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February 1, 2013
• Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Referee: T. Chapron
• Attendance: 35012
J. Pastore 4'
Z. Ibrahimovic 36'
M. Sakho 70'
G. van der Wiel 73'
And that's it here in Toulouse. PSG romp to a comfortable 4-0 win as goals from Pastore, Ibrahimovic, Sakho and Van der Wiel end a miserable evening for the hosts, who had M'Bengue sent off in the second half. Keep an eye on goal.com for tonight's match report and ratings but from me - Ben McAleer - thanks for joining the match centre for this routine Ligue 1 victory for the Parisians. Have yourselves a lovely evening.
90' + 2'
I dare say the hosts will be happy to hear the full time whistle in this one as PSG continue to play the ball across the park comfortably.
Three minutes of added time here at the Municipal Stadium.
PSG are toying with the hosts now as we enter the last minute of normal time. Happy to play the ball about for the final moments of the game, although they could probably nab a fifth if they fancied it.
Tabanou refuses to see his side not come away with a goal, but both of his efforts are blocked. At the other end, Ibrahimovic miss-controls, but the ball finds its way into the path of Menez. He shoots at the feet of Ahamada, only for the Toulouse 'keeper to save and deflect the ball out for a PSG corner.
It's Zlatan who takes, but his effort is very poor indeed and the Swede blasts wide for a goal kick. At the other end, the impressive Tabanou has his second, and Toulouse's third, shot on target, but Sirigu gathers easily.
Ibrahimovic is brought down right on the edge of the box. Very dangerous location for PSG. If only Beckham was playing...
Menez and Pastore look to link up on the left, but the last touch is off a Toulouse player and it rolls out for a corner, which is easily cleared.
Dominance this evening evident in the shots on target counter - PSG's 10 dwarfing Toulouse's two this evening as he head into the last 10 minutes of the game.
Bless, young Conte making his first appearance for PSG doesn't have his name on the back of his shirt. Sporting the famous 'Blood Shirt' for the dying embers of the encounter.
Tonight is one of those nights for Ibrahimovic. At the hub of virtually every PSG attack and Toulouse are really struggling to stop him. A goal and an assist for him tonight.
Wissam Ben Yedder
There is no stopping PSG now. They're after a fifth as Ibrahimovic plays back to Maxwell unmarked. However, he gets right underneath the ball and smashes over from outside the box.
Game over now surely at the Municipal Stadium with PSG set to make it eight games unbeaten against Toulouse in all competitions.
Assist Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Goal Gregory van der Wiel
Superb work from Ibrahimovic as he dances his way through the Toulouse defence to the byline. He pulls back to Van der Wiel to nestle into the bottom corner in a goal made by the Swede.
Goal Mamadou Sakho
Pastore's free kick is only partially cleared as the ball ends up with Lavezzi. His back heel is inch perfect for Lucas, who delivers to the back post. He finds an unmarked Sakho to power his header past Ahamada.
Lavezzi is brought down in a dangerous position for a PSG free kick with Menez prepared to come on.
Pastore thinks about shooting from distance, but plays a perfectly weighted ball to Maxwell on the left. The Brazilian cuts back onto his right and squares for Ibrahimovic with the goal gaping. His effort, however, is blocked and cleared for a corner by Aurier.
Gregory van der Wiel
PSG counter well through Pastore. He breaks forward and picks out an unmarked Lavezzi on the right. However, his touch is poor and takes him back towards the Toulouse defence with the Argentine clean through on Ahamada's goal.
As we approach the midway point of the second half, it's clear to see PSG aren't out of first gear following the restart. They're looking very comfortable at present. However, at the time of writing Tabanou has won a corner for Toulouse.
There was a referee change at half time, for those in the match centre, with L'Equipe suggesting a head knock to the official in the first half is the reason for this.
Toulouse may be down to 10 men, but they certainly have the wind in their sails as they continue to attack the PSG backline. One goal from the visitors, you feel, and it will be a Mortal Kompat-esque knockout blow to the hosts.
I criticise Lucas; he improves detrimentally. I say the same of the PSG attack and the same happens. Lucas breaks forward and appears to be fouled. However, Ibrahimovic collects the balls and looks to dink over Ahamada. Just as it looks to nestle into the top right corner, the Toulouse 'keeper does superbly to tip over the bar for a PSG corner.
