French Ligue 1
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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

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 0, Montpellier 0.

Full Time

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

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.

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

Foul by Mustapha Yatabaré (Montpellier).

Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

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

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

Foul by Daniel Congré (Montpellier).

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.

Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Presnel Kimpembe.

Foul by Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain).

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

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.

Booking

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

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

Foul by William Remy (Montpellier).

Substitution

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

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Jamel Saihi (Montpellier).

Substitution

Substitution, Montpellier. Jamel Saihi replaces Kévin Berigaud.

Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Gregory Van der Wiel.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Hilton.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Hilton (Montpellier) because of an injury.

Offside, Montpellier. Laurent Pionnier tries a through ball, but Casimir Ninga is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Casimir Ninga (Montpellier) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jérôme Roussillon.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Javier Pastore tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

Foul by Maxwell (Paris Saint Germain).

William Remy (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Javier Pastore replaces Christopher Nkunku.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Zlatan Ibrahimovic replaces Ángel Di María.

Attempt blocked. Casimir Ninga (Montpellier) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kévin Berigaud (Montpellier).

Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier).

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Ellyes Skhiri.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Hilton.

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