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Boschilia
Bernardo Silva
H. Ben Arfa
Lucas Moura
S. Aurier
Own Goal
N. Dirar
V. Germain
B. Matuidi
M. Verratti
S. Aurier
Assist
E. Cavani
Goal
T. Meunier
David Luiz
Fabinho
Penalty Goal
David Luiz
Yellow Card
E. Cavani
Yellow Card
T. Bakayoko
Yellow Card
D. Sidibé
Assist
João Moutinho
Goal
2
1
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
4
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 1
Total Passes 325 654

Commentary

The referee blows his whistle for the final time and the home fans go wild. Monaco fully deserve the win after putting in a fantastic shift against a PSG side that looked tepid up front and lacking in ideas in front of goal. The reigning champions were continually outnumbered by the hosts, who sat deep and frustrated their opponents before hitting them on several impressive counter-attacks. The defeat is PSG's first this early in a season since 2011 when the club's Qatari era began, and it's certainly one that will concern Emery, even at this early stage of the campaign.
FULL-TIME: MONACO 3-1 PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN
Boschilia
Bernardo Silva
Monaco
Monaco have made a late change, with Boschilia coming on to take the place of Silva, who receives a standing ovation from the home fans as he makes his way off the pitch.
Ben Arfa flies through the middle of the pitch on a weaving run before reaching the edge of the Monaco penalty area, but just as he's about to shoot he's quickly closed down and is dispossessed by a smart tackle from Glik, who then clears the danger quickly.
The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
Silva breaks forward and tries to muscle his way through a sea of blue shirts before being pushed to the ground by Kimpembe, resulting in a free-kick for Monaco that they unsurprisingly take their time with. The hosts then play it short and work the ball around patiently before it's sent all the way back to Glik midway inside their own half of the pitch.
Monaco move the ball around beautifully and work it out to the right, where Sidibe has once again be left alone in far too much space. The wing-back jogs forward under no pressure whatsoever before trying to swing a cross into the middle of the box, but it's sent too near to Trapp and the German is easily able to collect the ball.
PSG push forward over on the right wing before winning themselves a free-kick in a dangerous position 30 yards away from goal. Di Maria steps up and tries to curl a cross into the Monaco penalty area, but it's poorly hit and fails to beat the wall of red and white shirts camped on the edge of the box.
Monaco fly forward on another dangerous counter as they try to kill off the game fully with a fourth goal. Dirar bursts into the left-hand side of the penalty area before teeing up Mendy, who had made a great run into the box to join the substitute, but the wing-back's thumping pass across the face of goal fails to find a teammate.
H. Ben Arfa
Lucas Moura
PSG
PSG have made one final substitution, with Ben Arfa replacing Lucas as they desperately try to find a way back into the game.
S. Aurier
Own Goal
PSG
GOAL! Aurier has put the ball into the back of his own net to surely confirm all three points for Monaco! The hosts break away on an excellent counter-attack down the right wing before Moutinho lifts a beautiful pass into the path of Sidibe. He's in acres of space and is able to dart into the PSG box before trying to square the ball across the face of goal, but his pass ends up deflecting off the outstretched foot of Aurier before flying past Trapp and into the back of the net. That is surely that!
Silva, who is now playing as a lone striker for Monaco, breaks down the left wing on a rare foray into the PSG half of the pitch. He heads towards the byline before cutting a cross into the visitors' penalty area, but Kimpembe is able to reach the ball before it can find Sidibe.
N. Dirar
V. Germain
Monaco
Monaco have made their first alteration of the night, with Germain making way for Dirar.
Great goalkeeping by Subasic! Di Maria is starting to find far more joy in front of goal, and he's giving the Monaco back line plenty to think about. This time he cuts inside from the left before firing a dangerous pass across the face of goal, but the Croatian goalkeeper is there to dive on the ball before it can find Cavani.
Another PSG attack breaks down on the edge of the Monaco penalty area, and the hosts this time try to hit their opponents on a quick counter. Moutinho bursts forward before launching a lofted pass deep into the PSG half of the pitch, but Trapp reads the danger well and darts out to deal with the ball forward before it can find Silva.
