Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the Coupe de France Round of 16 clash between Marseille and PSG at the Stade Vellodrome.
Marseille has beaten arch-rival Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Coupe de France.
Ramos is almost playing like a striker now, upfront. This time he is played a wonderful cross from the left flank. The defender gets into a good position and gets a header away but it is saved by Lopez.
Five minutes added at the end of the second-half!!
Marseille subs: IN- Vitor Manuel OUT- Sanchez
Neymar finds Messi with a good pass. But just as Messi prepared to take the shot, Gigot was there to make a brilliant challenge to block the shot and set Marseille for a counter of its own.
Marseille sub: IN- Ounahi OUT- Under.
Veretout’s pass sends Malinovskyi on a darting run on the right flank. However, he cannot do any significant as the support did not arrive as he had to slow down play.
Neymar shows his grace by gliding past three defenders. He then tees up Messi in the box, who tried to find the top corner. However, the shot was wayward and he ends up dinking the ball wide.
PSG sub: IN- Soler OUT- Verratti.
Hakimi finds Neymar with a good pass, which sends the Brazilian into acres of green ahead of him. Neymar beats two challenges to dart inside the box but Gigot makes advantage of a loose touch to snatch possession.
Sanchez swings in a cross from a Marseille corner but Donnarumma comes out and gets a strong hand to get the ball out of danger.
Gigot gets some medical attention after he went down due to a studded challenge on the calf from Ekitike. The PSG man is lucky not to have received a more serious warning there.
Shot: Under cuts inside and shoots at goal. However, this time his shot is not powerful enough to trouble Donnarumma, who makes the save without much fuss.
Booking: PSG full-back Nuno Mendes becomes the first player from his team to get booked. He is shown a yellow card.
Marseille sub: IN-Kabore OUT- Kolasinac
PSG sub: IN- Zaire-Emery, Ektike OUT- Danilo, Vitinha
GOOOALLLL!!! MARSEILLE TAKES THE LEAD AGAIN!! MALINOVSKYI WITH A BRILLIANT STRIKE!! Mbemba lays the ball off to Sanchez who shoots amidst a crowd of bodies. The shot is blocked and the ball comes back to Malinovskyi who shoots first-time with a thumping half-volley to send the ball flying to the top corner. Donnarumma had made the dive but could not get a significant touch to keep the ball out.
The second-half has started messy with the free-flowing tempo of the first-half completely gone. There has been a lot of interruptions and two early cards.
Nuno Mendes tries to find a teammate with a cross from the left but sees it cut out as Marseille clears the danger.
Booking: Chancel Mbemba becomes the second Marseille player to see yellow. He brought down Neymar with a late and reckless challenge.
Booking: Matteo Guendouzi of Marseille sees a yellow card early in the second-half.
The second-half of the Coupe de France Round of 16 match between PSG and Marseille starts with both teams level at 1-1.
Alexis Sanchez and Sergio Ramos with a goal each for Marseille and PSG respectively as both teams break for half-time with a 1-1 scoreline.
GOOOALLLL!! PSG EQUALISES!! RAMOS WITH THE GOAL IN THE DYING MINUTES OF THE FIRST-HALF!! Neymar delivers a wonderful ball from a corner and Ramos gets to the ball first and slots it inside the net. Lopez had no chance to get there.
One minute added at the end of the first-half
Off the bar- Mbemba finds Under inside the PSG box with a clipped pass. Under gets the better of his marker, Marquinhos with an excellent flick. He then dinks the ball up and latches a shot at Donnarumma’s goal. The shot rattles the crossbar.
Sanchez finds Clauss with an accurate throughball. Clauss takes a low shot from just inside the PSG box, but Donnarumma gets down well to make the save. Ramos cleans up the danger for PSG.
Off the post- Neymar makes space for himself by cutting outside to his favourite right foot. He tries to find the bottom-right corner with a low curling shot. It is a brilliant effort as the ball hits the inside of the post and comes back into play.
