PSG v Angers SCO Live Commentary & Result, 21/04/2021, Coupe de France | OkeGoal

T. Pembele

Danilo Pereira

82′ Substitution Danilo Luís Hélio Pereira Timothee Pembele

76′ Pereira Lage too has played his part for the visitors and Antonin Bobichon enters the fray.

76′ Thioub meanwhile makes way for Mohamed-Ali Cho for Angers.

75′ Bakker is off for PSG now and Layvin Kurzawa takes to the field.

75′ A day at the office to forget for Stephane Moulin? It certainly feels that way, as Icardi attempts to back-heel a third in at the left post and skews wide. His side haven’t deserved four, with the verve they’ve shown, but that defence has been pretty rickety, for all their attacking gumption.

73′ Paredes too makes way for Pochettino’s side, with Ander Herrera his replacement.

72′ Moise Kean is on for the hosts too, replacing Neymar. All about protecting the assets now for PSG, surely.

Pablo Sarabia

Á. Di María

72′ Di Maria’s work is done for PSG with Pablo Sarabia on in his place.

71′ Remember that 6-1 result earlier in the season for PSG against the visitors today? They’re well on the way for smashing them for an aggregate dozen this season. That makes it 11 goals across three ties, with just one concession.

69′ Mangani is the latest man to depart for Angers with Lassana Coulibaly taking to the field now.

68′ Many players would like to think they could have finished like Icardi did there. Few could probably have executed the deftness of that turn from Di Maria though. What a delightful little shimmy around the box.

68′ GOAL! MAURO ICARDI DOUBLES HIS TALLY FOR PSG! 4-0! This is getting a bit unfortunate for Angers, who have been far better than this scoreline suggests. It’s a piece of magic from Angel Di Maria, who carves his way into the right edge of the penalty area, draws three defenders and turns them around before squaring to the striker at the far post to wrestle home. Game, set and match to the hosts.

65′ GOAL! NEYMAR SURELY PUTS PSG IN THE SEMI-FINALS NOW! 3-0! Oh, a lovely little flick header finish into an open goal for the Brazilian. It comes after PSG cut an easy break down the left; Butelle sails off his line to try and snaffle it, mistimes his run and allows the hosts a simple finish. Game over.

64′ Now Diony flashes a headed effort towards Rico, assisted by Pereira Lage with a delivery that might well have nestled itself in had the substitute left it. Still no breakthrough for Angers.

62′ Neymar! The Brazilian pushes a right-footed effort high and wide, and slaps his arm in frustration. It wasn’t a sitter, per se, but he has scored harder than that.

61′ Bahoken too is off for the visitors with Lois Diony on in his place.

60′ Cabot now makes way for Farid El Melali in Angers’ first change.

60′ Now Draxler misses with a central effort, high and wide to the left after Bakker tees him up. Both sides are pressing for that third goal of the game.

59′ To illustrate their threat, Bahoken cuts open PSG with sure-footed skill – but the linesman’s flag is up, to dash his hopes of a shot.

57′ But the visitors still know how to thread some counter-moves together. A goal for them here and this game would drastically be reshaped.

55′ Di Maria gets flagged for an offside close to the Angers goal now, a let-off for the visitors who have been carved up a little bit too comfortably once more over the past few minutes.

53′ Kylian Mbappe is perched on the edge of his seat on the bench, looking particularly relaxed and intent at the same time. It’s a remarkable contradiction – but could we see the Frenchman on soon? His side don’t really need him right now.

51′ Mangani fells Neymar with what can only be described as a clumsy challenge now and he picks up a yellow card for his efforts.

50′ This has been a better opening to the half than it was a finish for PSG. It’s remarkable to think how many counters they had to snuff out late on in that first half.

48′ Di Maria! The PSG man is not too far off the mark with a free-kick from 30 yards out, after Neymar is fouled by Cabot. He brushes the roof of the goal netting with a fine effort that just dips too late.

