di Maria brace and a wonderful team goal finished off by Cavani. No Neymar, no problem for the runaway Ligue 1 leaders, who maintain their status as favourites for the Coupe de France with a confident victory over one of their closest competitiors for the trophy. It finishes 3-0 to PSG!
90'+1 MISS! Rabiot drives down the left and - ignoring hat-trick-chasing Di Maria in the middle - opts to go for goal himself and can only fire into the side-netting from a tight angle. That looks like being that.
90' There's almost another chance though as suddenly Mbappe is in behind, crossing low for Cavani, but a defender gets a nick on it and the ball spins behind off Cavani's attempted touch.
89' The energy has been sapped from the game now as the snow falls in Paris. The hosts know the game is won, and their opponents have all but given up.
85' PSG are just knocking the ball about confidently now. There's no pressure on them to score another, and little real pressure their side of the halfway line from their opposition, who look visibly beaten.
81' Draxler gets his second assist of the night as his unselfishness and awareness to knock the ball down for Cavani rather than try the spectacular but unlikely crafts another goal for his side! Both he and Di Maria have shone on the big stage tonight.
GOAL! What a stunning team goal by PSG! The game is well and truly won now! After some neat passing through the middle, Verratti dinks the ball into Draxler, who heads back down for an unmarked Cavani to steer a half-volley into the bottom corner! It's 3-0 and surely game over now.
79' Rabiot replaces Meunier for the remainder of the game, seeing Kimpembe slot in at right-back, while Diarra takes his place alongise Silva.
78' Meunier tries to chase down a through-ball on the right, but he clatters into Mandanda and gives away a free-kick.
77' Ocampos tries a shot from the edge of the box, but he's off-balance and it's a tame one, rolling straight into the grateful arms of Trapp.
75' MISS! Ocampos tries to catch the keeper out and curl one in at the near post from the left, but he drags it wide.
74' Motta is replaced by former Marseille man Diarra for the last 15 minutes or so.
An interesting move here as left-back Amavi comes on for attacking midfielder Sanson. Not the sort of change you expect to see from a side that's 2-0 down in a quarter-final.
73' Both sides are keeping possession well up until the final third, where the killer pass is lacking at the moment.
69' Pastore thinks he's in behind, but he can't get round the last Marseille defender and the chance is lost.
67' Mandanda keeps Meunier's low cross from the byline away from the danger zone with his feet. It comes out to Di Maria on his left foot, but his first-time strike flashes off target.
66' SAVE! That's an incredible save from Mandanda! The ball is flighted in low for Pastore, who meets it with a stooping header on the edge of the six-yard box for what looks like a certain third goal, only for Mandanda to make a fabulous diving save, tipping the ball away to safety!
65' PSG look comfortable just keeping the ball now, but they're still probing and searching for openings in the Marseille defence.
62' MISS! What a spectacular goal that would have been! Verratti lofts a delightful ball into the box from the right, and Draxler tries an acrobatic bicycle kick that flies just wide of the near post! That was reminiscent of Emre Can's dazzling effort for Liverpool at the end of last season!
58' Gustavo is replaced by Kamara in the visitors' second change of the night. The former Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg midfielder is an important player, so perhaps his earlier injury has gotten the better of him.
56' Meunier tries to fizz one in at the near post for someone to poke home, but nobody can reach it and Mandanda can gather.
54' Verratti tries an audacious volley on the slide, but he's crowded out and the effort comes back off a defender.
53' Sari replaces Thauvin as Marseille look for a route back into this game.
48' Yuri gets forward well down the left, but Cavani slips as the left-back's perfect low cross comes to him, but Di Maria is behind the Uruguayan to pick up the pieces and fire in at the near post!
