Brest SBR Honorat (42'), Mounié (85')
2-4 FT
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PSG PSG Ander Herrera (23'), Mbappé (36'), Guèye (73'), Di María (90')
Ligue 1 Gameweek 3
Aug 20, 2021 KO: 19:00

Brest - PSG

Stade Francis-Le Blé Brest
Referee: Eric Wattellier
  23' Ander Herrera
  36' Mbappé
Honorat 42'  
  73' Guèye
Mounié 85'  
  90' Di María

Match preview

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Paris Saint-Germain travel to Brest on Friday aiming to maintain their 100% record in Ligue 1 this season.

Although PSG have won both of their matches to date, they sit third in the standings on goal difference behind Angers and newly promoted Clermont, two rivals who have made an unexpectedly strong start to the season.

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Meanwhile, the full might of PSG has not been felt yet. They have been unable to field numerous key players because of international commitments earlier in the summer, meaning that they have played virtual ‘B’ teams in their 2-1 win over Troyes and subsequent 4-2 home victory over Strasbourg.

That trend could continue in Brest, although head coach Mauricio Pochettino has played his cards very close to his chest with regards the fitness of his international players.

Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Donnarumma Neymar, Marquinhos, Marco Verratti, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Parades, then, may all feature at the weekend, although the prevailing opinion is that they will wait until next week at least – and possibly until after the September international break.

Meanwhile, there are still injury problems in the PSG ranks to deal with. Starting left-back Juan Bernat is not expected to play until September after a year on the sidelines, while Colin Dagba is also ruled out.

PSG, then, are likely to field a starting XI with some less familiar faces on Friday, although they will still be led by Kylian Mbappe, who has been in sparkling form down the left so far this season, despite not being credited with a goal yet.

Mauro Icardi should play through the centre and Julian Draxler could feature off the right.

In midfield, Gini Wijnaldum will continue to be the star man, while Ander Herrera and Eric-Dina Ebimbe are in line to play, assuming there are no internationals fit from the outset.

An unchanged defence, meanwhile, would see Achraf Hakimi remain the attacking overlapping threat down the right, with Thilo Kehrer and Presnel Kimpembe flanked with Abdou Diallo on the left.

Keylor Navas should start in goal, though he is perhaps under more threat than anyone with the arrival of Dunnarumma.

Possible PSG XI v Brest

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Recent Ratings

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65
Brest
VS
82
PSG
  Average Match Rating  
5.8
  Home  
7.1
5.9
  Away  
6.7
5.8
  Total  
6.9

Match statistics

Brest
Statistics
PSG
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
4
14
Draws
8
1
Losses
8
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
21
45
Goals Per Game
1.05
2.25
More > 2.5 Goals
10
13
More > 3 Goals
6
9
Scored First in a Match
3
14
Scored Both Halves
0
12
Won More > 1 Goal
1
9
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
31
22
Did Not Score
7
4
Both Teams Scored
13
11
Kept Clean Sheet
3
5
Won Without Conceding
0
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
656
765
Possession
50
57
Passes
471
581
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
11
14
Shots on Target
4.37
5.42
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.18
Crosses
19
16
Offsides
1.69
2.15
Penalties
0.00
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.15
0.25
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
17
15
Interceptions
13
9.29
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
18
7.76
Total Shots Conceded
11
12
Shots on Target Conceded
4.33
4.85
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.15
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
13
11
Yellow Cards
1.45
2.15
Red Cards
0.05
0.15

Injuries

  1. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  2. Sprained Ankle image description
  3. Knee Injury image description
  4. Achilles tendonitis image description
  5. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  6. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  7. COVID-19 image description
  8. Groin/Pelvis Injury image description
  9. Sprained Ankle image description