Spurs forward Bale lifts second PFA Player of the Year AwardPrevious Article
AC Milan 4-2 CataniaNext Article
Breaking News
  • Cologne vs Hamburg Prediction & Betting TipCologne vs Hamburg predictions for Sunday’s late kick off in the Bundesliga. Cologne vs Hamburg When: 30th October, 16:30 Where: RheinEnergieStadion Prediction: Cologne to Win to Nil at 6/4 with bet365 Correct Score Prediction: Cologne [...]
  • Hoffenheim vs Hertha BSC Prediction & Betting TipHoffenheim vs Hertha BSC predictions for Sunday’s afternoon kick off in the Bundesliga. Hoffenheim vs Hertha BSC When: 30th October, 14:30 Where: WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score at [...]
  • Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke Prediction & Betting TipBorussia Dortmund vs Schalke predictions for Saturday’s evening kick off in the Bundesliga. Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04 When: 29th October, 17:30 Where: Signal-Iduna-Park Prediction: Draw or Schalke at 8/5 with bet365 Correct Score [...]

Evian 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain

Article   0 Comments
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article
Evian 0-1 Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain could win the Ligue 1 title next weekend after the club defeated Evian 1-0 at Parc des Sports in Annecy on Sunday night.

A solitary goal from Javier Pastore early in the second period was sufficient for Carlo Ancelotti’s side to take another step towards the crown, though this was a match in which both sides missed some excellent chances and the visiting team finished with nine men following dismissals for Marco Verratti and David Beckham.

The decisive blow came after a first period in which PSG had fashioned some good openings without being particularly inspired. Pastore’s goal was therefore a little out of character for the match to that point as it involved a lovely flowing move that started with Jeremy Menez and ended when the Argentine bent a fine shot into the net from the edge of the box after a clever square pass from Christophe Jallet.

To that point, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had enjoyed PSG\’s best moments but had failed to find the net. After only four minutes he was denied by Bertrand Laquait, but it would be sneaking in at the back post following a free kick that the Swede really forced the goalkeeper to excel.

Late in the opening period the former AC Milan forward worked a good opening for Ezequiel Lavezzi, who struck his effort just wide.

It was shortly after opening the scoring that PSG enjoyed its best moments, though. From a Menez cross Verratti would scramble an effort against the bar before Ibrahimovic hit the follow up high. Moments later, Lavezzi pounced on an error from Laquait but could not get the ball beyond Cedric Mongongu, who was stationed on the line.

Relegation-threatened Evian woke up after that attack. Having been no threat whatsoever to that point, Salvatore Sirigu was called to make a stop from a Daniel Wass free kick and then reacted very quickly to prevent a powerful Saber Khlifa effort finding the net.

The pressure was mounting on PSG and only increased when Verratti was shown a second yellow card with 10 minutes left – a reaction that prompted the young Italian to be angrily berated by Ancelotti as he stormed towards the tunnel.

Beckham was brought on to add some calm, but in stoppage time he was also shown a red card for a stamping challenge on Khlifa, though he did not actually make contact with the forward.

Nevertheless, the capital side stood firm in the closing moments under significant scrutiny and will effectively tie up the Ligue 1 crown next weekend if it can beat Valenciennes due to a far superior goal difference to second-placed Marseille. Indeed, bettering the Provence side’s result at all will see PSG lift a first league title since 1993-94.

 

Article   0 Comments

French Ligue

Toulouse vs. Lyon Prediction & Betting Tip

Toulouse vs. Lyon Prediction & Betting Tip   0

Toulouse vs. Lyon predictions for Saturday afternoon’s Ligue 1 clash at Stadium de Toulouse. Toulouse vs. Lyon When: 29th October, 16:00 Where: Stadium de Toulouse Prediction: Toulouse to Win at 9/5 with bet365 [...]