Ligue 1 PSG 2-1 Angers HIGHLIGHTS: Mbappe scores the winner to win it without Messi and Neymar

Two goals from PSG in the second half including Mbappe's goal from the spot ensured Pochettino's side walked away with a well-fought win.

Updated : Oct 16, 2021 02:31 IST , PARIS

In the absence of Lionel Messi and Neymar, coach Mauricio Pochettino is counting on Kylian Mbappe, who scored the winner for France in the 2-1 win over Spain in the Nations League final last weekend. (File Photo)
In the absence of Lionel Messi and Neymar, coach Mauricio Pochettino is counting on Kylian Mbappe, who scored the winner for France in the 2-1 win over Spain in the Nations League final last weekend. (File Photo)

In the absence of Lionel Messi and Neymar, coach Mauricio Pochettino is counting on Kylian Mbappe, who scored the winner for France in the 2-1 win over Spain in the Nations League final last weekend. (File Photo)

PSG registers its ninth win in Ligue 1 with a 2-1 victory at home against Angers. Without Messi and Neymar, Pochettino's side managed to come back with a win after its loss in the last match against Rennes.


PSG 2-1 Angers


90+3' It is all happenning on the ground with Verratti yellow carded. Meanwhile Mbappe is subbed off, as he leaves the pitch with a standing ovation

90+2' Wijnaldum passes the ball to Hakimi, but Angers marking the flanks well to mitigate further possible errors

90' Wijnaldum heads the ball that hits the woodwork as Angers escapes further embarrassment

86' GOOOOAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!Mbappe scores to take PSG up front.

PSG 2-1 Angers


85' Yellow card for Capelle as PSG gets a penalty.

84' Brahimi goes for an attack as Brahimi gives a cross which is met with a shot that fails to stick to the target

83' Angers going for zonal marking as PSG looks desperate for the winning goal

80' With more than about 10 minutes in the game, the match looks to be slowing down with end-to-end movements much lesser now

76' Substitution for Angers! Boufal and Fulgini subbed off wih Bahoken and Ounahi subbed on 

74' Angers on the attack now with Capelle taking a shot from a corner cross which misses the target

72' Substitution for PSG! Dagba and Herrera subbed off for Hakimi and Draxler

68' GOOOAAAALLLLLLL!!!!Danilo heads the ball to equalise for PSG

PSG 1-1 Angers


67' Angers tries to release the ball along the left flank, but Brahimi has already turned his back on the ball

66' Verratti trying to stitch gaps in the midfield as Bernat makes the run, but no real danger follows after that

63' Substitution Time!

For PSG, On: Wijnaldun, Bernat , Off: Diallo, Rafinha
For Angers, On: Brahimi, Off: Cho

61' Bernat, who has been out for 13 months after a horrendous injury, is seen getting ready to come back into action after his road to recovery

58' Mbappe's free-kick flies off target with PSG still trailing a slender lead

57' Foul ! Verratti goes to the ground after a challenge by Traore as Mbappe gets ready for the Free Kick.

54' Miss! The ball falls in the middle of the penalty box, but Rafinha fails to keep it on target. PSG pressing high as the Angers defense kicks the ball out of danger.

53' Herrera tries an aerial ball to Icardi, who moves back knowing he was off side and the goalkeeper gets the ball in his grasp.

51' Traore to Fulgini, lovely progression of play from Angers, but Cho is marked well by Kimpembe to cause any further trouble

48' Angers on the attack again, Boufal makes a run but the ball doesn;t reach Fulgini

47' PSG tries to cut in from the left with Mbappe leading the attack, but Angers has him covered

Second Half begins!

Half Time!

PSG 0-1 Angers


44' Off Side! Herrera's header ruled off-side, which had ended at the back of the net. 

