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87'
L. Callegari
Lucas Moura
85'
G. Krychowiak
Yellow Card
80'
F. Diedhiou
Yellow Card
76'
J. Augustin
E. Cavani
75'
G. Sunu
I. Traoré
68'
T. Mangani
P. Martinez
67'
F. Diedhiou
N. Pépé
67'
E. Cavani
Yellow Card
66'
E. Cavani
Penalty Goal
58'
Jesé
J. Ikoné
34'
Thiago Silva
Goal
34'
Lucas Moura
Assist
3
2
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
6
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 3
Total Passes 622 402

Commentary

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Goals from Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani, his 100th for the club, on either side of half-time help Laurent Blanc's side claim sole possession of second place in Ligue 1.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: PSG 2-0 ANGERS.
90' + 1' There will be three minutes added on at the end of this match.
89' OFF THE POST! PSG finding all sorts of space in attack in these dying moments as Angers are forced to commit bodies forward in search of a goal. Jese is teed up on the edge of the area and he bends one towards the far post, but it smacks off the inside of the frame and stays out!
L. Callegari
Lucas Moura
Paris Saint-Germain FC
87' The final change of the night sees Lucas replaced by Lorenzo Callegari.
G. Krychowiak
Yellow Card
Paris Saint-Germain FC
85' No stranger to a challenge, Krychowiak goes through his man in an attempt to win the ball and is booked as a result.
84' STAT: Angers have not lost successive Ligue 1 matches since August. They were defeated on the weekend by Saint-Etienne.
82' SIDE NETTING! Inches away from a third! Ben Arfa plays Augustin through, and he has speed to burn, turning on the jets to run beyond the keeper, but his final touch is heavy, making for a difficult angle as he can only bundle his effort into the side netting!
F. Diedhiou
Yellow Card
Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest
80' Diedhiou is booked, just five minutes after coming on, for a foul on Kimpembe near the halfway line.
78' Angers aren't managing anything more than a muted attempt at a comeback, poking and probing in some real harmless areas in attack. Silva and Kimpebe are looking a strong partnership, playing off each other really well. It's going to take something special to get behind them.
J. Augustin
E. Cavani
Paris Saint-Germain FC
76' PSG make their second change and it's Cavani who gives way to a thunderous applause from these home fans - a historic night for him. Jean-Kevin Augustin is on in his place.
G. Sunu
I. Traoré
Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest
75' The visitors make their third and final change as Gilles Sunu replaces Traore.
72' STAT: That penalty means Edinson Cavani has now scored 100 goals in all competitions for PSG. It ties him with Dominique Rocheteau for third on the club’s all-time scoring list, behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic (156) and Pauleta (109).
70' Well it's all about done and dusted now. Much like they did in the first half, PSG get their goal just as Angers were starting to get back into the game. The timing of the two conceded tonight for the visitors could not have been any worse.
T. Mangani
P. Martinez
Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest
68' The other swap sees Thomas Mangani enter the fray at the expense of Pablo Martinez.
F. Diedhiou
N. Pépé
Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest
67' Angers make a double change here, the first of which sees Famara Diedhiou replace Pepe in attack.
E. Cavani
Yellow Card
Paris Saint-Germain FC
67' Cavani is issued a yellow card for taking his jersey off in his celebration. Rules are rules, but that's a yellow card you hate to see, given the circumstances of the celebration.
E. Cavani
Penalty Goal
Paris Saint-Germain FC
66' CAVANI MAKES HISTORY! The striker converts the spot-kick and, in the process, tallies his 100th PSG goal in all competitions! What a moment for him, as he takes his jersey off and reveals a tribute to the victims of yesterday's tragic plane crash involving Brazilian football club Chapecoense.
64' PENALTY TO PSG! No doubt about this one, as Ben Arfa's trickery finally does Angers in! He dazzles with some incredible footwork before being tripped up from behind by Thomas, and the referee doesn't hesitate in pointing to the spot.
62' STAT: PSG have gone 615 minutes (as of the 62nd minute tonight) since last conceding a goal at Parc des Princes across all competitions, since Alexis Sanchez found the back of the net in a 1-1 draw with Arsenal.
60' Into the final 30 minutes now in Paris and the momentum is slowly starting to shift. Angers are developing a bit of belief as they're being allowed to grow into the game with PSG falling into a false sense of security. This game is in desperate need of a jolt of life.