GOAL!!! PSG double their lead as Di Maria strikes again! It's much less spectacular than the first, but it probably puts the tie to bed. Marseille fail to deal with Yuri's cross from the left and it comes all the way through for Di Maria, whose side-foot effort deflects off Sakai and under the grasp of Mandanda.
46' Meunier christens the second half with PSG's first yellow card on the night.
Pastore comes on for Mbappe at half-time. The forward looked to be struggling a little at the end of the first half. Losing the Frenchman to injury alongside Neymar would be a huge blow, so taking him off is understandable.
And PSG get us underway for the start of the second half.
And there goes the half-time whistle! It's been a scrappy game at times, with lots of fould, but PSG's forward-thinking players have certainly turned the style on, with plenty of flicks and tricks even in Neymar's absence. And the hosts have certainly looked the more threatening, with Di Maria - who had an earlier effort well saved, opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time with a deflected strike from the edge of the area! It's 1-0 to PSG at the break!
45'+1 Draxler unselfishly squared to Di Maria on the edge of the box instead of shooting himself, and the decision paid dividends!
GOAL! Di Maria opens the scoring! And it's off his right boot as well! PSG press really high and win the ball back after an attack breaks down, and Draxler plays it square to Di Maria on the edge of the box, who is forced to shoot on his right side, and the shot takes a deflection and beats Mandanda at his near post! It's 1-0 PSG!
44' From the replays, it appears Gustavo didn't actually take a knock from Cavani, but instead went down of his own accord. Perhaps he pulled something making that challenge.
43' Gustavo reads the play well down the other end to make a clean sliding tackle on Mbappe on the PSG left, before taking a knock from Cavani as he tried to play the ball out from the back.
40' What a fantastic piece of play from Verratti! That really sums him up. A ball to the left of the box for Marseille looks dangerous after N'Jie took a good touch, but Verratti was there to win the ball, dribble past a couple of white shirts and play the ball into midfield. Positioning, tackling, dribbling, passing - he showcased it all there!
38' Di Maria produces a lovely Cruyff-turn on the right, and is fouled for his troubles, but PSG play on before Mbappe is then also felled on the left after throwing in some feints and stepovers to try and beat his man.
37' SAVE! Di Maria switches flanks to the right, cuts in onto his left foot and lashes one towards the far corner that a diving Mandanda does brilliantly to keep out!
35' MISS! A promising PSG attack that featured a lovely bit of skill from Mbappe breaks down, and Marseille race down the other end through Thauvin, who cuts inside and curls a left-footed effort narrowly off-target from the edge of the box.
32' N'Jie picks up - somewhat surprisingly - what is the first yellow card of the game for a heavy challenge on Motta.
31' Neither side are really able to keep the ball or muster a meaningful attack as the game is stopped so frequently for fouls.
29' Yet another foul - this time on Di Maria - as the game starts to get a little scrappy.
26' The free-kick is headed out to the edge of the box, and Draxler catches Sanson as he goes for the loose ball, before the Marseille man falls into Yuri, who also goes down. The free-kick goes Marseille's way though.
25' Mbappe skips past two on the PSG right, before going down under the challenge of Gustavo and earning his side a free-kick.
23' Some neat passing sends Marseille clear on the right, and Thauvin tries to square it into the box, but has to settle for a corner.
20' Cavani's loose pass in the right-back position nearly gifts Marseille an opportunity, but Gustavo's cross to the back post is to no-one.
19' Marseille then win another free-kick, this time in a more dangerous position on the left edge of the box, around 25 yards from goal.
18' Di Maria goes into the back of Lopez and gives away a foul deep into the Marseille half. There's some respite for the visitors.
17' Verratti does excellently to keep what looks like a lost ball in play on the right touchline. He's such an important player for the side, and showcased his dribbling ability moments earlier with a clever outside-cut and quick change of direction.
