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80'
W. Rémy
Yellow Card
77'
J. Augustin
Lucas Moura
77'
R. Bensebaini
Hilton
73'
J. Saihi
K. Bérigaud
61'
J. Pastore
C. Nkunku
61'
Z. Ibrahimović
Á. Di María
42'
M. Yatabaré
B. Dabo
3
0
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
2
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 0
Total Passes 706 402

Commentary

That's all from Parc des Princes. Thank you for following the LIVE action from Ligue 1 - hope you've enjoyed it. Until next time, have a very good evening!
It is a goalless stalemate at Parc des Princes as Montpellier leave the home of the Ligue 1 leaders with a well-deserved point. PSG had chances to win the game but either found Pionnier in top form, or lacked the precision in the final third. Nevertheless, the point moves them four away from a fourth consecutive title.
FULL TIME: PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN 0-0 MONTPELLIER
90' + 4' PSG look to launch one final attack on goal as Marquinhos lifts the ball forward. There is too much power on it, though, as Pionnier collects and the referee blows the final whistle.
90' + 2' WHAT A SAVE - IBRAHIMOVIC DENIED A WINNING GOAL! Another neat move from the hosts sees the ball come through for an unmarked Ibrahimovic. The crowd hold its breath as the talisman looks to place the ball but, once again, Pionnier performs heroics to make a fantastic reflex save.
90' No... Once again, the visitors hold their own in defence and are able to clear the danger. Hantz has inspired a huge transformation since taking over from Rolland Courbis and the effect has clearly rubbed off on his players.
89' At the other end, PSG are awarded a free-kick. Montpellier are incensed and rightly so, as Pastore is deemed to have been fouled although replays suggest that he was not. Maxwell is standing over this one, can the hosts do it?
88' Not this time, though... The corner is swung in and met by a Montpellier head. There is no power or direction on the ball, however, and it trickles behind for a goal kick.
87' Montpellier have a corner after Kimpembe is forced to stretch out a leg and direct an attempted through ball behind. What a time to score this would be for the visitors - it would surely be the winner.
85' EARLIER! Ibrahimovic breaks away down the right flank and sprints towards the area. He has an unmarked Augustin to aim for but takes too long and delivering the ball, which is very well cut out by the defence.
83' Time is running out for the hosts. They have seven minutes to try and find a winner but, as the clock continues to tick down, it looks more and more unlikely. Montpellier have continued to hold their own and look on course for a well-deserved point.
81' POOR! By Ibrahimovic's standards, that was pretty abysmal! He goes for power but hits right across the ball, sending it well wide of the target and Montpellier breathe a huge sigh of relief.
W. Rémy
Yellow Card
Montpellier
80' Rémy is the first player to have his name taken by the referee today. Ibrahimovic is stood over the ball for PSG - the one player you want in this situation...
79' PSG have a free-kick in a very dangerous position on the left corner of the penalty area. Rabiot was leading the charge for the hosts before he was eventually tripped by Remy. 
J. Augustin
Lucas Moura
PSG
77' The final throw of the dice from Blanc sees Jean-Kévin Augustin introudced for the final 13 minutes, with Lucas making way.
R. Bensebaini
Hilton
Montpellier
77' Montpellier make their third and final change. Hilton has put in a solid performance but a couple of knocks have eventually forced him off. Ramy Bensebaini comes on in his place.
75' It is just not happening for PSG at the moment. They are putting nice spells of play together readily but, uncharacteristically, appear to be lacking ideas in the final third. That is very surprising given the bundles of individual talent at their disposal out there.
J. Saihi
K. Bérigaud
Montpellier
73' Montpellier make their second change as Bérigaud goes off to be replaced by Jamel Saihi.
71' Ibrahimovic races into the area from the left flank and Montpellier must be fearing the worst. However, PSG's talisman slips at the vital moment and the visitors are able to clear the danger.
69' WHY DIDN'T BERIGAUD TAKE A TOUCH?! Montpellier put a nice spell of play together and the striker is completely unmarked as he receives a cross to the far post. He tries to knock the ball back into the area first time, however, and completely miskicks it. That was a good and wasted chance for the visitors.
67' We are into the final quarter of the game and it is still goalless at Parc des Princes. Neither side are really looking like scoring at the moment but, if PSG want to get the title wrapped up over the next week or so, they need to find the breakthrough.
65' There is a slight break in play as Ibrahimovic's first involvement sees him accidentally collide with Hilton, leaving the Montpellier defender a little worse for wear. He is need of attention, but should be perfectly fine to continue.
