Info

5 - 1

PSG

L W W W W
Competition
International Champions Cup
Date
28 July 2018
Kick-off
13:35
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
5 - 1

Goals

M. Özil (G) 13' (assist by: P. Aubameyang)
1 - 0
1 - 1
60' C. Nkunku (PG)
A. Lacazette (G) 67' (assist by: E. Smith Rowe)
2 - 1
A. Lacazette (G) 71' (assist by: R. Holding)
3 - 1
R. Holding (G) 87' (assist by: R. Nelson)
4 - 1
E. Nketiah (G) 90'+4 (assist by: R. Nelson)
5 - 1

Commentary

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That's all from us today, we hope you enjoyed the game!
Lacazette then doubled his tally, before Holding and Nketiah scored late on to put the finishing touches on a fine performance. PSG were missing almost all of their first-team regulars, with Arsenal showing their quality late on and their youngsters stepped up when needed. A good result in pre-season, which will give plenty of players confidence ahead of the new campaign.
Arsenal showed their quality in the last 20 minutes of the game, with a group of young players really making the difference. PSG started the second half the better of the two teams and deservedly got their equalising goal from the penalty spot, which Nkunku converted. However, Smith Rowe sparked life into the Gunners team and provided a superb cross for Lacazette who put Arsenal back into the lead.
90'+5 FULL-TIME: ARSENAL 5-1 PSG
90'+4 Another assist for Nelson, playing the ball perfectly into the path of his team-mate who made no mistakes with a composed finish.
IT'S FIVE! Arsenal have another goal and this time it comes from Nketiah, who was played through on goal and he fires a low shot into the bottom corner.
90'+2 The young Gunners have been superb today since coming onto the pitch, they've really made the difference and turned this game around.
90' There will be a minimum of four minutes added time played.
87' Nelson whipped the ball into the box from the corner, it appeared to be a ball cross but Holding did superbly well to get his head to it and score from the edge of the box.
GOOOAAALLL! ARSENAL LEAD 4-1! A superb header from Holding. He's picked out from a corner by Nelson but is going backwards when he heads it. However, he still manages to get the power and direction to send it towards goal, looping past Cibois and into the top corner.
ARSENAL CHANCE! Arsenal play it around the box as Ramsey squares for Lacazette, who can't sort out his feet out quick enough and instead sets up Nelson, but his shot is straight at Cibois who saves well and the Gunners have a corner.
84' Arsenal are seeing the game out pretty comfortably now, they are passing the ball around the pitch well and not allowing PSG to get their pacy young players on the ball. The tempo of the game has dropped considerably.
82' Good save! Nketiah cuts in from the left side, works his way past a couple of tackles and fires a shot at goal which is well pushed away by a Cibois.
81' The only PSG substitute not to feature today is Kevin Trapp. The goalkeeper may be wondering what his role is in the PSG side this season, after spending much of last season on the bench during the Ligue 1 campaign, featuring mainly in the domestic cups. Alphonse Areola is also yet to return to pre-season after the World Cup, which leaves three strong goalkeepers fighting it out for that number one jersey.
79' The final PSG change of the game sees Diarra head off the pitch and he has been replaced by Fressange.
A few more PSG substitutions late on in the game, with Weah replaced by Postolachi.
76' Both teams have dropped the pace of their game now, with Arsenal looking comfortable and they should be able to see out this game now at the 3-1 scoreline. Pre-season friendlies are a great way of introducing new players and young players who have come through the ranks, but it will be interesting to see if Emery shows faith in any of these young Gunners during the upcoming Premier League campaign.
74' Kolašinac gave away the PSG penalty, he is replaced by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Guendouzi has played very well today, he is replaced by Willock.
73' PSG make more changes, with Buffon coming off to huge applause from the crowd and he is replaced by Sébastien Cibois.
Tuchel makes another PSG change, with Kevin Rimane replaced by Arthur Zagre.
Mbe Soh is replaced by Moussa Sissako.
71' Holding spotted Lacazette in a better position, he just headed the ball straight into his path.
