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90' + 3'
E. Cavani
2 - 2
Yellow 2nd/RC
F. Thauvin
C. N'Jie
2 - 1
A. Rabiot
1 - 1
Luiz Gustavo
D. Payet
1 - 0

Match Stats

33% 66%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 3
Total Passes 269 564
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 PSG PSG PSG 38 29 6 3 108 29 +79 93 D L D D W
2 Monaco ASM Monaco 38 24 8 6 85 45 +40 80 W W W D L
3 Olympique Lyonnais OL Olympique Lyonnais 38 23 9 6 87 43 +44 78 W L W W W
4 Olympique Marseille OM Olympique Marseille 38 22 11 5 80 47 +33 77 W D W D W
5 Rennes REN Rennes 38 16 10 12 50 44 +6 58 D W W W D
6 Bordeaux GIR Bordeaux 38 16 7 15 53 48 +5 55 W W W W L
7 Saint-Étienne ASS Saint-Étienne 38 15 10 13 47 50 -3 55 W L L W W
8 Nice NIC Nice 38 15 9 14 53 52 +1 54 L W L D W
9 Nantes NAN Nantes 38 14 10 14 36 41 -5 52 W W L L D
10 Montpellier MON Montpellier 38 11 18 9 36 33 +3 51 D D W L L
11 Dijon DIJ Dijon 38 13 9 16 55 73 -18 48 W L W L L
12 Guingamp EAG Guingamp 38 12 11 15 48 59 -11 47 L D L D W
13 Amiens SC AMI Amiens SC 38 12 9 17 37 42 -5 45 L W D D W
14 Angers SCO SCO Angers SCO 38 9 14 15 42 52 -10 41 L L W D L
15 Strasbourg STR Strasbourg 38 9 11 18 44 67 -23 38 L W L D L
16 Caen SMC Caen 38 10 8 20 27 52 -25 38 D L L L D
17 Lille LIL Lille 38 10 8 20 41 67 -26 38 L W W W L
18 Toulouse TFC Toulouse 38 9 10 19 38 54 -16 37 W L L L D
19 Troyes TRO Troyes 38 9 6 23 32 59 -27 33 L D L W L
20 Metz MET Metz 38 6 8 24 34 76 -42 26 L L L L D


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What an ending! Marseille were denied a famous victory as Edinson Cavani scored a wonderful free-kick at the death, despite Paris Saint-Germain being reduced to 10 men after Neymar was sent off. The home side were in front twice in the contest - first when Luiz Gustavo scored a brilliant left-footed strike from distance, only for Neymar to equalise. However, Rudi Garcia's men forged ahead late in the contest as Clinton N'Jie found Florian Thauvin to regain the lead with 12 minutes to play. Neymar was then booked twice in the space of two minutes to receive his marching orders. PSG could have folded, but Cavani delivered for his team to preserve their unbeaten record in Ligue 1 this season with a super strike.
90' + 4' The referee ends the contest.
E. Cavani
90' + 3' WHAT A GOAL!!!!!! CAVANI DELIVERS FOR PSG! The striker smashes his free-kick over the wall and it hits the underside of the bar before bouncing over the line and into the back of the net. A super strike from the Uruguayan and he has saved his side here. What drama in the Velodrome.
90' + 2' Cavani is brought down on the edge of the box by Sarr. The Uruguayan will have a chance to equalise from the free-kick from 25 yards.
M. Sanson
Yellow Card
90' Sanson goes into the book for a foul on Verratti.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
89' Marseille could have killed off the game then and there, but those two misses have kept the visitors alive in the contest.
88' CHANCE! Sarr has the chance to end the game as he breaks through into the box, but his low drive is well saved by Areola. Sanson collects the rebound, only to fire his strike wide of the post.
Yellow 2nd/RC
87' NEYMAR IS SENT OFF! Drama in the Velodrome as the Brazilian receives a second booking for lashing out at Ocampos. The replay shows there was no contact with his face. It doesn't matter though as Neymar receives his marching orders.
