At the Parc des Princes, Paris Saint-Germain qualified on Wednesday evening for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Parisians won (3-1) against Brest after goals from Kylian Mbappé, Danilo and Gonçalo Ramos while Steve Mounié had reduced the gap. Brest defender Lilian Brassier was sent off in the second half.
11:40 p.m. – End of live!
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A qualification without shining. Opposed to Brest this evening in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France, the Parisians have won their ticket for the next round. They won (3-1) after a complicated start to the match. Pressed, put in difficulty, Luis Enrique’s players were dominated in the first thirty minutes by dangerous Brestois. Donarumma saved his side with a strike from captain Magnetti, after seeing Satriano smash his right post. The end of the first period saw two Parisian goals in the space of three minutes. A highlight allowing them to switch to the break with the “break in their pocket” thanks to the achievements of Kylian Mbappé and Danilo. Returning from the locker room, the Parisians returned with the same determination as at the end of the first act. The match took another turn after the hour mark. After an elbow on Danilo, Lilian Brassier received a yellow card. Less than ten minutes later, the Brest defender mowed down Kylian Mbappé in the central circle and left his partners outnumbered for more than twenty minutes. Before the exclusion, Steve Mounié had headed back a precise cross from Pereira Lage to keep Brest’s hopes alive. At the very end of the match, Gonçalo Ramos confirmed the opposing hopes with PSG’s third goal, after a superb collective movement and a pass from Achraf Hakimi. Back from the CAN, the Moroccan showed himself to his advantage, just like his teammate Ousmane Dembélé. Thanks to this success, Paris Saint-Germain continues its journey in the Coupe de France where they will know their opponent tomorrow evening, at 8:00 p.m.
23:30 – The “50” mark crossed
Scorer this evening against Brest, Kylian Mbappé is now involved in 50 goals in the Coupe de France, in 28 matches (35 goals, 15 assists). In his last 4 matches in the competition, the striker has scored eleven goals.
The Parisians will have to wait until tomorrow evening at 8:00 p.m. to find out their opponent in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France. The poster draw will be carried out by Ysaora Thibus, in Tout le Sport.
By winning this evening against Brest, Paris Saint-Germain continues its series of 15 matches without defeat. The last Parisian setback dates back to last November when Luis Enrique’s players lost to Milan.
At the microphone of our colleagues from France 3, Bradley Barcola returned to the Parisian performance: “It’s important to continue this good dynamic. We’re trying to move on, to win. We’re playing well at the moment. The coach is asking us to defend a lot. It takes a lot of effort from us. We knew we were disappointed with the draw in Ligue 1. It was important to us to win and today, we did it in style.”
Scorer this evening against Brest, Kylian Mbappé scored his 30th goal of the season, with 39 matches played.
Facing an eye-catching Brest team, Paris Saint-Germain qualified for the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France after their victory (3-1).
What collective action! On the left side, Kylian Mbappé gets rid of three opposing players before arriving at the Brest surface. He serves Asensio who shifts, in one step, to Achraf Hakimi. The Moroccan crosses low for Ramos who pushes the ball into the empty goal.
There are four minutes left for Brest to get the equalizer.
Kylian Mbappé attempts his special but misses the target. At the entrance to the area, he curls with his right foot but it narrowly goes above Coudert’s cages.
Launched deep into the heart of the Brest defense, Mbappé escapes before striking with his left foot. It’s well stopped by Coudert.
In numerical superiority, the Parisians keep the ball and circulate it to the defense.
With a body feint, Kylian Mbappé gets rid of Brandon Chardonnet. He tries his luck with a tense shot but Coudert boxes for a corner.
After Vitinha lost the ball, Gonçalo Ramos made an effort to regain possession but made a mistake.
Fabian Ruiz is replaced by Gonçalo Ramos who directly takes the left midfielder position.
Less than a quarter of an hour before the end of regulation time, Manuel Ugarte replaces Bradley Barcola. For Brest, Mounié and Doumbia give up their places to Brahimi and Lebeau.
Pressed by Steve Mounié, Warren Zaire-Emery is held back before losing the ball. Benoit Bastien returns to the fault.
Found in front of the Brest area, Marco Asensio shoots from the left but it goes a few centimeters above Coudert’s right post.
After the exclusion of Lilian Brassier, Eric Roy brought in Brandon Chardonnet in place of Satriano. On the Parisian side, Marco Asensio replaces Ousmane Dembélé.
Already the author of a nasty mistake that went unnoticed a few moments ago, Lilian Brassier receives a second yellow card. In midfield, the defender mows down Mbappé.
In the center of the field, Doumbia shifts to Del Castillo. The attacker finds Pereira Lage on the right side who crosses to the far post. Behind Marquinhos, Steve Mounie regains the lead and reduces the score.
While the controversies have been rekindled in recent days, Kylian Mbappé harangues the crowd and asks for support from the supporters present.
On the corner, Brassier tries to recover the ball at the far post. After a rebound, he elbowed Danilo before receiving a yellow card. Pereira Lage and Del Castillo replace Camara and Magnetti at the hour mark.
Steve Mounié is found in the area. He fakes the strike before unleashing a left but Danilo is on the trajectory.