Ligue 1: Paris Saint Germain tops Le Havre 2-0 on Sunday

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LE HAVRE. Paris Saint Germain tops Le Havre with a 2-0 win with a goal from K. Mbappé  (23') and a goal from Vitinha (89').

LE HAVRE. Paris Saint Germain tops Le Havre with a 2-0 win with a goal from K. Mbappé  (23′) and a goal from Vitinha (89′). Le Havre lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (60%).

Paris Saint Germain remained in 10 people after Gianluigi Donnarumma  received a red card in the 10′. Anyway, Paris Saint Germain still was able to win this match competing only with 10 players​.

The match was played at the Stade Océane stadium in Le Havre on Sunday and it started at 1:00 pm local time. The referee was Bastien Dechepy with the help of Julien Haulbert and Ludovic Reyes. The 4th official was Faouzi Benchabane. The weather was rainy. The temperature was quite cold around 6.5 degrees Celsius or 43.72 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 87%.​

Match Statistics

Le Havre was in firm control of the ball 60% while Paris Saint Germain was struggling with a 40% ball possession.

Le Havre was more aggressive with 102 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 7 were on target. Anyhow, Paris Saint Germain was capable to find the solution to win this encounter.​

Le Havre shot 22 times, 7 on target, 15 off target. On the opposite side, Paris Saint Germain shot 10 times, 5 on target, 4 off target.


Le Havre received 2 yellow cards (Nabil Alioui and Christopher Operi). Regarding the opposition, Paris Saint Germain received 1 yellow card (Danilo Pereira).

Also, Paris Saint Germain didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after Gianluigi Donnarumma  (Paris Saint Germain) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (10′).

After this match, Le Havre will stay with 16 points like Metz to stay in the 9th place. On the other side, Paris Saint Germain will have 30 points to stay in the 1st place.

Match Events

  • 8'

    Manuel Ugarte

    Fabián Ruiz

  • 10'

    Gianluigi Donnarumma 

  • 12'

    Arnau Tenas

    Bradley Barcola

  • 23'

    Kylian Mbappé 

    Ousmane Dembélé

  • 46'

    Nabil Alioui

    Loïc Nego

  • 46'

    Antoine Joujou

    Abdoulaye Touré

  • 66'

    Emmanuel Sabbi

    Josué Casimir

  • 68'

    Christopher Operi

  • 74'

    Randal Kolo Muani

    Ousmane Dembélé

  • 75'

    Lucas Hernández

    Carlos Soler

  • 75'

    Milan Skriniar

    Nordi Mukiele

  • 76'

    Nabil Alioui

  • 80'

    Rassoul Ndiaye

    Yassine Kechta

  • 87'

    Danilo Pereira

  • 87'

    Samuel Grandsir

    Arouna Sangante

  • 89'


    Manuel Ugarte

Next match

In the upcoming Ligue 1 match, Le Havre will play away against Strasbourg on the 10th of December with a 0-0 head to head statistic.

Paris Saint Germain will host Nantes on the 9th of December with a 21-3 head to head in favor of Paris Saint Germain (2 draws).

Le Havre: Formation and Lineups

Le Havre started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

The manager Luka Elsner chose to play with the following team: Arthur Desmas (6.7), Loic Négo (6.6), Arouna Sangante (7.8), Étienne Youte Kinkoue (6.8), Gautier Lloris (6.8), Christopher Operi (6.5), Daler Kuzyaev (7.3), Abdoulaye Touré (6.5), Yassine Kechta (7.2), Josué Casimir (6.8) and Mohamed Bayo (7.1).


Le Havre made 5 changes: Loïc Nego for Nabil Alioui (46′), Abdoulaye Touré for Antoine Joujou (46′), Josué Casimir for Emmanuel Sabbi (66′), Yassine Kechta for Rassoul Ndiaye (80′) and Arouna Sangante for Samuel Grandsir (87′).

Top player: Arouna Sangante

Probably the most impressive player in Le Havre was Arouna Sangante.

His rating is (7.8) with 82 passes (95% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 8.

Paris Saint Germain: Formation and Lineups

Paris Saint Germain started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Luis Enrique Martínez García played with: Gianluigi Donnarumma (6.8), Achraf Hakimi (7.4), Danilo Pereira (7.8), Nordi Mukiele (6.9), Carlos Soler (7.2), Vitinha (7.8), Fabián Ruiz (6.5), Kang-in Lee (6.5), Ousmane Dembélé (7.1), Kylian Mbappé (6.9) and Bradley Barcola (6.2).

Paris Saint Germain could not rely on the presence of Manuel Ugarte (injured).


Paris Saint Germain made 5 changes: Fabián Ruiz for Manuel Ugarte (8′), Bradley Barcola for Arnau Tenas (12′), Ousmane Dembélé for Randal Kolo Muani (74′), Nordi Mukiele for Milan Skriniar (74′) and Carlos Soler for Lucas Hernández (75′).

Best player: Arnau Tenas

The player that probably impressed the most for Paris Saint Germain was the goalkeeper: Arnau Tenas. His rating is 8.14. He performed 7 saves.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1


Anshuman Roy

Having spent over 10 years living in Bologna, Italy after being born and reared in Dublin, the individual is skilled at mispronouncing words in two languages. joined in 2022 as a news writer before transitioning to the editing team and match coverage. attended the last three World Cups in Brazil, Russia, and Qatar; currently serves as principal features writer, covering every facet of the game. has never comprehended the existence of the Messi-Ronaldo debate.