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Key Events

85'
K. Mbappé
Assist
85'
E. Cavani
Goal
81'
L. Diarra
J. Draxler
80'
R. Ghezzal
João Moutinho
75'
A. Raggi
Yellow Card
73'
A. Diakhaby
Rony Lopes
70'
G. Lo Celso
M. Verratti
65'
R. Falcao
Yellow Card
52'
J. Pastore
Á. Di María
46'
S. Jovetić
Y. Tielemans
31'
K. Glik
Yellow Card
21'
K. Mbappé
Assist
21'
Á. Di María
Goal
8'
E. Cavani
Penalty Goal
3
0
3
3

Stats

Possession
% %
5
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 3
Total Passes 591 347

Commentary

For the fifth year in the row, the Coupe de la Ligue is going back to the Parc des Princes. PSG were comfortably on top from start to finish, and despite enjoying a few decent moments in the first half, it was a largely difficult and disappointing evening for a Monaco side that never really got going.
FULL-TIME: PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN 3-0 MONACO
90' + 2' PSG are presented with one final opportunity to test Subasic after winning a corner over on the right wing. It's quickly sent short to Alves, who fizzes a dangerous pass across the face of goal that Glik does well to clear before it can find a team-mate.
90' The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
89' Sidibe gets himself into a good position over on the right wing after Monaco patiently pass the ball around, but his ball into the box is overhit and rolls safely behind for a goal-kick.
87' Ghezzal picks up the ball from the restart and quickly darts towards the PSG penalty area. He looks set to shoot, but he holds onto possession for far too long and has the ball poked away from him before he can do so.
K. Mbappé
Assist
PSG
85' Once again, Mbappe played a vital role in that goal, one that has all but wrapped up the victory for his side. He really has been on fire this evening.
E. Cavani
Goal
PSG
85' GOAL! It's another for Cavani! This time the linesman's flag stays down after the Uruguayan spins round Jemerson and fires an excellent strike into the bottom left-hand corner of the net.
83' Monaco are seeing plenty of the ball at the moment, but, as has been the case for much of the second half, they're struggling to do much with it. They look bereft of confidence, leaving Falcao and Jovetic largely anonymous up front.
L. Diarra
J. Draxler
PSG
81' Meanwhile, Draxler has made way for Diarra for PSG.
R. Ghezzal
João Moutinho
Monaco
80' It's Ghezzal who has come on to replace Joao Moutinho for the final 10 minutes.
79' The stretcher is on the pitch and it's now certain that Joao Moutinho's day is done. The contact between him and Lemar was nasty, and it's left him in a lot of pain.
77' Joao Moutinho is the latest player to go down injured holding his knee. A challenge from Kimpembe sent him crashing into Lemar, who then accidentally caught the midfielder on his knee. This doesn't look good...
A. Raggi
Yellow Card
Monaco
75' Raggi and Mbappe clash once again over on the left flank, and once again the PSG striker is sent crashing to the ground. It results in a free-kick for his side and a yellow card for his former team-mate.
74' Cavani scores, but it won't count! Mbappe is left all alone over on the right flank, allowing him to burst forward and poke a deft pass through to Cavani. The Uruguayan quickly blasts a shot past Subasic and into the back of the net, but the linesman's flag is correctly raised for offside as soon as he starts to celebrate.
A. Diakhaby
Rony Lopes
Monaco
73' Monaco have replaced Lopes for Diakhaby in a much-needed attacking switch.
72' The champions-elect have understandably taken their foot off the pedal slightly as we enter the final 20 minutes of the game. It's been a largely comfortable evening for them, and they're doing well to deny Monaco any clear-cut chances on goal.
G. Lo Celso
M. Verratti
PSG
70' PSG have made their second alteration of the game, with Lo Celso coming on to take the place of Verratti.
68' PSG can't make the set-piece count, though, as Verratti's curling cross into the heart of the penalty area is comfortably dealt with by the Monaco defenders.
67' Mbappe sure is receiving a kicking from his former team-mates at the moment. Raggi is the latest to go in late on the forward, sending him crashing to the ground over on the right wing and resulting in a free-kick in a promising position.
R. Falcao
Yellow Card
Monaco
65' PSG then try to counter-attack, but Mbappe is quickly fouled just as he leaves the Monaco box. Falcao then blasts the ball away and is booked for dissent.
64' Jovetic breaks into the PSG penalty area and wins his side a corner. It fails to result in a chance on goal, however, as it's easily defended by the league leaders.
62' Lopes and Lemar link up well, setting up the latter to break into the right-hand side of the PSG box. He then tries to poke a pass across the face of goal and towards Falcao, but it's mishit and rolls straight into the hands of Trapp.
60' Mbappe goes inches away from making it 3-0! A wonderful pass from Alves picks out Mbappe, who makes a clever run into the penalty area. He then beats Subasic with his deft, first-time strike, but he can only side-foot the ball agonisingly wide of the far post.
58' Big block by Subasic! Mbappe is left all alone in front of goal and quickly tries to take on Subasic, but it's the goalkeeper who comes out on top after diving at the striker's feet and knocking the ball away from danger.
