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PSG

W L W W W
Competition
Ligue 1
Date
18 August 2018
Game week
2
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
1 - 3
Venue
Stade du Roudourou (Guingamp)
Attendance
19003

Goals

N. Roux (G) 20' (assist by: M. Coco)
1 - 0
1 - 1
53' Neymar (PG)
1 - 2
82' K. Mbappé (G) (assist by: Á. Di María)
1 - 3
90' K. Mbappé (G) (assist by: Neymar)

Commentary

Minute   Description
That's from us today folks, we hope you enjoyed the game!
Guingamp were excellent in the first half, creating more chances and not allowing the PSG attacking trio chances of their own. However, they were unable to keep it up for the full 90 minutes. Next up for Guingamp is a trip to Lille, whilst PSG are back at home and they will face Angers.
PSG came from behind to wrap up their second victory of the new Ligue 1 campaign. Neymar converted a penalty at the start of the second period, after he was fouled by Ikoko. Mbappe then showed his class with two goals to seal the victory and wrap up the three points.
90'+4 FULL-TIME: GUINGAMP 1-3 PSG
90'+1 There will be a minimum of four minutes of added time played.
90' Neymar fed Mbappe just inside the penalty area, looked for the return pass but Mbappe went for goal himself and he made the finish look easy.
PSG LEAD 3-1! What a finish by Mbappe! His pace is too much for Guingamp, he controls the ball superbly, then just coolly chips it over Johnsson from a couple of yards out. The striker has really made the difference since coming on at the break.
88' GREAT CHANCE! Thiago Silva was completely unmarked in the box as he met Neymar's set piece delivery, he powers his header into the ground and it goes just wide. He should've done better with that opportunity.
86' There isn't long left on the clock for Guingamp to get back into this game. They had a lot of chances in the first half, including the disallowed goal but PSG have performed much better during the second period and fought their way back.
82' Di Maria looked up and spotted Mbappe sitting on shoulder of the last Guingamp defender, he played the ball through and the striker produced a fine, composed finish to put his side ahead for the first time in this game.
GOOOAAALLL PSG LEAD 2-1! Mbappe fires PSG into the lead with just a few minutes remaining. The striker timed his run to perfection after a lovely pass by Di Maria, he then easily slides the ball into the back of the net.
81' Guingamp make their final change of the afternoon, with Didot replaced by Sorbon.
80' Final PSG substitution as Bernede is replaced by Lo Celso.
79' OFF THE POST! Neymar whips a corner towards the near post, which Di Maria flicks on and it almost catches out Johnsson but luckily for the keeper it strikes the post and bounces way, before Guingamp finally clear the danger.
77' The pace of the game has dropped significantly now, with neither side really showing much urgency to go forward. Guingamp will be hoping that they can keep the champions at bay and earn a point, their first of the season.
75' Guingamp make their second change of the afternoon, with Thuram replaced by Salibur.
74' PSG make another change, as Nkunku comes off the pitch and he has been replaced by Diaby.
72' PSG are trying to walk to the ball into the back of the net, playing too many short passes in the penalty area, when the better option would be to fire a shot at goal. Still plenty of time left on the clock to score a winning goal though.
68' CLOSE! Di Maria with a free-kick from 30 yards out, it takes a slight deflection off the wall and lands just wide of the Guingamp post. The resulting corner comes to nothing, as Meunier is penalised for a foul.
66' Guingamp make their first substitution, with Benezet coming off and he has been replaced by Rodelin.
64' Buffon hasn't had much to do in this second half, after having a busy opening half. The PSG defence are doing a much better job of dealing with Thuram who has barely touched the ball, as he was causing all sorts of problems down the left in the first 45 minutes.
62' Rabiot pulls the ball back to Neymar on the edge of the penalty area, he unleashes a powerful effort at goal but it goes high over the bar. Not coming close to troubling Johnsson.
60' As we reach the hour mark here at the Stade de Roudourou, it remains 1-1 between Guingamp and PSG. However it is the visitors who are causing the most problems and look more likely to score again. Although, the hosts are remaining firm at the back, mostly limiting PSG to shots from outside the box.
58' Di Maria is being given far too much time and space down the left, he fires another effort at goal, but it flies over the crossbar. He should've crossed instead to Mbappe who was waiting in the penalty ara.
57' Guingamp are being forced to sit deeper and deeper in their own half and soak up the pressure, as PSG dominate possession and they are camped inside the hosts half at the moment.
53' PSG ARE LEVEL IT'S 1-1! Neymar waits for Johnsson to make his move and then just slots the ball into the other corner of the goal. PSG are back in this game and they look in the mood to come from behind and take all three points now.
52' PSG PENALTY! Neymar shows superb skill to beat Ikoko in the penalty area, who then goes to ground and takes the legs of Neymar. The referee immediately points to the spot. Can they level the score?
51' Benezet gets the better of Thiago Silva, takes on and beats the PSG skipper, but his cross into the box is weak and the champions clear the danger.
49' Despite being just a few minutes into the second half, you can already see that PSG are more alert and showing more urgency to attack. It could be a long, difficult second half for the hosts.
47' GREAT CHANCE! PSG with a superb opportunity to get back level just seconds into the second half! Di Maria just had the goalkeeper to beat from close range after quick play by Mbappe, but the winger is denied by an excellent save and he then slices his rebound effort high over the crossbar.
46' PSG make a substitution ahead of the second half, with Weah the man who has been replaced. World Cup winner Mbappé is the man coming on.
The second half is underway!
The hosts have had the better of the chances, with Thuram going close on a couple of occasions and Buffon has been called into action in goal to deny Guingamp. Despite PSG starting the better of the two teams, they haven't created enough going forward and look shaky at the back. Big improvement is needed in the second period, whilst Guingamp will hope for more of the same.
Guingamp lead 1-0 at the break after Roux scored his first goal for his new club, capitalising on a mistake by Dagba. However, it arguably could be a bigger lead for the hosts as they had a goal disallowed by VAR, as the officials ruled that Benezet pushed Dagba in the lead up to heading the ball into the back of the net.
45'+4 HALF-TIME: GUINGAMP 1-0 PSG
45'+3 GUINGAMP CHANCE! Thuram weaves his way past two PSG players on the left, gets to the edge of the box and tries to curl the ball into the top corner, but it flies agonisingly over the bar. The better chances are falling to the hosts.
45'+2 Good effort! Nkunku fires a low strike at goal from the edge of the box, but he drills it narrowly wide of the Guingamp goal and it looked like Johnsson had it covered anyway if it was on target.
45' There will be a minimum of four minutes of added time played.
43' Neymar with a lovely touch and turn to get out of danger in his own half, he then sprints up the pitch but he tries to work space for the shot himself, when a pass to Di Maria would've been the better option. In the end he runs out of room and Guingamp nick the ball off his toes and clear the danger.