L. Ocampos
Yellow Card
87' Ocampos goes into the book for his late lunge on Neymar.
86' Neymar gets clipped by Sarr and Ocampos before the referee blows for a foul. The Brazilian reacts by squaring up to Ocampos, who hits the deck with no contact. That's unsavory from the Marseille forward.
Yellow Card
85' Neymar is booked for dissent.
84' Sanson goes down under Neymar's challenge and he takes a few extra seconds off the clock. Frustration is beginning to get the better of the visitors.
B. Sarr
F. Thauvin
83' The goalscorer Thauvin makes way for Barr for further protection down the right.
82' All hands on deck for the home side as Meunier raids down the right and sends a cross into the box, but Rami is able to head clear away from Cavani in the middle.
Á. Di María
K. Mbappé
80' Mbappe makes way for Di Maria.
C. N'Jie
78' The corner from the left is overhit and N'Jie collects. He looks to have lost the ball in a battle with Rabiot. However, he manages to steal it back and cross from the byline to tee up Thauvin for the goal.
F. Thauvin
78' GOALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!! THAUVIN PUTS MARSEILLE AHEAD! The winger holds his composure from close range to convert N'Jie's cross from the right, breaking ahead of Thiago Silva to steer the ball past Areola. N'Jie did the hard work down the right and Thauvin held his nerve to complete the finish. The Stade Velodrome erupts as the ball hits the back of the net. What a moment that could be for Marseille.
77' N'Jie breaks down the right and has space for a strike. However, he dwells on the ball and tries to play in Sanson. Rabiot makes the interception, but Marseille regain possession and win a corner down the left flank.
M. Sanson
D. Payet
76' Sanson replaces Payet for the home side.
75' With police shields protecting him, Neymar swings the cross into the box, but Thiago Silva can only guide his header straight at Mandanda.
74' The referee has to stop the game until the police and stewards are able to control the crowd in the right corner.
73' PSG win a corner down the right and this time Neymar receives a few projectiles from the other flank. Marseille will be in trouble with the authorities over this.
71' Mbappe attacks down the right and tries to squeeze into the box, but Gustavo nips in with a good challenge to stop his progress.
J. Draxler
T. Motta
69' Draxler replaces Motta for the visitors.
68' Payet seizes on a loose ball and drives into a central area. From 30 yards he goes for the strike, but Marquinhos deflects his effort into the hands of Areola.
C. N'Jie
K. Mitroglou
66' N'Jie replaces Mitroglou up front for the home side.
66' There has been a lack of quality in the crucial moments of the game. It has not been a clean performance from either team this evening.
64' Neymar collects in space on the left flank, but he overhits his cross into the box, spurning an opening for Cavani and Mbappe at the back post. 
63' Amavi raids down the left flank and he almost gets the better of Meunier, but he stumbles at the vital moment and his cross trickles behind for a goal-kick.
60' Neymar is subject to the hostility of the home crowd as a few objects are thrown his way by the corner flag. He sends his cross in from the right, but Marseille clear the danger with ease.
59' Rabiot breaks free down the left and bursts into the box, but Rolando gets back well to stop his low cross into the box.
57' Meunier sends a low cross into the box for Cavani, but the striker's first touch is poor and he's forced to loop up his second touch to keep it in play. This allows the home side to clear the danger. Cavani has not been on form this evening.
56' Verratti slides the ball to Neymar on the edge of the box and he lifts the ball forward, looking for Cavani. However, Mandanda is alert to the danger and races off his line to claim ahead of the forward.
K. Mbappé
Yellow Card
54' Mbappe goes into the book for grabbing the referee during his penalty appeal.
54' PENALTY SHOUT! Mbappe surges past Amavi into the box, but before he can shoot the defender does well to win back possession. However, in the process of knocking the ball away from the forward, the ball strikes Amavi on the hand. Mbappe wants a penalty, but the referee dismisses his appeal.
