Winning without Messi, PSG with 2 lucky goals (Ligue 1)

Winning without Messi, PSG with 2 lucky goals (Ligue 1)

The loss of form since March has caused PSG to be closed by Lens to the second place in the group, but PSG still have the advantage in the championship race and this match they only have to meet a Troyes who is about to be relegated. Because Lionel Messi was suspended internally after the incident of skipping training, Hugo Ekitike was given the main kick next to Kylian Mbappe in the PSG attack this match.

Mbappe scored 1 goal and indirectly contributed to another in PSG’s victory

Mbappe only took 8 minutes to open the scoring with luck, a Vitinha pass changed direction before hitting the crossbar and landing on the PSG striker to head the goal. PSG continued to attack and in the 21st and 27th minutes, Troyes’ Gallon goalkeeper had to repeatedly deny Fabian Ruiz’s chances. The home side didn’t have many chances but before half-time they almost equalized if it weren’t for Donnarumma’s save from Balde’s header.

In the second half PSG continued to bombard and again they scored in a fortunate way, 59 minutes Verratti had a pass into the Troyes box for Vitinha and the Portuguese midfielder’s header was pushed by Gallon, but pushed the ball. hit Vitinha’s body and flew into the net.

Troyes still managed to shorten the score in the 83rd minute thanks to Chavalerin’s work. However, 3 minutes after the match was decided by PSG, Mbappe’s kick was saved by goalkeeper Gallon, but Ruiz was present to seal a 3-1 victory for PSG.

Match score : Troyes 1-3 PSG (1st half: 0-1)


– Troyes: Chavalerin 83′

– PSG: Mbappe 8′, Vitinha 59′, Ruiz 86′

Starting lineup:

Troyes: Gauthier Gallon; Tanguy Zoukrou, Adil Rami, Erik Palmer-Brown; Andreas Bruus, Xavier Chavalerin, Lucien Agoume, Yasser Larouci; Wilson Odobert, Mama Balde; Ike Ugbo.

PSG: Gianluigi Donnarumma; Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos, Danilo Pereira; Warren Zaire-Emery, Vitinha, Marco Verratti, Fabian Ruiz, Juan Bernat; Kylian Mbappe, Hugo Ekitike.

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