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Clermont vs. PSG live score, updates, highlights & lineups from Ligue 1 match


Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar are all expected to feature for Paris Saint-Germain in their Ligue 1 fixture against Clermont.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team hold a 12-point lead at the top of the France’s Ligue 1, but have won just three of their last six league fixtures with PSG suffering from poor form following their Champions League exit to Real Madrid last month.

Nonetheless, PSG are edging closer to reclaiming the Ligue 1 title after losing out to Lille last season with the capital club entering this match on the back of an emphatic 5-1 win over Lorient.

PSG have lost their last three away matches in Ligue 1 and so Clermont, who need points to boost their chances of avoiding relegation, might fancy their chances of a result.

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Pochettino’s future at the Parc des Princes is the subject of much speculation with the Argentine reportedly on Manchester United’s radar.

Meanwhile, Mbappe could still to depart PSG at the end of the season when his current contract expires — the French forward has scored nine goals in his last nine games at club level.

Sporting News will be following the match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

Clermont vs. PSG live score

  1H 2H Final
Clermont 1 1
PSG 2 2

Goals: 

6′ – Neymar (Assist: Messi)

19′ – Mbappe (Assist: Messi)

42′ – Dossou (Assist: Khaoui)

Clermont vs. PSG live updates

67 mins: DISALLOWED! Messi has the ball in the back of the net, heading home from close range after good work by Mbappe on the left, but the flag was raised against the latter. That was very nearly the goal to secure all three points for PSG.

65 mins: Berthomier shoots! Clermont are pressuring PSG with Berthomier getting the shot away on goal from a tight angle. Donnarumma was able to get down to make the save. 

63 mins: Donnarumma gets lucky! The PSG goalkeeper was very nearly caught out of his goal as a ball was played over the top, but the Italian recovered and pounced on the ball before the Clermont attacker could make him pay for his mistake.

62 mins: As I was saying about Messi’s role as a creator in this PSG team…

60 mins: Good chance! The ball was feed into Neymar, he shaped for the shot into the far corner of the net, but got it all wrong and scoops the ball well over the crossbar. The home fans enjoyed that one!

57 mins: Will Pochettino make changes to his team soon? PSG started strongly, but they aren’t as dominant now as they were in the first period of the first half. Could we see Icardi come off the bench at some point?

55 mins: BOOKING! Neymar becomes the first player to be shown a yellow card in this match.

53 mins: Ramos gets up from the back for a corner kick, the delivery from Neymar is a good one, but the veteran centre back couldn’t quite direct his effort on target and the ball flies harmlessly over the bar.

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51 mins: It is notable that PSG have attempted to slow down the pace of the match in the early stages of the second half. They don’t want to be caught out in quick transition. Clermont have been able to find space in behind the full backs.

48 mins: PSG looked to be in full control of this match after scoring two goals in the first 19 minutes, but Clermont have found a foothold in the contest and will have ambitions of completing their comeback in this second half.

45 mins: The second half is under way! PSG have a 2-1 advantage over Clermont!

45+1 mins: HALF TIME! Clermont 1 PSG 2 – The away team deserve to be ahead, they have been the better side, but Clermont responded well to conceding two early goals and will feel they can continue their comeback after the interval.

45 mins: There will be one minute of stoppage time played at the end of the first half.

44 mins: Neymar denied! That was an excellent effort by Neymar who fired a strike towards the near post from just inside the box, but Desmas was equal to it and makes the save!

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42 mins: GOAL! Clermont 1 (Dossou 42′) PSG 2 – Clermont have a lifeline in the game! They created the opportunity well down the left side with the ball played to the back post and Dossou was on hand to turn it home from close range! The hosts deserve something.

40 mins: Well over the top! The ball fell to Gueye 25 yards out, he had Mbappe, Messi and Neymar ahead of him in good positions, for some reason he takes on the shot and gets it all wrong!

38 mins: Ramos does well to win a header under pressure from a freekick, although Donnarumma was behind the Spanish defender. Clermont are certainly applying more pressure now than at any other stage of the match so far.

36 mins: Neymar has played well in this first half for PSG who have used the Brazilian as an outlet…

33 mins: This is a bit better from Clermont. This is their best period of the match with Berthomier winning a header inside the box, but he was never really going to threaten Donnarumma with that effort.

30 mins: Offside! Just for a moment, Hakimi looked to be in behind the Clermont backline, but the flag was raised against the PSG full back.

27 mins: Mbappe and Messi appear to be on the same wavelength, as proven by this stat…

25 mins: Messi has two assists in the first half of this match and that demonstrates the role he is playing for this PSG team. He is more of a creator than a scorer!

22 mins: That goal means Mbappe has now found the back of the net 29 times for PSG in all competitions. Keep in mind that the French forward is set to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract will expire!

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19 mins: GOAL! Clermont 0 PSG 2 (Mbappe 19′) – What a sensational goal by PSG! Messi controlled a pass on his chest and played a wonderful through ball for Mbappe who lifted a finish over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

18 mins: This is already shaping up to be a very difficult evening for Clermont. They are struggling to get on the ball and when they do win possession back they don’t have much in the way of an outlet to get up the pitch.

