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Angers 0-2 Paris St-Germain

Angel di Maria celebrates Paris St-Germain's opener
Di Maria has been involved in seven goals in his last three games for PSG - four goals and three assists

Angel di Maria scored in each half as Paris St-Germain maintained their pursuit of French Ligue 1 leaders Monaco by beating mid-table Angers.

The Argentina winger curled a sublime free-kick into the top corner from 30 yards to put the visitors ahead.

And he clinched victory late on with a precise drive after a quick counter-attack by the defending champions.

PSG move level on points with Monaco, who host second-bottom Dijon on Saturday (20:00 BST).

Third-placed Nice can move within a point of the top two by beating Nancy earlier (16:00 BST).

Line-ups

Angers

  • 30Letellier
  • 28Cissokho
  • 8Traoré
  • 24ThomasBooked at 12mins
  • 29Manceau
  • 17Ndoye
  • 18Santamaria
  • 5Mangani
  • 19PepeSubstituted forBambaat 76'minutes
  • 9DiedhiouBooked at 58minsSubstituted forBerigaudat 82'minutes
  • 7Toko Ekambi

Substitutes

  • 2Berigaud
  • 4Pavlovic
  • 10Sunu
  • 15Capelle
  • 16Michel
  • 20Tait
  • 22Bamba

Paris St G

  • 1Trapp
  • 19Aurier
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 17Maxwell
  • 6VerrattiBooked at 12mins
  • 25Rabiot
  • 14MatuidiSubstituted forMottaat 77'minutes
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forGanchinho Guedesat 90'minutes
  • 9Cavani
  • 10PastoreSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 8Motta
  • 12Meunier
  • 15Ganchinho Guedes
  • 16Areola
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 24Nkunku
Referee:
Tony Chapron
Attendance:
15,909

Match Stats

Home TeamAngersAway TeamParis St G
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Angers 0, Paris Saint Germain 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Angers 0, Paris Saint Germain 2.

Offside, Angers. Kévin Berigaud tries a through ball, but Vincent Manceau is caught offside.

Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

Kévin Berigaud (Angers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gonçalo Guedes.

Offside, Angers. Thomas Mangani tries a through ball, but Romain Thomas is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Gonçalo Guedes replaces Ángel Di María.

Foul by Lucas Moura (Paris Saint Germain).

Vincent Manceau (Angers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain).

Attempt missed. Cheikh Ndoye (Angers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Bamba.

Goal!

Goal! Angers 0, Paris Saint Germain 2. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Moura with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Thiago Motta.

Substitution

Substitution, Angers. Kévin Berigaud replaces Famara Diedhiou.

Attempt missed. Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain) header from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ángel Di María following a set piece situation.

Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Baptiste Santamaria (Angers).

Foul by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain).

Baptiste Santamaria (Angers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain).

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Thiago Motta replaces Blaise Matuidi.

Attempt missed. Baptiste Santamaria (Angers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Attempt missed. Romain Thomas (Angers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Mangani with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Angers. Jonathan Bamba replaces Nicolas Pepe.

Corner, Angers. Conceded by Serge Aurier.

Corner, Angers. Conceded by Kevin Trapp.

Attempt saved. Cheikh Ndoye (Angers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Karl Toko Ekambi.

Attempt blocked. Thomas Mangani (Angers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

Attempt blocked. Nicolas Pepe (Angers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain).

Famara Diedhiou (Angers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Lucas Moura replaces Javier Pastore.

Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thomas Mangani (Angers).

Attempt missed. Baptiste Santamaria (Angers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Vincent Manceau.

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

Nicolas Pepe (Angers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Monaco31235388266274
2Paris St G32235466214574
3Nice322010252262670
4Lyon321731265392654
5Bordeaux32131094639749
6Marseille32139104438648
7Saint-Étienne311112835251045
8Nantes32119123146-1542
9Toulouse321011113333041
10Guingamp32118133843-541
11Rennes32913102937-840
12Angers33116163243-1139
13Lille32107153139-837
14Montpellier3299144555-1036
15Metz3198142959-3035
16Caen3295183154-2332
17Nancy3287172441-1731
18Lorient3294193762-2531
19Dijon32611154050-1029
20Bastia32610162646-2028
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