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Les Herbiers v PSG Live Commentary,
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PSG complete the treble adding the Coupe de France to their Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue crowns. The club have won the Coupe de France for the fourth year in a row - the first time a team has accomplished the feat. It was not a straightforward task against Les Herbiers, who put everything on the line at the back and benefited from a few moments of fortune. However, a strike from Giovani Lo Celso and a penalty from Edinson Cavani secured the win. Unai Emery finishes his final season with PSG with all four crowns available domestically, including the Trophee des Champions. Les Herbiers can be delighted with their efforts this evening. They would have been fearful of a blowout given PSG's prowess in the final third. The minnows were committed all over the pitch and can leave the Stade de France with their heads held high.
PSG WIN THE COUPE DE FRANCE!
FULL-TIME: LES HERBIERS 0-2 PSG
90' + 5'
The referee ends the contest.
90' + 4'
CLOSE! Les Herbiers almost get a goal as Couturier latches on to a throughball and manages to beat the on-rushing Trapp. However, Marquinhos just does enough to stop the shot from the midfielder on the stretch.
90' + 3'
WIDE! Cavani weaves his way into the box and pulls the trigger in the left inside channel, but his effort is blocked wide for a corner.
90' + 1'
OVER! Cavani runs into the left inside channel and crosses for Pastore. Dequaire blocks the Argentine's header at goal, while Di Maria fires over the bar on the rebound.
There will be four minutes of added time.
Trapp comes through a crowd of players to punch away the resulting corner. PSG will be determined to see this one out without conceding.
SHOT! Fofana gallops forward from the back and tries a shot at goal. It surprises Trapp at his near post and the German fumbles the ball behind for a corner.
Couturier comes on for the final stages to replace Eickmayer.
Draxler feeds the run of Berchiche down the left flank, but the full-back fails to keep the ball alive, firing it out for a goal-kick.
Alves makes way for Meunier.
Mbappe is withdrawn with a shake of the head as Pastore replaces him.
BLOCK! Di Maria raids down the left and cuts back on his right foot, beating the challenge of Fofana. However, his drive at goal is well blocked by Dequaire.
Flochon lifts a cross into the PSG box for Rocheteau to attack, but the forward succeeds in only colliding with Marquinhos in the air.
Flochon slides a low ball into the box from the free-kick, but Trapp on the slide gets there ahead of three red shirts converging on it.
Alves lands awkwardly after trying to bring down Rocheteau and looks to be in some trouble on the deck. He may have to make way here. Les Herbiers have a free-kick in the PSG half.
Di Maria leads a counter to threaten the Les Herbiers goal once again, but his attempted throughball to Mbappe is brilliantly cut out by Flochon.
Di Maria goes on the charge into the box and goes down under Marie's challenge, but the referee points for a corner only.
PSG have their two-goal cushion and should surely seal the treble.
GOALLLLLLLL!!!! CAVANI FIRES HOME! PSG double their lead as the forward drills his effort into the bottom corner from 12 yards. Pichot went the right way, but the ball just had too much power to beat him down to his right.
Pichot is booked for the challenge.
PENALTY TO PSG! Pichot brings down Cavani in the box and the referee has no hesitation in pointing to the spot.
Debasse carries the ball forward for Les Herbiers and goes for an ambitious strike at goal, but he blazes his effort well over the bar.
SAVE! Di Maria works the ball into the path of Cavani at the near post. The Uruguayan flicks it to Mbappe in the middle, with the goal gaping. However, the forward fires his strike straight at Pichot, who once again makes the save.
PSG make their first change as Draxler replaces Motta.
BLOCK! Di Maria breaks down the left flank before squaring the ball to Mbappe on the edge. He twists and turns before firing at goal, only to see his effort diverted behind by Fofana.
Mbappe raids towards the edge of the box before being stopped in his tracks by a fine challenge from Dequaire.
Di Maria surges down the left flank and fires a low ball towards the near post, but Pichot gets down to gather with ease.
Gboho replaces Germann.
Vanbaleghem makes way for Dabasse.
Bongongui's persistence prevents PSG from building another threat on the edge as he outbattles Rabiot for possession. He runs downfield before winning a free-kick for his team.
Berchiche hammers a low ball across the face of goal, but once again the blue shirts are on their heels in the middle.
Lo Celso and Di Maria combine in the final third, but the winger can only drive his effort straight at Pichot.
OVER! PSG are wasteful in the final third as Mbappe breaks down the right and crosses to Di Maria. The Argentine sees his effort charged down by Fofana, while Cavani guides his effort over the top on the follow-up.