56' Lopes hits the crossbar! Falcao isn't able to get a shot away from the edge of the PSG box, but a great first-time pass from Joao Moutinho picks out Lopes. The latter quickly controls the ball and shoots, and his curling effort ends up skimming the woodwork after beating the diving figure of Trapp.
54' Chance for Pastore! The substitute is quickly presented with an opportunity to shoot after great play by Draxler, but he can't quite get the better of Falcao and has his thumping strike blocked by the striker in front of goal.
J. Pastore
Á. Di María
PSG
52' PSG have made their first change of the night, with Pastore coming on to replace fellow Argentine Di Maria.
50' PSG push forward once again and win themselves a corner over on the right wing, but, despite the cross into the box being a good one, they can't quite test Subasic and Monaco are easily able to hold on.
48' Vital interception by Sidibe! Poor play by Monaco allows PSG to win back possession and almost carve out a chance on goal. A great pass from Cavani looks set to find Di Maria, but Sidibe is just about able to poke the ball away from the onrushing winger.
S. Jovetić
Y. Tielemans
Monaco
46' Monaco have decided to make one substitution during the half-time break, with Tielemans making way for Jovetic in an understandably attacking alteration.
46' We're underway once again!
The two teams are making their way back out on to the pitch ahead of the start of the second half.
It's proving to be a tough evening for Monaco, who on two occasions found themselves being frustrated by VAR calls not going their way. First, a foul on Mbappe inside the box resulted in an early opener from Cavani before Falcao was denied a goal that would have got his side back into the game. As it stands, PSG are in control and, barring any issues after the break, should go on and win this.
HALF-TIME: PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN 2-0 MONACO
45' + 2' Di Maria goes close! A cross-field pass from Verratti perfectly picks out Mbappe, who quickly knocks the ball back to Alves. It initially looks as if the Brazilian has scuffed his attempted cross-cum-shot but it's almost met by Di Maria at the far post, only for the winger to miss the ball by the narrowest of margins.
45' + 1' Silva is presented with another good opportunity to test Subasic after latching onto a curling corner, but he can't quite hit the target after getting the better of Glik and sends his effort wide of the near post.
45' The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
43' Draxler almost makes it 3-0! A clever pass from Di Maria is poked back to the German and sets him up to shoot, but Subasic pulls off a good diving save to deny the number 23 before Raggi stops Mbappe from latching onto the loose ball.
41' Two good chances for Monaco! A thumping shot from Lopes is well hit and pushed away comfortably by Trapp. The goalkeeper can only clear the danger as far as Lemar, though, and the follow-up effort also forces the German into making a decent save at the near post.
39' Rabiot charges through the middle of the pitch and pokes a clever pass into the right-hand side of the Monaco box. Draxler quickly shoots, but his first-time strike is poorly hit and sails comfortably wide.
37' Monaco think they've pulled one back, but it won't count! A lovely chipped cross is dinked into the heart of the PSG penalty area and finds Falcao, who gets the better of Silva and nods the ball past Trapp. The referee quickly goes to VAR, though, and the goal is eventually ruled out for a tight offside call.
35' And now Cavani goes close! A lovely cross for Alves curls over to Mbappe, who controls the ball well and knocks it back to Cavani. The Uruguayan looks certain to make it 3-0 but somehow can't hit the target from close range.
33' What a miss by Lopes! The Portuguese is left all alone on the edge of the PSG box and only has Trapp to beat, but somehow he ends up chipping his deft shot wide of the near post. How did he not bury that?!
K. Glik
Yellow Card
Monaco
31' Glik charges into Rabiot and ends up catching the PSG midfielder with a slightly high challenge, leaving the referee with no choice but to show him the first yellow card of the night.
30' Falcao manages to spin around Alves before shooting from the left-hand side of the PSG penalty area, but, like Tielemans' effort a few moments ago, it's poorly hit and sails well wide of the goal.
29' The ball sits up nicely for Tielemans after he manages to skip away from both Silva and Verratti, but he puts too much power behind his thumping strike and volleys it high over the crossbar.
27' Mbappe almost manages to poke in a third goal after Cavani breaks into the box and crosses, but, despite his best efforts, the former Monaco man can't quite reach the ball in front of goal.
25' Good play by Sidibe out wide sets up Lemar to shoot from just outside of the PSG box, but, under pressure, he ends up slightly scuffing his effort wide of the far post and behind for a goal-kick.
23' The ball pinballs around the edge of the PSG penalty area as Monaco try to find a way through, but once again it's Mbappe who comes away with the ball. It's quickly moved over to Di Maria, who tries to set himself to shoot but is let down by a heavy first touch on the edge of the penalty area.
K. Mbappé
Assist
PSG
21' That was great vision by Mbappe, who did brilliantly to hit Monaco on an excellent counter-attack. His pass was inch-perfect and put the ball on a plate for Di Maria.
Á. Di María
Goal
PSG
