After a disappointing midweek 0-0 outcome at residence, Paris Saint-Germain is not going to wish to gasoline the title hopes of any of its challengers by dropping extra factors when it faces Lens on the street. PSG has a snug 12-point lead within the Ligue 1 standings forward of rival Marseille coming into the seventeenth of 38 league matches.
Lens, at present in fifth place and 15 factors behind PSG, was just lately a kind of challengers in second place earlier than a 2W-3L-2D run that noticed it fall within the standings. It nonetheless has aspirations of ending within the prime three. Second place would grant a berth into subsequent season’s Champions League, whereas third place earns a chance to qualify for the Champions League group stage.
PSG, already with out the injured Neymar (ankle), will relaxation Kylian Mbappe, who begins the match on the bench. Lionel Messi will lead the assault that may even function fellow Argentine-born stars Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Maria.
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Lens vs. PSG ultimate rating
LEN — Seko Fofana — 62nd min.
PSG — Georginio Wijnaldum (Kylian Mbappe) — 92nd min.
(All occasions Eastern)
Final: Lens 1, PSG 1
ninety fifth min.: Messi curls it, however he cannot discover the highest proper nook. And that is the sport.
94th min.: Free kick for PSG contained in the “D” simply outdoors the Lens field and Messi is taking this.
92nd min.: PSG scores! An excellent cross by Kylian Mbappe on the left and Wijnaldum heads residence. It was a pinpoint cross.
ninetieth min.: Four minutes of stoppage time. PSG cannot actually muster any response. Lens nonetheless has loads of power left. Yellow card for Idriss Gueye for a foul on Seko Fofana, which kills some extra time.
eightieth min.: SUBS – Lens brings on Massadio Haidara for the injured Kalimuendo and Yannick Cahuzac on for Da Costa. Meanwhile, Nuno Mendes replaces Juan Bernat at left again for PSG.
78th min.: Lens come shut once more! Da Costa feeds Frankowski within the field and he pokes a shot that is stopped and he almost received to the rebound, too. It seems like PSG is near taking a knockout blow.
Regardless of outcome, this isn’t adequate & has not been adequate for a while now. Quite merely, PSG stand little to no likelihood of reaching their goals whereas this sad marriage with Pochettino stays. #RCLPSG
— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) December 4, 2021
71st min.: This recreation is getting good. PSG get an opportunity on the opposite finish and Leca comes up with the save on Mbappe.
seventieth min.: SUBS – Mauricio Pochettino has seen sufficient. Mbappe on for Icardi at ahead and two adjustments in midfield: Wijnaldum and Idrissa Gueye on for Danilo and Paredes.
69th min.: Lens virtually get a second! On a 4-on-2 breakaway it is David Pereira Da Costa with the shot that hits the far put up and bounces proper into the fingers of Keylor Navas.
62nd min.: Goal for Lens! Seko Fofana with the blast from distance and PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas whiffs on the save and the ball goes in! Lionel Messi was on the bottom through the play and he needed a whistle for what he thought was a foul, however the Lens defender gained the ball cleanly off Messi.
54th min.: SUB – Lens attacker Gael Kakuta pulled one thing and has to return out. Florian Sotoca comes on.
51st min.: What an opportunity for Lens! A Clauss cross into the PSG field isn’t cleared, and it falls to Lens heart ahead Arnaud Kalimuendo, whose volley goes broad with defenders closing him down. The PSG loanee misfired — that ought to have been on goal.
fiftieth min.: There’s that particular person high quality that PSG presents: Angel Di Maria with a curling effort that goes simply broad with the ‘keeper frozen on his line.
PASÓ CERCA 😱
Ángel Di María tuvo una nueva oportunidad apenas comenzado el segundo tiempo. Golpea la puerta el PSG
— beIN SPORTS Español (@ESbeINSPORTS) December 4, 2021
forty seventh min.: CAUTION – Lens left heart again Facundo Medina will get a yellow for an intentional hand ball that denied a promising assault. He’ll miss his staff’s subsequent match.
forty sixth min.: We’re again underway on the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.