ANOTHER ARSENAL GOAL! It's now 3-1 to the Gunners. Lacazette is taking the praise from his teammates, but it was a scrappy goal and perhaps the final touch came from Nketiah instead. A deep free-kick is headed back across the box and then flicked on by Holding towards Lacazette, who heads towards the far post. The ball hits the post and appears to cross the line just before Nketiah turns it in.
68' The PSG goalscorer Nkunku comes off and he is placed by Bahebeck.
PSG make their first substitutions of the game, with the captain Rabiot coming off and he is replaced by Lo Celso.
67' It's that man Smith Rowe once again! A fantastic curled cross into the penalty area by the youngster, straight into the path of Lacazette, who showed his class with the finish.
GOOOAAALLL! ARSENAL LEAD 2-1. Lacazette finally manages to get involved in the game after coming on at half-time. It was a superb cross into the box by Smith Rowe and Lacazette got ahead of his marker, just flicking the ball past Buffon and into the back of the net.
64' The final change of these five substitutions sees Mkhitaryan replaced by Reiss Nelson.
Aubameyang comes off the pitch and his replacement is Edward Nketiah.
Ozil gets an hour of action on his return to the Arsenal side, he is replaced by Emile Smith Rowe.
Mustafi makes way for Chambers, who will partner Holding in the centre of the Arsenal defence.
Arsenal make five changes midway through the second half, the first of those sees Sokratis come off and he is replaced by Rob Holding.
62' Arsenal may come to rue all of those missed chances in the first half, they had two or three excellent opportunities to score and could've wrapped up the victory. The Gunners haven't performed in this second half and need to step it up if they are to win this game.
60' GOOOAAALLL! PSG ARE LEVEL 1-1. Nkunku steps up to take the spot-kick, he blasts the ball past Martinez who had no chance of saving that. A goal which PSG deserved after their strong start to this second half.
59' PSG PENALTY! Weah uses his pace to get around Kolasinac and the left-back brings him down with his trailing leg. A clear penalty which could give PSG an excellent chance to get back into the game.
57' Excellent play by Guendouzi, he tricks his way past two PSG players before being brought down by Rabiot, in a dangerous area of the pitch. The Gunners have a free-kick down the left flank, close to the penalty area. However, Ozil's ball into the box is poor and PSG easily clear the danger.
55' Sokratis hasn't looked comfortable on a couple of occasions today and he was almost caught out again. The centre-back is appealing for offside as Weah drifted in behind, but the flag doesn't come and Weah tries his luck from a tight angle, which Martinez has to push around the post.
53' Arsenal look a bit off the pace of the game now, they are struggling to string a few passes together and it is making them sit deep in their own half as PSG start to find some attacking momentum.
51' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Diarra after bringing Aubameyang down, following a Gunners counter-attack.
50' PSG CHANCE! The French side had a free-kick around 30 yards out from goal, which Nkunku stepped up take. The free-kick was on target but not close enough to the corner of the net and Martinez was able to make a good, strong save.
49' PSG have started this second half with more composure and purpose, just like they did at the start of the first half. Can they capitalise on their possession this time and cause the Arsenal defence a few problems?
47' No PSG changes at the break, as Tuchel opts to remain with the same players for the start of the second half.
46' The final Arsenal change at the break, sees Elneny replaced by Aaron Ramsey.
Iwobi is replaced by Alexandre Lacazette.
Here is the expected goalkeeper substitution at the break. As Bernd Leno is replaced by Emiliano Martínez, not Cech as we had expected.
The second half is underway!
PSG started the game well, but they struggled to create any goalscoring chances, with Weah isolated up front and he has been limited to half chances from the edge of the penalty area. Both sides are likely to make changes at the break or early on in the second half, so it will be interesting to see how the second half plays out.
Arsenal could and should be ahead by more goals here at the break. However, they have been superbly denied by veteran goalkeeper Buffon, who has kept his side in the game. Ozil broke the deadlock early on for the Gunners, in his first appearance back with Arsenal this pre-season.