I spoke too soon. PSG break forward through Pastore and Ibrahimovic after a Toulouse attack breaks down. The goalscorers link up well before the latter fires goalbound, only to be denied by Ahamada.
Meanwhile, PSG appear to have taken their foot off the gas pedal at the beginning of the second half. They look very lackadaisical pushing forward after the interval, a big change from the way they ended the first.
Ninkov receives the ball on the right and plays back to Akpa Akpro to cross. The Toulouse man, however, over-hits the ball and it's a PSG goal kick. They'll need to nick a goal quickly if they're to find anyway back into this game.
Much like the first half, Toulouse have made all the early running, but have yet to properly trouble Sirigu in the PSG goal.
Sakho robs Capoue of possession and plays into Lavezzi. He picks out Ibrahimovic, but he loses the ball to Akpa Akpro and Toulouse clear.
François Paxti Sirieix
Early penalty shout for Toulouse as Tabanou gets the better of Jallet after the former fails to shepherd the ball out of play. The midfielder breaks into the box, but replays show the referee made the right call in waving play on.
Two changes for the hosts after the interval, while the visitors remain unchanged.
And PSG get us underway for the second half.
The tannoy playing 'Apologise' as the two teams come out onto the pitch. I dare say it's too late for M'Bengue to apologise for his first half sending off. I'm here all evening, ladies and gentlemen.
And we're back at the Municipal Stadium with PSG 2-0 up away at Toulouse. It's going to be a tough second half for the hosts, especially with the visitors impressive defensive record as of late - they haven't conceded in seven-and-a-half Ligue 1 games now.
Only 30 extra seconds is played before the half time whistle is blown. PSG 2-0 up at the break courtesy of goals from Pastore and Ibrahimovic, while M'Bengue has been sent off for Toulouse. The second half could be a lengthy affair for the hosts. We'll be back in around 15 minutes to bring you the action after the interval.
And we're into added time at the end of the first half.
Aurier delivers from the right and finds Ben Yedder under pressure. His header is poor as a result and loops into the hands of Sirigu.
Lucas has been in particularly good form over the last 10 minutes. There's at least one pro for M'Bengue's evening that he won't have to face him again tonight.
Well, this evening has gone from bad to worse for the hosts. 2-0 down, down to 10 men and against a PSG side in the mood tonight.
Yellow/Red Cheikh MBengue
Stupid foul from M'Bengue to concede. Already on a booking, he needlessly brings down Lucas to pick up his second yellow and subsequent red on the night. All uphill for Toulouse now.
Toulouse have it all to do now this evening. Should've capitalised on their earlier pressure and they've been made to pay for it.
Goal Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Lucas receives the ball on the right. After being lambasted by Ibrahimovic earlier in the half for not releasing the ball early, he picks out the Swede on the penalty spot and he powers a header past Ahamada to make it 2-0 to PSG.
Play is stopped for a moment after Tabanou is sandwiched between Armand and Matuidi. Not a free kick, but a blow that would certainly leave a lasting effect.
A free kick from distance for the hosts as Tabanou waits for the lay off from Didot. He drives from 35 yards out, but his effort was always rising and doesn't trouble Sirigu.
The hosts have certainly enjoyed more of the ball in the last five or so minutes. They need to make this possession count, however.
Toulouse's main threat Tabanou turns well 22 yards from goal and strikes. His effort bounces just in front of Sirigu, with the PSG 'keeper struggling. The ball strikes his chest, but the Italian recovers and smothers.
Ben Yedder goes for goal from distance for Toulouse, but it's fired high and wide and poses no threat to Sirigu.
The Brazilian delivers into the box, but his cross is headed clear and Toulouse look to counter.
Yellow Card Cheikh MBengue
Free kick in a dangerous position for PSG with Lucas set to deliver
Close from the visitors. PSG break forward in numbers and it's Maxwell from the left who poses the threat. He cuts onto his right and delivers for Lucas, whose snap header is followed all the way by Ahamada and the Toulouse goalkeeper holds easily enough.