Jesé
J. Ikoné
Paris Saint-Germain FC
58' Sensing a lack of sharpness in attack, Emery elects to bring on Jese for the final 30 minutes, in place of Ikone.
57' The tempo has been really poor in this second half, with little excitement to speak of. PSG have just started to drift a bit dangerous into cruise control with this match far from over, but Angers have showed little life themselves to be able to take advantage.
55' Wasted opportunity from a free-kick as two Angers players collide, leaving some PSG attacks unmarked in the area, but Lucas' delivery lacks the required height to get into the danger area! That's rather poor from the Brazilian. Meanwhile, Unai Emery is spotted talking to Jese, who could be coming on shortly.
53' STAT: PSG are unbeaten in their last 12 top-flight matches against Angers, dating back to a 3-1 away defeat in 1975 (W5, D7).
51' CRUCIAL FROM MANCEAU! The right-back comes around with excellent cover to poke the ball free from Cavani, who otherwise would have been through on goal following a lovely diagonal ball from Lucas! That's a smart piece of defending.
49' Unlike the start of the match, it's been a slow and rather timid start to proceedings in the second half. PSG are controlling possession, but there's not much tempo to it as they don't appear altogether eager to push the pace in attack.
47' There he is! A little late arriving is Unai Emery, jogging out of the tunnel about 90 seconds following the restart. Who knows what that's all about...
46' Back underway in Paris...
Thiago Silva has PSG ahead at the interval, but it has not come easy for them against a stubborn Angers side who will feel a bit unlucky to be trailing after 45 minutes. By no means is it out of reach, however, as everything is still to play for in the second half.
45' HALF-TIME: PSG 1-0 ANGERS.
44' Pressure is on again here in the final stages of this first half, which would be an absolutely disastrous time for Angers to concede a second. The hustle and determination is back in the PSG team following Silva's opener, as they get back to winning every 50-50 ball.
42' STAT: Angers have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine league matches away from home (including today).
40' Tempers boiling over! Ikone trips up Toko Ekambi from behind, rather cynically, and the players go face-to-face as the striker gets to his feet. The coming together seemed to spark Toko Ekambi, as seconds later his dipping strike from 25 yards forces Areola into a wonderfully acrobatic save, able to knock the effort behind for a corner.
38' CLEARED BY THOMAS! Unselfish play from Cavani, as he tries to square for Ben Arfa after being played through, but this wasn't the time for it. He had to be selfish there and take advantage of the clean look at goal. as he was never going to be likely to get that pass through.
36' It's irony in the purest form, that goal. PSG can't seem to find the opener when they were applying waves of relentless pressure, but then as Angers grow in stature and the pressure is off, they get their goal. That's a tough one for the visitors to concede.
Thiago Silva
Goal
Paris Saint-Germain FC
34' ANGERS RESISTANCE IS BROKEN! It's too easy for PSG from the set-piece, as Thiago eludes Martinez with his run to the near post, getting onto the end of Lucas' corner and bouncing a header in at the far post!
Lucas Moura
Assist
Paris Saint-Germain FC
34' Simple but smart delivery from Lucas, who provides the assist.
33' Angers have done really well to relieve the pressure on their goal, following a lengthy spell that saw them pinned back and under a real threat. They've since entered a nice period of their own, preventing PSG from getting forward, while looking quite dangerous when they win the ball back and break.
31' HE THOUGHT ABOUT IT! Manceau makes a delightful run from the back to create another nervy moment in defence for PSG. Areola rushes off his line to collect, but his momentum takes him outside the box. It takes a second for him to realise it, before quickly taking his hands off the ball. The referee had a good look and thought about awarding the free-kick, but decides against it.
29' STAT: PSG lost their first ever top-flight meeting with Angers in Paris, 0-1 in 1972, but are unbeaten in seven since (W4, D3).
27' MUCH MORE LIKE IT! Excellent football from the visitors, as Martinez is sprung into space down the left before floating an inviting cross in towards the far post. N'Doye meets it and heads back across goal, but Silva is there to clear it off the line with Areola beaten!
25' A loose pass in midfield, which is a bit of a rarity from Motta, is pounced upon by Pepe as Angers look to negotiate a rare counter. They aren't outnumbered, but positioning lets them down, as the simple pass isn't available for the striker, allowing PSG to clear the threat.
