Long neutralized by OL this Sunday at the Parc des Princes, PSG struck in added time to offer themselves a sixth victory in as many league outings this season. Messi, he remained silent (2-1).
There is only to have the annoyance of Messi when he leaves the field, recalled on the Parisian bench at the start of the last quarter of an hour by Pochettino, to be convinced of the annoying nature of the result long held by l’OL this Sunday evening on the lawn of the Parc des Princes. As against Bruges four days earlier in the Champions League, the Reds and Blues were almost content with a score of parity against a solid and well organized Lyon collective. It was without counting a flash in added time to see the PSG sign a resounding 6 out of 6 in the league.
For his baptism of fire in the Park, Messi had two huge opportunities to open his counter with Paris: a lost duel against Lopes after a brilliant inspiration from Neymar (32e) – then a full-axis free kick at the entrance to the area sent to the square of the cage defended by the Portuguese doorman (37e). Two warnings free of charge for Lyon which, far from being taken for granted, has been able to demonstrate responsiveness this evening in the capital. To the point of opening the brand.
A confused penalty that changes everything
Served on a platter by Toko Ekambi, Paqueta was indeed the first to shake the nets in this part (0-1, 54e). But the hosts of the match were quick to react, through a penalty obtained by Neymar on a confused action against the young Malo Gusto (the Auriverde seeming more at fault than his opposite on this decisive action ). Messi could have signed his first achievement there, only the Brazilian aroused decided otherwise, taking responsibility for the award himself to equalize (1-1, 66e).
Finally, while he had been particularly discreet throughout the meeting during, Mbappé in the dying seconds made an offering on the head of an Icardi who came into play 10 minutes previously (2-1, 90e+2). A goal that gives PSG five steps ahead – already – at the top of Ligue 1. On an Olympique de Marseille which is nevertheless one match behind (to be replayed against Nice on October 27).
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