PSG Beat Lyon But Messi Yet To Score First Goal In France

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Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentinian ahead Lionel Messi reacts after Lyon scored its opener throughout the French L1 soccer match between Paris-Saint Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais at The Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on September 19, 2021. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

 

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) wanted an extra-time purpose to defeat Lyon 2-1 in a French Ligue 1 conflict on Sunday, however Argentine celebrity, Lionel Messi was not on the scoring sheet because the watch for his first purpose in France continued.

Messi outshone his team-mates in PSG’s all-star assault for a lot of the sport on the Parc des Princes however he had been taken off by the point substitute Icardi headed in a cross from the left to safe a win that seemed unlikely for lengthy spells.

The wonderful Lucas Paqueta gave Lyon the lead within the 54th minute, earlier than Neymar received after which transformed from the spot halfway by the second half of an absorbing contest on the Parc des Princes.

The truth it was a contest may come as a shock to many who anticipate PSG to run away with the Ligue 1 title this season and even perhaps go all the way in which within the Champions League.

However, they had been disappointing in drawing 1-1 with Club Brugge in Belgium in midweek in Messi’s first begin for the membership and so they got a run for his or her cash by Peter Bosz’s Lyon in a gathering of the 2 most profitable French sides this century.

Yet Icardi –- in some ways the forgotten man of the PSG assault –- allowed his aspect to make it six wins from six in Ligue 1 this season and they’re now 5 factors clear on the high from Marseille.

That hole will certainly widen because the weeks go by. Lyon, for all their good intentions right here, are already 10 factors behind the leaders in ninth place.

Not Messi’s Night 

Three video games into his Paris profession Messi remains to be in search of his first purpose, however he was unlucky to not discover the web within the first half when all the pieces PSG did went by the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel di Maria had been all on the sphere too however –- sadly for such a celebrity assault –- there is just one ball and it gave the impression to be drawn to Messi’s toes.

He was arrange by Mbappe for a shot that was saved by Anthony Lopes within the seventeenth minute. Then he mixed with Neymar for one more effort that was turned behind, and shortly after the Argentine cracked a free-kick from nearly 30 metres off the junction of bar and publish.

That was in distinction to a free-kick that Neymar blazed over at the beginning of the second half, and within the 54th minute Lyon acquired the purpose they’d often been threatening as Karl Toko-Ekambi delivered a low ball from the left and Paqueta swept a first-time shot low into the web at Gianluigi Donnarumma’s close to publish.

Neymar Spot On

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Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian ahead Neymar (R) is congratulated by Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentinian ahead Lionel Messi after scoring on a penalty throughout the French L1 soccer match between Paris-Saint Germain (PSG) and Olympique Lyonnais at The Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on September 19, 2021.
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PSG had been again degree within the 66th minute as Neymar went down within the field below a problem from teenager Malo Gusto.

It may simply as simply have been a free-kick the opposite manner however a penalty was given and the world’s costliest participant despatched the goalkeeper the improper manner after his trademark stuttering run-up.

Messi stays wanting full health and as he light from the sport he was taken off and changed by Achraf Hakimi 14 minutes from time.

He appeared to reject coach Mauricio Pochettino’s hand as he walked previous, however with out him PSG acquired the winner as Mbappe’s very good cross from the left was headed in by Icardi.

PSG are again in league motion at Metz on Wednesday and host Montpellier subsequent weekend earlier than entertaining Manchester City within the Champions League on September 28.

Marseille continued their unbeaten begin as Bamba Dieng and Amine Harit netted in a 2-0 win over Rennes on the Velodrome.

Dieng, the 21-year-old ahead from Senegal, has now scored three objectives within the final two video games for Marseille, who’re rising because the most definitely workforce to present PSG a run for his or her cash this season.

Elsewhere, Wissam Ben Yedder’s spot-kick secured Monaco a 2-2 draw within the Cote d’Azur derby at Nice, who noticed Amine Gouiri miss a late penalty.

AFP

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PSG Beat Lyon But Messi Yet To Score First Goal In France

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