33′ SAVE! Gueye finds Di Maria, who has wandered inside from the right flank, and the Argentine disguises a pass out to the right-hand side. Florenzi takes a touch into the area before seeing his powerful right-footed effort turned over the crossbar by Majecki.
32′ Fofana fancies a long pass for Golovin on the right flank but the midfielder gets it all wrong and the ball flies out for a goal-kick. Navas takes a while over his kick as he allows his team to regroup and take a breather, after a prolonged spell of possession from Kovac’s men.
30′ Tchouameni drifts inwards from the left-hand channel, clipping a pass over the top for Ben Yedder. The French forward chests down before going to ground due to Marquinhos’ sliding tackle. Monaco offer some muted appeals for a penalty, however, it’s clear the Brazilian centre-back has won the ball fairly.
28′ Mbappe already has two to his tally for the season against Wednesday’s opposition and six goals in his last four league games.
27′ Since Icard’s goal, Kovac’s team have come into their own and appear more confident in possession. For now, however, their passing play outside the area looks pretty but lacks the penetration to unlock Navas’ well-organised defence.
26′ Mbappe gets isolated against Sidibe, driving at the right-back before attempting a smart reverse pass to Di Maria in the left-hand channel. Disasi, whose mistake set-up Icardi’s opener, comes across to intercept in front of the Argentinian.
25′ Golovin powers through the middle, sliding to Ben Yedder who plays back to Sidibe. The full-back offloads to Fofana and the midfielder crosses for Volland, who can’t redirect a header on towards goal and the forward’s effort trickles out for a goal-kick.
23′ Tchouameni dinks over the top for Volland’s forward run, however, Kehrer reads it all the way as he drops back to head clear. The loose ball looks like falling to Ben Yedder before Gueye races back to dive in in front of the forward and remove any attacking opportunity.
21′ Icardi’s opener is no less than Pochettino’s men deserve. They have looked assured in possession, knocking the ball out with confidence as they continue to stamp their authority on this final’s proceedings.
19′ Disasi looks to the heavens as he knows his mistake has cost his side the opening goal. The centre-back receives possession from Majecki, losing out to Mbappe on the edge of the area before the forward calmly rolls to his right to Icardi, who has the simplest of finishes to open the scoring. The goalkeeper can do nothing and Disasi cuts a frustrated figure inside the box as Icardi wheels away in celebration.
19′ GOOOOOALLLL! 1-0 PSG! Mbappe picks the pocket of Disasi as he wins possession just outside the Monaco area. Due to the centre-back’s mistake, Mbappe is left one-on-one with the goalkeeper before unselfishly squaring across goal for Icardi, who taps into an empty net to open the scoring with his right foot.
18′ Marquinhos’ wayward pass gets intercepted inside his own half, smashing off Ben Yedder and deflecting towards the left-hand channel. Ben Yedder thinks he is in on goal, however, Navas rushes well out of his box to intervene with an important sliding tackle to play towards Florenzi.
17′ Sidibe takes a corner from the right-hand side, which Mbappe collects at the near post. PSG’s wonderkid then remarkably runs from inside his own area, all the way to the other end and avoids five or six tackles before sensibly opting to play backwards and retain possession.
16′ Fofana tries sliding a througball for the run of Ben Yedder into the area. The French forward makes good ground, however, Diallo comes across to barge him out the way before sheltering the ball away from goal.
15′ It has been a cagey opening 15 minutes or so, with neither side testing either goalkeeper as of yet. Pochettino’s men, perhaps as expected, have dominated possession but have nothing to show for their efforts so far.
13′ Florenzi knocks a pass over the top for Di Maria to chase in the right-hand channel. Henrique wins the race, however, he is forced into giving away another corner. The Argentine swings in a left-footed delivery and, after a couple of blocks in front of Majecki’s goal, Monaco eventually clear the danger.
12′ Kovac’s side have secured a league double over PSG in the Ligue 1, edging them 3-2 at home before securing a 2-0 win at Parc des Princes in February.
11′ Monaco get a corner of their own at the other end as Navas fails to keep a deflected cross in play. Golovin is the man to deliver the set-piece but the referee immediately gives a free-kick to PSG at the back post for a push in the back.
