Paris Saint-Germain vs. Angers – Match Report – April 21, 2021


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Paris Saint-Germain vs.  Angers - Match Report - April 21, 2021

(EFE) – Paris Saint-Germain sent a warning to Manchester City one week before the semifinal match of the Champions League that will face them, by beating Angers this Wednesday by a resounding 5-0 in the quarterfinals of the French Cup.

Those of the Argentine Mauricio Pochettino did not need the contest of Kylian Mbappé, who remained on the bench, before the voracity of the Brazilian Neymar and, above all, of the Argentine Mauro Icardi, author of a triplet.

As if in a hurry to solve the tie as soon as possible in the face of the challenges that await them in the coming days, the Parisian team did not take long to corner their rival.

The siege that was about to bear fruit for Pochettino’s men after five minutes of play in a header from German center-back Thilo Kehrer that went over the crossbar.

Paris Saint-Germain did not fail on their next occasion, who went ahead after nine minutes with a goal from Icardi, who resolved with quality in the area a pass from German Julian Draxler.

Icardi seems to have returned hungry for a goal from the injury that prevented him from playing the quarter-final tie of the top continental competition with Bayern Munich.

If last Saturday the Argentine international gave the victory to the Parisians over Saint-Etienne with a goal in the extension time, this Wednesday he scored the first time he had.

No less motivated seems the Brazilian Neymar, who returned to the fields after serving the two suspension games with which he was sanctioned for the red card he saw against Lille.

The Brazilian caused it 2-0 in the 23rd minute, the work of visiting defender Vincent Manceau, who introduced the ball into his own goal after a rebound from goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle to a shot from Neymar.

The so many seemed to appease the ambition of Paris Saint-Germain, who after monopolizing the game at the start of the game, little by little they were giving meters against Angers.

A circumstance that the visitors did not know how to take advantage of, despite having the occasional dangerous arrival in the area, weighed down by their lack of success in the auction.

The lack of hitting was continued by Angers in the second half and at 64 minutes Lois Diony was unable to beat the Parisian goalkeeper, the Spanish Sergio Rico, with a head.

Quite the opposite of PSG, who in the next four minutes sentenced the contest with two new goals, the work of Neymar, who headed a pass from Draxler to an empty goal, and Icardi, who signed 4-0 by finishing off a center from his compatriot Ángel Di María.

In the 90th minute, Icardi established the final 5-0 by culminating with a great volley from a cross into the box.


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