45'+2 HALF-TIME: ARSENAL 1-0 PSG
45'+1 Mustafi goes close once again, another header from a set piece which goes narrowly wide of the PSG goal.
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played here.
44' ARSENAL CHANCE! It should be 3-0 to the Gunners here, but Buffon once again was the saviour for PSG. Guendouzi plays a ball from left-back for Mkhitaryan, who finds so much space between the two centre-backs. However, his shot is far too close to Buffon and the PSG keeper makes the save. He certainly should be doing better from there.
43' Not long until the break now, can either side create a goalscoring chance before the half-time whistle?
41' Emery is making his voice heard from the technical area, all of his instructions coming in English, which the manager has stated is very important.
39' PSG have struggled to get Weah involved in the game, his only opportunity coming a few moments ago from the edge of the box. PSG are certainly missing the likes of Cavani and Neymar up front, who make a huge difference to their team and can cause any quality team problems.
34' Good save! This time it's Leno that is called into action after a mistake by Ozil, which gives the ball straight back to PSG deep inside the Arsenal final third. Weah then picks up the ball and fires a shot at goal from the edge of the area, however Leno reads the effort well and manages to parry the ball to safety.
32' We're past the midway point in the game here at the National Stadium and Arsenal still lead 1-0, thanks to a goal from Mesut Ozil. This packed out crowd is certainly enjoying the game.
30' Arsenal have certainly done well to dictate this game now, as PSG dominated the first 10 minutes or so of the game. Rabiot was running the show for the French champions in the early stages, but the Gunners look strong in possession now and are not allowing the PSG captain any touches on the ball.
28' GREAT SAVE! Buffon showing his class once again to deny Arsenal another goal. Aubameyang is looking very lively today and he once again gets behind the PSG defence, but he fires his shot straight at Buffon who made sure he remained on his feet and made a strong save.
26' PSG chance! Toufiqui has a go from outside the box but fires a left-footed shot just wide of the far post. Leno dived for it, but he looks to have had it covered there.
23' GREAT CHANCE! Iwobi with a terrific opportunity to make it 2-0 to Arsenal. The midfielder managed to find space in behind the PSG backline down the left wing after a lovely flick by Ozil into his path. Iwobi opts to go for goal himself after working the ball onto his right foot. However, Buffon gets down quickly and makes a superb save
22' Emery is expected to change his goalkeeper at the break, as he did in the Atletico game. Leno has started both games so far, with Cech coming on for the second 45 minutes. The German international signed for the Gunners this summer and he is expected to challenge Cech for the number one jersey.
20' Ozil is playing right up alongside Aubameyang at the moment, which is working well against the PSG back three. Could Ozil play in this advanced position for Arsenal in the Premier League this season? We are used to seeing him drop deep for the ball and work around the edge of the penalty area.
16' Much better from Arsenal now, the goal has given them more confidence to go forward and you can see them being able to exploit this young PSG side as the game goes on.
13' Very unselfish play by Aubameyang, who could've quite easily of gone for goal himself. However, Ozil was in the much better position and the striker set the goal up perfectly.
GOOOAAALLL! ARSENAL LEAD 1-0.The Gunners break forward on the counter-attack and Aubameyang managed to evade the offside trap, he sprints through on goal, spotted Ozil making a run into the centre of the box and in a much better position. The striker picked his team-mate out with a superb low pass, straight into the path of Ozil who made no mistakes with the finish, firing the ball past Buffon.
12' Decent Arsenal chance! The Gunners win a corner, which they take short and Ozil whips a dangerous ball into the penalty area. Mustafi glances the ball on and it just needed someone to take a chance at the far post and it would've been a simple tap-in. However, no Arsenal players could capitalise.
10' Mistake by Mustafi deep inside his own half, he tries to play a long ball out from defence but he strikes it straight at a PSG man, who then pick up the ball and mount another attack. However, his mistake goes unpunished as Guendouzi draws a foul near the corner flag.
