Goals: Paris Saint Germain – LOSC Lille – Played on 02/19/2023
Paris Saint-Germain came out of the dark tunnel by defeating its guest, Lille, with a score (4-3), today, Sunday, in the 24th round of the French League.
The Paris quartet scored “Killian Mbappe (double), Neymar Jr. and Lionel Messi, in the 12th, 17th, 87th and 95th minutes,” while the Lille hat-trick scored “Pavodi Diakite, Jonathan David and Jonathan Bamba in the 24th, 58th and 69th minutes.”
The Parisian team, its fans, and its coach lived in a very hot atmosphere, with which the outcome of the match changed more than once, before Lionel Messi settled it with a goal in stoppage time, to break Saint-Germain’s losing streak in 3 consecutive matches.
PSG raised its score to 57 points, to hold on to the top of the standings, while Lille’s balance froze at 41 points, and it threatened to lose its fifth position.
The two teams did not give each other a chance to breathe, as Messi missed a perfect opportunity in the fifth minute after a perfect pass from Neymar.
After 5 minutes, Kimpembe was involved in a fatal error by accidentally passing the ball to Canadian Jonathan David, but Donnarumma saved a certain goal.
Neymar passed a long ball to Mbappe, to dribble and hit the net, scoring the first goal, after a wonderful individual effort from the French striker.
A few minutes later, Neymar launched a quick attack, in which he cooperated with Nuno Mendes, Messi, and Vitenia, before the Brazilian star translated it with a second goal into the net.
Despite the shock, Lille did not despair, but Jonathan David almost narrowed the difference with a powerful header, which Donnarumma pushed away with difficulty after 20 minutes.
Pavodi Diakite hit the net with a header, after a cross from Andre Gomez, for the visitors to score the first goal.
The matter became more complicated for St. Germain coach Christophe Galtier by having to replace Nuno Mendes due to injury, to replace Juan Bernat.
The guests tried hard to equalise, and threatened Donnarumma’s goal with 3 attempts from Remy Capella, Angel Gomez, and Kimpembe, who almost accidentally scored in his own net.
In the last seconds, Kimpembe almost turned the scenario around with a third goal for Saint-Germain from a corner kick, which he headed next to the post.
Galte suffered a new shock in the first minutes of the second half, as he was forced to involve young striker Hugo Iketiki in place of Neymar, who suffered a sprained ankle.
Individual calamities did not come to Saint-Germain and its fans, as the referee awarded a penalty kick against Marco Verratti, from which Jonathan David scored the equalizing goal for the night.
The Parisian team was confused technically and organizationally, and its coach Christophe Galtier lost focus and control over his players, and Lille surprised him with a third goal scored by Bamba, after a wonderful long pass from Portuguese Andre Gomez.
The atmosphere was very heated, and his two players moved to save the situation with 3 substitutions at once, as Zaire Emery, Danilo Pereira, and Carlos Soler participated in the place of Pembele, Vitenia, and Fabian Ruiz.
The Parisian giant pressed with all his might, and the Lille goalkeeper saved two attempts from Mbappe and Juan Bernat, before the duo teamed up with Verratti, so that Killian scored the equalizer in deadly timing.
The excitement increased in stoppage time, as the referee awarded a free kick, and the fans cheered for Messi, begging for a rescue touch, and the Argentine star achieved what he wanted, by hitting the ball into the net, to snatch his team an exciting and hard-won victory.