Welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the 2022 Ligue 1 fixture between Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco, being played at the Parc de Princes Stadium in Paris, France.
This was Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the minute-by-minute updates of this high-voltage clash. That was all for the night in this Ligue 1 fixture. Thanks for tuning in and take very good care of yourselves.
Substitution for PSG! In: Pablo Sarabia, Nordi Mukiele, Out: Lionel Messi, Marquinhos
What a save! Mbappe gets the ball along the left flank and he sprints into the penalty box with lightning pace and shoots. But Nubel makes a crucial save to deny PSG a lead.
Another shot! This time Achraf Hakimi goes for goal and sees the ball come off the post. It is the third time it has happened to PSG. Messi and Mbappe saw the ball come off the post earlier in the game.
Chance! Mbappe makes a run along the left flank, beats two defenders and tries a shot form outside the box. But the shot flies off target.
Messi releases Neymar with a great pass and the Brazilian runs into the penalty box and goes down appealing for a penalty, but the referee is not interested. Parc de Princes is echoing with boos after the decision and the referee decides to go for a VAR check on the foul.
After a VAR check, the penalty is given!
Miss! Verratti draws Nubel outside much like Monaco did a few minutes ago to Donnarumma and then passes the ball to Neymar. The Brazilian tries a lofted shot, but overshoots it, as the ball flies over the net
Miss! Messi and Neymar pair up in the penalty box and the Argentine passes to Neymar finally, but Nubel makes a good save. The ball ricochets off to Renato Sanches, who shoots off-target. What a waste of opportunity this by the Portuguese!
Foul! Renato Sanches tries to get the ball off Camara and concedes a foul against his side.
Mendes gets the ball to Messi and then it goes to Kimpembe. Messi to Verratti and then to Hakimi as PSG tries to look for gaps. Monaco gets possession of the ball eventually and tries an attack on the counter, led by Ben Yedder and Fofana
Mbappe comes close to scoring this time. He makes a run into the box, steals the ball along the left flank, beats his marker and shoots. But the Monaco goalie catches the ball comfortably
Messi decided to take matters into his own hands and he shoots from distance. But the ball comes off the post and Mbappe tries a shot then and this time too, the ball comes off the post.
Chance! Messi delivers a lofted pass for Ramos, who heads it first and then tries an overhead kick to put it into the net. He, however, fails as Monaco somehow escape following a point-blank save off a shot from Neymar.
Monaco tries another attack from the throw-in. Fofana passes to Aquilar, but Aquilar misses the pass and PSG goes on attack. Nuno Mendes gets the ball into the box, crosses to his right to Neymar, but the ball is cleared for a corner. The corner, eventually cleared.
Verratti tries to deliver a through ball through the white wall as Neymar plans to break into the final third. However, Monaco makes a key interception to deny any chance for the Italian to strat an attack.
Monaco’s Aquilar gets into a tussle with Nuno Mendes and is injured. After some medical attention, he is back on the pitch.
Save! Henrique takes the free kick, which goes over the wall and is on target. This time, the Italian goalie makes a full-stretched save
Camara tries to dribble into the PSG box, but is brought down by Renato Sanchez and the referee gives a free kick to Monaco.
Neymar’s misplaced pass gives Golovin a chance to attack on the counter and he is away. He has Ben Yedder on his left and Aquilar on his right and he goes with Aquilar, who eventually loses the ball.
Foul! Camara tries to dispossess Messi of the ball, but ends up conceding a foul against his own side.
Hakimi tries to decieve the Monaco defence, making a quick run along the right flank, but there is no cover from PSG as his side too, felt he had played the ball out
Ben Yedder tries to create an attack, but his pass is too poor as Monaco loses the ball and smiles are exchanged between him and Volland.
Mbappe gets the bungles down by the Monaco defender on the right flank as an attack with the triumvirate or Messi, Neymar and the Frenchman fizzes out and PSG tries to build another, again.
Golovin tries to get the ball up front, but is thwarted by Kimpembe and Verratti, who steals the ball and passes to Messi. The Argentine attacks on the counter, but his final pass is intercepted.
Chance! The resulting free kick has Volland float in the ball and Monaco and Badiashile heads right in front of the PSG goal. However, the PSG defenders finally head the ball out of danger.
PSG is enjoying possession at the back for now, with Marquinhos and Ramos trying to trigger a counter attack. Meymar has come down deep for the same purpose.
Kick Off! The match between PSG and AS Monaco is underway. PSG starts from the right to left in its home kit of blue, while Monaco starts in its red-and-white shirts from the other end.
Hat-trick star of the previous match Kylian Mbappe will look to increase his goal tally when PSG faces AS Monaco in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
In the previous game, Mbappe equalled a 30-year-old record, scoring a goal in eight seconds and also became the highest goal scorer in the league in the 21st century. Against his former side tonigh, he would look to continue his goal scoring form.
Since December 2010, the two sides have met 27 times, with PSG winning 14 times, Monaco winning five times and the remaining eight ending as draws.
Stories of tensions between two of PSG's superstars, Mbappe and Neymar, had swirled around the club this week, but the coach rubbished them with a tinge of optimism after the game against Lille.
“It’s a real satisfaction to see them happy on the field, playing for each other,” PSG coach Christophe Galtier said, “Obviously there is talent, and when this talent comes together, it makes for a very enjoyable match."
(with inputs from AFP)