8' Arsenal are struggling to get a touch on the ball at the moment, they are camped inside their own half as PSG show more intensity and urgency early on here.
6' Terrific burst from Rabiot, he picks the ball up in the centre of midfield and just runs at the Arsenal players who keep dropping off him. The skipper gets all the way to the edge of the Arsenal box and pulls the ball back to Weah who was making a good run forward, however the strikers touch is too heavy and Leno is quick to gather the ball.
4' PSG have started the better of the two sides, despite their young and inexperienced side today. The French champions are passing the ball around the pitch nicely and are getting into some good positions in the Arsenal half of the pitch. Georgen looks a threat down the right wing, he is getting forward at every opportunity.
2' Excellent early pressure by Arsenal, they are pressing high up the pitch and force PSG into making a mistake deep in their own half as they tried to play the ball out from the back. However, they cannot capitalise on this opportunity and PSG do well to get out of trouble.
1' We're underway!
The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off. Stay tuned for all of the match action!
PSG are without a number of their star players due to the likes of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe currently enjoying extended breaks following their World Cup duties. Tuchel has opted for a young and inexperienced side to play Arsenal today, however they are boosted by Italian veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in goal.
Emile Smith Rowe impressed for the Gunners, scoring a stunning equaliser as Emery gave run-outs to a few of his young stars against Atletico. Smith Rowe picked up a slight knock and therefore doesn't start today, with the Arsenal manager making a number of changes ahead of today's game. Mesut Ozil who didn't feature against Atletico, returns to the Arsenal side today and he will be captaining the Gunners.
PSG SUBS: Kevin Trapp, Giovani Lo Celso, Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, Virgillu Postolachi, Moussa Sissako, Arthur Zagre, Alexandre Fressange, Sebastien Cibois
PSG (3-4-2-1): Gianluigi Buffon (GK); Loic Mbe Soh, Lassana Diarra, Kevin Rimane; Alec Georgen, Antoine Bernede, Adrien Rabiot (c), Stanley Nsoki; Christopher Nkunku, Azzeddine Toufiqui; Timothy Weah
ARSENAL SUBS: Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Alexandre Lacazette, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Emiliano Martinez, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Lucas Perez, Reiss Nelson Eddie Nketiah, Jordi Osei-Tutu, Emile Smith Rowe, Joe Willock
ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno (GK); Hector Bellerin, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Shkodran Mustafi, Sead Kolasinac; Mohamed Elneny, Matteo Guendouzi; Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil (c), Henrikh Mkhitarian; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The team news is in, here is how the two teams will line-up today...
The Gunners will be looking to capitalise on their solid display against Atletico Madrid, when they drew 1-1, however they went on to lose 3-1 on penalties. Meanwhile the French champions will be aiming to bounce back from their 3-1 loss against Bayern Munich.
Both clubs have new coaches ahead of the new season, with former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel readying for the new Ligue 1 campaign with PSG. And it's an early reunion with the French champions for Unai Emery, the former PSG boss has the task of replacing Arsene Wenger, whose 22-year tenure at the Gunners came to an end last season.
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Lineups

R
A
A
2
Bellerín
4
Mohamed Elneny
5
S. Papastathopoulos
7
H. Mkhitaryan
10
M. Özil
14
P. Aubameyang
17
A. Iwobi
19
L. Diarra
19
B. Leno
20
S. Mustafi
21
T. Weah
24
C. Nkunku
25
A. Rabiot
28
L. Mbe Soh
29
A. Bernede
29
M. Guendouzi
30
G. Buffon
31
S. Kolašinac
31
A. Georgen
32
K. Rimane
34
S. Nsoki
38
A. Toufiqui
8
9
26
16
21
48
49
55
18
35
39
41
50
15
59
37
43
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
N. Chan
Assistants
R. Min Kiat
 
T. Lee
Fourth official
M. Jahari

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The National Stadium

Name:
The National Stadium 
City:
Singapore 
Capacity:
55000