Without Messi, PSG suffered to beat Lorient and Mbappé came out with an annoyance

With the absence of the captain of the Argentine National Team, Galtier’s team was able to maintain its distance as leader of Ligue 1, thanks to an agonizing 2-1.

Sin Lionel Messiwho was discharged due to inflammation of the Achilles tendon, Paris Saint Germain suffered to keep his distance as leader of Ligue 1. On his visit to Lorient, won 2-1 with a Portuguese header Danilo Pereira ten minutes from the end of the match on date 14. In addition, the French striker Kylian Mbappe he left with an annoyance.

On Saturday, Lens (2nd) had also won 2-1 in their visit to bottom team Angers (with a goal from the Argentine winger Facundo Medina), to be just two points behind PSG, who with their victory in Brittany again distanced themselves and, whatever happens next date, will continue as leader until after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Without the ‘Flea’ from Rosario, the Brazilian Neymar was undoubtedly the star of the game, with a goal and an assist. He scored in the 9th minute, when Hugo Ekitike recovered a ball and crossed for the Seleçao star to define between two defenders.

The Nigerian Terem Moffi equalized in the 53rd minute and Lorient, one of the surprise teams at the start of the season in France, resisted with the tie until the final stretch, in which the Paris team asserted its quality.

PSG’s winning goal came in minute 81, with a corner kick served by Neymar for his Portuguese teammate Danilo Pereira to head into the net.

Neymar reaches the top of the scorers table, with 11 goals, to his teammate Kylian Mbappé, who could not add in this match and was replaced due to an annoyance in the final stretch of the match.

“It was as a precaution”coach Christophe Galtier had to clarify in a press conference due to the concern it generated in France.

The rest of Sunday’s games

Results: Clermont 1 – Montpellier 1; Toulouse 0 – Monaco 2; Niza 1 – Brest 0; Reims 1 – Nantes 0; Lille 1 – Rennes 1.

. At 4.45 p.m.: Olympique de Marsella-Olympique de Lyon (ESPN).

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