Close: Messi goes for goal directly from a free-kick, which does not miss the target by much.
PSG looks for an immediate response as Messi gets the better of two Marseille players to get inside the opponent box. However, Gigot does well to get goal-side of the Argentinian and win the ball cleanly.
GOOOAALLL!! SANCHEZ SCORES THE SPOT!! He sends Donnarumma the wrong direction and rattles the net from his shot to give his team a 1-0 lead.
MARSEILLE GETS A PENALTY!! RAMOS BRINGS DOWN UNDER INSIDE THE BOX!! Under got the better of Ramos on the right side of the box and the veteran defender ends up fouling Under in a bid to stop him.
Hakimi makes a long run on the right flank and finds Neymar with a cutback. Neymar tries to split open the defence with an aerial through ball but ends up losing the ball.
A lot of cheap fouls being given away by both teams, especially in the middle of the park, which is disrupting the momentum of the game.
Kolasinac hits a piledriving shot from the left side of the box. He catches the shot really well and if the effort would have been on target, that would have been a goal. Donnarumma was well beaten.
Neymar is played a good ball and he is acres of empty space. He links up with Messi and then tries to tee up Vitinha. However, his pass to Vitinha is misdirected and the home team clears the ball.
Malinovskyi shoots low from distance, which forces a save from Donnarumma. For a moment, it seemed like Under will get to the rebound but the PSG keeper does well to recover and catch the ball.
Hakimi does well to get away from his marker and find Messi. Messi spots Neymar in the centre and passes the ball to him. Neymar tries to thread a pass to Mendes, who had made the overlapping run, but sees it cut out.
Marseille has surely looked the more dangerous team till now and it has enjoyed the better chances in the match as we approach the end of the first-quarter.
Gigot’s cross from the left takes a deflection and goes to the far-post, which is unguarded. Under gets there and tries to guide the ball inside the goal with his head but the PSG defence recovers just in time to make the clearance.
PSG launches a counter-attack of its ow. Messi, who had options on either side, rolls the ball to Neymar on his left. Messi’s pass is a tad bit overhit, that forces Neymar wide. He squares the ball to the centre but cannot find a teammate.
Under dispatches a brilliant curling effort from outside the box that forces a fingertip save from Donnarumma.
Shot: Veretout takes a shot from distance but blasts his effort over the bar.
Neymar releases Nuno Mendes on the left with a lovely weighted-pass. Mendes uses his pace to make a darting run into the Marseille box. Once inside, he shoots at keeper Lopez’s near -post but the keeper makes the save.
Marseille players appeal for a handball as the ball seemed to have struck Hakimi’s arm while he was blocking the cross. It was a vociferous appeal by the players but the referee waves play to go on.
Guendouzi threads an excellent ball for Malinovskyi who had made a good run. However, Marquinhos is there to anticipate the danger and clear the danger.
The Coupe de France Round of 16 tie between #PSG and #Marseille has kicked off at the Stade Vellodrome.
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Lionel Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain will face rival Marseille in an away match in the last 16 tie of the Coupe de France tournament (French Cup) at the Stade Vélodrome stadium.
PSG comes into this match after clinching a 2-1 win against Toulouse courtesy of goals by Achraf Hakimi and Messi, whereas Marseille suffered a 3-1 loss against Nice in its last match.
Kylian Mbappe is likely to miss this fixture as he got injured in PSG’s last match and is also ruled out of the upcoming Champions League fixture against Bayern Munich.
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Where will the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille French Cup match going to be played?
The French Cup match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille will be played at Stade Velodrome.
When will the French Cup match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Marseille played?
The French Cup match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille will be played on Thursday (February 9) from 1:40 AM (IST).
Where can I watch the French Cup match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Marseille?
The French Cup match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille will not be live telecast on TV in India.
How can I live stream the French Cup match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Marseille in India?
The live stream of the French Cup 2022-23 match between Marseille and PSG will be available on DAZN in India.
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