Goals: Paris Saint Germain – Ajaccio – Played on 05/13/2023

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) took another step closer to winning the Ligue 1 title after easily defeating Ajaccio by five goals to nil in the 35th round of the French League. The Parisian giant dominated the game from start to finish, scoring through Fabian Ruiz, Ashraf Hakimi, Kylian Mbappe (twice), and an own goal by Mohamed Youssef.

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PSG’s lead at the top of the table has now been consolidated, with 81 points, while Ajaccio’s balance remains at 23 points, leaving them in 18th place and confirming their relegation to the second division.

Match Recap

From the first minute, PSG was on the front foot, trying to find a way through Ajaccio’s defense with passes from Messi, Verratti, Bernat, and Hakimi. However, the attacking duo of Ikitiki and Mbappe couldn’t find the back of the net until the 22nd minute when Fabian Ruiz scored the first goal with his left foot, following a long ball from Danilo Pereira.

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PSG continued to dominate, and their efforts were rewarded when Hakimi scored their second goal, tapping in a rebound from Mbappe’s shot that had bounced off the Ajaccio goalkeeper. In the first half, Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos, and goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma didn’t face any real tests.

The Parisian side added two more goals in the first ten minutes of the second half, both scored by Kylian Mbappe, who strengthened his lead in the Ligue 1 top scorer list. PSG’s coach, Christophe Galtier, took advantage of the comfortable lead to give the substitutes more playing time, including Vitinha and Renato Sanchez.

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Vitinia impressed with his performance, hitting a powerful shot close to the post and providing an assist for Marquinhos’ goal, which made it five for PSG.

In the last few minutes of the match, tensions boiled over when the referee issued a red card to both Hakimi and Mangani, an Ajaccio player, and gave two yellow cards to Marquinhos and Marchetti for a quarrel after a violent challenge on Lionel Messi.

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Two new substitutions followed for PSG as Iketeke and Bernat made way for Soler and Zair Emery, but neither of them could score. The substitute, Musa Sumano, came close to scoring a consolation goal for Ajaccio, but his shot missed the target.


PSG’s dominant display against Ajaccio shows that they are still the team to beat in France. With only three games remaining, they are on course to secure their 10th Ligue 1 title.

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