63' Will the two changes provide just that little extra momentum to help PSG get the breakthrough in this game? Montpellier do not look too troubled at the moment, but they need to stay switched on and focused.
J. Pastore
C. Nkunku
PSG
61' The other change sees Nkunku sacrificed for Pastore.
Z. Ibrahimović
Á. Di María
PSG
61' Here comes a double substitution from Blanc, as Ibrahimovic comes on in place of Di Maria.
59' DANGER FOR PSG! Ninga has space to take a touch following a low ball into the box. He looks to swivel and shoot, but cannot make a clean contact and the hosts are able to clear to safety.
57' The hosts look like they are ready to wheel out more of the big guns. Ibrahimovic and Pastore have been sent to warm up by Blanc and they have the ability to pose plenty more problems for the visitors.
54' PSG continue to ask the questions as they are awarded consecutive corners. Di Maria comes for the quick one-two with Lucas before the latter delivers a dangerous cross, but Montpellier are alert to the danger and clear.
52' GOOD GOALKEEPING! Pionnier comes to Montpellier's rescue once again! Cavani springs the offside trap brilliantly to get in behind the defence and looks to nip the ball past the keeper, who spreads himself brilliantly to make another great block.
50' PSG will be wary coming into this second half. In fairness, it would take a monumental collapse and miraculous set of results for them to surrender the title, but they are still protecting a 33-match unbeaten run here in Ligue 1. They are currently seven games away from breaking their record of 39 between January 1993 and December 1994.
48' Montpellier are still refusing to sit back at the start of this second half. They are awarded a free-kick in the opening exchanges and, even though it is dealt with fairly easily by PSG, they are positive signs for the visitors.
46' KICK-OFF! The referee blows his whistle and PSG get the ball rolling once again.
The players are making their way back out onto the field and the second half is about to get started.
PSG looked the more likely to make the breakthrough during that first half, but Montpellier more than held their own and deserved to take a clean sheet into half-time. The visitors must remain stubborn in the second half, as their opponents will be more purposeful with Blanc's words ringing in their eyes.
HALF-TIME: PSG 0-0 MONTPELLIER
45' + 1' The referee blows his whistle and brings the first half to a close.
45' ONE MINUTE! The fourth official raises his board to indicate that there will be just a single minute of additonal time at the end of this first half.
44' SHOOT! Another chance goes begging for the hosts! A clever touch from Cavani gets Di Maria in behind the Montpellier defence. He just has the keeper to beat but, instead, looks to square the ball to Lucas, but sends it behind for a goal kick. That was an almighty let-off for the visitors.
M. Yatabaré
B. Dabo
Montpellier
42' The visitors are forced into a premature substitution as Dabo limps off holding the top of his thigh. Mustapha Yatabaré comes on in his place for the remainder of the first half.
40' As we enter the final five minutes of this first half, PSG will not be too concerned at having not broke the deadlock just yet. They will be keen to edge their noses in front if they can but, with an 11-match unbeaten run against Montpellier intact, will fancy their chances of getting the three points today.
38' That was very good goalkeeping from Pionnier. He sprang off his line to deny Di Maria, before showing neat footwork to skip around another challenge. He and his side can be pleased with the way they have held their own during this first half.
35' No, and they are almost caught out at the other end! PSG deal with a disappointing delivery and a speedy Di Maria races into the space towards the penalty area. It looks like he will be clean through on goal, but a loose touch sees Pionnier come out and calmly tidy up the danger.
34' Montpellier have a free-kick right on the corner of the penalty area. Roussillon was leading the charge from left-back before being brought down by Nkunku. This is another decent position for the visitors, can they make the most of it?
32' Along with Ibrahimovic, Di Maria has produced the most assists in Ligue 1 this campaign with 10. He was looking to enjoy a decent season following his brief and disappointing spell with Manchester United and, so far, he has certainly lived up to his reputation.
30' GOOD SAVE! PSG are awarded a free-kick 30 yards from goal. Di Maria stands over it and whips a vicious delivery towards the top corner, but Pionnier springs across brilliantly to palm the ball away.
28' Montpellier are continuing to get forward at every opportunity, but PSG are beginning to turn the pressure up at the other end. There is a lot more urgency in their play and the breakthrough may not be too far away if they can keep this up.
