Paris Saint-Germain was undoubtedly the favorite in the match against Reims, which could be Kylian Mbappe’s last appearance in Ligue 1 over the next few years. Several weeks ago there was talk of a possible transfer of the football player to Real Madrid, and the kings themselves are still negotiating with the club from the French capital. However, Mauricio Pochettino decided to put his star in the starting lineup for the Ligue 1 match.
Leo Messi was in the team for the first time. The Argentine finally returned to the highest act of disposition and managed to help the team, but his compatriot did not bet on him from the first minute. Many expected Leo Messi to make his league debut on Sunday, which is why the match, which was held at the Reims Stadium, attracted huge interest from the fans.
Ligue 1. Kylian Mbappe Pohatrim Paris Saint-Germain
Many wondered from which side Kylian Mbappe will appear. Rumors about his transfer to Madrid constantly occupy the discussions of the fans, but media reports indicated that the player himself did not intend to leave him to the end, and even if he soon reached the Spanish League, he intends to do everything possible for Paris Saint-Germain. – End to end. The young world champion managed to prove it in the first half of the match.
Mbappe perfectly found himself in the penalty area, taking advantage of Angela Di Maria’s cross from the right side of the field. A fine headshot awarded the France international the second goal in Ligue 1 this season, and the 22-year-old celebrated the goal and made no secret that he was very happy with the strike. In recent days, fans have clearly shown their opposition to his departure, and now their idol has shown that playing for PSG is still very important to him.
PSG’s dominance in the first half was undisputed. Reims also had a chance, but after Moreto Cassama’s hit, the ball bounced off the goal line. Paris Saint-Germain gained an advantage over its rivals and planned to increase its lead in the second half, when Leo Messi could appear on the field of play.
The second half started very exciting, with Marshall Monetsi scoring the net just six minutes after the match resumed. However, the referee stopped the match and, after consulting the VAR system, canceled the host’s blow. Just a few minutes later, Kylian Mbappe hit the net again. The young striker had to wait until the end of the next VAR intervention, which again turned out to be unfavorable for the hosts.
The pause in the match was crucial to Leo Messi’s debut. The Argentine appeared on the field shortly after the referee agreed to the goal 0-2, and put Neymar on the field. The fans gave the new Ligue 1 star an applause and they made no secret of their great interest in his performance at the new club.
The goal, which marked the two-goal lead of Saint-Germain, somewhat stifled the aspirations of the Reims players. They tried their chances after the set pieces of the match, when they repeatedly demanded a penalty kick, but the referee remained adamant. Leo Messi contributed to smoothing out the team’s match and controlling the opponent, not choosing effective individual actions. In the end, the Parisians defeated Reims 2-0, which must be considered a completely fair result.
Stade Reims – Paris Saint-Germain 0:2 (0:1)
Objectives: Kylian Mbappe (16, 63)
cards: Hugo Eketique – Marco Verratti, Abdo Diallo, Leandro Paredes
Reims Stadium: Predrag Rajkovic – Thomas Phuket, Andrew Gravelon, Watt Weiss, Yunus Abdelhamid – Marshall Munici, Moreto Cassama (46. Bradley Loko), Dion Lupe (71. Mitchell Van Bergen) – Ilan Kebal (76. Alexis Phillips), Bilal Toure ( 81. Hugo Ekitike) Nathanael Mbuku (46. Valon Berisha)
Paris Saint-Germain: Keylor Navas – Achraf Hakimi, Thilo Kahrer, Marquinhos, Abdo Diallo (75. Presnel Kimpembe) – Jorginho Wijnaldum (66. Ander Herrera), Idrissa Gui, Marco Verratti (75. Leandro Paredes) – Angel Di Maria (81. Julian Draxler) , Kylian Mbappe, Neymar (66. Leo Messi).
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