PSG are looking particularly fragile at the back this evening, but pushing forward Toulouse are struggling. The movement of Ibrahimovic, Pastore, Lavezzi and Lucas is enough for any team to struggle against. However, the hosts aren't without their threat and Tabanou is looking dangerous cutting in from the left.
Didot delivers and picks out Abdennour. He rises highest, only to head into the hands of Sirigu.
Toulouse corner coming up as Matuidi mishits a routine clearance out of play.
Hesitation in the Toulouse backline as M'Bengue plays a weak pass to Ahamada. Lavezzi looks to capitalise, but is beaten to the ball by the goalkeeper, who clears into touch.
Lucas breaks forward through the midfield and picks out Pastore. He is keen to add a second and shifts the ball onto his left. His effort, however, is weak and trickles along the floor into the arms of Ahamada.
Moments later and Sirieix attempts a speculative effort from distance. It flies over the bar with Sirigu watching his effort all the way.
The hosts are slowing coming back into this and it's Tabanou who is looking to drag Toulouse back into the encounter. He breaks down the left again and pulls back for Sirieix, only for the midfielder to miss-control the ball out of play.
Toulouse aren't giving up on this and Tabanou drives down the left and fires to the back post. His teammates, however, all run to the near and the ball evades everyone and goes out for a throw in.
A hopeful cross field punt from Matuidi is picked up by Lavezzi on the right. The Argentine holds the ball up well and waits for Lucas to break into the 18 yard box. He turns and shoots, but he fires straight at Ahamada to easily hold.
Maxwell picks out Ibrahimovic from the left, with the latter rounding Ahamada. Linesman correctly flags for offside and PSG hunt for a second. They're certainly in the mood for this tonight.
At the other end, Sirigu claws Djalo's cross away from danger as the Toulouse striker looks to pick out Ben Yedder.
PSG attack in numbers to add a second as Ibrahimovic plays into Lucas. He finds Jallet marauding on the right, but his cross is straight into the hands of Ahamada.
Lavezzi and Pastore look to link up again in the Toulouse attacking third, but the formers ball has too much on it and Ahamada gathers.
Toulouse attack straight from kick off and win a corner, only for the visitors to clear comfortably.
Well that didn't take long. Toulouse's early pressure doesn't pay off and they'll have to work hard to drag themselves back into the game.
Assist Ezequiel Lavezzi
Goal Javier Pastore
Good run from Ibrahimovic. He feels he is fouled in the buildup when released Lavezzi on the right. Referee plays on and the Argentine picks out compatriot Pastore to volley past Ahamada. Replay's show that Lavezzi was offside in the move, but PSG won't mind.
Aurier delivers a free kick from the right, only for Sakho to clear. Toulouse keep up the pressure, but Djalo's effort is struck wide and it's a goal kick for PSG.
The hosts make the early running through Djalo, but the striker is closed down by Sakho and PSG clear.
And it's Toulouse who get us underway in the Ligue 1 encounter this evening. PSG kicking from right to left in the first half.
The two teams are currently out on the pitch ahead of the pre-match handshakes.
PSG are undefeated against tonight's opponents Toulouse in seven games in all competitions.
Unsurprisingly, no David Beckham for the visitors following his arrival on Thursday and we're just 10 minutes from kick off at the Stadium Municipal.
And for the visitors PSG: Sirigu; Jallet, Sakho, Armand, Maxwell; Matuidi, Verratti, Lucas Moura, Lavezzi, Pastore; Ibrahimovic. On the bench for Carlo Ancelotti's side: Douchez; Camera, Menez, Gameiro, Chantome, Van der Wiel, Conte
First up for hosts Toulouse: Ahamada; Aurier, M'Bengue, Yago Abdennour; Ben Yedder, Didot, Tabanou, Sirieix, Capoue; Djalo. And on the bench for the hosts: Blondel; Akpa Akpro, Regattin, Aguemon, Hermach, Ninkov, Braaten
Good evening football fans and welcome to goal.com's live minute-by-minute of tonight's Ligue 1 encounter between Toulouse and Paris St. Germain. I'm Ben McAleer and I'll be the man bringing you the action for the evening. The teams are in and we'll be delivering them your way in the next few moments.
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