Paris vs ANGERS

Paris vs ANGERS
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Angers SCO in short

Founded in 1919, Angers SCO has two Ligue 2 BKT titles to its honours, achieved in 1969 and 1976, and has twice appeared in the final of the French Cup, against Toulouse in 1957, and more recently in 2017, facing a Paris Saint-Germain side featuring Neymar Jr and Ángel Di María.

Angers’ local rivals are Nantes, being the two clubs currently competing in the Ligue 1 Uber Eats located in the Pays de la Loire region. Promoted to the second division together in 1945, they vied for regional dominance for decades decade, before Les Canaris moved up to the league of French football.

In 2018-19, Stéphane Moulin’s players achieved a promising season ended at the 13th position, behind FC Nantes and ahead of Girondins de Bordeaux.

Raymond Kopa is the emblematic figure of the Angers SCO. Crowned Golden Ball in 1958, he wore the colours of Angers for two seasons between 1949 and 1951.

The encounters

12 matchs joués

10
Won
2
Drawn
0
Lost
D9 - L1 19/20
October 5th, 2019
4-0
D36 - L1 18/19
May 11th, 2019
2-1
D3 - L1 18/19
August 25th, 2018
2-1

The Parisians against Angers

Paris Saint-Germain’s most emphatic result dates back to November 4th, 2017, when they registered a 5-0 success at Stade Raymond-Kopa, with goals from Cavani and Kylian Mbappé.

In 2019-20, as part of matchday 9, the Red and Blue were welcoming the Angevins at Parc des Princes. The Parisians won 4-0 with goals from Pablo Sarabia and Idrissa Gueye.

Parisians Sarabia and Gueye scored their first goals of the season in 2019-20 against Angers.

Players to follow

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Mauro Icardi

Striker 19/02/1993
Born on February 19th, 1993 in Rosario, Argentina, in the same city as Angel Di Maria, Mauro Icardi has been a striker with Paris Saint-Germain since the summer of 2019. After training at Sampdoria Genoa, his career took on a new dimension during his time at Inter Milan, where he twice finished joint top scorer in Serie A, as well as the league's top player in the 2017-18 season. On October 5th, 2019, at the SCO Angers receipt, Mauro Icardi scored his first goal in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, following a fine assist from Pablo Sarabia. The Red and Blue won 4-0 with four different scorers. On May 31th, 2020, Paris Saint-Germain decided to exercise their purchase option, validating their definitive transfer to the capital.
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Angelo Fulgini

Midfielder 20/08/1996
Born in Abidjan in 1996, Angelo Fulgini is an up-and-coming and talented midfielder. On the first day of the 2015-16 campaign, Fulgini found the back of the net after just four minutes, thereby becoming the first goalscorer of the Ligue 2 BKT season. The promising youngster created another piece of history for himself the following term, notching the second division’s fastest-ever hat-trick versus Orléans on April 21th, 2017. Three months later, he signed a new four-year contract with Angers, and scored his first goal for the club – against Bordeaux – on the opening day of the Ligue 1 Uber Eats season. Having played for France at various youth levels, he was recently handed three caps by Sylvain Ripoll, France’s U-21 coach.

Raymond-Kopa Stadium

Raymond-Kopa Stadium was opened in 1912 under its initial name of Stade Bessonneau. Following its renovation in 1957, the stadium was renamed in honour of Jean Bouin, the renowned French athlete who died in action during World War I. On March 6th, 2017, a few days after the death of Raymond Kopa in Angers, the town’s mayor proposed bestowing the name of the former star on the arena, a suggestion that was met with unanimous approval. The stadium’s current capacity is 14,277

11 Boulevard Pierre-de-Coubertin
49 000 Angers
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Practical information
Located in the southern Saint-Leonard district, Stade Raymond-Kopa is accessible by foot and public transport from the centre of Angers.