10′ Mbappe hassles Henrique and forces the full-back to give away a corner. After winning the set-piece, Mbappe decides to quickly take it short but the resulting cross gets cleared away at the front post by Disasi.
9′ Majecki’s first involvement in the game comes as he confidently claims Paredes’ high and swirling cross from the right-hand side. The goalkeeper, who has impressed in the cup competitions for Kovac’s men, will be glad to get that first touch in the final out the way.
8′ Navas goes long in search of Mbappe, finding the forward in acres of space on the left just over the halfway line. Mbappe wants to run at Sidibe but he doesn’t get the opportunity as the flag is up for offside against him.
7′ Golovin is lucky to escape a booking after cynically chopping down Diallo, who was making a powerful run down the left-hand channel. Monaco are still yet to properly get their foot on the ball as their opponents continue to dictate play around them.
5′ Mbappe wanders inside from the left flank, touching wide for Florenzi, who sees his deep cross from the right-hand side turned away by Henrique. Pochettino’s men are knocking possession about with real confidence in the opening stages of this final.
3′ Diallo’s headed clearance finds Icardi, who tries to delicately flick through for the run of Mbappe. Disasi, however, is alert to the forward’s intentions as intercepts outside his own area in front of Mbappe.
2′ Di Maria seeks out Mbappe on the left-hand side but Icardi is then far too enthusiastic as he clatters into Golovin with a needless early foul.
1′ After the national anthem is out the way, referee Francois Letexier gets the Coupe de France final underway!
PSG are looking to defend their title, while searching for their 14th Coupe de France success here. Monaco, in contrast, haven’t won this competition since the 1990-91 season.
Pochettino goes for five alterations from the weekend. On either side of defence, Florenzi and Diallo replace Bakker and Dagba. In midfield, Herrera drops out for Paredes, while Gueye comes in for Draxler. Further forward, Icardi replaces the suspended Neymar to lead the line alongside Mbappe.
Kovac opts for three changes from the win against Rennes. Martins drops to the bench for Aguilar, Majecki gets the nod ahead of Benjamin Lecomte in goal and Disasi starts at centre-back instead of Badiashile.
SUBS: Sergio Rico, Mitchel Bakker, Colin Dagba, Timothee Pembele, Rafinha, Ander Herrera, Julian Draxler, Moise Kean, Pablo Sarabia.
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Alessandro Florenzi, Marquinhos, Thilo Kehrer, Abdou Diallo; Idriss Gueye, Danilo Pereira, Leandro Paredes; Angel Di Mari, Kylian Mbappe, Mauro Icardi.
SUBS: Gelson Martins, Benoit Badiashile Mukinayi, Stevan Jovetic, Fode Ballo-Toure, Chrislain Matsima, Cesc Fabregas, Krepin Diatta, Vito Mannone, Eliot Matazo.
MONACO (4-4-2): Radoslaw Majecki; Djibril Sidibe, Axel Disasi, Guillermo Maripan, Caio Henrique; Aleksandr Golovin, Youssouf Fofana, Aurelien Tchouameni, Ruben Aguilar; Wissam Ben Yedder, Kevin Volland.
PSG’s route to the semi-final stage was fairly straightforward, as they dispatched of Caen, Brest, Lille and Angers by an aggregate scoreline of 12-0. A semi-final clash against Montpellier proved a tad harder, with Mauricio Pochettino’s winning 6-5 on penalties after being held to a 2-2 draw in normal time. Last time out in Ligue 1, PSG crushed 10-man Reims 4-0 to remain on the tails of league-leaders Lille.
Grenoble, Nice, Metz and Lyon all tried and failed before Monaco’s semi-final against fourth-tier team Rumilly Vallieres. Despite going a goal down after 20 minutes, Niko Kovac’s side bounced back to secure an emphatic 5-1 victory and qualify for this year’s final. Most recently in the league, Monaco were 2-1 victors against Rennes to make it 10 wins in 11 games in all competitions.
Hello and welcome to coverage of the Coupe de France final between Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade de France.