PSG continue to move the ball around brilliantly on the edge of the Monaco penalty area as they keep the hosts pinned back with another determined attack. Once again, Di Maria picks up the ball on the left-hand side of the box before looking to set up Cavani, but this time it's Raggi who dispossesses the attacking midfielder before clearing the danger with a thumping volley.
Lucas drives through the middle of the pitch as he embarks on a great run before finding Matuidi. The midfielder then spins and picks out Kurzawa, who tries to tee up Di Maria on the left-hand side of the penalty area, but Bakayoko is just about able to dive in the way of the Argentine before poking the ball out for a corner.
PSG are starting to find far more joy inside the Monaco half of the pitch as the game starts to become more open. They move the ball well from one flank to the other before Kurzawa eventually tries to take on Raggi not far outside of the penalty area, but he's unable to find a way past the Italian and ends up being easily dispossessed.
B. Matuidi
M. Verratti
PSG
PSG have made their second change of the evening, with Matuidi coming on to replace Verratti in the middle of the pitch.
Cavani goes close! PSG move the ball around brilliantly, with Lucas playing an important role in the middle of the pitch. The Brazilian works the ball over to the right, where it finds Meunier, and the Belgian immediately fires a dangerous low cross into the heart of the Monaco penalty area. Again, Cavani tries to beat Subasic with a near-post flick, but it ends up deflecting off the foot of Glik and wide of the goal.
Meunier breaks down the right flank as he tries to kick-start another PSG attack. The Belgian gets forward well and heads towards the byline before swinging a cross over to Cavani, but the pass is completely overhit and sails past the Uruguayan and out of play for a goal-kick.
Cavani breaks through the Monaco back line as he tries to latch on to a lofted pass forward, but his run is slightly mistimed and the linesman's flag is quickly raised as soon as he chests the ball down near to the byline.
S. Aurier
Assist
PSG
Monaco will be frustrated with the way in which they defended that set-piece. After initially defending well, they pushed up too quickly and failed to pick up Aurier and Cavani, both of whom were left in far too much space inside the penalty area.
E. Cavani
Goal
PSG
GOAL! PSG have pulled one back! The reigning champions win themselves a corner over on the left wing, but it fails to trouble the Monaco back line. A deep cross is flung back it into the box, however, and finds Aurier, who immediately nods the ball over to Cavani. The striker rises high and meets it well before sending a glancing header past Subasic and into the right-hand side of the net. Game on!
T. Meunier
David Luiz
PSG
PSG have decided to make their first substitution of the game, and it's an interesting one, with Luiz making way for Meunier.
Monaco come back once again before losing the ball deep down the left flank, and PSG immediately try to hit them on the counter. Lucas breaks forward on a smart run and then tries to take on Moutinho, but the midfielder stands tall and easily dispossesses the Brazilian with a great tackle on the halfway line.
Monaco patiently work the ball around deep inside the PSG half of the pitch as they hold on to possession over on the left wing. Mendy then swings a dangerous cross into the middle of the penalty area that almost finds Germain in front of goal, but Kimpembe is just about able to chest the ball out for a corner, albeit not entirely convincingly.
Kurzawa loses the ball deep down the left flank, allowing Monaco to break away on a swift counter-attack. The hosts dart through the middle of the pitch before Silva is set up on the edge of the box, but his thumping effort ends up deflecting off the outstretched foot of Luiz and out for a corner.
What a miss by Kurzawa! Lucas breaks into the right-hand side of the Monaco penalty area before fizzing a dangerous pass across the face of goal. Cavani completely misses his attempted flick at the near post before the ball rolls over to Kurzawa at the back stick, but the full-back's first-time, close-range effort ends up rolling harmessly into the side-netting.
A dangerous bouncing cross causes the Monaco defence a few problems, but Glik is just about able to thump the ball out of play for a corner over on the right flank. The corner is taken short and worked over to Verratti, who immediately attempts to swing a cross back into the box, but it's completely overhit by the Italian and sails comfortably out for a goal-kick.
Silva and Germain link up well on the edge of the PSG penalty area before the striker spins and works the ball over to Sidibe. The number 19 then attempts to cut inside and beat Kurzawa before tryng to whip a cross into the penalty area, but Kimpembe is there to deal with the danger on the edge of the box.
PSG quickly win the ball back and a deep cross is immediately fired over to the far post, where it finds Cavani. The striker rises high and meets the ball before heading it over towards the opposite side of the net, but it's poorly executed by the Uruguayan and sails straight into the hands of Subasic.
Verratti twists and turns deep down the right wing before being clattered into by Bakayoko, resulting in a free-kick for PSG in a very dangerous position. Lucas steps up and tries to curl a cross on to the head of Luiz, but it's slightly underhit by the Brazilian attacking midfielder and is easily dealt with by Fabinho.
And 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. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
What a first half it has been for Monaco! PSG have struggled to deal with the compact and resolute nature of the hosts' midfield, who have packed themselves into the centre of the pitch to continually frustrate the reigning champions. As a result, Lucas, Di Maria and, in particular, Cavani have all struggled to find much joy in front of goal, with the latter snatching at two good opportunities to get his side back into the game. Emery won't be at all happy with how the Parisians have played thus far, and he could end up making a few changes before the start of the second half.
HALF-TIME: MONACO 2-0 PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN
Fabinho
Penalty Goal
Monaco
GOAL! Fabinho steps up and slots a lovely shot into the bottom left-hand corner of the net to give Monaco a two-goal lead. The hosts have played brilliantly thus far and fully deserve to be 2-0 up.
David Luiz
Yellow Card
PSG
PENALTY! Moutinho steps up and curls a dangerous cross into the middle of the box that Luiz does well to reach. The Brazilian's clearance ends up bouncing out to Silva, however, and the midfielder immediately fires a low strike towards goal. It pinballs around the penalty area before falling to Jemerson, but as soon as he's about to shoot he's dragged to the floor by Luiz, leaving the referee with no choice but to point to the spot.
The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.
Monaco sit deep and comfortably deal with another PSG attack before breaking away on a quick counter-attack. Mendy charges down the left flank and battles with Rabiot as he heads towards the corner flag, and he does well to force the midfielder into pushing him to the ground and giving away a free-kick in a dangerous position deep inside the PSG half of the pitch.
Aurier goes close! The right-back, who has arguably been one of PSG's best players thus far, cuts insides and works the ball over to Di Maria, who immediately tees up Motta. The midfielder takes a quick touch before lifting a lovely pass over the top of the Monaco back line and into the path of Aurier, but the Ivorian's run forward is slightly mistimed and the linesman's flag is quickly raised as soon as he makes contact with the ball in front of goal.
Fabinho brings Rabiot crashing to the ground with a clumsy challenge midway inside the Monaco half of the pitch, and PSG are awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position as a result. Di Maria steps up and fires another dangerous cross into the middle of the box, but there's nobody there to meet it and Glik is easily able to head the ball away from danger under no pressure whatsoever.
Di Maria quickly wins the ball back and twists and turns on the left wing before firing a dangerous cross into the Monaco penalty area, where it finds Cavani. The Uruguayan rises high and meets the ball before trying to set up a teammate with a downward header towards the penalty spot, but there's nobody there to meet it, much to his frustration.
Motta picks out Di Maria in a good position just outside of the Monaco penalty area, and the Argentine spins quickly before trying to tee up Cavani. The striker makes a good run into the left-hand side of the Monaco penalty area and looks set to meet the ball in a promising position, but Raggi is there to deal with the danger at the vital moment.
PSG look incredibly exposed every time they lose the ball, and Monaco are continuing to cause them problems every time they break away on a quick counter. This time it's Sidibe who charges down the right wing on another good run before firing a deep cross into the visitors' box, but it's slightly overhit and misses Mendy before bouncing out for a throw-in on the opposite flank.
Great chance for Silva! PSG lose the ball on the halfway line and Monaco immediately hit them on the counter. They burst forward through Fabinho, who then tees up Silva over on the left-hand side of the box, but the number 10's rushed shot ends up flying a few yards wide of the near post.
After sitting back for a few minutes, Monaco are once again able to string together a series of good passes. Raggi and Sidibe link up well deep down the right wing before the latter sends a chipped pass into the middle of the PSG penalty area, but there's nobody there to meet it and it fails to trouble Trapp.
Lucas and Di Maria try to muscle their way through a sea of red and white shirts as they desperately dart towards the edge of the Monaco penalty area. They initially do well to get forward before the latter attempts to tee up Cavani with a rabona pass, but it fails to find its way past the hosts' compact and well-organised back line and is easily snuffed out.
PSG decide to take the set-piece short and work it over to Di Maria, who then curls a deep cross into the penalty area, but it's poorly hit by the Argentine and sails straight into the hands of Subasic.
Verratti is put under an incredible amount of pressure by the Monaco midfield, but he does well to weave through every player before firing a great pass down the right wing and into the path of Aurier. The full-back charges forward and heads towards the byline before attempting to send a low cross into the box, but Jemerson is there to block the pass and poke the ball out for a corner.
PSG work the ball around patiently on the halfway line as they desperately try to find a way through the sea of red and white shirts camped in front of them. Aurier eventually picks up possession over on the right wing before cutting inside, but Mendy is there to halt his run with a smart tackle.
E. Cavani
Yellow Card
PSG
Cavani becomes the latest player to enter the referee's book after cynically tripping Fabinho as the Brazilian tries to break away down the right flank. He doesn't look at all happy with the decision, but the referee isn't at all interested in his protestations.
Ouch! The free-kick is flung into the middle of the penalty area and almost finds the head of Luiz in front of goal, but the defender is beaten to the ball by Subasic before being clattered into by the goalkeeper. It initially looks as if he's slightly concussed, but he's eventually able to get back to his feet, albeit slowly and with plenty of care.
T. Bakayoko
Yellow Card
Monaco
Rabiot charges through the middle of the pitch on a great run before being clattered into by Bakayoko, who drags the midfielder to the ground and gives away a free-kick in a dangerous position before receiving the first yellow card of the game.
What a chance for Cavani! Aurier skips past Mendy far too easily over on the right wing before cutting inside and flying towards the edge of the Monaco box. He spots the run of Cavani and then plays a lovely pass into the path of the striker, but he rushes his first-time shot and ends up sending it flying wide of the near post. He really should have done better with that!
It just hasn't seemed to work for PSG so far, and it's Monaco that are on the front foot as they continue to press high up the pitch and put pressure on the Parisians' midfield. The visitors are struggling to break out of their own half of the pitch due to how congested it is in the middle, and the hosts look to be in full control.
Di Maria flies through the Monaco midfield and charges towards the hosts' penalty area. He's all alone but has three centre-backs to beat, and he's quickly closed down by the wall of defenders before Sidibe wins the ball back with a smart tackle from behind.
Monaco almost makes it 2-0! Again, Sidibe takes advantage of poor PSG defending over on the right wing as he darts forward on a wonderful run. He then cuts inside before firing another dangerous cross, this time into the middle of the penalty area, but Germain's first-time shot ends up bouncing a few yards wide of the far post. The hosts look full of confidence after going ahead!
Monaco come back once again, this time through Silva. He tries to muscle his way deep down the right flank before looking to tee up a teammate with a cheeky flick towards the edge of the penalty area, but he's unable to do so and PSG eventually clear the danger.
D. Sidibé
Assist
Monaco
That was a wonderful pass from Sidibe, who did well to spot Moutinho on the edge of the PSG box, but questions have to be asked of the visitors' midfielders, who failed to pick up the run of the Portuguese and left him alone in far too much space.
João Moutinho
Goal
Monaco
GOAL! Monaco have taken an early lead! Raggi darts down the right wing under no pressure whatsoever before teeing up Sidibe near to the corner flag. The wing-back immediately cuts the ball over to the edge of the penalty area, where Moutinho is waiting, and the midfielder unleashes a wonderful side-footed strike that flies under the body of Trapp and into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.
Aurier and Verratti link up wonderfully well deep down the right flank before the full-back cuts a lovely ball back to Di Maria. The Argentine is in a great position on the edge of the Monaco penalty area and quickly fires a low shot towards goal, but it ends up taking a deflection off Fabinho that sends the ball bobbling out of play for a corner.
After spending a few moments receiving medical attention, Moutinho is eventually able to get back to his feet as Motta receives a stern talking to from the referee. The man in charge keeps his cards in his pocket and decides not to punish the midfielder further.
After Monaco deal with the danger from PSG's last attack, Moutinho picks up the ball in the middle of the pitch before trying to spin round Motta. He's unable to do so, however, as the Italian ends up scrapping his studs down the ankle of the Monaco midfielder and leaves him in a heap on the floor. This doesn't look too good...
A half-hearted Monaco attack breaks down, allowing PSG to fly forward on a quick counter-attack through the middle of the pitch. Lucas darts forward on a great run before teeing up Aurier, who then swings a dangerous cross into the heart of the penalty area, but it flies over the head of Cavani before being dealt with by Glik.
Monaco win the ball back in the middle of the pitch and immediately try to hit PSG on the counter. They initially work the ball around well before Bakayoko attempts to tee up Mendy with a smart pass down the left wing, but it's overhit by the midfielder and rolls harmlessly out of play for a goal-kick.
After an even start to the game from both sides, Cavani breaks through the middle of the Monaco back line as he tries to latch on to a pass forward from Di Maria. The striker is completely alone on the edge of the penalty area and has the opportunity to go one-on-one with Subasic, but the linesman's flag is raised as soon as he makes contact with the ball.
And 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.
Meanwhile, PSG boss Unai Emery has made just one alteration to the team that won against Metz last weekend, with Javier Pastore making way for Marco Verratti, who comes in to make his first start in a competitive game since the middle of February.
Leonardo Jardim has decided to make two changes to the Monaco side that started the 1-0 win at home to Villarreal during the week, with Benjamin Mendy and Joao Moutinho coming into the starting line-up to replace Nabil Dirar and Thomas Lemar.
Paris Saint-Germain substitutes: Marquinhos, Meunier, Matuidi, Areola, Ben Arfa, Krychowiak, Augustin.
Paris Saint-Germain XI (4-3-3): Trapp; Aurier, Kimpembe, Luiz, Kurzawa; Verratti, Motta, Rabiot; Lucas, Cavani, Di Maria.
Monaco substitutes: Dirar, Adama Traore, Boschilla, Jean, Diallo, Toure, Badiashile.
Monaco XI (5-4-1): Subasic; Sidibe, Jemerson, Glik, Raggi, Mendy; Silva, Fabinho, Moutinho, Bakayoko; Germain.
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…
Games between Monaco and PSG have proven to be thoroughly entertaining in recent years, with both sides picking up wins away from home in last season’s meetings. The reigning champions won 3-0 at the Stade Louis II almost exactly a year ago but Leonardo Jardim’s men have impressed on home soil throughout 2016, losing just one of the 14 competitive fixtures played in the principality.
As for Monaco, they too have started the new Ligue 1 season well and, after coming from two goals down to draw with Guingamp on the opening day, have a win of their own under their belts thanks to last weekend’s 1-0 victory away to Nantes. The Red and Whites are also on a high thanks to back-to-back wins against Villarreal, meaning that they will once again feature in the Champions League alongside PSG.
The victory at the Parc des Princes means that PSG are now unbeaten in their last nine Ligue 1 games, although they will be well aware that Monaco were the last side to beat them in the league. The Parisians also asserted their continuing dominance at the beginning of the month with a 4-1 thumping of Lyon in the French Super Cup, whilst each of their four pre-season games ended in impressive victories for Unai Emery’s men.
31 points separated Monaco and PSG at the end of last season, and the latter have picked up where they left off thanks to wins from both of their opening games. Layvin Kazawa was the only scorer in their 1-0 victory against Bastia on the opening weekend, and the in-form full-back then went on to find the back of the net once again last weekend’s comfortable 3-0 win at home to Metz.
Good evening and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Ligue 1 game between Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade Louis II.
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