H. Sakai
Yellow Card
52' Sakai goes into the book for a poor challenge on Neymar. Expect PSG to attack down the left flank a lot more now.
50' The pace of the game has not been rapid this evening. Both sides are struggling for fluency in possession, especially in the final third.
48' It has been a scrappy start to the half and PSG concede a needless free-kick down the right flank as Kurzawa brings down Thauvin.
46' We're back undeway at the Stade Velodrome in Le Classique.
It's all square at the break at the Stade Velodrome. Luiz Gustavo put Marseille ahead with a brilliant strike from distance, but Neymar responded for Paris Saint-Germain to bring them level. It has been a game of few chances as neither side has been at their best. Both managers will want to see an improvement in quality in the second half.
K. Mitroglou
Yellow Card
45' Mitroglou goes into the book for a poor challenge on Marquinhos.
45' The referee ends the first half.
45' Meunier defends well under pressure from Ocampos down the left, clearing his lines from the byline. Solid defending from the Belgian.
44' Mbappe edges out Rami in the final third and is penalised by the referee. The forward has not had the benefit of the decisions in the opening period of the contest.
43' Motta turns in the middle of the pitch and lifts the ball over the Marseille backline. Cavani runs for the ball, but Mandanda comes to the edge of his box to claim.
41' The game has not had much of a tempo to it in the first half. Marseille have been quite cautious in possession, while the visitors have not been at their fluent  best.
39' Mbappe goes on charge down the left and gets brought down by Rami on the edge of the box, but the referee tells the forward to get to his feet. Harsh on the teenager.
37' Payet has an opportunity to whip a free-kick into the box from the right flank, but his effort strikes the wall and goes out for a corner. A disappointing effort from the Marseille skipper.
35' The Marseille crowd were silenced by Neymar's strike. The team cannot afford to let the Brazilian's goal disrupt their rhythm - they've played well so far this evening.
A. Rabiot
33' Rabiot runs into the channel and slides the ball back to Neymar to finish.
33' GOALLLLLLLL!!!! NEYMAR EQUALISES! The Brazilian latches on to Rabiot's cutback inside the box and although he scuffs his strike with his left foot from the inside channel, the ball strikes the inside of the post and nestles into the bottom corner.
31' The referee blows for another foul as Thiago Silva jumps into Rami. He has been consistent from set-pieces the official, but that one frustrated Garcia as his team were looking to counter.
30' Rolando concedes a corner down the right. What can Neymar conjure from the delivery?
27' Thauvin swings the ball into the box, but the referee blows for a foul against the visitors. A wasted opportunity from Rudi Garcia's men.
26' Gustavo does well down the right as he wins a free-kick for his team, going down under the challenge of Rabiot. Marseille will have a chance to send a cross into the box.
25' Payet goes on the charge on the edge of the box and he escapes the attention of Meunier, but Marquinhos blocks his shot on the edge of the box.
23' Sakai clears Neymar's delivery into the box and then the referee blows for a foul against Rolando in the area. Marseille and their right-back can breathe slightly easier once again.
22' Meunier gets round the back of the Marseille defence and lifts the ball into the box. There's no PSG player in the area, but Sakai still knocks the ball behind for a corner. That could be costly as the right-back had ample time to send the ball downfield.
20' Rami has to act quickly as a ball over the top puts the defender under pressure from Neymar due to the Brazilian's pace, but he calmly knocks the ball back to Mandanda to clear.
18' MISS! Cavani should equalise, but he guides his effort over from close range. Verratti works the ball over to Kurzawa on the left with a lofted pass. The left-back takes the ball out of the air to volley across the face of goal. Cavani is left with a tap-in, but lifts the ball over the bar from six yards -  a staggering miss.
D. Payet
16' Payet picks out Gustavo in the middle of the pitch and the midfielder does the rest with a super finish.
