Witness the complete replay and highlights of the Le Havre vs PSG match.
The game will commence at 12:00 (GMT) on 3rd December 2023, with the officiating duties handled by B. Dechepy.
The venue for this intense battle is the grand Stade Océane.
Prepare to be enthralled as this showdown takes place in France – Ligue 1, Week 14, Season 2023/2024.
Le Havre vs PSG Full Match Reports
Fueled by the brilliance of Kylian Mbappé, Paris Saint-Germain, despite being reduced to 10 men, delivered a masterful performance to vanquish the newly-promoted Le Havre at the Stade Océane. This victory not only widened their lead to four points at the summit of the Ligue 1 table but also dealt a stinging first loss to the hosts in their last six outings.
In the early minutes, Le Havre, with only two goals in their last seven games, initiated a nightmare for PSG. Within the first 10 minutes, the visitors found themselves executing a goal-line clearance as Gautier Lloris unleashed a rebound inside the box. The situation worsened for PSG as Gianluigi Donnarumma was shown the red card shortly after. The Italian goalkeeper, venturing out of his penalty area, failed in a clearance attempt, inadvertently fouling the opposition forward with an ill-timed kick. This unfortunate turn of events paved the way for the Spanish prodigy Arnau Tenas to make his club debut in goal.
Remarkably, these challenges didn’t faze Kylian Mbappé, who, unfazed, first tested Arthur Desmas with a superb attempt and later left him helpless with a seamless first-time finish inside the right post – marking the first goal conceded by Les Ciel et Marine in three games. As halftime approached, Luka Elsner’s side intensified their efforts, coming agonizingly close to equalizing through Josué Casimir’s impressive turn and shot, yet Tenas remained untested in what turned out to be the final presentable chance of the opening period.
The second half witnessed Tenas making his first save for Les Parisiens, and Le Havre, fueled by momentum, pressed PSG, revealing a chink in the usually formidable PSG armor. However, Ousmane Dembélé squandered an opportunity to double PSG’s lead in the 60th minute, as his low drive met the outside of the left post on its way out. The action continued at the other end, with Nabil Alloui forcing Tenas into a sensational double save with just 10 minutes left on the clock. Despite their Herculean effort against the reigning champions, Le Havre left the field empty-handed.
The hosts’ longest unbeaten run in the top flight since 1998 came to a heartbreaking end when Vitinha’s deflected shot soared above Desmas’ head and found the back of the net. Only Bayer Leverkusen now boasts a longer winning streak in the top-five European leagues, with Luis Enrique’s side triumphant in each of their last seven Ligue 1 encounters, last tasting an away league defeat back in February of the previous campaign.
The Man of the Match honors rightfully went to Arnau Tenas of Paris Saint-Germain, whose stellar performance between the posts played a pivotal role in securing the victory.