Messi leads PSG to victory over Nantes
Messe scores his first Ligue 1 goal and Messi leads PSG to victory over Nantes.
PSG beat at home to Nantes with a 3-1 result, on Saturday, in a thrilling clash at the Princes Park Stadium, in the 14 round of Ligue 1.
Parisian treble Kylian Mbappe, Denis Appiah scored “by mistake” and Lionel Messi in minutes 2, 82 and 87, while Colo Mwane scored the visitors’ only goal in the 76th minute.
Saint-Germain took their tally to 37 points to cement their position at the top. While Nantes stuck at 18 points in 11th place.
Saint-Germain did not give his guest a chance to catch a breath. But rather hit him with a goal too early from his long-range shot for Paredes, not Mbappe heading into the net.
Saint-Germain attacked with all force, but Canaries goalkeeper Alban Lavont valiantly saved his side, blocking three scoring chances for Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi.
Verratti and Idrissa also distinguished themselves in linking the lines, boosting the launches of full-backs Ashraf Hakimi to the right, and Juan Bernat to the left.
Nantes coach Antoine Compouare, in contrast. Never benefited from his attacking weapons Plus and Coco, Kolo Mwane and Koulibaly’s successor in the opening 45 minutes.
The visitors dared as time went on, risking offensively in the opening minutes of the second half seeking to equalise. And indeed Coco and Colo Mwane missed two emphatic chances, while Messi responded with a weak shot into the arms of goalkeeper Lavont.
In the 64th minute, the atmosphere of the encounter flared up with Keylor Navas getting a red card. As a result of being block by Ludovic Plus, and being deni complete solitude.
Mauricio Pochettino was then force to abandon one of his attacking three ribs. With substitute goalkeeper Sergio Rico joining Neymar Jr.
It was only a few seconds until Rico saved the Parisian goal from a chance. After which Verratti left to share his place with Georgino Wijnaldum.
Nantes pressed hard, taking advantage of numerical shortages and BSG ranks confusion. And indeed Colo Mwane managed to equalise with his heel.
And quite the opposite of the run of play. Messi assumed the starring role, successfully turning the tables for his side within 5 minutes.
“Leo” implicated player Denis Appiah in accidentally conceding his team. While trying to prevent a cunning inter-hate from the Argentine star.
Messi then sprinted the ball, firing hard into the right corner, to double his side’s lead with a third goal, his first in the League One this season, to gift his side three precious points.