21' GOAL! It's 2-0 to PSG! After dealing with the corner, the league leaders quickly counter-attack. Mbappe bursts down the right wing before firing a wonderful pass over to Di Maria. The Argentine is all alone inside the box and manages to beat Subasic, who really should have done better at the near post.
20' Sidibe darts down the right wing and wins a corner off Yuri. The set-piece is aimed towards Raggi at the near post but it's Rabiot who manages to get his head to the ball first.
18' Alves is caught late by Tielemans, resulting in a free-kick for PSG midway inside the Monaco half of the pitch. It's quickly worked over to Rabiot, who manages to get the better of Glik but can't find a way past Sidibe.
16' Lopes gets himself into a good position out wide before sending a curling cross into the heart of the PSG penalty area, but it's sent too near to Trapp and the goalkeeper is easily able to gather the ball.
14' Tielemans cuts inside from the left wing on another good run before shooting once again, but this time he's quickly closed down and can't quite his strike through a sea of PSG players.
12' Poor play by PSG inside their own half of the pitch allows Joao Moutinho to win possession for Monaco. He quickly works the ball over to Tielemans, who shoots from 25 yards out but fires his effort several yards over the crossbar.
10' Cavani breaks through the Monaco back line as he tries to latch onto a quickly hit lofted pass, but his run towards the box is slightly mistimed and the linesman's flag is immediately - and correctly - raised.
E. Cavani
Penalty Goal
PSG
8' GOAL! Cavani manages to find the back of the net with a strike that Subasic could get a hand to, only to push it over the line. What a start for the league leaders!
7' It is a penalty! Two and a half minutes after initially awarding a penalty to PSG, the referee once again points to the spot after viewing the screen over on the touchline. Up steps Cavani...
6' Or is it? After initially giving the penalty the referee is now deep in conversation with VAR, resulting in plenty of confused looks from both sets of players. Nobody quite knows what's going on...
5' PENALTY! Mbappe weaves into the penalty area on a wonderful run before being clipped by Glik. The contact sends him crashing to the ground, and the referee immediately points to the spot, much to the disbelief of the Monaco players.
3' PSG start on the front foot and almost manage to carve out a chance on goal, but Alves' swinging cross sails just over the head of Mbappe, despite the striker's best efforts inside the box.
1' We're off! PSG get us underway, attacking from left to right.
The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off. The atmosphere inside the stadium is electric, with both sets of fans in fine voice.
Meanwhile, Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has also made one alteration to the team that featured in their last outing, with Keita Balde making way for Fabinho.
Unai Emery has decided to make just one change to the PSG side that started the victory against Nice just before the international break, with Trapp coming into the starting line-up to replace Areola in goal.
Monaco substitutes: Seydou Sy, Jorge, Almamy Toure, Kevin N’Doram, Rachid Ghezzal, Stevan Jovetic, Adama Diakhaby.
Monaco XI (4-2-3-1): Danijel Subasic; Djibril Sidibe, Kamil Glik, Jemerson, Andrea Raggi; Fabinho, Youri Tielemans; Rony Lopes, Joao Moutinho, Thomas Lemar; Radamel Falcao.
Paris Saint-Germain substitutes: Alphonse Areola, Marquinhos, Thomas Meunier, Layvin Kurzawa, Giovani Lo Celsco, Lassana Diarra, Javier Pastore.
Paris Saint-Germain XI (4-3-3): Kevin Trapp; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Presnel Kimpembe, Yuri Berchiche; Marco Verratti, Adrien Rabiot, Julian Draxler; Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, Angel Di Maria.
There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this evening…
November’s meeting between the two sides ended in a 2-1 win for PSG, as did the Trophee des Champions clash in July. Monaco’s last win against the Ligue 1 leaders came back in August 2016, and since then their opponents have won four of the five meetings between the two teams.
It wasn’t quite so straight-forward for PSG in the last round, as they just about managed to hold on against Rennes after Kylian Mbappe saw red midway through the second half. The striker is set to feature again tonight and will be aiming to bag a goal against his former side for the first time.
Monaco - currently PSG’s nearest challengers in Ligue 1 - are on a decent run of their own, though, winning seven of their last eight games across all competitions. They’ve lost only once since Porto got the better of them almost four months ago and eased past Montpellier in the semi-finals.
The Parisiens certainly head into tonight’s big clash in fine form, as each of their last 13 domestic games have ended in victories. Lyon are the only French side to have beaten them since Strasbourg back in December, with Nice the latest to fall just before the international break.
PSG may have been dumped out of the Champions League but they’re still in with a chance of winning the domestic treble. Victory tonight would see them claim their fifth consecutive Coupe de la Ligue crown, and that’s arguably the least their supporters will expect after failing to impress in Europe this season.
Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of today’s Coupe de la Ligue final between Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco at the Stade Matmut-Atlantique.
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