46′ We are back underway at Park des Princes. Can PSG make it plain sailing through to the semi-finals or do Angers have a banana-skin up their sleeve to disrupt the champions?

Plenty for Mauricio Pochettino to mull. His side are being cut open too easily in defence, possibly as a result of fatigue. That won’t be acceptable at the end of the month against Manchester City.

Mauro Icardi’s opening strike and the cruel blow of a Vincent Manceau own goal means that it is PSG well in control of this Coupe de France quarter-final – but their spirited visitors are carving out enough opportunities to suggest this game is far from over. An intriguing second half awaits; at the break, it is Paris Saint-German 2-0 Angers.

45′ + 1′ HALF-TIME: PARIS SAINT-GERMAN 2-0 ANGERS

45′ There’s going to be one added minute in this first half.

43′ Manceau! It’s almost amends for his own goal down the other end, as he races onto a cut-back cross, unmarked – but his first time volley zings out at the left post. Close but no coconut.

42′ Pereira Lage again! He’s not too far off the mark this time as a long throw-in assist helps Angers beat out the PSG defence in the middle, but the final ball crashes over the crossbar.

41′ Pereira Lage! An Angers break sees them flood forward and a looping cross just beats him out at the right post. A good opportunity to break back for the hosts.

39′ A booming crossfield delivery can’t be brought down by Bakker and PSG see a possible counter go missing.

37′ It’s all getting a little bit nip-and-tuck after that near-altercation, both sides disgruntled by the incident. No cards were shown, which could prove to be a dangerous precedent yet.

35′ There’s almost handbags at dawn between both sides following a midfield collision, with Pereira Lage and Di Maria the players whose clash sparks some boiling tensions. An early incident involving Neymar also appears to have caught the ire of PSG.

33′ Angers pick up their first corner of the game after Rico deflects an attempted lob shot with his face in what looks to be quite painful fashion. PSG robustly deal with it and earn themselves a corner into the bargain.

31′ Paredes sees the first yellow card of the game now, though after an advantage play for Angers has petered out, for a sliding tackle effort in the build up that could be described as less than exemplary.

29′ A concern for PSG here and it is Neymar. The Brazilian gets into a tussle with Thomas for the ball that sees him possibly overextend a limb; he’s a little ginger as he moves back off the mark.

27′ The visitors have only had 33 per cent of possession in this game, a figure that feels surprisingly low given the way they have attempted to impose themselves on it since that early concession.

25′ Angers are determined to not let that deter them again, and they’ve picked up the pace immediately. Rico darts off his line to claim a looping effort tipped in from the right flank, gobbling it up before it becomes too dangerous.

23′ GOAL! VINCENT MANCEAU DOUBLES PSG’S LEAD FOR THEM WITH AN OWN GOAL! 2-0! Oh, that is so cruel to the visitors. They’ve built a fine platform and then they concede with a cruel deflection. It’s Dagba with a mazy run down the right flank, before the ball is squared to Neymar at the near-post – and the Brazilian’s deflected strike promptly rebounds into the net off the Angers man. So cruel.

21′ Rico gets low to snaffle a finish lobbed in from the centre-left Angers flank. This has been an impressive spell of pressure for them. 

19′ There’s suddenly a serious energy and verve to Angers, as they’ve realised that this is a cup tie with no do-overs. They’re returning the high press themselves out wide with impressive dexterity.

17′ Cabot! That is more like it for Angers, who pick a midfield pocket and hurtle downfield. The shot is low and Rico has to get across is goal to palm it to safety. Better stuff from the visitors.

15′ Bahoken is at the edge of a half-break for the visitors now but there’s no shot to unload, just a deflected cross that Rico deals with easily enough.

13′ PSG look like they’re through the Angers backline again, the proverbial hot knife through butter, but Neymar is deemed to have just strayed offside. It’s close but there can be no argument there.

