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Pablo Sarabia
K. Mbappé
4 - 2
L. Ajorque
D. Liénard
3 - 2
K. Gameiro
A. Thomasson
3 - 1
J. Draxler
3 - 0
L. Ajorque
Own Goal
2 - 0

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 2
Total Passes 697 364
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PSG are in action against Brest next week on the road where Messi could make his debut. Strasbourg are at home in their next outing against Troyes next Saturday.
Paris Saint-Germain secure their second Ligue 1 win on the bounce, although they were forced to work harder than they anticipated in their 4-2 triumph over Strasbourg. The home side cantered into a 3-0 lead in the first half courtesy of goals from Mauro Icardi, Kylian Mbappe and Julian Draxler. However, lapses at the back allowed the visitors back into the game as Kevin Gameiro and Ludovic Ajorque reduced the deficit to a single goal. The dismissal of Alexander Djiku allowed PSG to regain control and Mbappe teed up Pablo Sarabia to ensure that the hosts secured the victory in front of Lionel Messi watching from the stands.
90' + 4' WIDE! Mbappe lines up the strike, and although he clears the wall, his effort travels wide of the left post.
90' + 3' Rafinha is brought down by Diallo, handing PSG a free-kick in a dangerous position 25 yards from goal.
J. Bellegarde
Yellow Card
90' + 2' Bellegarde brings down Kalimuendo-Muinga on the charge and goes into the book.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
90' Hakimi drops his shoulder down the right flank and delivers a dangerous cross into the box. Sels reads the danger and comes off his line to tip it away from Mbappe.
A. Kalimuendo-Muinga
M. Icardi
88' Icardi leaves the field after a solid game with a goal to his name. Kalimuendo-Muinga replaces the forward.
G. Wijnaldum
88' Rafinha replaces Wijnaldum for the closing stages of the contest.
88' MISS! Waris has a glorious chance to hit back for the visitors, but he smashes his effort wide of the target. Diallo plays an awful backpass towards Navas, failing to see the Strasbourg man. Waris collects and surges into the box, but he fails to hold his composure and misses the target. PSG have been so careless at times this evening.
K. Mbappé
86' Mbappe turns on the pace down the left flank before supplying a perfect low cross for Sarabia to convert.
Pablo Sarabia
86' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! SARABIA FINDS THE NET!!!! 4-2 PSG!!! The home side kill off the game at last as Sarabia turns home a low cross from Mbappe. The goal is all about the Frenchman as he surges down the left flank and beats Perrin with ease. He sends a low ball across the face of goal that Sarabia slots into the back of the net with Sels stranded. That should be the game secured.
82' It's a huge blow for the visitors to be reduced to 10 men, especially in those circumstances. They face a real battle to force a positive result now.
81' RED CARD! Djiku receives his second booking in the space of two minutes and is sent off. He nudges Icardi to the ground in a challenge for the ball, but there does not appear to be a lot in the tackle. The referee is convinced and brandishes a yellow then the red card. A harsh one to say the least.
81' Sarabia floats a cross into the box from the right flank, but the visitors clear their lines. The hosts will be desperate to kill off the game with a fourth goal.
A. Djiku
Yellow Card
79' Djiku brings down Sarabia down the right flank and goes into the book.
A. Waris
K. Gameiro
76' Waris enters the action to replace Gameiro, who was also impressive for the visitors tonight.
H. Diallo
L. Ajorque
76' Ajorque is withdrawn after a good performance, including a good header for the second goal. Diallo replaces the forward.
M. Siby
S. Prcić
76' Prcic makes way in the middle of the park for Strasbourg and is replaced by Siby.
74' Strasbourg have to remain committed on the field. There should be at least one more opportunity and they must be composed to snatch what could be an unlikely point.
72' PSG are attempting to take the pace out of the game to stifle the visitors. It's going to be a tense final 18 minutes for the hosts.
Pablo Sarabia
J. Draxler
70' Draxler had a strong first half with an assist and goal, but has faded in the second period. Sarabia replaces the German in the final third.
68' Strasbourg continue to ask questions of the PSG defence. Caci probes down the right flank and wins a corner. The visitors have been excellent since the restart.
66' Pochettino will be fuming with his team. They have been far too casual in the second half and have allowed Strasbourg back into the game. PSG now need to work to regain control.
D. Liénard
64' Lienard runs down the left flank into space and fires a perfect ball into the middle for Ajorque to attack and score.
L. Ajorque
64' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! AJORQUE POWERS A HEADER HOME!!!! 3-2!!!! Strasbourg have life as they reduce the deficit to one goal through a fine effort from the forward. Lienard takes possession on the left flank and delivers a peach of a cross into the middle, Ajorque beats Kimpembe in the air with ease and directs a powerful header away from Navas into the top-right corner. Game on.
A. Caci
K. Fila
63' Caci replaces Fila down the right flank for the visitors.
