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Paris St-Germain 3-2 Saint-Etienne: Two Mbappe goals help snatch vital victory

Kylian Mbappe celebrates
Kylian Mbappe has 23 goals in 28 Ligue 1 games this season

Mauro Icardi's injury-time winner grabbed a vital three points for Paris St-Germain against Saint-Etienne.

The PSG substitute headed home Angel Di Maria's cross in the 95th minute to cap a frantic last 12 minutes in which all five goals were scored.

Kylian Mbappe's quickfire double had overturned Denis Bouanga's opener but Romain Hamouma looked to have denied the hosts a win.

The result leaves PSG one point behind leaders Lille with five games to go.

Bouanga's neat 77th-minute finish finally jolted a slumbering PSG side into life.

Mbappe's response was instant, killing a long ball with one touch and burying a low shot into the Saint-Etienne net.

He was then dragged down by visiting keeper Etienne Green and dispatched the penalty confidently.

Hamouma's 92nd-minute equaliser piled more pressure on Mauricio Pochettino's side but Icardi headed in to rescue a much-needed victory.

PSG's domestic inconsistency has blighted them all year but this win keeps them firmly in the title race.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 16Rico
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forDagbaat 77'minutes
  • 4Kehrer
  • 3KimpembeBooked at 85mins
  • 25Bakker
  • 15Danilo
  • 21Herrera
  • 19SarabiaSubstituted forDi Maríaat 67'minutes
  • 12RafinhaSubstituted forVerrattiat 67'minutes
  • 18KeanSubstituted forIcardiat 68'minutes
  • 7Mbappé

Substitutes

  • 6Verratti
  • 9Icardi
  • 11Di María
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 23Draxler
  • 31Dagba
  • 32Pembele
  • 34Simons
  • 50Franchi

Saint-Étienne

Formation 4-4-2

  • 40Green
  • 26DebuchySubstituted forMoueffekat 56'minutes
  • 2Moukoudi
  • 6Cissé
  • 13TraucoSubstituted forAbiat 89'minutes
  • 28YoussoufSubstituted forNordinat 45'minutes
  • 8Camara
  • 19NeyouBooked at 57mins
  • 22Monnet-PaquetSubstituted forBouangaat 45'minutes
  • 10KhazriSubstituted forAouchicheat 68'minutes
  • 21Hamouma

Substitutes

  • 9Abi
  • 11Antunes da Silva
  • 17Aouchiche
  • 18Nordin
  • 20Bouanga
  • 32Moueffek
  • 33Gourna-Douath
  • 35Sow
  • 50Fall
Referee:
Ruddy Buquet

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamSaint-Étienne
Possession
Home72%
Away28%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Saint-Etienne 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Saint-Etienne 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Paris Saint Germain 3, Saint-Etienne 2. Mauro Icardi (Paris Saint Germain) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Yvan Neyou.

  5. Post update

    Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Pape Abou Cissé (Saint-Etienne).

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Paris Saint Germain 2, Saint-Etienne 2. Romain Hamouma (Saint-Etienne) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Denis Bouanga (Saint-Etienne) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pape Abou Cissé.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Saint-Etienne. Charles Abi replaces Miguel Trauco.

  10. Post update

    Goal! Paris Saint Germain 2, Saint-Etienne 1. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

    Penalty Paris Saint Germain. Kylian Mbappé draws a foul in the penalty area.

  12. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Etienne Green (Saint-Etienne) after a foul in the penalty area.

  13. Post update

    Ander Herrera (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Adil Aouchiche (Saint-Etienne).

  15. Booking

    Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Denis Bouanga (Saint-Etienne).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Arnaud Nordin (Saint-Etienne).

  20. Post update

    Ander Herrera (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 18th April 2021

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lille332010354203470
2PSG33223874254969
3Monaco33215770383268
4Lyon331910465323367
5Lens33141185245753
6Marseille33141094641552
7Rennes33149104335851
8Montpellier331211105354-147
9Metz331110123638-243
10Nice33127144144-343
11Reims33914103838041
12Angers33118143450-1641
13Saint-Étienne33109143850-1239
14Strasbourg33107164251-937
15Brest33107164556-1137
16Bordeaux33106173548-1336
17Lorient3388174061-2132
18Nîmes3387183260-2831
19Nantes33513153351-1828
20Dijon3339212256-3418
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