WHAT A SAVE! Pichot keeps Les Herbiers in the game with a brilliant reaction stop. Berchiche sent a brilliant cross towards the near post for Cavani's run. The Uruguayan guides his effort towards the net, but Pichot sticks out a boot to deny the forward, before it rebounds off his leg and goes out for a goal-kick.
Pagerie has room to roam in the final third and he sends a cross into the box, which is plucked out of the air by Trapp.
DISALLOWED GOAL! Mbappe thinks he has doubled PSG's lead as he converts from close range, but after consulting the VAR the referee deems that Marquinhos handled the ball in the build-up. The centre-back latched on to a cross at the back post and inadvertently nudged it with his shoulder towards Mbappe. As a result, the goal does not stand.
SAVE! Cavani and Mbappe link up in the final third as the latter releases his team-mate. Cavani only has Pichot to beat, but the keeper makes a great save to spread himself to deny the forward, turning the ball past the post.
Pagerie breaks down the left and looks for the run of Rocheteau, but the forward is caught offside.
Mbappe breaks into the right inside channel, but his low cross evades the run of Cavani in the middle and goes out for a goal-kick.
We're back underway at the Stade de France.
Giovani Lo Celso has put Paris Saint-Germain on course for the Coupe de France and the treble, but Les Herbiers are still in the match. The minnows would have been fearful of a blowout defeat, but a combination of solid defending and a lot of luck means only one goal separates the two sides. Lo Celso deserved his goal as he had been twice denied by the post before his third effort nestled into the bottom corner. PSG have pressed since the Argentine scored, but have not been able to put the game out of sight.
HALF-TIME: LES HERBIERS 0-1 PSG
45' + 2'
Alves' late free-kick travels straight to Pichot on the bounce as the half comes to an end.
45' + 1'
Rabiot breaks into the left inside channel and fires the ball across the face of goal. However, there's no blue shirt gambling at the back post as Pagerie clears on the slide.
There will be one minute of added time.
The minnows are continuing to hold firm. A one-goal deficit for Les Herbiers will not be a disaster heading into the break.
PSG win a corner down the right and Di Maria whips the ball into the box. Pichot comes off his line to punch it clear, getting there ahead of Cavani. Motta gives away a foul on Vanbaleghem to ease the pressure on Les Herbiers.
Pagerie breaks down the left flank and lifts the ball into the middle. Bongongui lurks behind Berchiche looking for a mistake, but the full-back clears his lines well enough.
CLOSE! Silva floats a cross to the right flank for Mbappe to attack at the back post. He gets there ahead of Pagerie and directs his header at goal, but his effort drifts wide of the post.
It has been one-way traffic in the first half, but as long as it remains only one goal Les Herbiers are still in the contest.
WIDE! PSG win a free-kick 30 yards from goal. Alves takes on the attempt and powers an effort over the wall towards the top corner. Pichot scrambles across his line with a desperate dive, but the ball just sails past the post.
Mbappe surges into the right inside channel, but his cross into the middle is aimless, flying over the head of Pichot.
Di Maria curls a cross to the back post and Cavani rises to attempt to head at goal. However, the delivery has too much height on it and travels over the head of the forward and out for a goal-kick.
Motta breaks into the final third and sends a cross into the middle. Pagerie gets across to take the pace off the ball and it allows Pichot to claim at the near post.
Bongongui raids down the right and looks for the run of Rocheteau. Silva slides to make the interception and PSG come away with the ball.
Flochon slides in late on Di Maria, sending the Argentine tumbling to the deck. PSG have a free-kick in the attacking third.
Motta picks out Lo Celso 20 yards from goal, allowing the midfielder to do the rest.
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GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! LO CELSO PUTS PSG AHEAD!! The Argentine finally gets his goal as he finds the bottom corner. Les Herbiers' backline dropped off on the edge of the box and afforded Lo Celso space and time to shoot. He fired a left-footed effort towards the target and this time he found the net.
Vanbaleghem blocks off the run of Lo Celso in the middle of the park. PSG have a free-kick near the centre circle.
OVER! Rabiot makes a charge towards the edge of the box before pulling the trigger on a left-footed strike. His effort has the power, but it sails narrowly over the bar.
Les Herbiers' supporters have been in full voice since the opening whistle. Their team need them more than ever as PSG are piling on the pressure.
OFF THE POST! Lo Celso hits the post for the second time. PSG are cursing their luck as the Argentine collects in the box and turns to shoot on his left foot. His strike arcs over Pichot towards the net, only to hit the woodwork and bounce behind.
OVER! Dani Alves is afforded space and time to lift a cross to the back post. Di Maria comes in unmarked and heads towards the net, only to send his effort over the bar from a tight angle.