15' Marseille get caught trying to play it out from the back again, but Draxler's shot is blocked. The visitors then get a chance to break, but another loose pass sees the ball end up with Di Maria, who shows some neat footwork to draw a foul in a tight space. Their passing really needs to be sharper.
13' Di Maria cuts inside from the left and hits a cheeky rabona shot, but it's a weak effort and is blocked comfortably away. He clearly prefers his left foot!
11' MISS! Marseille get their first sight of goal. N'Jie gets in behind on the left and tries an audacious chip into the far corner, but it goes behind for a goal kick. Cheeky attempt though.
10' MISS! A sloppy ball and a ridiculously high line allow PSG to break quickly down the left through Di Maria, who rolls the ball into Cavani to strike first-time, but it's a wild, wasteful effort that flies over the bar!
8' SAVE! The free-kick from the left is only headed as far as Yuri, who drives a left-footed effort towards the far corner which Mandanda does well to beat away, and the loose ball evades the lurking Mbappe. Good save from Mandanda.
7' Sarr is caught out by a ball in behind for Yuri, and he's always struggling, before giving away a free-kick for a clumsy lunge.
6' Verratti cleverly draws a foul from Gustavo, and then shows good awareness to get the game going again with a quick free-kick.
5' Draxler goes in late on Lopez in midfield, and is given a stern warning by the referee. There may well be a card to follow next time.
3' Marseille look like they're in behind with a lofted through-ball down the right, but the offside flag is promptly raised.
1' And we're underway at the Parc des Princes!
Marseille keep just five of their starting team from that game, with Rami, Sakai, Gustavo, Ocampos, and Thauvin the only survivors.
Only Mbappe, Cavani and Silva keep their places from the league win over tonight's visitors, with Neymar's absence due to a fractured metatarsal the most notable absentee.
Marseille substitutes: Jordan Amavi, Valere Germain, Boubacar Kamara, Yohan Pele, Rolando, Sari, Zambo Anguissa
Marseille XI (4-2-3-1): Steve Mandanda; Hiroki Sakai, Aymen Abdennour, Adil Rami, Bouna Sarr; Luiz Gustavo, Maxime Lopez; Lucas Ocampos, Morgan Sanson, Florian Thauvin; Clinton N'Jie
PSG substitutes: Layvin Kurzawa, Adrien Rabiot, Giovani Lo Celso, Christopher Nkunku, Sebastien Cibois, Lass Diarra, Javier Pastore
PSG XI (4-3-3): Kevin Trapp; Yuri, Presnel Kimpembe, Thiago Silva, Thomas Meunier; Julian Draxler, Thiago Motta, Marco Verratti; Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe
The line-ups have been announced, and we'll start with the home side.
Marseille have lost their last two games back-to-back, being beaten 1-0 by Braga in the Europa League (although they advanced via a 3-1 aggregate scoreline) before their loss to tonight's hosts last time out. However, they were on a 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions prior to their successive defeats, and will hope to call on that form to knock out the favourites tonight.
PSG come into this game in good form, having won seven of their last eight games in all competitions. They lost the other, however - a humbling 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League that sorely dented their lofty ambitions of winning Europe's premier competition.
The two meet again in the Coupe de France having played here in Ligue 1 just three days ago. PSG ran out comfortable 3-0 winners on the night, but lost Neymar to injury in the process.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Coupe de France quarter-final clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille at the Parc des Princes.


K. Trapp
Thiago Silva
H. Sakai
P. Kimpembe
L. Ocampos
M. Verratti
M. Sanson
T. Motta
E. Cavani
Á. Di María
T. Meunier
A. Abdennour
C. N'Jie
B. Sarr
Luiz Gustavo
A. Rami
J. Draxler
F. Thauvin
M. Lopez
K. Mbappé
S. Mandanda

Additional info

C. Turpin
N. Danos
Fourth official
F. Letexier

Match Stats

PSG Olympique Marseille
39 Attacks (Dangerous) 25
1 Corners 1
15 Fouls 12
15 Free Kicks 16
9 Goal Kicks 13
1 Offsides 2
4 Shots (blocked) 1
7 Shots (off target) 7
3 Shots (on target) 1
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
16 Throw Ins 17

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P

Parc des Princes

Parc des Princes