62' SAVE! Sels denies Mbappe for the second time of the half. The ball breaks kindly for the forward in the Strasbourg box. Mbappe takes a touch before hammering a left-footed strike towards goal that is well stopped by the Belgian before he gathers at the second attempt.
Danilo Pereira
E. Ebimbe
60' Danilo enters the action for Ebimbe to shore up the PSG midfield.
K. Fila
Yellow Card
60' Fila sees a cross repelled and then has to race back into position as Ebimbe breaks. He brings down the midfielder to stop the PSG counter. The referee books the Strasbourg full-back.
58' PSG have to be careful here. They've been been too casual in the second half and are in danger of giving Strasbourg more than a sniff of getting back into the game. 
57' Prcic makes a good run forward and he has Ajorque in space, but he fails to beat Kehrer with his cross. The offside flag goes up late, although none of the players in and around the PSG box knew it.
55' Gameiro makes another charge into the box, but his attempted cross is deflected back on to his knee and out for a goal-kick.The forward is making life difficult for PSG.
A. Thomasson
53' Thomasson takes possession on the edge of the box and supplies a perfect cross for Gameiro to attack and convert.
K. Gameiro
53' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! GAMEIRO HEADS HOME!!!!!! 3-1!!! Strasbourg get a goal back as the forward powers a header away from Navas into the bottom-right corner. Thomasson stands a cross into the middle from the right flank and Gameiro drifts between Hakimi and Kehrer to connect with his effort and score.
52' Kehrer does well in his own six-yard box to clear a dangerous cross from Fila away from Gameiro lurking at the back post.
52' Lienard has the chance to send a threatening cross into the box from the left flank, but his delivery fails to beat the first man. Disappointing from the Strasbourg skipper.
E. Ebimbe
Yellow Card
51' Ebimbe takes out Bellegarde on the charge down the left flank and goes into the book.
48' SAVE! Sels denies Mbappe with a fine stop with his body. PSG break with speed as Draxler feeds the run of the forward. He surges past Perrin and into the box before firing at goal on his left foot. The Strasbourg keeper spreads himself and makes the save to keep the scoreline down.
46' We're back under way at the Parc des Princes.
Mauricio Pochettino will have minor complaints as Strasbourg have had a couple of decent efforts through Kevin Gameiro and Ludovic Ajorque. It will not matter today, but the Argentine will be keen to drum into his side about their standards in all areas of the pitch.
Paris Saint-Germain are in complete control of their Ligue 1 contest against Strasbourg at the break. Mauro Icardi headed his team in front from Abdou Diallo's cross. Kylian Mbappe then found the back of the net with the aid of a massive deflection before turning provider to tee up Julian Draxler. It has been a dominant performance from the off from the home side.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
44' Fila presses down the right flank once more and this time he beats Kimpembe with his low cross, but no player in a white shirt can meet it in the middle. 
A. Thomasson
J. Aholou
42' Aholou does have to make way due to an injury and is replaced by Thomasson.
41' Fila finds space down the right flank for the visitors, but Kimpembe reads the danger from his low cross to clear into touch.
39' CHANCE! Gameiro weaves his way through the PSG defence and lines up a strike in his left foot, only to scoop his effort over the bar.
39' OVER! Diallo swings a cross in from the left flank with a flat trajectory that Icardi dives to meet, but he can only head his effort over the bar. There's no repeat of the combination that yielded the first goal.
37' Mbappe goes down clutching his head after an aerial duel with Perrin, but he appears to be okay after gathering himself on the deck.
36' Hakimi exchanges a one-two with Draxler and fires a low cross towards the near post. Sissoko does brilliantly to clear ahead of Icardi, although the offside flag goes up late anyway.
34' Kimpembe and Icardi combine to allow the Argentine to shoot from the edge of the box, but Ajorque gets out to block his strike.
31' PSG can relax after their two-minute onslaught. It's a terrifying thought for the rest of Ligue 1 that they are playing without Messi, Neymar, Ramos, Marquinhos and Donnarumma and are still dominating.
29' Aholou is struggling for the visitors and may have to make way as he receives treatment on the pitch.
J. Draxler
27' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! DRAXLER CONVERTS AT THE BACK POST!!!!! PSG 3-0!!!!!!! Pochettino's men take complete control by scoring their third goal as Draxler taps home from two yards. Mbappe breaks through the Strasbourg defence down the left flank and sends a precise cross to the back post. Draxler has all the time in the world to knock the ball into an empty net. All too easy for the hosts.
L. Ajorque
Own Goal
25' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! MBAPPE SCORES WITH A HUGE DEFLECTION!!!!! 2-0 PSG!!!! The home side double their advantage as Mbappe fires at goal and his effort takes a massive deflection off Ajorque to beat a stranded Sels. Draxler does well to win possession in the final third after Strasbourg clear their lines from a corner. Mbappe gathers his offload and takes a step inside from the left flank on his right foot before finding the net courtesy of a piece of luck.
