Goals: Olympique Marseille – Paris Saint Germain – Played on 02/26/ 2023
Paris Saint-Germain responded, defeating Olympique de Marseille in its stadium and in the midst of its fans (3-0) in El Clasico, in the 25th round of the French League.
Paris Saint-Germain’s hat-trick, Kylian Mbappe, scored a “double” and Lionel Messi in the minutes (25, 29, and 55).
PSG raised its tally to 60 points to consolidate its lead at the summit, and avenge its loss in the stronghold of Marseille a few weeks ago in the French Cup.
As for Marseille, it neglected the opportunity to reduce the difference and ignite the competition for the title, as its score froze at 52 points in second place.
The two stars, Messi and Mbappe, lived an exceptional night in the stronghold of Marseille, where the Argentine scored his 700th goal in his club career.
As for Kylian Mbappe, he scored the 200th goal to remain the historic scorer for the Parisian club, equal to Edinson Cavani.
The scenario of the meeting turned a lot in its first half, as Marseille began with a pressing attack, and its player, Nuno Tavarez, missed more than one dangerous attempt.
Under such pressure, PSG lost defender Presnel Kempembe to injury after the quarter-hour mark, to be replaced by Danilo Pereira.
The Parisian giant passed this shock, turned things around completely in his favor, and hit his opponent with two consecutive goals in less than 4 minutes.
From a quick and organized counterattack, Mokelle started it and passed Vitinha and Danilo, and finally, Messi, who presented a gift to Mbappe, to shoot into the net.
Kylian Mbappe responded to the gift to the Argentine star with a ground pass, which Leo met with a quick touch into the net, scoring the second goal.
PSG missed 3 chances for Messi, Mbappe, and Marquinhos, which were enough to kill the match completely in favor of the guests.
Marseille was very confused, and the noise of its fans in the stands of the Velodrome subsided before it woke up to a shot from Alexis Sanchez, which Donnarumma brilliantly removed.
Saint-Germain surprised his opponent with a quick attack in the first minutes of the second half, as Mbappe missed two dangerous chances, before scoring a third goal after a wonderful pass from Messi.
Marseille tried to come back through more than one dangerous attempt by star Alexis Sanchez, but Donnarumma was vigilant and kept his net clean.
He reassured his hosts of achieving victory, to begin to revive the team by involving Zaire Emery and Juan Bernat in place of Nordi Mukele and Nuno Mendes.
As for Igor Tudor, the coach of Marseille, he resigned himself to the loss, and his team did not benefit from the substitutes, “Jonathan Kloss, Dimitri Payet, Ezzedine Onahi, and Vitnia.”
In the last minute, Donnarumma shone again by blocking a real opportunity against Marseille striker Vitinia, and Bernat responded by wasting the last chance of the match.