PSG will start a busy stretch to shut out the calendar 12 months with a Ligue 1 Matchday 14 house recreation because it seems to increase its 10-point lead atop the standings.
It may have its three superstars — Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar — who all got here by means of the worldwide break unscathed and can begin collectively up prime. They’ll hope to make strides within the chemistry they’re nonetheless searching for outdoors of particular person flashes this season.
However, Nantes (eleventh, 18 factors) may have hope of coming away with one thing from the Parc des Prince after doing so final 12 months. It solely has one loss in its final 5 league matches.
Sporting News can be following the PSG-Nantes match live and offering rating updates, commentary and highlights as they occur.
PSG vs. Nantes live rating
PSG — Kylian Mbappe (Leandro Paredes) — 2nd min.
(All instances Eastern)
74th min.: SUB – Gini Wijnaldum is available in for Marco Verratti, who’s sitting on a yellow. Ten-man PSG want somebody who can cowl floor.
seventieth min.: Reflex save by Sergio Rico! Ball deflects off PSG defender Diallo and Rico has to forestall the ball from stepping into. What as soon as was a cushty match for PSG is not going to be a battle for the final 20 minutes.
68th min.: SUB – PSG backup goalkeeper Sergio Rico is available in and Neymar is the participant sacrificed.
sixty fifth min.: Red card! Things simply obtained fascinating in Paris. Keylor Navas was simply despatched off for coming off his line and out of the field and taking out Blas. It’s a questionable choice by Navas who opted for the dangerous play.
58th min.: SUBS – Nantes are going to make a run at this. Osman Bukari and Quentin Merlin are on for Fabio and Coulibaly.
54th min.: Nantes almost equalizes with two possibilities. PSG has taken its foot off the pedal. The ball misses a large open Koulibaly within the first occasion, after which his shot was blocked by defender Thilo Kehrer within the second occasion.
forty sixth min.: Second half is underway.
Halftime: PSG 1, Nantes 0
Halftime: Nantes 22-year-old goalkeeper Alban Lafont is the one cause that the guests are nonetheless on this recreation. The Neymar-Mbappe-Messi attacking trident is transferring and mixing properly and Nantes merely cannot stick with them. On the opposite finish, PSG has simply dealt with every part Nantes has thrown its manner and the Canaries solely have two photographs all recreation. This looks like the most effective state of affairs for Messi to lastly get his first Ligue 1 objective within the second half. But with a Champions League match in midweek, supervisor Mauricio Pochettino may determine to relaxation his stars if they will put the match out of attain.
forty second min.: SUB – Dennis Appiah is available in for Nantes instead of the injured Sebastien Corchia.
thirty eighth min.: No mercy from PSG and Lafont has to provide you with one other save on Messi. And after the play recirculates, there are appeals for a penalty on Neymar. Good no name.
thirtieth min.: In the thirtieth minute, the PSG supporters have fun their thirtieth birthday:
twenty ninth min.: And now it is Neymar’s flip to be denied by Lafont. PSG is dominating. And it is all the time down the left channel. It’s a carbon copy play of the sooner Messi likelihood. Nantes seems intimidated.
Alban Lafont con otra ataja elementary. El joven arquero le cube que no al tridente ofensivo del PSG. 😱😱😱
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twenty second min.: The PSG entrance three is clicking and it is one other save by Lafont. That was Messi discovering Mbappe within the field. Good motion by the star gamers.
twentieth min.: Before the nook kick, Mbappe needs to be tended to. He obtained a stomp on the play and a chunk of his cleat got here off. He has to vary footwear on the sideline.
18th min.: What an opportunity for Messi! Neymar finds him within the field, however Messi shot is saved by Nantes ‘keeper Alban Lafont. It was primarily a 1-on-1. Messi nonetheless searching for his first Ligue 1 objective.
sixteenth min.: First actual risk by Nantes on a shot by Coco from outdoors the field that goes excessive of the goal. The guests have not actually threatened the PSG makeshift backline.
tenth min.: PSG concentrating on that huge left attacking flank (the precise aspect for Nantes). That’s additionally the place the play on the objective began by way of Neymar.
eighth min.: Finally we see a replay on the published and it was Lionel Messi who was offside. Mbappe was saved on for his seventh of the 12 months.
2nd min.: Goal PSG! An extended-distance shot by Leandro Paredes is deflected by Mbappe on its strategy to objective. At first it seemed like Mbappe was offside, however the objective stands.
1st min.: We’re off. We’ll see how the worldwide gamers look.
10:55 a.m. ET: The tifo on the event of 30 years of PSG’s Virage Auteuil supporters part:
10:24 a.m. ET: A have a look at the pregame warmups from the Parc des Princes.
PSG vs. Nantes lineups
The excellent news for Paris Saint-Germain followers is that their star trio is beginning up prime, and Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes make their return to midfield.
But beginning heart backs Presnel Kimpembe or Marquinhos are unavailable. Abdou Diallo and Thilo Kehrer will fill in. Julian Draxler and goalkeeper Gigi Donnarumma are additionally not a part of the matchday squad.
PSG beginning lineup (4-3-3, left to proper): 1-Keylor Navas-GK — 14-Juan Bernat, 22-Abdou Diallo, 24-Thilo Kehrer, 2-Achraf Hakimi — 6-Marco Verratti, 27-Idrissa Gueye, 8-Leandro Paredes — 10-Neymar Jr., 7-Kylian Mbappe, 30-Lionel Messi
PSG subs (9): 16-Sergio Rico-GK, 17-Colin Dagba, 25-Nuno Mendes, 28-Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe, 15-Danilo, 18-Georginio Wijnaldum, 21-Ander Herrera, 11-Angel Di Maria, 9-Mauro Icardi
It’ll be fascinating to see how the Nantes formation matches up in opposition to PSG. The Canaries can be with out suspended heart again Nicolas Gallois, however they may nonetheless be dreaming of an upset win on the Parc des Princes for the second straight season.
Nantes beginning lineup (4-2-2-2, left to proper): 1-Alban Lafont-GK — 24-Sebastien Corchia, 3-Andrei Girotto, 21-Jean-Charles Castelletto, 2-Fabio — 5-Pedro Chirivella, 18-Samuel Moutoussamy — 11-Marcus Coco, 10-Ludovic Blas — 23-Randal Kolo Muani, 7-Kalifa Coulibaly
Nantes subs (9): 30-Denis Petric-GK, 12-Dennis Appiah, 33-Yannis M’Bemba, 14-Charles Traore, 8-Wylan Cyprien, 31-Gor Manvelyan, 19-William Geubbels, 26-Osman Bukari, 29-Quentin Merlin
How to look at PSG vs. Nantes
- Date: Sat, Nov. 20
- Time: 11 a.m. ET
- TV Channel: beIN Sports, beIN Sports en Espanol
- Streaming: fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect
The match can be carried by Ligue 1 rightsholder beIN Sports in each English and Spanish. Both these beIN Channels can be found to be streamed (*14*), which affords new customers a free 7-day trial.