13 mins: Messi shoots… over! PSG move the ball forward down the left wing, the pass is played to Messi on the edge of the box, he shifts the ball on to his left foot, but fires over the top when he should have hit the target!

10 mins: The officials had a long look at Neymar’s goal, but decided there was no infringement and the strike was allowed to stand. PSG have the early advantage.

8 mins: The Clermont players are furious that the goal has been allowed to stand because there was a player inside the box when Neymar scored. He was playing everyone onside!

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6 mins: GOAL! Clermont 0 PSG 1 (Neymar 6′) – There’s the opening goal and Neymar has found the back of the net! The ball pinged around the box, then Messi fed Neymar and the Brazilian fired home into the back of the net!

5 mins: PSG have made a positive start to this match with the home team controlling possession in the early stages. Ramos is dictating things from the back.

2 mins: This is a very important match for Clermont. They are hovering just above the bottom three in the Ligue 1 table and so anything here would be a bonus in their efforts to avoid the drop.

1 min: The match is under way! PSG are in their white away kit with Clermont in red and blue.

5 mins to K/O: The two teams are out on the pitch at the Gabriel Montpied Stadium this evening. Not long until kick-off!

10 mins to K/O: Mbappe, Messi and Neymar all scored in the same match for the first time against Lorient last weekend and the trio start up front again for PSG. What sort of performance will we see from them here?

15 mins to K/O: Clermont XI – Desmas; Zedadka, Billong, Seidu, Mendy; Magnin, Gastien; Dossou, Berthomier, Khaoui; Bayo. Subs – Kyei, Da Cunha, Allevinah, Albert, Ogier, Busquets, Phojo, Jaby, Djoco.

30 mins to K/O: The big team news ahead of kick-off here is that Ramos STARTS for PSG! As mentioned earlier, he came off the bench in the win over Lorient last weekend. Now, he has the chance from the start!

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45 mins to K/O: PSG XI – Donnarumma; Achraf, Ramos, Kimpembe, Mendes; Gueye, Pereira, Verratti; Messi, Neymar, Mbappe. Subs – Icardi, Bernat, Dagba, Wijnaldum, Kehrer, Ebimbe, Bitshiabu, Michut, Letellier.

60 mins to K/O: Ramos featured for PSG off the bench against Lorient last weekend, but will the Spaniard start this evening?

90 mins to K/O: PSG start this match with a 12-point lead at the top of Ligue 1, but there is pressure on Pochettino and his team after their exit to Real Madrid in the Champions League. They must finish the season strongly!

Two hours to K/O: Hello and welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of the Ligue 1 fixture between Clermont and Paris Saint-Germain! Can Pochettino’s team take another step towards clinching the French title? They have lost their last THREE away games. Clermont might fancy their chances.

Clermont vs PSG predicted lineups

Midfielder Salis Abdul Samed wasn’t available for Clermont through suspension after seeing red in the defeat to Nantes, meaning manager Pascal Gatien was forced to change his central unit.

Elbashan Rashani, Johan Gastien, and Lucas Da Cunha all missed out through COVID-19 against Nantes. While they have since returned to training, their fitness was assessed before kickoff against PSG.

Clermont XI – Desmas; Zedadka, Billong, Seidu, Mendy; Magnin, Gastien; Dossou, Berthomier, Khaoui; Bayo. Subs – Kyei, Da Cunha, Allevinah, Albert, Ogier, Busquets, Phojo, Jaby, Djoco.

Sergio Ramos came off the bench in the 5-1 win over Lorient, but it might still be too early for the former Real Madrid captain to feature from the start for PSG. Nonetheless, Ramos will surely feature at some point against Clermont.

Angel Di Maria and Marco Verratti are both doubts for the capital club which could open the door for Georginio Wijnaldum to play from the start in central midfield.

PSG XI – Donnarumma; Achraf, Ramos, Kimpembe, Mendes; Gueye, Pereira, Verratti; Messi, Neymar, Mbappe. Subs – Icardi, Bernat, Dagba, Wijnaldum, Kehrer, Ebimbe, Bitshiabu, Michut, Letellier.

How to watch Clermont vs. PSG

  UK USA Canada Australia
Date April 9 April 9 April 9 April 10
Time 20:00 GMT 15:00 ET 15:00 ET 5:00 AET
TV channel BT Sport 3 beIN Sports beIN Sports beIN Sports
Streaming BT Sport fuboTV fuboTV beIN Sports

UK: BT Sport 3 will carry the match in the UK and it will be streamed on BT Sport platforms.

USA: In the U.S., televised Ligue 1 games are broadcast on beIN Sports which is available on fuboTV, offering a free trial to new subscribers.

Canada: Every Ligue 1 game is televised on beIN Sports in Canada, which is also available to stream via fuboTV.

Australia: Every Ligue 1 game is televised on beIN Sports in Australia.




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