Champions League - Group A
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Paris St-Germain 1-0 Club Bruges: French champions maintain perfect start to qualify

Keylor Navas
PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas saved Mbaye Diagne's penalty in the second-half

Paris St-Germain booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a scrappy victory over Club Bruges in Group A.

Mauro Icardi scored the only goal as the French champions maintained their perfect start to their European campaign.

Thiago Silva conceded a second-half penalty but Mbaye Diagne's tame effort was comfortably saved by Keylor Navas.

PSG will win the group if they do not lose at Real Madrid in their next game.

Thomas Tuchel, who was without injured forward Neymar, made three changes to the side that slumped to their third league defeat of the season against bottom-of-the-table Dijon on Sunday, with Thiago Silva and Marco Verratti returning to the side.

The hosts took the lead when Kylian Mbappe's low cross was missed by Angel Di Maria but tapped in by Icardi from close range.

But they failed to build on their advantage as Navas was forced into a double save after the break, to first keep out a fierce shot by Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis, before parrying substitute Diagne's follow-up out for a corner.

PSG captain Silva fouled Diagne to give away a penalty moments later, but forward latter could not beat Navas from 12 yards as PSG kept a fourth consecutive clean sheet in the competition.

PSG stretch home run - the stats

  • PSG have not lost a home Champions League group stage match since December 2004 against CSKA Moscow and are unbeaten in their last 23 matches of this kind at the Parc des Princes (W18 D5 L0).
  • PSG have scored in each of their last 24 group stage games in the Champions League, last failing to net in November 2015 (v Real Madrid).
  • Club Bruges have scored just two goals in their last six games in the group stage of the Champions League, failing to score in five of those matches.
  • Club Bruges had 14 shots in the match, the most they have had in an away game in the Champions League since October 2005 (16 v Rapid Vienna).
  • PSG's Mauro Icardi has scored eight goals in his first 10 games in the Champions League, only Sadio Mane, Simone Inzaghi & Harry Kane have done better in the history of the competition (nine each).

Line-ups

PSG

  • 1Navas
  • 31Dagba
  • 2Thiago SilvaBooked at 74mins
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 14Bernat
  • 27Gueye
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 6VerrattiBooked at 54minsSubstituted forSarabiaat 90'minutes
  • 11Di María
  • 18IcardiSubstituted forCavaniat 72'minutes
  • 7MbappéSubstituted forDraxlerat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Cavani
  • 16Rico
  • 19Sarabia
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 21Herrera
  • 22Diallo
  • 23Draxler

Club Bruges

  • 88Mignolet
  • 5Kossounou
  • 44Mechele
  • 17Deli
  • 18Ricca
  • 3BalantaBooked at 26mins
  • 42Dennis
  • 26RitsSubstituted forde Ketelaereat 86'minutes
  • 20Vanaken
  • 11DiattaSubstituted forSchrijversat 77'minutes
  • 14OkerekeSubstituted forDiagneat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Sobol
  • 10Diagne
  • 15Mitrovic
  • 16Schrijvers
  • 22Horvath
  • 35Tau
  • 90de Ketelaere
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
47,418

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamClub Bruges
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, Club Brugge 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, Club Brugge 0.

  3. Post update

    Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Charles de Ketelaere (Club Brugge).

  5. Post update

    Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mbaye Diagne (Club Brugge).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Julian Draxler (Paris Saint Germain).

  8. Post update

    Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Pablo Sarabia replaces Marco Verratti.

  10. Post update

    Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Charles de Ketelaere (Club Brugge).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Charles de Ketelaere (Club Brugge) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Odilon Kossounou.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Club Brugge. Charles de Ketelaere replaces Mats Rits.

  14. Post update

    Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis (Club Brugge).

  16. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Thiago Silva tries a through ball, but Colin Dagba is caught offside.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Julian Draxler replaces Kylian Mbappé.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mbaye Diagne (Club Brugge) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hans Vanaken.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Club Brugge. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Club Brugge. Mbaye Diagne tries a through ball, but Siebe Schrijvers is caught offside.

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