LIVE: Bordeaux vs PSG

LIVE: Bordeaux vs PSG

Bordeaux

49′ Adli’s first touch gets away from him and he steps on Pereira in his attempt to keep hold of it and he’s shown a yellow card.

48′ PSG don’t deal with the corner into the box and it falls to Hwang at the far post. He doesn’t know much about his first touch but tries to get a shot away and a good bit of goalkeeping from Navas keeps it away from him.

46′ Bordeaux get us back underway for the second half!

PSG have been the better side and have looked dangerous going forward, especially down their left which Bordeaux haven’t found a way to deal with. Pochettino will be looking more of the same from them after the break. As for the hosts, they haven’t pushed forward often and they need to take more chances if they want to get back into the game.

Sarabia’s goal gives PSG a 1-0 lead over Bordeaux at half-time. It’s been a game of very few clear cut chances, with Sarabia having the best for the visitors. He saw an early shot punched away by Costil before he drilled a low shot into the bottom corner to break the deadlock. Bordeaux’s only shot on target came at the end of the half when Adli’s volley looped towards the top corner, but it was a comfortable save for Navas.

45′ + 2′ HALF-TIME: BORDEAUX 0-1 PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN.

45′ It’s patient play from Bordeaux at the moment as they steadily move upfield. Zerkane makes a good run down the right, but when he pulls back the cross, it’s blocked by Kimpembe.

Danilo Pereira

Yellow Card

PSG

43′ Pereira is shown a yellow card after nudging Kalu off the ball.

42′ PSG don’t clear their lines properly and the ball bounces up in front of Adli, who goes for the volley. He hits the shot into the ground and it loops up towards the far top corner, but Navas stretches to catch it.

Pablo Sarabia

Yellow Card

PSG

40′ Sarabia is booked for dissent.

38′ Marquinhos plays a lovely pass over the top to Kurzawa, and he times his run perfectly to stay onside. He cuts into the box, but can’t sort his feet out quick enough and ends up tripping over the ball before he can put in a cross.

36′ GREAT CHANCE! Kalu nicks the ball off Dagba but then runs into trouble in Marquinhos. His interception falls to Oudin and he plays it through to Hwang in the middle, but he doesn’t get enough on it to turn it into the far corner.

34′ Yet another chance falls for Icardi and it’s Sarabia that curls a good cross into him at the near post from the left. The forward flicks on his header sending it wide of the target, and there’s no one at the back to turn it in for PSG.

32′ Pereira gets the better of Mexer and he whips in a great cross from the left this time. Icardi has pulled away from his defender at the far post, but it’s just over his head and bounces out of play.

30′ Kurzawa plays in Draxler ahead of him on the left and he fizzes a low cross into Icardi in the middle. He’s unmarked in the middle and sends his shot on target, but the offside flag goes up against Draxler.

28′ Oudin drifts inside from the left and drills a dangerous low cross into the six-yard box. Navas is diving for it, but Kimpembe makes a good block ahead of him. The corner is played to Seri on the edge of the box, but he fires over.

26′ Sabaly whips a brilliant cross into the box from the right and he has Hwang and Kalu to aim for in the middle. It’s just ahead of both of them though and nobody in the middle gets a touch on it as it goes wide.

24′ Draxler cuts inside from the left and manages to get away from Zerkane and into a pocket of space on the edge. It’s a poor effort from him though as he sends his shot flying high over the bar and into the stands.

22′ Bordeaux have all of their players sitting deep in their own half at the moment and PSG are happy to keep possession on the halfway line as they try to draw the home side out to them.

PSG

20′ Gueye does well to pull away from Mexer to pulls the ball back for Sarabia in the middle of the box.

PSG

20′ PSG LEAD! It all comes down PSG’s left again after their win the ball back and it’s pulled back for Sarabia. His first touch takes his around Koscielny before he drills it across goal and into the far bottom corner. 1-0 PSG!

Bordeaux

18′ It’s late by Seri and he completely misses the ball as he slides in and catches Sarabia, so he’s shown the first yellow card of the game.

16′ GOOD SAVE! It’s Draxler that peels into space on the left again and he pulls it back for Sarabia in the middle of the box. He hits it towards the near post, but Costil has it covered and punches the shot away.

14′ Seri lifts the ball over the top to switch play out to Zerkane on the right and he just manages to keep it in play at the byline. He swings a cross into the box first time but overhits it and Kalu can’t do anything with it.

12′ It’s better from Bordeaux now as they’re closing the visitors down higher upfield and forcing them into mistakes. Marquinhos just manages to turn away from Hwang and then gets lucky when his pass hits Seri and goes out of play.

10′ Bordeaux push forward in numbers for their first attack of the game with Oudin making a good run down the left. He pulls it back for Adli on the edge of the box and he drills his shot towards goal but sends it wide of the near post.

8′ Yet again, Draxler gets the better of Mexer on the left of the box, this time sliding his low cross through the defender’s legs to pick out Sarabia. He hits the shot first time, but it’s well blocked by Koscielny.

6′ Draxler slides it into Kurzawa making the overlapping run on the left. His cross takes a big deflection off Sabaly which sends it looping over Icardi’s head and out of play.

4′ Bordeaux just can’t get out of their own half at the moment as PSG are closing them down high up the field. Zerkane switches play out to Adli on the right, but he can’t find a way past Kurzawa.

2′ PSG have started the game brightly and are already causing Bordeaux some early problems down their right side. Kurzawa turns and plays a great throughball into Draxler, but it’s an excellent tackle from Mexer to take it off him.

The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away.

Bordeaux have conceded at least one goal in each of their last nine home league games against PSG (14 goals in total), after keeping a clean sheet in 10 of the previous 11 before that. 

Mauricio Pochettino makes five changes to his side after their win over Dijon at the weekend, but he’s missing a lot of key players. Kylian Mbappe misses out through suspension while Moise Kean is absent after a positive coronavirus test. Kurzawa, Dagba, Gueye, Sarabia and Icardi all come in.

Jean-Louis Gasset makes just two changes to the team that lost to Metz last time out as he welcomes back both Benito and Adli from suspension. Lacoux starts on the bench.

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN SUBS: Ander Herrera, Timothee Pembele, Edouard Michut, Thilo Kehrer, Mitchel Bakker, Xavi Simmons, Abdou Diallo, Leandro Paredes, Sergio Rico. 

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Keylor Navas; Colin Dagba, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa; Idrissa Gueye, Danilo Pereira; Pablo Sarabia, Rafinha, Julian Draxler; Mauro Icardi.

BORDEAUX SUBS: Issouf Sissokho, Enock Kwateng, Gaetan Poussin, Jimmy Briand, Hatem Ben Arfa, Amadou Traore, Nicolas de Preville, Maxime Poundje, Tom Lacoux.

BORDEAUX STARTING XI (4-3-3): Benoit Costil; Youssouf Sabaly, Laurent Koscielny, Mexer, Loris Benito; Yacine Adli, Mahdi Zerkane, Jean Michael Seri; Samuel Kalu, Hwang Ui-Jo, Remi Oudin.

Things are getting tight at the top of the table and PSG have the chance to go first with a win today if other results around them go their way. They’ve lost just one of their last seven in all competitions (W6) – a 2-0 defeat to Monaco – but bounced back last time out with a big win over Dijon. They face a Bordeaux side that are winless in their last seven in all competitions (D1 L6), with their only point coming in a 0-0 draw with Marseille. 

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Ligue 1 meeting between Bordeaux and Paris Saint-Germain at the Matmut Atlantique!

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