23' Hakimi uses a piece of dazzling skill down the right flank to beat one defender, but his cross into the box is cleared by Sissoko.
22' Draxler counters for the home side with a driving run into the Strasbourg box. He tries to clip a cross towards Icardi, but Djiku makes the clearing boot downfield.
20' Strasbourg are having a spell at the moment. Pochettino will not be happy that the visitors have been allowed to grow into the contest.
19' Prcic has time to shoot from 25 yards as he collects in the final third. He goes for the strike on his left foot on the half-volley, but he sends his attempt harmlessly wide of the post.
18' Kimpembe has to continue to work as Lienard fires a low ball towards the back post for Ajorque's run, but the PSG skipper slides to divert it behind for a corner.
16' OVER! PSG clear the resulting corner as far as Bellegarde and he goes for the blast, only to smash his effort well over the bar.
15' WIDE! Ajorque takes possession in the final third and the PSG defence allow the forward to line up a strike at goal. It deflects off the legs of Kimpembe and wide of the left post for a corner.
13' Ajorque puts himself about in the final third to cause a problem for Navas as he attempts to gather a header from Kehrer, but the keeper does well to make the catch under pressure.
12' BLOCK! Mbappe surges into the left-inside channel and cuts the ball back for Hakimi to power an effort towards goal. However, Djiku is on hand to make a vital block to divert it away from the net.
9' Perrin goes in hard on Mbappe and gives away a free-kick. The home side have not allowed the visitors to settle into the game.
7' Gameiro sends a cross-field pass for the run of Lienard, who fires a low ball into the box. Ajorque tries to connect, but Kehrer makes the intervention before the forward fouls Herrera in his bid to win possession.
5' Mbappe rolls a pass towards the run of Wijnaldum in the Strasbourg box, but the ball just evades the run of the Dutchman and into the hands of Sels.
A. Diallo
3' Diallo raids down the left flank and delivers a fine cross into the middle that Icardi attacks and scores.
M. Icardi
3' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! ICARDI HEADS PSG IN FRONT!!!!! 1-0!!!! The home side take the lead in the early stages as the forward rises and glances a header over Sels into the top-right corner. Diallo swings a perfect cross in from the left flank and Icardi does well to rise and connect with his header. Sels' positioning is suspect as he stops in the process of coming to claim the delivery, and is then beaten by the precise effort from the Argentine. A VAR check forces Icardi to wait, but he just keeps himself onside.
2' Diallo sends Mbappe into the left-inside channel with an early offload, but he gets crowded out before he can threaten.
1' We're under way at the Parc des Princes.
PSG are unbeaten in their 30 Ligue 1 home games against Strasbourg (W23 D7), a French top-flight record for one team at home against a specific opponent.
Strasbourg have made four changes to their side that was beaten by Angers last week. Perrin, Gameiro, Aholou and Prcic all come into the team this evening. Waris, Thomasson, Caci and Diallo drop to the bench for Stephan's men at the Parc des Princes.
PSG have made one change to their side from their win over Troyes last week. Ebimbe comes into the fold to replace Danilo, who drops to the bench. There is no Messi yet along with Ramos and Donnarumma. Neymar and Angel Di Maria are also out of action as they continuee to recuperate from their exploits in the Copa America. Mbappe and Icardi lead the line for Pochettino's men this evening.
STRASBOURG SUBS: Majeed Waris, Adrien Thomasson, Eiji Kawashima, Mahame Siby, Anthony Caci, Habib Diallo, Mehdi Chahiri, Marvin Senaya, Habib Diarra.
STRASBOURG (4-4-2): Matz Sels; Karol Fila, Ibrahima Sissoko, Alexander Djiku, Lucas Perrin; Sanjin Prcic, Jean Eudes Aholou, Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, Dimitri Lienard; Kevin Gameiro, Ludovic Ajorque.
PSG SUBS: Rafinha, Danilo Pereira, Sergio Rico, Pablo Sarabia, Arnaud Kalimuendo Muinga, El Chadaille Bitshiabu, Nathan Bitumazala, Ismael Gharbi, Edouard Michut.
PSG (4-4-2): Keylor Navas; Achraf Hakimi, Thilo Kehrer, Presnel Kimpembe, Abdou Diallo; Eric Ebimbe, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera, Julian Draxler; Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi.
Strasbourg began their Ligue 1 campaign last week in poor fashion after suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Angers.Julien Stephan have their work cut out for them this evening to get off the mark in the season amid the talent of their opponents. It will take a flawless performance tonight from the visitors to avoid a second loss in a row.
Paris Saint-Germain made the most significant move of the summer by adding Lionel Messi to their established ranks during the week. Mauricio Pochettino's men pulled off the coup after Messi and Barcelona could not come to terms due to the Spanish outfit's financial issues. However, the Argentine will not play tonight along with Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma. PSG will be keen to build on their win over Troyes last week even without Messi in their ranks.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Ligue 1 contest between Paris Saint-Germain and Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes.