Paris SG Vs Angers MATCH Live Football Score 20 Apr 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.
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.