French Ligue 1
PSGParis Saint Germain0MontpellierMontpellier0

Paris Saint Germain 0-0 Montpellier

Angel di Maria
Angel di Maria was replaced after an hour by Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Paris St-Germain dropped more points in a goalless draw with Montpellier to slow their charge to the Ligue 1 title.

Victory would have left the champions-elect needing only one more win to secure their fourth successive title.

But they were unable to find a way past an improving Montpellier, who have won their last three games.

Top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic couldn't break the deadlock in a 30-minute cameo off the bench for PSG, who face Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday.

It was only the third time that PSG - who lead Chelsea 2-1 after the first leg of their last-16 tie - have failed to win at home in the league.

But after losing a league game for the first time this season at Lyon in their last fixture, Laurent Blanc's side have now won just one of their last four league matches.

What they said

Paris St-Germain boss Laurent Blanc: "I hope we've saved the goals for next week. I prefer this scenario than to win with injuries.

"We had our chances and we didn't take them, but I hope we have a great match on Wednesday."

Line-ups

PSG

  • 16Trapp
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 33NkunkuSubstituted forPastoreat 61'minutes
  • 4Stambouli
  • 25Rabiot
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forIbrahimovicat 61'minutes
  • 9Cavani
  • 7Lucas MouraSubstituted forAugustinat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Motta
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 27Pastore
  • 29Augustin
  • 30Sirigu
  • 32David Luiz

Montpellier

  • 1Pionnier
  • 21RemyBooked at 80mins
  • 4Da SilvaSubstituted forBensebainiat 77'minutes
  • 3Congré
  • 24Roussillon
  • 13Skhiri
  • 26BerigaudSubstituted forSaihiat 73'minutes
  • 14DaboSubstituted forYatabaréat 42'minutes
  • 8Martin
  • 29Ninga
  • 10Boudebouz

Substitutes

  • 9Yatabaré
  • 12Sotoca
  • 15Bensebaini
  • 23Saihi
  • 25Deplagne
  • 28Bakar
  • 30Ligali
Referee:
Tony Chapron
Attendance:
45,173

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamMontpellier
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 0, Montpellier 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 0, Montpellier 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jean-Kevin Augustin.

  4. Post update

    Benjamin Stambouli (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Mustapha Yatabaré (Montpellier).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

  7. Post update

    Ramy Bensebaini (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Congré (Montpellier).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Congré (Montpellier) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryad Boudebouz with a cross following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Presnel Kimpembe.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain).

  13. Post update

    Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  15. Booking

    William Remy (Montpellier) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by William Remy (Montpellier).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Montpellier. Ramy Bensebaini replaces Hilton because of an injury.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Jean-Kevin Augustin replaces Lucas Moura.

  20. Post update

    Benjamin Stambouli (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 5th March 2016

Top Stories