PENALTY SHOUT! Cavani wants a penalty as he goes down in the box under pressure from Pagerie when trying to latch on to Di Maria's low cross. However, the referee dismisses his appeal.
Lo Celso releases Di Maria with a throughball behind the Les Herbiers defence, but the Argentine takes a poor first touch and allows Pichot to gather.
Berchiche flies into a tackle on Flochon and goes into the book.
Berchiche threads the ball through to Mbappe in the final third, but the striker attempts a neat backheel to Cavani, only to see his pass cut out by Fofana.
Les Herbiers are showing a willingness to move the ball around the pitch, although it has come close to costing them at the back twice. They cannot make mistakes in their own half against the quality of PSG's frontline.
Di Maria tests Marie down the flank and wins a corner off the legs of the Les Herbiers defender.
OFF THE POST AGAIN! PSG are denied by the woodwork for the second time in the match. Motta floats a long ball over the top for Mbappe, who meets it first time, directing an effort across Pichot. The ball beats the keeper, but strikes the inside of the post and is cleared away.
Eickmayer makes a mistake at the back and allows Mbappe to break into the box again. He tries to force the ball into Cavani, only to be denied by the presence of Dequaire, who clears the danger.
OFF THE POST! Mbappe breaks into the right inside channel and cuts the ball back for Cavani. Dequaire diverts it away from the forward, but Lo Celso collects and goes for goal. However, he is denied by the post as his strike smacks the woodworks and goes behind.
Bongongui attempts to chase a long ball over the top. Trapp is alert to the threat and gathers just inside his box.
PSG clear the resulting corner, but the ball lands at the feet of Vanbaleghem, who goes for the strike from 30 yards. However, the midfielder pulls his shot well wide of the post.
Eickmayer breaks down the left flank for Les Herbiers. He sends a low cross to the edge of the box where Flochon sees his effort deflected wide of the target.
We're underway in the Stade de France.
STAT! PSG are aiming to win the Coupe de France for a record 12th time, which would take them two clear of Marseille in the all-time rankings.
French president Emmanuel Macron greets the players before kick-off.
Neymar remains missing for PSG this evening. Emery makes two changes from the side that beat Caen in the semis, although he keeps faith with Trapp between the sticks. Motta and Alves come into the side in place of Draxler and Meunier.
Les Herbiers have made three changes from the side that defeated Chambly in the semi-finals. Marie comes into the side at right-back, while Vanbaleghem plays just off Germann leading the line. David, Dabasse and Hery all drop to the bench this evening.
PSG subs: Presnel Kimpembe, Thomas Meunier, Alphonse Areola, Lassana Diarra, Layvin Kurzawa, Julian Draxler, Javier Pastore.
PSG (4-3-3): Kevin Trapp; Dani Alves, Thaigo Silva, Marquinhos, Yuri Berchiche; Giovani Lo Celso, Thiago Motta, Adrien Rabiot; Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, Angel di Maria.
Les Hebiers subs: Florian David, Ambroise Gboho, Clement Couturier, Adrian Dabasse, Franck Hery, Moulaye Idrissa Ba, Estaben Salles.
LES HEBIERS (4-2-3-1): Matthieu Pichot; Romuald Marie, Diaranke Fofana, Guillaume Dequaire, Adrien Pagerie; Joachim Eickmayer, Sebastien Flochon; Kevin Rocheteau, Valentin Vanbaleghem, Louis Bongongui; Pierre-Michel Germann.
Let's take a look at the two teams this evening.
PSG are aiming to win the Coupe de France for the fourth year in a row. They defeated Angers in the competition last year and have put forward another dominant surge to the final. They began with a 6-1 win over Rennes before putting four goals apiece past Guingamp and Sochaux. Unai Emery's men swept aside Marseille before beating Caen 3-1 in the semi-finals. There's pressure on them this evening as a defeat would be the most stunning upset in the history of French football.
For all their troubles in the league this season, Les Herbiers have enjoyed a miraculous run to the final. Their journey began with a 3-0 win over Balma on the road in November before defeating Romorantin, Angouleme and Saint Lo-Manche. Their first major scalp came with a 3-0 hammering of Auxerre on the road before knocking Lens out on penalties in the quarter-finals. Chambly stood in their path in the semis, but Stephane Masala's men delivered a fine performance to advance to their showdown with PSG.
There are not many bigger mis-matches than this evening's contest. PSG have dominated French football this season, winning the Ligue 1 crown along with the Coupe de la Ligue. Les Herbiers are battling relegation from the third tier, currently sitting in 13th place, just two points clear of the relegation zone. The David v Goliath analogy has never been more apt.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Coupe de France final between Les Herbiers and Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade de France.