Paris Saint-Germain beat Saint-Etienne 3-1. Leo Messi finished the match with three assists, but missed a great opportunity to score.
Sergio Ramos was in the Parisian squad for the first time this season. The Spaniard healed his calf injury a few months later.
In the fifth minute, Paris Saint-Germain performed a joint action. Angel Di Maria ran away from the defenders, playing to Leo Messi who passed the ball to Neymar. The Brazilian hit the net from the closest distance, but his goal was not awarded due to an offside position.
After a quarter of an hour of playing, Kylian Mbappe wasted an excellent condition. The Frenchman stood face to face with the home team goalkeeper. Etienne Green saved the flat shot of the Paris Saint-Germain star with his foot.
Saint-Etienne took the lead. In the 25th minute, Denis Boang defeated Gianluigi Donnarumma. The referees analyzed this situation for a long time in terms of possible offside, but none of the players broke the streak and the goal was recognized.
In the 39th minute, Green scored another good intervention in this meeting. The goalkeeper read Achraf El Hakimi’s intentions well and crossed the middle of Morocco before the ball reached Mbappe.
From the 45th minute, Saint-Etienne was the center of attention. Timothee Kolodziejczak received a red card for a foul on Mbappe. Moments later, Leo Messi signaled for Marquinhos’ help.
In the second half, PSG should take the lead from Messi. And in the 69th minute, the Argentine missed an excellent position, ending Neymar’s shot.
Finally, Angel Di Maria hit the net. Leo Messi scored the second assist in this match.
At the end of the match, Neymar was injured. The Brazilian was leaving the field on a stretcher.
In extra time, Messi threw the ball to Marquinhos again who topped the match. Paris Saint-Germain won 3-1 and cemented his position as the leader of Ligue 1. The advantage over Nice II was already 14 points.
28 Liz 2021 | 13:00
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