41' Not long to go until the break, the pace of the game has dropped once more but Guingamp still look very comfortable and PSG don't look threatening in attack at the moment.
39' Rebocho fouls Di Maria in the Guingamp half, giving PSG a free-kick in a very good position. Perhaps slightly too far out to go for goal, but a good opportunity to whip the ball into the penalty area. Neymar takes it, but he puts too much on it and it flies straight out of play.
37' Paris are missing a few of their first team regulars here, with Marco Verratti and Edison Cavani both absent this afternoon. However, Tuchel does have Mbappe on the bench, who may be called upon in the second half.
35' We haven't seen much from the attacking trio of PSG, they are struggling to get into the game as Guingamp have dominated the last 20 minutes. Can they carve open an opportunity before the break in 10 minutes time?
31' Guingamp look the better side at the moment, they are spending more and more time in the PSG half and the champions defence don't look comfortable at all. Guingamp are trying to extend their lead before the break and are having the better chances.
29' GOAL DISALLOWED! We finally have a decision here and it's been ruled out by the officials for the push on Dagba. It looks harsh by the officials, as Benezet only had eyes for the ball as the cross came in and it appears that Dagba made the initial contact with him. The home side and their supporters are not at all impressed by that decision.
27' After a few minutes of deliberation, the referee is going over to the VAR screen to review the footage. The officials are checking to see if there was a push by Benezet on Dagba as he headed the ball into the back of the net.
25' Guingamp have the ball in the back of the net and it looks to be a valid goal, but the referee is consulting with VAR to see if there was a push in the build-up to the goal. Benezet headed the ball into the goal from a few yards out after a cross by Coco, who had beaten Buffon to the ball, got to the byline and pulled it back for the midfielder to head home.
22' An unfortunate mistake by Dagba in defence, the 19-year-old will need to try and get that out of his system as soon as possible.
20' It was excellent pressure from Coco to force the misake by Dagba, then win the ball back on the edge of the box, before laying it off to Roux who was in a much better shooting position.
GOOOAAALLL! GUINGAMP LEAD 1-0! Roux scores his first goal for his new club after a mistake at the back by Dagba. The left-back made a poor touch and thought Thiago Silva was coming to gather the ball, but there was a lack of communication between the two players which allowed Coco to nick the ball off his toes, laying it off to Roux who had the task of sticking it in the back of the net from 10 yards out. The striker showed composure and stuck it past Buffon.
19' Rabiot is shown the first yellow card of the game, for his challenge from behind on Benezet.
17' The game has really come to life now and Guingamp look very confident, they don't seem overawed by their opponents at all.
15' PSG CHANCE! Weah is played through behind the Guingamp defence, he looks to be offside but the linesman doesn't put his flag up. The striker gets the byline and pulls the ball back to Di Maria, who tries an audacious back heel. However, Johnsson read it well and made a good save.
14' WHAT A SAVE! Buffon with a superb stop to deny Guingamp the opening goal! Roux got on the end of a low cross into the box by Thuram, it looked a certain goal but Buffon got a big hand to the ball and pushed it onto the crossbar. It was made more impressive by the fact that Buffon was already diving the other way as Benezet took a swing at the ball first but missed, which allowed it to fall into the path of Roux.
11' The pace of the game is quite slow at the moment as both teams try and feel their way into the game. PSG are certainly seeing more of the ball, but much of their possession is in their own half and the middle of the pitch, with Guingamp doing a good job of keeping them out of their final third.
9' Nkunku is down receiving medical treatment at the moment after taking a clattering in midfield. However, he looks fine to continue.
7' Guingamp look dangerous on the counter-attack, they are causing PSG a few problems at the back already here. Thuram uses his pace and power to drive past a couple of PSG players down the left, he then switches the ball inside and the ball finds it way to Coco who plays a low cross into the box but it evades all of his teammates.
5' CLOSE! Di Maria goes very close to opening the scoring for the visitors. Nkunku broke forward, he managed to lay the ball off to Di Maria on the left before being fouled. However the referee allows to play on, so Di Maria cuts inside and unleashes a powerful effort at goal, which flies just inches over the Guingamp crossbar. Not too far away.
3' Guingamp with the first corner of the game as Marquinhos sees the ball out of play. Thiago Silva heads away the set piece, which then falls to Didot on the edge of the box who tries his luck, firing the ball towards goal on the volley. However, it flies high over the crossbar and doesn't trouble Buffon.
2' PSG dominate possession early here and are looking to play quick balls up to Neymar and Weah, who can use their pace to devastate defences. The two teams met this time last season, with PSG securing a 3-0 victory.
1' We're underway!
The teams are out and kick-off is just moments away! Stay tuned for all of the match action.
PSG won the title by an impressive 13 points last season, scoring 108 goals along the way. Of the 20 major domestic trophies available to French sides over the past five seasons, PSG have won 18 of them.
PSG SUBS: Kylian Mbappe, Giovani Lo Celso, Moussa Diaby, Alphonse Areola, Lass Diarra, Presnel Kimpembe, Stanley N'Soki
PSG (4-3-3): Gianluigi Buffon (GK); Colin Dagba, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva (c), Thomas Meunier; Antoine Bernède, Christopher Nkunku, Adrien Rabiot; Angel Di María, Timothy Weah, Neymar
GUINGAMP SUBS: Yannis Salibur, Yeni N'Gbakoto, Franck Tabanou, Cheick Traore, Jeremy Sorbon, Marc-Aurele Caillard, Ronny Redelin
GUINGAMP (4-2-3-1): Karl-Johan Johnsson (GK); Jordan Ikoko, Christophe Kerbrat (c), Felix Eboa Eboa, Pedro Rebocho; Etienne Didot, Ludovic Blas; Marcus Coco, Nicholas Benezet, Marcus Thuram; Nolan Roux
Let's take a look at the team news...
Guingamp were unlucky to lose to Saint-Etienne after dominating possession, but they were unable to take their chances in front of goal. They lost two of last seasons top scorers during the summer, as Jimmy Briand went to Bordeaux and Clement Grenier signed for Stade Rennais.
This is Guingamp's sixth successive season in Ligue 1 but only their 13th overall.Their manager Antoine Kombouare guided the team to 12th last season, equaling the side's second-best ever finishing position.
The champions have brought more youth players into the first team, many of these featured in pre-season and against Caen, to further strengthen PSG's strength in depth in all areas of the pitch. Along with the arrival of former Dortmund manager, Thomas Tuchel, which they will hope aid their chances of Champions League success.
PSG got off to the perfect start last week as they beat Caen 3-0 with Neymar opening the scoring, meanwhile today's opponents Guingamp suffered defeat against Saint-Etienne on the opening day.
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Lineups