23' GOOD HANDS! Important intervention from Michel, who dives in at the feet of Cavani to poke the ball away from danger after the striker threatened to dribble his way through on goal. The keeper had to get the timing of that right, and he did.
21' PSG are up over 70 per cent possession now, completely parking themselves in the attacking half, with Angers unable to have much of a say about it. Defensively the visitors have done well to remain organised, but they simply have to do a better job of passing their way out from the back.
19' STAT: PSG are unbeaten in their last 15 matches at Parc des Princes, dating back to a 2-0 defeat to Monaco in March (W11, D4).
17' It is worth noting that Nice were victorious earlier this evening at Guingamp, meaning PSG cannot go top the table regardless of the outcome tonight. Nice will be remain at the summit through matchday 15, but PSG can move clear of Monaco in second with a win.
15' PENALTY APPEALS DENIED! That's a real decent shout for Ben Arfa, on the end of an absolutely spectacular run into the area! He beats three defenders, at least, and makes it look so easy, before going to ground under a challenge from N'Doye. The Angers midfielder stayed on his feet and won the ball in the end. There appeared to be contact still, but the referee waves play on.
13' PSG are resembling a well-oiled machine in possession, carving their way into attack at will. A nice little burst from Lucas sees him into the area following a one-two with Motta, but his final shot was always rising in the end as he can't find the top corner.
11' PSG really starting to impose themselves as pressure builds on the Angers goal. Both flanks are being equally exploited as the hosts go in search of the opening goal, while there's just no way out for the visitors at the moment.
9' STAT: Edinson Cavani is the 1st player to score 13 goals after matchday 14 in Ligue 1 since 1990/91.
7' OFFSIDE! No idea how Cavani's missed that, virtually a sitter from 10 yards with only the keeper to beat, as he was played behind the defence by Ben Arfa. The striker's blushes are spared in the end, however, as the offside flag is raised.
5' Pepe is full of confidence at the moment, in fine form, and he looks like he has a goal in him today, hammering a strike at goal on the half-volley from 25 yards, forcing Areola into an early save, as he has to dive to his left to parry.
3' Lively start to proceedings here in the French capital, as both teams remain eager to push the pace. Meunier makes strides down the right, but just can't elude his marker as his final ball into the box is partially deflected, taking it away from Cavani.
1' AND WE'RE OFF! Belatedly underway here in Paris, as PSG get the match started, attacking left to right.
Stephane Moulin also makes four amendments to his team, following their defeat to Saint-Etienne on Saturday. Romain Thomas and Pablo Martinez come into defence as they revert to a five-man back line. Captain Cheikh N'Doye is restored in midfield, while striker Karl Toko Ekambi is brought on to help lead the line. Giving way to make room are Yoann Andreu, Baptiste Santamaria, Thomas Mangani and Famara Diedhiou.
Unai Emery has made four changes from the victory over Lyon on Sunday. Thomas Meunier and Presnel Kimpembe are brought into defence while Grzegorz Krychowiak and Jonathan Ikone get their shot in the team, with Serge Aurier, Marquinhos, Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi rested.
SUBS: Petric, Mangani, Diedhiou, Sunu, Santamaria, Tait, Tahrat.
ANGERS (5-3-2): Michel; Manceau, Pavlovic, Traore, Thomas, Martinez; N'Doye, Saihi, Capelle; Toko Ekambi, Pepe.
SUBS: Trapp, Marquinhos, Verratti, Di Maria, Aurier, Jese, Augustin.
PSG (4-2-3-1): Areola; Meunier, Kimpembe, Silva, Maxwell; Krychowiak, Motta; Lucas, Ben Arfa, Ikone; Cavani.
CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
They have been a hard team to read this season. Impressive winning streaks have been hampered by lengthy losing skids, and the end result has been an inability to garner any real momentum.
Angers are hovering in mid-table obscurity, aiming to build on last season’s ninth-place finish – but this season, it’s consistency which has been holding them back.
PSG have spent exactly zero days atop the Ligue 1 table this season, but that can all conceivably change tonight. Victory, coupled with Nice dropping points at Guingamp, and Blanc’s side would end matchday 15 as league leaders.
Late drama last night saw Monaco squander a late lead as they drew Dijon. The dropped points has opened a window of opportunity for Laurent Blanc’s men, in front of their home fans tonight.
Hello and welcome to Parc des Princes for some midweek Ligue 1 action as PSG aim to keep pace atop the table when they play host to Angers!
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