42' Diallo to Verratti to Mbappe, but Angers is putting everything to stop the host from scoring. If the score remains like this till full-time, it will be Paris' second consecutive league loss

40' Free Kick for PSG as the side tries to crawl back on level grounds, but Mbappe's cross, followed by Rafinha's shot flies off target

36' GOOOAAAALLLLLLLLL'!!! Fulgini makes a run on the left and guides the ball into the net

PSG 0 - 1 Angers


33' Fulgini heads a shot that flies off target easily as he holds his head in frustration. He has looked dangerous for Angers tonight

32' Shot! Dagba takes a shot as Bernardoni saves it with a punch

30' Mbappe makes a run and torments the Angers keeper, who somehow gets back to his feet. PSG fails to score

27' Shot! Fulgini takes a left footed shot, which is saved by Donnarumma. Yet another crack in PSG's defence now visible as Angers marches forward

25' Chance! Boufal makes a run for Angers on the left and gets a corner and then makes another run, with PSG defenders left hapless. However, he misses the target

24' PSG has four players in the Ballon D'Or shortlist. Two have started today, with Messi and Neymar sitting out after their international fixtures

21' Shot! Flugini takes a right footed shot that whizzes past the post.

Seconds before that Cho had made a run along the right flank, but Kimpembe tracked back to make a challenge to avert the danger

20' Rafinha's free-kick into the wall as PSG gets a corner, but the keeper catches the ball from the kick comfortably

19' Free Kick! Icardi goes down again as the referee explains that the foul was just outside the box

17' Icardi goes down in the box, but the referee is not interested. The Argentine looks stunned as the play goes on amidst whistles from the PSG fans

14' Shot! Fulgini takes a shot against PSG in the box which is stopped by Verratti. Angers' first real shot of the game

14' PSG has begun dominating the game, with a 65 percent possession in the first 10 minutes of the game

12' PSG on the attack again. Verratti takes a shot, which falls to Mbappe, but Angers' defense somehow stops the ball for a corner

10' Mbappe to Rafinha ro Diallo. PSG trying to create something along the left flank as Angers steals the ball to attack on the other end

7' Miss! Icardi, Herrera and Rafinha get together to build an attack which is finished poorly by Rafinha

6' Chance! Mbappe gets the ball which he tries to cross, but is ruled off-side. As expected, PSG is already asking questions

4' Shot! Herrera to Mbappe as the Frenchman takes a soft shot that is easily handles by the Angers Keeper

3' Diallo makes a challenge on Cho as the latter falls to the ground. Referee lets off the defender with a warning

2' Angers pressing high as PSG pass the ball around its own box. Then finds a way to Veratti who passes the ball to the flanks, which eventually ends up as a goal-kick

12:30 am: Kick off !

Paris Saint-Germain starts from right to left while Angers, in white, starts from the other end.

12:25 am: One change for Angers while Paris starts without Messi and Neymar to allow Icardi up front, seven changes in all for the Parisians.

The Angers manager has said that the match is like a Champions League fixture for his team.

12:20 am: 10 minutes to kick-off!

The players are out on the pitch. The fans are ready. The first match after the international break is ready to begin with some Nations League winners on the pitch tonight.


12:05 am: As the stadium fills up, here is a stat to cheer up the PSG fans. PSG has not lost against Angers in its last 14 appearances, winning 13 and drawing just one.

Pochettino's side has lost just once in the league so far, which came against Rennes in its last Ligue 1 fixture.

11:52 pm: A bit more than half an hour to kick off!

Both the teams have arrives at the Home Stadium of Paris Saint-Germain and are warming up in a stadium that keeps on filling for the exciting Ligue 1 fixture.


11:35 pm: Confirmed Line-ups:

PSG Starting XI: Donnarumma - Dagba, Kehrer, Kimpembe, A.Diallo - Herrera, Danilo, Verratti - Rafinha, Mbappé, Icardi.

Angers Starting XI: Bernardoni, Cabot, Manceau, Traore, Thomas, Capelle, Mendy, Mangani, Fulgini, Boufal, Cho


Match Preview

Paris Saint-Germain hosts Angers without its contingent of Argentine and Brazilian players, who are busy abroad playing World Cup qualifiers.

The French league leaders will also be missing goalkeeper Keylor Navas, was forced off the field for a groin injury at half-time after which his country lost 2-1 to the United States on Wednesday evening.

PSG suffered its first defeat of the season before the international break, a 2-0 loss to Rennes.

READ | PSG suffers shock league defeat to Rennes with Messi missing the target again

In the absence of Lionel Messi and Neymar, coach Mauricio Pochettino is counting on Kylian Mbappe, who scored the winner for France in the 2-1 win over Spain in the Nations League final last weekend.

(v ia PTI)

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