11′ We’re not even a quarter-hour into this game, so why does it already feel like Angers might have a mountain rather than a molehill to climb? The visitors need to rediscover their mojo and quick.

9′ That’s a very nice ball from Draxler, but very much one out of a simple training session. Angers will be not happy with how easily they allowed their underbelly to be cut open there.

9′ GOAL! MAURO ICARDI GETS PSG OFF TO A FLYER! 1-0! It’s a lovely neat throughball on the back of some sharp interplay inside the Angers half and Draxler lays on the most simple of passes through a defensive gap for the striker to snaffle. He goes one-on-one with the keeper and rolls it past him into the right corner. PSG on top already.

7′ Di Maria gets dragged back lazily inside his own half and PSG will have a free-kick to simply build up some possession. They’ve not wanted for the ball so far, to be fair. 

5′ The Brazilian pops up now, as a matter of fact, and attempts to steer a low header through the Angers box. It gets too much of a bounce of the turf and springs over the goal; Butelle is fine with that.

4′ Neymar – who enjoyed a superb game in the Champions League quarter-final last week – has very much been in fine fettle recently. His return to the starting lineup is nothing but a boon for PSG.

2′ An early offside flag against the hosts as they slalom through the left flank, but that high press looks like it could give Angers some trouble. This could be a long evening for the visitors.

1′ We are underway in this Coupe de France clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Angers!

The teams have emerged at Parc des Princes and we are moments away from kick-off. The referee today is Amaury Delerue.

These two sides have cup drama form of course, when they met in the 2017 Coupe de France final. It was PSG who triumphed – but only with a second-half injury-time own goal, to dash the underdogs’ dreams in cruel fashion. What could today serve up?

Subs: Danijel Petkovic, Ismael Traore, Antonin Bobichon, Lassana Coulibaly, Zinedine Ould Khaled, Waniss Taibi, Farid El Melali, Mohamed-Ali Cho, Loïs Diony.

ANGERS (4-4-2): Ludovic Butelle; Vincent Manceau, Mateo Pavlovic, Romain Thomas, Mathias Pereira Lage; Pierrick Capelle, Ibrahim Amadou, Thomas Mangani, Jimmy Cabot; Stephane Bahoken, Sada Thioub.

Subs: Denis Franchi, Alessandro Florenzi, Pablo Sarabia, Presnel Kimpembe, Timothee Pembele, Ander Herrera, Kylian Mbappe, Layvin Kurzawa, Moise Kean.

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN (4-2-3-1): Sergio Rico; Colin Dagba, Danilo Pereira, Thilo Kehrer, Mitchel Bakker; Leandro Paredes, Idrissa Gueye; Angel Di Maria, Neymar, Julian Draxler; Mauro Icardi.

There’s more than half-a-dozen changes for the PSG side that snatched a dramatic 3-2 win over Saint-Etienne at the weekend, and the big news is the return of Neymar, slotted in behind Mauro Icardi. Angers meanwhile have shifted from a 4-3-3 formation after defeat to Rennes; Mohamed-Ali Cho drops to the bench.

Of course, they face a tough task. In their two top-flight games this season, PSG have come out on top on both occasions – a 6-1 rout in October and a much tighter 1-0 win at Stade Raymond Kopa in January. Could it be third time lucky for the visitors?

They are three games away from a successful retention of France’s biggest knockout trophy, but standing in their way is Stephane Moulin and his side. Angers are celebrating their centenary season this year – and they’d love an unlikely piece of silverware to celebrate it.

It’s been a busy week for Mauricio Pochettino’s side off the field, and remarkably it’s been nothing to do with them. Their refusal to join the European Super League may have played a part in its immediate collapse – though their manager will have ensured that his side have remained focused over the past few days.

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2020-21 Coupe de France quarter-finals, as Paris Saint-Germain look to continue to mount a successful defence against fellow Ligue 1 side Angers at Parc des Princes, Paris.

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