Luiz Gustavo
16' GOALLLLLL!!!! GUSTAVO SCORES A STUNNER! Marseille take the lead as the midfielder lines up a strike from distance on his left foot and it swerves away from Areola to find the bottom corner. Gustavo was afforded space and time to shoot and he delivered for the home side with a special finish from distance.
16' BLOCK! Mitroglou latches on to Sakai's low cross into the box and he tries to turn and shoot, but Thiago Silva makes the vital block 12 yards from the net.
14' CHANCE! The ball falls kindly for Cavani in the box as Rabiot wins a challenge down the left. However, the Uruguayan fires his effort straight at Mandanda. A disappointing strike from the forward.
12' Ocampos raids down the right flank, but he fails to keep the ball in play on the byline, allowing the visitors to clear from a goal-kick.
11' Mbappe goes on the surge down the left inside channel, but Sakai sticks with him all the way and wins the challenge to bring the ball away from danger.
9' PSG are asserting their authority over the contest and are keeping the home side encamped in their own half.
7' OVER! Cavani slides the ball into the path of Kurzawa down the left and he has fortune on his side as his blocked effort rebounds into his feet. With the goal gaping he goes for a strike on his left foot, but hammers the ball over the bar. He should have gone with his right peg for that attempt.
6' Neymar lifts the ball into the box and the home side half clear the danger. Motta has a swing at a volley as does Mbappe at the back post, but neither are able to threaten the goal.
5' Rabiot goes on the surge through the middle of the pitch and he gets caught by Rolando 30 yards from goal. Neymar stands over the ball, waiting to take the set-piece.
4' Verratti and Payet collide for the ball in the middle of the park and the Italian gets a sore one on the ankle from the Marseille skipper.
2' The home side press down the left and win a corner, but Ocampos loops his header up into the air from Payet's delivery and the ball goes over the bar.
1' We're underway at the Stade Velodrome.
The players are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
STAT ATTACK! PSG are unbeaten in their last 14 competitive games against Marseille, winning 12 of the matches.
FLASHBACK! PSG won this fixture 5-1 last season as goals from Marquinhos, Cavani, Lucas, Julian Draxler and Blaise Matuidi secured the victory, with Rod Fanni notching a consolation goal for the home side.
PSG have made two changes from their win over Anderlecht. Thiago Silva and Thomas Meunier come back into the back four, with Dani Alves and Presnel Kimpembe dropping out of the starting line-up.
Marseille have made seven changes from their win over Vitoria Guimaraes in the Europa League during the week. Hiroki Sakai, Rolando and Jordan Amavi come into the back four, while Dimitri Payet, Florian Thauvin and Andre Zambo Anguissa return to the midfield. Kostas Mitroglou replaces Valere Germain leading the line.
PSG subs: Trapp, Kimpembe, Di Maria, Yuri, Lo Celso, Draxler, Pastore.
PSG (4-3-3): Areola; Meunier, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Kurzawa; Verratti, Motta, Rabiot; Mbappe, Cavani, Neymar.
Marseille subs: Kamara, Sanson, N'Jie, Pele, Sarr, Lopez, Germain.
MARSEILLE (4-2-3-1): Mandanda, Sakai, Rami, Rolando, Amavi; Zambo Aguissa, Gustavo; Thauvin, Payet, Ocampos; Mitroglou.
The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
PSG have been dominant in Ligue 1 thus far in the season, dropping only two points in their opening nine matches. That result came in a goalless draw against Montpellier one month ago; since then they've crushed Bordeaux and edged past Dijon thanks to a late strike from Thomas Meunier. The Champions League has been the same story as Ligue 1, with PSG hammering all three of their group opponents thus far, putting four past Anderlecht during the week.
Marseille have been in decent form in Ligue 1 this season, taking 17 points from their nine matches. However, they did allow two leads to slip against Strasbourg last time out and were indebted to a late goal from Kostas Mitroglou to rescue a point in the contest. They're sixth in the table and will need a strong performance this evening against the class of the division.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Ligue 1 clash between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade Velodrome.