Halftime: Lens 0, PSG 0
Halftime: Another tight match for Ligue 1 leaders PSG. Lens began robust and arguably deserved a goal for its efforts, after which the PSG entrance three finally had their moments, together with Lionel Messi hanging the put up. Goalkeepers Keylor Navas (PSG) and Jean-Louis Leca (Lens) have taken care of enterprise to this point. The finest likelihood fell to Angel Di Maria in stoppage time, however he could not put it away. On steadiness Lens has performed the higher recreation, however PSG confirmed it has the standard to provide you with a goal at any second.
forty sixth min.: What a save by Jean-Louis Leca! That was the perfect likelihood of the sport on the foot of Angel Di Maria. A improbable cross by Hakimi to a wide-open Di Maria on the far put up and his contact on goal is extremely saved by a sprawling Leka.
thirty seventh min.: Mauro Icardi discovered contained in the field and he will get a shot off in site visitors which is saved for a nook. Without Kylian Mbappe, the PSG assault does not appear as incisive. The Lens defenders are holding the whole lot in entrance of them.
thirty first min.: First it was a blast by Cheick Doucoure after which it was Gael Kakuta with a weak shot moments later. Lens is popping up the strain as soon as once more.
twenty fourth min.: Excellent free kick by Lens proper wingback Jonathan Clauss which bounces proper in entrance of PSG ‘keeper Keylor Navas. Clauss appears up for this one.
twenty second min.: Fofana fires at goal and it is a simple save for Keylor Navas. The power has died down some for Lens, which was sending loads of numbers ahead in the beginning of the match.
18th min.: Messi hits the put up! He’s surrounded by Lens defenders, however he will get a shot off from a central place that nicks the skin of the appropriate put up. PSG is settling into the match.
It’s all Lens within the first ten minutes – PSG being pressured into wayward passes and never doing a lot on the break – the house facet with all of the momentum and pushing for the opener.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) December 4, 2021
eighth min.: Lens is aggressive pushing ahead and PSG is having to journey out the storm. On another fast transition, Seko Fofana finds Clauss for a blast that is off beam.
4th min.: Lens making use of the strain right here and PSG complying with a number of giveaways early on. Gael Kakuta is on the appropriate and former Chicago Fire winger Przemyslaw Frankowski is at left wingback.
1st min.: We’re off. Lens is donning a particular black package for the match in opposition to PSG.
2:25 p.m.: PSG heart again Presnel Kimpembe performs his 2 hundredth match for the membership, becoming a member of a bunch of 42 gamers.
Lens vs. PSG lineups
Lens makes three adjustments: Captain Yannick Cahuzac, ahead Florian Sotoca and left heart again Massadio Haidara all transfer to the bench with David Pereira Da Costa, Gael Kakuta and Facundo Medina getting the beginning at residence.
Lens beginning lineup (3-4-3, left to proper): 16-Jean-Louis Leca-GK — 14-Facundo Medina, 4-Kevin Danso, 24-Jonathan Gradit — 29-Przemyslaw Frankowski, 8-Seko Fofana (capt), 28-Cheick Doucoure, 11-Jonathan Clauss — 20-David Pereira Da Costa, 15-Arnaud Kalimuendo, 10-Gael Kakuta
Lens subs (9): 1-Wilker Farinez-GK, 5-Christopher Wooh, 21-Massadio Haidara, 27-Charles Boli, 18-Yannick Cahuzac, 33-Jonathan Varane, 7-Florian Sotoca, 9-Ignatius Ganago, 2-Corentin Jean
Kylian Mbappe will get a break from heart ahead duties with Mauro Icardi getting a uncommon begin between Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria. Defender Thilo Kehrer is omitted of the squad, whereas Sergio Ramos shall be again in coaching on Sunday after prolonged relaxation following his season debut. Neymar, Julian Draxler and Ander Herrera are all out on account of harm, although Herrera is anticipated again in coaching.
PSG beginning lineup (4-3-3, left to proper): 1-Keylor Navas-GK — 14-Juan Bernat, 3-Presnel Kimpembe, 5-Marquinhos (capt.), 2-Achraf Hakimi — 6-Marco Verratti, 15-Danilo, 8-Leandro Paredes — 30-Lionel Messi, 9-Mauro Icardi, 11-Angel Di Maria
PSG subs (9): 50-Giuanluigi Donnarumma-GK, 17-Colin Dagba, 22-Abdou Diallo, 25-Nuno Mendes, 28-Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe, 27-Idrissa Gueye, 12-Rafinha Alcantara, 18-Georginio Wijnaldum, 7-Kylian Mbappe
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How to observe Lens vs. PSG
- Date: S aturday, Dec. 4
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: beIN Sports, beIN Sports en Espanol
- Streaming: fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect
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