Paris SG Vs Angers Reddit Score 20/04/2022
Paris Saint-Germain can virtually wrap up the Ligue 1 title when Angers welcome them to the Stade Raymond Kopa for Wednesday’s encounter. Les Scoistes played out a 1-1 draw with Nantes in their most recent encounter, while Mauricio Pochettino’s men ran out 2-1 winners over Marseille in Le Classique. For all of the solid goalkeeping efforts of Anthony Mandrea in the Angers goal at the Stade de la Beaujoire, the 25-year-old would have been frustrated to concede the goal that he did against Nantes, who came from behind to salvage a 1-1 draw versus Gerald Baticle’s side over the weekend.
Sofiane Boufal’s delightful piece of skill and dinked effort propelled Angers into the lead with 18 minutes on the clock, but after Mandrea had made a number of top stops to keep Les Canaris at bay, he let Kalifa Coulibaly’s header slip under his grasp early in the second period. A far cry from the relatively solid outfit they were at the start of the season – which led to talk of a potential push for a European place – Angers have been brought crashing back down to earth in the current calendar year and are 14th in the standings with six games left to play.
Les Scoistes still boast a five-point gap to the bottom three and eight-point buffer to the automatic relegation places, but a couple of nervous glances will become apparent around the Stade Raymond Kopa should their side fail to improve their fortunes in a relatively kind end-of-season fixture list. Baticle has now witnessed his side pick up just one victory from their last 11 outings in Ligue 1, but they have at least taken four points from the last six on offer at the Stade Raymond Kopa and will need any slice of positivity they can garner before the visit of the champions-elect.
It would not be Le Classique without goals, a spate of cautions and a healthy dose of VAR controversy, but fortunately for the under-fire Pochettino, his PSG side emerged on the correct end of the scoreline to take a giant step towards regaining their domestic crown. Neymar’s opener preceded the simplest equaliser that Duje Caleta-Car will ever score after some lackadaisical PSG defending from a corner, but Kylian Mbappe’s 21st Ligue 1 goal of the season from the penalty spot after Valentin Rongier and Gerson’s handball combination handed Les Parisiens maximum spoils.
Lionel Messi and William Saliba notably had strikes ruled out on the night for offside as PSG opened up a 15-point gap at the top of the rankings, meaning that they could officially clinch the title in gameweek 33 if results elsewhere go their way. Should Pochettino’s side claim their fourth Ligue 1 win on the bounce versus Angers and Marseille fail to get the better of Nantes, the Ligue 1 crown will be theirs with five games to spare, but Pochettino will be wary of the fact that his side have now gone four league games without a clean sheet.
PSG had also lost four on the bounce away from home before firing six past Clermont on April 9, but they registered a hard-fought 2-1 win over Angers back in October’s clash – their 13th win on the bounce versus Les Scoistes in all competitions since a goalless stalemate in 2015. Angers left-back Souleyman Doumbia is back from a one-game suspension served in the draw with Nantes and will eye an immediate recall to the first XI here, with Pierrick Capelle’s spot at some risk. Jimmy Cabot’s sprained ankle and Mathias Pereira Lage’s knee problem will render both men unavailable for this contest, while it remains to be seen if Stephane Bahoken’s adductor issue will let up in time for the visit of PSG.
Boufal and Angelo Fulgini will likely shoulder the attacking burden if Bahoken misses out once again, but Mohamed-Ali Cho is ready and waiting to be called upon from the sidelines. While Angers are welcoming a player back from a ban, PSG have lost Neymar to a one-match domestic suspension for an accumulation of bookings, and the Brazilian was arguably lucky not to talk his way into a red card after an outburst towards the officials in Le Classique; he was particularly aggrieved at Matteo Guendouzi’s perceived dive.
Angel Di Maria’s return from a hamstring issue is therefore very timely, and Keylor Navas was also back on the bench on Sunday after battling back from an adductor issue, so it would not be surprising to see Gianluigi Donnarumma pass the gloves over after he was largely at fault for Caleta-Car’s equaliser. Abdou Diallo, Layvin Kurzawa and Ander Herrera could return to training before Wednesday’s game, but Leandro Paredes and Julian Draxler are both recovering from operations, while Colin Dagba was left out of the squad entirely at the weekend.
Angers possible starting lineup:
Mandrea; Ebosse, Traore, Thomas; Bamba, Mangani, Mendy, Ounahi, Doumbia; Fulgini; Boufal
Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Navas; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Ramos, Bernat; Gueye, Pereira, Verratti; Di Maria, Messi, Mbappe