26' Di Maria is carrying a very dangerous threat for the hosts down both flanks. He pops up on the right this time and cuts the ball back onto his left foot, before clipping a cross in towards Lucas but it just evades the Brazilian on this occasion.
24' GOOD SAVE! Di Maria very nearly catches Pionnier out with an inswinging corner from the right flag. The Montpellier keeper has to quickly shuffle across the goal line and beat the ball to safety. His side then deal with the subsequent delivery.
22' Blanc is looking a little anxious on the touchline. His side will be favourites to pick up the three points today, but they have had no change out of their opponents yet. Montpellier are providing a stubborn opposition and are looking threatening going forward, too.
20' At the other end, Di Maria breaks loose down the left flank after some more neat play from PSG. However, another important interception prevents the ball from reaching Cavani in the six-yard area for a certain goal.
18' The throw-in is cleared but PSG are soon on the back foot again, as their opponents launch a dangerous counter attack. Ninga is causing problems for the hosts once more, but the defence regroup and deal with the situation this time.
16' Montpellier have a throw-in in a good position near the left corner flag after some good chasing from Ninga forces Van der Wiel into making an important intervention. This is a decent opportunity for the visitors to really ask questions of their opponents.
14' PSG will be keen to get back on track today. The defeat at Lyon last weekend was their first in 37 top-flight matches and, with the second leg of the Champions League tie with Chelsea coming up on Wednesday, they will want to take plenty of confidence and momentum into that showdown.
12' Montpellier have done the right thing over the past couple of minutes. They have enjoyed a decent spell of possession and taken the opportunity to slow the pace of the game right down to enable them to gain a foothold in the contest once again.
10' Can the visitors weather the storm? PSG look devastating whenever they attack, but Montpellier will not lie down too easily this afternoon. After all, they are currently on a run of three straight wins that has moved them seven points clear of the relegation zone.
8' OOPS! Congre kicks thin air as he looks to clear the ball, which is pounced upon by Cavani in the area. He looks to square it for an almost certain tap-in for Di Maria, but the Montpellier defender recovers well to make a vital interception.
6' GOOD SAVE! Another crisp and incisive move from the hosts sees Cavani unmarked in the six-yard area to meet another cross from the left. This time, Pionnier is quickly out of goal to close him down and make an important block.
5' The visitors' promising start was almost undone there by Cavani. They need to try and put pressure on the league leaders whenever they can this afternoon and takes their chances when they come, otherwise you feel that they will be made to pay.
3' OFF THE BAR! Montpellier had made a positive start, but are soon on the back foot as PSG find their rhythm. A neat one-touch move sees Cavani connect with Maxwell's fierce low cross, but his volley crashes against the bar and bounces away to safety.
1' KICK-OFF! The referee blows his whistle and Montpellier get the match underway!
HERE THEY COME! The teams are making their way onto the field and kick-off is just moments away.
MONTPELLIER SUBS: Ligali, Yatabare, Sotoca, Bensebaini, Saihi, Deplagne, Bakar.
MONTPELLIER (4-2-3-1): Pionnier; Remy, Hilton, Congre, Roussillon; Dabo, Skhiri; Berigaud, Martin, Boudebouz; Ninga.
Montpellier have enjoyed a recent resurgence since the appointment of Frederic Hantz, winning four of his six matches in charge. Just two changes from the 3-0 win over Lille see Ellyes Skhiri come into defensive midfield alongside Bryan Dabo, while Jonas Martin takes his place in the three-man attacking trio behind Casimir Ninga.
PSG SUBS: Sirigu, Kurzawa, David Luiz, Pastore, Motta, Augustin, Ibrahimovic.
PSG (4-3-3): Trapp; Van der Wiel, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Maxwell; Nkunku, Stambouli, Rabiot; Lucas, Cavani, Di Maria.
Laurent Blanc made six changes for the Coupe de France victory over Saint-Etienne on Wednesday, but makes four alterations from the side that were beaten at Lyon for the first time in 37 Ligue 1 matches. The manager clearly has the trip to Chelsea in mind as he rests Thiago Silva and David Luiz, who are replaced by Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe in the heart of defence. Christopher Nkunku comes in for Thiago Motta, while Angel di Maria gets the nod ahead of top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Following second-place Monaco's 2-2 draw at Caen last night, PSG find themselves just two victories away from a fourth consecutive league title. They will be looking to get the first of these today against the side that last captured the French domestic crown in 2012.
Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE text commentary of Ligue 1. We're at Parc des Princes today as runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain host Montpellier.
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