R
A
A
1
K. Johnsson
1
G. Buffon
2
Thiago Silva
2
J. Ikoko
5
Pedro Rebocho
5
Marquinhos
7
L. Blas
10
Neymar
10
N. Benezet
11
Á. Di María
11
M. Thuram
12
T. Meunier
20
F. Eboa Eboa
21
T. Weah
22
É. Didot
24
C. Nkunku
24
M. Coco
25
A. Rabiot
26
N. Roux
29
C. Kerbrat
33
A. Bernede
34
C. Dagba
7
23
35
19
18
15
C
C
C

Substitutes

Additional info

Referee
C. Turpin
Assistants
C. Gringore
Fourth official
B. Lepaysant

Match Stats

Guingamp PSG
32 Attacks (Dangerous) 57
4 Corners 7
14 Fouls 16
17 Free Kicks 16
10 Goal Kicks 8
2 Offsides 1
4 Shots (blocked) 0
3 Shots (off target) 8
1 Shots (on target) 4
1 Shots (woodwork) 0
19 Throw Ins 11

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
16+1518
26+613
36+211
46-111
56+510
66+410
76+310
86-29
96+18
106+08
116-28
126-17
136-27
146-27
156-47
166+06
176-26
186-45
196-34
206-130

Stade du Roudourou

Name:
Stade du Roudourou 
City:
Guingamp 
Capacity:
19003